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About Papeete

Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, French overseas land, is in Tahiti. The city, which is an administrative, commercial, industrial, financial and tourism center, is also a busy port of call. The city, which has a population of about 130 thousand people according to 2007 data, has 11 neighborhoods.

In the city, which has quite busy streets in the city center, traffic problems are often experienced due to the fact that roads are not wide. The city has an autobahn starting from Pomare Boulevard in the center. City visitors who prefer air travel use Faaa International Airport. Ferry service is also available to get to Moorea and Bora Bora.

Tropical monsoon climate is observed in the city, where the seasons to be grouped into two as rainy and dry. The dry season lasts from August to September, while the rainy season is between December and January.

Transportation to Papeete City Center from Airport

From Faaa Airport, which is located near Papeete, one of the most developed and crowded cities of French Polynesia, it is possible to travel to cities such as Los Angeles, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Santiago. The terminal of Faaa Airport is not very large, but it is sufficient in terms of means of transportation, eating, drinking and shopping places.

Depending on your arrival time to the airport, you can choose one of the means of transportation such as the buses, comfortable private shuttles or taxis which provide a very fast transportation to the city center.

Taxi

It is always possible to find a taxi in front of the terminal of Faaa Airport. By using these taxis, you can travel to Papeete city center or other settlements on the island. Taxis are great transportation alternatives visitors who land at Faaa Airport and don’t have much information about the region.

The amount you need to pay may change depending on the number of your luggage and travel time. For this reason, you should obtain information about the fare you need to pay for travelling to the city center before getting on any taxi. The fares can be a little higher after 06:00 pm. Therefore, if you will get on the taxi at late hours, you should be prepared to pay a higher amount.

The cost of travelling to the center from Faaa Airport by taxi is around 25 dollars during daytime. This amount may be slightly higher when there are more than one passenger and much luggage. Do not forget that finding a taxi in the evening hours can be more difficult compared to the other hours of the day. If there is no taxi in front of the terminal when you arrive at Faaa Airport, you can ask for advice from the information desk and after waiting for a while you can get to the center by getting on a taxi.

Private Shuttle

After you have landed at Faaa Airport, you can consider using the private shuttles in order to travel to Papeete, located in the center of the island, or other destinations. The shuttles are generally shared with other passengers and for this reason you can wait for a while before the vehicle departs. If you don’t have much time, you can prefer getting on a taxi. The amount you need pay for these shuttles is similar to taxis. As the number of passengers increases, the fare decreases. If you travel with 4 or more passengers, you can travel to the center in a more affordable way.

Bus

The means of transportation known as 'Le Truck' can be used to travel from Faaa Airport to the center of Papeete for affordable prices. These buses are not as comfortable as taxis that provide direct and comfortable transportation. However, you can also prefer these buses, which are also commonly used by those living in Papeete, for a cheaper travel.

Car Rental

Passengers wanting to rent a car at Faaa International Airport can choose one of the car rental companies such as Daniel Rent A Car, Hertz, Tahiti Rent A Car, Avis and Robert Rent A Car.

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2017

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Papeete flights are organized to Faaa Intl. Airport.

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