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Flights from Hobart (HBA) to Port Vila (VLI)

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Visiting from Hobart to Port Vila

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Vanuatu offers an unforgettable island escape in the South Pacific. Fly to Port Villa and visit the lively food markets, then spend time discovering the islands, local culture and incredible natural beauty. Diving and impressive waterfalls is must do activity for the adventurous, or if you're looking for a romantic getaway, there are stunning swimming spots such as the Malo Blue Hole, snorkelling tours and relaxing hotels. It’s time to plan a trip to Vanuatu.

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Flight information

Fly Hobart (HBA) to Vanuatu (VLI)

The flight time for flights from Hobart to Vanuatu is approximately 10 hours and 45 minutes, on our partner airline operated by Air Vanuatu.

When to visit

With a wonderful tropical climate, Vanuatu weather is typically great all year round however conditions are generally at their best from April to October when the weather is fine and temperatures are warm yet comfortable, averaging between 18 and 28°C. This makes the perfect time for swimming, enjoying the sun and clear blue skies. The wet season runs from November to March, however showers are usually short, though it's humid. The hottest month in Port Villa is February, with an average
high of 31°C and the sea is a very warm 21°C.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Bauerfield International Airport (VLI), is an airport located in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The airport is rather small in size and open from 7am to 6pm.

Arriving in Port Villa

The staff at Port Villa 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 Port Villa from from Port Villa Airport

Buses are avilable night and day, and though there is no public transport, there are a number of privately owned mini buses which operate throughout Port Vila and to the airport. Most resorts and hotels also provide their guests with transfersl or you may wish to hire a car. Car hire desks are located inside the terminal. Taxis are readily available, budget friendly and a convenient way to travel.

Getting around Port Villa

Getting around Port Villa is easy with a varity of transport options to suit your needs. Taxis are plentiful and are all metered although some may agree to a fixed rate. Mini buses offer frequent services, though don't run on a regular timetable, just flag one down and let the driver know where you want to go. Cars, 4WDs and jeeps are available to hire to travel around the island, or you can join a boat tour to see more of the islands.

Departure information

Fly from Hobart

Fly from Hobart. Once you’ve booked your flights from Hobart, the following information will ensure your trip goes smoothly. 

What is the main airport called? 

Hobart Airport. Located 22 km (13.5 miles) from the city centre, Hobart Airport (HBA) is the gateway to Tasmania.

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Hobart 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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Food and drinks on every flight

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

Inflight entertainment

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

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

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