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Flights from Christchurch (CHC) to Manila (MNL)

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Visiting from Christchurch to Manila

Manila travel information

Manila is the largest city and capital of the Philippines, in South East Asia. It is a lively city, a buzz with culture, food stalls and friendly local Filipino people. The chaotic city has an eclectic mix of buildings that range from Spanish colonial styles to ultra-modern skyscrapers. The city is one of contrasts, gleaming shopping malls stand proudly next to market stores, while food vendors offer authentic food against top restaurants. During your stay in Manila you shouldn’t miss the Walled City of Intramuros, which stands for the Spanish city, Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ermita, Manila Ocean Park, Malate district, the National Museum Complex and Rizal Park, the largest urban park in Asia.  There's lots of history, museums, plenty of shopping, lots of cool eats and sights to see in Manila.

When to visit

Best time to visit  Manila

The best time to visit the Philippines is from December to February, when temperatures are around 24°C-31°C. During this time the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas. Although the dry season lasts from November to April, temperatures are high during March and April, with highs of 34°C. The wet season falls between May and October, but the rain doesn’t last all day. You can enjoy hot, sunny days with fewer crowds and lush, green scenery, though it can be humid. Typhoons can occur as from June to September.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA (MNL).Opens external site in a new window Also known as Manila International Airport or simply Manila Airport, is one of the two international airports serving the Metro Manila Area and the main international gateway to the Philippines. The airport is located along the border between the cities of Pasay and Parañaque, about 7 km south of Manila.

Arriving in Manila

All passengers flying from Manila are allocated checked baggage. If you require more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.   

Getting into Manila from Manila Airport    

With a range of transport options available at the airport, travelling into Manila s easy. Choose from taxis, car rental, airport transfer, train or bus. Taxis are a quick way to get to your hotel in metro Manila, about a 20-minute ride away. Alternatively, you may wish to order an Uber and jeeps are also available to take you anywhere in town. Major hotels often have shuttle services by private car or there is the UBE Express shuttle to Manila. The Metro-Rail Transit line is an economic way to travel from the airport to your destination. The closest station is EDSA-Taft station, 2 km north of the airport, with a shuttle bus available to take you there. It’s possible to hire a car with major car rental companies available at each terminal.

Getting around Manila

There are plenty of ways to get around Manila, whether it’s by taxi, Uber, bike taxi, jeepney or train. The cheapest and easiest way to get around Manila is using a Grab Taxi. It's the Filipino version of Uber and it's super convenient. Uber operate in Manila and it's easy to book a ride. Another fun and cheap way to get around the city is by Bike Taxi. It's essentially a bike with a side cabin that you sit in and get pedalled around by the friendly locals. The famous Jeepneys are an easy way to get around the city and make the perfect photo opportunity. Taxis operate throughout the city, though be sure to have the meter turned on. The Manila train (LRT) is available and a good way to avoid the traffic. One of the best ways to see the city, pop into the shops and local cafes is to walk. Alternatively, you may wish to join a guided tour.    

Departure information

Fly from Christchurch

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Christchurch, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.  

What is the main airport called?

Christchurch Airport (CHC)Opens external site in a new window. The airport is located about 12 kilometres north west of the city centre, it’s the main airport that serves Christchurch. There are shops, WiFi and charging services, ATM's and airline lounges available at the airport. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Christchurch are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

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Passengers travelling from Christchurch can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check-in at the terminal.

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

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