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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Manila

Los Angeles (LAX) to Manila (MNL)

Typically, flights to Manila from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl, which has an average price of $718

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO MANILA FROM LOS ANGELESSeptember19% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Manila costs on average just $585 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO MANILA FROM LOS ANGELESDecember57% more expensiveIt costs about $1,125 for flights to Manila from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO MANILA FROM LOS ANGELESDecember628% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Manila from Los Angeles in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Manila?

The cosmopolitan city of Manila promises a beautiful bayside location and an impressive blend of cultures. Visitors are often overwhelmed by Manila’s traffic and urban sprawl. However, the city offers a generous choice of tourist-friendly accommodation and attractions. Manila experiences a typical tropical climate with distinct wet-dry seasons. At times, there is an overlap of a month or 2 between the seasons. June – November is officially the wet season, characterized by heavy rains and serial typhoons. However, the rains are not constant, and rarely impact travel plans. If you visit in the wet season, you will find less crowds and a lush, green landscape. From March – May, the weather is hot and humid and average temperatures soar as high as 95 degrees Fahrenheit. From late November – early March, the weather is dry and average temperatures are around 80 – 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a good time to explore the city and its surrounding islands.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Manila?

    The cheapest month to fly to Manila from United States is in March. Flight prices, which tend to average around $679, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you are unable to visit Manila during the month of March, then departing from United States during the month September is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $701.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Manila?

    In general, most travelers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Manila is about 56 days prior to their departure date when tickets on average are $799. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from United States to Manila for as low as $732.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Manila?

    Our data shows that Tuesday is the least expensive day to fly to Manila. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as $780. The most expensive day to fly to Manila is Saturday, with ticket prices averaging around $842.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Manila?

    The cheapest time of day to fly to Manila is in the afternoon when flights can be purchased for as low as $554. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Manila is in the evening when prices are around $806.

  • What is there to do in Manila when it’s raining?

    When planning your flight to Manila, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of June, July, or August could carry a higher chance of rain, as Manila sees up to 5.1 inches or more. There are still things to do in Manila even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. For those looking to get out of the rain and do a little shopping, check out SM Mall of Asia. Popular options when the weather doesn’t cooperate are indoor, family-friendly attractions like aquariums. Manila has Manila Ocean Park nearby for tourists looking for something to do while avoiding the poor weather.

  • Are there any amusement parks near Manila?

    Manila Ocean Park is an amusement park near Manila, and is a perfect place to go enjoy a beautiful day with the family. Consider planning your trip to Manila for the months of May if you have interest in visiting amusement or water parks. Flights to Manila are very popular around then, and it is recommended that you plan early.


Can I fly to Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl from United States right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United States to Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

Most visitors from United States will not be allowed to enter Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United States are not required to quarantine after entering Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl.

Can I fly back to United States from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl?

Returning to United States from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to United States.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl are not required to quarantine after entering United States.

If you are planning to travel to Manila at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Manila flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Manila found recently by users on momondo
EVA Air
Apr 10
LAX8:05 pmLos Angeles
20h 35m
1 stop
MNL4:40 pmManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Apr 14
MNL8:40 amManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
18h 30m
1 stop
LAX3:10 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Apr 3
EWR2:05 pmNewark
42h 30m
2 stops
MNL8:35 amManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Oct 3
MNL2:00 pmManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
58h 49m
2 stops
EWR12:49 amNewark
Multiple Airlines
Apr 13
EWR2:00 amNewark
26h 40m
2 stops
MNL4:40 amManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Sep 21
MNL1:50 amManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
46h 59m
2 stops
EWR12:49 amNewark
Multiple Airlines
Apr 4
EWR2:00 amNewark
27h 55m
2 stops
MNL5:55 amManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Oct 3
MNL1:50 amManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
46h 59m
2 stops
EWR12:49 amNewark
Multiple Airlines
Apr 12
EWR2:05 pmNewark
42h 30m
2 stops
MNL8:35 amManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Sep 21
MNL1:50 amManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
28h 43m
2 stops
EWR6:33 amNewark
Multiple Airlines
Apr 4
LAX4:55 amLos Angeles
22h 55m
3 stops
MNL3:50 amManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Apr 21
MNL10:40 amManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
22h 20m
2 stops
LAX9:00 amLos Angeles

