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Getting to Tahiti

Arriving in Tahiti

Tahiti-Faa'a Airport

The international airport of Tahiti-Faa’a, built on the lagoon, is situated 5 km west of Papeete, close to the big hotels.

Tahiti Airport
© Philippe BACCHET

The domestic terminal of Air Tahiti is also within the air terminal, as are the airline check-in desks, an information point, car-hire companies, shops, telephones, an ATM machine, a bureau de change (open from 7.45 am to 3.30 pm during the week and one hour before international departures), a post office (open from 6 am to 10.30 am and from 12 noon to 2 pm during the week and from 6 am to 9 am on Saturdays), and taxis.

You can eat at the snack bar on the ground floor of the building or in the restaurant “La rose des vents” on the first floor. Near the airport there is a fare (traditional Tahitian house) where you can find craftspeople offering you necklaces made of flowers or shells.

To find out more about flight timetables and airport services (customs, left luggage, parking, shops, duty-free, etc.), visit the website:

Baggage Storage Facility 


Opening hours Open at Close at
Monday 5:00 0:30
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 5:00 0:30
Friday 5:00 23:00
Saturday 5:00 0:30
Sunday & National holidays 5:00 0:30
Hours adapted to flight arrivals and departures
Piece concept for 24 hours    
Description XPF EUROS
Small case (vanity,…) 395 XPF 3.5 €
Mid-size suitcase 640 XPF 5.5 €
Large suitcase or box 950 XPF 8.0 €
Surfboard 1,100 XPF 9.0 €
One cover-several surfboards 1,600 XPF 13.5 €
Surfboards>2 meters 2,200 XPF 18.5 €
Windsurf board 2,700 XPF 22.5 €

1/Currency accepted : EU/AUD/NZD/USD/XPF
2/Credit cards: Visa & Mastercard
Tel: +689 86 60 08