Fiji Transport

Fiji's local transport network is relatively robust, offering tourists a number of options for getting around (everything from flights, taxis and buses to passenger ferries).

Domestic flights operate regularly and connect Nadi and Suva in approximately 35 minutes. Shared or private taxis are also quite cheap and can be 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 from Nadi Airport to the city centre will cost between F$8-$10, though these prices can be negotiated.

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.

Boat

A cheaper option, buses are a more scenic way to see Fiji with express services operating along the Queens Highway as well as along the main road of Viti Levu every half hour. 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 and at a fixed price. Though this option is more expensive than the usual F$12 it does includes tour and activities in the total cost.

Passenger ferries service Nadi and the Mamanuca Group from 9 am to 4 pm each day. Service to the Yasawa Group, Vanua Levu and Ovalau also run daily. Fortnightly ferries operate to the northern and southern islands.

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