Nausori Airport is located just 20 minutes outside Suva city giving you quick access to the city. Taxis are readily available with the fare from Nausori to Suva costing around FD$30 to FD$40. The airport supports domestic and direct international flights from Australia and New Zealand. Northern Air, the number one domestic airline, caters for all air movement between and to major islands in the group.
The following are places airlines from Nadi make flights to and invites airlines from:
|Australia||Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Townsville|
|Fiji||Cicia, Kadavu, Labasa, Lakeba, Nadi, Rotuma, Savusavu, Suva, Taveuni, Vanuabalavu|
|Kiribati||Kirimati (Christmas Is.), Tarawa|
|New Zealand||Auckland, Chistchurch, Wellington|
|USA||Albuquerque, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fresno, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Monterey,
New York, Kennedy, Phoenix, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Barbara, Seattle, St Louis, Washington
|Fiji||Nadi, Suva, Kadavu|
|Australia||Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|New Zealand||Auckland, Christchurch|
|USA||Albuquerque, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fresno, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Monterey, New York, Kennedy, Phoenix, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Barbara, St Louis|
Suva is around 3 hours by car from Nadi International Airport. You will receive a warm welcome at the airport and can hire a rental at the ‘Arrivals’ desk. Hire cars are available at various prices, depending on the model but be prepared, there is a deposit or bond system required. Or alternatively, catch one of the many tour buses that run between Nadi and Suva stopping at pre-determined stops.
Direct flights from Nadi to Nausori Airport are available but if you want to see it all, driving by car will give you the opportunity to adapt to the environment, its people and their culture. The drive takes you through spectacular ocean scenery, through Fijian villages, roadside markets selling homegrown produce, past numerous resorts and through smaller towns where you can stop and start your sightseeing.
Budget Rentals (Link: http://www.budget.com.fj/
Budget has all your car rental needs covered and at a ‘Budget’ price. Outlets are available in thirteen accessible areas throughout Fiji, including Suva, Nausori and Nadi Airports. Their fleet is extensive ranging from economically compact cars to luxury vehicles and 4WD. Budget has a highly maintained fleet and offers a delivery and pick up service.
Hertz Rentals (Link: http://www.hertzfiji.net/
Hertz gives you the ability to choose from a wide range of vehicles from economy to 4WD providing maximum comfort while cruising along the roads of Fiji.
They operate throughout the main island of Fiji and provide services to major hotels and resorts.
Europcar Rentals (Link: http://www.europcar.com/car-FIJI.html)
Europcar offers great deals, great service and current model vehicles. It has 3000+ car rental stations throughout the world in over 150 countries and is proud to have extended its services to the Pacific. Experience travelling in comfort with a superior standard of quality found only in a Europcar.
By Bus from Nadi to Suva
For those of you not intent on rushing, enjoy the slower yet comfortable ride on any of the first class, air conditioned buses available. These coaches make daily trips to and from Nadi.
Coral Sun Express (Link: http://www.touristtransportfiji.com/coral-sun-express-booking)
Coral Sun, also known as the ‘Tourist Bus’, connects to all resorts and hotels along Queens Road to Suva. This gives visitors a chance to see what Fiji has to offer on the west coast. Buses also stop at all towns in between. A round trip around the biggest island, Viti Levu is only AUD$21 (FJD$39).
Click here for timetable (Link: http://www.touristtransportfiji.com/coral-sun-timetable)
Pacific Transport Limited(Link: http://www.pacifictransport.com.fj/aboutus.html)
The new coach service currently providing services around Viti Levu is Pacific Transport. Their coaches provide maximum comfort and a smooth and enjoyable ride to your destination. Several express and local buses operate between Lautoka and Suva 6 days a week via Queen’s Road. It stops at the Nadi International Airport for all our international visitors coming or leaving the country. The entire ride on any one of these buses takes about 4 hours between Nadi and Suva.
Nadi to Pacific Harbor is generally AUD$10.80 per person and a little more if you are travelling all the way to Suva.
Download a schedule by clicking on the link: Link to Pacific Transport Bus schedule: http://www.pacifictransport.com.fj/time-table.html
Sunbeam Transport Limited Link: http://www.sunbeamfiji.com/
Sunbeam is the only public transport provider which travels around Viti Levu daily at differing times. They cover both major routes, known as Queens and Kings Roads, daily at an affordable price and with their new fleet of buses are extremely comfortable.
Click on the link below to find the bus departure schedule with respective rates.
Link to Sunbeam timetable: http://www.sunbeamfiji.com/Sunbeam_timetable.pdf
Suva City is geographically compact but like all other cosmopolitan cities, development is taking place rapidly. It’s easy to get from one place to another. Parking in Suva is at a premium, particularly during business hours with people out and about shopping while the younger generation window shop or hang out with friends.
