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Vanuatu's well-situated in the south-west Pacific between Fiji and New Caledonia (each a 90 minute flight from Port Vila), with Australia and New Zealand both only 3 hours away. Because of the proximity, getting to Vanuatu is easy with direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Noumea, Honiara, and Nadi by various international airlines (below airline listing) including our very own national carrier.

Getting to Vanuatu

Australia

  • Virgin Australia have 7 flights per week from Brisbane to Port Vila with connections from around Australia
  • Connections are available from other Australian states
  •  Fiji Airways fly to Port Vila from Nadi. Connections are available through Nadi from Sydney within a day. Other connections are available with overnight stays in Fiji
  • Travel is available with Air Calin available via Noumea with overnight stays in Noumea

 

New Zealand

  • Fiji Airways has connections from Auckland to Port Vila via Nadi 
  • Air Calin connects through Noumea with overnight stays

 

New Caledonia

  • There are 2 direct flight per week with Aircalin from Noumea to Port Vila

 

Europe

  • Best connections are through either 
    • Nadi with Fiji Airways or
    • Brisbane with Virgin Australia
    • Noumea with Air Calin 

 

North America

  • The best connections remain with Fiji Airways via Nadi – from Los Angles, San Francisco and Vancouver

 

Japan

  • Connections are via Nadi with Fiji Airways from Narita
  • Connections via Noumea with Air Calin from Narita 

 

 

Port Vila Airport

Port Vila Airport, just 10 minutes from the centre of Port Vila and 20 minutes from the Havannah Coast, is where most visitors arrive for the first time in Vanuatu. It acts as a domestic hub for Air Vanuatu and a range of charter airlines, and is where most will come when travelling domestically in Vanuatu. The international and domestic terminals, while separate, are next to each other, allowing easy transfers between flights.

For information on travel to/from Port Vila Airport, check out this page

Getting to Espiritu Santo

Air Vanuatu also operates direct flights from Australia straight to Espiritu Santo departing Brisbane. For those flying into Port Vila first, there are daily domestic flight transfers to Espiritu Santo taking approximately 50 minutes.

Espiritu Santo is Air Vanuatu's northern hub, with flights onward to the Banks Islands, Pentecost and Maewo.

Getting to Tanna

Inter-island flights operate from Port Vila to Tanna daily with Air Vanuatu. The flight time from Port Vila to Tanna is just 40 minutes, however depending on what time and day your international flight arrives, you may require a 1-night stopover in Vila before continuing on to Tanna.