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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds (2% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (9% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$1,245(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$960or less

Good deal one-way

$548or less

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  • Looking for cheap airfare to Papeete? 25% of our users found tickets to Papeete for the following prices or less: From Melbourne $655 one-way - $932 round-trip, from Brisbane $808 one-way - $959 round-trip, from Hobart $960 round-trip
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Papeete is August.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Papeete flight deals.
  • Papeete is served by various airlines departing from many Australian cities, and while there are no direct flights, some airlines offer connections with only one stopover. Qantas Airways, for example, flies from Sydney, and New Zealand Air from Melbourne.
  • While Papeete is the main destination served by Papeete Faaa Airport (PPT), other coastal regions are easily accessible through the Avenue du Prince Hinoi going alongside the coast. Other destinations you can reach by going on this avenue include Mahina, Papeno, and Mahaena.
  • If you opt for going to Papeete by car from the airport, the quickest way is via Boulevard de la Reine Pomare IV. Following this road, you will be at the city centre in about 20min.
  • The airport’s rental car centre is part of the Domestic Terminal complex and features a choice of international brands like Avis, Europcar, and Hertz. To make sure you get one of the limited number of cars, it is advised to pre-book with your chosen provider.
  • Though not a very large airport, there are plenty of eateries at your disposal when you arrive in Papeete airport. Situated in the Domestic Terminal in the public area (before you go through security and passport control), travellers can choose from international fast food chains and the Atrium lounge cafés and restaurants.
  • A Polynesian welcome greets you upon arrival at Papeete Airport. It is custom to provide arriving travellers with the traditional flower necklaces, which are handed out in the main terminal building.

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Air New Zealand
Overall score based on 2,839 reviews
8.6
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8.3
Comfort
8.9
Crew
8.5
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8.1
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Airline reviews

Pros: "The corn chips!"

Cons: "They were not able to seat me next to my partner despite us having booked/selected our seats 6 months in advance. Additionally, the check in process took forever and we had a bunch of issues getting on the flight"

Pros: "Crew was excellent; responsive, cheery. The safety video was unique enough to have passengers pay attention (seldom seen onother airlines). We were impressed and will fly "Air All Blacks" again soon."
Cons: "Online checkin presented problems, as did the kiosk checkin. Breakfast could have been served a little earlier -- I realize they wanted to give passengers sleep time and turbulence may have delayed service somewhat, too. Otherwise good."

Pros: "Crew was okay. Nothing special but not bad."
Cons: "The WiFi didn’t work! Don’t advertise it if it is not working. Even setting it up is far too much work/confusing."

Pros: "Crew was awesome! Kind and funny!"
Cons: "The weather, but pilots did great despite it."

Pros: "Crew were very helpful"
Cons: "First time travelling with the airline and wasn't aware of having to book things like food and entertainment. These things come standard with all other airlines I have flow with so was very surprised when finding out about it mid flight. Can't say I was very pleased but must say crew were very good"

Cons: "You could have warned about the 2nd bag fee! I paid $80 for having a 2nd bag!"

Cons: "They lost are baggage"

Pros: "Short flight. No problems."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Ground staff were particularly helpful"

Pros: "crew was nice, seating was fine."
Cons: "food was not great"

Pros: "Premium Economy had plenty of legroom. Food service was comparable to business class."

Pros: "Amazing crew. Airline was awesome .. seem less"

Cons: "Entertainment and seat comfort"

Cons: "Suuuppppeerrrr delayed and I didn’t feel that an empty middle seat to be considered business class on my2nd leg from London to Munich."

Pros: "I had to us the wheel chair And they were all GREAT I was by my self"
Cons: "Right now I can't think of any thing"

Pros: "The staff was very helpful"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "They don't greet me only the people in front and behind me. I didn't receive a meal she skipped me i don't know if you have to pay or not but the person on the left of me got one and the person the right got one"

Pros: "Fast transit connections in Auckland, Good times for departure/arrival"
Cons: "When I booked I chose seats, then the aircraft changed and I ended up with the family split. It would have been nice if they had at least sent an email giving me a chance to select new seats"

Pros: "Best airline meal I have ever had in. 50 years of flying."
Cons: "The seating configuration in business class"

Pros: "Entertainment was great, food was great, and the overall flight experience was better than the first time travelling this airline. Airhosts/esses we’re very polite as well. Would try it again soon!"
Cons: "Airhosts/esses took a long time to pick up our trays after our meal."

