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Manila Airport (MNL)

Flights from Australia to Manila will disembark at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) is the main airport serving Manila and its surrounding areas. Commonly referred to as Manila International, the airport is made up of four terminals and is a major hub for Cebu Pacific.

Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Book your Manila Airport accommodation.

Getting to Manila

There are several airlines that offer flights to Manila from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney or Melbourne take around eight hours. There are also flights that include a stopover in Taipei, Bangkok and Singapore. Flights from Perth via Sydney, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur take between 11 and 20 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Taipei, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur take between 15 and 20 hours depending on the stopover.

Airlines that fly to Manila

Airlines that offer cheap flights to Manila from Australia include:

For more on Manila vacations check out our Manila travel guide or view our range of Manila vacation packages that include flights, accommodation and often other extras like tours or car hire.

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In 1571 the Spanish conquistador, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, established Manila as a colony of Spain, a control that remained in place until 1898. Despite extensive damage during WWII and dozens of destructive earthquakes, the Spanish legacy remains in the distinctive architecture scattered throughout the city. Explore the remnants of the original Spanish settlement at Intramuros, including Plaza de Roma and Fort Santiago.

Manila: CathedralCathedral in Intramuros

To appreciate the spectacular location on Manila Bay, which feeds out to the South China Sea, wander along the recently renovated Baywalk. It's best to visit late afternoon for the gorgeous sunsets. Once you've appreciated the natural beauty, consider viewing the architectural splendor including the Malacañang Palace, the official residence of the Philippine President and the Manila Hotel, a classic example of architecture from the American colonial period. General Douglas MacArthur was based at the Hotel during World War II until the Japanese occupation. The art deco Manila Metropolitan Theater opened in 1931 has recently undergone extensive renovations to restore the structure to its former glory.

Manila: CityscapeManila Cityscape

If you enjoy museums then consider wandering through the National Museum of the Philippines, which has an astonishing collection of art, archaeology and zoology. On the other hand, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila is the city's premiere art gallery with art covering everything from tradition through to Hispanic and modern. With our cheap flights to Manila you can explore these museums and more in the Philippine capital.

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