Fiji Transport

Fiji's local transport network is quite good and offers a number of options to tourists ranging from flights to taxis, buses and passenger ferries.

Flights operate regularly connecting Nadi and Suva taking approximately 35 minutes however shared or private taxis are quite cheap and a great way to see the countryside. Share taxis from Nadi to Suva cost around F$17 while private taxis charge approximately F$80 from Suva to Sigatoa. Getting around Nadi costs just F$8-$10 from the airport to town however negotiating this price would be quite easy.

The national speed limit is 80 km/h and while there are hire cars available, road travel tends to be a little dangerous for tourists as some roads are not in the best condition. Therefore, the embassies advise visitors to opt for bus travel instead.

A cheaper option, buses are a more scenic way to see Fiji with express services operating along the Queens Highway as well as every half hour along the main road of Viti Levu. Taveuni buses are a little less regular, however encounter very little traffic. Hop-on, hop-off buses also allow you to enjoy your Fiji holiday at your own pace at a fixed price. Although more expensive than the usual F$12, these offer far more inclusions such as tours and activities.

Passenger ferries service Nadi to the Mamanuca Groups from 9 am to 4 pm as well as a daily service to the Yasawa Group. Daily services also run to Vanua Levu and Ovalau with fortnightly ferries to the Northern and Southern Islands.

South Sea Cruises operate daily inter-island ferries throughout the Mamanuca resorts and are reasonably priced with the larger ones enjoying a good safety record. It is worth noting that these ferries may be quite crowded during school holiday periods.