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Flights to Philippines in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average priceRM 639Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip fromRM 569From Kuala Lumpur to Philippines
One-way fromRM 41One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Philippines

Cheapest prices for Philippines flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Philippines found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
RM 666
February
RM 618
March
RM 620
April
RM 696
May
RM 659
June
RM 610
July
RM 649
August
RM 629
September
RM 617
October
RM 616
November
RM 658
December
RM 801
Currently, June is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Philippines. Flying to Philippines in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Philippines?

Average Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
MY1 - MNL
Price
RM 610 - RM 1,100
MNL
Temperature
30 - 34 °C
MNL
Rainfall
17 - 381 mm
June is typically the best time to fly to Philippines, but there are other times where great deals are available. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Philippines, the warmest period tends to be April, with the wettest being August.

When is the best time to book a flight to Philippines?

Booking 57 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Philippines. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Philippines?

Friday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Philippines. Flying on Tuesday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Philippines?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Philippines. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

With more than 7,000 islands making up the Philippines, the hardest decision will be which ones to visit. Manila is capital and main island groups are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. A Catholic country, its people are warm, hospitable and family-minded; its cuisine a delicious blend of Chinese, Spanish, Mexican, Japanese, Indonesian and Indian.

The islands have several international gateways. Ninoy Aquino is the airport at which many flights to the Philippines (and its capital Manila) land. Mactan in Cebu handles flights from Japan, Singapore, and Australia, Davao – regular flights from Indonesia and Singapore.

Manila, on Luzon, boasts one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world. Intramuros, the walled city, covering almost 160 acres, was built by the Spanish in 1571. Damaged during the Second World War, restoration work was started by Imelda Marcos, of shoe fame. Manila Cathedral is at the centre and Fort Santiago at the northwestern tip. Its colourful Chinatown is north of the Pasig river.

The islands have some of the best diving. Internationally recognised spots include Tubbataha Reef; Malapascua Island (Cebu); Balicasag Island (Bohol); Anilao, Batangas; and Puerto Galera (Mindoro).

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Philippines climate

The Philippines have a tropical climate, which varies by region. The dry season runs from November to April, and the wet season from May to October. Northern islands such as Baguio and Luzon, as well as the centre, have temperatures between 16 and 32 degrees during the wet season. The temperature range drops a bit in the dry season, ranging between 13 and 23 degrees. Typhoon season lasts from June to December.

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When is the best time to fly to Philippines?

Peak season:

The best time to search for cheap flights to the Philippines and visit the northern and central islands is during the dry season when the days are clear and bright and rainfall is minimal.

The south (Davao) has no distinct wet or dry seasons. Weather is constant year-round and temperatures are about 23-32 degrees. There is no bad time to visit this part of the Philippines.

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Getting around Philippines

The flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, flies domestically as well as internationally. It links Manila with 19 destinations including Naga, Cebu, Butuan, Davao, Zamboanga and Puerto Princesa.

Other airlines offering domestic flights include Air Philippines, Air Philippines, Cebu Pacific and Asian Spirit Airlines. Charter (helicopter and small-to-medium sized airplanes) flights are also available.

Ferry services connect the islands while cruise liners dock at the port of Manila.

Philippine National Railways operates the Metrotren. It stretches south to Carmona and Cavite and north to Meycauayan, Bulacan. In Metro Manila, the Light Railway Transit runs from Caloocan to Baclaran.

Other ways of getting around the country include taxis, buses, trikes and the jeepney. The jeepney is a classic, inspired by the American World War II army jeeps. When the American soldiers left the Philippines, surplus jeeps were sold or given to local people. The stripped-down jeeps were fitted with seats, decorated with ornaments and painted in bright colours.

The calesa is a rather touristy way of getting around. It is a traditional horse-drawn carriage brightly decorated that was introduced during the years that Spain was ruler.

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Cheap flights to Philippines in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MNL flights for May, June
11 Jun - 11 Jun
RM 1,328pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Malaysia Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
11 Jun - 11 Jun
RM 1,674pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
21 Jun - 27 Jul
RM 1,835pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Philippines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Philippines found for this year
29 Dec - 25 Jan
RM 367pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Cebu Pacific
Direct
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Cebu Pacific
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
26 Dec - 5 Jan
RM 491pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Cebu Pacific
Direct
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Cebu Pacific
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
26 Dec - 4 Jan
RM 680pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
AirAsia
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Last minute flights to Philippines

Late deals on return flights to Philippines, departing today and this week
20 May - 21 May
RM 3,307pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Jetstar Asia
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
20 May - 21 May
RM 5,913pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
20 May - 21 May
RM 6,985pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

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