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Welcome to Fa'aa International Airport

The airport is located about three miles (6km) from Papeete on the island of Tahiti.

Information & Facts

Car Rental

Several car rental agencies operate at the airport, including Hertz, Avis, Tahiti Rentacar and Europcar.

City Transfers

In the parking lot opposite the terminal building, passengers can hop aboard 'Le Truck', an open-top taxi-van, providing public transport in Tahiti and ride into town for a fare of around US$1. Taxis are available but cost around US$10 for the trip into town. It is worth making sure that the fare is agreed on up front before setting off in a taxi.


Tel: +689 866 096.

Departure Tax

There is a bureau de change, post office and bank, opening hours coinciding with the arrival of flights. The airport has two restaurants, a duty free shop, tour operator desks, gift shops, pearl boutiques and a colourful local handcraft market operating in front of the terminal building. Baggage storage facilities are available.

French and Tahitian are the official languages; English is widely spoken.

The unit of currency in French Polynesia is the French Pacific Franc (XPF), divided into 100 centimes. The exchange rate is fairly stable as it is linked to the Euro. Banks throughout the islands are open mainly on weekdays only and are the best place to change foreign currency; rates of exchange are not as good at hotels. There are ATMs on a few of the islands, but shouldn't be relied upon. Most hotels and resorts will exchange travellers cheques in US$ or Euros, and credit cards and US currency is readily accepted on the main islands. Tourism taxes are levied for accommodation and activities.

GMT -10 (The Marquesas Islands are half an hour ahead of the rest of French Polynesia).
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