How to get there
This page has some fairly detailed information on travel – if it’s all too much for you, please contact us and we’ll be happy to advise.
Fiji’s international airport is Nadi.
The information on international travel from Australia and the US is shown first, and on domestic travel (Nadi to Savusavu) further down the page.
International travel from Australia
Fiji Airways, Qantas (who code share with Fiji Airways),Virgin Australia and Jetstar all fly to Nadi.We have shown details of flights from Sydney and can advise on flights from other cities if requested.
FLIGHTS INTO FIJI FROM SYDNEY
Fiji Airways has two flights from Sydney. One leaves at 6.30am and then has a connection with the afternoon flight to Savusavu. Alternatively if this is too early there is a second flight which leaves Sydney around lunchtime; you will then need to spend a night in Nadi and you can take a flight on to Savusavu or Labasa the next day.
Qantas have the same itinerary as Air Pacifc as far as Nadi as a code-share flight with Air Pacific (ie they share the same plane) so flight times are the same as above. If you book with Qantas you will need to book the domestic flight to Savusavu separately.
Virgin Australia leaves Sydney at 8.10am (depending on time of year) and arrives in Nadi at 2.10 pm in the summer, 3.10pm in the winter. You will then need to spend a night in Nadi and fly on to Vanua Levu (our island) the next day. You will usually book yourself straight to Savusavu. If the flights are busy you can use Labasa to the north of us – its a 80-minute drive over the very beautiful mountains and gives you a chance to see more of the island. The cab fare to Savusavu is F$100 (approx A$65) and as the fare is often cheaper there is usually very little difference in overall cost.
It is possible to book one airline out and a different one for the return if that suits you better for time and / or price.
If you choose to fly Air Pacific on the international leg, you are best off booking all the way through, Sydney – Savusavu. This gives you the full luggage allowance of 23kg on both the international and domestic flights, whereas it is usually 15kg on the domestic flights
FLIGHTS BACK FROM FIJI TO SYDNEY
Fiji Airways: On the return there is both a morning flight at approx 9.00am and an afternoon / evening flight (times vary according to day). If you book the afternoon / evening flight, you can fly out of Savusavu the same morning to make the connection and do the journey in a single day. If you book the morning flight, you will need to spend another night in Nadi after the course ends.
You may choose to book your return with Virgin or JetStar as they leave in the afternoon and you can therefore make the connection in a single day with them too.
International travel from the US
If you are coming from the US you will be flying out of LAX. Air Pacific flies from LAX regularly 4 times a week departing at 2230 /2330 (times change according to time of year: please double check schedules before your flight as Air Pacific will not warn you of schedule changes due to daylight saving). It is a 10 hr. 25 min. flight.
It crosses the International Date Line so you arrive at 5.10 am two days later ie if you depart LA on a Tuesday night you will arrive in Nadi on Thursday morning. On the return you leave Nadi at around 2230 and arrive back in LA at approx 1320 on the same day, so you get your ‘lost’ day back.
International travel from other cities
If you are coming from another part of the world and are arranging your own flights to Fiji, we are happy to advise on the best flight options. Please let us know when you plan to arrive so we can make the appropriate domestic flights bookings.
You can fly from Nadi to either:
Savusavu – the flight takes 55 minutes and affords some spectacular views. We have a courtesy pickup from Savusavu airport and Daku Resort is a 10-minute drive over the hill.
Labasa – this is a 45-minute flight. Labasa airport is situated on the north side of Vanua Levu and is a very scenic 80-minute drive to Daku Resort. This is a larger airport so there is usually more availability with flights, and prices are often less than those to Savusavu. A taxi to the resort costs FJ$100 (approx AU$65). Guests who have used Labasa airport say it is a good opportunity to see more of the island than they otherwise would.
You can check flights at www.fijiairways.com.
Overnight stays in Nadi
Where flight times make it necessary to spend a night in Nadi, we can reserve a room for you at Raffles Gateway hotel. We get a preferential rate and the cost is FJ$139 (approx AUS$85, single / double), which you pay directly to Raffles when you are there. It is a comfortable, pleasant mid-range hotel directly beside the airport, with a courtesy bus service running regularly back and forth.
You can book your flights online or through a travel agent. We are affiliated with Flightbiz who can book your flights for you if you wish. They are a premium service and may be more expensive. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 9953 8000.