Flights to Fiji

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  • Why visit?
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Best student & youth fares right now to Fiji

They say you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket to Fiji, and that’s kind of the same thing. Check out deals below or use the search box to see our cheapest fares to Fiji.

Student flights from the UK to Fiji

Fiji is an absolutely stunning archipelago in the South Pacifc, about a four-hour flight from either Australia or New Zealand (the three countries form a kind of ‘golden triangle’ for backpacker itineraries). The islands of Fiji (there are over 300!) are splashes of paradise scenery: shimmering white beaches fringed with radiant palms and turquoise seas, and dramatic inland scenery of mountains, rainforests and waterfalls.

Beneath the tranquil surface of the sea water, you’ll find a dazzling kaleidoscope of life: dolphins, whales, sea turtles and dense coral reefs swarming with exotic fish. Inland, world-class hiking trails crisscross through the forests and lookout points.

Sound like somewhere you could tolerate for a couple of weeks? It’s a long swim from the UK, so we recommend you consider hopping on a plane, and for that, as always, we have deals! Check ‘em out below, and find more info on the wonder that is Fiji.

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What are the main Fiji airport hubs?

The point of entry into Fiji for most international travellers is Nadi International Airport, which is located on the western edge of the main island, Viti Levu. Despite being the main airport, Nadi International is over 100 miles from the Fijian capital, Suva. Suva itself has an international airport by the name of Nissouri, but this is much less frequently used by international tourists. Still, you can’t complain too much: you’re in Fiji whatever way you look at it!

How to fly from the UK to Fiji

If you’ve had a little mosey at a world map, you’ll be aware that Fiji is rather a long way from the UK. Because of the vast distance, there are no direct flights from the UK to Fiji, but UK travellers can get there easily enough from either Australia or New Zealand, both of which are really popular countries among Brits. The flight time from Australia to Fiji is about four hours from cities on the east coast (like Sydney and Brisbane), and about three hours from New Zealand. If you want to fly straight into Fiji, you’ll have a layover on the way, but you can make it there in about 24 hours.

When is the best time to fly to Fiji?

Fiji enjoys a tropical climate which means the island-nation is warm all through the year. Keep in mind, however, that there are two distinct seasons: wet season and dry season. The latter runs from November to April, and as its name suggests, is more likely to deliver rainfall, and the odd cyclone here and there. The dry season runs from May to October, and is generally seen as the best time to visit.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Fiji?

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Why do British students love visiting Fiji?

British students love Fiji for the same reasons everyone else loves Fiji: beautiful weather, beautiful scenery, beautiful sealife. It’s also pretty friendly on the budget, which is always good news for student travellers, who might be on a gap year or studying abroad.

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Fijian universities and campuses

Fiji has three universities: the University of the South Pacific, the University of Fiji and Fiji National University. The country isn’t generally seen as a top choice for a study abroad destination, but it’s certainly possible if your heart is set on it. It can be a particularly good choice if you’re studying something like marine biology, ecology or environmental studies, as you’ll have ready access to real-life projects in your field of study.

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Fijian lifestyle and culture

Perhaps unsurprisingly, with its abundance of paradise beaches, turquoise ocean and incredibly agreeable climate, Fiji is a super laid-back place with a lifestyle to match. While you’re there, don’t expect things to run on a schedule like they do at home—instead, you’ll be on “Fiji Time.” Fiji time means buses will often run late, restaurants may be slower than you expect, and there’s a deep importance on family and community, even if it means things run behind schedule! Indigenous Fijian culture is very visible among the lifestyle of the locals, and it’s fused with influences from Chinese, Indian and European settlers.

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Exploring Fiji on a student budget

While getting to Fiji from the UK involves a fair bit of flying and therefore the cost of airfares, once there, the islands are very affordable. The best advice we can give is to choose an island and stick to it, rather than try to see as many as possible (and there are plenty to choose from), as this will keep costs down. Obviously, some of the best things to do in Fiji include soaking in some fantastic beach time as well as hiking and exploring the greenery of the island. Both of these things are totally free, so Fiji is easy to explore without spending too much!

Frequently asked questions about flying from the UK to Fiji

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