Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Cebu Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
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Mactan-Cebu Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Mactan-Cebu Airport (Code: CEB).
What to Expect
Cebu Airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 serves domestic destinations and the brand new Terminal 2 serves international flights. Security queues can get long, so arrive early for peace of mind. You’ll find a solid selection of eateries and shops, though none are open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Sleeping in Cebu Airport
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel located inside the International Terminal and nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.
If sleeping in the airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel in Cebu Airport and several nearby hotels with free shuttle service
- Aerotel Cebu – Located inside Terminal 2 (International Terminal), on the second level, the hotel is accessible whether you are landside or airside. Offers 11 rooms (9 single and 2 double) which include showers, slippers, coffee machine, and more. Rates are available starting in a minimum block of 6 hours (online), in person you may be able to book for a minimum of 3 hours. » Check Rates
- Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino – Located across the street from the airport, this is the closest hotel to the airport. You can walk or call the hotel for pick-up ($). » Check Rates
- Goldberry Suites & Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle is available upon e-mail request. » Check Rates
- Dulcinea Hotel & Suites – (5 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle, available on request. » Check Rates
- The Bellavista Hotel – (8 minutes) Free shuttle to the airport is available. At the time of this update, it does not appear that airport pick-ups are available. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Cebu Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Plaza Premium Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Arrivals Level. Hours: open 24 hours. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
Passes Plaza Premium Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, International Departures Level 1. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.
Philippines Airlines Mabuhay Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside • Domestic Terminal, Airside.
Free WiFi is available at Cebu Airport.
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by at least 11 banks/service providers. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: both Landside and Airside in T1, Domestic and T2, International.
Business Center – Computer with internet access, prepaid cellphone cards, photocopies, faxing and more are available at iKonnect.
Currency Exchange – Curex provides currency services in these locations: T1, Domestic, Arrivals • T2, International, Arrivals • T2, International, Check-in • T2, International, Airside.
Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains are available free of charge. Locations: throughout the airport.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in both terminals, along with a small assortment of shops. Location: Terminal 2 (International) after security check. Terminal 1 (Domestic) at the Airport Village, behind information desk outside Arrivals.
Family Services – Mothers can breastfeed in privacy at the airport’s dedicated breastfeeding area. Amenities include comfortable chairs with privacy curtains, a microwave, a sink, changing stations, and more. Location: Airside, Central Spine Departure Area. Hours: 24 hours.
Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we were unable to confirm the availability of 24-hour dining. Food options include: Asian Kitchen ▪ Ayer’s Lechon ▪ Bo’s Coffee ▪ Bonchon ▪ Burger King ▪ Cabin ▪ Cafe Cesario ▪ Camden Food Co. ▪ Cinnabon ▪ Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf ▪ Dunkin’ Donuts ▪ Fraiche Deli ▪ Jollibee ▪ Krispy Kreme ▪ La Bella Express ▪ La Bella Pizza Bistro ▪ Nippon Ramen ▪ Oven Grilled Pita ▪ Potato Corner ▪ Ritazza ▪ Seattle’s Best Coffee ▪ Starbucks ▪ Top ‘N Dog ▪ Tsim Sha Tsui ▪ Tubo Cane ▪ Zubuchon.
Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit one of the airport’s Information Desks for assistance. Locations: Terminal 2 (International), Arrivals, at exit ▪ Terminal 2 (International), Departures, near Cabin bar ▪ Terminal 2 (Domestic), Airport Village, in front of Arrivals exit.
Luggage Porters – Services are available in both terminals. Rates: unknown.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Short-term storage is available at Ibales Luggage Depository. Hours: Open 24 hours.
Luggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Luggage trolleys are available. Rate: free of charge.
Luggage Wrapping – Pack & Fly provides luggage wrapping services. Location: both terminals in the check-in area. Rates: Single wrapping 250 PHP • Single wrapping plus insurance 300PHP.
Massage – Let the stress of travel melt away with a therapeutic massage in the airport! Locations: Rest N Go Massage Chairs (T1, Domestic at Gates 4 and 25) • Stress Away Massage Shop (T1, Domestic, Airside).
Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, a medical center can be found in Terminal 2, Departures Hall, Landside, Check-in.
Mobile Charging – A dedicated charging station can be found in T2, International, Baggage Claim Area. At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability in other locations. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Pharmacy – K2 Pharmacy provides services both Landside and Airside in T2, International. Hours: unknown.
Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from the airport’s post office. PHLPost is available in the airport.
Prayer Room – Both a chapel and a mosque are available in T1, Domestic, Landside and T2, International, Airside.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Available in the Plaza Premium Lounge. (See Airport Lounges above).
Smoking – A smoking lounge can be found in the T2 International, pre-departure area.
Spa – The Spa at Cebu offers spa and massage services. Location: T2, International, Airside.
Other things to do near the airport
If you have time to spare, head over to the Waterfront Hotel (across the street from the airport) where you can try your luck at the casino or have a dip in the hotel pool followed by drinks on the veranda.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Cebu airport is served by the following airlines: Air Busan • Air Juan • AirSWIFT • Asiana Airlines • Cathay Pacific • Cebu Pacific • China Eastern • China Southern • Emirates • EVA Air • Far Eastern Transport • Jeju Air • Jin Air • Juneyao Airlines • Korean Air • Lucky Air • Pan Pacific Airlines • Philippine Airlines • Royal Air • Scoot • Sichuan Airlines • SilkAir • T’way Airlines • Tigerair Taiwan • XiamenAir.
MyBus provides connections to the city and vice-versa with a few stops along the way. Buses to the airport run between 6:00AM and 11:00PM at 20 minute intervals and from the airport between 7:00AM – 12:00AM also at 20 minute intervals. Fare is P50 as per August 2019 fare adjustment.
Inter-Terminal Transfer – Obtaining a transfer pass is encouraged but not strictly observed. On non-peak times anyone can take the transfer bus with or without a transfer pass. Pick-up point at Terminal 1 is at the transport centre, right side of Arrivals exit, beside stop for MyBus city bus.
The following car rental providers have counters at the airport: Alamo • Check Cars Transport • Exclusive Cars • Fast Transit • Flamingo Rent a Car • JD Rent a Car • Mabuhay Car Rentals • MSIC Transportation • New Californian • Nihoon.
The airport offers a free shuttle between both terminals. You need to obtain a coupon from the arrival transfer desk / information counter and present it to the driver. Buses run every 15 minutes and operate 24 hours a day.
Several hotels near Cebu Airport provide transportation for their guests. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details:
See also Airport Hotels above.
Official airport taxis (yellow) and ordinary (white) taxis are readily available for hire in the Arrivals area, at taxi stands located just 30m to the right of the terminal exit.
Last updated: 2020-10-19
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.