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The airport is at Kagamuga, about 10km from Hagen’s centre. Minibuses run often from the small market next to the airport to the Hagen Market (K2). For an additional K1 the driver will often drop you at your hotel. Major hotels provide transfers.

Air Niugini Has flights three times daily to/from Port Moresby (K510).

PNG Air Has flights that connect Mt Hagen to Port Moresby (K370) daily; Lae (K429), Wewak (K445) and Tabubil (K549) on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; Tari (K290), Kiunga (K549) and Goroka (K250) on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.

MAF Offers charter connections to numerous remote destinations. Mt Hagen is MAF’s principal base.


There are no taxis in Mt Hagen but a number of car-rental agencies are located near the airport. Expect to pay around K1000 per day for a 4WD, double cab or Toyota Hilux.




Wangdui Hire Cars


Roads heading west from Mt Hagen towards Mendi and Wabag have been prone to ambushes in the past and it is worth seeking advice from your place of accommodation before jumping on a west-bound PMV to Mendi (K20, 3½ hours) or Wabag (K20, four hours). It is possible to reach Tari (K50, 11 hours) in one day if you start early.

In the other direction there are buses to Kundiawa (K20, 2½ hours) and Goroka (K30, four hours).

PMVs going east, to Kundiawa and Goroka, leave from the market. PMVs going west, to Wabag, Mendi and Tari, leave from the highway beside Pope Paul's Park.