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

  1. MNL - GES

$77 - $146

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus, taxi  •  43 h 24 min

$62 - $92

4 alternative options

Fly to Davao, bus, taxi  •  7 h 34 min

  1. MNL - DVO

$71 - $230

Fly to Cotabato, taxi  •  5 h 39 min

  1. MNL - CBO

$118 - $399

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

$77 - $127

Car ferry, taxi  •  39 h 9 min

  1. Manila

$131 - $177

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

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific fly from Manila to South Cotabato every 4 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 Cebu
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
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, 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 Davao via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Manila to Cotabato
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
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 15 min
When
Every day
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 Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Manila to Cotabato
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 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
Davao Metro Shuttle
Website
davaometroshuttle.com
Bus from Davao City to Sulop
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
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
Book 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 - $80
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
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 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
$42
Cabin
$57
Stateroom for 2
$123
Suiteroom for 2
$128
Other operators
Taxi from Sulop to South Cotabato
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Estimated price
$27 - $35

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manila and South Cotabato is 1027 km.

The cheapest way to get from Manila to South Cotabato is to car ferry and bus and taxi which costs ₱3,200 - ₱4,900 and takes 43 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Manila to South Cotabato is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs ₱4,000 - ₱8,000.

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