About Fiji Airport
The major airport and gateway to the islands of Fiji is Nadi International Airport. Nadi is found on the west coast of Viti Levu, the main island of Fiji, and is practically on the opposite side of the island to Suva, the capital. Suva is serviced by its own, smaller international airport, but Nadi was chosen as Fiji’s major airport because the weather is drier on the west coast.
Nadi International Airport – or Fiji Airport as it is also called – is about 20 minutes’ drive from the major resorts of Denarau Island. Nadi International Airport handles about 38 international scheduled flights a day and is the hub of national carrier Fiji Airways.
What facilities are at Fiji Airport?
Nadi International Airport in Fiji has two terminals: the domestic and the international terminal. It offers a streamlined range of facilities, with all the essentials. One thing you can’t get anywhere else is the genuine Fijian friendliness and hospitality.
Domestic and international check-in counters are located side-by-side at Fiji Airport. While the atmosphere of Fiji Airport might be more relaxed than at other international aviation hubs, you’ll still need to observe the requirements of your airline and make sure you check in at the appropriate time – this is generally three hours before departure for international flights, and note that holiday periods are often busy.
If you have baggage you need to store temporarily, you can do so at Fiji Airport. There is a luggage storage facility located on the ground floor of the Arrivals concourse, and is attended from 5am to 10pm daily. You can leave surfboards, bicycles, backpacks or other luggage here. Be sure to collect any items within two months or they’ll be deemed abandoned and become the property of Fiji Airports.
Is there a currency exchange?
You’ll find ATMs and a currency exchange at Fiji Airport however if you want to arrive with Fijian or US dollars in your pocket, you can order and pick up your foreign currency before you leave home, at Travel Money Oz.
Transport and terminal transfers
What’s the best way to get to and from Fiji Airport?
Hotel transfer: When visiting Fiji, the best way to get to and from Nadi International Airport is by hotel transfer service. This is always best arranged in advance, when you make your accommodation booking. Talk to your Flight Centre Travel Expert about how best to get to and from Fiji Airport, taking into account factors such as the number of passengers you’ll be travelling with and whether you’re carrying any oversize luggage like surfboards.
Taxi: It’s easy to jump in a taxi once you exit from the Arrivals area at Fiji Airport. All trips should be metered (so make sure the meter is on) and note that the flag fall for any journey from the airport is five Fijian dollars. A taxi ride to Nadi may take around 10 minutes, with a taxi ride to Lautoka taking around 30 minutes, and a taxi trip to Suva around three and a half hours.
Car rental: Car rental is a good option if you’re considering exploring Fiji beyond your resort. Car rental companies at the Arrivals Hall of Fiji Airport include Budget, Avis, Hertz and Europcar. We suggest talking to your local Flight Centre Travel Expert about hiring a car in Fiji. Alternatively, you can arrange your car hire before you leave.
Bus: There are several public bus lines which operate out of Fiji Airport, although travel time can be lengthy. If you’re considering bus transport, the Sunbeam, Coral Sun Express and Pacific Express bus lines all service Nadi International Airport. Talk to your Flight Centre Travel Expert for more information.
Boat: If you’re staying on the Mamanuca Islands, South Sea Cruises offer fast catamaran transfers from Nadi International Airport, Nadi town and the Denarau resorts several times a day, every day.
Parking: There is parking at Fiji Airport, but it’s limited. If you have a car you need to leave at the airport (while you take a jaunt to another island, for example) there is one carpark at the airport with a capacity for 179 vehicles.
How do I transfer between terminals?
The domestic and international terminals at Fiji Airport are side-by-side, making it just a short 5-minute walk between terminals.