Cheap flights to Papua New Guinea

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Flights to Papua New Guinea in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$646Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$665From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Port Moresby Jackson Fld
One-way from$375One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Papua New Guinea

Cheap flights to Papua New Guinea in May, June 2022

The best prices found for POM flights for May, June
22 Jun. - 14 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

1 stop

16h 00m
POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

6h 20m
$725

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 23.5.22

22 Jun. - 29 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

1 stop

6h 00m
POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

6h 20m
$745

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 23.5.22

23 Jun. - 30 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

1 stop

6h 00m
POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

6h 20m
$765

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 24.5.22

Papua New Guinea 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Papua New Guinea found for this year
15 Jul. - 24 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

1 stop

6h 30m
POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

6h 20m
$665

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 22.5.22

24 Jul. - 11 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

1 stop

6h 30m
POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

6h 50m
$707

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 22.5.22

24 Jul. - 11 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

1 stop

6h 30m
POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

6h 50m
$708

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 24.5.22

Last minute flights to Papua New Guinea

Late deals on return flights to Papua New Guinea, departing today and this week
4 Jun. - 9 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

1 stop

7h 50m
POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

6h 35m
$814

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23.5.22

3 Jun. - 9 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

1 stop

6h 35m
POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

10h 25m
$828

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23.5.22

3 Jun. - 13 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

1 stop

11h 50m
POM

Port Moresby Jackson Fld

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 55m
$830

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23.5.22

When is the best time to fly to Papua New Guinea?

Average Papua New Guinea flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - POM

Price

$528 - $4,630

POM

Temperature

25 - 27 °C

POM

Rainfall

20 - 210 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Papua New Guinea?

The price you pay for your flight to Papua New Guinea may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 60 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Papua New Guinea?

The cheapest day to fly to Papua New Guinea is usually Saturday. At the moment, Sunday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Papua New Guinea?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Papua New Guinea. Generally the prices will increase for flights at midday as these tend to have higher demand.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Papua New Guinea?

The most popular flight destinations in Papua New Guinea are Port Moresby, Lae, Mount Hagen, Kavieng and Alotau.

With superb dive sites, surfing reefs and game fishing, jaw-droppingly beautiful landscapes (fierce in parts), remote villages and genuinely friendly locals, it’s surprising that more of us aren’t searching for cheap flights to Papua New Guinea. 

Papua New Guinea is composed of its mainland and 600 islands (New Ireland, New Britain, Bougainville and Manus are among the biggest). There are 6.5 million people living in about 1,000 tribes speaking 800 languages; PNG is one of the most diverse countries. About 85 per cent of the population are subsistance farmers, living very traditionally, the remaining 15 live in the cities – Port Moresby (the capital), Lae, Mount Hagen, Madang, Wewak, Goroka and Rabaul.

There is one place in Papua New Guinea that has the greatest significance for Australians – the Kokoda Track. This 96km track through the Owen Stanley Ranges to Kokoda and beyond to the lowlands close to the Solomon Sea is the site of a series of battles between an ill-equipped Australian militia and the Imperial Japanese Army in 1942. Knowing that if Port Moresby fell, the Japanese Army would turn their attention to Darwin and Brisbane, the Australian soldiers dug in, securing victory for the Allies. Today, about 5,000 Australians walk the track through rain forest, crossing rivers, making steep ascends and descends. It’s a physical and emotional challenge and, for those following in the footsteps of loved ones who fought in 1942, a spiritual journey.

Papua New Guinea climate

Papua New Guinea, located south of the Equator, has a Tropical climate. The northwest monsoon brings rain between December and March, the southeast monsoon dry weather between May and October. Port Moresby and other towns along the coast are hot and humid during the summer months, the highlands, naturally, will be cooler. There’s great variation throughout Papua New Guinea. In Lae and Alotau, for example, May to October is the wet season. The islands, New Britain, New Ireland and Bougainville, have rainfall patterns that differ to those on the mainland.

When is the best time to fly to Papua New Guinea?

Peak Season / Off Season: 

The peak season in Papua New Guinea really depends on what you want to do when you get there. Early March to the end of November is busy domestically as this is when several public holidays and school holidays fall and there are cultural shows such as the Mount Hagen cultural show (August) taking place too. Domestic flights are busy during this time. 

July, August, and September are the best months for trekking holidays (including the Kokoda Track). The peak surf season runs from November through to late April. The peak flowering season is December to March. 

Just a few of the popular events that take place in Papua New Guinea throughout the year are the Kavieng District Cultural Show (once known as Malagan Festival) in July, Mount Hagen Cultural Show in August, Goroka Show in mid-September and Alotau Canoe and Kundu Festival in November.

Getting around Papua New Guinea

There’s a great air network in Papua New Guinea. Jacksons International Airport is the major airport. From there, travellers can connect to more than 100 airports around the country. 

The road network is good between the Northern zone and the Highlands, but there’s no road link between the Northern zone and Port Moresby due to the terrain. 

There are taxis and local buses in the cities, bus services also operate around the country. 

Boats and ferries ply the waters – river cruises and ferries to the islands.

What is good to know if travelling to Papua New Guinea?

  • Tips are not expected or encouraged by visitors to Papua New Guinea. 
  • The Kokoda Track is the must-do, but there are other trails available. The Lark Force Trek covers the Bainings Mountain ranges in the East New Britain Province. This one is named for the Australian military garrison that fought against the Japanese Army in 1942. This trek includes meeting the local people, fishing and rafting. The Black Cat Track is a “newish” trail – for visitors, that is. It traverses some of the least-explored parts of Papua New Guinea from Salamaua to Wau, in the Morobe Province. 
  • New Ireland is a beautiful island with amazing diving. The Eastern Fields is another wonderful dive spot. They are about 170km south west of Port Moresby. 
  • Cruising, in smaller vessels that carry about 100 passengers, is the perfect way of getting around Papua New Guinea. 
  • Tunnung Island, north of New Hanover in the Three Island Harbour area, is a veritable Eden. Pristine waters and awesome diving.

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