Transport in Samoa

Detailed information on transport in Samoa. Find out how to get into the country and how to get around whether by land, sea or air.

Getting around

Land: Taxis from the airport to Apia are a hefty 50 tala (buses run but not on Sundays) while journeys in and around Apia are a far more palatable 5 tala. Public buses around the islands leave in the mornings but don’t run on Sundays. Hitchhiking is the norm; simply hold out your hand, palm down, and move it up and down as if telling someone to ‘slow down’. Cars will usually stop even if they can’t offer a lift.

If you want to rent a car during your stay then we suggest Rentalcars to find local car rental companies.

Sea: Samoa Shipping between the islands or to Pago Pago, American Samoa.

Air: If flying with Fiji Airways, check before boarding that your luggage is on board. They’ve been known to offload baggage lastminute without warning. With that in mind, always pack a change of clothes in your carry-on luggage.

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