Getting there & away
Transport to Christmas Island can be erratic at best, and months can go by with no regular air service. The airport is a 15-minute drive from the Captain Cook Hotel and a 45-minute drive from London.
In 2005 Air Pacific (www.airpacific.com) began a much-needed weekly flight from Nadi, Fiji, to Christmas Island and on to Honolulu. The return fare from Nadi to Christmas Island is around A$1500, and from Honolulu to Christmas Island around US$1100.
Kiribati Shipping Services Ltd (KSSL; 26 195; email@example.com; Betio) sends a supply and passenger ship from Tarawa to Christmas Island at roughly monthly intervals.
Yachties pay a A$10 customs fee, but there are no other official fees if moored off the jetty; email firstname.lastname@example.org for current information.