To and From the Airport

Luganville - Santo-Pekoa (SON):

Location: 5 km/3 Miles E of Luganville on Espiritu Santo Island.
By Taxi: To Luganville VUV 600-800.
By Bus: Buses run into Luganville for ~VUV 250.
Dep Tax: International departure tax is now included in the price of your ticket. On domestic flights a tax of VUV 200 to VUV 400 may be payable in cash.
Updated Apr14.


Port Vila - Bauerfield Intl (VLI):

Location: 4 Miles/6 km N of Port Vila on Efate Island.
By Taxi: Taxis cost anywhere from VUV 1000 to VUV 2000 for the trip into town, depending on the destination. Takes 10-15 mins. Note: Only airport accredited taxis operate from Bauerfield Airport, and taxis are small cars or minivans and really only take 2-3 comfortably. Airport Transfers must be pre booked directly with the company or through an agent or hotel you are staying at. You cannot pick up an airport transfer bus when you get off the plane if you have not booked it in advance. Airport transfers usually have a meet and greet package: welcome necklace, tour info, small water. Costs are normally between VUV 900 - 1500 per person. Melanesian Tours for pre booked Airport Transfers from Port Vila Vanuatu. Email: melanesiantours@vanuatu.com.vu or Tel +678-26847. Mobile: 7772729 Ray & 5439183 Glenda.
By Bus: The regular price for a bus ride into the city from the airport is VUV 150 per person (even with luggage, if it is not huge). It is usually minibuses without proper fixed routes. They can be recognized by the B in their number plate (taxis have a T). If you have just arrived and look like you don't know they may try to charge you the taxi price. You might have a better chance to catch minibus in front of the domestic terminal than in front of the international one (just a few min walk), but usually buses pass by both. If you catch a minibus in town, just ask if they go to the airport (they are usually flexible about their routes). Expect to pay only 150 VUV this way, even from Pango, south of the city.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS, Budget, Discount & Hertz all have rental car drop-off desks near the Intl check-in counters, but these are un-staffed unless prior arrangements have been made. The head office of AVIS is right next to the Intl terminal and are open during normal business hours.

Dep Tax: International departure tax is now included in the price of your ticket. On domestic flights a tax of VUV 200 to VUV 400 may be payable in cash.
Notes: The National Bank has a window near the check-in counters, which opens for all Intl flights. They change travelers checks without commission at a good rate. An ANZ Bank ATM is also available at the airport. There is a duty-free shop in the departure lounge selling alcohol, cigarettes, perfume, and not much more.
Baggage Storage: Left luggage facilities available.
Travel info: www.southpacific.org/text/finding_vanuatu.html.
Airport Website: www.airports.vu.
Airport Tel No: +678 25 111.
Updated Apr14 M Kraemer.




Tanna - White Grass (TAH):

Location: On the west side of the island near Imanaka. 9 km/6 Miles NNW of Lenakel.
By Taxi: To Lenakel ~VUV 1000.
By Bus: Buses meet flights and run to Lenakel.
Dep Tax: International departure tax is now included in the price of your ticket. On domestic flights a tax of VUV 200 to VUV 400 may be payable in cash.
Updated Apr14.




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