Getting Here

Tahiti is readily accessible from the east and west coast USA, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Direct, non-stop flight times are about 8 hours from Los Angeles (daily flights) and Sydney, 5 hours from Auckland and Honolulu, 12 hours from New York.

Papeete (PPT) Tahiti is served by serveral international airlines including Air Tahiti Nui (2008: non-stop to LAX, Japan, Auckland, New York, and Sydney), Air New Zealand (Auckland, LAX, London), Air France (LAX, Paris), Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu), Air Calin (Noumea), and Lan Chile (Easter Island, Santiago).

Depending on when you arrive in Tahiti, you may be able to take a flight (Air Tahiti or Air Moorea) or a ferry to Moorea that same day/night (see Tahiti-to-Moorea page) or you might need to spend the night in Tahiti.

LAX-PPT-LAX Special for Gump Station Visitors

The Gump Station has secured fixed year-round rates on an international carrier between Los Angeles (LAX) and Papeete (PPT). These are available for all Gump Station visitors through a travel agent, Travel Portfolio, in Los Angeles. Ask also about connections from PPT to Moorea.

PLEASE CONTACT Rosina Jacob at "Rosina at travel-portfolio.net":

Travel Portfolio
4345 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
+1 818-907-7981

...for the latest rates. Say that you are visiting the UC Berkeley Gump Station in Moorea.

All tickets must payed for and ticketed 30 days PRIOR to departure and the only form of payment acceptable is a personal check, a cashiers check, a check from the University, a money order. Sorry but credits cards cannot be accepted at this time. (last updated February 2008).

Getting to French Polynesia

Getting to Tahiti

Tahiti is readily accessible from the east and west coast USA, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Direct, non-stop flight times are about 8 hours from Los Angeles (daily flights) and Sydney, 5 hours from Auckland and Honolulu, 12 hours from New York.

Papeete (PPT) Tahiti is served by serveral international airlines including Air Tahiti Nui (non-stop to LAX, Japan, Auckland, and starting July 2005, New York and Sydney), Air New Zealand (Auckland, LAX, London), Air France (LAX, Paris), Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu), Air Calin (Noumea), and Lan Chile (Easter Island, Santiago).

Depending on when you arrive in Tahiti, you may be able to take a flight (Air Tahiti or Air Moorea) or a ferry to Moorea that same day/night (see getting to Moorea) or you might need to spend the night in Tahiti (see hotels).

LAX-PPT-LAX Special for Gump Station Visitors

The Gump Station has secured fixed year-round rates on an international carrier between Los Angeles (LAX) and Papeete (PPT). These are available for all Gump Station visitors through a travel agent, Travel Portfolio, in Los Angeles. Ask also about connections from PPT to Moorea.

PLEASE CONTACT Rosina Jacob at "Rosina at travel-portfolio.net":

Travel Portfolio
4345 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
+1 818-907-7981

...for the latest rates. Say that you are visiting the UC Berkeley Gump Station in Moorea.

As of February 2008, the 2008 rates are now:

  • $828 plus tax in low season
  • $928 plus tax in high season
  • These are base rates and might change with availability

All tickets must payed for and ticketed 30 days PRIOR to departure and the only form of payment acceptable is a personal check, a cashiers check, a check from the University, a money order. Sorry but credits cards cannot be accepted at this time. (last updated February 2008).

Getting to Moorea via Flying or Ferry

Flying Papeete (PPT) to Moorea (MOZ)

There are flights (about 10 minutes) on the hour from Tahiti's international airport (Faaa) to Moorea (return flights generally leave :15 after the hour).  Buy a ground transfer for Moorea Airport to Gump when you pick up your ticket at the Air Moorea check-in desk in Tahiti.

  • Air Moorea (tel. +689 86 41 41) flies from 6am to 6pm.  (Friday through Sunday there are later Air Tahiti flights to connect to international arrivals/departures but check with your agent).  When arriving on an international flight, turn left out of the international terminal and follow the signs to the smaller Air Moorea terminal about 0.5km away. Make sure you ask for a ground transfer when purchasing your ticket and a bus will take you from the airport to the Gump Station.  (It is not always easy to get a taxi at the airport in Moorea)
  • Air Tahiti (tel. +689 86 42 42) puts on special flights that fly later to connect Air Tahiti Nui international flights. Ask your travel agent about these when you book Air Tahiti Nui international or contact local travel agent in Tahiti (Manureva Tours) Shel Bennet (shel@manureva-tours.com) for more details and to make reservations.

