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Vanuatu Getting There - International Travel
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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).

Transport to and from the airport

Buses and taxis are accessible for travelling to and from Vanuatu airport.

Airport facilities

Bank/bureaux de change, bars, duty free shops, left luggage, restaurant and club lounge for business class passengers.

Departure Tax

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.

Air passes

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 and Wellington).

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.
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Air Vanuatu Vanuatu's national airline.