Getting Around - Internal Travel
Domestic services are supplied by Vanair, which
operates under the umbrella of Air Vanuatu Ltd as Air Vanuatu domestic.
It offers scheduled services to 29 destinations within the archipelago.
and Air Club
Vila provide charter flights.
Vanair deducts 20 % from the standard domestic airfare to travellers
with an international ticket issued outside of Vanuatu. It also
offers the Vanuatu Pass which allows 4 flights to any destination
for US $236.
VUV 400. Children under 12 years of age are
exempt from this departure tax. It must be paid in cash and in local
currency (Vatu) only.
The departure tax is frequently included in airfares, please check
with your travel agent when booking.
Another departure fee charges visitors and locals VUV 200 from any
Shefa province domestic airport. This applies to every leg where
a passenger departs from the following domestic airports: Swio Airportm-
Emae, Pele Airport - Tongoa, Bauerfield - Port - Vila, Valesdir
Airport - Epi and Laman Bay Airport - Epi.
Inter - island ferries
occasionally operate from Port-Vila and Espiritu Santo to the northern
and southern islands. Boats can also be rented.
Traffic drives on the right in Vanuatu.
Of the 1,130 kilometres (702 miles) of road, 54 kilometres (32 miles)
are paved. Roads are either dense coral or dirt tracks. The road
around the island of Efate is currently open however visitors are
advised to check with their hotel or the police whether the road
is open before attempting to drive around the island.
support the town centre and the airport in Port - Vila.
There are many taxis and all are metered, although
a fixed rate can be agreed.
Numerous minibus services available. As there are
no timetables for these, the most common way to catch a minibus
is to flag one down and tell the driver where to go.
Main car hire operators have offices in Port - Vila. Cars, 4 wheel
drive vehicles and jeeps are obtainable.
A national driving licence is adequate.