Getting to Samoa
Direct flights to Samoa operate from:
Auckland, New Zealand
Los Angeles, USA
Pago Pago, American Samoa, and
Connecting flights are available from most other destinations. Travellers are advised to check with their travel agent to determine the best route and to check availability, but a few guidelines have been outlined below.
From American Samoa
Direct flights operate between Pago Pago and Faleolo International Airport daily. Flight time is approximately 1 hour. Alternatively, a weekly ferry service operates between the two capitals, which takes around 8 hours.
The quickest way for Australians to get to Samoa is to fly direct from Sydney, although another option is to stop off in Auckland on the way through. The direct flight takes around 5-6 hours, while the flight from Auckland takes about 4-5 hours.
From USA / Europe / UK
The quickest way to get to Apia from the USA, Europe and the UK is to travel through Los Angeles. From Los Angeles, you can either fly direct to Apia, or transit through Fiji. A direct flight from Los Angeles takes approximately 10 hours.
Japanese travellers can choose to fly to Samoa through either Fiji (a total of around 10 - 11 hours in-flight) or through Auckland, New Zealand (15 hours flight time).
Direct flights out of Fiji with Air Pacific operate on Sunday and Tuesday which take approximately 2 hours.
From New Zealand
Getting to Samoa from New Zealand is easy, with daily flights operating from Auckland to Apia, and a choice of carriers. Direct flights take approximately 4 - 5 hours.
- Sydney, Australia
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Los Angeles, USA