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How to get to Batanes

The fastest way to get to Batanes from Manila is by plane. There are local airlines that offer flights Manila to Batanes and vice versa.  Travel time takes 1 hour and 45 minutes. The aircraft will drop its passengers in Basco, where the main airport is located.

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If you are planning to go to Batanes,  you need to book as early as now. There are only limited flights going to the province. You need also remember to get your tickets months before your scheduled trip. There are around 10 flights a week from Manila Ninoy Aquino to Basco, the capital of Batanes.

The most popular airline flying from Manila to Basco is Philippine Airlines via Pal Express. It uses the 76-seater Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft, which operates in NAIA Terminal 3.

Another local airline that offers flights form Manila to Batanes is Skyjet Airlines. The airline has 3 flights per week from Manila and from Tuguegarao(Cagayan) by small local airliners.

Schedule of flights by these airlines can be found directly on their websites. 

The best time to go to Batanes is during summer season like March to April. Regular ticket price is sometimes goes up to more than Php 10,000. If you get a chance to find ticket promo/sale, don't think twice, book as early as you can. Flying to Batanes is a bit expensive compare to other local destinations. 
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