Fiji is blessed with good weather for most of the year, even during the wet season, so you’ll struggle to find cheap flight tickets regardless of when you book your flights to Fiji. The peak season depends more on where you are flying from, with flight tickets booked from the UK more expensive around December to January. School holidays as well as festivals or events all add to the cost of your flight tickets so it is worth doing a bit of research once you’ve decided on where exactly in Fiji you want to fly too.
Due to the year-long weather there isn’t really much of an off season however you’ll find the cheapest flights to Fiji around February and March. Hotels are normally discounted too but you’ll still need to book your flights to Fiji as early as you possibly can to secure cheap flight tickets even during the quieter months.
To have any chance of finding the cheapest flights to Fiji you’ll want to book your flight tickets as early as you can. Ideally aim for at least 3 months in advance but if have the luxury of time then book your flight tickets even earlier than this. If you can be flexible with your travel dates then you will find cheaper flights to Fiji but even then the cost of flight tickets are relatively expensive compared to different destinations around the world. Luckily you don’t need to prepare for any cold snaps as Fiji is warm practically all-year round making it an ideal destination for sun lovers. Try to book a seat on the left hand side of the plane for views of the islands as you approach although this is dependent on wind conditions.
Flights from London to Fiji: 23 hours 55 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Fiji: 26 hours 00 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Fiji: 27 hours 00 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Fiji: 26 hours 00 minutes.
Air New Zealand, Virgin, British Airlines, Emirates and American are some of the airlines who provide flights to Fiji, however they vary depending on where you are travelling from. Finding really cheap flights to Fiji can be an impossible task regardless of the airline so primarily it comes down to your own comfort and preference. British Airways offer complimentary food and drink through their flights to Fiji and Virgin provide high comfort and a great selection of inflight entertainment. Chances are you’ll change airlines throughout your journey anyway as there are no direct flights to Fiji so it is worth researching and comparing a few to your liking and going from there.
Nadi is the major airport in Fiji, handling over 95% of international flights for the country. That said the town of Nadi doesn’t have a lot on offer as it is mainly a transit point to get to other places around Fiji. Once you’ve booked your flights to Fiji you’ll have to figure out where to go from there although Denarau Island is only 5km away and is where the vast majority of hotels are. Fiji provides an extremely good bus service though; it’s extremely cheap and reliable, with each bus having the town of where they are going on the front. If you’re not sure just ask the bus driver and they’ll gladly help you get your bearings. Another option is a taxi, they aren’t anywhere near as cheap as the bus but there is a loophole which can help you find a bargain deal. Each taxi has their hometown on the front bumper and if they are travelling back home they can’t legally charge you more than the cost of the bus. Failing that it’s worth agreeing on the price before getting in to get a better deal.
(prices quotes are from London)