Getting To and Around Vanuatu

Travel Team
By Travel Team 2 Min Read

Located deep in the South Pacific between Fiji and New Caledonia, both Australia and New Zealand are only three hours away from Vanuatu and offer plenty of flights to the region via various international airlines. Port Vila Airport is only 10 minutes away from the city centre, and 20 minutes away from the gorgeous Havannah Coast.  

As a location that is so widespread, there are a variety of options available for travelling around. The most obvious mode of travel is to fly via Air Vanuatu, which offers domestic routes across the islands. However, take care to plan ahead, as the airline offers a comfortable ATR-72 aircraft between Port Vila, Santo, and Tanna, but beyond these routes, flights are operated on smaller aircraft with limited facilities.  

Minibuses, seating around 10 people, are also available. The minibuses drive around the islands picking up locals and tourists, and are a reflection of the friendly atmosphere that has characterised the country. The buses are cheap and run regularly, so don’t worry if you miss the first one you see; however, just be aware that they only travel on sealed roads between Efate, Espiritu Santo, and Tanna.  

For those who want to get the blood pumping, Vanuatu also offers unconventional tours that let you see sensational views whilst travelling around. One of the most popular forms of travel is via Air Taxi Vanuatu. Flying through the air on a bright yellow by-plane, see Vanuatu from above, bearing witness to the best tropical waterfalls and beautiful beaches or stare into the eye of an active volcano.

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