Transport to Suva
The capital city of Fiji is one of the many hotspots worth checking out on the islands, but how do you get there? Suva is located on the east coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island, while the main hub for arrivals in Fiji, Nadi, is located around 112km/70 miles on the west side of the island. Nevertheless, getting to Suva is not that difficult, with plenty of options to get to the capital via road, water and air. Check out this list of ways to get to Suva for some ideas.
By the way, you might also want to check out 10 Things to Do in Suva.
1. Suva by Plane
Most international visitors to Fiji arrive through Nadi International Airport, so one of the easiest, fastest and most convenient transport methods for getting to Suva is by taking a flight from Nadi Airport to Nausori Airport. Flights take approximately 30 minutes and can cost anywhere between FJ$120 to FJ$290 for a return flight depending on date, time and when you book. From Nausori Airport, it is around a 30-minute drive into Suva, with taxis, buses and car rentals all available at Nausori Airport.
Check out What Are the Airports in Fiji? for more information.
2. Suva by Bus
If you’re looking for a cheap transfer to Suva, but are not too pressed for time, then the express bus is a great way to get to Suva. Express buses go between Nadi and Suva via the Queens Road and the Kings Road (Queens Road is the fastest and most-popular route) stopping at towns and resorts along the way. The trip between Nadi International Airport and Suva via the Queens Road take approximately five hours one way and costs around FJ$16 for an adult fare and about half of that for a child fare.
Check out Where to Book Bus Transport in Fiji? for more information.
3. Suva by Cruise Ship
Suva is the main port of Fiji for cruise liners so if you are taking a cruise to Fiji, it’s highly likely that you will be stopping at Suva. The cruise ship port is within walking distance of Suva city centre and there are public bus terminals nearby the port. Cruise ships that visit Suva include Golden Princess, Carnival Spirit, Insignia, Regatta, MSC Magnifica, Explorer of the Seas, Pacific Aria, Sea Princess, Majestic Princess and more.
Check out 10 Ways To Save Money on a Cruise to Fiji for some tips.
4. Car Rentals
Suva is connected to the rest of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, by two main roads: the Queens Road and the Kings Road. If you’re wanting to visit multiple locations around Viti Levu and have Suva on the itinerary then renting a car is a good option to get around. Car rentals are available at Nadi International Airport, Nausori Airport and in a few resorts along the Coral Coast (south coast of Viti Levu).
Check out The Best Car Rentals in Fiji.
5. Suva by Taxi
Taxis are a great way to get from A to B quickly, even when travelling a long distance in Fiji. Yes, taxis in Fiji will even go as far as Suva for arrivals at the Nadi International Airport. They are a good option if you have not booked any airport transfers before arriving in Fiji. Because taxi driver do not have to use their meters when they leave the boundaries of a city, it’s best to negotiate and agree on a price before accepting the taxi. Expect prices to start, at a minimum, of FJ$200 one way.
Check out 10 Things You Need to Know About Taxis in Fiji for more tips.
6. Suva by Private Transfer
Enjoy your own space in a private transfer to Suva from Nadi International Airport, which takes around three to four hours. A private transfer is a driver service booked prior to arrival in Fiji. Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport ready to take you straight to your chosen accommodation in Suva. Check out Go Local Fiji and Discover Fiji Tours for examples. This transportation method can range from FJ$160-$500 one way, so be sure to shop around for the best price.