Here is information on flights to Tahiti from around the world.
If you're wondering how to get to Tahiti you will find the answers below! Just click on the region you are traveling from and it will take you to the answer on this page:Flights from the USA
For information on inter-island flights around Tahiti and her islands, you will want to visit flights to Bora Bora.For a picture postcard vacation you will want to vacation on the islands near Tahiti.
The flight from Los Angeles to Tahiti is just over 8 hours. For your Tahiti airfare from the USA you have a choice of:
Hawaiian Airlines (HA) flies to Tahiti every Friday and returns every Saturday. So it is easy to schedule a 1, 2 or 3 week trip. You could even have a few days in Hawaii as well. This breaks up the journey, which is especially great if you are flying from the east coast of the USA or from Europe. The flight time from Hawaii to Tahiti is 5½ hours.
Obviously the cost will come into consideration. Here is the difference in the two airlines flight schedules into Tahiti.
I cannot sleep on planes. So I prefer to have a day flight that arrives at night, so I can have a good night's sleep at a Tahiti resort. So I choose Air Tahiti Nui. Then I feel more alive for the following days activities. I also find the islander hospitality on Air Tahiti Nui to be wonderful, and it gives you a taste of the island spirit before you arrive.
If you arrive in the daylight you see Tahiti's lush valleys and peaks from the air, as you land. And, if you are going to be traveling on inter-island flights, you will have other opportunities to see the beautiful islands and their lagoons from the air. Everyone says Bora Bora is very beautiful from the air. So if you are flying to Bora Bora, here is the side of the plane to sit on for the best views.
Both Air New Zealand and Air Tahiti Nui fly directly to Tahiti out of Auckland, New Zealand. Australian's just need to zip across to Auckland with Qantas, to connect to an Air Tahiti Nui flight, or fly the whole way with Air New Zealand. The flight from Auckland to Tahiti is 5 hours.
With Air New Zealand, you can choose to arrive during the day or night. Each time I have flown Air New Zealand for my Tahiti airfare, I have used frequent flier points. So I've only been able to travel on a flight that arrives around 10.30pm. That's ok though, as I prefer arriving at night to have a good sleep before the next day. The one thing that you miss out on with a night-time arrival though, is not being able to see the island from the air. But if you are taking inter-island flights, you will get to see other islands from the air. Bora Bora is particularly beautiful. So make sure you know which side of the plane to sit on to see the best view when flying into Bora Bora.
Canadians heading to Tahiti will first need to fly to Los Angeles International Airport. From here, a direct flight to Tahiti can be taken with Air Tahiti Nui or Air France. Hawaiian Airlines also fly to Tahiti from LA, but has a stop off in Honolulu. The flight from Los Angeles to Tahiti is just over eight hours.
Flights are also available to Tahiti from Rarotonga in the Cook Islands and Noumea in New Caledonia.
LAN Chile Airlines flies to Tahiti, twice per week, from Santiago. Flights go through Easter Island.
Air Tahiti Nui (TN) has direct flights from Tokyo to Papeete twice per week. Flight time is 11 hours.
For Europeans wanting flights to Tahiti, you will need to make your way around to Los Angeles, to connect with a Tahiti flight.
Another option is to venture though Asia to Tokyo, or visit New Zealand. From all these airports you can fly directly to Tahiti's International airport in Papeete with Air Tahiti Nui.