Cheap flights from Sydney to Port Vila

Flight information Sydney to Port Vila

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Average flight time, total distance 2486 kilometres

3h 15min

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Air Vanuatu

Port Vila

1 airport

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Direct flights from Sydney to Port Vila

Air Vanuatu flies directly to Port Vila from Sydney, while a few other airlines also operate indirect flights on the route, including Virgin Australia, Fiji Airways, Qantas and Jetstar.

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Sydney Airport (SYDA) information

Getting there

Flights to Port Vila from Sydney leave from the always-bustling Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. This airport sits about 8kms from the centre of Sydney, and can be reached in taxis, buses, trains or cars. If you drive your own vehicle to the airport, you can choose from short-term or long-term parking near the terminal.

Terminal information

On the day of your flight from Sydney to Port Vila, make your way to the international terminal at the airport for your overseas trip. Within the building you’ll find numerous services to take advantage of while you wait to board the plane, including Wi-Fi and a variety of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops.

Upon arrival in Vanuatu, you will land at Port Vila Airport (officially called Bauerfield International Airport), and can purchase a snack or drink from the on-site café if you want some refreshments before you depart for the city.

Port Vila information

Time difference from Sydney to Port Vila

For most of the year, Port Vila is one hour ahead of Sydney, so you will have to wind your watch forward when you land in Vanuatu. However, during Australian daylight savings periods, the two cities are on the same time zone.


Port Vila has lovely tropical weather so is temperate year round, however there is a wet season from November to March that some travellers prefer to avoid.

Expect to pay

Port Vila’s cost of living is very similar to Sydney’s in certain respects. For example, the average cost of a regular cappuccino in Sydney is $3.75, while in Port Vila you’ll pay around the same, $3.78.

Transportation to city centre

A taxi from the airport into the main part of Port Vila generally costs around $25, and takes around ten minutes. If you’d prefer to get from the terminal to your accommodation or other destination by a different means, you can arrange a hotel shuttle bus transfer; book a seat on a privately-owned mini-bus; hire a car; or organise an airport transfer.

Mode of payment

While you can always pay with cash when visiting Vanuatu (the currency is the Vatu), credit cards are also widely accepted in Port Vila.

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

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