Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)


The largest airport and primary gateway to the Philippines, Ninoy Aquino International Airport is a huge facility serving roughly 36 million passengers each year. Situated 4.3 miles (7km) south of Manila, the airport serves as the primary access point for travel in the Philippines.

Most international flights continue to operate out of terminal one; however, more airlines are moving over to the more modern terminal three. 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 other major cities across the world.


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

Getting to the city

The Metro-Rail Transit station is nearby the airport, and trains run regularly; travellers should disembark at EDSA-Taft station where 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. A jeepney can take passengers to Terminal 3, or one can make use of the airport shuttle service.


GMT +8.


Tel: +63 2 833 1180.

Car rental

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

Airport Taxis

Yellow metered taxi cabs leave from the stands outside each terminal. Regular, white cabs are now available in addition to newly introduced ride-hailing services like Grab and Uber.

Transfer between terminals

There is a free airport shuttle bus between terminals for passengers catching connecting flights; however, there are reports that this service can be unreliable. As a result, travellers may have to pay for a cab between terminals.


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


Parking is available near all terminals for approximately PHP 300 per night.

Departure Tax

There is no departure tax at NAIA, in contrast to majority of airports throughout the Philippines.





Wifi is available at the airport.

Business Lounges

The Miascor and Pagstop lounges service terminal one and are equipped with wifi and conference facilities. Terminal three offers the Skyview Lounge, Pacific Club Lounge, and Wings Transit Lounge. All of these facilities are available to business and economy class travellers.

NAIA Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.