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Manila

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Manila, view some of our deals below provided by EVA Air, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines
Multiple Airlines
Jul 13
LAX7:00 amLos Angeles
23h 30m
1 stop
MNL6:30 amManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jul 5
LAX7:00 amLos Angeles
39h 10m
1 stop
MNL10:10 pmManila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jun 16
LAX8:55 pmLos Angeles
32h 40m
2 stops
MNL5:35 amManila Ninoy Aquino Intl

Which airlines fly to Manila?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Manila
  • Which airlines fly to Manila?

    Based on our data, the most popular airlines that fly to Manila from United States are Philippine Airlines, EVA Air, Asiana Airlines and Korean Air. There may also be other airline options depending on where in United States you’re flying from.


Airports near Manila

Below you will find all the airports in Manila along with the distance from the city center

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)

Also known as Manila International Airport, MNL is located around 9 miles from the City of Manila. There are several options to travel from the airport to the city center. To travel between the various terminals, MNL offers the Airport Loop, a paid shuttle system with vehicles departing every 15 minutes.

Buses

The airport is served by several city bus routes that take you to various parts of Metro Manila. Visitors arriving at MNL should look for buses with ‘MIA/6-11/Tambo’ signboard posted on the dashboard. Bus fares start at approximately ₱12.00 PHP and ply though Terminals 1 and 2. For Terminal 3, you will be able to use the jeepney. Ultimate Bus Experience (UBE Express) offers bus transportation service connecting all the airport terminals with several hotels located in the City of Manila, as well as neighboring Makati, Pasay, and Parañaque. Fares range from ₱200.00 PHP – ₱300.00 PHP per person.

Trains

The Airport Loop shuttle transports arriving passengers from all terminals to the EDSA-Taft LRT station for a fare of ₱20.00 PHP. The journey takes anywhere between 20 – 40 minutes depending on traffic. From here you can ride the LRT Line #1 to Central Terminal LRT station in the City of Manila. Trains arrive every 5 minutes. The one-way fare is ₱20.00 PHP and the ride takes 15 minutes.

Taxis

Official, metered or pre-booked taxis from the airport terminals to City of Manila charge approximately ₱185.00 PHP – ₱200.00 PHP. The ride can take anywhere between 30 – 60 minutes depending on traffic. Ride share with Uber is also available from the airport.

Car rentals

Several leading car rental companies are present at the airport. You can also look for deals on car rentals with momondo.

Which airports operate US flights to Manila?

There are various large airports within the United States that have flights to Manila International Airport (MNL). From New York, you can fly out of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The journey is around 17 hours long. There are also flights offered to Clark International Airport in Angeles, a city in the neighboring region to where Manila is located in the Philippines.You can also get to Manila from the United States departing from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or the Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). The trips are about 14 hours and 30 minutes and 10 hours and 45 minutes long respectively.


Popular routes to Manila

Most frequently searched flights to Manila along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Los Angeles to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time14h 30m
Cheapest price$763
San Francisco to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time14h 00m
Cheapest price$785
Chicago to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time21h 15m
Cheapest price$825
New York to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time23h 46m
Cheapest price$740
Seattle to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time16h 45m
Cheapest price$757
San Jose to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time17h 50m
Cheapest price$776
Ontario to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time21h 40m
Cheapest price$1,321
Washington to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time25h 10m
Cheapest price$808
Honolulu to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time10h 50m
Cheapest price$666
Dallas to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time23h 14m
Cheapest price$1,140
Oakland, California to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time24h 33m
Cheapest price$1,199
Houston to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time21h 30m
Cheapest price$744
Las Vegas to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time20h 29m
Cheapest price$841
Orlando to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time24h 55m
Cheapest price$1,059
Boston to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time25h 10m
Cheapest price$744
San Diego to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time22h 55m
Cheapest price$939
Atlanta to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time20h 50m
Cheapest price$919
Dubai to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time8h 35m
Cheapest price$539
Portland to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time18h 35m
Cheapest price$909
Tokyo to Manila Flights
Fastest flight time4h 50m
Cheapest price$455

How to travel around Manila

Manila is a busy and sprawling city with a fairly well developed public transportation system. The best way to get around in the city is to rely on the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) that connect most of the popular tourist attractions and shopping destinations in the city. Fares are based on distance traveled, and range from ₱15.00 PHP – ₱25.00 PHP. When exploring Manila, remember that as long as you can see an MRT or LRT line, you will not be lost.

