The length of time it takes to fly to Vanuatu varies greatly when traveling from the United States and Canada. From the United States, you can fly from Las Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Phoenix, Washington DC, and New York. Most flights are offered by Fiji Airlines with either one or two layovers, depending on the departing city. All US departing flights range from 22h to 40h, with west coast departure cities being the shorter flight times. Canadian flights can be taken from Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto. Although more airlines depart from Canada, each flight begins with a layover in Los Angeles. These cheap flights to Vanuatu range from 30h to 60h, depending on the length of time in layover cities. Most flights to Vanuatu have two layovers, though some can have up to three.
There are no direct flights from the US or Canada to Vanuatu. Many of the Vanuatu flight deals begin with a layover in Las Angeles before going on to Nadi International Airport in Fiji, then arriving at Bauerfield International Airport in the capital city of Vanuatu, Port Vila.
Since Vanuatu is a nation of 80 islands, there are many ways to travel, but boats and planes are important for island hopping. From Bauerfield International Airport’s domestic terminal, you can fly with Air Vanuatu or charter a plane from a private company. Air Vanuatu has a website where you can buy tickets beforehand. While on the islands, minibusses with a "B" on the license plate don’t exactly have fixed routes, but they can take you where you need to go. Taxis with a "T" on the plate are available, but you have to negotiate the price. In Port Vila and Luganville you can adventure around on scooters, 4WDs, and self-driving cars, but the ideal island adventuring mode of transport is to rent a bicycle and go explore.
If you go to Vanuatu, get ready for outdoor activities and adventures. Perfect for diving and snorkeling, the temperate clear waters showcase coral reefs and shipwrecks. Vanuatu is not full of cruise ships and high-end resorts, here you’ll find deserted beaches and jungle hikes and tropical beauty abound. Notable beaches to enjoy are Champagne Beach and Golden Beach. If you want to learn about Vanuatu’s indigenous culture, you can visit Vanuatu Cultural Center in Port Vila. If you'd rather be out on the water or exploring uninhabited islands, there are varied options for sailing in Port Vila and Espiritu Santo.
As a US citizen, you’ll need a passport with six months or more validity, proof of an outbound ticket, and proof of funds of $10,000 to enter Vanuatu. If you’re staying less than 30 days, no visa is required. A Canadian citizen has the same requirements, although there is no proof of funds necessary.