Airports With Flights From Tonga's Mainland
You can find cheap flights from Tonga, a Polynesian kingdom made up of 170 South Pacific islands, out of Tongatapu's Fua'amotu International Airport (TBU), which is located on the main island. This airport has flights from Tongatapu going to:
· New Zealand
· United Kingdom
· United States
· the Tonga islands of Eua, Ha'apai, and Vav'u
Most international flights from Tonga make a stop in Aukland, New Zealand. However, flying to China from Tonga via TBU involves two stops, one each in New Zealand and Australia. The only non-stop flights from Tonga are those going to Aukland, Fiji, Sydney, and the three islands within the kingdom.
Alternate Tonga Airports
Domestic flights for travel within the islands of Tonga fly to and from Tongatapu, Vava'u, Ha'apai, and Eua Monday through Saturday. International flights from Tonga are only available out of Fua'amotu International Airport in Tongatapu.
Airlines Flying Out of Tonga
The airlines that will fly you from Tonga to your destination are Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, and Fiji Airways, all of which depart from the main island of Tonga. If you're leaving one of the other islands, such as Vava'u, you will need to catch a one-hour flight to Tongatapu to make your connection to the international airport. Flights from Tonga's main island to Eua, however, take a mere seven minutes. Find the best airfare from Tonga using our price alert service.
Getting To Tonga Airports
Fua'amotu International Airport is located about 5 miles from the capital of Nuku'alofa. The airport has separate terminals for domestic and international flights, with a shuttle bus running between the terminals that are 1.5 miles apart. Finding your way to the airport for your flight from Tonga can be arranged by some hotels and guesthouses that offer airport transfers via bus for their guests, though not all do so. There is no public bus service to TBU. Your next best option is to call a taxi or drive to the airport, which has free parking. Access to the other airports on Vav'u, Ha'apai, and Eua is available via taxi with a few hotels and resorts offering transfers.
Tonga Airport Tips
If you are taking a taxi to Fua'amotu Airport, there are many taxis available to get you there. Note that these vehicles are often not marked as taxis, but the license plate should begin with the letter T. The taxis do not have meters, so ensure that you agree upon the fare beforehand.
The airports in Tonga are closed on Sundays by law.
If you are hungry while waiting for a flight from Tonga, you can enjoy café service in the international or domestic terminals, in addition to accessing gift shops and currency exchange offices.
A VIP lounge available for departing passengers can be pre-booked for a fee by email.
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