Transport to the Coral Coast in Fiji
Don’t waste time waiting for your Coral Coast holiday to begin. Check out these different ways to get to the Coral Coast!
The Coral Coast is located on the southern coast of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, along a sealed stretch of road called the Queens Road. From Nadi International Airport, the main arrival airport in Fiji, it only takes 1h-1h30min to travel along the Queens Road to the Coral Coast resorts, towns and attractions. Check out your best road transport options for the Fiji Coral Coast in the list below, with something to suit every type of traveller.
For more information on the Coral Coast, check out The Complete Guide to the Coral Coast.
1. Express Bus
Travelling on a budget? The cheapest way to get to the Coral Coast is via an express bus. Buses can usually drop you off right outside your resort with advanced notice and if your resort is along the Queens Road. Express buses from Nadi take around 1h30min to reach the Coral Coast, costing around FJ$6-$10 per person depending on where on the coast you are travelling to. Public buses are also available and cheaper still – but are usually much slower. Check out Where to Book Bus Transport in Fiji? for more information.
2. Private Transfer
The easiest, most convenient and most luxurious way to get to the Coral Coast from Nadi International Airport is via a private transfer. Your driver will be waiting for you on arrival at the airport, ready to whisk you to the doorstep of your resort on the Coral Coast. For instance, join the team from Pacific Destinations in their modern air-conditioned vehicles (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor) or stop by ATMs or shops along the way if you need with Transific Tours (on Viator and Tripadvisor). Prices for private transfers are varied and can be anywhere between FJ$120-$320 one way.
3. Resort Transfer
Resorts like the Shangri-La’s Fiji Resort and Gecko’s Resort offer private airport transfer services at a cost. They work similarly to a private transfer (see above), but are organised through your resort – it’s best to book when you are booking your room. Expect to pay around FJ$130-FJ$150 one way for this service. Alternatively, the Wellesley Resort offers arrival airport transfers as part of their room rates.
4. Car Rental
Considering there is a lot to explore along the Coral Coast, and the rest of Viti Levu for that matter, you might want to consider renting your own vehicle. Car rental depots are located in Nadi, many at Nadi Airport, as well as in Korotogo and at certain resorts along the Coral Coast. Check out The Best Car Rentals on the Coral Coast for more details. Once you have your car, all you have to do is travel along the sealed Queens Road to see the Coral Coast. Note that some side roads are likely to be unsealed so take care when driving.
Taxis provide another convenient way to get right to the doorstep of your Coral Coast resort. The are plenty of taxis waiting at the taxi rank outside of Nadi International Airport. Taxis in Fiji don’t need to use a meter when leaving a city, like Nadi, so make sure you agree on a price before using the service. Taxi costs can be anywhere between FJ$75-$100 one way to get to the Coral Coast. See 10 Things You Need to Know About Taxis in Fiji for more tips.