Flight times for Pacific Island Distances

Most travellers will cover Pacific Island travel distances with flight. Some do by ferry or cruise ship or even combination freight/cruise ships. Here is an overview on distances and flight times you have to calculate on. Most islands have one key international airport with domestic services. Sample, landing in Papeete/ Tahiti with domestic flight to Bora Bora or Moorea. It is important to catch your international and domestic flights. Sometimes you may need to stay for one night at a hotel near the airport pre or post your actual Pacific Island resort experience. View helpful Pacific Island travel tips and Pacific Island travel maps.


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From Sydney to Pacific Islands:

  • Rarotonga/ Cooks Islands – 4,950 kms / 6.5 hours flight
  • Fiji Islands – 3,200 kms / 4 hours flight
  • Papeete/ Tahiti – 6,400 kms / 7.5 hours flight
  • Tonga – 3,300 kms / 5 hours flight


From Auckland to Pacific Islands:

  • Rarotonga/ Cooks Islands – 4,000 kms / 4 hours flight
  • Fiji Islands – 2,100 kms / 3 hours flight
  • Papeete/ Tahiti – 3,300 kms / 5.5 hours flight
  • Tonga – 2,000 kms / 3 hours flight


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