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How to get to Fiji?

What is the best way to get to Fiji?

With Fiji being an island nation made up of 333 islands and located in the South Pacific, getting there by air is the most cost effective (and fastest) option from Australia. With direct flights from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne regularly travelling to Nadi International Airport, getting to Fiji takes around 3-4 hours and is two hours ahead based on Australian Eastern Standard time.
Australian is well-connected to Fiji with a number of carrier options between the two countries. The local air carrier is Fiji Airways (Air Pacific) and other Australian operators travelling to Fiji include Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar. There are also countless domestic connection flights to link Australian up to the direct departure points.

97% international flights arrive into Nadi International Airport with the remainder arriving into Nausori International Airport, which is also on Viti Levu. However, all Australian flights arrive into Nadi with a number of transport options to then connect you to your Fiji destination.

If you have a connecting flight or transfers, allow at least an hour between the time your flight arrivals and the time you’re scheduled to be picked up. It usually takes around half an hour to clear immigration and customs to collect your luggage.

Don’t forget that flights & transfers are normally included in your My Fiji holiday package.

Getting Around Fiji

Now that you have arrived in Nadi, transport between the airport and other popular holiday destinations such as Denarau, the Coral Coast and the surrounding islands groups are many and vary on price and duration.

Nadi Airport is located approximately 15km from the Port of Denarau, which offers a number of transport options to connect to ferry services to the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, approximately 25 mins by car to Denarau Island (up to an hour by bus transfers allowing for stops) and up to three hours to Coral Coast resorts, depending on which resort you’re staying at and how you choose to get there.

Tip: If you’re traveling further afield than Denarau Island, it is best to have a flight that arrives earlier in the day to allow for cheaper connections to other island groups or further away on the mainland. Otherwise, plan to stay a night and travel the next day or pay extra for a water taxi.

Remember My Fiji packages almost always include transfers to and from the airport to get to your accommodation. 

Getting to Denarau Island

Denarau Island is easily accessible from Nadi International Airport, as it is also on the main island of Viti Levi. By private car or taxi, it will take about 25 minutes to get to Denarau or up to an hour if travelling by coach transfer to allow for a number of stops along the way. The Denarau Marina is on the way to Denarau Island, which is where you can access the outer islands via launch transfers and water taxis.

Remember My Fiji packages almost always include transfers to and from the airport to get to your accommodation. 

Getting to the Coral Coast

The Coral Coast is another popular holiday destination on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levi and is easily accessible by road. While there are bus transfer and public transport options, private car is recommended as the easiest and quickest way to get to where you’re going. Located southeast of Nadi, it is around 45 minutes by car to arrive at the closest resort, being Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa and around an hour and 45 minutes to arrive at The Warwick Fiji.

Remember My Fiji packages almost always include transfers to and from the airport to get to your accommodation. 

Getting to the Islands

As mentioned, Nadi International Airport is located a short car ride to the Port of Denarau Marina, which is where you can access Fiji Island groups, including the Mamanuca Islands located off the west coast of Viti Levu, as well as the Yasawa Islands, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Kadavu, the Lomaiviti Islands and the remote Lau Islands.

Over water transport options to access Fiji island groups include ferries, water taxis (operating 24 hours a day), boat transfers and cruises. Alternatively, if you have a few extra dollars in your pocket, chartered seaplanes and helicopters offer maximum flexibility and access to more remote locations if your Fiji holiday destination is a little off the beaten track.

Tip: Be sure to arrive at least 25 minutes prior to your scheduled launch transfer departure (this does not include Sea Island Cruises or water taxis).

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