The cheapest times to fly from MNL to TPA are

  • January 22nd to April 1st (except the week of March 19th)
  • July 2nd to July 15th
  • August 27th to December 9th (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 TPA is mid November. Prices can be as high as $2574 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $939 for Monday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Manila (MNL) to Tampa, FL (TPA) will usually cost between $1186 to $1908 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 $1205. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2116. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $911 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1384 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MNL to TPA flight.

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

MNL to TPA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MNL to TPA 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 $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TPA, 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 $151 (10%) 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 $1350. Return trip prices are from the TPA 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 TPA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 22 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 TPA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Gainesville, FL

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 3.00% less expensive than TPA
  • 2-layover flights available

See MNL to GNV flights


Flight Hacking MNL to TPA

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 TPA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (MNL > HKG > TPA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1027
  • Average savings: $357 (25.8%)

See MNL to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (MNL > LAX > TPA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1029
  • Average savings: $355 (25.62%)

See MNL to HKG flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (MNL > JFK > TPA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1048
  • Average savings: $336 (24.25%)

See MNL to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9103 miles or 14650 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MNL to TPA flight is about 17 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Manila and Tampa, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from MNL to TPA.


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 TPA
Destination airport name Tampa International Airport
City Tampa, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28
Longitude -82.5


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