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Mactan Cebu Airport

General information

Mactan Cebu Airport is the second busiest airport in the Philippines after Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport. The airport is of great importance to the Central Visayas region. The name is derived from the island where the airport is located (Mactan) and the nearby Cebu City where about 1 million people live. Mactan Cebu Airpot is home to low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (and Cebgo). The island of Mactan has a historical value, it is the place where the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in a battle with chief Lapu-Lapu (1521).


Where is Mactan Cebu Airport situated?

The airport is located in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, east of Mandaue, Cebu City and Talisay. Mactan Cebu Airport is connected to the island of Cebu by the Osmeña Bridge and Marcelo Fernan Bridge.

How many terminals does Mactan Cebu Airport have?

The airport has two terminals located next to each other, namely Terminal 1 Domestic and Terminal 2 International. Terminal 2 is relatively new, the modern and beautiful terminal was put into use in 2018. You can walk via a covered walkway between the terminals or use the free shuttle buses (Premium Airport Bus) that run every 10 minutes.

Airport Map



The distance from Mactan Cebu Airport to the centre of Cebu City is 13 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Cebu City.

From CEB Airport to Cebu City City centre by Car
13 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Mactan Cebu Airport by public transport. Visit the Mactan Cebu Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Mactan Cebu Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Cebu City is about PHP 500.-. Book your taxi at Mactan Cebu Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CEB Airport to Cebu City City centre by Taxi
13 km
45 min
PHP 500.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Mactan Cebu Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, National (Enterprise Holdings) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Mactan Cebu Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Mactan Cebu Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Mactan Cebu Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Mactan Cebu Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Mactan Cebu Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Mactan Cebu Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Cebu Pacific
  • Philippine Airlines
  • AirAsia
  • Qatar Airways
  • XiamenAir


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Mactan Cebu Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino, Mactan

Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino is located next to the Mactan international Airport. It offers soundproof rooms, an outdoor pool, 5 dining options, Karaoke rooms and free parking.


Goldberry Suites and Hotel - Mactan, Mactan

Set in the island of Mactan within 7.8 km from SM City Cebu and 4.5 km from Gaisano Grand Mall, Goldberry Suites and Hotel - Mactan features an on-site restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and free airport shuttle services.


Hidden Hill Hotel, Mactan

Located in Mactan, within 10 km of SM City Cebu and 11 km of Ayala Center Cebu, Hidden Hill Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive.

Hotels in Cebu City

Looking for the best hotels in Cebu City? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu, Cebu City

Quest Hotel and Conference Center is conveniently located in Cebu, a 5-minute walk from Ayala Mall and 17-minute drive from SM City Cebu, featuring an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour front desk, and a fitness centre.


Citadines Cebu City, Cebu City

Featuring sea views, Citadines Cebu City in Cebu City features accommodation, a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a garden. Complimentary WiFi is available and private parking is available on site.


Harolds Evotel Cebu, Cebu City

Harolds Hotel offers spacious and modern rooms just a 10-minute drive from Cebu Business Park and Ayala Centre Cebu. It features a fitness centre and 3 dining options offers international dishes.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Mactan Cebu Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


From Cebu City: Cebu Safari and Adventure Park Day Tour

Experience the thrill of a safari on this guided day tour. Enjoy tigers, white lions, birds, and more, through features like the African Savanna, Michelle’s Garden, and the White Lion Safari.


Cebu City: Whale Shark Swimming & Kawasan Falls Canyoneering

Experience an incredibly unique adventure with a private day tour from Cebu to Oslob to swim with whale sharks and go canyoneering in the cliffs of Badian with your professional guide.

Tour & transport

Cebu: Private One-Way Airport Transfer

Take the stress out of your journey and travel in comfort with a one-way private transfer. Travel with ease between Mactan Cebu International Airport and your accomodation in Cebu City, Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu city including Mactan Island area.


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Latest airport review

3 months ago

Bad service, the staff forced us to weight our personal bags. They also talked behind our backs.

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