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Flight information Christchurch to Manila Ninoy Aquino

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Average flight time, total distance 8310 kilometres

15h 10min

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Singapore Airlines

Manila Ninoy Aquino

1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Manila Ninoy Aquino: Manila Ninoy Aquino.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Christchurch to Manila Ninoy Aquino is $736. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
15h 10min is the average flight time from Christchurch to Manila Ninoy Aquino.
There are no airlines that fly directly from Christchurch to Manila Ninoy Aquino.

Which airlines fly from Christchurch to Manila?

There are no direct flights from Christchurch to Manila, but several airlines have 1-stop flights transiting at other airports in Asia. These are:

Is there a time difference between Christchurch and Manila?

Manila is 5 hours behind Christchurch in the NZ summer, 4 hours behind in the winter (UTC+8).

What is the weather like in Manila?

Manila is a lot warmer than Christchurch all through the year, with monthly average temperatures from 26°C in January to 30°C in May.

Manila's rainy season lasts from June to October, and can bring typhoons. Late November to May is the dry season, but rain is still common.

How expensive is Manila?

Manila is a very cheap destination to live and travel, which gets even cheaper when you do things like the locals. Imported groceries and other goods can be similar in price to New Zealand.

The currency is the Philippine peso.



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Essential travel information for Manila

New Zealand nationals don't need a visa for the Philippines. You can stay up to 30 days and arrange extensions if you want to stay longer.

Some regions of the country are considered dangerous, but these are far from Manila. Travellers should check the latest travel advisories to stay safe and secure on their trip.

Departing from Christchurch

Christchurch Airport (CHC) is one of the country's busiest airports. All flights leave from a single terminal, with check-in on the ground level and departures upstairs. While waiting for your flight, you can browse more than 35 stores, enjoy a range of dining options, hit the arcade or use the unlimited free Wi-Fi.

The airport is 11km or a 10-minute drive from Christchurch CBD. Taking a taxi costs $45 to $65, the express bus is $8.50 and public buses are $2.30. The airport recommends that international travellers arrive 3 hours before their scheduled flights.

Arriving in Manila

Manila Airport (MNL) is the Philippines' busiest airport. Most international flights land at Terminal 3, unless the last leg of your journey is with Philippine Airlines which uses Terminal 2.

After picking up your bags, you can get pesos from an ATM or currency exchange counter, get something to eat, make travel bookings, or just head outside to ground transport.

Taxis run on the meter and should cost around 300 pesos to centrally-located hotels. Buses are available to some destinations for 75 pesos, or you can try the jeepney for even lower fares if you're familiar with the route. You can also hire a car from Manila Airport to drive yourself.

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Please note: all information is correct as of January, 2018.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.