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Low season

FebruaryBest time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)

High season

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

Average price (return flight)

$761(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$451or less

Good deal one-way

$260or less

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  • Looking for cheap airfare to Port Vila? 25% of our users found tickets to Port Vila for the following prices or less: From Melbourne $290 one-way - $380 round-trip, from Canberra $440 one-way - $536 round-trip, from Port Lincoln $799 round-trip
  • Book at least 3 weeks 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 Port Vila is February.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Port Vila flight deals.
  • Bauerfield International Airport (VLI) is an airport located in the city of Port Vila in Vanuatu, about 5 km north of downtown.
  • The airport is small and predominantly serves regional flights as well as some international flights to the South Pacific, like Fiji and Australia.
  • Port Vila Airport (VLI) is a hub for Air Vanuatu, and a destination for airlines including Aircalin, Fiji Airways, Solomon Airlines, and Virgin Australia.
  • There is no public transport in Vanuatu, with private buses and taxis instead servicing passengers to and from the airport. Mini-vans marked with the letter B on its number plate are considered bus services, while taxis have a T on the number plate. Taxis are usually unmetered, so best to agree on a price with the driver before starting your drive.
  • There are two other airports in Vanuatu: Santo-Pekoa International Airport (SON), which serves some regional and international flights as well as military aircrafts; and Whitegrass Airport (TAH), which operates small to mid-sized, turbo-prop aircraft only.
  • Australian dollars are accepted by many hotels, restaurants, and shops in Port Vila but rarely outside the major cities. The region's primary currency is the vatu (VT), so if you plan to go outside of the city exchange some money beforehand. You can find a currency exchange office in the open public area of the airport or withdraw the local currency from the ANZ ATM that is available 24/7.

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Top airline flying to Port Vila Bauerfield

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7.6
Fiji Airways
Overall score based on 1,003 reviews
7.8
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
8.3
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
7.1
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Plane was nice, seats were very comfortable and staff were very friendly and attentive."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic"

Pros: "The people were great! And it was a smooth ride."
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable. I could not get comfortable and my tailbone just ached. I tried sitting on a pillow, but that did not help. And the cabin was too cold for me."

Pros: "Very smooth flight"
Cons: "No food options by row 29"

Pros: "Crew, food, service"
Cons: "Interior and entertainment system quite outdated. When trying to turn on the reading lights the ones above the seats before us would go on, not ours (21H was our seat, 20H light would turn on, not ours)"

Pros: "Crew and comfort"
Cons: "Entertainment & Meal"

Pros: "Great lounge, comfortable flight."
Cons: "The business seat doesn't fold fully flat, but only about 160 degrees. They mixed up my drink in the morning and I got a cheap sugary fruit punch."

Pros: "Good price but not too good services"
Cons: "Better service management to avoid delay flight. Invest in better quality seats for passengers plus better entertainment value to increase more passenger"

Cons: "Good flight"

Pros: "Can't beat that. Bigger seat, better leg room, comfortable seats."
Cons: "None."

Pros: "I have been traveling at least 4 times in a year for last 20 years. I never had such a worst staff specially the Msnager of Fiji airline ground staff at Sydney airport named Christopher. Such a rude ignorant person. The amount of luggage including baby stroller I traveled from Los Angeles to Nadi. Nadi to Sydney was perfectly fine. When I checkin from Sydney to los angles, the Fiji manager said you have to pay for stroller. I said I came all the way from Los Angeles to Sydney like that and I even showed the tags too, Christopher said Sydney has different policy. I left the stroller to him and Saud to him keep it for your kids and came back home without baby stroller."
Cons: "Worst Fiji ground staff at Sydney airport"

Pros: "The flight /services"
Cons: "Food was okay"

Pros: "Fuji was Great"

Pros: "The staff was all very nice and I always felt like they were doing their best to help. the situation seemed out of their control. It was nice of the airline to provide hotel and meal vouchers. (The meal vouchers didn't go very far at the Sheraton where all the food is very over priced.)"
Cons: "My flight was delayed 16 hours so I missed my entire trip to Fiji. This is devastating to me and I feel I should be compensated. Fiji Airways didn't notify me of the delay until I was already at the airport checking in so it wasted even more time and money. I bought this ticket because the flight time was convenient. Then it left at 3:55am which is the worst time to leave because I couldn't sleep beforehand and felt awful the whole evening and during the flight and after. To top it off the airline wouldn't check my bag through to my final destination. I was very unhappy with how this occurred."

Pros: "Didn't like anything, meal service was terrible"
Cons: "Never liked anything and will make sure not to take that flight ever again"

Cons: "IF it weren’t for the freezing cabin temp, I wouldn’t have needed. blanket that smelled like everyone’s feet had been wrapped in it. The breakfast was lukewarm, and some parts were even still cold that should hve been hot."

Pros: "The crew on Fiji Air is incomparable in friendliness."

Cons: "sitting in a plane at Sydney airport for three hours waiting for a part,for the plane was not much fun.But we still got to Apia that day,or maybe late but before 12 midnight was a very long day."

