There are 3 ways to get from Manila to Zamboanga by plane, car ferry, bus and ferry or bus

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Fly  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Zamboanga (ZAM) MNL - ZAM

$63 - $99

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  42 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Zamboanga Manila

$50 - $85

1 alternative option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  45 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Cagayan De Oro
  2. Take the bus from Cagayan de Oro to Zamboanga

$57 - $90

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Zamboanga is to fly which costs ₱3,400 - ₱5,500 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Manila and arriving at Zamboanga. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 42 h.

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The distance between Manila and Zamboanga is 864 km.

The best way to get from Manila to Zamboanga without a car is to car ferry which takes 42 h and costs ₱2,800 - ₱4,500.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Manila to Zamboanga, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to Zamboanga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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There are four+ hotels available in Zamboanga. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Zamboanga.
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  • Distance: 539.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and Zamboanga, Philippines?

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

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Manila to Zamboanga via Cebu
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Flights from Manila to Zamboanga via Davao
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Bus operators
Philtranco
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Cagayan De Oro
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
philtranco.net
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from Cagayan de Oro to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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 Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
42 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Super Value Class
$50 - $70
Mega Value Class
$50 - $70
Tourist Class
$50 - $75
Cabin for 4
$70 - $85
Stateroom for 2
$140 - $170
Suiteroom for 2
$150 - $170

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