Transport in Tonga

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

Getting around

Land: Forget buses around Tongatapu – they’re practically non-existent and hopelessly unreliable. Taxis from the airport to town should cost no more than $40 (TOP) often less if organised through your accommodation.

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

Sea: Take ferries from Nuku’alofa to ‘Eua, Pangaimotu and other islands off Tongatapu. Make sure you arrive at least half an hour early as the correct departure point can be tricky to find in Nuku’alofa’s (dis)array of wharfs.

Air: REALtonga offer some of the best deals in the Pacific as far as domestic flights go and the views are sensational. We suggest flying to the northern island groups of Vava’u and Ha’apai.

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