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NAIA Terminal 1 to Terminal 3. is 3 hours enough?

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NAIA Terminal 1 to Terminal 3. is 3 hours enough?

Sooo our flight lands in Manila terminal 1 at 8.10pm on the 2nd Jan next year and we want to take an 11pm flight out to Cebu from terminal 3.

Does anyone have experience with how long customs/ transit between terminals takes?

Want to make sure this is plenty of time to get to T3, check in, put a bag in storage and not miss our flight! :P (with just under 3 hours to do this)

Thanks!!

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1. Re: NAIA Terminal 1 to Terminal 3. is 3 hours enough?

If your flight into Manila is on time and you can clear immigration and customs fast enough, you should be able to make it but still risky.

This will also depends on traffic between the two terminals.

Note that you much check-in by 2215hrs. So you only have 2 hours.

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2. Re: NAIA Terminal 1 to Terminal 3. is 3 hours enough?

As long as you arrive on-time at Terminal 1 I don't see much of a reason that you will miss your flight to Cebu.

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3. Re: NAIA Terminal 1 to Terminal 3. is 3 hours enough?

Yep thanks guys. We went ahead and booked it. 2 hours to get through customs and over a terminal does seem like a lot! Fingers crossed it's not a busy day :)

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4. Re: NAIA Terminal 1 to Terminal 3. is 3 hours enough?

It is probably too late now but if you travel with Philippine Airlines, you can book yourself and your luggage all the way to Cebu from Melbourne, via Manila. No need to worry about changing terminals in Manila.

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