Papapapaitai Falls, Samoa

Flights from Adelaide (ADL) to Samoa (APW)

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Visiting from Adelaide to Apia

Flight information

Fly Adelaide (ADL) to Samoa (APW)

The approximate flight time from Adelaide to Samoa is 16 hours and 35 minutes.

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When to visit

Samoa enjoys warm tropical weather throughout the year, with a distinct wet and dry season. The temperature varies little throughout the year, with an average day time temperature of 24°C to 30°C. The dry season runs from May to October, making it the most popular time to visit. The wet season runs from November to April with some thunderstorms and humidity.  

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Faleolo International Airport (APW) is an airport located 40 kilometres west of Apia, the capital of Samoa. 

Arriving in Samoa

The staff at Samoa Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are different transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Samoa from Samoa Airport

With a range of transport options available at Samoa Airport, it's easy to get into Apia and begin your holiday. Taxis are a convenient option and meet flights for the 40km trip to town. It's best to agree on a fare with the driver before starting your trip. Shuttle bus services from the airport are provided to the major tourist centres, resorts and hotels. They can be booked before arrival or arranged upon arrival after customs clearance. For an inexpensive way to travel, standard public buses run regularly to Apia from the main road outside the airport, a short walk from the terminal. Alternatively, you may wish to rent a car from outside the arrivals terminal to explore the island at your own pace.  

Getting around Samoa

Getting around Samoa is easy with a range of public transport options, whether it’s cruising by ferry, hopping on one of the island’s famous local buses, taxi, road tripping in the comfort of your own hire car or renting a bike or scooter. To head offshore and discover the other islands, ferries are an exciting way to explore. Just head to the terminal located at the wharf. Riding a local bus is an inexpensive transport option, memorable and fun cultural experience. To catch a bus, just wave it down - there are no bus stops. And when you want to get off, pull the cord along the roof of the bus. All buses are named with their destination and buses run on island time making it a flexible way to get around. Taxis are an easy way to get around, they are not metered, so you agree on a fare with the driver before departing. If you are staying for a while and you find a driver you like, it can be worth getting their number to use their service during your stay. Hiring a car is a convenient way to get around Samoa and you drive on the left-hand side of the road. Travelling by bike is another great way to experience Samoa. The roads are easy to navigate and there are even bike tours to join. Bike rentals area available from some resorts and through various companies on the island. Scooters are another great option to take in Samoa's natural beauty. Be sure to wear a helmet. 

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Departure information

Fly from Adelaide

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Adelaide, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.

What is the main airport called? 

Adelaide Airport Located 7km (3.7 miles) from the city on Andy Thomas Circuit, Adelaide Airport (ADL) is Australia's fifth busiest airport. 

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Adelaide are allocated checked baggage If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

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