CLARK airport GUIDE: how to get There, What to Do before flight

It’s not always that I fly out of Diosdado Macapagal international Airport, much more popularly known as Clark airport (CRK). Living in Metro Manila, I still choose flights that take off and land at Ninoy Aquino international airport (NAIA) because it is certainly much more convenient to me. The air traffic congestion problem in Manila, however, pushed numerous airlines (PAL Express, Cebu Pacific Air, AirAsia, and more) to fly to and from Clark, making this central Luzon gateway probably the fastest growing airport in the country.

WHAT’S covered IN THIS GUIDE?

HOW TO get TO CLARK AIRPORTNAIA TO CLARK airport schedule
TRINOMA TO CLARK airport SCHEDULE
SUBIC TO CLARK airport SCHEDULE
DAGUPAN TO CLARK airport SCHEDULE

What To Do before an international flight at Clark
Things to Bring
How to avoid Being Offloaded
Frequently Asked Questions
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HOW TO get TO CLARK AIRPORT

Clark airport is located two to three hours from Manila, depending on which part of the city you’re coming from. If you’re not very lucky, traffic can make the travel time even longer. Thus, to be on the safe side, I typically leave Manila six hours before my flight schedule — that gives me a four-hour allowance on the road and two hours to get through all the airport processes.

For example, if my flight is scheduled at 12 noon, I am already at the bus terminal at around 6am. I know that may be too much time but you know what they say, better safe than sorry. After all, it gives me ample time to come up with a plan B ought to something unfortunate happen like the bus breaking down at the expressway or something.

Here are the timetables. We also added the schedule of P2P buses from SUBIC and DAGUPAN.

NAIA TO CLARK airport schedule

via Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas

TRINOMA TO CLARK airport SCHEDULE

SUBIC TO CLARK airport SCHEDULE

Timetable courtesy of victory LINER
Fare: P250

DAGUPAN TO CLARK airport SCHEDULE

Timetable by victory LINER
FARE

From CARMEN: P270

From URDANETA: P315

From DAGUPAN: P400

What To Do before an international flight at Clark

If you’ve flown to a foreign destination before from NAIA, then you won’t have any problem going through the check-in process at Clark. It’s practically exactly the same. If anything, it’s much simpler because the counters lie close to one another.

Check in! present your passport to the check-in agent and drop your bags for check in. The agent will give you your boarding pass.

Pay the travel tax and terminal fee. travel tax is P1,620 per person for economy class. terminal fee is P600 per person. They will give you a receipt.

Get a departure Card. accomplish one copy per person. You will need the exact address of your hotel here.

Proceed to immigration counters. Line up and clear immigration check.

Final safety and security check. Remove all gadgets and metal items (including belts and coins) from your body. remove your shoes, too.

After the final safety and security check, head to the Pre-Departure Area. check your boarding pass to see what gate you ought to go to. All you need to do now is wait for the boarding call.

Oh by the way, there is a foreign exchange (FOREX) Counter at the Check-in Hall. If you want to exchange currencies before your flight, do so before approaching the immigration Booth. (There’s no turning back once you made it through. count on me; I tried. Haha.)

There you have it! have a safe journey!

This is what a Clark departure Card looks like
Departure area at Clark Airport
An AirAsia A320 plane

Things to Bring

Like I said on this post, I always have a checklist of items I should NOT forget when I travel abroad. here it is:

Passport – Do not ever, ever forget your passport.

Printed flight Itinerary/Tickets – Make sure you print out the tickets. When I fly domestic, I typically just show the check-in agent the tickets on my phone. They accept it. but for international flights, you will be showing your tickets too numerous times (check-in counter, travel tax counter, departure fee counter, immigration, etc) that it would be impractical and ridiculously bothersome to whip out your phone every step of the way. A printed ticket will make it a lot simpler for you and the people who will check it. Besides, a piece of paper does not need to be charged.

Valid IDs – Not really that essential because the passport is considered a valid ID. but to be safe, I always bring other IDs, just in case I was invited by immigration Officers for a short “talk.”

DSWD Clearance – only when I’m traveling with my nephew or niece and their parents are not joining the trip.

Credit card – Some airlines require a copy of the credit report card used when the tickets are booked online. You might also need it as a safety net in case you run short of cash. Some hotels also ask for credit report card for deposit.

Travel Itinerary – Make a clear plan of what you want to do and write them down. In case the immigration Officers pick you for a random check, a printed schedule will help convince them that you will really go to your destination to trip and nothing else.

Hotel address and contact number – You will need it. If you’re traveling with a kid or someone who doesn’t speak English (or the language spoken in the country you’re visiting), give them the address and contact number of the place you are staying in. In case they get lost, it will be simpler for them to find their way to you. You will also need the hotel address when filling out immigration forms.

A Pen – Yes, the humble pen is important. You will be accomplishing forms.

How to avoid Being Offloaded

Aside from the items above, there may be other files that you need to prepare depending on your situation or background. We created a separate post for it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We answered some of the typical questions we get from our readers and made a separate post for them.

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