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

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Fly  •  3h 43m

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

₱1,730 - ₱10,052

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Car ferry  •  44h

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Zamboanga Manila

₱1,000 - ₱3,500

1 alternative option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 11h

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

₱2,768 - ₱4,002

Manila → Zamboanga
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The COVID-19 helpline number in Zamboanga is 02 894-26843.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zamboanga is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zamboanga is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus hotline on 02 894-26843.

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The cheapest way to get from Manila to Zamboanga is to car ferry which costs ₱1,000 - ₱3,500 and takes 44h.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Zamboanga is to fly which costs ₱1,700 - ₱11,000 and takes 3h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Manila and arriving at Zamboanga. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 44h.

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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 44h and costs ₱1,000 - ₱3,500.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m 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 1h 40m.

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

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There are six+ hotels available in Zamboanga. Prices start at ₱5,000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Zamboanga.
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  • Distance: 863.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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

AirAsia Philippines, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines fly from Manila to Zamboanga 5 times a day.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,400 - ₱11,000
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₱2,500 - ₱11,000
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
₱2,700 - ₱10,000
Bus operators
Philtranco
Phone
(632) 851-8077 to 79
Email
marketing@philtranco.com.ph
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Cagayan De Oro
Ave. Duration
45h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₱2,100 - ₱3,000
Schedules at
philtranco.net
Book at
iwantseats.com
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Cagayan de Oro to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
₱550 - ₱850
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book 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
44h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₱1,000 - ₱3,500
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
12go.asia
Super Value Class
₱1,000 - ₱1,500
Mega Value Class
₱1,500 - ₱2,000
Tourist Class
₱2,100 - ₱2,900
Cabin for 4
₱3,000 - ₱3,500

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