Transiting through an airport in the Philippines? You might want to read these important things to know before you go on your flight. Here’s a handy cheatsheet on helpful tips for departing and arriving passengers:

Departure Fees & Taxes

Airport terminal fee — Passengers flying from Manila, or a domestic flight from Cebu, do not have to pay a terminal fee at the airport. The terminal fee should already be included in the airfare when you purchased your plane ticket. All other airports in the Philippines require each departing passenger to pay a terminal fee (passenger service charge) after flight check-in, and before boarding. The terminal fee charged selected Philippine airports ranges from P50 to P200 for domestic departures and P550 to P700 for international departures. This fee is paid in cash, in Philippine Pesos only.

Philippine travel tax (International flights only) — Citizens of the Philippines and selected foreign passport holders on international departures are required to pay the Philippine Travel Tax at the airport. The full fee is P1,620 for passengers on economy class plane tickets, and P2,700 when flying in first class. Non-immigrant foreign passports holders who have stayed in the Philippines for less than 1 year, do not have to pay the Philippine Travel Tax if they are: visiting for business, for pleasure, or for reasons of health; transit passengers. You may read the full details at tieza.gov.ph.

Overseas Filipino Travelers (OFWs) on international flights may be excempt from paying the airport terminal fee and Philippine travel tax.

Fees on Arrival

The airport terminal fee and philippine travel tax, mentioned above, does not apply to arriving passengers.

International Airports

Terminal fees and helpful info on Philippine airports with regularly scheduled international flights:

Airport (IATA Code)Terminal FeeDestinations — Distance (Travel Time)
Cebu-Mactan (CEB)P0 domestic
P750 int’l
Cebu City Proper — 15 km (40 mins)
Clark (CRK)P150 domestic
P600 int’l
Angeles City Proper — 8.5km; 15 mins
Metro Manila — 95 km; 2.5 hours
Davao (DVO)P200 domestic
P700 int’l*
Davao City Proper — 10 km; 25 mins
Iloilo (ILO)P200 domestic
P700 int’l*
Iloilo City Proper — 20 km; 35 mins
Kalibo (KLO)P200 domestic
P700 int’l*
Kalibo City Proper — 4 km; 10 mins
Manila-NAIA (MNL)P0 Pasay City Rotunda — 3.5 km
Luneta Park, Manila City — 8.5 km
Cubao, Quezon City — 15.5 km

*Proposed terminal fee increase for international departures. As of December 2015, some airports have not implemented this yet. The old rate of P550 may be collected instead.

Provincial Airports

Airports around the Philippines by island group — Luzon (north), Visayas (central), and Mindanao (south):

Luzon AirportsTerminal FeeDestinations — Travel Time; Distance
Basco (BSO)P100  Basco Town Proper — 750 m; 3 mins
Busuanga-Coron (USU)P100 Coron Town Proper — 22 km; 20 mins
Cauayan (CYZ)P100 Cauayan City Proper — 3.5 km; 10 mins
Laoag (LAO)P200 domestic Laoag City Proper — 7.5 km; 15 mins
Legazpi (LGP)P150 Legazpi City Proper — 3.5 km; 10 mins
Masbate (MBT)P100 Masbate City Center — 850 m; 2 mins
Naga (WNP)P100 Naga City Proper — 11 km; 24 mins
Puerto Princesa (PPS)P200 domesticPuerto Princesa City Proper — 1.8 km; 7 mins
Romblon-Tablas (TBH)P100 San Agustin Pier — 34 km; 34 mins
Odiongan Town Proper — 25 km
San Jose (SJI)P150 San Jose Town Proper — 2.5 km; 5 mins
Tuguegarao (TUG)P150 Tuguegarao City Proper — 4 km; 10 mins
Virac (VRC)P100  Virac Town Proper — 3 km; 6 mins
Visayas AirportsTerminal FeeDestinations — Travel Time; Distance
Bacolod (BCD)P200 domestic”, Bacolod City Proper — 17.5 km; 30 mins”
Boracay-Caticlan (MPH)P200 Caticlan Jetty Port — 400 m; 1 min
Calbayog (CYP)P50 Calbayog City Proper — 6 km; 11 mins
Catarman (CRM)P100 Catarman Town Proper — 2 km; 6 mins
Dumaguete-Sibulan (DGT)P150 Dumaguete Boulevard — 3.5 km; 10 mins
Tacloban (TAC)P150 Leyte Provincial Capitol — 10.5 km; 23 mins
Tagbilaran (TAG)P100 Bohol Provincial Capitol — 26 km; 8 mins
Alona Beach, Panglao — 22 km; 26 mins
Mindanao AirportsTerminal FeeDestinations — Travel Time; Distance
Butuan (BXU)P150 Guingona Park — 12.3 km; 17 mins
Cagayan de Oro (CGY)P200 domestic Cagayan de Oro City Proper — 35 km; 50 mins
Camiguin (CGM)P50 Mambajao Municipal Hall — 1.3 km; 13 mins
Cotabato (CBO)P150 Cotabato City Plaza — 9.1 km; 13 mins
Dipolog (DPL)P150 Dipolog Cathedral — 1.8 km; 4 mins
General Santos (GES)P150 General Santos City Hall —  14.5km; 23 mins
Jolo (JOL)P100 Jolo Municipal Hall —  1.5km; 4 mins
Ozamiz (OSZ)P100 Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral — 4.8 km; 10 mins
Pagadian (PAG)P150 Pagadian City Hall — 6.5 km; 10 mins
Siargao (IAO)P150 Dapa Ferry Terminal — 15 km; 20 mins
Cloud 9 Boardwalk, General Luna — 32 km; 43 mins
Surigao (SUG)P150 Surigao City Hall —  4.5 km; 8 mins
Tandag (TDG)P100 Tandag City Proper —  4 km; 8 mins
Tawi-Tawi (SGS)P50 Bongao Municipal Hall —  6 km; 8 mins
Zamboanga (ZAM)P150 Zamboanga City Hall —  3.5 km; 9 mins