Metered taxis are available everywhere and you can hail a taxi anywhere on the streets. You can also rely on the app-based services such as Uber. To cover shorter distances, try a ride in one of the colorful jeepneys which are one of the key modes of public transportation in the Philippines. Jeepney fares start at ₱7.50 PHP for the first 4 kilometers. With constant traffic jams, gridlocks, and aggressive driving style of locals, it is best if you can avoid driving in the city and rely on other modes of transportation.


Visa requirements for visiting Manila

U.S. citizens do not need a visa to visit Philippines for up to 30 days. For foreign nationals, please check the Republic of the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs website.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Manila?

Traveling as a US citizen to Manila in the Philippines, you will be required to present a passport. The passport must be in the same name as the boarding ticket. Your US passport must be valid for at least six months after your planned departure date from the Philippines. As for the visa requirements to enter Manila, US citizens must obtain a visa prior to entry in the Philippines. The tourist visa allows you to stay in the Philippines for up to 60 days. The process of obtaining it takes about 10 business days and requires paying a fee.


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Best things to do and see in Manila

Things to do and places of interest in Manila

Manila, also called the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, is a typical Asian megacity that moves at a hectic pace. The newer and developed parts of the city feature glossy high-rises and contemporary architecture which stand in stark contrast to the shanty towns in the less developed parts of the city. However, its rich culture and heritage reflects in its many monuments, museums and parks, which are a ‘must-see’ when you travel to Manila.

  • Visit the popular tourist attractions such as Malacañang Palace, Greenbelt Chapel, Ayala Museum, National Museum of The Philippines, Museum of the Filipino People, National Library of the Philippines, and Manila Metropolitan Theatre.
  • Admire the architectural styles of old Roman Catholic churches such as Quiapo Church, San Sebastian Church, and San Agustin Church.
  • Enjoy a stroll in the Washington Sycip Park or put on your hiking boots and enjoy the beautiful trails of Arroceros Forest Park.
  • If you’re traveling with kids, visit Rizal Park, Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden, Museo Pambata children’s museum, and Manila Ocean Park.
  • Go on a walking trip to the Intramuros to explore the historic sites within the walled Spanish settlement.
  • Stroll along the lively seaside promenade, The Baywalk, in Malate, and stop by for a drink or meal at the open-air cafés and eateries that line the promenade.
  • Indulge in retail therapy at Bonifacio High Street in Fort Bonifacio or Glorietta mall or Greenbelt mall, both housed in the Ayala Center complex. Also make a trip to street markets such as Divisoria Market, San Andres Market, and Baclaran Market.

Tips and tricks for visiting Manila

Travel safe

Manila is a developing city and certain parts of the city are prone to petty thefts. Try to stay within the tourist-friendly locations, watch out for your personal belongings in crowded, public places, and if you are out in the night, try to avoid secluded, unlit streets. Avoid drinking tap water and ice from street vendors. It’s best if you purchase bottled water at your hotel as well as when you move around exploring the city.

Which airlines fly directly from the USA to Manila?

Currently, there is only one airline that offers direct flights to Manila from the United States. This airline is Philippine Airlines and has journeys from the United States daily. The direct flights with Philippine Airlines to Manila depart from John F Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. These flights to Manila depart from their city of origin at different times of the day. Due to the extensive time difference, the flights always arrive in Manila the following day.

What are the stopover options between the US to Manila?

If you’re not able to get one of the direct flights to Manila from the United States, there are various options with one or two layovers in between. Depending on where you’re departing from, choosing a flight with at least one layover may make your ticket cheaper. For example, if you fly from Los Angeles to Manila on the more affordable airfare, you’ll have a layover in Doha International Airport. However, this option adds about 20 hours to your total journey. You can also find trips from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) that fly with Japan Airlines and have a stopover in Tokyo Narita Airport. These flights are about 20 hours long including the stopover time in Japan.