Here are insights to help you choose your Tahiti airfare by airline, price, value and Tahiti flight schedules. We have compiled practical information on flights to Tahiti to help you with your Tahiti and Bora Bora travel planning.
To travel to Bora Bora or any of the other French Pacific Islands, You will first need to fly into Papeete on the main island of Tahiti. Tahiti's only International Airport is here. Find out the easiest ways to get here, flight schedules, and where you can get direct flights on our flights to Tahiti page.
There is only one airport in Papeete. So the international flights and the inter-island flights leave from the same place. Your inter island flight will be with Air Tahiti. If you want to continue straight on to your inter-island flight, you will need to check-in at least one hour before your flight leaves.
To get the best value airfare, look out for Air Tahiti Nui's special offers. They often have airfare offers of $100 off your flights. During low season there are more Tahiti airfare specials on offer than any other time of year. Make sure you read our Bora Bora weather page to understand the different seasons in Bora Bora and Tahiti, and take into account the time of year that is right for you to go!
During the low season, which is Tahiti's summer, some of the airlines will offer discounts on their flights.
Rather than buying a low season airfare because it's cheaper, choose the best time to go to Tahiti and then book ahead. The closer the date you book the more you will pay. The best way to get the cheapest Tahiti airfare is to book your Tahiti and Bora Bora travel 6 months to a year ahead at least.
Also watch out for this! There are cheap Tahiti flight specials being offered out of the USA lately, that only allow you to stay 4 or 5 nights in Tahiti and her islands. The cheaper cost of these deals is not worth it, as you will not get enough time to venture out of Papeete to the 'must-see' islands of Moorea or Bora Bora.
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Consider flying with a stop-over in Tahiti. This breaks up long flights over the Pacific Ocean. While you are flying past, you could stop for some island relaxation and hospitality. Give yourself at least a week stop-over, so you can visit 'must-see' islands like Moorea and Bora Bora.
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