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Travel to Vanuatu

Flying to Vanuatu

The national airline is Air Vanuatu ( Air Vanuatu flies to Port Vila from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. Virgin Australia ( flies from Brisbane. There are also flights from New Caledonia and Fiji.


Air Vanuatu is a full-service airline (meals and drinks included in the fare) and allows 23kg stowed luggage. Virgin Australia has a ‘user pays’ policy for in-flight meals, drinks, entertainment and stowed luggage.

Airport Guides

Bauerfield International Airport




The airport is 6km (4 miles) from Port-Vila (journey time - 15 minutes).


Flight times

From Sydney - 3 hours 30 minutes; Auckland - 3 hours 15 minutes.

Departure tax

Included in the ticket price.

Travelling to Vanuatu by Rail

Driving to Vanuatu

Getting to Vanuatu by boat

Cruise ships

Numerous cruise ships stop at Port Vila each year. P&O Cruises is one of the major operators (

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