Vanuatu Transportation

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Vanuatu Transportation

  • Air Vanuatu

    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,...

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  • The international port of entry is...

    International: Air Vanuatu from Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Noumea and Nadi.Air Caledonie from Noumea with connections from Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti.Air Pacific from Nadi with connections from New Zealand, Japan and the U.S.A. Solomon Airlines from Honiara and Port Moresby.Getting aroundDomestic: Vanair services all major...

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  • Vanuatu local buses and taxis

    Vanuatu has a bus service like none other I have experienced. All busses are identified by the letter B on the number plate. You stand on the road side and hail a bus similar to hailing a taxi in US and tell the driver where you wish to go - the bus has no specified route and its first on first off basis of operation. So often you will get to have...

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  • Port Vila Buses

    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...

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  • Taxis and Busses

    It seems that tourist transport is Vanuatu's main industry. There is a lot of traffic for a small island that essentially only has 1 main road! Taxis are indentified by a T on the number plate. Busses (or mini vans to be more correct) have a B on their number plates. We found there is essentially no difference between the services provided by...

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  • Island Bus Network

    Getting around Port Vila and the island of Efate is easy. There are buses everywhere (they are Hi-Ace type vans with a ?B? in front of the number plate). It costs 100 vatu to anywhere in town and 200 vatu to places like Hideaway Island and Mele Cascades. You can hail from anywhere with the raise of a hand or an eyebrow and you may get the scenic...

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  • internal airlines - getting between...

    The government-run Vanair runs more than 150 flights a week between 29 airstrips on 18 of the islands in the archepelago. They operate 4 20-seater planes, although they usually use 3-4 of the seats for baggage which obviously renders them useless for passangers. Airfares are fairly inexpensive, and you can get great views of the islands since you...

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  • Cruise

    Although Anne and I have visited Vanuatu on several occasions in the past, our most recent visit was courtesy of P&O and the Pacific Sky cruise ship. This was a most enjoyable and hassle free way to travel around the Pacific Islands......except when we ran aground in New Caledonia and were stranded on a coral Island for 34 hours!!!!!When...

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  • Local water taxis.

    When travelling out to some of the smaller islands you can quite often take a water taxi. The boat ride to the Island is usually free, you simply stand on the beach and the boat comes over to collect you! Although the "Captain" is employed by the island you may wish to tip them a gold coin ($1 or $2) for their service however this is a personal...

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  • Busses - the only way to travel.

    The most common and inexpensive way to see Port Vila, Vanuatu, is by local bus!These mini busses are common place and very convienient. There are no designated bus stops and you simply flag down a bus, tell the driver where you want to go and if he agrees that he is going near there, hop on!Cost.... A rule of thumb, if you are going around town...

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  • Mini bus bonanza!

    Getting a minibus is the cheapest way around Port Vila. It costs about half that of a taxi. Men just drive their mini bus' around town looking to give people a ride! 100vt will get you anywhere around the city(Vila).

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  • Want a taxi? - just wave down a friendly...

    We arrived in Vila via the Pacific Sky and after we had made it through the endless markets we were greeted with cars and vans - of all shapes and sizes! Some a little worse for wear. Each proudly owned by a smiling local. You can barter your price to be taken where ever you like. They will take you sight seeing, drop you off for a spot of shopping...

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  • Melodic Air!

    Air Vanuatu is the national carrier for the island. We took the flight from Noumea to Port Vila.The main international airport is Bauerfield, which is located just 10 min away from Port Vila.Our arrival into the airport was welcomed by this colorful band of harmonious women singing in their native tongue. They entertained the passengers while we...

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  • Air Vanuatu

    Air Vanuatu fly to and from Australia daily. The flights are cheaper if you get a deal for flights/accommodation. The flights are good and they serve free alcohol and yummy meals on all flights.When we arrived at the airport in Vanuatu they had a local band playing music for us too...what a great welcome to Vanuatu!!! :)

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  • Local Transport

    The local people use 4WDs to get around their island as much as they can (otherwise they walk or use the buses). When the locals need to go somewhere it seems they all pile into the back of a 4WD like one big happy family.

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  • Walk!

    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.

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  • Buses

    Buses are the easiest way to get around in Vanuatu... You find the buses everywhere...just look for a "B" on the number plate. It costs 100 vatu for trips around Port Vila or 200 vatu for trips a little further out. Longer trips need to be negotiated before leaving.

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  • Van Air

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

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  • does it float?

    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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  • got to love those buses!

    Buses here are beautiful, because there are NO schedules, the price is constant, and it is the most convient way i have ever discovered. it beats owning your own car, cause you dont pay for petrol, dont worry about parking or safety, or knowing your way around town. It costs 100 vatu (AUD$1) to go anywhere in town and 200 vatu (AUD$2) to go...

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  • Mini bus

    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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  • There is only one airline...

    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...

    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...

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  • We travelled by cruise and it...

    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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  • Buses which are actually just...

    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...

    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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