Tongatapu is the Kingdoms largest and most populous island, the location of the capital and the center of government and business. Fua’amotu International Airport is Tonga’s main airport and international gateway. The airport is 21km from the capital of Nuku’alofa. Direct services to Tongatapu are operated by Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways and Virgin Australia.
There are separate International and Domestic terminals, a shuttle bus service between the terminals is available for $5. Regular domestic services are operated by Real Tonga Airlines to Vava’u, Ha’apai & ‘Eua, less frequent services are operated to Niuatoputapu and Nuiafo’ou
Services Available: International Terminal
Inbound and outbound duty free, cafes in the public areas and in the departure lounge, gift shops and currency exchanges. $2.00 for four hours parking. A VIP lounge is available for arriving and departing passengers for $50 per person. The VIP lounge should be pre-booked by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Services Available: Domestic Terminal
Getting to & from the airport:
Taxi’s meet incoming international and domestic flights. The standard fare for up to four passengers between the airport and Nuku’alofa is T$40.
Many hotels and guesthouses also offer airport transfers for guests. These need to be arranged prior to your arrival.
Taxis, hotel mini-buses and the terminal transfer bus are found at the curbside directly outside both terminals.