Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) Information
(Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines)
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport, colloquially known as Manila International, is the main airport serving the Philippine capital of Manila. This hub is located just south of the city centre and the business district of Makati City, making it a convenient gateway for visitors and locals alike. It handles close to 30 million passengers a year and this figure is expected to steadily rise over the next decade.
Manila is a sprawling metropolis with an urban population of over 20 million people. The city is split into some 16 different districts, with the Ermita and Malate districts ranking amongst the most popular with tourists and being home to most of the city's principal attractions.
The airport is a major international air hub and services over 30 airlines, via its four terminals. Many major international airlines, such as KLM, Singapore Airlines, United Airways and Qantas, fly in and out of this facility, offering connections to destinations throughout the world. The most popular international destinations served include Hong Kong
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Address: NAIA Road / Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Psacay City 1300, Manila, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 877 1109
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is approximately 11 km / 7 miles to the south of the centre of Manila, next to the suburbs of Barangay, Magallanes, Villamor and Vitalez, where it is the hub for national airline Philippine Airlines. Of note, Paranaque City is a mere 5 km / 3 miles to the south, via Armstrong Avenue and the East Rodriguez Avenue.
This four-terminal complex is a modern transportation hub, offering all the necessary amenities to travellers, while also being home to the Philippine Air Force Museum.
- Several money changers are sited in each of the terminals
- Bank branches such as Allied Bank and Philtrust Bank, and ATMs are located on both the Departures and Arrivals levels in the terminal buildings
- Several cafés, restaurants and bars are situated in Terminal 1, including Great Panda Food and the Hari-Raya Coffee Shop
- Duty free shops are located on the Departures level in the North Wing, as well as on the Arrivals level
- Day room services are on offer in Terminal 1
- In the Transit Lounge there is the Kiddie Traveller's Lounge, with a play area, a nappy changing room and an infant feeding station
- Car hire companies including Alamo and Nissan Rent A Car are on hand in all terminals
- Business travellers have access to the VIP Lounge
- There is car parking for over 500 cars in three parking lots, although overnight parking needs to be arranged in advance with the parking personnel
The airport is well-connected to Manila's road and motorway network. Driving in the city can be chaotic, but generally roads are well-signposted and easy to follow. From the airport, take the Skyway toll road into the city centre (north-bound), passing by Taguig City and Makati City, or alternatively, you may be headed south-bound to Muntinlupa City. The drive into Manila city centre can take anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour, depending on the time of day.
There is currently no train station based here. The closest Manila Light Rail Transit System (LRT) station, Baclaran Station, is about 2 km / 1.2 miles from the airport and can easily be reached by taxi. There are, however, plans to extend the LRT line all the way to the airport.
Taxis are available outside of each of the terminal buildings. There are both regular taxis and jeepneys (a traditional Philippine jeep-style minibus). To be safe and avoid problems, be sure to choose an official metered yellow taxi and avoid the touts inside the terminal.
The main ferry terminals of Manila are located just a few kilometres to the west. The Mall of Asia Jetty Terminal, the Metrostar Ferry Terminal and the Sun Cruises Ferry Terminal are all easily accessible by taxi from the airport. Ferries provide onward connections to many places within the Philippine archipelago.