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About Flights to French Polynesia

Summary info about French Polynesia flight prices, duration and airlines

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29h 15m

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7 airlines
The best one-way flight price to French Polynesia from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £1,011 (Manchester to Papeete Faaa).
The best round-trip flight price to French Polynesia from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £1,155 (London Heathrow to Papeete Faaa).
The fastest flight to French Polynesia from United Kingdom takes 29h 15m (Manchester to Papeete Faaa).
There are 7 airlines operating flights to French Polynesia, including American Airlines, United Airlines and British Airways.

French Polynesia flights insights and trends

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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 (81%) visit Papeete more than other cities in the country, but other popular cities in French Polynesia include Vaitape and Nuku Hiva.

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

The average flight duration from United Kingdom to French Polynesia depends on which airport you fly into and out of. Flying from London Heathrow to Papeete Faaa is 24h 50m on average, while flying from Manchester to Papeete Faaa is 27h 15m on average. Papeete Faaa is the most popular airport in French Polynesia.

Which airlines fly to French Polynesia?

Of the 6 airlines that fly to French Polynesia, Air France, United Airlines and KLM happen to be the most favoured based on our user data. Air France is the most popular among the three airlines, with 69% of users choosing them for their travels to French Polynesia.

Popular cities and sights

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Useful information for your flight to French Polynesia

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What is the cheapest flight to French Polynesia?

If you are looking to fly to French Polynesia for less, look to airlines like Air Caraïbes, Air Tahiti, and Air Moana, with prices starting at £201, £241, and £247 respectively.

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How old do you have to be to fly to French Polynesia?

The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel to French Polynesia.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to French Polynesia?

The travel and health documents required for your trip to French Polynesia can vary based on your itinerary and personal situation. As a rule, consider having multiple documents such as a national ID card or driver’s license, and a passport valid for six-months after you plan to arrive at French Polynesia. We always recommend checking with your airline or a trusted third party such as IATA to get advice.

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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 Kingdom
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
LondonPapeete24h 50m£982
LeedsPapeete34h 10m£1,224
BirminghamPapeete40h 45m£1,350
EdinburghPapeete65h 20m£1,426
ManchesterPapeete27h 15m£1,461
LondonRaiatea34h 55m£1,532
LondonVaitape28h 05m£1,606
ManchesterVaitape49h 20m£2,583
BelfastPapeete47h 15m£2,821
LondonFare31h 15m£6,778

Best things to do and see in French Polynesia

What popular events take place in French Polynesia?

Every year, French Polynesia plays host to a wide variety of exciting sporting events and cultural festivals. The biggest of all, Heiva I Tahiti, takes place every summer in June and lasts for two months. The festival has a fire walking ceremony, sports competitions, and of course, abundant dancing and food. In August, elite surfers from around the world participate in the Tahiti Pro Teahupoo, part of the World Surfing Championship. This is your chance to see some of the biggest waves in the world. If you book flights to French Polynesia between October 19 and 21, you will experience the six-man canoe race of Hawaiiki Nui Va'a. Starting on the island of Huahine, tourists can dine on the waterfront while enjoying the start of the race, as the canoers go all the way to Raiatea, Taha'a, and then finish in Bora Bora's Matira Bay. The prize-giving ceremony is a feast accompanied by a Tahitian dance performance.

Is French Polynesia known for specific food or cuisine?

As you may expect on an island, fish is one of the staples of traditional food in French Polynesia. One of the most popular dishes in French Polynesia and the rest of the Pacific is Poisson Cru in french, or "e'ia ota" in Tahitian. Or "raw fish with coconut milk", as it's commonly known in English. As the name implies, e'ia ota is a salad of raw fish (usually tuna) and vegetables (onions, tomatoes, cucumber etc.) marinated in lemon juice and coconut milk. Similarly, chevrettes à la vanille et coco are prawns cooked with coconut milk and vanilla, usually served as an appetiser. Ahima'a is the name of a traditional cooking technique common across Polynesia where hot volcanic stones are placed in an underground pit to cook the food. The ingredients to dishes made in this oven are usually a mix of fish and shellfish, pork, coconut milk, breadfruit taro, and a few other vegetables. You can find most of these dishes anywhere in French Polynesia, as well as tropical island fruits, such as mango, grapefruit, pineapple, watermelon, papaya, banana, and coconut.

What can you see and do in French Polynesia?

As a tropical island, many things to see and do in French Polynesia are centred on the beach and sea. Matira Beach on Bora Bora is one of the most popular beaches of the islands, with its crystal clear waters and soft sand that attract swimmers, sunbathers, and those who love water sports. For a close up meeting with sea creatures, you can go snorkelling in the barrier reef of the Coral Gardens or look for manta rays in Anau. If you're truly adventurous, you can even swim with the majestic humpback whales in Moorea and Tahiti. You can find organised tours during the months from July to November. This season is when humpback whales are easier to find close to the outer reefs while searching for a mate or nursing their young. That's not to say that everything French Polynesia has to offer is on the coast. The islands are also prime hiking territory, with many beautiful waterfalls like the three Faarumai waterfalls, and stunning scenic lookouts like the Belvedere Lookout.

What passport or visa requirements are there when visiting French Polynesia?

Once you've got your French Polynesia flight deals, the only document you need is your passport. As an Overseas Collective of France, French Polynesia allows British citizens to stay for up to 3 months without a visa. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 90 days following your departure from French Polynesia and that it has blank pages for stamps.

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