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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.

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.

All international flights first arrive at Fa'aa International Airport (PPT) in Papeete, which is located on the island of Tahiti. From Papeete, it's a quick 15-minute flight to Moorea Airport (MOZ).

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.


Flight times to Moorea

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

Papeete to Moorea is 15 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, with connecting flightˆ


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

Moorea Airport (MOZ), also known as Temae Airport or Moorea Temae Airport is located near the village of Temae in northeastern Moorea. The airport is 7.5 km northeast of Afareitu, the island's main village.

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

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


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

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: 4 May, 2019


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