Saturday, September 18, 2021

How To Travel To Samoa

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By plane

Fagalii airport is located just east of Apia (IATA: FGI). Polynesian Airlines uses this for flights from American Samoa. Typically, there are five or six flights each day.

Faleolo International Airport (IATA: APW) is about a 45-minute drive from Apia. Even though many planes come at inconvenient hours, there are many banks at the airport, and changing money on arrival is simple. Most large hotels provide a transport service upon request, which is frequently free of charge. During the day, there are plenty of taxis and local buses. If you wish to take the local bus, go to the main road and wait where the locals do. Ignore taxi drivers who will try to convince you that there are no local buses.

Air New Zealand operates six weekly flights from Auckland, as well as weekly flights connecting Auckland-Tonga-Apia-Los Angeles.

Virgin Samoa, a subsidiary of Virgin Australia, has begun flights to Apia from various Australian and New Zealand cities, including Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Melbourne, and Auckland.

Fiji Airways operates three weekly flights from Nadi, Fiji, and one weekly trip from Honolulu, Hawaii.

If possible, try to come throughout the day. The lagoon seems to have a beautiful blue color from above. The journey from the airport to Apia is also quite appealing.

It is important to note that stores and restaurants shut early, and most hotels do not provide 24-hour room service. So, if you arrive late at night and are still hungry from the airplane meal, it may be a good idea to get something at the airport.

As of October 25, 2010, a WST 40 departure fee was imposed on travellers aged 12 and above. This may ultimately be included in the ticket price, but for the time being, you must pay it separately. Passengers in transit who depart within 24 hours of arrival are free from the charge. Cash is the only form of payment accepted. There are ATMs available at the airport. Payment is done at one of the several banks located near the check-in area.

By boat

Boats leave from Pago Pago in neighboring American Samoa on a regular basis.

The MV Tokelau operates a twice-monthly service between Apia Harbour and Tokelau.

People sail their boats to Samoa and dock in Apia depending on the season. There are excellent amenities near the major port, including 60 berths with power, fresh water, and 24-hour security. Visiting vessels must arrive in Apia and must notify the Samoa Port Authority at least two days before their arrival date to arrange the required permissions. To sail somewhere else in Samoa, you must first get permission.

Apia, Asau, Mulifanua, and Salelologa are among the ports and harbors. Container ships and cruise liners dock at Apia Harbour or Salelologa, although the smaller docks are used by numerous smaller fishing boats and village boats.

Tallships can transport you to and from Samoa. Every winter, the STV Soren Larsen from New Zealand sails by there.