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Looking to enjoy a little shopping in Asia, try your luck in the casinos or delve into rich history? Then head to Manila and be seduced by its beguiling charms and a racy reputation. This bustling capital city explodes with colours, curiosities and cultures, making it a magnetic metropolis just waiting to be explored. Tourism is big business here and Manila is one of the fastest-growing holiday destinations in the region. It also makes an unbeatable kick-off point to your Philippine adventure. Take advantage of cheap airfares from Adelaide to Manila and touch down in the Pearl of the Orient.
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The best time to visit Manila
Manila has a tropical climate with overlapping wet and dry seasons. Generally though, expect Manila to be hot, humid and wet at times. January is the coolest month and your best bet for drier weather is February. Typhoons are common in September and October, and the city can flood. Time your Manila travel from November to May for the pick of the best weather and a great range of cheap flights from Adelaide to Manila. Also take note of religious celebrations. Some sights, attractions and shops can close over the Easter weekend and Holy Week. May heralds Flores de Mayo, a festival devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. These festivities see the city come alive with parades, floats, singing and dancing.
Departing From Adelaide
Adelaide Airport (ADL) is 6 kilometres west of the CBD. Passengers with flights to Manila will need to head to Terminal 1, which services direct and connecting international flights. The quickest route from Adelaide to Manila is a 11 hour 35 minute one-stop flight via Singapore. Use Webjet’s Deal Finder to search for cheap flights from Adelaide to Manila on Qantas, Cathay Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
Getting to Adelaide Airport
Use one of the public transport bus services to travel from the CBD to Adelaide Airport. The JetExpress departs from the CBD, and the JetBus services West Beach, Glenelg and the City with plenty of stops along the way. Depending on where you are departing from, look out for buses marked J1, J1X, J3 and J7. Use your metroCard or purchase a single trip metroTicket for $5.50 AUD (peak travel) or $3.60 AUD (inter-peak times). Tickets can be purchased from bus drivers. It is best to have as close to exact change as possible. City Shuttle offers direct trips from certain hotels and businesses for $10 AUD per person one-way. It is a good option for groups travelling together. Or take a taxi is for about $25 AUD for the 15-minute ride from the city. Ride-sharing services such as Uber are available in Adelaide.
Parking at Adelaide airport
All Adelaide Airport car parking is close to the terminal and easy to access. Choose between premium undercover or outdoor parking and book online for guaranteed space, savings and convenience.
Where to Park at Adelaide Airport
Adelaide Airport has two parking options. Depending on the duration of your trip choose between the Terminal Car Park or the Long Term Parking Car Park.
- Terminal Car Park: Four levels of secure and convenient parking close to the terminal. There are allocated spaces for motorcycles, disabled parking and electric car charging bays. Rates begin from $40 AUD for a 12 -hour stay, however fees can be lower the longer that you stay.
- Long Term Parking: This outdoors area offers the best value for money for longer stays and $92 AUD will secure your spot for a week. Use the free shuttle bus service to travel between the long term car park and the terminal. Buses run every 20 minutes from 4.30am to 11.20pm.
Arriving in Manila
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) or NAIA is also known as Manila International Airport. With more than 30 airlines operating out of NAIA, including Qantas, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines, this is the busiest airport in the Philippines.
How to Get from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) to Your Manila Hotel or Accommodation
MNL is 7 kilometres and is connected with the city by bus, shuttle, taxi or rideshare services. Manila is known for its chaotic, crowded roads and unpredictable traffic so always take this into consideration when planning airport transfers. The quickest and most efficient way to get into the city is by taxi. There are two taxis available at the airport: Coupon (white with blue squares) or Yellow Taxis. These are the only two taxis permitted to service the airport. Coupon taxis operate on a fixed-fare basis and Yellow taxis are metered. Be aware that Manila does have a prevalence of taxi scams so make sure your driver sets the meter if using a Yellow taxi. Budget about PHP 450.00 ($12 AUD) and the trip will take from 20 minutes up to an hour depending on traffic. Buses can be found outside the arrival hall next to the Yellow Taxi rank. Route 2 stops at popular downtown locations, with buses every 20 minutes. There is a flat fare of PHP 100.00 ($3 AUD) for a one-way ticket and you can buy your ticket from the driver. The Ultimate Bus Experience (UBE Express) is a shuttle service that leaves terminals 1, 2 and 3 every 30 minutes and travels to the main tourist districts. The fare is PHP 300.00 ($8 AUD) and you can purchase your ticket at the UBE Express counters. Rideshare service Grab is available in Manila. Download the app before you board your Adelaide to Manila flight.
Things to do in Manila
Manila has no formal city centre. Rather, the city is made up 16 districts that each have their own character. One of the best ways to explore Manila is by walking through the different neighbourhoods and soaking up the atmosphere. Binondo is the main business area and is also home to Chinatown, where visitors will find mouth-watering street food and restaurants. Make sure to head to this area if you are visiting during Chinese New Year celebrations. If you are looking to let your hair down, the Malate district is the vibey place to be, with good restaurants, bars and clubs.. Brush up up on your history with a visit to Intramuros, the Spanish-built quarter that is famous for Fort Santiago and many colonial-period churches.