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Diosdado Macapagal International Airport

Diosdado Macapagal International Airport or Clark Airport

With more and more flights going in and out of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA), or simply known as Clark Airport, a lot of people have been asking for details on how to reach the airport, travel times, expenses, and the like.

Cebu Pacific, Airphilexpress, Tiger Airways, Sea Air, and Air Asia fly to and from DMIA. The airport mostly caters international flights (Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Singapore, Hongkong, Macau) but also caters flights to and from Cebu, Davao, Kalibo, and Puerto Princesa.

Check-in area

Going around the airport is not difficult at all since it is just small. You can see the check-in counters and the immigration counter upon entry. Upon payment of terminal fees (150 pesos for domestic flights) and travel tax and final x-ray scanning, passengers are welcomed to the waiting lounges found both at the ground floor and the second level. In case you get hungry, there are quite a number of food stalls selling a wide array of snacks and meals.
Depending upon the airline you’ve booked, you will either be asked to use the boarding gates found at the ground floor or the 2 bridges located on the second floor. 

Waiting lounges at the second floor

For passengers taking public transportation from the North, ride a bus going to Pasay or Avenida. Ask the driver to drop you off at Dau Terminal in Pampanga. Fare is around 60 pesos from Tarlac, 300 pesos from Baguio. Once in Dau Terminal, walk a bit towards the van terminal located along a narrow street near Jollibee. Look for an airconditioned jeepney that says “Clark Airport.” This will finally bring you to the airport. Fare is 100 pesos if there are only 6-10 passengers, 50 pesos if the jeepney is full. Travel time from Dau to DMIA is 20 minutes.

If you wish to take the jeepney, you will have to walk towards the junction at Caltex and cross the road. Jeepneys bound for Clark via Main gate pass by here. Fare should be no more than 15 pesos.

If you are commuting from the south, the best way is to ride a Philtranco bus from Pasay or SM Megamall. Philtranco offers daily trips to and from the airport. For bus schedules, click here.

For those bringing their own vehicles, the best way is to enter SCTEX and exit at the DMIA Exit (if you're coming from the north). From here, follow directions that will bring you to the airport. Travel time from the exit to DMIA is 15 minutes. Those coming from the south may take the Dau exit of NLEX. From the exit, travel time to the airport should be about 25 minutes. In case you have no driver, you can actually leave your car in the parking lot and pay for the parking fee of about 90 pesos for every 24 hours.

The same airconditioned jeepneys wait outside the airport and leave when the vehicle is full, or when there are at least 12 passengers. Fare is 50 pesos. There are two main drop-off points: SM Clark and Dau Terminal.

You can also catch a jeepney outside the airport but you will have to walk about 200 meters to get to the main road.  

Air Asia flight in DMIA


  1. Kudos, my son. Finally you came with your travel blog. I like the cover photo-one way of promoting Tarlac Province, and for featuring DMIA. God bless!

  2. Available pa po ba yung mga aircon jeeps up to today? Thanks

    1. yes po, available pa din po, although hindi po ako sure kung same pa din ang rates nila. I have yet to ride one again next next week. :)

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    1. Obsolete na ata ung info dito. Last time na sumakay ako may aircon lounge na ang jeepney terminal papuntang DMIA. hehe


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