Getting to Taveuni from both main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu is very easy. The simplest ways to get there is by ferry from Suva port or airplane from either Nadi [pronounced Nandi] International Airport or Nausori airport about 14kms (9 miles) from Suva. (The taxi ride from Suva Central to Nausori airport will cost you around FJ$35 one way).
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Map of Fiji showing plane and ferry routes to and from Taveuni Island
As Taveuni is the "breadbasket" of Fiji, supplying the majority of root crops, copra (dried coconut flesh) and kava to other parts of Fiji, it has a ferry dock facility at Wairiki, servicing two large RORO (Roll On-Roll Off) passenger and transport ferries to and from Suva.
The "Spirit of Fiji Islands" (also known as "SOFI") and Gounder Shipping are the only two ferry services operating ferry to and from Taveuni.
The ferry service is an overnight trip and leaves Suva for Taveuni two times times a week, (via Savusavu in Vanua Levu and sometimes Koro Island), usually on a Tuesday and Friday.
The SOFI ferry schedule can be found on the following link: ship schedule
The ferry leaves Natovi Jetty in Walu Bay, Suva and tickets can be purchased before-hand from the respective ferry offices or on-board on the day of sailing (for a slight premium). Both offices are located in Walu Bay.
In Taveuni, the ferries leave Wairiki Jetty. Tickets can also be bought on-board on the day of sailing (for a slight premium) or from the shipping offices in Waiyevo (for SOFI), before-hand
The most direct way to get to the island is by airplane. Taveuni has an airport at Matei, and you can fly in from the main island of Viti Levu from either Nadi International or Nausori Airport (Suva).
- Flights leave to and from Taveuni at least twice a day, sometimes stopping off at Savusavu airport (Vanua Levu) or Nausori Airport (if flying from Nadi).
It takes about 90 minutes to fly to/from Nadi airport and about 1 hour to fly to/from Nausori airport.
The only currenlty operating airline services is Pacific Sun