Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport, also known as Manila International airport (MNL), is 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south of the city.

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There are four terminals at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport the following operates from terminal 1 and 3:

  • Qantas flights QF1-QF399 operates from Terminal 3
  • Jetstar Asia and Jetstar Japan operates from Terminal 3
  • oneworld airline Cathay Pacific and Qatar operates from Terminal 3
  • oneworld airline Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines operate from Terminal 1



There are no ticketing facilities at the airport. For ticketing and assistance please contact your local Qantas office


Check-in is located in Terminal 3 at Departures Level 3.

Passengers are advised to check-in at least 90 minutes before departure for Economy and 60 minutes before departure for Business.

Check at the Information Desk in the departure lobby or follow the Qantas signs to the check-in counters.

Check-in for Business, Chairmans Lounge, Qantas Club and oneworldOpens in a new tab or window Emerald passengers is available at a dedicated counter.

Online check-in is available for Qantas international flights (QF1-199), and other eligible connecting flights operated by oneworld, partner and codeshare airlines. Online check-in is open from 24 hours to two hours before departure for international flights.

For Qantas codeshare flights, customers may need to check in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas. Ask airport staff for more detail.

At the boarding gate

Customers are reminded that an Australian Government liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGS) restrictions apply. Additional checks are conducted at the gate lounge with all liquids and gels over 100 mls not allowed to be brought onboard including bottled water purchased in the terminal. Duty Free can be purchased and will be brought to the aircraft by Duty Free Sales staff prior to departure (please retain the receipt for collection of Duty Free goods).

Flight status

View our flight status page for departure information.



Immigration have dedicated counters for customers over 60 years of age and for families travelling with young children and infants. These counters are located to the right in the arrivals hall.


Baggage carousels are located in the arrivals hall on level 1. 

Information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

Baggage services is handled by MIASCOR Ground Handling. A service desk is available beside the carousel.

Flight status

View our flight status page for arrival information.


Transfer between terminals

There are 4 terminals at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Check the airlines operating and their respective terminals at Manila airport.

Those with international connecting flights within Terminal 3 must proceed to the Transfer Desk and pass through security formalities before going to the boarding gate.

All other passengers connecting to domestic flights in Terminal 3 and all other flights to Terminal 1, 2 and 4 must collect bags and clear Immigration and Customs.

Taxis operate between the terminals and travel time is 20 to 30 minutes. Fare is approximately PHP200.


Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the Manila Terminal 3 - Associated Lounge (Manila lounge)


Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 45-60 minute drive from Makati city and a 30-45minute drive from Manila.
Visit Manila airport for current car parking rates. 
Taxis Fares start at PHP375 to Makati city and PHP345 to Manila.
Buses Operate to Makati city and Manila.  The bus stop is located outside the terminal on the arrivals level.
Visit Manila airport for more information on routes available.
Trains MRT (Metro Rail Transit) and LRT (Light Rail Transit) trains operate from Baclaran to the city. Baclaran is located approximately 5km (3 miles) from the airport terminal.Services operate from 5am to 10pm and depart regularly.
Limousine There is a limousine service counter in the arrivals hall after Customs. Prices start at PHP2,200 to Makati City and Manila.
Lists the transport options for getting to and from Manila airport.

Important information

Times and prices are a guide only.