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Flights San Francisco (SFO) - Manila (MNL) with Philippine Airlines

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About the flight

Flights San Francisco (SFO) - Manila (MNL) with Philippine Airlines departs from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Terminal IN (International Terminal) in San Francisco, California, and arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (also commonly known as Manila International Airport) in Manila, Philippines, lies 4.5 miles from the center of Manila. It is a hub for Philippine Airlines. The airport offers a wide range of facilities, including food concessions, passenger lounges, retail sites, and transportation to ensure comfort and convenience for its travelers.

How many flights are offered by Philippine Airlines from SFO?

There are 7 direct weekly flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Manila (MNL) offered everyday from Sunday through Saturday. Passengers can bring personal items such as neck pillows and other essentials such as a change clothes to make their flight more comfortable.

Flights San Francisco (SFO) - Manila (MNL) with Philippine Airlines takes an average of 14.5 hours of flight time to reach Manila (MNL). Flights from San Francisco (SFO) - Manila (MNL) with Philippine Airlines cover an average distance of 6,983 miles (11,238 km).

About the airline

Philippine Airlines is the flag-carrier airline of the Philippines, and one of the oldest airlines in Asia with a rich history, established in 1941. Its central operating hub is in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) which is one of the primary getways into the country. International flights serviced by Philippine Airlines will depart from and arrival at Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 (depending on the route). Domestic PAL flights are serviced out of Terminal 2. Shuttle services for PAL passengers are available between Terminals 1 and 2.

The carrier is one of the largest airlines in the country in terms of fleet size and passenger volume. This provides more options for passengers traveling to and from the Philippines to popular destinations around the world. Philippine Airlines offer flight services in Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class. *Depending on the route and aircraft, cabin classes may differ.

What to see in Manila

Spend half a day in Intramuros

This is the home to many historical sites and landmarks that you may have seen a picture or two before, including Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, and San Agustin Church. Intramuros is the historic walled city of Manila and is one of the top tourist destinations in the city. If you're planning to walk around, be sure to have a map, but if you want to visit more attractions, then rent a bike and explore around.

Vist Rizal Park

Rizal Park, also known as Luneta Park, is a large public park located in the heart of Manila. It is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike and offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can also find the Rizal Monument.

Have fun at Manila Ocean Park

Something for the whole family? Manila Ocean Park is a world-class marine theme park that offers a range of exciting attractions and experiences. Visitors can see various sea creatures, watch amazing shows, and even swim with sharks and rays.

Exploring Manila

Immerse yourself in Manila's rich history and culture, but also don't forget to taste the local cuisine and shop at the bustling markets.

Other places to explore: SM Mall of Asia, National Museum Complex, Arroceros Forest Park, etc

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Ideal Time to Travel to Manila

The ideal time to visit Manila is between November and April when the weather is cooler and drier. This period is perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

Flight Duration and Frequency

The flight duration from San Francisco to Manila is approximately 14 to 15 hours for a direct flight. There are multiple daily flights available, giving you plenty of options to suit your travel plans.

Travel Tips for flights from San Francisco to Manila

  • Manila is 15 hours ahead of San Francisco
  • U.S. citizens must have a valid passport to enter the Philippines
  • Main airport: Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
  • Local currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
  • Transportation from MNL to the city: taxis, rideshare, or airport shuttle services

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