The cheapest times to fly from PHL to CEB are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of January 29th)
  • March 26th to April 22nd
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the week of September 24th)

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 PHL to CEB is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $3356 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $975 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Cebu City

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Lapu-Lapu City (CEB) will usually cost between $1032 to $2347 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $998. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2301. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1303 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1344 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to CEB flight.

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

PHL to CEB Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $297 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1363. Return trip prices are from the CEB to PHL 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 PHL to CEB 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 45 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking PHL to CEB

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 PHL to CEB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Shanghai (PHL > PVG > CEB)

  • Price for both tickets: $949
  • Average savings: $396 (29.43%)

See PHL to PVG flights

Hack #2: Osaka (PHL > KIX > CEB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1003
  • Average savings: $342 (25.41%)

See PHL to KIX flights

Hack #3: Tokyo (PHL > NRT > CEB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1029
  • Average savings: $315 (23.44%)

See PHL to NRT flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PHL to CEB? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Finnair, JetBlue, Korean Air, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to Philadelphia International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8756 miles or 14091 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PHL to CEB?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to CEB flight is about 16 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Lapu-Lapu City?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PHL
Origination airport name Philadelphia International Airport
City Philadelphia, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -75.2

Return Airport

Destination code CEB
Destination airport name Mactan-Cebu International Airport
City Lapu-Lapu City
Country the Philippines
Latitude 10.3
Longitude 124


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