Cheap Flights In and Out of Apia

Faleolo International Airport (APW)


The Faleolo International Airport (APW) is the key aviation facility for Samoa’s capital city of Apia. If you’re looking to explore the honeyed beaches, the lush forests, and incredible dive sites of Samoa’s largest island Upolu, this is the airport you will fly into.


Functioning as just an air field for the first years of its life, it is now one of the most important international hubs for the nation. This compact airport offers six non-stop destinations to cities and town in Fiji, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand.

There is one main terminal, and the amenities here are very basic. You can access a currency exchange, but for all other monetary needs you will have to wait until you get into the main part of town. You can pick up a bite to eat here, but there is only one small snack bar, so don’t expect it to do more than tide you over until you can get to a restaurant in Apia. Gifts, handicrafts and souvenirs are also sold in the airport if you fancy picking up a memento.  


Virgin Australia, Fiji Airways, and Air New Zealand are the major carriers offering routes from Australia out to Samoa’s Apia.


Travel Information


·         If you are planning to explore the island, it might be preferable to rent a car. Generally we advise that you do this online, and way ahead of time with our search tool, especially as demand on the island might outweigh supply. To get to town, you simply follow the West Coast Road, which runs along Upolu’s lovely coast, and this will have you driving into town within about 50 minutes.


·         You can take public buses from the airport into Apia for a 5WST/2USD ($2.60). However, the first thing you should do is contact your hotel, and double check if they run a hotel shuttle service (many do) that can pick you up. If they do not, use our search tool to browse airport transfers and prices, you may find it’s far cheaper to book everything in advance.


·         Getting a taxi directly from the airport won’t break the bank; for the 40km drive, you can expect to owe the driver roughly 50WST/20USD ($27).


 Please note that information is correct as of January 2017.

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 Airport Contact Details

Apia Faleolo Airport

Samoa Airport Authority,
Private Bag,

Tel:+685 23201


 Location Details

Longitude:172° 0' 0'' W
Latitude:13° 49' 59'' S

 Airport Location

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