Flights, Cruises and Sailing to Fiji
Despite being a remote scattering of islands in the Pacific Ocean, Fiji is one of the easiest South Pacific Islands to get to. Its international airport is considered one of the main travel hubs of the South Pacific, while there are several ports of call for cruise ships and ports of entry for yachts. Learn about the three main travel methods to get to Fiji in this guide to the flights, cruises and sailing to Fiji.
Quick Tips for Getting to Fiji
- Do you need a visa for Fiji? Find out in our Fiji visa guide
- Be aware of the biosecurity restrictions – see Arrival Advice: Biosecurity & Customs in Fiji for advice
- Learn about your airport transfer options here
- Get familiar with the Fiji ports of call, like Suva, Lautoka and Port Denarau, if arriving on a cruise ship
- Yachties need to be familiar with the Customs clearance formalities for arriving in Fiji.
Flights to Fiji
Direct flights to Fiji come from Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Nauru, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Wallis & Futuna, the US and South Korea. Most connecting flights can be made in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Hawaii.
Airlines That Fly to Fiji
The following airlines fly direct to Fiji:
- Fiji Airways
- Air New Zealand
- Air Vanuatu
- Virgin Australia
- Nauru Airlines
- Korean Air
- Solomon Airlines
Learn more about the airlines and the routes they take in Which Airlines Fly Straight to Fiji?
International Airports in Fiji
Although Fiji has two international airports, around 97% of visitors to Fiji come via Nadi International Airport on the island of Viti Levu. Learn more about the airports in Fiji here. Plus, learn about the airport arrival process in Arrival at Nadi International Airport: Step-by-Step.
Finally, get some tips on getting a cheap airfare in How to Book a Cheap Flight to Fiji.
Cruises to Fiji
Fiji is on the itinerary of several South Pacific cruises from Australia, New Zealand and French Polynesia. There are five ports of call in Fiji, the main ones being Suva, Lautoka and Port Denarau.
Cruise Companies that Visit Fiji
Some of the cruise liners that operate cruises to Fiji include:
- Celebrity Cruises
- P&O Australia
- Royal Caribbean
- Princess Cruises
- Carnival Cruises
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Holland America Line
- Windstar Cruises
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises
- Paul Gauguin Cruises
Learn more about these cruises in the 10 Cruises That Visit Fiji.
Ports of Call in Fiji
The most-visited port of call in Fiji is the capital, Suva. The city centre is a short walk from Suva Wharf, while shore excursions to the surrounding region and the Pacific Harbour are popular. See 5 Best Shore Excursions from Suva and learn more about the city in The Complete Guide to Suva.
Port Denarau is a tourist hub of Fiji with many activities to take part in, from island day trips to quad biking to spa treatments. Check out the 5 Best Shore Excursions from Denarau and The Complete Guide to Denarau Island for more about this port of call.
Other ports of call in Fiji include Lautoka, Savusavu and Dravuni Island. Learn more about those and get more tips for cruising to Fiji in The Guide to Taking a Cruise to Fiji.
Sailing to Fiji
Finally, another way you can get to Fiji is on a sailing yacht. Fiji is conveniently located at the centre of the Transpacific journey between the US and New Zealand. The yachting season is between May and October.
Fiji Sailing Formalities
Fiji Customs requires that all yachts arriving in Fiji from overseas need to submit an Advance Notification form at least 48 hours before arriving. There are seven ports of entry in Fiji:
- Port Denarau Marina, Viti Levu
- Lautoka, Viti Levu
- Vuda Marina, Viti Levu
- Suva, Viti Levu
- Savusavu, Vanua Levu
- Levuka, Ovalau Island
Yachts must go through a clearance process, flying the yellow Q flag on arrival and giving permission for officers from the Port Health, Customs and Agriculture Quarantine to board and inspect the yacht.
For more details on sailing formalities, see The Sailing Guide to Fiji.