Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) Guide
Directions & Transportation
- Passengers are recommended to only make use of a taxi with a Department of Tourism (DOT) accreditation. Taxi's on the road outside the airport are extremely expensive and often very dangerous. To avoid trouble, be sure to book a taxi at one of the taxi desks before leaving the airport.
- The airport has a bus which runs to Metro Manila. There is also a reasonably inexpensive and frequent Metrobus which runs to Metro Manila.
- The government-funded railway has only one line available running from Manila. The trains are uncomfortable, slow and have been in various accidents. This journey is only for the brave or desperate. It is recommended that passengers rather make use of other means of transport.
- The journey time varies greatly depending on the time of day. In rush hour traffic it could take up to 2 hours, but best usually only about 30 mins.
- Airport Info:
- There are Tourist Information desks located in both the Arrivals and Departures hall. Airport information desks are available for all flights.
- There is unfortunately no left-luggage department in the airport, but trolleys however are available for free and there is also a free of charge porter service available upon request.
- The airport has two banks, outside Arrivals Terminal 1 and in the Arrivals Terminal 2. Both the banks provide a bureau de change service which is available during flight operations.
- Located on the West Wing Departure level, you will find a chapel. There are regular masses held at the airport chapel at Terminals 1 and 2.
- The airport has a business lounge which is equipped with showers.
- More Services:
- The airport also has a children's playroom with baby changing facilities, a salon, sauna and massage service, a24-hour medical centres and a pharmacy.
- Eating & Drinking:
- The airport has two duty-free shops which are located on the North Wing of the Departure's Level and on the North Wing of the Arrivals Level.
- The airport boasts a variety of restaurants and eateries like Cafe Nescafe, Delifrance, Mister Donut, Smokey's Hotdog, The Tinder Box, Magnolia Ice Cream, St Cinnamon Bakeshop and many more.
- Business Facilities:
- The airport has an executive lounge with business facilities, as well as shower facilities. Should you require a more comprehensive venue, you can go to the Village Airport Manila, which features fully equipped meeting and conference rooms, equipped with with audiovisual equipment and catering is also available.
- Disabled Facilities:
- he airport is equipped with ramps, lifts and disabled toilets. Wheelchairs are available upon request from ground staff. The contact number for persons requiring assistance is (tel: (0)2 877 1111).
- Airlines Served:
- Air France, Air Macau, Air Nauru, Air Niugini, Asian Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Continental Air, Egypt Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Eva Airlines, Gulf Airlines, Japan Air, KLM Airlines, Korean Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa Airlines, Malaysia Airlines System, Northwest Orient, Pakistan International Airlines, Qantas Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singaporean Airlines, Swiss Airlines, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines.
- Airport Taxes:
- Airport departure tax is usually included in the ticket price. Enquire at the time of ticketing.
- Other Interesting Information:
- The airport was originally built as a US Force Base and was turned over to the Philippine government in 1948.