Transport to the Pacific Harbour from Nadi and Suva
With stunning coral reefs, epic surf breaks and adrenaline-fuelled activities, why wouldn’t you want to get to the Pacific Harbour. If you are planning on staying in Fiji’s adventure capital, you’re going to need to know how you’re going to get there. We can help you with this quick list of the ways to get to the Pacific Harbour & Beqa!
The Pacific Harbour is located on the southern coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island, about a 150km/95 miles journey from Nadi and a 50km/30 miles journey from Suva. Learn more about the Pacific Harbour in our Complete Guide to the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
1. Pacific Harbour by Bus
For travellers on a budget, the cheapest option to get to the Pacific Harbour (safely, that is – there are cheaper methods that we wouldn’t recommend them to newbies) is to take an express bus. Express buses take around one hour from Suva and three to four hours from Nadi with operators such as Pacific Transport, Sunbeam Transport and Coral Sun. Expect adult rates from Nadi to the Pacific Harbour to be around FJ$12 one way and about half for children. Suva to the Pacific Harbour is around FJ$5 and about half for children.
Check out Where to Book Bus Transport in Fiji? for more tips.
2. Pacific Harbour By Taxi
As a pretty universal method of getting around, taxis might be the next thing that spring to mind when thinking about travelling to the Pacific Harbour. While they might be a good option to get from Nadi International Airport or Suva to the Pacific Harbour without having to book in advance, pricing on taxis are not standardised, therefore, can end up being quite expensive. Expect to pay FJ$150-$200 one way between Nadi International Airport and the Pacific Harbour. A taxi from Suva to the Pacific Harbour costs around FJ$40-$60 one way. Make sure you decide on a price before taking a taxi and make sure the taxi is registered (with number plates starting with LT).
Check out 10 Things You Need to Know About Taxis in Fiji for more tips.
3. Pacific Harbour Private Transfers
If you want that “taxi experience” of getting from A to B quickly, while having the peace of mind of having a price set and something booked before arriving in Fiji, then a private transfer might be your best option. Private transfers offer a comfortable way to get to the Pacific Harbour from Nadi International Airport, while having the option to stop at shops and services along the way. Your driver will be waiting at the airport for you with a sign and a friendly smile. If your flight is delayed, you won’t be charged extra. Check out private transfer services like Go Local Fiji (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor) and Pacific Destinations (on Viator and Tripadvisor). Private transfers widely range in price so make sure you do your homework.
4. Pacific Harbour Resort Shuttles
Working the same way as a private transfer, a resort shuttle or resort transfer is transport organised by the resort you are staying in. You will be greeted at Nadi International Airport before being whisked away straight to your resort’s doorstep. Expect transfer to be around FJ$200 return for four people.
5. Car Rental
Staying in the same Pacific Harbour accommodation for your entire stay in Fiji? Then we don’t recommend renting a car, as most of the Pacific Harbour activities do pick-ups straight from your resort. However, if you plan to explore more on the island of Viti Levu then renting a car is a good way to go. There are plenty of car rental options around Nadi International Airport, which we list in The Best Car Rentals in Fiji.
6. Beqa Island Resort Boat Transfers
If you’re staying in a resort on Beqa Island, then you will need to book a boat transfer to the island. The Beqa Island Resorts organise their own boat transfers from the Pacific Harbour, costing around FJ$130 for one person but around FJ$200 for four. The boat trip takes about 45 minutes.
7. Beqa Island Local Boat Transfers
A cheaper alternative to get to Beqa Island is via a local boat out of Navua. The boat departs Navua somewhere between 12pm and 2.30pm (the locals are on “Fiji time“) Monday to Saturday. Expect to pay around FJ$40 per person one way.