Suva is the largest metropolis in the South Pacific, located in the south-east of Viti Levu and Fiji’s vivid capital and cultural centre. Set into the hilly peninsula between Laucala Bay and Suva Harbour, this is a city of colonial architecture, contemporary shopping areas and diverse cuisines dotted along the harbour shore. Walking around the city is a great way to discover narrow alleys and hidden lanes hosting sari stores, farmers markets and authentic Indian curry houses.View our Fiji travel guide
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Visiting from Sydney to Suva
Fly Sydney to Suva (SYD to SUV)
The approximate time for a flight from Sydney to Suva (Fiji) is 5 hours and 30 minutes, including connection time.
When to visit
The best time to visit Fiji for sunny blue skies is from May through to September. The warm tropical climate makes for a perfect beach side holiday and is best to enjoy swimming, sunbaking and tours. Late October to November is also a popular time to visit as the weather is dry, warm and less crowded. November through to April make up the wet season which is also the time of year most at risk of a cyclone. Rain often pours during the late afternoon for a short time and can be quite humid. Being a tropical destination, the weather is generally pleasant with hot temperatures averaging between 26°C to 31° year-round.
What is the main airport called?
Nausori International Airport (SUV). Also known as Luvuluvu, is the secondary international airport in Fiji, behind Nadi International Airport. It is situated in Nausori on the south-eastern side of Viti Levu (Fiji's main island). Nausori Airport is roughly 23 km (45 minute drive) from Fiji's capital city, Suva.
Arriving in Suva
The helpful and friendly staff will greet you when you land, with a warm ‘Bula’ and from there, getting into town and resorts is easy.
Getting into Suva from Nausori International Airport
There are a number of bus, shuttle, private transfers and taxi services which can pick you up from the airport. There is a public bus that can take you into Suva, which is a cheap option to get you to your accommodation, taking around 30 minutes. Shuttle buses can be arranged to take you to your destination. It’s easy to hail a taxi, though be sure to ask for the meter to be turned on. It’s about 24 minutes to town by taxi. Alternatively, you may like to rent a car to explore the scenic destinations surrounding the town.
Getting around Suva
Getting around Suva is easy and affordable, whether you’re using public transport, driving, catching a taxi, transfers, joining a tour, or even hiring a bike. Tours are a popular way to experience Suva and the Fijian Islands. There are multiple cruises to see the crystal-clear waters of the islands. If you prefer to get out and about at your own pace, its easy to rent a car.
Fly from Sydney
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot.
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