There are 7 ways to get from Manila to San Jose by plane, bus, taxi, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Butuan, bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Butuan (BXU) MNL - BXU
  2. Take the bus from Butuan to Rosario

$101 - $237

Cheapest option

Fly to Davao, bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Davao (DVO) MNL - DVO
  2. Take the bus from Abreeza to Monyako
  3. Take the bus from Monyako to Mangagoy

$48 - $200

5 alternative options

Fly to Cagayan, taxi  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Cagayan (CGY) MNL - CGY
  2. Take a taxi from Cagayan to San Jose

$163 - $314

Car ferry, taxi  •  37 h 21 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Nasipit Pier, Butuan Manila
  2. Take a taxi from Nasipit Pier, Butuan to San Jose

$86 - $119

Bus and ferry, bus, taxi  •  39 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Davao
  2. Take the bus from Abreeza to Monyako
  3. Take a taxi from Monyako to San Jose

$68 - $106

Car ferry, bus  •  46 h 45 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Cagayan De Oro Port
  2. Take the bus from Agora, Cagayan de Oro to Davao City
  3. Take the bus from Davao City to Mangagoy

$49 - $80

Drive  •  35 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Manila to San Jose 851 miles

$110 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila to San Jose is to car ferry and bus which costs ₱2,600 - ₱4,300 and takes 46 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to San Jose is to fly and bus which costs ₱5,000 - ₱13,000 and takes 7 h 32 min.

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The distance between Manila and San Jose is 923 km. The road distance is 1361.6 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to get from Manila to San Jose, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and San Jose, Caraga, Philippines?

There is no direct connection from Manila to San Jose. However, you can take the train to Gil Puyat LRT, take the walk to Jam Liner/Atrium, take the Airport Bus to NAIA Terminal 2, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to Butuan, take the taxi to Butuan, take the bus to Rosario, then take the taxi to San Jose. Alternatively, you can take the train to Gil Puyat LRT, take the walk to Jam Liner/Atrium, take the Airport Bus to NAIA Terminal 2, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to Davao, take the taxi to Abreeza, take the bus to Monyako, take the bus to Mangagoy, then take the taxi to San Jose.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Butuan
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Manila to Davao via Bacolod
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Manila to Davao via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Manila to Cagayan
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Manila to Cagayan via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Butuan
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Manila to Cagayan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Manila to Davao via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Bus operators
Bachelor Express
Phone
+63(082) 285-6486
Bus from Butuan to Rosario
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Bus from Monyako to Mangagoy
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Bus from Davao City to Mangagoy
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Davao Metro Shuttle
Website
davaometroshuttle.com
Bus from Abreeza to Monyako
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
davaometroshuttle.com
Philtranco
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Davao
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
philtranco.net
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from Agora, Cagayan de Oro to Davao City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Manila to Nasipit Pier, Butuan
Ave. Duration
34 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$35 - $50
Tourist Class
$45 - $55
Cabin for 4
$45 - $55
Stateroom for 2
$105 - $115
Suiteroom for 2
$122
Car ferry from Manila to Cagayan De Oro Port
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$36
Super Value Class
$36
Tourist Class
$41
Cabin
$57
Stateroom for 2
$122
Suiteroom for 2
$126
Other operators
Taxi from Cagayan to San Jose
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Cagayan de Oro First Taxi Drivers Alliance (Cafitada)
Phone
+63 927 631 9852

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