Transportation 2

French Polynesia more commonly known as "Tahiti" is located in the South Pacific approximately 8 hours by plane from the city of Los Angeles. It is in the same timezone as Hawaii, and the same distance south of the equator as Hawaii is north.


Travel between Tahiti Islands
Travel to the neighboring islands is short, convenient, and easily arranged. The domestic airlines, Air Tahiti and Air Moorea, are located at Tahiti Faa’a Airport.

Air Tahiti
As the major inter-island airline, Air Tahiti serves 40 islands with newer, twin-engine, jet-prop aircraft. Flights to the neighboring islands depart from Tahiti Faa’a Airport with frequent daily service between the most visited islands.

Aremiti, Tahiti-Moorea-Tahiti
Between Tahiti and Moorea, Aremiti operates the high-speed Aremiti Catamaran 4 which seats 495 passengers for a 30-minute one-way crossing. For transport of autos and passengers, the Aremiti Ferry crosses in 1 hour. Both have frequent daily schedules from the waterfront in Papeete to Vaiare, Moorea. 

Moorea Express, Tahiti-Moorea-Tahiti
Between Tahiti and Vaiare, Moorea, the Moorea Express catamaran seats 306 passengers for frequent 30-minute crossings and the Moorea Ferry seats 300 passengers plus autos for 1 hour crossings.

Other Ferry Transportation
Other infrequent inter-island ferries are available but are not recommended as a transportation option for visitors.


Useful Airport info

International Flights - International Airline Company

Air France 1-800-237-2747
Air Tahiti Nui 1-877-824-4846
Hawaiian Airlines 1-800-367-5320

FAA'A International Airport Flight Information (689) 86.60.60

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