Manila International Airport

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)


The largest airport and primary gateway to the Philippines, Ninoy Aquino International Airport is a huge facility serving roughly 27 million passengers each year. Situated 4.3 miles (7km) south of Manila, the airport serves as a hub for all of the Philippines.

Despite its popularity, international flights to Ninoy Aquino International Airport go through Terminal 1, which is an old facility considered among the worst in Asia. Crowded and hot, the terminal is confusing to navigate and operates over capacity. Hopefully this will improve in the future as international flights are shifted to the modern Terminal 3.

Flights to Ninoy Aquino International Airport come in from major cities all over Asia and Oceania, and there are a few long-haul flights to destinations like Detroit, Dubai and Amsterdam.


The airport is situated eight miles (13km) south of the centre of Manila.

Getting to the city

The Metro-Rail Transit station at Baclaran is nearby the airport, and trains run regularly; there is an airport shuttle that operates between the airport and the station. There's also a city bus service that leaves from outside the arrivals areas of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.


GMT +8.


Tel: +63 (0)2 833 1180.

Car rental

Car rental is available from Europcar, Avis, Hertz and National desks, among others.

Airport Taxis

Yellow metered taxi cabs leave from the stands outside each terminal.

Transfer between terminals

There is a free airport shuttle bus between terminals for passengers catching connecting flights; otherwise, travellers need to pay a fee to use the HMG transport shuttle.


Passenger services at Manila airport include shops, restaurants and bars, ATMs, banks with currency exchange, left-luggage and postal services.


Short-term parking is available in front of international Terminal 1 and 2. Long-term parking is available in front of the domestic terminal.

Departure Tax

P750 (international), P200 (domestic).




Flights to Ninoy Aquino International Airport are available via Philippine Airlines, Delta Airlines, KLM, Qantas, Air China, Nippon Airways and Emirates.


Wifi is available at the airport.

Business Lounges

VIP lounges in Terminals 1 and 2 provide services like free internet, newspapers, television and refreshments.

Manila International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.