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Welcome to Manila International Airport

The airport is situated four miles (7km) south of the centre of Manila.

Information & Facts

Airport Taxis

There are numerous taxis available outside the airport, but it is best to book one before leaving the airport at one of the Taxi Offices. On presentation of a receipt at the desk outside the airport, an attendant will organise an official metered taxi.

Car Parking

Short and long-term parking is available.

Car Rental

Car rental is available from Europcar, Avis, Hertz and National desks at the airport.

City Transfers

Train: The Metro-Rail Transit station at Baclaran is 3 miles (5km) from the airport, and trains run regularly between 5am and 10pm. There is an airport shuttle that operates between the Terminal 3 and the station for PHP 20, or you can take a taxi or jeepney.

Taxi: Yellow taxi cabs leave from the stands outside each terminal. They charge a flagdown rate of PHP 70 in addition to a fee of PHP 4 per 250m. Coupon taxis, with desks in the terminals, charge a flat rate depending on the destination and are often cheaper.

Bus: There is an airport bus service that travels to the city centre every 15 minutes or so for about PHP 50. There's also a city bus service that leaves from outside the arrivals areas of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.


Tel: +63 (0)2 833 1180.

Departure Tax
P750 (international), P200 (domestic).

Passenger services at Manila airport include shops, restaurants and bars; ATMs, banks with currency exchange, left-luggage and postal services. The airport is hot and uncomfortable, however there is an excellent lounge, the Manila Lounge, which offers showers, clean toilets, drinks, magazines and newspapers for only US$11, or free for Diners Club members.

The official language of the Philippines is Filipino, but English is widely spoken. Tagalog is the most predominant of the many dialects or local languages spoken throughout the islands.

The currency of the Philippines is the Peso (PHP), which is divided into 100 centavos. Major credit cards are widely accepted in the cities and tourist destinations. Banks do not always accept travellers cheques, but a receipt of purchase is useful. ATMs are available in the major cities. US dollars are widely accepted in Manila and other tourist areas and are the easiest currency to exchange; otherwise Euros and Pounds Sterling can also be exchanged in banks and hotels. Banks open from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, but their ATMs are open 24 hours. It is best to carry pesos when travelling outside of major centres.

Terminal Transfers

There are four terminals - Terminal 1, Terminal 2 (also called the Centennial Terminal), Terminal 3 and Terminal 4. Most international flights go through Terminal 1 and a few through 3, while Terminal 2 is used exclusively by Phillipine Airlines. Terminal 4 handles domestic flights. There is a free airport shuttle bus between terminals for passengers catching connecting flights, otherwise you'll need to pay a fee to use the HMG transport shuttle service. You can also catch the colourful "jeepneys", or decorated US Army jeeps, around the airport or into town.

Local time is GMT +8.
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