Cheap Flights to Kiribati

Located in the Pacific Ocean, the Republic of Kiribati is a tropical island nation. Prior to independence in 1979, Kiribati was under British rule and known as the Gilbert Islands. These days, this picturesque country is made up of thirty-two atolls and a raised coral island. Sitting upon the equator inside Micronesia, Kiribati boasts beautiful beaches and wonderfully sunny weather, but it's rarely visited by tourists. Indeed, there are few amenities set up for travellers. So, if you decide to visit, be prepare to fully embrace the Kiribati residents' way of life!

Kiribati's islands are served by two main airports, Bonriki International Airport (TRW) and Cassidy International Airport (CXI). Flying directly to Kiribati is often tricky, so many travellers opt to first land in Fiji, and then reconnect to this small island nation. Skyscanner can help you find the cheapest airfare to Kiribati with our Cheapest Month search too.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Kiribati

With an average temperature of 30 °C, Kiribati is known for its super humid climate. The best times to visit fall between April and October, when this archipelago is least threatened by rainstorms and cyclones. That being said, there's little difference in heat level throughout the year. To find the most affordable times to fly to Kiribati, sign up for Skyscanner's Price Alerts feature.

Airlines That Fly to Kiribati

Several domestic and international airlines fly out of Kiribati's airports, including:

  • Air Kiribati
  • Air Marshall Islands
  • Fiji Airways
  • Nauru Airlines
  • Solomon Airlines

What to Expect When Arriving at Kiribati's Airports

When you fly to Kiribati, you'll most likely land at Bonriki International Airport (TRW), which is the nation's main airport. It's located inside South Tarawa, the capital of Kiribati. Bonriki Airport hosts flights within the island nation, alongside non-stop trips to Fiji, Australia, the Marshall Islands, the Solomon Islands, and Nauru. By international standards, this airport is absolutely tiny, but it does host a VIP lounge and car rental services on-site.

Sitting on Kiribati's Christmas Island, Cassidy International Airport (CXI) is the another international airport. It offers direct flights from Nadi, Fiji and Honolulu, United States with Fiji Airways. This airport is less accessible by far, since it only hosts one airline and its facilities have been closed on-and-off over recent years.

What to See and Do in Kiribati

Kiribati is made up of three island chains: Gilbert Islands, Line Islands, and Phoenix Islands. There are two Air Kiribati airplanes, which offer transportation between the islands, but you'll likely want to spend your time around Tarawa, the capital. This city offers the most for tourists, including sunny beaches, water sports, motel-style accommodations with air conditioning, and handicraft boutiques. Kiribati's restaurants mostly offer traditional fare, which is rich in seafood, spices, and rice-based dishes. There are also Chinese-style dining around town and American cuisine at Tarawa's hotels. Skyscanner can help you find the best rates on accommodations in Kiribati.

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