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    Walk!

    by CandS Written May 6, 2004

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    Walking is a great way to get around in Port Vila. You'll see a lot more of the town and get to chat to the locals on the way. We walked a lot during the day and at night and didn't have a problem anywhere in Vila.

    Port Vila Streets
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    Air Vanuatu

    by kooka3 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Air Vanuatu is the international branch of the national airline. They fly to and from Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Nadi and Noumea.

    Flights to and from Sydney leave 5 days a week - there is no service on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

    Flights from Port Vila to Brisbane leave Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays. Brisbane to Port Vila flights are on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

    Flights to and from Auckland are only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

    Flights between Port VIla and Noumea are Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

    Port Vila to Nadi flights (and vice versa) are on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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  • There is only one airline...

    by hollyday Written Sep 7, 2002

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    There is only one airline servicing Vanuatu and that is Air Vanuatu.
    Make sure to use the local buses. These buses are constantly on the move. Just look for a mini-van with a red B on the number plate. It costs 100 vatu one way and can be a great way to see Port Vila.

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    We flew frist from Melbourne...

    by DONBURGESS Written Aug 26, 2002

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    We flew frist from Melbourne to Sydney with Annsett and then changed to Air Vanuatu. The flight took about 3 hours Sydeny. The trip accross was very smooth and the beer cold.
    Coming home we flew direct from Port Villa to Melbourne.
    Driving is on the right-hand side of the road. Cars, 4WDs and jeeps are available for hire. Taxis are plentiful and are all metered. Mini buses offer a frequent though not timetabled service, merely flag one down and tell the driver where you want to go,
    the fare is 100 vatu a trip. Inter-island travel is mainly by air, inter-island boats taking deck passengers are irregular. Cruise ships regularly call at Port Vila.

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  • Buses which are actually just...

    by Amjafi Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Buses which are actually just vans, will take you anywhere around Vila for 100VT.
    Taxi's are available but for a higher price. If the taxi's are having a slow day they will offer to take you into town for the same price as a bus.

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    The only realistic option is...

    by smithsgen Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    The only realistic option is plane from Honiara, Brisbane, Sydney, Suva or Auckland.

    The only other option is going with a yacht.
    No public buses outside Port Vila. Not many roads either. Can hire a car or go by taxi. Between island, plane is the only option.

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    Port Vila Buses

    by angels-dust Updated Sep 3, 2007

    One way of getting around Port Vila is the local 'buses'. They're actually vans, run or owned by locals. They are cheap & heaps of them. You just flag them down & they will take you anywhere you want, within the local area of course. It's a great way of supporting the locals & getting around.
    There are also a few free ferries to some of the islands close to Port Vila, Iririki Island & Erakor Island.

    Local buses Erakor Island Free Ferry

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  • does it float?

    by trentw Written May 30, 2003

    smithsgen's transportation are almost right, if you after a real adventure take an island trading boat from the centre of port vila (next to the Iririki wharf this is the main way that locals travel to and from their native islands

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    Van Air

    by CandS Written May 6, 2004

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    Van Air do domestic flights for Vanuatu. They have a few smaller planes like the 20 seater we went on to Tanna Island.

    Van Air plane
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    Mini bus

    by AyurinHiro Written Sep 28, 2002

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    In and around Port Vila, mini buses are convenient and safe and cheap!
    You can find them everywhere in Port Vila. and just tell them where you want to go.

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  • We travelled by cruise and it...

    by rikstar Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    We travelled by cruise and it really was great fun. Don't be put off by organised tours. We had a blast and met lots of cool people.

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