Wondering how to get to Bora Bora from Tahiti?
The easiest and quickest way to get to Bora Bora from Tahiti (Papeete) is to fly. Air Tahiti, a sister company of Air Tahiti Nui, is the only airline that flies to Bora Bora. Air Tahiti operates from the domestic terminal at Tahiti Faa’a Airport in Papeete (PPT), with multiple daily 45-min flights between Papeete and Bora Bora departing between 6:45AM and 6:30PM, timetable differs depending on the day and season. During the busiest months between July and September Air Tahiti operates around 7 to 9 flights daily. Air Tahiti Check-in time is usually one hour before departure.
Flights fill up quickly, so it’s a good idea to book your flight before arriving in Tahiti. Keep an eye out for special offers from Air Tahiti, particularly if you’re planning your Bora Bora holiday during the low season. Air Tahiti offers a number of package deals that include flights, accommodation, and excursions. Depending on your desired itinerary, these packages are typically cheaper than making your various arrangements separately.
It’s advisable to confirm your connecting flight to Bora Bora once you arrive in Tahiti. The flight from Tahiti to Bora Bora has open seating, which means the first people to board the plane have the best choice of seats. Try to sit on the left side of the plane, which offers the best scenery. During the approximately hour-long flight from Tahiti to Bora Bora, you’ll pass over Huahine, Tahaa, and Raiatea, plus enjoy spectacular views of Bora Bora itself as you approach Motu Mute Airport(BOB).
Flights from Bora Bora to Papeete operate frequently; Air Tahiti offers multiple flights each day departing between 8AM and 8PM Monday to Sunday. Depending on the season, there is usually an early morning, mid-morning, afternoon or evening flight. It’s advisable to book your return flight in advance as flights fill up quickly.
Most United States and New Zealand bound flights from Papeete leave either early morning or evening, so unless you plan to stopover in Tahiti, it is a good idea to fly from Bora Bora to Tahiti late morning or afternoon allowing plenty of time to make your connecting flight home.