Kiribati Transportation

  • Bonriki International Airport, Tarawa
    Bonriki International Airport, Tarawa
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  • Betio Harbour, Tarawa
    Betio Harbour, Tarawa
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    The "runway" at Butaritari!
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Kiribati Transportation

  • How to get to Kiribati

    There are only 3 ways to fly to Tarawa, the main atoll of Kiribati: from Fiji on Air Pacific, from Nauru on Air Nauru, and from Majuro (in the Marshall Islands) on Air Nauru. So from LA (or Sydney, or Auckland), you could fly to Fiji, and then take the Air Pacific flight to Tarawa (Tuesdays and Thursdays). In 1996, Air Nauru recommenced operations...

  • Going to Kiribati

    Air Nauru flies from Fiji to Tarawa a couple of times a week. There is a connection from Hawaii to Christmas Island once a week too no flights since april 2004! , but at the time of our visit the only transportation from Christmas Island to Tarawa was by freight ship. Not very tempting, since the distance is appr. 3000 km! Rumors say that Air...

  • Island hopping in south and central...

    Air Nauru flies between Brisbane (Australia), Honiara (Solomon Islands), Nauru, Majuro (Marshall Islands), Tarawa (Kiribati), and Nadi (Fiji), and they participate in the Visit South Pacific Pass. Great opportunity to visit several of the small island countries in the southern and central Pacific! NOTE: On some web sites you will find info about...

  • To and from Tarawa by sea

    There are occasional cargo boat services to and from Tarawa ex Tuvalu and Fiji. If you have enough time, the Tuvalu-Kiribati boat is a MUCH cheaper way of getting between these two isolated countries than the overpriced flights.

  • Got your sea legs?

    There are regular boat services around the Gilbert Islands and, inter-Kiribati, your only option is by boat, too, as Air Kiribati doesn't fly to the Phoenix or Line Islands. To get from Tarawa to Christmas Island (Kiribati's two most popular points), you either fly out of Tarawa to Fiji or Australia, transfer to Hawai'i, and fly to Christmas from...

  • The fleet with 19 seats

    Domestic travel is through Air Kiribati, which currently uses the grand total of ONE plane with 19 seats. It goes to all the Gilbert Islands from Tarawa, with each island being serviced once, twice or three times per week, but with the limitations of only having one small plane, plus a heavy sprinkling of "island time", you can expect delays,...

  • Isn't Nauru faraway enough?

    Kiribati has two international airports, at opposite ends of a country that is as wide as the United States (although most of it is water!). I went to Tarawa in the west, which is only accessible from Nauru or Fiji. Christmas Island in the east is accessible via Hawai'i.I haven't been to Christmas Island, so can only tell you about getting to and...

  • Fanning Island Cruises

    Two companies offer cruises visiting Fanning Island in the Line Islands:Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line has 10 and 11 days cruises from Hawai, with an 8 hours stop at Fanning.Radisson Seven Seas CruisesRadisson Seven Seas Cruises has 27 and 26 nights cruises out of San Fransisco / Los Angeles with a 5 hours stop at Fanning.

  • Air Kiribati

    The best way to move between the islands of Kiribati, that is within the Gilbert Islands, is by plane. They had one by the time of our visit, for short distance flights with a capacity of 17 passangers. They were in the process of buying a bigger one for travels between the groups of islands at the time of our visit (autumn 2001)The main office is...

  • Buses in Tarawa

    Vans pass by the main road on Tarawa every 30 seconds or so during the day; you just flag one down and get on. They run the whole length of the road between all the islands in the Tarawa atoll (the islands are joined by causeways). Although there may be only 11 seats in a van, they will stuff up to 23 people in them ! And extra-loud American rap...

  • We used a boat when we go to...

    We used a boat when we go to town,or other islands.By the way,when you are moving on a boat, just drop a fishing line into the sea! Then you'll catch a mackerel fish very easily.(Look at this photo.)

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