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Getting there & away

Suva is well connected to the rest of the country by air and interisland ferries, and to western Viti Levu by buses and carriers. Most international flights, however, arrive at Nadi International Airport.



Bus & carrier

There are frequent buses operating along the Queens Road and Kings Road from Suva's main bus station (Rodwell Rd). If you can cope with busy bus stations and sometimes crowded buses, they are more fun and better value than tourist buses and will stop at resorts along the way upon request.

Small trucks or carriers with tarpaulin-covered frames on the back also take passengers along the Queens Road. If you're travelling in a group, you can usually get a taxi for little more than the price of a bus.

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From Suva there are regular ferry services to Vanua Levu and Taveuni with Consort Shipping (330 2877; fax 330 3389; Ground fl, Dominion House Arcade, Thomson St) and to Levuka (Ovalau) and Labasa (Vanua Levu) with Patterson Brothers Shipping (331 5644; fax 330 1652; Suites 1 & 2, Epworth Arcade, Nina St).

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Nausori International Airport is around 23km northeast of central Suva. There are no direct local buses between Suva and the airport, but Nausori Taxi & Bus Service (331 2185, 330 4178) has regular buses between the airport and the Holiday Inn hotel in Suva ($3). Otherwise, a taxi from the airport to/from Suva costs a standard $20 (taxi drivers generally won't budge on this). Alternatively, cover the 3km to/from Nausori's bus stations by taxi (about $3), and catch one of the frequent local buses to Suva for about $1.65. Allow plenty of time, as some buses speed while others crawl.

Airline offices in Suva:

Air Fiji (331 3666; suvasales@airfiji.com.fj; 185 Victoria Pde)

Air New Zealand (331 3100; www.pacificislands.airnewzealand.com; Queensland Insurance Bldg, Victoria Pde)

Air Pacific (330 4388; www.airpacific.com.fj; Colonial Bldg, Victoria Pde)

Qantas(331 1833; fax 330 4795; Colonial Bldg, Victoria Pde)

Sun Air (330 8979; Victoria Pde)

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