Cheap flights to Clark Airport in the Philippines Q&A

Has anyone tried these flights? TPE to Clark.

Is there anything around Clark airport any decent beaches or cities?

I heard the taxes are quite a lot as well. What can you expect to pay in tax?

What is the best way to get to Boracay from there ? Best and cheapest?

Appreciate and info thanks !

[quote=“macaca”]Has anyone tried these flights? TPE to Clark.

Is there anything around Clark airport any decent beaches or cities?

I heard the taxes are quite a lot as well. What can you expect to pay in tax?

What is the best way to get to Boracay from there ? Best and cheapest?

Appreciate and info thanks ![/quote]

I have not checked the Clark flights. Last Month i was dragged (screaming of course) on a trip to Angeles. We flew using China because the times of arrival for Cebu etc were ridiculous,something like 2am,which means you miss a day(or night). Maybe cost 15000NT approx for flights but at least they land/depart in the Afternoon.

Regarding if there are any beaches near Clark. No,but nobody at Clark is looking for them IMO!
If you fly to/from from Manila the Taxi ride to Clark area takes between 1.2 hours to 2 hours + depending on traffic.
Boracay would seem the best option for Beach style holiday-------Clark for lots of Girls,getting drunk etc. Mmmmmmm? :ponder:

I did hear that Air Asia were starting flights either from/to Clark from Taipei which may be worth a check.
Hope this helps.

Yea that is why I am asking Airasia has really cheap flights to Clark. Under 6000nt. But if there is nothing around there maybe its not worth it. Also I heard the Airport and other charges are ridiculous there you might as fly somewhere decent.

If there a way to get to Boracay from there? Bus / Ferry ?

haven’t tried this route yet but I will be on this flight next year. there are flights from clark to boracay (kalibo airport) via airasia or seair. there are also buses that will take you from clark to manila (2 hours travel time).

not sure about the taxes but i don’t think it’s true because the reason why airasia is able to offer lower fares is because of the lower taxes in that airport.

My wife and I will be going to Clark over Chinese New Year. How safe will it be?

Although we are not bothered by the seedy atmosphere and sex industry we are worried about crime.

If we want to take a walk in the park how likely are we to get robbed or threatened?

Are there any other risks to watch out for? We will not be visiting pubs or clubs or brothels but we do like to go to restaurants.

Thanks

oh, just use common sense precaution and you’ll be fine. like don’t go out very late at night i guess. probably the same things you’ll do if you visit other southeast asian countries

Has anyone tried these flights? TPE to Clark.

  • Yes, within last few weeks on AirAsia. The direct flight is extremely convenient and cheap compared to taking a limo to/from Manilla.

Is there anything around Clark airport any decent beaches or cities?

  • Clark and Subic are great for a “quick and cheap <<emphasis on these” beach getaway. No, it’s not an exotic world class beach but sufficient to soak up some sun, have some seafood, play a little…
  • Jeep tours of Mt Pinatubo, ultralight airplane rides above the mountain, hiking excursions both short and overnight, Nayong Philippines (a cultural village with displays and exhibits from the different cultures around the Phillippines), other typical tours of Churches and history, casinos, a shopping mall that might have familiar Western shops that aren’t in Taiwan…
  • Subic Bay beach is nice for a few convenient easy days on the beach. Not as nice as Boracay, etc. but an easy, cheap, sufficient trip to soak up some nice sun anytime. Interesting to see the local culture on the beach. There are a few resorts on the beach. I’d recommend the Wild Orchid on Subic Bay. Nice beach just across the street, and away from the less nicer areas.

I heard the taxes are quite a lot as well. What can you expect to pay in tax?

  • What taxes? There is an exit tax of ~450 pesos (NT$320).

What is the best way to get to Boracay from there ? Best and cheapest?