Pros: "this is Second times to use Air NZ to go to LA. before flight, they found technical problem, but ok .. nothing happen . Ground saffs helped us before on board . hope to use again ."
Cons: "generally nothing"

Pros: "Crew solid n friendly enough"
Cons: "Seats too tight n cramped"

Pros: "Crew was so friendly and helpful"

Pros: "The entire crew was excellent in all areas and all the time even on a 14 hour flight that had been delayed for about 20 hours."
Cons: "When we arrived in Auckland very late, Air New Zealand out me up in a third rate hotel in a very bad part of the city with little to no communication on how to get back to the airport the next day. The customer service number I was given, was mo help at all. Flights were great, but the way they handled the unexpected was very poorly done."

Cons: "I was not given a chance to make a seat assignment on the Alaska legs between Seattle and LA and ended up being stuck in a middle seat going both ways. There,was no option during booking to make a,seat selection. This was also true for the LA to Auckland outbound leg. This is an area needing improvenent."

Pros: "The crew were very pleasant and the meal was delicious. The flight was really smooth and most comfortable. Not quite the same leg room as the e dreamer."

Pros: "the fare is so cheap ,service is excellent"

Pros: "The check-in process was extremely simple and easy. The staff were very friendly and happy to help. They didn't make a huge deal out of small problems, as so many seem to like doing."

Pros: "good entertainment"
Cons: "we purchased a sky couch for an extra $700 and was not put in a skycouch row. I have contacted Air New Zealand and have yet to hear back from them."

Pros: "Everything was ok."
Cons: "The Auckland airport is the closest I have ever been to burning in hell."

Cons: "All the staff were in the lounge meaning paid users were turned away. Upgrade denied by staff working in lounge because all staff had been allocated the business class seats. Staff should be bumped for paying airpoints members."

Cons: "I selected two bags on kayak but when I checked in at Air New Zealand they said I just had tickets. Was forced to pay the full price for the baggage."

Pros: "The flight attendants were friendly and seemed to enjoy their job. Appeared to be very accommodating for other passengers."
Cons: "No issues. Everything was great!"

Pros: "Air NZ are great. Kayak are not,"
Cons: "I couldn’t tell about the food and entertainment because even after several call to Kayak trying to upgrade to a flight where food and entertainment were included because it said “no meal service” on my itinerary I was assured they were included and what do you know. They weren’t. I will never be using Kayak again. Very poor serve from people I phoned. They did no know what they were doing."

Pros: "everythign aboht the trip was great"

Pros: "Cabin crew was excellent"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Everybody was so helpful and friendly. The seating was quite pleasant although my boyfriend and I are used to staying next to each other. The entertainment was extensive keeping anybody busy for a long flight and the menu was broad enough and good quality. This is the way all flights should be!"

Pros: "Foot rests, pillows, blankets, nice seats, and they had free in flight entertainment as well as dinner and beverages"

Pros: "Nothing stood out. They do provide ear phone on the flight."
Cons: "Seating was very cramped and I'm only median built.."

Pros: "Good IFE"
Cons: "No enforcement of carry on - therefore no bin space"

Pros: "The plane was not full and luckily i was put into an Economy Couch row, so i got to lay down and get a great sleep. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was lovely."
Cons: "Nothing, as usual excellent service from Air New Zealand."

Pros: "Very friendly and frequent service while in-flight. It was great having my own monitor built into the seat to watch available movies or tv shows I wanted to for the duration of the flight. Flight attendants would walk the aisles every two hours and offer water to everyone. I had never flown Air New Zealand before, but now it's one of my top airlines."
Cons: "The only complaint would be that there was no in-flight wifi available onboard."

Pros: "Comfortable Premium Economy seating is well worth the cost for such a long flight. Food was excellent and crew was very attentive. Entertainment system was very limited and clunky to use. The safety briefing is the most entertaining in the industry. Would readily choose New Zealand Air again."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Large screen with good choice of movies etc"
Cons: "As they have 3-4-3 seating on their 777 (BA and Delta have 3-3-3) the seats are very narrow to make room for the extra seat in school row"

Pros: "The best ever business class check in and superior lounge and breakfast."

Pros: "I loved the food, the flight attendants were lovely, and the selection of free entertainment meant I was never bored."

Pros: "Fabulous! Again, the Flight crew are so friendly. helpful and always smiling. The overnight flight went very fast. The dinners and hot breakfast served were beautiful. Complimentary wine with dinner was lovely."

Pros: "The plane was new and the flight was good with no problems."
Cons: "Being a Star Alliance Gold member and Premier 1K on United Airlines I was expecting a bit more than water and a lolly. Yes, we did only buy the "seat" ticket, but come on a soda was an added cost. I don't see us flying AZ again anytime in the near future."

