Aerial view of La Maroto in Papenoo from Tahiti, The Islands of Tahiti - Tahiti TourismeAerial view of La Maroto in Papenoo from Tahiti, The Islands of Tahiti - Tahiti Tourisme
©Aerial view of La Maroto in Papenoo from Tahiti, The Islands of Tahiti - Tahiti Tourisme|Stéphane Mailion Photography

Getting to Tahiti

How to get here

The domestic airline Air Tahiti has flights from Tahiti to all the archipelagos of French Polynesia.

Private transfers are available to Tahiti from the other Society Islands by helicopter.

It is possible to charter a plane to fly to Tahiti.

The Gare Maritime is the home port of several ferry companies.

The following ferries operate between Tahiti and her sister island, Moorea: Aremiti 6, Aremiti Ferry 2, Terevau and Terevau Piti.

There is also a ferry service to Tahiti from the Leeward Islands operated by Apetahi Express and Terevau Piti.

Sailboat cruises are permitted to anchor in all the islands of French Polynesia, including Tahiti.

Here is a list of cruise ships which include Tahiti in their itinerary.

Getting around on Tahiti

It is possible to rent various types of vehicle, either at the airport or in the town center of Papeete.

There are bus services to all of the towns on the island, with frequent stops along the coast road. Services run from 5h00 until 17h00 and the tarif depends on the distance. The destinations are shown on the front of the bus, but it’s best to check with the driver to be sure.

Most of the island’s economic activity takes place between Punaauia and Mahina, so it is best to avoid driving in this area during the peak hours of 6h00-8h00 and 16h00-18h00 from Monday to Friday.

There are a large number of taxis in Tahiti. Here are some that can be contacted directly:

The bus company Tere Tahiti runs the only public bus service on the island

Timetables and a list of bus stops are available on their website or by downloading their application on your mobile phone.

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