Transport to the Suncoast, Fiji
Fiji’s up-and-coming holiday destination offers a tranquil side of Viti Levu rich in culture, rugged inland adventures and the most sunshine hours in the country. But how do you get to the Suncoast of Fiji? Luckily, the Suncoast is on the same island as Nadi International Airport, making it extremely accessible by road and knocking off the associated costs with interisland travel – that’s not to say that you can’t enjoy a scenic flight to your chosen Suncoast resort if you want to. Find out the few ways to get to the Suncoast with this quick list of Suncoast transport.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Complete Guide to the Suncoast.
1. Suncoast by Public Bus
One of the most affordable ways to get to the Suncoast via an express bus. Express buses run between Lautoka and Suva via the Kings Road with bus services such as Sunbeam and Akbar Buses. Sunbeam’s Kings Road service operates from 6am to 4.30pm daily, with express services stopping at all major towns between Lautoka and Suva taking up to 5 hours. Non-express services take between 6h30mins and 7 hours, stopping at smaller settlements, as well as towns. Prices range from FJ$3-$25 per person depending on how far you travel.
Buses between Nadi Airport and Lautoka are also available and numerous. Find out more at 6 Ways to Get to Nadi (& Get Around Nadi).
2. Suncoast by Transfer Service
For transportation from Nadi International Airport direct to your chosen Suncoast accommodation consider travelling via a transfer service. Companies such as Pehicle and PVV Tours have private car transfers all the way to large private coach transfers catering to any group size. For a private transfer via car or minibus, expect prices to range from FJ$220-$300 per vehicle.
3. Suncoast by Car Rental
With scenic drives and so many attractions along this vast stretch of coast, one of our most recommended modes of transportation for the Suncoast is rental cars. For those travelling along the coast, mainly sticking to the Kings Road, a 2WD car will suffice. However, if you want to explore the inland regions, such as Koroyanitu National Park or Navala Village, we recommend a 4WD for the unsealed roads. Car rentals are available at Nadi International Airport. Check out some of our top recommendations in The Best Car Rentals in Fiji.
4. Suncoast by Private Flight
The easiest, quickest and most luxurious way to get to the Suncoast is via a private flight. Pacific Island Air offer transfer flights via helicopter and seaplane. Flights depart from Nadi International Airport, taking you directly to resorts such as Wananavu and Volivoli Beach Resorts, taking approximately 1h10mins. Needless to say, flights offer outstanding views over Viti Levu.
5. Suncoast by Taxi
Despite Rakiraki, the centre of the Suncoast, being 2h15mins drive from Nadi International Airport, most taxi drivers will not shy away from driving you to your Suncoast destination. However, they will not use metres for the journey, so you should negotiate a price first to avoid nasty surprises. Prices will usually be around FJ$40 between Nadi and Lautoka and anywhere between FJ$200-$300 to go to Rakiraki.
For more tips, see 10 Things You Need to Know About Taxis in Fiji.