How to get to Bora Bora

Bora Bora is located in Society Islands, in French Polynesia, Oceania. This paradise island is a destination chosen by thousands of people due to its beaches and culture. In this article, we explain what are the different options to travel to it.

Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.


The plane is the most comfortable and recommended way for tourists who want to reach Bora Bora. However, the trip is quite long and several stops have to be made, but it is a destination worth doing.

The first step to get to Bora Bora is to fly to Papeete, the capital of Tahiti, where the Tahiti Faa’a International Airport is located. From Mexico and Colombia, the most common is to stop in Los Angeles or in Santiago de Chile.

Since Spain You can also go first to one of those cities and then go to Tahiti. However, you can also go to Paris and from there take a direct flight.

The main airline is Air Tahiti Nui, which makes flights from Paris, Los Angeles and Tokyo, among other cities. However, other companies such as LATAM also arrive in the archipelago.

Once in Tahiti, another flight is taken to Bora Bora Airport, which is located on the Motu Mute islet. The airline that arrives here is Air Tahiti, which offers daily flights.

The trip from Tahiti lasts 50 minutes. The planes also depart from Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea and Tikehau, in addition to other islands. You can access the airline's website by clicking in this link.

Once in Motu Mute, to get from the islet to the main island of Bora Bora you must take a ship. Do not worry, because at the airport itself you will find this service.


If you want to arrive by air but in a different way, you can hire a private helicopter from Tahiti to Bora Bora. The only company available is Tahiti Helicopters.

With this option you can land directly on the main island of Bora Bora, since some luxury hotels have their own heliports. You can choose between these accommodations:

  • Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
  • Conrad Bora Bora Nui
  • Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
  • Le Méridien Bora Bora
  • St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
  • The Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

This service is remarkably expensive. Therefore, if you want to live the experience of getting on a helicopter in this area, you can also hire short rides, some of them of only 15 minutes.


There is no tourist offer to go to Bora Bora by sea. There are only a few boats from Papeete, but are not recommended for the tourists. The companies are as follows:

  • SNC Degage et Hargous

However, you can move from Tahiti to Moorea, because the company Aremiti makes this journey every day. It has two ferries with restaurant, seating area and solarium, and they can even go vehicles. The journey takes between 35 and 40 minutes.

Finally, if you want to go by boat from Bora Bora to Tahaa or Raiatea you can get a ticket with Maupiti Express, a twenty-meter boat with capacity for 140 people.

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