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Summary info about French Polynesia flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$312

Best Round-Trip Price

$560

Fastest flight time

8h 20m

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2 airlines
The best one-way flight price to French Polynesia from United States in the last 72 hours is $312 (Los Angeles to Papeete Faaa).
The best round-trip flight price to French Polynesia from United States in the last 72 hours is $560 (Los Angeles to Papeete Faaa).
The fastest flight to French Polynesia from United States takes 8h 20m (San Francisco to Papeete Faaa).
There are 2 airlines operating flights to French Polynesia, including Air Caraïbes and French Bee.

French Polynesia flights insights and trends

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How much are flights to French Polynesia?

Flights to French Polynesia have been found on momondo for as low as $15 per ticket recently. However, the average price tends to be $2,474 and anything for $2,430 or less is a good deal. $12,148 is the most expensive flight we’ve seen in the past week, though you may be able to avoid this price depending on what airport you fly from, what airline you choose, and how far in advance you book your flights.
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What are the most popular cities to visit in French Polynesia?

French Polynesia is full of interesting cities to visit if you’re interested in touring the country. The majority of our users (919%) visit Papeete more than other cities in the country, but other popular cities in French Polynesia include Vaitape and Raiatea.

How long is the flight from United States to French Polynesia?

The flight from United States to French Polynesia depends on which airports you’re departing and arriving from and whether or not you have a layover. If you fly from Los Angeles (a popular airport in United States) to Vaitape Motu-Mute (the most popular airport in French Polynesia), then the flight time is 17h 05m on average. If you fly from San Francisco (another popular airport in United States) to Vaitape Motu-Mute, then the average flight time is 11h 05m.

What airlines fly to French Polynesia?

Of the 17 airlines that fly to French Polynesia, United Airlines, Air Tahiti Nui and Delta happen to be the most favored based on our user data. United Airlines is the most popular among the three airlines, with 38% of users choosing them for their travels to French Polynesia.

Popular cities and sights

Looking to visit French Polynesia? Check out these cities and spend time seeing some of the most popular sights in the country

Cheapest flights to cities in French Polynesia

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Papeete
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Useful information for your flight to French Polynesia

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When visiting Pearl Resort Beach in Vaitape, the closest airport is Vaitape Airport.

The cheapest flights to French Polynesia recently found by momondo users are $9 with Juneyao Airlines, $89 with Air Tahiti, and $173 with American Airlines.

The best day to take a flight to French Polynesia is on Wednesday, followed by Sunday. Wednesday and Sunday tend to have the lowest flight prices to French Polynesia. If your travel dates are flexible, then try to avoid booking on a Monday, which is known for being the most expensive day of the week to fly to French Polynesia.



Recent flights found to popular cities in French Polynesia

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Cheapest flight routes to French Polynesia

These routes have the cheapest flights to French Polynesia found by momondo users in United States
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
Los AngelesPapeete8h 10m$560
San FranciscoPapeete8h 20m$564
San DiegoPapeete15h 30m$619
SeattlePapeete9h 30m$652
PortlandPapeete12h 55m$685
San FranciscoFare15h 50m$690
OaklandPapeete12h 10m$727
New YorkPapeete16h 55m$728
DenverPapeete13h 32m$729
San JosePapeete11h 30m$744
AustinPapeete14h 45m$745
SacramentoPapeete15h 35m$758
RedmondPapeete15h 42m$776
San FranciscoVaitape11h 05m$789
SpokanePapeete26h 10m$793
Salt Lake CityPapeete15h 55m$800

Best things to do and see in French Polynesia

How long does it take to fly to French Polynesia?

The flight time for flights to French Polynesia will vary depending on your arrival and departure airports. You will find French Polynesia flights from major international airports in the US like Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). These flights are available to the main international gateway into French Polynesia, Tahiti International Airport (PPT). You’ll only find one- and two-stop flights from the US to PPT, and the quickest single-layover flight from LAX takes about 23h, while the quickest double-layover flight takes about 22h. The quickest flight from JFK takes about 31h and 40min with a single layover, and double-layover flights take about 30h. You’ll get both single- and double layover flights from IAD, and they take about 26h and 50min and 26h and 20min, respectively. You’ll only get two-stop and three-stop flights from SFO to PPT, and the quickest takes around 41h and 20min and has three layovers en route.

Can you get nonstop flights to French Polynesia from the US?

Unfortunately, there are no nonstop flights from the US to French Polynesia at the moment. However, you’ll find many one-, two-, and three-stop flights from major international airports in the US. If you’re flying from the West Coast, you can get these flights from LAX and SFO. The quickest option from LAX is a two-stop flight, and the most common layover cities are San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Houston. The quickest flight from SFO is a three-stop flight with layovers in New York, Paris, and Vancouver. The other option is a two-stop flight, with the most common layovers in Dallas and Los Angeles. You’ll find both one-stop and two-stop flights from JFK, and San Francisco is the most common stop for single-layover flights, while Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta are common for two-stop flights. Washington Dulles is another airport offering these flights, and the most common layovers for IAD flights include San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

What is the best way to travel around French Polynesia?

Air travel is one of the most suitable ways of getting around the French Polynesia islands. Air Tahiti handles domestic flights within French Polynesia. You can get cheap flights to islands with airports like Bora Bora, Moorea, and Rangiroa. Ferries are also another option that enables you to get from island to island while enjoying scenic views. A popular ferry route is one from Papeete to Moorea, which takes about half anh. Ferries also get you to Raiatea, Tahaa, and Bora Bora. Car rentals are also an option on most of the islands except Tahiti, where there is traffic. Europcar and Avis are some of the car rental providers located at the airport. For short trips within the island you plan on visiting, bicycles are an alternative way of getting around. They are cheaper alternatives compared to rental cars and a great way of keeping fit. The island of Moorea allows you to rent bicycles for up to 24h.

Does a US citizen need a passport or visa to fly to French Polynesia?

Yes, all US citizens must possess a valid passport upon entry to French Polynesia. The passport must have at least two blank pages for the entry and exit stamps and be valid for a minimum of six months beyond your date of arrival in French Polynesia. A visa is not essential for stays of up to 90 days if you are visiting French Polynesia as a tourist. Tourists are, however, required to show a return ticket. You are required to have a visa for business travel to French Polynesia. Unfortunately, French Polynesia does not provide visas on arrival. As such, you should apply for the visa at the Embassy or Consulate of French Polynesia in the US one to two months before your departure date.


Popular routes landing in French Polynesia

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Los Angeles to Papeete Flights
Fastest flight time8h 10m
Cheapest price$560
San Francisco to Papeete Flights
Fastest flight time8h 20m
Cheapest price$564
Seattle to Papeete Flights
Fastest flight time9h 30m
Cheapest price$652
New York to Papeete Flights
Fastest flight time16h 55m
Cheapest price$728
Washington, D.C. to Papeete Flights
Fastest flight time17h 05m
Cheapest price$843
Honolulu to Papeete Flights
Fastest flight time5h 45m
Cheapest price$979
Chicago to Papeete Flights
Fastest flight time15h 20m
Cheapest price$801
Miami to Papeete Flights
Fastest flight time16h 05m
Cheapest price$930
Salt Lake City to Papeete Flights
Fastest flight time15h 55m
Cheapest price$800
Phoenix to Papeete Flights
Fastest flight time12h 45m
Cheapest price$805
Austin to Papeete Flights
Fastest flight time14h 45m
Cheapest price$745

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