Getting Around - Internal Travel
Fiji’s domestic airlines, Air Pacific, Air
Fiji and Sun Air, operate shuttle services around the islands, particularly
between Nadi and Suva (Nausori) with additional regular flights
to Kadavu, Vanua Levu and Taveuni. The flight time from Nadi to
Suva is approximately 30 minutes.
also operates from Suva to Ovalau, Koro, Cicia in the Lau group
and Gau, and from Nadi to Labasa. A Discover Fiji ticket is available
which gives virtually unlimited flights (Funafuti and Rotuma in
Tuvalu not included) for 30 days.
Please contact Air
Fiji, PO Box 1259, Suva (telephone: 331 3666 or 331 5055). Sun
Air operates daily flights to Malololailtai (for Musket Cove
and Plantation Village), Kadavu, Labasa, Taveuni and Savusavu from
Nadi (telephone: 723 016).
Pacific Crown Aviation LTD manages a helicopter service
out of Suva which is available for charter. Turtle
Airways flies to Turtle Island from Nadi. The flight time is
approximately 30 minutes, flight prices are high as the island is
privately owned. Only 14 couples are allowed on the island at 1
Sea & Lake
Government and local shipping companies control freight and passenger
services linking the outer slands.
Cruises to offshore islands leave Nadi / Lautoka and Suva. A ferry
goes back and forth regularly from Suva to Labasa, and to Ovalau
and Koro Island. Cabin cruisers and yachts
are available for charter. Inter island trips can take anything
from a few hours to a few weeks, and are generally very inexpensive.
Timetables are generally not posted. People wishing to travel about
the islands in this way are advised to enquire at the offices of
one of the local shipping agents, being sure to confirm all arrangements
with the captain once the vessel is in port.
Numerous ferries now operate between the major
islands, greatly reducing travel times. These boats can take between
300 and 500 passengers and have a full range of facilities, including
a TV lounge, a bar, and snack bar. A F $2.5 million catamaran called
Lagilagi, launched by Beachcomber Island resort, provides 2 cruises
from Fiji, servicing Lautoka, Nadi, Nanu-i-ra, Savusavu and Wananvu.
It leaves Port Denarau every Saturday morning at varied times.
The approximate driving time from Nadi to Suva is 3 hours (on a
sealed road). The major roads on Viti Levu follow the coast, linking
the main centres.
Traffic drives on the left in Fiji. There are about
5,000 kilometres (3,100 miles) of roads, 1,500 kilometres (930 miles)
of which are paved and useable all year round. The speed
limit in built up areas is 50 kilometres per hour (30 miles
per hour) and highways are 80 kilometres per hour (50 miles per
hour). Please beware of livestock on the roads as they wander freely
during the night, although it is best to avoid driving during the
Whilst driving past villages, drivers are advised to slow down as
locals use the roads as footpaths. It is essential for front seat
passengers to wear their seat belt at all times.
Local open windowed buses operate across Viti Levu
and the other major islands between all towns and on suburban routes.
Express air conditioned buses also operate between
Suva and Nadi and between Suva and Lautoka.
Taxis are metered in towns. A fare table for long distances is compulsory.
Cars, limousines and chauffeurs are all available for rental. Please
contact Fiji Visitors
Bureau for further information.
An International Driving Permit is required if driving a locally
registered vehicle. Overseas and international permits are valid
for 6 months.
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