Next to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Cebu Mactan International Airport is the second largest and busiest airport in the country. With its strategic location, it is the entry point to other exciting island destinations such as Bohol, Dumaguete, Iloilo and off-the –beaten destinations in the lovely Mindanao. It has more than ten domestic flights to Manila alone; while an airline or two have direct flights to Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and other Asian destinations. Flying in and out of Cebu can be considered convenient and accessible compared to other island airports in the country. If you look at it in the map, yes, Cebu is the very heart of the Visayas islands and the core of the country.
It takes around a 45-minutes travel from or to the city during non-rush hours. Travel time can reach two hours during the busiest time of the day. Mactan International Airport is accessible by 'jeepneys'. However traveling by such can be time-stalling since drivers wait or call for other passengers before traveling to their designated route.
The most convenient way of transportation is taxi. Metered taxis usually cost around P200 ($5) from or to Cebu City, but it can be more expensive depending on the route, point of entry, and travel time. There are also yellow metered taxi operated by the airport and said to be more secure and reliable.
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There is nothing more comfortable and relaxing than a guided airport transfer. With this system, a local picks you up at the airport and accompany you safely to your hotel. You do not have to be anxious about being scammed or ripped off by taxi drivers, like the cases you’ve read on the Internet. Rather, with this convenient style, you can relax on your seat, exchange a story or two with your guide, and marvel at the new scenery from the vehicle’s window, and say to yourself, “So, this is Cebu”.