Getting there

International gateway in the Philippines are Manila, Cebu, Davao, Clark, Subic and Laoag. The leading gateway is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila. It is attended by more than 30 airlines which flies to different cities worldwide. Philippine Airlines is the country's flag carrier and has 32 international and 20 domestic points.

Cebu Pacific Cebu Pacific is The Philippines number one low cost airline and has an extensive local network. International destinations are limited to the major cities in Asia and include Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing. 

Currently, there are no more direct flights that serves Europe to Manila. KLM Airlines before served a direct Amsterdam to Manila route but stopped with this service a few years ago. They still provide Amsterdam to Manila route but now with a short stopover in Taiwan. Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways also have good deals and a relative young fleet of aircrafts. Emirates is offering non-stop daily flights from Manila to their main hub Dubai and from there to other major destinations around the globe. Qatar has an extensive network and is flying from Manila and Cebu to their hub Doha – Qatar.

The Mactan International Airport (MIA) in Cebu operates regular flights from Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Busan, Doha, Seoul and Australia as well as chartered flights from the US and other major travel capitals. Davao International Airport handles regular flights from Indonesia and Singapore while seasonal flights are also available to Macau. The Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) which is also known as Clark International Airport in Pampanga handles regular flights from Malaysia, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Incheon and Palau, while nearby Subic International Airport in Zambales conducts regular flights from Taiwan and different cargo flights. Laoag International Airport in Ilocos Norte completely in the northern tip of the Philippines is regularly served by charter flights from China bringing Chinese tourists on package tours to the archipelago.

Although very few people arrive in the Philippines by sea, it is now possible to take a ferry once a week from Davao in Mindanao to a port near Manado in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Occasionally, ships travel between Zamboanga and Sabah, Malaysia but no dependable schedule is available. Major cruise liners call on the port of Manila.