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How to get to Moorea

Moorea is one of the leeward islands of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, just 20km northwest of Tahiti, and is easily accessible with daily international flights connecting through Papeete.

Getting to Moorea

The 120 islands that make up French Polynesia are scattered over 2.5 million sq km of the South Pacific, 6,120km northwest of Sydney, Australia and 4,000km northwest of Auckland, New Zealand.

Air Moorea, a division of Air Tahiti Nui, operates 40 flights daily from Papeete (Tahiti) to Moorea. You can also fly direct from Bora Bora, Huahine and Raiatea.

Alternatively, Moorea is just a 30-minute high-speed boat ride from Papeete, with regular services throughout the day to Vaiare. Slower ferries takes 50 minutes and operate four times daily.

From Australia: Air Tahiti and Qantas operate daily connecting flights via Auckland.
From New Zealand: Air Tahiti and Air New Zealand operate direct flights from Auckland.

From the UK: Air New Zealand and Air Tahiti are the most convenient flights from London.
From the USA: Air Tahiti and Air France operate daily flights direct from Los Angeles to Papeete. Hawaiian Airlines fly direct from Honolulu.

Flight time to Moorea

Moorea is an eight-minute flight from Papeete to Temae Airport. Hotels and resorts typically provide pre-arranged transport for guests.

Flight time to Papeete, Tahiti

Brisbane to Tahiti is 20 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Tahiti is 10 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Tahiti is 10 hrs, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Tahiti is 15 hrs, 40 min with connecting flightˆ

Auckland to Tahiti is 4 hrs 55 min, direct
London to Tahiti is 21 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Tahiti is 16 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Tahiti is 8 hrs 20 min, direct flight
(ˆIncludes layover time.)

Getting around

Land – ‘Le Truk’ open-air bus takes passengers from the ferry port at Vaiare to various hotels along the north and northwest coast; it can be hailed anywhere.

Hire cars, scooters and taxis (very expensive) 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.


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Latest update: How to get to Moorea: 18 November, 2018


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