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There are many places where European and Asian cultures have met and meshed together, but one special example of this is the city of Manila. The capital of the Philippines is located on the island of Luzon. As a bayside, city Manila has access to boats, boat trips, and all the fresh seafood you could imagine. Thanks to the Asian and Spanish influences, the unique tastes and smells of the cuisines here are a must try.
But it’s not just the food that will have you booking return flights Brisbane to Manila. The contrast between 15th century architecture and modern parts of Manila offer an interesting experience with many attractions ranging from historical forts to modern shopping districts with excellent cityscape views.
To behold the treasure of Manila is to learn why it is called the “Pearl of the Orient”. If that’s caught your attention, Webjet can assist you in finding any Brisbane (BNE) to Manila (MNL) flights that would suit your needs or even return flights Brisbane to Manila for repeat visits.
Things to do in Manila
The Spanish fort was constructed back in 1571 and stands to this day in the old part of Manila, Intramuros. Though it has taken beatings in past skirmishes, like WW2, the fort still stands and parts of it have been restored. The fort is named after its patron saint Santiago Matamoros. A depiction of whom you can see in the form of a relief on the monumental gate to the fort, just under the Spanish coat of arms.
Manila is known to have a lot of congestion, which can sometimes be a bit overwhelming for tourists who aren’t used to it. You can catch a rest at the historic Rizal Park. This rare open green space is a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of the city and holds the monument for the patriot José Rizal. His remains remain entombed in this monument and are guarded 24 hours by the military. This park is also famous for being the place where the independence of the Philippines was officially proclaimed in 1946.
Sky Deck on Bayleaf Hotel
After a day of sightseeing and shopping, a nice dinner with a view would sound good. For just that experience you can visit the restaurant on the Sky Deck in the Bayleaf Hotel. There you can try tasty local dishes with a lovely view of Manila’s skyline. Seeing the city light up at night is something any Brisbane to Manila trip should have.
Best time to visit Manila
When is The Best Time to book Brisbane (BNE) to Manila (MNL) flights?
People tend to visit Manila during its dry season which lasts from November to April, with the hottest month in the year being May. There are generally fewer visitors in the wet season, from May to October.
To make the most of any deal for cheap flights to Manila from Brisbane, you may want to take advantage of lower prices during October and May, as these months are visited less often. But as buffer months between the seasons, they offer better deals and prices for tourists concerning BNE to MNL airfares and accommodations.
Cheap flights to Manila (MNL) from Brisbane (BNE)
Beginning your journey from Brisbane means there are about 30 flights a day to Manila. Your trip from Brisbane to Manila will at least have 1 connection. You can get there in roughly 11 to 12 hours with airlines like Qantas. Most of the airlines offer return flights Brisbane (BNE) to Manila (MNL).
To start off your trip on the right foot, Webjet offers express services to find and book the BNE to MNL airfares that are a fit for your needs.
Departing from Brisbane Airport (BNE)
Located just 17 kilometres from Brisbane’s Central Business district, Brisbane Airport (BNE) is the main airport servicing Brisbane’s metropolitan area. It services millions of passengers every year, and was voted the best airport in Australia 10 consecutive years in a row, ending in 2014. To this day, Brisbane Airport provides good services for all of its travellers.
Getting to Brisbane Airport (BNE)
To get to the airport you have your choice of many forms of transportation. For the traveller with plenty of time, you can take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop. The trip lasts about 45 minutes and costs between AUD 3 and AUD 30.
If you prefer trains, there is always the TransLink train option. They will make the trip from the business district to the airport in 20 minutes and will run you AUD 14-20. But if you are in a hurry to catch Brisbane (BNE) to Manila (MNL) flights then a taxi can get you to the airport from the city centre in about 11 minutes – if there is no traffic – and will cost AUD 35-50.
Parking Options at Brisbane Airport (BNE)
Parking isn’t a hassle at Brisbane Airport (BNE). The most affordable option is the AIRPARK located near the terminals, and offering a low price of AUD 5 per day. If you need a valet service to catch your flight from Brisbane to Manila, don’t worry as these car parks are directly in front of the terminals, but come at a higher price.
Which International Terminal will your cheap flights to Manila (MNL) from Brisbane (BNE) depart from?
Any international flights will depart from the T3 or T4 international departure terminals. The gate and terminal depend on the airline company. Once you have used Webjet to buy your BNE to MNL airfares, you can check the online map on Brisbane Airport’s website for the exact gate location.
Arriving at Manila Airport (MNL)
After your flight from Brisbane to Manila, you will land at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), also called NAIA Airport. Because Manila is visited so often there are plenty of ways for you to get to your hotel from the airport with very little hassle.
Getting from Manila Airport (MNL) to Your Hotel
Once you have your luggage and have cleared the security checks, you can find your mode of transportation to leave NAIA Airport (MNL). The popular choice is the metered or coupon taxi service. If you can avoid the peak travel hours, the yellow metered taxis can take you from NAIA Airport to the city centre in about 20 minutes for under AUD 12.
But, with the famous congestion in the streets, that 20-minute ride can turn into an hour and cost you much more. If you arrive during peak hours, a blue coupon taxi will be more expensive, but they offer fixed rates and cover specific areas. For personal safety reasons, avoid taking taxis from people offering you transport in the arrivals area.
For people willing to take the bus, leave the Terminal 3 building and find the bus stop for Route 2. This will take you to the popular tourist destinations in the city centre and costs AUD 2.50 for a trip in one direction.
If you need a more private or comfortable option, the airport has several car rental companies on its premises.