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Cheap Flights to Cebu

Popular in December High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Cheapest in July Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price $1,012 Average for round-trip flights in January 2021
Round-trip from $1,209 From Auckland to Cebu City
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Cebu flights by month

January
$895
February
$853
March
$927
April
$1,067
May
$837
June
$876
July
$817
August
$852
September
$867
October
$837
November
$821
December
$1,345
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Cebu is currently July; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Cebu?

Average Cebu City Mactan Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
AKL - CEB
Price
$817 - $1,753
CEB
Temperature
30 - 33 °C
CEB
Rainfall
44 - 203 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, July is seen as the time to fly to Cebu, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. May sees the temperatures in Cebu peak to their warmest. October tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Cebu?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Cebu, you should look to book at least 61 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cebu?

The cheapest flights to Cebu are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cebu?

Cebu flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight in the morning will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to Cebu?

Flights to Cebu, Philippines from New Zealand range from about 13h-30h. Your precise flight time will depend on your departure city, as well as the number and length of any layovers you incur along the way. If you’re departing from as far north as Auckland, your flight time is likely to be on the shorter end of the spectrum, whereas those flying out of Queenstown or Dunedin are likely to have flights that are closer to the 30 hour mark, thanks to their geographical location, which increases the likelihood of stopovers.

Where can you get direct flights to Cebu from?

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Cebu from any New Zealand airport. To book the shortest flight times possible, consider booking flights with airlines that regularly service Cebu, such as Philippine Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Singapore Airlines, and see which provide flights to Cebu from your nearest airport. Common stopover cities you can expect when booking your flight to Cebu from New Zealand include Auckland, Sydney, Manila, and Hong Kong.

How do you get from Cebu airport to the city centre?

When you fly to Cebu from New Zealand, you’ll alight at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB), about 15km west of Cebu city centre. To reach the city centre from the airport, you can take one of two taxis, white or yellow taxis, with airport-only yellow taxis that are more expensive, and white city taxis that are less expensive. A white taxi ride will cost you about 6 NZD, while a yellow taxi ride will cost you about 8-9 NZD. Alternatively, you can use Grab, the Southeast Asian version of Uber, though you need to download the app and it will cost about the same as a ride in a white taxi. You can also opt to take a local bus, MyBus, from the airport to SM City Cebu Mall in centre city, which will take about 30-45 minutes. Buses run about every 20 minutes, and your journey will cost about 1.25 NZD.

What are some things to do in Cebu?

Cebu Island is home to the Philippine’s oldest city and has plenty to do and see for the delight of tourists. Visiting Temple of Leah and the Taoist Temple is a sight to behold, the colourful, Greek-inspired shrine that is considered Cebu’s very own Taj Mahal. Mentioned earlier in the “how to get to city centre” bit, SM City Cebu Mall is the largest shopping mall in the Philippines. But it’s more than a place to shop-til-you-drop, the mall boasts masterful architecture and a gorgeous rooftop park. Stroll through Mactan Shrine Park for beautiful scenery and the bronze statue of Lapu-Lapu considered a major hero in Filipino history.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Cebu?

New Zealand nationals travelling to Cebu, Philippines do need a valid passport to embark on their journey, however, a visa is not required for stays under 30 days.

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