Flights to Tonga: practical information
Cheap airlines to Tonga
Is the South Pacific calling your name? Tonga’s friendly islands should definitely be at the top of your list! Start planning your trip with cheap flights to Tonga’s main airport, Fua’amotu Airport (TBU) onboard Air New Zealand, Pacific Blue and Fiji Airways.
When to book flights to Tonga
The weather is pretty fair year-round in Tonga but the Samoas tend to be warmer than Tongatapu and ‘Eua. The best time to visit is between May and October, during dry season. Book your flights to Tonga at least 6 months in advance.
- Peak season: May to October, dry season.
- Low season: November to April is wet season.
Flights to Tonga can take more than 24 hours from London with stopovers.
Experience Tonga: what to see, what to do
This archipelago of “friendly islands” is so worth the trip. Start your trip in the capital, Nuku-alofa before heading off to explore the unspoilt beauty of ‘Eua and then yacht your way to Vava’u. Let’s go!
Essentials in Tonga
Tongatapu: Tonga’s largest island, Tongatapu is surrounded by coral reefs so there is some good snorkelling and beaches. This is also where you’ll find the best hotels and resorts.
’Eua: Located just a stone’s throw from Tongatapu, this island has some spectacular beaches along the western coast and dramatic cliffs on the eastern side. It’s home to Tonga’s largest rainforest which is great for trekking.
Vava’u: Vava’u contains more than 50 small islands, which are either coral atolls or coral limestone, and if you love to yacht, you won’t be disappointed by the harbour in Neiafu which is the most popular yachting destination in the South Pacific.
Find more information on Tonga.com.
Accommodation in Tonga
You’ll find it all in Tonga from beachside shanties to luxurious hotel resorts but properties tend to be small, with only a limited number of rooms. It’s essential to book your hotel in Tonga in advance when travelling in peak season.