Moorea-Papeete By Ferry

To get from the Airport to the ferry terminal, you must either take a taxi (about 2,500cfp) from the stand in front of the airport, or take the bus (le truck).

Le Truck runs 24 hours/day but is less frequent at night. The cost is 130cfp during the day and 200cfp at night. Large luggage is an additional 100cfp per piece. The bus stop is on the main road: exit the front of the airport terminal and walk through the parking lot and up two flights of stairs. You will see the small stand to the right of the stairs. Cross to the other side of the street as you will need to be picking up a Le Truck heading in the direction of Papeete (which is to your left). The le truck should say Papeete on it. Get off the le truck at the last stop in Papeete on the waterfront road and cross the main boulevard to the port side of the street.  Continue walking in the direction you were traveling and you will eventually see the ferries about 1km down from the last stop.

Car ferries docking at Vaiare Bay in Moorea (about 20 minutes drive from the Gump Station) - Aremiti 5 (express), Aremiti Ferry, Moorea Ferry, Moorea Express (passengers only). Ferries arriving at Vaiare are met by public transportation (Le Truck) at the terminal.  Get off at pk 11.5 km just past the village of Paopao (powpow) on the west side of Cook's Bay. There is also a taxi stand or you can call Justin, Tel. 774826

Tahiti to Moorea

Flying Papeete (PPT) to Moorea (MOZ)

There are flights (about 10 minutes) on the hour from Tahiti's international airport (Faaa) to Moorea (return flights generally leave :15 after the hour).  Buy a ground transfer for Moorea Airport to Gump when you pick up your ticket at the Air Moorea check-in desk in Tahiti.

  • Air Moorea (tel. +689 86 41 41) flies from 6am to 6pm.  Turn left out of the international terminal and follow the signs to the smaller Air Moorea terminal about 0.5km away. Make sure you ask for a transfer when purchasing your ticket and a bus will take you from the airport to the Gump Station.
  • Air Tahiti (tel. +689 86 42 42) puts on special flights that fly later to connect Air Tahiti Nui international flights. Ask your travel agent about these when you book Air Tahiti Nui international or contact local travel agent in Tahiti (Manureva Tours) Shel Bennet (shel@manureva-tours.com) for more details and to make reservations.

Moorea-Papeete By Ferry

To get from the Airport to the ferry terminal, you must either take a taxi (about 2,000cfp/person) or take the bus (le truck). It runs 24 hours/day but is less frequent at nite. The cost is 130cfp during the day and 200cfp at nite. Large luggage is an additional 100cfp per piece. The taxi stand is in front of the airport terminal and the bus stop is on the first main road you come to as you exit the front of the airport terminal and walk through the parking lot and up two flights of stairs. You will see the small stand to the right of the stairs. Cross to the other side of the street as you will need to be picking up a Le Truck heading in the direction of Papeete. The le truck should say Papeete on it. Get off the le truck at the last stop in Papeete and cross the main boulevard to the port side of the street and continue walking in the direction you were traveling and you will eventually see the ferries about 1km down from the last stop. You may also ask the driver if he will take you directly to the ferry port for an extra fee.

Ferries docking at Vaiare Bay (about 20 minutes drive from the Gump Station) - Aremiti 5, Aremiti, Moorea Ferry, Moorea Express. Ferries arriving at Vaiare are met by public transportation (Le Truck) get off at pk 11.5 km just past the village of Paopao (powpow) on the west side of Cook's Bay. There is also a taxi stand or you can call Justin, Tel. 774826

Aremiti 5

Large new catamaran for passengers and vehicles

    Prices
  • Adult: 1040 CFP
  • Infant (under 12yrs): 520 CFP
  • Tahitian Student: 520 CFP
  • 10-pack: 7280 CFP
  • Vehicle: 3380 CFP
  • Contact: +689-42-88-88
  • Average Travel Time: 30 minutes

Aremiti Ferry

500 Passengers, 100 Vehicles

    Prices
  • Adult: 1040 CFP one-way
  • Infant (under 12yrs): 520 CFP
  • Tahitian Student: 520 CFP
  • 10-pack: 7280 CFP
  • Vehicle: 5200 CFP
  • Contact: +689 42-85-85
  • Average Travel Time: 50 minutes

 


 

Moorea Ferry

300 Passengers, 65 Vehicles

    Prices
  • Adult: 832 CFP one-way
  • 10-pack: 6240 CFP
  • Vehicle: 3120 CFP
  • Average Travel Time: 30 minutes