Cheap Flights to Samoa

Halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii floats Samoa, a stunning island nation in the South Pacific Ocean. Formerly known as German Samoa (1900-1914), and later Western Samoa (1914-1997) under New Zealand's rulership, Samoa is not to be confused with the nearby American Samoa, a US territory. Tropical, sunny, and picturesque, this Polynesian country is covered with dense vegetation, sandy beaches, and lots of volcanic mountains. Samoa's two central islands are Savaii and Upolu. The latter island is home to Apia, Samoa's capital city. If you're interested in visiting this beautiful nation, Skyscanner can help get you there for less with our Price Alerts and Cheapest Month tools. We'll help you find the best deals on Samoa Airfare.

International Airports in Samoa

Faleolo International Airport

Situated 40 km west of Apia, Samoa's capital city, you'll find Faleolo International Airport (APW). This airport is the nation's biggest and busiest airport, offering flights to USA, Australia, New Zealand, and other Oceania island nations, like Fiji and American Samoa. If you choose to visit Samoa, APW is most likely where you'll be landing. To reach your chosen hotel in Samoa from the Faleolo International Airport, you can rent a car on-site, take a taxi (costs about WS$40 in Samoan tala), or hop aboard an airport bus (WS$12 in Samoan tala).

Fagali'i Airport

A tiny airport in Fagali'i, Samoa, Fagali'i Airport (FGI) hosts a handful of weekly international and domestic flights. Talofa Airways offers trips to Pago Pago and Tonga, while Samoa Airways only flies to Pago Pago. Due to its limited flight schedule, Fagali'i Airport doesn't receive much passenger traffic from tourists. The airport is also controversial with local residents, who have complained about both noise and environmental pollution in recent years.

Airlines that Fly to Samoa

Several domestic and international airlines fly to and from Samoa, including:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Fiji Airways
  • Fiji Link
  • Inter Island Airways    
  • Samoa Airways
  • Talofa Airways
  • Virgin Australia

Best Times for Visiting Samoa

Samoa is classified as having an equatorial and monsoonal climate. The best period for visiting Samoa is from May into October, a dry period that's filled with cultural festivals and merriment. In December and January, the country comes alive with holiday spirit and former residents flying home to visit family. Travel to Samoa should, ideally, be avoided between November and April. These months are humid, damp, and prone to cyclones. So, all in all, not awesome conditions to endure during any vacation!

Things to Do in Samoa

Most travellers visit Samoa to experience the island's lush natural bounty. Wonderful beaches, national parks, tumbling waterfalls, and lava fields abound here. There's also a museum dedicated to Treasure Island's author, Robert Louis Stevenson, who lived in Samoa for the final five years of his life. When it comes to dining, traditional Samoan cuisine is mild, but tasty, and filled with ingredients you may never have eaten before. Dietary staples here include things like taro leaves, green bananas, raw fish, and breadfruit.

Flights to Samoa - Destinations

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