Hence, the easiest way to move around the city is to walk. Though parking is super cheap compared to western prices, it’s good to get a feel of the city by walking around whilst absorbing the historical side of the city with her fabulous compliment of historical buildings. (Attach link to ‘Suva Walking Guide’)
The second most preferable form of travelling around the city is by taxi. Catching a cab is the most convenient form of transport for tourists especially if there is a lack of local knowledge. Taxis are extremely cheap with standard flag fall AUD$0.80.
Taxi Bases in Suva
Professional Taxi’s (679) 7406176
Bure Taxis (679) 3321574
Matua Taxis (679) 3385137
Lami Central Taxis (679) 3361910
Aaravz Limouzine (679) 9688620
Aaravz Limo Taxis and Rental (679) 3383668
Nands Taxi (679) 3381998
Namadi Cabs (679) 3322616
Nausori Taxis (679) 3312185
Nab Cabs (679) 3387500
Saab Cabs (679) 3387500
Vatuwaqa Taxis (679) 3385464
Skylight Cabs (679) 3386877
Senivuga Taxis (679) 3321220
Samabula Taxis (679) 3383361
Regent Taxis (679) 3312100
Laucala Beach Express Taxis (679) 3395700
Bureta Cabs (679) 3386312
Carnarvon Taxis (679) 3315315
Bali’s Taxis (679) 3313158
B K Taxis (679) 3322324
Avenue Cabs (679) 3320360
Charlie’s Cabs (679) 3322222
Cina Serau Taxis (679) 3381099
Laucala Beach Taxis (679) 3392333
Kundans Corporate Cabs and Limo Services (679) 3385994
Height Cabs (679) 3322099
Delana Taxis (679) 3323299
Madoor Lal’s Taxis (679) 3363785
Travelling by bus, whether in the city or between towns is definitely the cheapest form of transport. The catch is, you need to know where you are going as directions and instructions are not readily available.
Moving around in local buses can be testing, but is usually an enjoyable experience. Some buses have what is deemed natural aircon i.e. there are no windows just a vinyl flap that is pulled down if it rains. A novel experience, but at times frustrating, is buses that do not stop at pre-determined bus stops. Rather they stop whenever a passenger wants to get on or off which at times can be every 10 meters if necessary. Appropriately they are called ‘stopping buses’. But it’s all about “Fiji Time’ and if you allow yourself to relax you’ll find yourself enjoying a chat with locals and taking time to ‘smell the roses.’
Suva’s main bus station is located next to the Suva Market. Here you will find buses that travel to all parts of Viti Levu. Some travel to the west, others to all parts of Suva, to destinations just outside the city or even circumnavigating the island.
If travelling to the Western Division (Nadi & environs) a ticket must be purchased from the ticket booths located near the relevant buses. The bus companies are clearly signed such as Pacific Transport, Sunbeam Transport (these are basically the coach buses) and other smaller companies. Buses that travel to Navua, Pacific Harbor ( Taunovo Buses, Maharaj Buses, Pacific Buses Sunbeam Buses ( Normal buses not the express) are also clearly signed.
To board buses that travel around Suva city you should ensure that you have some loose coins for the fare as offering large notes is not encouraged due to a lack of change. Fares range from 70 cents to $1.50. Unlike west bound buses, you pay your fare as soon as you board the bus and receive a ticket confirming your payment. Hold on to the ticket as company ticket inspectors’ jump on and off checking that you have paid.
Buses park at dedicated sections at the bus terminal and leave when the bus is filled with passengers. Don’t look for a timetable because you won’t find one. Bus stations are full of locals who will be only too happy to give you directions.
Layout of Suva Bus Station
Station for Buses that travel around Suva
Station for Buses that travel outside of Suva
Station for Buses that travel outside of Suva (e.g Nausori, Lami.)
Buses Bound for the Western Division
Buses that travel outside of Suva
The third and most common form of transport around the city is by private or hire car. Although it’s best to hire a vehicle if travelling from one area to another it is not required in Suva with not only the problem of a lack of parking space but with Suva being compact it is sometimes easier to walk.
Hertz Rent a Car Link: http://www.hertzfiji.net/
498 Ratu Mara Road
Ph: (679) 3380981
Fax: (679) 3380758
Price Range: $180.00 – $270.00/day
Budget Rentals Link: http://www.budget.com.fj/
123 Foster Road, Walu Bay
GPO Box 12170, Suva
Ph: (679) 3315899
Fax: (679) 3302450
Price Range: $115.50 – $280.00/day
Monday to Friday – 7.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday & Sunday – 8.00am – 1.00pm
Europcar RentalsLink: http://www.europcar.com/car-FIJI.html)
Ph: (679) 3372050
Directions out of Suva to: