|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||$835||Average for round-trip flights in April 2020|
|Round-trip from||$557||From New York to Angeles City|
NYC - CRK
$626 - $1513
Flights to Diosdado Macapagal International – now known as Clark International airport – in the Philippines from the United States range from about 17.5h-40h. The length of your flight will depend on several factors, such as departure city and the number and length of any stopovers. You’ll likely incur more stopovers if your departure city is not a major international airport. Your flight time will also be longer if you’re flying out of the east coast as opposed to the west coast.
There are no direct flights to Clark International, Angeles, from any airport in the United States, unfortunately. You can try to lower the number of stopovers you experience and shorten your time in the air by departing from your closest major international airport that services airlines that regularly fly into Clark International, such as Philippine Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, and Cathay Pacific Airways. When you do experience layovers, you can expect to do so in cities like New York, Doha, and Hong Kong.
When you alight at Clark / Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (CRK), you’ll likely be heading to popular local destinations like Manila, Baguio, or, closer still, Angeles. To get to downtown Angeles from the airport, you can take a taxi for about $5 and about a six-minute ride. For about $1, you can also opt to take the P2P local bus which will drop you off at the local mall, SM Clark Pampanga in about 7 minutes. To Manila, you can take a taxi from the airport at about $30 for an hour’s ride. You can also take a local bus, but there is a transfer at Dau Bus Terminal. The whole journey takes nearly three hours and costs about $4. To get to Baguio from the airport, you can opt for a taxi, which will take nearly two and a half hours and costs about $55. The local bus will take about three and a half hours, as here too you must transfer at Dau Bus Terminal, though it will cost only about $8.
If you’re staying near Angeles, close to the airport, a visit to Clark Museum is a must. Here you can explore Clark’s history from 1901 to its development of the Freeport Zone. Those heading north to Baguio can stroll through its incredible Burnham Park, a modern green space with a lake for boating, a skating rink, and plenty of superb picnic spots. As the capital of the Philippines, Manila is a mix of old and new, with plenty to excite different travelers. Old Manila, Chinatown, and Fort Santiago are all can’t-miss spots.
U.S. citizens traveling to Philippines need a valid passport, although a visa is not required for stays under 30 days.