Bus travelling on Upolu in Samoa

Transferring to Accommodation

Faleolo International Airport is located 35km from Apia, and many resorts and beach fales on the south coast are further than this. 

Many accommodation providers can organise transport from the airport - it pays to enquire when you book.

There are a number of other ways to transfer from the airport to your accommodation, which you can arrange prior to arrival in Samoa or from the airport once you arrive.

Airport shuttle

Airport shuttles are available from Faleolo International Airport to Samoa’s major resorts and hotels. These and can be booked prior to arrival, or organised at the airport after clearing Customs. 

Taxi

Samoa has plenty of taxis, including at the airport and port. A fare from Faleolo International Airport to Apia should cost about ST$60-80. It is normal to confirm the price with the driver before you depart.

Taxi drivers usually only accept cash, in local tala. You will find currency exchange services at Faleolo International Airport, and ATMs in Apia.

Read more about taxis in Samoa.

Bus

If your flight arrives during the day before 5pm, you can catch a local bus into Apia from the main entrance to Faleolo International Airport.

There are no set timetables and the fare from the airport to Apia costs about ST$5. The driver accepts only cash in tala - which you need to pay when you get off the bus.

Read more about buses in Samoa.

Rental vehicle

You may want to pick up a rental vehicle at the airport - booking one is best done before you fly to Samoa, to ensure a vehicle is available.

Read more about renting vehicles in Samoa and our tips on driving in Samoa.

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