When you get off the airplane, you go through Customs like everywhere else. When you're done stop by a money changer and change a small amount of money (around $10). Only exchange a small amount because the exchange rate at the airport is horrible. Then walk out the arrivals gate. You'll notice no cabs. They only allow private cars, rental cars, and hotel buses to the arrival gate.
Someone will approach you from a rental car service and ask to drive you into town for a set rate of 350 or 400 piso. ($7 or $8) It's not a bad option. The cars are clean and the drivers are friendly. They are used to shuttling tourists and speak passable English. (most of the city does.) And you will get to your destination in quick order.
The option I like to take is to walk across the street. Up a ramp. (I wish I had a picture.) And through the departures gate. Taxis drop off at the departures gate and never have a return fare.(They hate driving you to the airport because of this and charge you around p50 extra for the one way fare.) So flagging down a cab is beyond easy and it costs you p125 to p150 to get into town. (Around $3) The 2 drawbacks are lugging your bags 50 to 100 yards and multiple entrepreneurs volunteering to help you with your bags or flag a cab for gratuity. ("Wala" with the accent on the second syllable means no in Cebuano.)
Check Cars Transport – great cab company you can hire for the day. We negotiated 2000 for about 8 hours but it will cost extra to go outside of Cebu City to like Tops or the waterfalls.
Phone number: 495-9811
Check out: cebupacificair.com and philippineairlines.com If you book well ahead, one-way fare could be as low as USD46. Summer holiday in the Philippines is from April to first week of June, so air travel is heavier during this period.
Of the two, Philippine Airlines has better terminal facility in Manila - but its website is clunky, so you need to be very patient to get your booking done online.
Sea travel is only slightly cheaper, and is not worth the inconvenience.
Jeepneys are the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. They were originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II and are well known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating. They have also become a symbol of Philippine culture.
A very cheap way to get around the city, but you may find it easier to take a taxi. I would recommend riding in a Jeepney at least once for the experience.
Check out Cebu Pacific website since they often offer promo fares plus fuel surcharge. All in that's less than PHP5000 for a round trip fare.
If you do not mind the no frills-pay-for-snacks flight that they offer then go and take the 1 hour flight at these budget prices.
They have funny games onboard which I sometimes find ill-timed. Bring me a $1 bill....bring me a picture of your mother-in-law....hehehehe
Air Philippines was the airline I used on my trip from Puerto Princesa City to Cebu City recently. My flight was so smooth and have arrived at Mactan International Airport in Cebu City on time.
This airline have dometic routes to Bacolod, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Dumaguete, General Santos City, Iloilo, Legaspi, Manila, Puerto Princesa City, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga City.
Air Philippines' offer tour packages that will suit your travelling needs and interests. It will cover hotel, breakfast, and airport transfers. Discover yourself through Air Philippines' unique and timeless tour package.
Enjoy your trip with Air Philippines.
There's a taxi cab queue outside Mactan International Airport in Cebu. From the arrival gate, cross the service road, go up one flight of stairs by the side of the building, and you'll find the taxi stand. Insist on using the meter. Personally, I don't take rundown looking cabs especially Kia models. Take note of the cab's name and plate number. The ride to the city proper takes about 30 minutes. Better familiarize yourself with possible routes to take so as not to be taken for a unnecessarily circuitous ride.
Our Field Trip was a package deal. First we had to take a bus going to San Carlos City, then we boarded the barge going to Cebu. It takes about an hour(or was it two?) to get to Cebu and the view is spectacular. If you're lucky, you can spot dolphins!
Upon arrival at Cebu Airport, don't choose the airport taxi's, they'll be charging you twice the amount. Cross the street after the exit door and you will see a taxi lane. Pay the orginary taxi rates. Airport to Castle peak is around P100-150 pesos, depending on the traffic.
Best way to travel is riding a taxi esp if it's your 1st time in Cebu and you're travelling with a big grp. Taxi drivers are very helpful and are eager to tour you around the city.
When i flew from Manila to Cebu i flew Philippines Airlines. This was my first time flying this airlines. When i go to the Philippines i usually fly Cathay Pacific. Everyone tells me that Philippines Airlines is great within the Philippines. It was!! Service was great, the flight was actually on time and it was just an overall good experience. I believe i paid roughly $55.00 US for my flight to Cebu. One thing great about this flight, it wasnt full, so i could sit anywhere i wanted to...