There are no direct UK flights to the Philippines, although there are several indirect services available. The swiftest routes from Birmingham to Manila are the one-stop options offered by Emirates and KLM. These stop-off in Dubai and Amsterdam, respectively, and should take between 17 and a half and 18 and a half hours.
If you are travelling to any other airport within the Philippines, then you will have to take a more roundabout route. The fastest journey from Birmingham to Angeles City, for example, is a two-stop Flybe service that takes more than 26 hours, so make sure you plan your route carefully. To pick the right route for you, check out our flight search tool before booking.
The fastest UK route to the Philippines runs out of London Heathrow and usually takes about 14 and a half hours. These Cathay Pacific flights stop off once in Hong Kong, before travelling on to Manila. This could be a good option if you'd rather keep travel time to a minimum.
The cooler months of July and August are generally less popular with visitors who prefer the heat of April and May. But these periods can be the best times to get a great deal on your holiday in the Philippines, as the demand for flights drops and the prices drop with it. Also look out for cheap flight deals around January and September, when many airlines offer their biggest sales.
If the colourful capital Manila isn't your intended port of call, it may make financial sense to book a cheap flight there, and then arrange your own onward travel, via domestic flight or on land. This can take a while, but you may make some considerable savings.