Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Port Vila
The cheapest airline ticket to Port Vila Bauerfield Airport from the Australia in the last 72 hours was $496 one-way, and $1,408 round-trip on the route from Sydney to Port Vila Bauerfield Airport. The most popular route is from Sydney to Port Vila Bauerfield Airport and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $775 round-trip.
Port Vila is 4 km from the center of Port Vila.
Port Vila is served by Port Vila Bauerfield Airport, also commonly referred to as Bauerfield or Bauerfield Intl. The airport code is VLI.
Harry Bauer’s Airport Club Lounge is a VIP lounge inside the international terminal at Port Vila Airport. The lounge is available to Business Class passengers and Priority Pass holders. Those travelling with economy class tickets can purchase a temporary pass at a cost of about VT$ 2.000 (A$ 25).
Yes, if you want to connect to the internet before or after your flight, you can access it for free in Wi-Fi hotspots around the terminal. Internet connection is also available in the airport’s lounge that you can enter for a fee.
Buses are available night and day. These are not public transport services but rather privately owned mini-buses which operate throughout Port Vila and to and from the airport. Most hotels and resorts offer transfer services. car hire companies are also available inside the airport terminal if you prefer to explore Port Vila by car, although this is mostly unnecessary as the city is easily navigated by foot.
Australian travellers require a valid passport to enter and exit Vanuatu. Most visitors who intend to stay for less than 30 days do not require a visa. Make sure you have all the appropriate documentation prior to your departure.
There are no onsite hotels at Port Vila, but there are several hotels near the airport: Fatumaru Lodge (5min from the airport), Moorings Hotel (6min from the airport), Traveller’s Budget Motel (10min from the airport), and Hideaway Island Resort (10min from the airport). Some hotels offer an airport transfer while others can be reached by taxi or mini-bus service.
Due to its size, Port Vila does not have many food options for hungry travellers. You can get a drink and some snacks at the airport’s café. If you are looking for a more satisfying meal, you can grab a taxi or have a walk to some places near the airport, for example K2 café, tilly’s Restaurant or Harbour View Restaurant.
Most visitors from Australia will not be allowed to enter Port Vila. These travel restrictions do not apply to Vanuatu citizens, Permanent residents (having physically resided in Vanuatu for at least 3 years). Foreigners with valid residency permits issued before April 2020. Dependents of valid residency visa holders who are currently in Vanuatu (dependents must apply for a residency visa before traveling to Vanuatu). Foreigners with a valid Special Category Visa issued before April 2020 (with approval). And partners must have a valid residency or Special Category Visa.
Temperature screening is required for all travellers on arrival in Vanuatu.
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Visitors from Australia will need to quarantine for 28 days upon entering Port Vila.
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Port Vila.
This registration is to be completed by all people wanting to travel to Vanuatu.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer 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."
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: "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: "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."
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."
Airlines flying to Port Vila have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Port Vila
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Port Vila
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Port Vila
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Port Vila
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Port Vila