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About Faaa Intl. Airport

Faaa International Airport, which offers service on Tahiti Island under the governance of France, is the only international airport outside the own territory of France. From the airport, there are flights to France, Japan, United States, New Zealand and Chile in addition to the other islands in the French Polynesia. Although Faaa International Airport is a small airport, it offers flight opportunity to 1.2 million passengers in a year.

Getting to the City Center from Faaa Intl. 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
Getting to Faaa Intl. Airport from the City Center

It is very easy to reach Faaa International Airport, which is located near the city center of Papeete, one of the leading centers of the French Polynesia. In the city center, you can easily find a taxi before 06:00 pm and arrive directly at Faaa International Airport. Those who prefer another means of transportation can get on a bus that is more economical at the same time. It is also possible to find a car from one of the local or international car rental companies and travel from the center of Papeete to Faaa International Airport with the car you have rented.

From the airport, you can fly to cities such as Los Angeles, Tokyo, Auckland, Paris and Santiago with direct or connecting flights.

Taxi

In Papeete city center, you can easily find a taxi for your transportation to the airport from morning till evening. It may be a little harder to find a taxi in the city after 06:00 pm.

Passengers arriving at Faaa International Airport by taxi usually pay 23 dollars during daytime hours. This amount can be a little more for those with much luggage. If you get on the taxi with another person, this amount can also increase.

When you call a taxi from your hotel in the center of Papeete, your taxi will be ready in just a few minutes. Before getting on the taxi, you can learn from the driver how much it costs to travel to Faaa International Airport and if you find the amount high, you can bargain on the fare. If you don’t bargain about the amount and directly get on the car, the driver can demand a higher fare because taxis in the city charge more if passengers get on the car without bargaining.

You can plan your travel to the airport by getting in contact with a taxi in advance and in this way, you can save time and money.

Private Shuttle

Shuttles belonging to private companies are another ideal alternative for passengers travelling from Papeete to Faaa International Airport. These shuttles are a little more expensive than taxis for those traveling alone, but if you use the shuttle with a few people together, you can benefit from this service economically. There is not much distance between Papeete and Faaa Airport. However, travelling to the airport with this alternative can be a little longer than taxi.

Bus

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

Car Rental

In the center, it is possible to find the offices of many local or international car rental companies such as Hertz, Daniel Rent A Car, AVIS and Robert Rent A Car. You can directly come to Faaa International Airport by renting your car from Papeete and leave it to the car rental office here. It is very easy to find Faaa International Airport by following the signs and directions on the road. When you arrive at the terminal of Faaa Airport, you can leave your car in parking areas of the airport, if you wish you can park here for a few hours.

Renting a car is ideal for those who also plan to visit the nearby places. The car rental offices located at Faaa International Airport offer a great advantage for those who want to leave the car at the airport before leaving the city.

Airport Information

Faaa International Airport is located near Papeete, which is one of the popular centers of French Polynesia. From the airport, there are regular flights to cities such as Tokyo, Paris and Santiago, Los Angeles and Auckland.

In the terminal of Faaa Airport, there are check-in desks, resting and waiting rooms, restaurants, bars, cafés, and stores where the souvenirs reflecting of culture of the region are sold. The airport also has a foreign exchange office and internet connection throughout the terminal. You can also enjoy more comfortable seats, delicious food and drinks in the VIP passenger lounge which will welcome you at Faaa International Airport.

If you need to leave your luggage for a while, you can benefit from the lockers which can be used for short time.

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2017

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