Port Vila travel guide

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You're Going to Love Port Vila

With 35,901 inhabitants, Port Vila is the most populous city in Vanuatu. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Port Vila has to offer.

When to visit Port Vila

Port Vila in November
Estimated hotel price
$95
1 night at 3-star hotel
Port Vila in November
Estimated hotel price
$95
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Port Vila in January, when the average temperature is 78.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is August, when it can get as cold as 62.6 °F, with an average temperature of 69.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 13.4″. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Port Vila, with an average rainfall of 2.8″.

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How to Get to Port Vila

Plane

When flying to Port Vila, you’ll arrive at Port Vila Bauerfield (VLI), which is located 2 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Port Vila from the United States departs from San Francisco and takes around 20h 55m.

Plane

When flying to Port Vila, you’ll arrive at Port Vila Bauerfield (VLI), which is located 2 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Port Vila from the United States departs from San Francisco and takes around 20h 55m.

Airports near Port Vila

Airlines serving Port Vila

Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (932 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (555 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (265 reviews)
Fiji Airways
Excellent (142 reviews)
Air Niugini
Excellent (1 reviews)
Aircalin
Good (8 reviews)

Where to stay in popular areas of Port Vila

Most booked hotels in Port Vila

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Vila
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, 322 reviews)
$156+
Grand Hotel and Casino
4 stars
Good (7.8, 348 reviews)
$129+
Breakas Beach Resort
4 stars
Good (7.8, 316 reviews)
$104+
The Melanesian Port Vila
3 stars
Good (7.4, 390 reviews)
$97+
Warwick Le Lagon - Vanuatu
4 stars
Good (7.3, 200 reviews)
$165+
Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu
4 stars
Good (7.3, 157 reviews)
$148+

Renting a car in Port Vila

Renting a car in Port Vila costs $94 per day, on average, or $376 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 21% more expensive than at Port Vila Bauerfield.

The most frequently booked car type in Port Vila is Economy (Class Economy Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Toyota Aygo or similar) are, on average, 61% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Port Vila costs $94 per day, on average, or $376 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 21% more expensive than at Port Vila Bauerfield.

The most frequently booked car type in Port Vila is Economy (Class Economy Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Toyota Aygo or similar) are, on average, 61% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.