Bora Bora lagoon Resort and Spa Motu Toopua, Bora Bora – Image courtesy of Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa

How to get to Bora Bora

Bora Bora is one of the leeward islands of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, around 270km northwest of Tahiti, and is easily accessible with daily international flights connecting through Papeete, the capital city of French Polynesia,

One of the 120 islands that make up French Polynesia, which lie scattered across 2.5 million sq km of the South Pacific, Bora Bora is located 6,120km northwest of Sydney, Australia and 4,000km northwest of Auckland, New Zealand.

The most convenient route to Bora Bora is by air to Fa'aa International Airport (PPT), located in Papeete on the island of Tahiti, with a connecting 50-minute flight to Bora Bora.


Flight times to Bora Bora

Air Tahiti operates several flights daily from Papeete to Bora Bora, with up to 11 flights a day in the high season (June to October).

Papeete to Bora Bora is 50 min, direct flight


Flight times to Papeete, French Polynesia

Fa'aa International Airport (PPT) is located 5km west of Papeete.

From United States: Delta, Air Tahiti Nui, American Airlines, United Airlines and Air France operate the most convenient daily flights to Papeete, French Polynesia.

Atlanta to Papeete is 14 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Papeete is 15 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Papeete is 13 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Papeete is 12 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Papeete is 15 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Papeete is 8 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Papeete is 8 hrs 5 min, direct flight


From Canada: Air Canada, United Airlines, WestJet, Air France and Air Tahiti Nui offer the most convenient flights to Papeete.

Toronto to Papeete is 15 hrs 19 min, with connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Papeete is 15 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Papeete is 12 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Air Tahiti Nui, Virgin Australia, Qantas and Air New Zealand offer the most convenient flights to Papeete.

Adelaide to Papeete is 12 hrs, with connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Papeete is 9 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Papeete is 9 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Papeete is 9 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Papeete is 14 hrs, 45 min, with connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand and Air Tahiti Nui operate regular flights to Papeete.

Auckland to Papeete is 4 hrs 50 min, direct flight


From Singapore: Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui and Singapore Airlines operate regular flights to Papeete.

Singapore to Papeete is 15 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ


From United Kingdom: Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Air Tahiti Nui and American Airlines offer the most convenient flights to Papeete.

London to Papeete is 21 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ


From France: Air France, United Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui offer the most convenient flights from Paris connecting via Papeete.

Paris to Papeete is 21 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Flying in

Bora Bora Airport (BOB), also known as Motu Mute Airport, is located on the islet of Motu Mute.

Air Tahiti serves all local inter-island flights to Bora Bora, connecting with all international flights arriving in Papeete.

Bora Bora is a 50 min flight from Papeete, 15 min from Moorea, 20 min from Huahine and 1 hr 30 min from Rangiroa.

Taxis meet all flights and hotels can arrange transport by prior arrangement.

Tip: For the best scenic views of Bora Bora sit on the left side of the aircraft.


Entry requirements

All visitors must hold return/onward tickets, plus proof of sufficient funds, and all visitors must hold passports which are valid at least six months after entry. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around Bora Bora

Land - The ‘Le Truk’ open-air bus circles the island and can be hailed anywhere; it is cheap and an easy way to get around Bora Bora. However, of late the service has a reputation for being irregular. Hire cars, scooters and taxis are available. Some resorts offer bicycles for free or to rent. Traffic drives on the right.

Water - Boats, kayaks and jet-skis are available for hire to explore the lagoon.


Find the latest international flight deals to Bora Bora on CheapOair – with easy online booking and award-winning 24/7 Customer Care, CheapOair offers savings on flights worldwide.

CheapOair

Or, check out flight deals at TripAdvisorTrip Advisor


Latest update: How to get to Bora Bora: 22 July, 2019


SAVE $$$ on travel deals to top honeymoon destinations

Search, compare and book the lowest possible prices on discounted airfares and hotels from our online travel partners.



Advertising