Appreciate and info thanks !

ok, if I may add: AirAsia uses the Clark airport as its hub instead of the airport in Manila. But I was wondering why they don’t seem to offer regional flights (within the philippines) the same day you arrive from any of their international destinations (not entirely sure about this but taipei-clark flights are in the afternoon while regional flights are in the morning). so you end up staying in clark for the night, which kinda sucks coz it looks like there’s not much to see there aside from the malls. but when i was looking for hotels to book in clark, i realized they may have intentionally arranged this because AirAsia also owns Tune Hotels! There’s one near the Clark airport! Anyway, that’s just a heads up for you guys. Tune Hotels is still cheap so I forgive them for that, but I would still prefer getting to my destination the same day I leave Taiwan.

Air Asia flights outrageously cheap right now.

To Clark: NT$1388
From Clark: NT$743

[quote=“tango42”]Air Asia flights outrageously cheap right now.

To Clark: NT$1388
From Clark: NT$743[/quote]

awesome! wish they had those when i was making visa runs.

Actually, the flight to Clark Philippines is only NT$393, but added airport charges and fees bring it to NT$1388, meaning that the fees are more than the cost of the flight.

[quote=“tango42”]Air Asia flights outrageously cheap right now.

To Clark: NT$1388
From Clark: NT$743[/quote]

That price is ridiculous! :astonished:

This flight is great.

Clark is 99KM from Manila and there is a bus to take you there for I believe 300 pesos right outside the terminal. You can also hire taxis or shared minivans. The highway is a wide, modern, western style one so you move quick.

Clark is near Angeles City which has a mall and a whole bunch of girlie bars, nothing else. I WOULD NOT take a sig oth or family there for vacation. Subic Bay (more girlie scene) and Mt. Pinatubo are nearby, but both are ‘meh’ at best. The Philippines has much more on offer.

You can fly from Clark to Kalibo (Boracay) and I am assuming a bunch more places, so this flight serves TW passengers well.

You can also bus up north to the Cordilleras which is a beautiful area with agreeable weather, and there are also a lot of great places to visit in central and northern Luzon.

If you are planning a trip to the Philippines, this flight will save you 6000-8000 NT. It lands around 4pm, so simply hop a bus to Manila, spend a day or two there and then continue on your journey. Beats the early morning Eva and China flights and also much better than the red eye on Cebu.

[quote=“Icon”][quote=“tango42”]Air Asia flights outrageously cheap right now.

To Clark: NT$1388
From Clark: NT$743[/quote]

That price is ridiculous! :astonished:[/quote]

I just booked for a visa run next thurs/fri…total NTD2441. very convenient flight times too.

[quote=“the bear”][quote=“Icon”][quote=“tango42”]Air Asia flights outrageously cheap right now.

To Clark: NT$1388
From Clark: NT$743[/quote]

That price is ridiculous! :astonished:[/quote]

I just booked for a visa run next thurs/fri…total NTD2441. very convenient flight times too.[/quote]

I am planning such visa run to Clark as well, can you tell me where you booked your flights? Thanks

on the air asia website

clark is nothing, but FAR better than manilla. a short bus ride takes you you to drugs, hookers, and general filth one should expect from Manilla, so its all within throwing distance. but clark itself has a couple shit hotels, a shittier restaurant, military base and a 7-11.

we went in Feb, and it worked great as a cheap jumping stone (we went cebu then palawan). far less stressful than manilla as the airport area is more like a farm area in appearance. Unless Manilla is a destination ( :loco: ) i will travel through clark everytime, cheap flights permitting. we paid $8k return for 2 people on air asia this route.

Philippines’ AirAsia will be temporarily suspending flights to… Taipei… from Clark International Airport effective 9th October 2013.

According to Air Asia Press releases > Philippines’ AirAsia re-aligns operations in Clark Airport, CLARK, PAMPANGA, 13 September 2013

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

HOW THE HELL CAN THEY CANCEL THAT,IT WAS ALWAYS PACKED???

fucking Coast Guard Fisherman shit innit?

steer clear of air asia. they are as good as scammers in my eyes. they cancelled my flight, i didnt want to chance getting a different flight with these layabouts so i opted for the refund. about 2 months later i still haven’t recieved shit and they dont respond to emails.