Tahiti is readily accessible from California, Hawaii, New Zealand, [Chile-suspended], New Caledonia, and Japan. Direct, non-stop flight times are about 8 hours from Los Angeles or San Francisco, 5 hours from Auckland or Honolulu, and 12 hours from Tokyo.
Papeete (PPT) Tahiti is served by several international airlines including direct flights with:
- Air Tahiti Nui - LAX, Seattle, Tokyo, Auckland
- Air France / Delta - LAX
- United Airlines - SFO
- French Bee - SFO
- Hawaiian - Honolulu
Getting from Tahiti to Moorea
NOTE: Getting from the Tahiti International Airport to Moorea will depend on your arrival time. The ferries do not run at night.
Interisland ferries: Tahiti Moorea
- Arrange for land transfers and/or ferry tickets when you purchase your airline tickets. The tour busses parked in front of the terminal will take you to the ferry dock in Papeete.
- Take a taxi (about 2000cfp) from the stand in front of the airport.
- Take the bus, which stops on the road above the airport. You must walk through the parking lot and up the stairs to the road, then cross the road to wait for the bus to Papeete. The final destination is in the center of Papeete, not at the ferry dock. You will need to walk about 1 km.
- There are no ferries at night, so you will need to spend the night on Tahiti.
- Check the ferry schedules for departure times.
Transfers: Ferry to/from Gump Station
The Vaiare ferry terminal on Moorea is about a 20-minute drive from the Gump Station. Most ferries are met by taxis and the municipal bus, but it is best to reserve a taxi in advance. (Users should make arrangements with Gump staff prior to arrival if they require help booking a taxi). The buses are inexpensive though may charge a little extra for big pieces of luggage. Get off at milestone mark: Pk 11.5, just past the village of Paopao on the west side of Cook's Bay.