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

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.

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.

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