Manila to Zamboanga

Manila to Zamboanga

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Transportation from Manila to Zamboanga

Manila to Zamboanga Destination Reviews

ferry Tourist Class, 2GO (2GO), Feb 8, 2020
It was my first time to travel with 2Go and it was 3 days trip, the crew are not that courteous and the food was terrible, I’m glad that I met someone in our cabin and he brought this amazing simple dish and we shared together.
ferry Tourist Class, 2GO (2GO), Jan 24, 2020
Hope have discount nextime
ferry Mega Value Class, 2GO (2GO), Oct 30, 2019
ferry Super Value Class, 2GO (2GO), Oct 29, 2019
The accommodation had been booked for my former senior student, owing to its lowest price. However, we were very disappointed about the congestion in the super value class. It was very crowded and the atmosphere was sub-standard. The entire space seemed to be bad smelling "quarters for slave prisoners". Consequently, we requested an upgrading to tourist class for an expensive fee. Moreover, the meager meals were not satisfying. Other items had to be bought separately in order to have a healthy meal.
ferry Super Value Class, 2GO (2GO), Jun 7, 2019
the foods there and the water are very expensive thats why some of the passengers didnt afford that. and also our room was very hot unsuffiecient of electricfan.
ferry Tourist Class, 2GO (2GO), Apr 4, 2019
Tourist cabin was very crowded and not good for long trip. Bed is too small and not fit for big person like me.
ferry Super Value Class, 2GO (2GO), Nov 28, 2018
19 customer reviews

How to get from Manila to Zamboanga

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

  • Flight
  • 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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about PHP 4,480. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a ferry as a ferry ticket costs as low as PHP 2,546.

How far is Manila from Zamboanga?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Manila to Zamboanga. Your trip will be a total of 689 miles (1108 km). The flying distance is 530 miles (852 km).

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

The travel time from Manila to Zamboanga can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 44 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Manila to Zamboanga varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is 2GO: travelling by ferry expect to pay as low as PHP 2,546 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as PHP 4,480.

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

  • Ferry tickets - PHP 2,546 to PHP 4,369.
  • Plane tickets - PHP 3,281 to PHP 4,480;

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

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

  • Flights from Manila to Zamboanga depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Ferries leave from Manila for Zamboanga 1 times a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Manila to Zamboanga. 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 PHP 3,281.

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 Zamboanga
Cebu Pacific


Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Manila to Zamboanga 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 Zamboanga

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Manila to Zamboanga? 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:

  • 93% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 7% users took a plane.