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Travelling around the Torres Islands

By boat

Distances are short but it is sometimes difficult travelling around the Torres Islands, as most transport is by boat—but when you reach your destination, the four islands are well worth it. 

Speedboats between islands in the Torres group are available for 10,000Vt for a whole boat, or 1,000Vt per person, shared. Be aware that it can be a rough ride if the tradewinds are blowing.

There is no regular shipping service to the Torres Islands.

By air

Tourists with an international Air Vanuatu ticket are entitled to a 20% discount on domestic flights. For the latest flight schedules, visit Air Vanuatu's website.

The cost of flying to the Torres Islands can be a deterrent to travellers. If you skip Port Vila and start your travels in Santo, it is more affordable, however. Air Vanuatu has a weekly international service between Brisbane (Australia) and Santo.

You can get more value out of your air ticket by visiting some other islands in the Banks. Stopovers add little to the cost of a return fare to the Torres Islands.

There's one Air Vanuatu domestic flight a week to the Torres Islands. It lands at Linua Island, adjacent to Loh Island. At low tide you can wade across the estuary between Linua and Loh. When the tide is high, canoes are used.