Are There Direct Flights to Samoa?
Your dream trip to Samoa doesn’t feel real until that flight is booked! Any savvy traveller knows, however, that comparing all your options when it comes to taking a flight is the best way to save money on airfares. With that in mind, we have put this list together of all the airlines that fly directly to Samoa. That way, you’ll know which airlines fly to Samoa from your desired destination.
Tip: Doing a return flight with two different airlines could save you a ton on airfares – find out more in How to Book a Cheap Flight to Samoa.
A Quick Guide to the Airlines That Fly to Samoa
Don’t want to spend all day scrolling? We get it. Here’s a quick list of the airlines that fly to Samoa:
Airlines with Direct Flights Between Samoa and New Zealand
- Air New Zealand
Airlines with Direct Flights Between Samoa and Australia
- Virgin Australia
Airlines with Direct Flights Between Samoa and the US (Hawaii)
- Fiji Airways
Airlines with Direct Flights Between Samoa and Fiji
- Fiji Airways
Airlines with Direct Flights Between Samoa and American Samoa
- Talofa Airways
Learn about more ways of travelling to Samoa using our complete guide, Getting Here: How to Get to Samoa?
Air New Zealand
With close political ties to Samoa, New Zealand is one of the easiest countries to make connections with Samoa, particularly with New Zealand’s national airline, Air New Zealand.
The most frequent flight Air New Zealand runs is from Auckland (New Zealand) to Apia (Faleolo Airport), which takes 3h40mins to 4 hours with flights running once or twice a day and returning the same day. Auckland Airport has a vast array of connecting flights to other international destinations, should you want to make Auckland your stopover.
Find out more about flying to Faleolo International Airport in our guide, Samoa Arrival Airport: Which Airport to Fly into Samoa.
One of Australia’s leading airlines, Virgin Australia boasts direct flights to Samoa from two different destinations in Australia.
From Australia’s busiest airport, flights between Sydney (Australia) and Apia (Faleolo Airport) depart approximately four times a week, typically on the least busy days to travel – Monday to Wednesday, as well as Saturday. Flights take approximately 6 hours. Sydney Airport makes a convenient connecting airport if travelling from further afield, particularly from Asia or elsewhere in Australia.
Alternatively, Virgin Australia has flights between Brisbane (Australia) and Apia, again, departing four times a week. Travel times are a little shorter at around 4h40mins.
Learn more about the cheapest days of the week to fly along with more money-saving tips in How to Book a Cheap Flight to Samoa.
Australia’s other leading airline, Qantas offers direct flights between Samoa and Australia.
Qantas runs flights approximately four times a week on the most popular days to travel, Thursday to Sunday, between Sydney (Australia) and Apia (Faleolo Airport). The trip takes approximately 6 hours. Sydney Airport makes a convenient connecting airport if travelling from further afield, particularly from Asia or elsewhere in Australia.
Learn more about how long it takes to get to Samoa in What are the Flight Times to Samoa?
For travelling between Samoa and the largest travel hubs in the South Pacific, choose Fiji Airways. The airline offers flights between Samoa, Fiji and Hawaii.
Fiji Airways’ most frequent schedule with Samoa is its six-times-a-week Nadi (Fiji) to Apia flight taking approximately 2 hours. Nadi Airport is one of the busiest travel hubs among the South Pacific Islands, so you’ll likely be able to make connections here if coming from other South Pacific nations or even from North America.
Less frequently, Fiji Airways offers flights between Honolulu (Hawaii, US) and Apia, taking approximately 5h35mins. At the time of writing, this is just a once-a-week flight, typically occurring on a Friday. Nevertheless, Honolulu Airport provides a convenient connection for those travelling from North and South America.
Should you want to fly to Samoa from its closest neighbour, American Samoa, then your most reliable option is Talofa Airways.
The small airline runs a whopping eight flights per day between Pago Pago (American Samoa) and Apia, which takes approximately 30 minutes. Pago Pago Airport doesn’t have too many useful connections apart from more frequent flights to/from Hawaii.
Talofa Airlines also operates two flights a week between Vava’u Airport (Tonga) and Apia. Flights take approximately 1h15mins.
Another airline that flies to American Samoa is Samoa’s state-owned airline, Samoa Airways.
The small airline runs daily flights between Pago Pago (American Samoa) and Apia, which take approximately 30 minutes. Pago Pago Airport doesn’t have too many useful connections apart from more frequent flights to/from Hawaii.
Frequently Asked Questions About Direct Flights to Samoa
What are the questions the internet has about which airlines fly directly to Samoa? Check them out.
Can I Fly From NZ to Samoa?
Yes, you can fly from New Zealand to Samoa with flights available between the two countries daily. Most flights from New Zealand to Samoa depart from Auckland Airport.
Can I Fly From the US to Samoa?
You can fly from the US to Samoa from the state of Hawaii. However, there are no direct flights to Samoa from the mainland US.
Is Samoa Airways Still Flying?
Samoa Airways went bankrupt in 2021 and no longer offers long-haul flights to Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane. However, flights between Samoa and American Samoa are still operating under the brand.
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