Located west of Fiji, Vanuatu is approximately 4 hours by plane from the east coast of Australia. Getting to Vanuatu is easy and affordable thanks to the great range of cheap flights operated by Virgin Australia and Air Vanuatu. Direct flights are available from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to Port Vila, with connecting flights available from the majority of Australian capital cities.
International flights into Vanuatu arrive at the Baurfield International Airport on the island of Efate, approximately 10 minutes from Port Vila. Taxis and shuttle transfers available from the airport to nearby resorts around the island.
Getting to Port Vila from the Baurfield International Airport is a short 10 minute drive along the Linl Highway. Taxis, airport ground transportation shuttles and pre-paid shuttles are the easiest way to arrange the trip to your resort. The majority of resorts are concentrated in and around Port Vila, with a couple of resorts also located northwest of Port Vila, taking approximately 15 minutes’ drive.
Air Vanuatu also operates direct flights from Australia straight to Espiritu Santo departing Brisbane on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday taking approximately 4 hours. For those flying into Port Vila first, there are daily domestic flight transfers to Espiritu Santo taking approximately 50 minutes.
Inter-island flights operate from Port Vila to Tanna daily with Air Vanuatu. There is only one flight per day, departing in the morning, except for Thursdays and Saturdays when there are 2 flights daily departing early morning and early afternoon. The flight time from Port Vila to Tanna is just 40 minutes, however depending on what time and day your international flight arrives, you may require a 1 night stopover in Vila before continuing on to Tanna.
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