The Vanuatu Islands are located in the South Pacific Ocean some 1750km east of Australia.
Vanuatu is easily accessible by air with direct flights from Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
From Australia: Air Vanuatu flies direct to Port Vila from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney; Virgin Australia Airlines flies direct from Brisbane to Port Vila.
From New Zealand: Air Vanuatu and Air New Zealand offer the most convenient flights from Auckland direct to Port Vila and on to Espiritu Santo.
From the UK: The most convenient flights are on British Airways or Qantas to Sydney with a connecting flight to Port Vila on Air Vanuatu.
From the USA: The most convenient flights are on Air New Zealand or Continental Airlines from Los Angeles to Auckland with connecting flights to Port Vila on Air New Zealand or Air Vanuatu. Air Pacific also offers flights via Nadi, Fiji.
Port Vila to Espiritu Santo is 45 min, direct flight
Brisbane to Port Vila, Vanuatu is 2 hrs 35 min, direct flight
Sydney to Port Vila, Vanuatu is 3 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Melbourne to Port Vila, Vanuatu is 4 hrs, direct flight
Perth to Port Vila, Vanuatu is 9 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ
Auckland to Port Vila, Vanuatu is 3 hrs 15 min, direct flight
London to Port Vila, Vanuatu is 28 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
New York to Port Vila, Vanuatu is 22 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Port Vila is 15 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ
(ˆIncludes layover time.)
Bauerfield International Airport is located 6km north of Port Vila on the island of Efate. Hotels and resorts provide courtesy transport for guests. Taxis and hire cars are also available.
A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days.
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Latest update: How to get to Vanuatu: 18 November, 2018
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