There are 6 ways to get from South Cotabato to Manila by plane, bus, taxi, 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 Manila  •  3 h 6 min

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

$78 - $144

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  42 h 15 min

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

$53 - $87

4 alternative options

Fly to Clark International, bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from General Santos (GES) to Clark International (CRK) GES - CRK
  2. Take the bus from Clark International Airport to Trinoma

$110 - $409

Taxi, car ferry  •  24 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Cotabato to Cagayan de Oro
  2. Take the car ferry from Cagayan de Oro to Cebu City
  3. Take the car ferry from Cebu to Manila

$139 - $189

Taxi, bus and ferry  •  39 h 6 min

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

$85 - $123

Bus, busferry  •  45 h 4 min

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

$62 - $80

Questions & Answers

The distance between South Cotabato and Manila is 1027 km.

The best way to get from South Cotabato to Manila without a car is to taxi and car ferry which takes 24 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from South Cotabato to Manila, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from General Santos Airport to Manila Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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

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There are 3033+ hotels available in Manila. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Cotabato to General Santos Airport is to taxi which takes 30 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from South Cotabato to Manila.
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  • Distance: 642 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

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

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

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from General Santos to Manila
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from General Santos to Manila via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from General Santos to Clark International via Cebu
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from General Santos to Clark International via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from General Santos to Clark International via Iloilo, Davao
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from General Santos to Manila
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from General Santos to Manila via Cebu
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from General Santos to Clark International via Cebu
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from General Santos to Clark International via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from General Santos to Clark International via Manila, Tagbilaran
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Bus operators
Philtranco
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Davao to Philtranco Pasay
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 Tacurong to Agora, Cagayan de Oro
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Yellow Bus Lines
Website
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bus from YBL General Santos to Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bachelor Express
Phone
+63(082) 285-6486
Bus and ferry from Davao City to Ormoc
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
Pintados Bus
Website
phbus.com
Bus from Ormoc to Manila Cubao
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
bicolisarog.com
Book at
bicolisarog.com
Ferry operators
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Cagayan de Oro to Cebu City
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$21
Super Value Class
$21
Tourist Class
$22
Cabin for 4
$25
Stateroom for 2
$67
Suiteroom for 2
$89
Car ferry from Cebu to Manila
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$22 - $45
Super Value Class
$26 - $30
Tourist Class
$30 - $45
Cabin for 4
$30 - $45
Cabin for 6
$35 - $50
Stateroom for 2
$95 - $105
Suiteroom for 2
$100 - $105
Car ferry from Cagayan De Oro Port to Manila
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Twice 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 South Cotabato to Cagayan de Oro
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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