Fiji transport information, for travelling the Fiji Islands, in the South Pacific Islands. Fiji Islands offer a wide range of transport services and options. Fiji transport services include flights to and from Fiji, bus services, car rentals and taxi services. Taxis are available from Nadi International Airport.

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Fiji has two main International airports in Nadi and Nausori, located on the western and eastern sides of the main island of Viti Levu. There are also 13 smaller airports located on the outer islands and all are conveniently located close to a range of holiday needs including accommodation, shopping, activities, attractions and dining options. For more information about airports in Fiji visit the Fiji Airports page.

Road conditions in the Fiji Islands may differ significantly from those in your own country. Be sure to know where you can catch a bus, taxi or hire a car in the Fijian Islands. 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 9am to 4pm 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.

Nadi is Fiji's main international airport with Air Pacific and Air New Zealand operating regular services from Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Japan, and the USA. Other carriers servicing Fiji including Korean Air, Air Vanuatu, Polynesian Air, Marshall Air, Air Nauru, AirCalin, Air Niugini and Pacific Blue. Domestic services to air strips around Fiji are provided by Pacific Sun and Air Fiji. Charter seaplane and helicopter operators fly from Nadi.

Image Source: Tourism Fiji. A scenic helicopter ride in Fiji
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Image Source: Tourism Fiji. Riding a scooter in Fiji
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Fiji Air Transport

Nadi International Airport is located nine kilometres north of central Nadi and Nausori International Airport is 23 kilometres northeast of Suva.

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Fiji Bus Transport

The larger Fijian Islands have extensive bus routes that are affordable and consistent in service.

There are bus stops in urban locations. However, in rural areas buses need to be hailed as they approach.

Bus services come in three categories and are priced accordingly. The local buses with open windows and padded seats provide a regular, cheap service to all parts of Fiji. They stop where required and can be waved down. Express buses only stop at designated areas and towns. They depart from the bus terminals in each town and from bus shelters along the way. Air-conditioned coaches run between Nadi and Suva along the Coral Coast to a twice daily schedule, with pick-up and drop-offs at hotels and resorts.

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Fiji Car Transport

The majority of sealed roads are on Viti Levu, and there is also a sealed road on Vanua Levu between Savusavu and Labasa.

Roads in Fiji are usually well-constructed, but drivers should keep an eye out for potholes and speed bumps near some Fijian villages.

Driving is on the left hand side of the road, with the maximum speed being 80 kilometres per hour (50 miles per hour), and the maximum speed in residential areas being 50 kilometres per hour (30 miles per hour).

Fiji recognises driving licences from certain countries. Visitors can obtain an International Licence or International Driving Permit if they wish to hire a vehicle for their stay in Fiji.

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Fiji Taxi Transport

There are many taxi services located throughout Fiji.

Upon arrival at the Nadi International Airport there are Airport Taxis available as soon as you depart customs. Make sure you ask to have the meter running so you will be charged the standard rate.

Taxis are quite common throughout Nadi Town, with a number of taxis stands and stops. Taxis are also available at other locations around the Fiji Islands.

Taxis are inexpensive and plentiful. Negotiate the price prior to the journey. Your hotel will be able to give you a rough cost estimate for the journey. Taxis wait at taxi stands or can be flagged down. If you require a taxi to wait for you, the charge will be minimal. Make sure you have small change as the taxis carry very little.

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Fiji Ferry Services

The Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands are serviced by daily ferries departing from Denarau Marina near Nadi. Ferries to the Mamanuca Islands depart three times a day.

Beachcomber Cruises, Pattersons Ferries and Consort Shipping run regular services to Vanua Levu departing from Suva, Natovi Jetty (north of Suva), Ellington Wharf (Rakiraki) or Nadi/Lautoka. Patterson Ferries and Emosi Ferries provide weekly services between Suva and Kadavu – these are mainly for cargo.

Local boats may offer their services. However, they are generally unlicensed and do not carry safety equipment.

Petrol Stations

Service stations and petrol pumps are located throughout Fiji including BP, Shell and Mobil. Credit cards are not generally accepted so cash is usually required.

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