Information & Facts
Hertz, Avis and Budget are represented at the airport.
Local buses serve the airport on a regular basis and the major
resort hotels offer shuttle services for guests. Taxis are to the
left of the terminal building and operate on a standard fare
structure of around Vt1,500 to most locations in or near the
Vt2,500 per person, usually included in the price of
The airport offers limited duty-free shopping, two bars, a
currency exchange desk and a café. There is an ATM and tourist
The three official languages of Vanuatu are English,
French and Bislama (a pidgin language). A further 113 indigenous
languages are used by local people in the islands.
The unit of currency in Vanuatu is the Vatu (VUV), although
Australian Dollars are widely accepted in Port Vila. The Vatu has
no subdivisions. Exchange facilities are readily available at banks
and kiosks in Port Vila. Banking services are sophisticated and
major credit and debit cards, as well as travellers cheques, are
widely accepted in Port Vila and Luganville, but cash is required
in the countryside away from tourist resorts. MasterCard and Visa
are the most widely accepted. There are ATMs accepting most
international cards in Port Vila. Banking hours are generally
weekdays between 8am and 4pm.