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Fua’amotu International Airport is 21km southeast and a 30-minute drive from downtown Nuku’alofa. Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways and Virgin Australia all fly into Fua’amotu from overseas. In addition to local offices, all are also bookable via Jones Travel.

Real Tonga Tonga's domestic airline, flying between Tongatapu, 'Eua, Ha'apai, Vava'u and (occasionally) the Niuas.

Air New Zealand Based at Kingdom Travel Centre on the Nuku'alofa waterfront. Jets into Tongatapu from Auckland.

Virgin Australia On Nuku'alofa's main street. Flies into Tongatapu from Australia via Auckland.

To & From the Airport

Taxis meet all incoming flights, charging around T$40 between the airport and Nuku’alofa. Watch out for drivers taking you to a different guesthouse than the one you asked for! Many hotels and guesthouses arrange transfers if you pre-book (some for free).

The international and domestic airports are separate buildings; it’s a short T$5 taxi fare between them.


Regular ferries connect Tongatapu with Ha’apai, Vava’u and ‘Eua.