Pros: "Crew was fun. Didn't get to finish movie because no wifi from den to mtj"

Cons: "Economy seating legroom could be better for long-haul flight"

Pros: "We arrived early. :)"

Pros: "Flight attendants were absolutely amazing!!!!! They made the trip very enjoyable!"
Cons: "Food!"

Pros: "People caring for people. We flew for a familiar emergency and the personnel on board understood the situation and was very kind."

Cons: "Such a long domestic flight should have entertainment in business class at least"

Pros: "With the amount of bad press that United has, I did not expect much. However, flight was on time, everybody was polite, movie selection was excellent (several classics, box office hits, comedies etc, they even appropriately put "Die hard" under Winter Wonderland), food was good and salted caramel ice cream for dessert was a very nice touch."
Cons: "Tiny seats. My God, would it hurt to have TWO arm rests? I ended up sitting for 8h crooked to the right, just to avoid touching the guy beside me."

Pros: "Good seats, service, express baggage handling."
Cons: "None."

Pros: "Check in was very good Both Outward and Return flights were on time. Crew very attentive Seating not too bad (if you haven't got long legs)"
Cons: "Food could be a bit more varied - some people don't like pasta and some people don't like chicken - what was left????? Should have different entertainment on different legs of the journey Not really Flight-related but Passport Control in US could do with a review .... waiting a good hour or so - come stations were empty and those that weren't the staff were changing shifts while there was still loads of people to go through - not nice when you have people meeting you."

Pros: "Fast and works really well."
Cons: "On board snacks could be better."

Pros: "Food could be a lot better and healthier."
Cons: "Plane was not overbooked."

Pros: "My trip started off with airplane problems from the beginning. From my flight being delayed multiple times by air china to the overly packed united to the confusion of the non updated confirmation numbers or the e-ticket number. Even on the day I left upon arriving to the airport my confirmation number they had just given me after all the prior problems still didn't work. Air china had mediocre food with okay entertainment except my headset jack on the TV was broke and I couldn't watch anything. On the last air china flight from Bejing to Bangkok. I couldn't even charge my phone, watch any entertainment and basically was just stuck with no WiFi. Justfly wouldn't compensate for the changes on their end and said I myself would have to ask the airlines for compensation which the.the airlines directed me no where for compensation or even to upgrade my seat. Now I'm finally in Thailand but I'm scared of my return."
Cons: "Everything was really not great. Air china had mediocre food that some of it wasn't bad but other was so so."

Cons: "This airline was by far the worst I have used in years. Their staff, service and facilities need improvement"

Pros: "The international flight was very good. Staff were excellent and very friendly."
Cons: "The international terminal at LAX is terrible as far as people being on hand or being able to offer assistance on getting to your next connecting flight. Getting 30 minutes to make a connecting flight that is on the other side of the airport with noone being able to tell you where your connecting flight is is almost impossible. The in-flight entertainment console was broken and was unusable during the flight. It would work for 5 minutes then glitch and the screen would flash until you stowed it away and waited 10 minutes to try again."

Cons: "Pretty good. I'd fly united agsin."

Pros: "Non-stop, new plane"
Cons: "Seat comfort is worse then on older planes, narrow aisles make getting to your seat a chore. Poorly placed service buttons in armrests constantly cause erroneous flight attendant calls, reclining the seat causes the knee crush. Wow, United execs should really try their offerings"

Cons: "Only non nut snacks. Should offer stevia too as a sweetener."

Pros: "The plane took two hours to leave the ground due to weather. This was unfortunate and made the passengers uncomfortable but it was not the fault of the airline."
Cons: "The airline gave all the passengers access to the movies and television channels."

Pros: "The captain explained the problem... The plane was not cleaned"
Cons: "Gate change twice!!!!! 2 hour delay!!!!"

Pros: "That the plane got me back to the US."
Cons: "Flight crew should learn how to smile. In general, not even vaguely friendly. Food was the absolute worse I have eaten in many, many years ( I have millions of miles of air travel). Seats old and hard and extremely close together."

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "the rest"

Pros: "This flight had televisions in the headrest, so we could watch Direct TV when it was convenient. Thanks for the ride."

Pros: "Staff"

Cons: "The flight was delayed 3 times for a total of 2 hours late due to "air traffic control""

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "The flight itself and the little snacks"
Cons: "Two ladies, one from each flight, were a little rude/pushy to the people when telling them to put the seats straight up. Not cool."

Pros: "Personal, friendly service from the staff. Smooth flight and perfect arrival."

Cons: "Took way to long to finish boarding so we were very delayed. This becomes almost a punishment to those who board on time. Also, the flight crew was very loud (I was seated in the last row and they were not at all concerned about the volume of their conversations)."

