Flight Times to Tonga
For most of us, getting to a country as remote and as unspoiled as Tonga takes time. Only those coming from Oceania countries like New Zealand, Australia and Fiji are lucky enough to get to Tonga within a few hours. For the rest of us, it’s long flights with multiple connections. So whether you’re planning to add Tonga to your round-the-world trip or simply popping over from New Zealand, these are the approximate flight times to expect. Find out how long does it take to get to Tonga right here!
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Flights to Tonga
Direct flights to Tonga are available from New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Samoa and American Samoa. If coming from elsewhere in the world, there are many connecting flights in Auckland, Sydney and Nadi.
Most flights will arrive in Tonga at Fua’amotu International Airport on Tongatapu, around 21km/13 miles from Nuku’alofa. Alternatively, some flights from Fiji, Samoa and American Samoa arrive at Lupepau’u International Airport in Vava’u. Wise up more on these airports in Which Airport to Arrive in Tonga.
Learn more about flying to Tonga in How to Get to Tonga. Plus, for budgeting tips, see How to Book a Cheap Flight to Tonga.
Flight Times from Oceania to Tonga
Tonga is located in the continent of Oceania making for the shortest flights to Tonga from other Oceania countries like New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. These are the cities with direct flights to Tonga along with their flight time.
- Auckland to Tonga: 3 hours
- Sydney to Tonga: 4h30mins
- Nadi to Tonga: 1h10mins
- Suva to Tonga: 55mins
- Fagali’i to Tonga: 1h50mins
- Poga Poga to Tonga: 1h50mins
- Apia to Tonga: 1h30mins
Learn more about direct flights in Which Airlines Fly to Tonga?
Flight Times from Asia to Tonga
There are no direct flights to Tonga from Asia, so at least one or two stopovers will need to be made in Auckland, Sydney or Nadi. The below flight times are from some of Asia’s most popular airports to Tonga with the shortest layovers possible.
- Singapore to Tonga: 21h50mins
- Hong Kong to Tonga: 20h50mins
- Bangkok to Tonga: 24h25mins
- Tokyo to Tonga: 23 hours
- Manila to Tonga: 27h20mins
- Mumbai to Tonga: 30 hours
Flight Times from the Americas to Tonga
Those flying from the Americas will find themselves making one or two stopovers on their way to Tonga. Some of the best airports to fly from for faster travel times in Los Angeles, Chicago and Buenos Aires. Make connections in Auckland or Nadi.
- Los Angeles to Tonga: 24h30mins
- San Fransisco to Tonga: 27h40mins
- Vancouver to Tonga: 28h50mins
- Honolulu to Tonga: 28 hours
- Houston to Tonga: 40 hours
- Chicago to Tonga: 24 hours
- Buenos Aires to Tonga: 19h50min
- Santiago to Tonga: 51 hours
Flight Times from Europe to Tonga
For flights between major European airports and Tonga, at least two or three connections will need to be made on your way to the Southern Hemisphere. Flight times from popular European locations include:
- London to Tonga: 30h40mins
- Frankfurt to Tonga: 34h25mins
- Stockholm to Tonga: 35h25mins
- Dublin to Tonga: 43h30mins
- Zurich to Tonga: 35 hours
- Copenhagen to Tonga: 36h30mins
- Oslo to Tonga: 35h30mins