Papeete to Noumea Flights
Papeete and Noumea airports and terminals
Cheap flights from Papeete to Noumea
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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 Orbitz.com.
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
Orbitz.com 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. Orbitz.com can help you find sales on area attractions and book cheap flights to Noumea.
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