Manila to Iloilo

Manila to Iloilo

Manila to Iloilo Schedule

Manila to Iloilo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Philippine Airlines Economy #PR213904:30 - 05:45$ 58.62
Ceres Transport Standard AC 06:00 - 04:00$ 45.05
Philippine Airlines Economy #PR114108:15 - 09:30$ 58.62
Philippine Airlines Economy #PR214313:25 - 14:40$ 58.62
Philippines AirAsia Economy #Z230914:00 - 15:10$ 51.16
Philippine Airlines Economy #PR214516:50 - 18:05$ 58.62
Philippine Airlines Economy #PR214719:45 - 21:00$ 63.32
Philippines AirAsia Economy #Z231521:20 - 22:35$ 42.14
2GO Super Value Class 22:00 - 03:30$ 44.21

Transportation from Manila to Iloilo

Manila to Iloilo Destination Reviews

Very excellent...
Ferry Tourist Class, 2GO (2GO), Nov 7, 2021
Staff is so lovely
Ferry Super Value Class, 2GO (2GO), Feb 9, 2020
flight Economy, Philippines AirAsia, Dec 21, 2019
Everything was the best..
Ferry Super Value Class, 2GO (2GO), Oct 13, 2019
No hassle trip..easy booking
Ferry Super Value Class, 2GO (2GO), Oct 10, 2019
The speed of the ship is now faster compared 2 yrs ago.The accommodation is clean. Overall services quite improving.
Ferry Tourist Class, 2GO (2GO), Jul 15, 2019
Good accomodation
Ferry Tourist Class, 2GO (2GO), May 18, 2019
Excellent i was worried before when i read some of the review they say your a scam .I booked a roundtrip ticket for my sister inlaw but now confusion is over you really mean bussiness.Thank you
Ferry Mega Value Class, 2GO (2GO), May 9, 2019
Definitely had a relaxing moment
Ferry Tourist Class, 2GO (2GO), Mar 9, 2019
32 customer reviews

How to get from Manila to Iloilo

When you want to get from Manila to Iloilo, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Ferry

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Ferry ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Ferry ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 112.03. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+ferry as a bus+ferry ticket costs as low as USD 42.00.

How far is Manila from Iloilo?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Manila to Iloilo. Your trip will be a total of 356 miles (572 km). The flying distance is 274 miles (440 km).

How long does it take to get from Manila to Iloilo?

The travel time from Manila to Iloilo can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 30 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Manila to Iloilo?

The cost of the trip from Manila to Iloilo varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Ceres Transport: travelling by bus+ferry expect to pay as low as USD 42.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Ferry - a one-way Ferry ticket can cost as much as USD 112.03.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Manila to Iloilo:

  • Bus+Ferry price: USD 42.00 - USD 44.00. From Manila to Iloilo starting from 06:00 Buendia Bus Terminal until 06:00 Buendia Bus Terminal
  • Bus tickets - USD 44.00 to USD 44.00;
  • Ferry tickets - USD 44.00 to USD 112.00.
  • Plane tickets - USD 47.00 to USD 78.00;

How many trips per day are there between Manila and Iloilo?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Manila to Iloilo depart during the day - there are approximately 13 departures a day.
  • Ferries leave from Manila for Iloilo 5 times a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 06:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 06:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Manila to Iloilo. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 47.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Manila to Iloilo
Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Philippines AirAsia


Taking a bus from Manila to Iloilo is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Manila to Iloilo as it combines transportation and sightseeing to some extent.

However, with these upsides in mind, you should still understand ferry travel is not for everyone. If you’re prone to seasickness it may be an unpleasant experience. As a rule, a ferry journey isn’t the cheapest way to travel During the high season ferry tickets might be hard to get, so you should always book in advance when possible.

Things to remember: ferry rides are dependent on weather conditions.

The most popular transport from Manila to Iloilo

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Manila to Iloilo? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 81% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 9% users took a plane.
  • 5% decided to go for a bus.
  • 5% chosen Bus+Ferry