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

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Recommended option

Fly to Manila  •  2h 54m

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

$78 - $144

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  43h 16m

  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  •  8h 49m

  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, bus and ferry  •  38h 14m

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

$84 - $122

Taxi, car ferry  •  39h 40m

  1. Take a taxi from South Cotabato to Cagayan De Oro
  2. Take the car ferry from Cagayan De Oro Port to Manila Cagayan De Oro

$131 - $174

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 0h

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

$62 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Cotabato to Manila is to bus and car ferry which costs ₱2,800 - ₱4,700 and takes 43h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from South Cotabato to Manila is to fly which costs ₱4,100 - ₱8,000 and takes 2h 54m.

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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 bus and ferry which takes 38h 14m and costs ₱4,500 - ₱7,000.

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It takes approximately 2h 54m 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 1h 55m.

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

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There are 2895+ hotels available in Manila. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Cotabato to General Santos Airport is to taxi which takes 30m and costs ₱500 - ₱650.

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Map of how to get from South Cotabato to Manila.
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  • Distance: 642 miles
  • Duration: 2h 54m

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

Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines fly from South Cotabato to Manila every 4 hours.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from General Santos to Manila
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from General Santos to Manila via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from General Santos to Manila via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from General Santos to Clark International via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from General Santos to Clark International via Manila, Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from General Santos to Clark International via Iloilo, Davao
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from General Santos to Manila
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from General Santos to Manila via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from General Santos to Clark International via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from General Santos to Clark International via Mactan–Cebu, Boracay
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from General Santos to Clark International via Mactan–Cebu, Sayak
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from General Santos to Clark International via Iloilo, Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Bus operators
Philtranco
Phone
(632) 851-8077 to 79
Email
marketing@philtranco.com.ph
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Davao to Philtranco Pasay
Ave. Duration
34h
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
5h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Yellow Bus Lines
Phone
(63) (83) 228-2511
Email
customerservice.ybl@yahoo.com
Website
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bus from YBL General Santos to Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h
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
18h
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
22h
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 Port to Manila
Ave. Duration
34h 1m
Frequency
3 times 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 Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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