Tahiti Faa'a International Airport, opened in 1961, serves the island of Tahiti and is the only international airstation in French Polynesia. It operates with flights to the different islands in the territory and some international destinations in Oceania, America, Europe and the Far East.
Official Website: tahiti-aeroport.pf
Number of Terminals - 3 - Domestic Terminals 1 and 2 and International Terminal, open 24 hours a day and connected through pedestrian walkways.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 1.2 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +689 4086 6060.
The airport is situated in the commune of Faa'a, 5 km (3 millas) to the west of Papeete.See Map
Offices across from the check-in area of Domestic Terminal 1, open 24 hours a day.
Avis (Tel +689 4085 0204)
Europcar (Tel +689 866 196)
Hertz (Tel +689 825 586)
Tahiti Easy Car (Tel +689 869 632 / 8772 1975)
The airport has a bank (Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 11:45 am and from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm), ATMs, currency exchange bureau (8:00 am to 11:30 am), post office and Wi-Fi access free of charge for 15 minutes. Domestic Terminal 1 has a business center. The Air Tahiti Nui Lounge is located above the boarding area of the International Terminal and opens since 150 minutes before the first flight until 60 min. after the last; it has a smoking area, TV, air conditioning, drinks, Wi-Fi, refreshments, showers, newspapers and magazines (access with Priority Pass or Diners Club membership).
Food and Drinks- Fast food outlets, coffee shops and bars in Domestic Terminal 1. On the Departures level of the International Terminal there is also a bar.
Shopping- Duty-free stores in the International Terminal, newsagents, tobacconists, books, souvenirs, flowers, jewellery, accessories.
Baggage- Left luggage service available from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:30 pm to 10:00 pm (Tuesdays from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:30 pm to 11:00 pm - Tel +689 4086 6008). In case of lost or damaged baggage, contact the offices of the appropriate airline.
Bus - Directly in front of the terminal, across the parking lot and up some stairs is the Le Truck stop, from where you can get a transport into Papeete and around the island. Destinations are usually marked on the sides of the vehicle.
There are also several companies offering minibus services that must be booked in advance: Marama Tours (Tel +689 507 474), Paradise Tours (Tel +689 424 936), Fifi Transport (Tel +689 803 502), Transport Tautu (Tel +689 430 989), Mahana Tours (Tel +689 453 690), Kaku Transport (Tel +689 793 395), Tahiti Holidays (Tel +689 504 650), 17th South Transportation (Tel +689 788 632), Robert Taruia (Tel +689 253 301), Bonnard Grégory (Tel +689 776 510), Otare Lowyna (Tel +689 773 818), Tahiti Wedding Bell (Tel +689 749 738), Sakurart (Tel +689 304 679), Tahiti Nui Travel (Tel +689 540 200), Marara Express Import (Tel +689 784 174).
Taxi - Taxi Tahiti (Tel +689 866 066) has cabs opposite the terminal. Travel time to the city is around 10 minutes.
There are three car parks open 24 hours a day, plus a passenger pick-up and drop off zone in front of the terminals, with a 2-minute limit. More information: Tel +689 4086 6023. Rates
P0 Parking Fret - Dedicated to cargo transport, but also open to the general public, to the side of the terminals.
P1 Parking Express - For short stays, across from the main buildings.
P2 Parking Longue durée - Long-term lot. The first 15 minutes are free.
Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs are advised to notify their airline or travel agent about their particular needs at the time of their booking. There are reserved spaces in all car parks.
Latest updates: April 30, 2018