Pros: "We traveled with 4 kids and staff was great to make the flight as comfortable as possible. 787 Dreamliner was awesome"

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Lots of entertainment options and friendly crew."
Cons: "It was just a very long trip, so the seats became uncomfortable after a while."

Cons: "Ko"

Pros: "Poor attitude by every united employee I ran into."

Pros: "The crew was comfortable and friendly, overall cruisy for a 14 hr flight."
Cons: "We departed 1.5 hrs late, over a baggage discrepancy and had to return from the tarmac to the gate, which seemed unnecessary and probably had something to do with the same passenger they were calling every five minutes for over an hour before we even began boarding. We then arrived late, which extremely rushed my already super tight transfer in LAX and cause a lot of stress and frustration with the airline."

Pros: "Flight was ahead of schedule. Crew was very nice"
Cons: "Very cramped in the middle seat. Little cushion"

Cons: "The only disappointment was that internet via WiFi was all but unusable. If the service is not viable while on this route, it should not be offered."

Cons: "Lack of leg room"

Cons: "On recent travels with Iceland Air or Delta I have been able to choose a vegan meal option for long flights. It would be great if that was possible with Lufthansa as well, instead I left the plane quite hungry."

Pros: "Very little good things to say besides it was a new plane"
Cons: "They had one of four meal options left by the time they got to me, a platinum member. The seat also would not recline to 180 degrees"

Pros: "Overhead bin space"
Cons: "5 able-bodied pax's allowed pre-board privilege because they were traveling with a single wheelchair pax was ridiculous. No signage on seat of where to locate power charge."

Pros: "Everything about this flight was satisfactory."
Cons: "Having to pay a baggage fee for the one bag I checked; lack of seat/leg room."

Pros: "The crew was fine."
Cons: "It was hot on the plane the entire flight. The seats are too narrow and not enough leg room. I sat in the middle seat and sandwiched in between two tall men , so I had no room to move on a 3 hr flight. Seats not comfortable for long travel. Too many people have large luggage that should be checked not carry on."

Pros: "My whole experience was easy and comfortable. A big thank you to the woman who helped me check in at the United kiosk in Sydney. She saw that I was struggling and assisted me until completion. The flight was uneventful, which is really good! I also had the entire row to myself which gave me room to spread out for the 13 hour flight. Great experience:)"
Cons: "The food was probably the weakest part of my flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. The eggs had no taste. I'd prefer a simple oatmeal or cereal for breakfast."

Pros: "Free movie due to wifi being unavailable"
Cons: "The crew seemed less than cheerful"

Pros: "It was clean and staff were kind."
Cons: "I understand no one can control weather and the flight delay, but they only had 2 vending machines. None of the machines wold rake my $5. Chips said $1.50, charged me $2. Since Redding always flys to San Francisco, they should have a little cart with someone there serving everyone with flight delays. San Francisco is always going to have fog. Would have made the disappointment with flight delays not so bad"

Pros: "There wasn't a single thing I liked about flying with United."
Cons: "Everything from customer service check-in to boarding. It was TERRIBLE. I was to have a wheel chair at check-in for my start in Fayetteville. Did this happen? NO!! The girl looked at me like I was CRAZY. I'm on crutches and having to wear a leg mobilizer with a blown MCL & meniscus. I did not get any help boarding my flight which happened to be an express flight. The young stewardess took my crutches from me the moment I stepped foot on the plane. And I couldn't get any help getting off the plane."

Pros: "I liked the flight attendants that they were courteous and helpful"
Cons: "I am a fearful flyer and that is putting it mildly. I didn't like that the pilot didn't introduce himself and talk to us about the flight."

Cons: "My flight was canceled. I was put on standby for a booked flight. Instead of working with me to actually get a flight they kept wanting to put me on standby for booked flights. After talking with four reps I finally was able to speak with someone who was willing to help. Due to the lack of customer service and 6 hours of searching for someone who was willing to put in some effort, I am not sure I will fly United in the future. I had 48 hrs with my family and spent 24hrs traveling/waiting for a solution."

Pros: "Price we paid was excellent."
Cons: "It was just my wife and myself and we didn't even get to seat together. They want extra for being able to select your seat in advance. Food was terrible. Seats recline probably 2" at the top of the backrest so no comfort there at all."

Pros: "Getting off the plane when we landed I. San Francisco."
Cons: "First, we boarded and the AC was out so instead they pumped hot air in to the cabin. We sat at the gate in the plane for 2 hours. The food is atrocious - I've been sick both times I've had it. To boot, the plane was old. If paid for an Economy plus seat and it went back perhaps an inch. Far less than my shorter flight to Europe. There were also no seat back entertainment TV's, the wifi barely connected, and the in seat power outlets also did not function."

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