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Fiji Getting Around - Internal Travel
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Air

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.

Air Fiji 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 time.

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.

Road

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.

Regulations

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 night altogether.

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.

Bus

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.

Taxi

Taxis are metered in towns. A fare table for long distances is compulsory.

Car hire


Cars, limousines and chauffeurs are all available for rental. Please contact Fiji Visitors Bureau for further information.

Documentation

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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