There are 6 ways to get from Manila to South Cotabato by plane, taxi, bus, car ferry or bus and 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 16 min

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

$77 - $146

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  42 h

  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

4 alternative options

Fly to Cotabato, taxi  •  5 h 39 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 10 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 - $210

Car ferry, taxi  •  29 h 48 min

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

$176 - $224

Bus and ferry, bus, taxi  •  38 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Davao
  2. Take the bus from Davao City to Digos
  3. Take a taxi from Digos to South Cotabato

$77 - $122

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila to South Cotabato is to car ferry and bus which costs ₱2,800 - ₱4,500 and takes 42 h.

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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 16 min.

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The distance between Manila and South Cotabato is 1027 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Manila to South Cotabato, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Manila to South Cotabato without a car is to car ferry and taxi which takes 29 h 48 min and costs ₱9,000 - ₱12,000.

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Map of how to get from Manila to South Cotabato.
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  • Distance: 642 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 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
3 h 48 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Manila to General Santos via Cebu
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Manila to Cotabato
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 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
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 Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Manila to General Santos via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 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 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Bus operators
Davao Metro Shuttle
Website
davaometroshuttle.com
Bus from Davao City to Digos
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
davaometroshuttle.com
Yellow Bus Lines
Website
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bus from Davao Ecoland Bus Terminal to Digos
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
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 Tacurong
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
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
22 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 Cotabato to South Cotabato
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55

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