Cheap flights from Sydney to Apia

Flight information Sydney to Apia

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Average flight time, total distance 4340 kilometres

5h 15min

Apia Faleolo and Apia Fagali I

2 airports

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Direct flights from Sydney to Apia

Virgin Australia operates some direct flights to Apia from Sydney, as well as many flights with one or more stops along the way. Other airlines which operate indirect flights from Sydney to Apia are Qantas, Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand and SAS.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) information

Getting there

The airport that services the city of Sydney and its surrounds is the busy Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. It can be found about 8kms from the CBD, and can be travelled to in a taxi, a bus, or on the AirportLink train. Alternatively, you might decide to drive yourself and park at the terminal.

Terminal information

For your flight to Apia from Sydney, you will typically need to go to the international terminal at the airport. While you wait to board the plane, you can grab something to eat or drink from one of the many eateries within the building, utilise the free Wi-Fi, or do some last-minute shopping – there are many different retail stores at the terminal to choose from.

While in Samoa there are two airports servicing Apia for passenger flights, generally all airfares going from Sydney will take you to Faleolo International Airport (also known simply as Faleolo Airport). The terminal there has an on-site café and a duty-free shop.

Apia information

Time difference from Sydney to Apia

Apia’s time zone is three hours in front of Sydney, so you should wind your watch forward once you land in Samoa.


Apia is hot and humid all year round, and is fine to visit at any time of the year, however if you wish to avoid the wet season, consider travelling to Samoa during the drier months of May to October.

Expect to pay

Apia tends to have a fairly similar cost of living to Sydney. For example, the average cost of a regular coffee in Sydney is $3.74, while in Apia it is $4.00.

Transportation to city centre

Taxis are available from the airport, with an average cost of just over $24 from Faleolo International to the city centre (the airport is 40km west of Apia). If you’d prefer to take a different transport option, you’ll find that airport buses meet all international flights; many resorts provide a meet-and-greet service; public buses are available (they run from the main road outside the airport, which is a short walk from the terminal); or there are also rental cars and airport transfers available.

Mode of payment

Cash (the Samoan tala) is the preferred payment method in Apia, however major hotels and car-rental firms accept most major credit cards, and many restaurants also accept Visa and MasterCard payments.

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Please note: all information is correct as of May 2016.

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