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.View our Vanuatu travel guide
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Port Vila (VLI)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Port Vila
Fly Melbourne (MEL) to Vanuatu (VLI)
The flight time for a direct flight from Melbourne to Vanuatu is approximately 4 hours, 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.
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.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
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