Getting around Kiribati


Air Kiribati operates an internal scheduled service to nearly all outer islands, linking them with Tarawa.

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Road quality

All-weather roads are limited to urban Tarawa and Christmas Island.

Car hire

Car hire: Available on urban Tarawa and Christmas Island only.


Privately owned buses and taxis are available on urban Tarawa only. Buses are fairly cheap, but taxis are expensive.


Documentation: International Driving Permit required.

By water

Several passenger ferries run between the smaller islands. Boats are available for hire.

Edited by Jane Duru
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