How Much Does a Samoa Airport Taxi Cost?
How Much Does a Samoa Airport Taxi Cost?

How Much Does a Samoa Airport Taxi Cost?

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The Cost of Taxis at Faleolo Airport

If you’ve just touched down at Faleolo International Airport and are wondering how to get to your destination in Samoa, then taking a taxi is a quick and convenient way to do it. But how much does an airport taxi in Samoa cost? We’ll go through the typical prices of taking a taxi between Faleolo Airport and popular destinations around Samoa’s main island, Upolu.

5 Tips for Taking a Taxi at the Faleolo International Airport

  1. There’s currently no Uber available in Samoa so there’s no need to look for it
  2. Taxis are not metered in Samoa, so ask about the fare before agreeing to a ride
  3. It is acceptable to negotiate a taxi fare in Samoa, but it depends on the driver whether they reciprocate with a good deal
  4. Many resorts and hotels offer pickups so check with your accommodation if they can offer personalised pick-up at a discounted price
  5. If you have a good rapport with your taxi driver, ask if they have a daily rate to hire them as a personal driver throughout your stay.

Check more tips in our guide, Taxis in Samoa: Taxi Fares, How to Use & More.

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Taxi for Faleolo Airport to/from Apia

How much is a taxi between Faleolo Airport and Apia? ST$60-$80.
Ask for the fare before accepting a taxi ride between Faleolo Airport and Apia.

A common journey for those arriving at Faleolo Airport, the route between Faleolo Airport and Apia takes approximately 45-50 minutes. Apia is known for its vibrant markets and attractions such as Samoa Cultural Village, Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum and much more. Check out the 25 Best Things to Do in Apia, as well as The Complete Travel Guide to Apia to learn more about Samoa’s capital.

Accommodations in Apia

Apia has a mix of hotels, budget accommodations and even a couple of resorts. Some recommended stays include:

Learn more about these accommodations, as well as the best suburbs to base yourself in Apia in Where to Stay in Samoa: The Best Accommodations in Samoa.

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Taxi for Faleolo Airport to/from the West Coast of Upolu

How much is a taxi between Faleolo Airport and the west coast of Upolu? ST$30-$45.
Ask for the fare before accepting a taxi ride between Faleolo Airport and your destination.

As Faleolo International Airport is located on the western side of Upolu, taxi fares to resorts on this side of the main island are relatively inexpensive. Getting between the airport and anywhere on the west side of Upolu can take any time between 5 to 30 minutes depending on where you are going.

Resorts on the West Coast

Learn more about these accommodations, as well as the best coast of Upolu to base yourself in Where to Stay on Upolu: The Best Upolu Accommodations.

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Taxi for Faleolo Airport to/from the Central South Coast of Upolu

How much is a taxi between Faleolo Airport and the central south coast of Upolu? ST$60-$90.
Ask for the fare before accepting a taxi ride between Faleolo Airport and your destination.

If you’re staying on the central south coast of Upolu between the villages of Tafitoala and Si’umu, expect your journey to/from Faleolo Airport to take approximately 45-50 minutes. Taxi prices should be similar to the Faleolo Airport – Apia route.

Resorts on the Central South Coast

Learn more about these accommodations, as well as the best coast of Upolu to base yourself in Where to Stay on Upolu: The Best Upolu Accommodations.

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Taxi for Faleolo Airport to/from the East Side of Upolu

How much is a taxi between Faleolo Airport and the east side of Upolu? ST$90-$120.
Ask for the fare before accepting a taxi ride between Faleolo Airport and your destination.

The east side (everything east of the central Cross Island Road) is the furthest you can stay from Faleolo Airport, so expect taxi fares to cost slightly more. However, these prices are usually on par with alternative forms of airport transfers, depending on how many people are in your group, so it’s always worth comparing prices. See The Cheapest Airport Transfers in Samoa for more advice.

As for travel times, getting between Faleolo Airport and the resorts on the east side of Upolu can take any time between 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Resorts on the East Coast

Learn more about these accommodations, as well as the best side of Upolu to base yourself in Where to Stay on Upolu: The Best Upolu Accommodations.

More About Samoa Airport Taxis

That’s it for our guide on the Samoa airport taxi costs. For more advice on Samoa taxis, airport transfers and typical costs, take a look at the following guides:

Finally, for more tips for your trip, don’t miss Samoa Travel Tips: 30 Tips for Travelling in Samoa.

Author

Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Samoa Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. Robin works and consults regularly with the Samoa Tourism Authority, a local government body representing the tourism industry. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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