Palm Trees on the Tongan Shore

Flights from Adelaide (ADL) to Tonga (TBU)

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Visiting from Adelaide to Nukualofa

Tonga Palm Trees and beach

Tonga is a unique island in the South Pacific, rich in culture, friendly locals and plenty of attractions to enjoy. Top activities not to be missed include swimming with humpback whales, a visit to the historical sight Ha’amonga ‘a Maui, an ancient stone built by a king, wander through a Tongan market to see ancient handcrafts, scuba dive in uncrowded waters, island-hop, hike, fish and enjoy a Tongan feast. It’s an untouched island the perfect place to take in the beauty of the Pacific Ocean.  

Flight information

Fly Adelaide (ADL) to Tonga (TBU)

The approximate flight time for flights from Adelaide to Tonga is 13 hours.

When to visit

Tonga is a tropical island with two distinct seasons, wet and dry. The wet season runs from December to April, with an average temperature around 29°C with some humidity and possible cyclones. The dry season runs from May to November and is the best time to visit with less rain and tropical thunderstorms. July and August are the peak travel times, as it’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors, water activities, whale watching and beaches

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Fuaʻamotu International Airport (TBU). It is an international airport in Tonga. It is on the south side of the main island, Tongatapu, 20 km from the capital of Tonga, Nukuʻalofa.  

Arriving in Tonga

The welcoming staff at Tonga Airport will greet you when you land to help with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.     

Getting into Tonga from Tonga Airport

With a range of transport options available at Tonga Airport, it's easy to get into Nuku'alofa town. Taxis are a convenient option and meet incoming domestic and international flights for the 15 km trip. Many hotels and guesthouses also offer airport transfers for guests. These need to be arranged prior to your arrival. Alternatively, you may wish to rent a car to explore the island at your own pace. 

Getting around Tonga

Getting around Tonga is easy with a range of public transport options, along with bikes, taxis, car hire, scooters, walking or tours. Hiring a car is a great way to explore the many natural wonders and historic sites at your own pace. Scooters, mopeds and bike hire are all available and offer a great way to sightsee. It’s an economic and fun way to get around. By public transport, local buses are a cheap way to get around Tonga or you can join a bus tour. Taxis are a convenient option to take you where you want to go, or if you are heading out to the islands, there are ferries and boats available from the wharf. 

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 AirportOpens in a new tab or window. Located 7km (3.7 miles) from the city on Andy Thomas Circuit, Adelaide Airport (ADL) is Australia's fifth busiest airport. 

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 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.      

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Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

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Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

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Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.