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

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 General Santos  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to General Santos (GES) MNL - GES

$77 - $146

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  41 h 55 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Cagayan De Oro Port Manila
  2. Take the bus from Agora, Cagayan de Oro to Tacurong

$53 - $84

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Fly to Cotabato, taxi  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Cotabato (CBO) MNL - CBO
  2. Take a taxi from Cotabato to South Cotabato

$113 - $399

Fly to Davao, bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Davao (DVO) MNL - DVO
  2. Take the bus from Davao City to Digos
  3. Take the bus from Digos City to YBL General Santos

$57 - $209

Bus and ferry, taxi  •  38 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Davao
  2. Take a taxi from Santa Cruz to South Cotabato

$82 - $126

Car ferry, taxi  •  39 h 9 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Cagayan De Oro Port Manila
  2. Take a taxi from Cagayan De Oro to South Cotabato

$130 - $176

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Manila Cubao to Ormoc
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ormoc to Davao City
  3. Take the bus from Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal to YBL General Santos

$60 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila to South Cotabato is to car ferry and bus which costs ₱2,800 - ₱4,600 and takes 41 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to South Cotabato is to fly which costs ₱4,100 - ₱8,000 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Manila and South Cotabato is 1027 km.

The best way to get from Manila to South Cotabato without a car is to bus and ferry and taxi which takes 38 h 37 min and costs ₱4,400 - ₱7,000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Manila to South Cotabato, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to General Santos Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific offer flights from Manila Airport to General Santos Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in South Cotabato. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to South Cotabato.
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  • Distance: 642 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and South Cotabato, Philippines?

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific fly from Manila to South Cotabato every 3 hours.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to General Santos
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Manila to General Santos via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Manila to General Santos via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Manila to Cotabato
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Manila to Davao via Bacolod–Silay
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Manila to Davao via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to General Santos
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Manila to General Santos via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Manila to General Santos via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Manila to Cotabato
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Manila to Davao via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Bus operators
Davao Metro Shuttle
Phone
+6382.2992961,+63922.8382416
Email
admin@davaometroshuttle.com
Website
davaometroshuttle.com
Bus from Davao City to Digos
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
davaometroshuttle.com
Yellow Bus Lines
Phone
(63) (83) 228-2511
Email
customerservice.ybl@yahoo.com
Website
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bus from Davao Ecoland Bus Terminal to Digos
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bus from Digos City to YBL General Santos
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bus from Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal to YBL General Santos
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Philtranco
Phone
(632) 851-8077 to 79
Email
marketing@philtranco.com.ph
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Davao
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Tacurong
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Pintados Bus
Website
phbus.com
Bus from Manila Cubao to Ormoc
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
bicolisarog.com
Book at
bicolisarog.com
Bachelor Express
Phone
+63(082) 285-6486
Bus and ferry from Ormoc to Davao City
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
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 Cagayan De Oro Port
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$36
Super Value Class
$36
Tourist Class
$41
Cabin
$56
Stateroom for 2
$121
Suiteroom for 2
$125
Other operators
Taxi from Cotabato to South Cotabato
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55

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