Pros: "Most people who work for the airline are kind."
Cons: "The quality isn’t there... vegetarian meal was the same on both flights and beyond below par. Planes seem to be pretty past there prime in the 4 flights I have been on. Check in process is a nightmare without any automated options that backs everything up. When I arrived in Los Angeles and found that two zippers had been torn from my bag and one pocket open, the baggage staff scoffed at my claim and told me to go speak to a third party that handles baggage claims... I’ll just steer clear next time."

Pros: "Entertainment"

Pros: "The way we were boarded."
Cons: "Seating was uncomfortable and meals were tasteless"

Pros: "Service, space, seats and one meal was good."

Pros: "They did hand out thin blankets."
Cons: "The temperature in the airplane... Couldn't feel my body!"

Pros: "Thank you for allowing 1 free bag since many carriers now charge even for the 1st one. Hot meal was good but serving curry may not appeal to all passengers."
Cons: "The lines were long to check our bags. I enjoyed the chicken curry meal but other people did not like it since it was a little spicy."

Pros: "Crew's service"
Cons: "Better organizing of boarding"

Pros: "Service was excellent. Very friendly crew."

Pros: "Our flight to NAN was delayed five hours ; however, when we came to the check-in desk, they knew immediately who we were and informed us of a change. The staff at the desk [a man and a woman] were extremely helpful and verified a change would be acceptable and they put in all of the work to make it happen - we returned an hour later and they had switched us to a flight from SYD - SFO - LAX on Qantas airlines. Things from there went off without a hitch ; while our departure time was still 5 hours later, we arrived to the US earlier than we would have on the SYD-NAN-LAX flight."
Cons: "The five hour delay ; however one cannot have qualms with inclement weather."

Pros: "Staff very good, food and beverage service was delayed or postponed due to turbulence but staff made up for it when service resumed."
Cons: "Entertainment movies not very many new releases."

Pros: "We have our seats by the window on our flight from Sydney to Nadi, we're so happy for that."
Cons: "We have our seats in the middle of the four (4) seats in the isle of the plane, it's so hard to go to the bathroom, which I do need to go often. We really were not happy and suffering during the flight from Nadi to Los Angeles."

Pros: "Aircraft was comfortable."
Cons: "The stranded in Apia."

Pros: "The staff was friendly, food delicious, and cabin not too chilly."
Cons: "Nothing!"

Cons: "Small tight seating and horrible food."

Pros: "Friendly staff!"

Pros: "I didn't like anything about this airline !"
Cons: "Where do I start !!!! Horrible service bad food no class ... Would never fly Fiji Airways if I have other options . Sad that it's the only airline flying to Fiji ."

Pros: "I really appreciated how the crew enforced window shades down for the majority of the flight. It really helped me sleep like I was hoping to so that I can be better adjusted to the time change and reduce jet lag."

Pros: "Very nice plane and it includes food and drinks and wonderful service"
Cons: "Extra bag was pretty expensive"

Cons: "The gate agent was extremely rude and asked to see our passports. She insisted our carry on be checked in. My son is disabled and requires an isle chair. The gate staff did not allow time for him to get to his seat before letting the rest of the passengers board and the staff assisting him were very upset as were the passengers who were wondering what was taking so long to get to their seats."

Pros: "Professional and friendly crew. My 8th international flight in business class with 3 different airlines and Fiji Airways crew beat them hands down. Loved the Fiji Chicken curry."
Cons: "Angled seats Limited choice on IFE"

Pros: "IT was a quick flight."
Cons: "People always used my the way at my comfort seat to shortn there way...so it wasnt really comfortable. The Crew seemed really stressed."

Cons: "Seats are not comfortable"

Pros: "Got us to Nadi safely."
Cons: "We had a banana from LAX airport and intended to eat it on the 13-hour overnight flight. Unfortunately we forgot about it. The customs at Nadi found it on X-ray and slapped us with FJ$400 fine! One of the Fijian bio security officer told us that "by handing out big fines, we hope the airlines will remind passengers of biosecurity rules...". But Fijian airways failed to do that. $400 fine is a horrible start of your vacation and we will never come back to visit Fiji. We will also advise all our friends not to visit Fiji on facebook."

Cons: "The only choice of food was curry"

Pros: "Food options were good. Service was great. I think it was a great options with the price I paid."
Cons: "Seats are narrow for some people. It can be uncomfortable if the person in front reclines their seat, since the rows are close together."

Pros: "Everything was great! Looking forward to going back....possibly next May."

Pros: "Great being able to watch movies and like all the info about flight. Seats reclined a little more than most airlines and really nice the way the head rest curves on side. Also really nice how they provide everyone with pillow and blanket."
Cons: "Food was so bad I had to spit it out."

Pros: "I'd seen some poor reviews but found the flight to be just fine. Decent economy seats for such a long flight, good service, food, and entertainment options."

Pros: "It was okay the plan was a bit small and uncomfortable for an international flight.."
Cons: "My luggge didn't make the flight...I had to wait almost two days. And the airport is not close to where I was staying. No one offer to compensate for the inconvenience. We had to leave to another island so we was in a rush for our luggage."

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Crew was tentative."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Not much. Bathroom was clean"
Cons: "Some of the TVs were out. Food was just horrible. Barely got one drink, bc stewardess never came back. They ran out of blankets also. U don't get assigned seats until at the airport which is impossible when you have a family of 4."

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