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Cheap Flights to Tahiti
|Popular in||August||High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||$1,156||Average for round-trip flights in July 2020|
|Round-trip from||$566||From Auckland to Papeete|
|One-way from||$308||One-way flight from Auckland to Papeete|
Cheapest prices for Tahiti flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Tahiti?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
AKL - PPT
$836 - $1,428
29 - 32 °C
37 - 268 mm
When is the best time to book a flight to Tahiti?
Booking 28 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Tahiti. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Tahiti?
At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to Tahiti. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Tahiti?
To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting Tahiti. Generally the prices will increase for flights at midday as these tend to have higher demand.
How long is the flight to Tahiti?
Flight times from New Zealand to Tahiti can range anywhere from 4h-56h. The fastest and shortest one-stop flight is from Christchurch International Airport (CHC) at 6h 55m. The Auckland International Airport (AKL) quickest one-stop flight is 7h 30m while the Wellington International Airport (WLG) is 9h 10m. However, some flights may have a longer layover with a flight time to your destination that can be up to 69h.
Where can you get direct flights to Tahiti from?
You can find direct flights to Tahiti at Auckland International Airport (AKL). Qantas Airways, Air Tahiti Nui, and Air New Zealand can fly you directly to the island without dealing with any stopovers along the way. The non-stop flights offer the fastest time to French Polynesia at around 4h 50m.
How do you get from the Faa’a International Airport to the city’s centre?
Once you’ve landed in Tahiti, there are a few ways for you to get around the island. The airport is in the Papeete suburb of Faa’a and just 6.9 km from the French Polynesia capital city. There’s a taxi station at the airport to make getting around the island simple. Some of the hotels in the area offer a free airport shuttle if you’ve booked a room with them. You can find transport tourist carriers that provide their services for visitors to the island. Car rentals from companies like Hertz and Avis are available at the airport, as well as at Papeete’s Centre Valma. Unfortunately, there’s no Lyft, Uber or other ridesharing options at the moment in Tahiti. A public bus stop is about 200 meters from the airport across the car park. The buses run almost every 15-20 minutes. Bus #3 and #7 can get you to Papeete’s centre.
What are some things to do in Tahiti?
Aside from taking in the beauty of French Polynesia’s largest island, there are plenty of things for you to do in Tahiti. It has stunning black-sand beaches, waterfalls, lagoons, and a couple of extinct volcanoes that are covered in lush greenery. You can hang around Papeete for shopping, dining, the nightlife, and sightseeing of various popular attractions. There are all types of tours, even biking and hiking through the island. You can enjoy the blue waters of the ocean by sailing, surfing, and scuba diving. The Vaipahi Gardens are located on the southern coast and features over 75 exotic plant species. Moorea is Tahiti’s sister island that’s just a boat ride away. Along with adding to the majestic beauty of your trip, it also features the Lagoonarium where you can swim in a colorful coral garden alongside the fishes, stingrays, and sharks.
Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Tahiti?
New Zealand citizens must have a passport that’s valid for three months before arriving at French Polynesia. A visa is not required if you’re not staying over 90 days. Every visitor to French Polynesia also must have a return airline ticket to their resident country or at least two more continuing destinations along with sufficient funds to support themselves while on the island.