Transportation in Fiji
You can get to Fiji by air or by sea. There is also a well developed road network within Fiji, whereby an asphalted highway connects Lautoka in the north to Suva and Nausori. Nausori is the airport at Suva. This highway skirts the southern and western areas of Viti Levu. Another highway connecting the northern and eastern sections of the island is under construction, after which the entire island will be connected by a tar sealed highway.
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This Fiji transportation guide tells you all you need to know about travelling in and getting around Fiji. We also have many Fiji tours to help you see this tropical paradise.
Fiji Transportation Guide
Fiji has two international airports, Nadi International Airport on its west and Nausori International Airport in Viti Levu, near Suva on the east. These airports connect Fiji to many major cities through direct flights to and from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea. Fiji’s national carrier is Air Pacific, which has a fleet of Boeing 747s and 767s servicing its international flights. Most places within Fiji are also accessible by air thanks to their airstrips and airports.
Two domestic airlines, Sun Air and Air Fiji, operate flights between these two airports and between the other islands of Fiji.
For transport from the airport to the city (or from the city to the airport), we recommend Green Path Transfers, who offer eco-friendly airport transfers in hundreds of destinations around the world.
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If you want to sail into Fiji then the port at Suva is the main point of entry. This port handles both international passenger and cargo vessels. You can also enter Fiji from the ports of Lautoka, Savusavu and Levuka. Inter-island ferry services take you between the various islands of Fiji.
Getting Around Fiji
If you prefer to cover the island by road, you can hire a car from the airport, towns, hotels or resorts. Hertz rent-a- car, Budget rent-a-car or Avis, all have counters at Nadi International Airport or offices on the island.
For a picturesque drive take the highway from Rakiraki, the north eastern end of Viti Levu and drive via Tavua through Ba, Lautoka, Nadi and the coral coast, to reach Suva. Another highway connecting Rakiraki to Suva through Korovou is under construction. You can also arrange to rent a car in Vanua Levu and other islands.
Limousines and Chauffeurs
Are you in a mood to indulge and pamper yourself? Then go ahead and arrange for a special limousine and a personal chauffeur for the duration of your visit, by informing the tour operator in advance.
One of the best ways to capture the beauty of Fiji and get a whiff of the local flavour is to travel by ferry across islands. These ferries carry passengers and cargo. If you have the time to spare and are in the mood for some adventure, then jump onto one of the ferries that traverse the various islands. If you are skilful enough to jump in first you might get a cabin, or else just hang out on the deck and soak in the experience. You could also cruise along in one of the luxury ships.
Buses and Public Transportation
Within Fiji, you can use the extensive local bus network that runs scheduled services covering Viti Levu and other prominent islands, towns and cities of Fiji.
Travelling in Fiji by the open windowed bus is an experience by itself. You not only get a chance to drink in the scenery of the interiors, but also get to socialize with the Fijian who is essentially warm hearted and hospitable to the core. It’s a quaint journey through villages and towns, since this is the most widely used form of transport.
But if you prefer to travel in greater comfort, then book yourself in the modern air conditioned buses from resorts, hotels and towns.
In the remote and interior parts of Fiji, passenger vans and mini trucks that accommodate many passengers are very popular. The ticket rates are lower than the tariff of cabs. In some routes, the fares are on par with the bus service. Great fun, but only if you can rough it out!
Taxis in Fiji
You can also travel by metered taxis in Fiji. Most Fijians do not own vehicles, so taxis are freely available at rates that are very reasonable. For about FJ$3, you can travel anywhere in the city or town. In the rural areas, however, the taxis don’t run on a fixed price. Rates quoted depend on the proximity of the destinations. Please bargain with the drivers. They enjoy it! If your trip is a long one, or you allow him to pick up more passengers along the way, or hire him for the whole day, then he will certainly reduce his fare!