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Travel to Papua New Guinea

Flying to Papua New Guinea

The national airline is Air Niugini (, whose international routes include direct flights from Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore and Sydney. Virgin Australia ( flies to Port Moresby from Brisbane. From Europe or North America, you need to fly via either southeast Asia or Australia.

Airport Guides

Jacksons International Airport




The airport is 11km (7 miles) from the city.


Flight times

From London - 25 hours (two stopovers) or 31 hours (one stopover); New York - 29 hours (two stopovers) or 41 hours (one stopover).

Departure tax

K30 is levied on international flights (usually included in the price of a ticket).

Travelling to Papua New Guinea by Rail

Driving to Papua New Guinea

Getting to Papua New Guinea by boat

Main ports: Alotau, Kieta (North Solomons), Lae, Madang, Momote (Manus), Port Moresby, Rabaul (New Britain) and Wewak (Sepik).

Several passenger/cruise lines and cargo lines run regular services to Papua New Guinea.

Cruise ships

Cruise lines making stops in Papua New Guinea include P&O Cruises ( and True North Luxury Adventure Cruises (

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