Getting to French Polynesia
Tahiti is an 8-hour flight from Los Angeles, a 20-hour flight from Paris, a 5-hour flight from Auckland, or a 12-hour flight from Tokyo.
Air Tahiti Nui, which is the national carrier and Air France operate from Paris and Los Angeles, Hawaiian Airlines has one flight per week from Honolulu as does LAN from Chile.
French bee, a low cost airline company operates from Paris and San Francisco. United Airlines operates also from San Francisco.
You can also reach Tahiti from Auckland with a 5-hour flight on Air Tahiti Nui or Air New Zealand.
For details on visas and entry, please check with the French Consulate closest to you or the Tahiti Tourisme website or office in your area.
The Faa'a International Airport is located on the main island, Tahiti. Domestic flights depart from the same airport.
Air Tahiti is the domestic flights carrier and the fastest way to travel between the islands. After a 45-minute flight from Tahiti with the only one domestic airline Air Tahiti, you will see both islands, Raiatea and Taha'a. The island of Taha'a, Uporu by its ancient name, is located in the Society Islands, in the same lagoon as the island of Raiatea.
To reach Taha'a, one will fly to the island of Raiatea. From there, the resort's own private shuttle boat operates the transfers between the airport and the resort. The 35-minute ride is the occasion to enjoy a beautiful coastal navigation, with Taha'a on one side and the silhouette of Bora Bora on the other side.
You may also connect between Tahiti and Taha’a or Taha’a and Bora Bora by helicopter.
Visit the Tahiti Tourism website in your area for more destination information.