The national airline is Air
Vanuatu (NF), which offers regular services between Port-Vila
and Brisbane, Auckland (New Zealand), Melbourne and Sydney (Australia).
Approximate flight times
Approximate times are as follows:
It takes 30 hours travelling from London to Vanuatu.
Port-Vila International Airport
Port-Vila (VLI) (Bauerfield) is 6 kilometres (4 miles) from Port
- Vila (the travel time is 15 minutes).
to and from the airport
Buses and taxis are accessible for travelling to and from Vanuatu
Bank/bureaux de change, bars, duty free shops, left luggage, restaurant
and club lounge for business class passengers.
VUV 2,500. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from this departure
tax. It must be paid in cash and in local currency (Vatu) only.
Note: The departure tax is frequently included in airfares, please
check with your travel agent when booking.
The Visit the South Pacific Pass is valid for several
airlines operating in the South Pacific, including most of the larger
ones, such as Air Caledonie, Air Pacific, Air Nauru, Air Marshall
Islands, Air Niugini, Air Vanuatu, Polynesian Airlines, Qantas,
Royal Tongan Airlines and Solomon Airlines.
Offering reductions of up to 40 % on normal airfares,
this sector based pass allows for flexible island hopping between
the destinations of the Cook Islands, Samoa, Nauru, Vanuatu, New
Caledonia, Tahiti, Tonga, Vanuatu and the more remote Melanesian
and Micronesian islands, together with major cities in Australia
(Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney) and New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch
This pass is only available for people resident outside of the South
Pacific. The journey must be started outside the South Pacific and
only 1 stopover in Australia is allowed. A minimum of 2
sectors must be bought before departure (extra sectors
can be purchased en route). There is a maximum of 1 pass per person,
and passes must be used within 6 months of the 1st day of travel.
Children under 12 years of age only pay 75 % of
the adult fare. For details and conditions, please contact the South
Pacific Tourist Organisation.