Navigating Cebu Airport Terminal: An Easy Guide for Travelers

Going to the attractions on Cebu island will be more efficient if you take a flight from Manila. If you need additional insight, so you don’t get confused when you arrive on this island, the following information about the Cebu Airport terminal is worth your attention.

Cebu Airport Terminals

Cebu airport terminal

Cebu airport is one of the busiest airports in the Philippines, next to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. Currently, there are 2 Cebu Airport terminals with two runways. Read the full explanation below for more.

Cebu Airport Terminal 1 

Terminal 1  // Cebu airport terminal

Cebu Airport Terminal 1 was first operated in 1990 and was the terminal that handled domestic and international flights. This airport’s Terminal 1 (T1) currently becomes the terminal for all domestic flights in the Philippines and has six boarding gates.

This domestic terminal of Mactan-Cebu International Airport serves flights to various cities in the Philippines, such as Manila, El Nido, Davao, Cagayan, Butuan, Tacloban, and many others.

Facilities and Services

Like all airport terminals, T1 has various facilities and services for the convenience of passengers. Some of them are as follows:

  • ATMs,
  • Currency Exchange,
  • Café and restaurant outlets,
  • Post Office,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Prayer Room,
  • Tourism Office, etc


In addition, the domestic terminal at this airport also has several lounges. Some of the lounges in T1 include:

  • Plaza Premium Lounge

This lounge is at the Arrival Level of T1, behind the Transfer Desk. It is open 24 hours and provides amenities such as drinks, food, premium foods, Wifi, flight monitors, a children’s area, etc. 

In addition, there is also a telephone facility for passengers who wish to make local calls. There is free luggage storage in this lounge for passengers who bring a lot of luggage. Additional fees apply to passengers who order shower facilities and liquor/spirits.

The entrance fee to this lounge is around 34 USD per traveler. Children 2 years and under are free of charge

  • Heroes’ Lounge

This lounge is a special lounge for members of the Philippine military, such as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP). Family members from similar institutions are also welcome to enter this lounge on condition that they are together with police/soldiers/retired personnel.

This lounge is open from 7 am – 11 am. Services available in the lobby include snacks, newspapers, flatscreen TVs, and flight monitors.

  • PAL Mabuhay Lounge

This lounge is available to the public and is open at the same time as the first departure schedule and closes according to the last departure schedule of the day. Services available in this lounge include food, wine & beer, Wifi, magazines, flatscreen TV, newspapers, etc.

Cebu Airport Terminal 2

Terminal 2 // Cebu airport terminal

The second terminal at Cebu airport is the international terminal. Cebu Airport Terminal 2 is a hub for more than 20 international airlines originating from countries in the Middle East, East Asia, etc. 

Since first operating in 2018, T2 has had several levels, such as the Apron level, Arrivals Level and Departure Level. 

Facilities and Services

Inside the levels, there are various facilities and services for passengers.

  • Charging station

It is available at almost all levels of T2. One, it is in front of the information desk, Apron level. Second, it is at the Arrival Level near Jollibee dine. Third, it is around Gates 4, 5, and 6.

  • ATMs

It’s on the Apron level near the Tourist Information counter.

  • Clinics

One of them is on the Arrival Level next to the comfort room.

  • MCIA Information Desk

It’s on the Arrival Level next to the Tourism Information Desk

  • Currency Exchange

One of them is at Arrival Level before Baggage Storage.

  • Breastfeeding Station

It’s on Arrival Level Pier A, near the door to International Departures.

  • Dines and Café

It’s in almost all Arrivals and Departures Halls. You can find Bo’s Coffee, Café Cesario, Starbucks, Coffee Bean, Tea Leaf, Ritazza To Go, Nippon Ramen, Asian Kitchen, and many others here.


Apart from the services above, there are also lounges at T2 that you can access if you need a place to rest and relax. Some of the lounges at T2 are as follows:

  • Heroes Lounge

Like the one at T1, this lounge is also only for PNP or AFP members who fly with their families only. This lounge is a non-smoking property and provides standard facilities like those in T1.

  • Philippine Airline Mabuhay Lounge

This lounge is also located in the Departure Hall and operates according to the existing departure schedule. Amenities in this lounge include flight monitors, snacks, premium food, wifi, telephones, internet terminals, beer & wine, printers & copiers, and TV.

  • Plaza Premium Lounge

This lounge provides comfy chairs, chargers & power plugs, fast WIFI access, premium food, a children’s area, etc. This lounge is open from 2 PM – 2 AM, and the entry fee is around 34.41 USD per traveler.

Inter-terminal Transport

Inter-terminal Transport // Cebu airport terminal

A complimentary shuttle bus that operates 24 hours is available for passengers who want to transfer between Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 or vice versa. 

The shuttle bus departs every 15 minutes. You must get a shuttle coupon through the information counter or arrival transfer desk to use this service

That’s all about Cebu airport terminal that hopefully would help you easily navigate the airport while traveling to the Philippines. Book your flight tickets and hotels via Airpaz will surely save you some coins. Hope this helps!


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