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Papeete to Noumea Flights

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Papeete and Noumea airports and terminals

Airports in Papeete , PF
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    Papeete Int'l Airport (PPT)

    Distance from City Center: 2.7 miles

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Airports in Noumea , NC
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    Tontouta (NOU)

    Distance from City Center: 24.8 miles

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Flights to Noumea

Flights from Papeete

Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, is the home of the only international airport in the country. The Fa'a'? International Airport is located about three miles from the center of Papeete, built mostly on reclaimed land on an offshore coral reef. Cheap flights from Papeete are available for those leaving the island through the air carriers Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, and LAN Airlines, among others. Seats can often be reserved at a discount through

Parking at the Fa'a'? International Airport

Fa'a'? International Airport provides two parking lots for the short- and long-term parking needs of its customers. The first hour of short-term parking in the P1 lot is about $2, with no charges if parked for less than 10 minutes. After the first hour, the hourly parking rate falls, until reaching the maximum 24-hour charge of around $15. Prices for the P2 long-term lot are similar, with 10 free minutes followed by falling rates beginning at about $2 an hour. The maximum daily rate for the long-term lot is around $10 a day.

Transportation to Fa'a'? International Airport

Transportation to the airport from the city is primarily by airport shuttle bus or taxi. The bus travels along the west coast freeway, ending at a bus stop located in front of the airport's main terminal. Taxis can be taken from the town center to the airport for around $10.

A Meal before Leaving Papeete

Papeete has several restaurants and pubs that serve a wide variety of the unique blend of French and Polynesian food for which the area is known. Morrison's café is a good place for a last taste of the region, dished up quickly if you're in a hurry to catch one of the cheap flights from Papeete. For a more leisurely and elegant meal, however, L'o a la Bouche would better serve, though only lunch and dinners are available.

Noumea Airport Information can help you find cheap flights to Noumea, the sunny capital of New Caledonia. Noumea is on the main island of Grande Terre in the Pacific Islands, offering beautiful beaches and colonial architecture. Visitors to Noumea fly into one of two area airports. Noumea-Magenta Airport is located at Magenta Aerodrome, approximately two miles northeast of the city center. Air Caledonie flies to this airport from domestic locations. La Tontouta International Airport, also known as Noumea-La Tontouta International Airport, is located at La Tontouta in New Caledonia, approximately 32 miles from Noumea. This airport handles international flights on Air Austral, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Air Pacific, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Vanuatu, Aircalin and Qantas.

Noumea Airport Ground Transportation Options

Unless you speak French, it can be hard to get around in Noumea. Travelers to either area airport should consider arranging for ground transportation in advance. Hiring a car is the most reliable and hassle-free method of getting from the airports if you have luggage. Public bus service and taxi service is available from La Tontouta International Airport. The bus will cost you approximately $42 AUD per adult to the center of Noumea. A taxi ride will cost approximately $100 AUD. Noumea-Magenta Airport is only two miles from the city center, so bus and taxi service are more viable options if you are flying into this airport.

Weather Information for Noumea

Noumea has perfect beach weather, with hot summers and warm winters. Average high temperatures fluctuate in the 70s and 80s all year long. The dry season occurs in September and October, making these months particularly popular for visitors. The rest of the year experiences significant rainfall.

Popular Attractions in the Noumea Area

Popular Noumea attractions include the Museum of New Caledonia, Tjibaou Cultural Center, Michel Corbasson Zoological and Forest Park and Aquarium des Lagons. Popular low-cost outdoor activities for visitors include wind surfing and snorkeling. can help you find sales on area attractions and book cheap flights to Noumea.

Flight schedule for flights from Papeete to Noumea on Sat, Dec 27, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Air New Zealand/AirCalin NZ315/SB411 PPT 8:20 AM NOU 3:10 PM 343/320 9hr 50min
Air New Zealand/Air New Zealand NZ315/NZ312 PPT 8:20 AM NOU 3:10 PM 343/320 9hr 50min
Qantas/AirCalin QF3816/SB411 PPT 8:20 AM NOU 3:10 PM 343/320 9hr 50min
Qantas/Air New Zealand QF3816/NZ312 PPT 8:20 AM NOU 3:10 PM 343/320 9hr 50min
Air Tahiti Nui/AirCalin TN101/SB411 PPT 8:20 AM NOU 3:10 PM 343/320 9hr 50min
Air Tahiti Nui/Air New Zealand TN101/NZ312 PPT 8:20 AM NOU 3:10 PM 343/320 9hr 50min