Booking a flight to Maupiti is one of the essential steps in preparing your stay. You will need to be flexible with your arrival and departure dates. You know how to get to Maupiti, now discover the different options to choose the best flight.
Flight to Maupiti: How Often?
Maupiti airport has a very short runway. In any case, too short for large commercial flights. This makes the flight between Tahiti and Maupiti one of the least profitable for the company. Count on an average of 3 flights per week. During school vacations, two additional flights are added to the regular routes.
Other connections exist, notably with the neighboring islands of Raiatea and Bora-Bora. However, some aircraft have a very limited capacity, with only ten passengers on board.
Flight to Maupiti: How Much It Costs
In French Polynesia, the local airline Air Tahiti has a privileged position regarding flights between the archipelagos. This commercial monopoly has been challenged in recent years with the arrival of minor companies. These companies mainly offer flights between the Leeward Islands.
From Tahiti, a round trip ticket to Maupiti costs between 330 and 400€ per adult and about 280€ per child under 12. Generally, there are regular flights on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
To reach the neighboring islands, you can also use Tahiti Air Charter with a much faster one-way ticket:
- Bora Bora: 4 flights/week – 20 min – $70 – direct
- Raiatea: 4 flights/week – 20 min – $90 – direct
- Huahine: 1 flight/week – 70 min – $100 – 1 stop-over
Unless you want to spend your entire stay on the island of Maupiti, round trip flights are not an economical solution. Note that Polynesian residents benefit from preferential rates.
In order to find the best prices, we recommend you to use a flight comparator, such as the one on Skyscanner:
Best Choice: Multi-Island Passes
Air Tahiti offers combined airline tickets that allow travelers to visit several islands in specific circuits. Before boarding, travelers choose the desired destinations but cannot change the itinerary afterwards. This saves money and time.
All reservations can be made on the Air Tahiti website or at local agencies in French Polynesia. A Pass is valid for 28 days from the date of the first flight. Make sure you choose a “visitor” fare and not a “resident” fare. Otherwise, you will be denied boarding.
Two Air Tahiti passes allow you to visit the island of Maupiti:
Bora Bora Pass
- Society Archipelago
- 5 islands to visit: Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Bora Bora and Maupiti
- About 450€ per person
- Society and Tuamotu Archipelagos
- 7 islands to visit among: Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Bora-Bora, Maupiti, Tikehau, Fakarawa and Rangiroa
- About 575€ per person
Which Pass to Choose for Maupiti?
How Long in French Polynesia?
To take advantage of an island, you need to plan an average of three nights on site. Multiplying the number of stopovers and flight times means maximizing the views and experiences. It can also mean rushing around unnecessarily when the most important thing is to enjoy the peaceful pace of Polynesian life. Travelers planning two weeks in the islands can be satisfied with the Bora-Bora Pass. Beyond 15 days, the question of completing the visit of the Society Archipelago with the discovery of the Tuamotu Archipelago is more natural.
Budget: Economical or Comfortable?
A stay in French Polynesia is quite expensive. The difference in price between the passes can be significant depending on the number of travelers. A large family or a group of travelers may prefer to save on the price of the plane tickets to enjoy an expensive aquatic activity on Maupiti or Bora Bora.
Activities: Diving or Relaxation?
The Tuamotus are low islands, where water activities such as scuba diving are at the heart of the program. For those who like to discover the sea bed, it is very advantageous to combine Maupiti and Rangiroa in the same itinerary. In this case, taking a Bora-Tuamotu Pass is a must.
Choose Multi-Island Flight to Maupiti
Finding a flight to Maupiti is not so difficult as such. However, it will be necessary to adapt one’s stay in French Polynesia according to schedules and availability. The question of budget is also important because airfares are among the most expensive in the Society Archipelago.
Air Tahiti Passes are an opportunity to make your flight to Maupiti more profitable. Economically more advantageous than a round trip flight from Tahiti, multi-island flights will also allow you to discover other islands and multiply your experiences and encounters.
For a first experience, the Bora-Bora Pass is the perfect choice. However, this does not mean that travelers must stop over on each of the islands to be visited. Only two stops are mandatory. One can therefore complement a long stay on Maupiti with a subsequent stop on Bora Bora or Huahine.
Which Itineraries to Choose in French Polynesia ?
After Maupiti, where will you go? Moorea and Bora Bora are also dream destinations. Contact us to organize the most beautiful stay in French Polynesia!