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Travel to Pacific Islands Of Micronesia

Flying to Pacific Islands Of Micronesia

The region's major airline is United (www.united.com). Consult individual entries for further information.

Scheduled inter-island travel, charters and sightseeing are offered by several local airlines. There is excellent provision for travelling from Guam, Majuro and Saipan to the various islands. Flights between the islands tend to be rarer. Airlines include:

Air Marshall Islands: This government-owned airline runs charters, sightseeing tours and point-to-point flights between Majuro and other islands in the Marshalls, though services are not always reliable.

United: Operates between islands in all four groups, and to Guam, Hawaii, Japan and The Philippines. Several smaller airlines fly to Guam.

Airport Guides

Majuro Marshall Islands International Airport

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MAJ

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Rota International Airport

Code

ROP

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Saipan International Airport

Code

SPN

Location

The airport is situated 5km (3 miles) south of Chalan Kanoa.

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Tinian International Airport

Code

TIQ

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Pohnpei International Airport

Code

PNI

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Koror Babeldaob

Code

ROR

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Flight times

Flight durations from London to destinations in the Pacific vary considerably depending on the route taken. The most common route includes stopovers on the west coast of North America and Honolulu. The flight time from London to Honolulu is 18 hours (including stopover) and from Honolulu to the Marshall Islands is 5 hours.

Travelling to Pacific Islands Of Micronesia by Rail

Driving to Pacific Islands Of Micronesia

Getting to Pacific Islands Of Micronesia by boat

Main ports: Koror, Majuro, Pohnpei, Saipan, Tuik and Yap.

There are numerous boats for touring, ranging from small speed boats to large glass-bottomed boats for fishing, sightseeing, sunset cruising, scuba-diving and short-distance travel.

Cruise ships

Cargo/cruise lines serving the islands include Princess Cruises (www.princess.com), Saipan Shipping Company (www.saipanshipping.com) and Silversea (www.silversea.com).

Ferry operators

Inter-island vessels, such as government field trip ships, provide limited and irregular service between Saipan and the smaller islands. There is no longer a regular ferry between Saipan and Tinian. 

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