Getting to Apia
Flying time from Australia to Apia is between 5 and 6 hours and direct flights only operate on certain days. Flight connections to Apia are available via Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland and Nadi, Fiji. Check with your Flight Centre travel specialist for Cheap Apia fares and the best times and schedules.
Airlines from Australia
Direct flights to Apia are available on Virgin Australia from Brisbane and Sydney. In addition, Virgin Australia has Apia flights from Auckland. Air New Zealand also offers Apia flights from Australia with connections via Auckland. Fiji Airways operates Apia flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with connections in Nadi, Fiji.
Apia Falcolo International Airport (APW)
Apia Flight connections to Samoa and American Samoa are available to Asau, Maota, Pago Pago, and Tau. The Apia Falcolo International Airport is located approximately 40 kilometres from the city of Apia. Taxi service is available into the city and an airport bus serves the major hotels. Tickets for the bus can be purchased at the tourist office in the arrivals area. Public buses also operate between the city and airport. The bus stop is just outside the airport terminal on the main road.
Apia, located on the Samoan island of Upolu, is the country’s capital and largest city. This city of almost 40,000 people maintains a quiet, slow paced life, a tropical climate and nearby beaches that draw visitors in with their gorgeous white sands and clear, blue waters. Enjoy a quiet afternoon relaxing in the sun or go swimming and snorkelling in the inviting coral filled waters. If it’s an adventure on the open seas you’re after, how about a fishing charter day trip where you have the chance to reel in an impressive catch.
The island of Upolu is just as beautiful away from the lovely beaches and inviting coastline. Enjoy hiking the interior of the country which is filled with lush rainforests and mountainous terrain, where waterfalls cascade over mighty cliff tops that form secluded swimming holes. Once back in the city, Apia itself has plenty to do with flea markets, fruit stands and shops drawing islanders before the warm and lazy afternoon sets in. After dark the city reawakens as the restaurants and night club scene begins for an evening of fun and laughs.