Cheap flights from Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s islands are connected to the world via their well-linked airports, and you can find the flights you want with Skyscanner. Pick a route that suits all your travel preferences using our self-explanatory filters and tools.

Around 30 airports link the islands of Vanuatu, but for flying out of the country, there are two primary hubs, and these are the Bauerfield International Airport (VLI) near the capital of Port Vila, on Efate, and the Santo-Pekoa International Airport (SON), near Luganville on Espiritu Santo. 

Each airport offers between 10 and 20 routes, and these are to destinations within Vanuatu, or out to Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, and Fiji.

Almost all flights from these airports are operated by the flag carrying airline, Air Vanuatu. Though from Bauerfield you will also see routes run by Fiji Airways, Aircalin, Air Niugini, Solomon, and Virgin Australia.

Popular flights from Vanuatu

As all air travel is usually undertaken from Espiritu Santo or Efate, it would be a pity not to cease your chance to spend time on the other islands. Fly to Tanna (TAH), the island known for its incredible hiking opportunities, and its active volcano. It will broaden your experience of Vanuatu, typically known for its glorious beaches and fantastic diving.

Of course, if what you seek is that pure tropical paradise, there is plenty to discover in Oceania. Fly to Fiji (NAN or SUV), and island hop around this nation to see all of its rich personality; watch a fire walking ceremony on Beqa, shop for pearls from Savusavu, see the sugar cane fields of Vanua Levu, or the stunning coral reef dive sites of Taveuni. Whatever tropical adventure you seek, you can find it in Fiji.

Though there are no long-haul flights available from Vanuatu, you are able to connect to both Australia and New Zealand in three hours of flight time, and both countries offer excellent forwarding flights to other countries around the world. However, both of these places offer their own charms. Fly to New Zealand’s capital of Auckland (AKL), and have lunch at the top of Sky Tower for a 360°C of the city. Walk on down to the Waitemata Harbour, and couple that with a visit to the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum. Top off your tour of Auckland with a boat ride out to Waiheke Island, where you can take advantage of the beaches, the adorable villages, and the lovely wineries.

Where to find cheap flights from Vanuatu

A solid way to save money is to book your flights ahead of time, roughly seven months ahead for the long-haul flights. However, if you are not an avid planner, there are plenty of last minute ways to save on costs.

Check out the low-cost carriers, but if that isn’t offered in your area, then look for flights that operate Monday to Thursday, or at typically inconvenient hours, like post-watershed.

Our calendar will help you determine the days that offer the best price-busting bargains, but allowing for a quick layover, or simply being flexible by a day or two can really see you take home quite a lot of savings.


Please note that information is correct as of March 2017

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.