The cheapest times to fly from MNL to SAT are

  • January 29th to March 18th
  • May 14th to July 15th (except the week of June 25th)
  • September 3rd to November 25th (except the week of October 22nd)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MNL to SAT is mid November. Prices can be as high as $2831 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1152 for Monday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to San Antonio

Flying from Manila (MNL) to San Antonio, TX (SAT) will usually cost between $1244 to $1934 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $1231. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2028. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $797 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1350 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MNL to SAT flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MNL to SAT route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

MNL to SAT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MNL to SAT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Manila. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAT, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MNL. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $102 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1390. Return trip prices are from the SAT to MNL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MNL to SAT can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from MNL to SAT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Austin – Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, TX

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from SAT
  • Usually 6.15% less expensive than SAT
  • 2-layover flights available

See MNL to AUS flights


Flight Hacking MNL to SAT

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MNL to SAT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (MNL > LAX > SAT)

  • Price for both tickets: $916
  • Average savings: $435 (32.19%)

See MNL to ONT flights

Hack #2: Ontario, CA (MNL > ONT > SAT)

  • Price for both tickets: $924
  • Average savings: $427 (31.59%)

See MNL to LAX flights

Hack #3: Shanghai (MNL > PVG > SAT)

  • Price for both tickets: $962
  • Average savings: $388 (28.74%)

See MNL to PVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MNL to SAT? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Antonio International Airport to Ninoy Aquino International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8412 miles or 13538 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MNL to SAT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MNL to SAT flight is about 16 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Manila and San Antonio, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from MNL to SAT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MNL
Origination airport name Ninoy Aquino International Airport
City Manila
Country the Philippines
Latitude 14.5
Longitude 121

Return Airport

Destination code SAT
Destination airport name San Antonio International Airport
City San Antonio, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 29.5
Longitude -98.5


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