Fly from Singapore to Manila

Want to dive into lively Manila? It’s easy with Jetstar’s direct flights from Singapore.

Flight facts

Average direct flight time 3 hours and 35 minutes
Average distance by plane 2400km
Departure airport Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
Arrival airport Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Aircraft Airbus A320-200

Need to know

Flight time from Singapore to Manila
The average flight time for direct flights from Singapore to Manila is 3 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance from Singapore to Manila by plane
The average distance by plane from Singapore to Manila is 2400 kilometres.

Time difference between Singapore and Manila
There is no time difference between Singapore (SGT: UTC +8) and Manila (PHT: UTC +8).

Number of airports in Manila
There are 3 airports in Manila: Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Sangley Point Airport (SGL) and Subic Bay International Airport (SFS).

Distance from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) to the city centre
The airport is 12 kilometres from Manila city centre.

Transport from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) to the city centre
The easiest options are airport bus or taxi.

Crowded food court in Makati, Manila, Philippines.

Food court in Makati, Manila.

Manila travel tips

Where can I find Manila’s best local food?
Eating the traditional food of a city is a great way to get an authentic feel for the culture. Dig into flavoursome Filipino fare at these local Manila favourites.

Where are the best bars in Manila?
It’s easy to lose yourself in Manila’s vibrant bar scene. Sample unusual cocktails in stylish surrounds or relax in a casual den with a local beer – try these top bars.

Where are the best places for sweet treats in Manila?
You’ll be able to satisfy your sweet tooth with a whole range of delicious Filipino sweets, from the best hot chocolate to luscious fruit-based dishes, at these cafes and restaurants.

Where can I go to chill out and escape the traffic and bustle of Manila?
Manila runs at a pretty high speed, so if you want to slow down and relax a little, you might be surprised to know that there are some beautiful nature hikes within reach.

Where are Manila’s best buffets?
Manila does good buffet, showcasing a range of cuisines. Check out the best buffets around, from relaxed options to sophisticated dining experiences.

Crowded market in Manila's Chinatown district. Manila, Philippines.

Market in Manila's Chinatown district.

How much is a...

Cappuccino PHP ₱165–185 (SGD $4.50–5)
Entry to Fort Santiago PHP ₱75 (SGD $2)
Cafe breakfast PHP ₱230–330 (SGD $6–9)
Room at a 4-star hotel PHP ₱2,500–5,000 (SGD $66–132)
Taxi from the airport to central Manila PHP ₱380–450 (SGD $10–12)

How do you say...

Hello Hello, kamusta ka? (Literally: Hello, how are you?)
Goodbye Paalam
Please Pakiusap
Thank you Salamat
Excuse me Paumanhin (to get someone’s attention)
Makikiraan (to get past somebody)

Things to do in Manila

Manila started out as a port town during the years of the Galleon Trade before evolving into an American project paved with wide boulevards. Present day Manila is a bustling, 24-7 sprawl of dining, entertainment and cultural hubs, with ceaseless crowds providing a pulsing backbeat.

Find the best things to do and places to see in Manila

Weather and when to go

The best beach weather comes to most of the Philippines in late November until February, when the temperature is mild during the day and can get nippy at night (you might need a light sweater), as well as the summer months of March to April. It gets scorching hot in summer – as high as 38°C.