Cheap flights to Fiji
What to know before you fly to Fiji?
Jetting off on a Fiji holiday brings with it the promise of turquoise waters, pristine beaches, swaying palms and friendly faces. From Australia’s east coast, a flight to Fiji is only around 4 hours, making this beautiful South Pacific destination a big hit with all travellers, especially families. Touching down at Nadi International Airport, you can expect to be welcomed in friendly Fiji style, knowing that your relaxing South Pacific holiday has just begun.
How long does it take to fly to Fiji?
Brisbane to Fiji – 3h 30m
Sydney to Fiji – 3h 50m
Melbourne to Fiji – 4h 55m
Adelaide to Fiji – 5h 52m
Perth to Fiji – 9h 45m
Note: flight times should be used as a guide only
What airports are in Fiji?
Fiji is home to roughly 16 airports, but the major international hubs of Nadi International Airport (NAN) and Nausori International Airport (SUV) are both on the mainland of Viti Levu. To arrange the tropical island getaway you’ve been dreaming about, talk to a Flight Centre Travel Expert about how to lock in the cheapest Fiji flights.
Fiji International Airport transfers
The best way to get between Fiji International Airport and your hotel or resort is by hotel transfer service. The easiest way to handle this is when you’re making your hotel booking, so talk to your Flight Centre Travel Expert. If you have nothing arranged, there are plenty of taxis at the airport and the trip to Nadi only takes around 10 minutes. Find out more about how to get to and from Fiji Airport (NAN).
Suva International Airport is also located on the main island of Fiji, although Nadi is the major gateway. Other smaller airports around the archipelago include Yasawa Island Airport, Koro Airport and Mana Island Airport.
Which airlines fly frequently to Fiji?
Jetstar – Airbus A320-100/200
Virgin Australia – Airbus A330-200
Fiji Airways – Boeing 737-800; Airbus A330-200
Air New Zealand – Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
What do you need to know before you fly to Fiji?
These beautiful islands are practically on our doorstep, with direct flights to Fiji from Brisbane taking around just 3.5 hours, or around 4.5 hours from Melbourne. Many airlines fly to Fiji, such as the national carrier Fiji Airways, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia and more.
There are really only two seasons in Fiji: summer and ‘winter’. Summer runs from around November to April and is also when Fiji experiences its wet season. Winter (which is so warm, it’s hardly winter at all) stretches from May to October, with temperatures averaging around 23 degrees Celsius.
In Fiji the currency used is the Fijian Dollar (FJD). Similar to Australian dollars, the dollar is broken down into 100 cents, with notes and coins coming in the same denominations as Australian currency. Bula is a greeting you’ll hear often, literally meaning ‘life’ and most commonly used instead of ‘hello’.
Find out more in our Fiji travel guide.
Things to do when you get to Fiji
Where to eat?
Fiji food and drink is fittingly exotic. You’ll find a diverse selection of restaurants and eateries on the Suva coastline. Menus often include distinct local touches, with delicacies such as fresh mud crabs and crunchy sea grapes in plentiful supply. In Fiji, the cuisine is a rich culinary experience no matter where you choose to dine. For an after-dinner kick, make sure you sample the native drink, kava. Just be warned – it’s strong!
Where to shop?
Whether you’re looking to pick up a couple of bargains or burn up your credit card, Fiji shopping has you sorted. Scan through market stalls and boutiques for fun mementos and skilled island handicrafts. Hand-designed traditional clothing and sculptured wooden goods from the many markets in Suva and Nadi are perfect for taking a bit of Fiji home with you.
What to see?
Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, Fiji is a hive of activity. On any one of Fiji’s gorgeous beaches you can snorkel, dive, and surf the stunning ocean waters to your heart’s content. The lush rainforests are dotted with excellent hiking trails, and the views from the forest headlands are breathtaking. For the ultimate indulgence, relax in a day spa (with a cold drink in hand, of course).
Where to experience some culture?
The rich indigenous culture of Fiji bleeds into virtually every aspect of modern life on the archipelago. From the food to the festivals, rituals and art, the spirits of the island ancestors are still influential on the cultural landscape. Fiji culture and art is fascinating, enjoyable, and on display just about everywhere you look.
Read more things to do in Fiji.