Here’s the Only Cebu Airport Guide You’ll Ever Need!

The Philippines is an archipelago nation that has become a popular destination for foreign tourists in the last ten years. Tourists come to popular destinations such as Cebu, Bohol, etc. If you plan to spend your vacation here, read the following information about Cebu Airport and other travel-related things.

About Cebu Airport

Cebu Airport

Apart from its natural beauty, the Philippines is also known as one of the friendliest nations around. This is proven in Skytrax’s assessment of staff attitude and courtesy, which gets a 4-star rating than other categories.

Additionally, the Cebu airport code is CEB. This airport, also known as Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), is situated in the city of Lapu-Lapu, Mactan Island. 

MCIA is the main international airport in Cebu. It is a hub for more than 20 domestic and international airlines. Some of them are Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Jeju Air, and so on.

Terminals & Facilities

Terminals & Facilities at Cebu Airport

The airport, which first opened in 1966, has 2 flight terminals. Terminal 1 (T1) is the domestic terminal which consists of 6 boarding gates. The T1 first operated in 1990 and is currently able to handle more than 4.5 million passengers.

The second terminal (T2) is a terminal that is a hub for international flights from countries in the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, etc. This international terminal started operating in 2018 and currently has a passenger capacity of up to 12.5 million per year.

The Cebu Airport facilities in the two terminals above are quite complete e.g., duty-free shops, information centers, post offices, ATMs, cafes & dining outlets, prayer rooms, pharmacy, etc. 

In addition, both the domestic and international terminals have several lounges, such as the Mabuhay PAL, Plaza Premium, and Heroes’ lounge. Each of these lounges has services such as wifi, food & beverages, flat-screen TVs, and many others.

Read More: Navigating Cebu Airport Terminal: An Easy Guide for Travelers


Hotels at Cebu Airport

For airport passengers who need a place to sleep and rest, they can book a room in the Cebu Airport hotel nearby. Among many are:

  • Aerotel Cebu hotel
  • Mactan Airport Hilltop Hotel
  • Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
  • Clockwork Orange Luxury Suites
  • Goldberry Suites & Hotel

These hotels provide comfortable beds, air conditioning, a 24-hour front desk, and many more. In addition, hotel room rates start from 45 USD a night.  

Read More: Cebu Airport Hotel – Where to Stay While Traveling

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Transportations at Cebu Airport

There are several modes of transportation that you can use when you visit the Philippines. Some of them are:

  • Buses

Buses in the Philippines have two options: My Bus and Premium Bus. My Bus has a blue exterior, while the Premium Bus has a black exterior. The Premium Bus is the Cebu Airport shuttle bus, and it is free of charge to transfer passengers between two terminals.

  • Taxis

There are many taxi services available in this city. Some of the popular ones among tourists are white and yellow taxis. Both are available 24 hours a day.

  • Car Rental

You can find this car rental service at both T1 and T2, precisely in the Arrival Hall of each terminal. The price of the standard rental car is approximately 40 USD per day.

Read more: Cebu Airport Transportation – Know Before You Go

Duty-free Shops

Duty-free shops // Cebu Airport

The Cebu Airport shops also provide free-of-tax items such as:

  • Confectionary

You can buy various snacks, sweets, chocolate, etc. in the duty-free shops to eat during the trip or to take them home for your family and relatives.

  • Liquor & Tobacco

You can also find liquor & tobacco products, such as vodka, rum, gin, whiskey, etc., at MCIA duty-free shops.

  • Beauty & Perfume

There are many beauty and perfume items from luxury brands such as SKII, Lancome, Shiseido, Revlon, etc. as well.

  • Fashion & Accessories

There are a lot of fashion and accessories items such as beach wear, sandals, hats, sunglasses, and many more you can buy here.

  • Jewelry & Watches

Various fashion products and watches are available for men and women from well-known brands such as Swarovski, Tissot, Pierre Cardin, and many others.

  • Souvenirs & Gifts

Gifts and souvenirs are the best choices for you to take home. There are many choices of Philippines souvenirs, like handmade pouches, bags, patterned baskets, dreamcatchers, etc.

  • Toys

At this airport’s duty-free, there is also a special section for toys such as jeepneys, dinosaurs, dolls, etc., for your kids.

Read More: Duty-free Shop at Cebu Airport – Location and What to Buy

Going to Bohol from Cebu Airport

Going to Bohol from Cebu Airport

There are several ways that you can use to get to Bohol from Mactan-Cebu airport, namely:

  • Ferries – Buses

This option costs around 5-11 USD. The trip using this mode of transportation is about 4 hours and 36 minutes.

  • Ferry – Taxi

If you choose this option, your budget will be around 18-27 USD. Meanwhile, the travel time to Bohol with this transportation option is 2.5 hours.

  • Car Ferries – Buses

This option costs around 4-11 USD with a journey time of around 5.5 hours.

  • Ferry – Drive

The last option is by ferry and car On Demand which takes about 1.5 hours to arrive in Bohol. The cost with this last option is around 9-16 USD.

Read More: Going to Bohol from Cebu Airport – Transport & Attractions

That’s all about Cebu Airport and other traveling-related things, hopefully adding to your insight while planning a vacation to the Philippines. Also, include Airpaz in your vacation plans. Have a nice vacation!


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