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Flights to Tonga in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$840Average for round-trip flights in November 2021
Round-trip from$709From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Tonga
One-way from$14One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Tonga

Cheapest prices for Tonga flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Tonga found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$710
February
$655
March
$727
April
$797
May
$748
June
$768
July
$840
August
$810
September
$838
October
$782
November
$790
December
$947

When is the best time to fly to Tonga?

Average Nuku‘alofa Fua'Amotu Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - TBU
Price
$655 - $1,258
TBU
Temperature
25 - 30 °C
TBU
Precipitation
113 - 278 mm
Flying to Tonga in August is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Tonga, the warmest period tends to be January, with the wettest being February.

When is the best time to book a flight to Tonga?

The best time to book flights to Tonga is 61 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Tonga?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Tonga. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Tonga?

Tonga flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

Once travellers arrive on cheap flights to Tonga, deciding what to do might just be the most onerous task. The island nation, south of Samoa and east of Fiji, offers snorkelling, diving, game fishing, kite surfing, yachting, whale-watching, hiking, experiencing its traditional culture or just lazing on its palm-fringed, soft-sand beaches.

Tonga, a constitutional monarchy, is made up of four main groups of islands. Starting in the south, these are the Tongatapu Group, the Ha’apai Group, the Vava’u Group and the Niuas.

The “Friendly Islands” was the name Captain James Cook bestowed on it in the 1770s and it still applies. Tongans are friendly and gracious people. Almost half of the population live in Nuku’alofa on Tongatapu (the capital city). This is where the majority of the tourist attractions are, such as the Royal Palace. To experience traditional Tongan life head to the villages. Fishing and farming, making cloth and weaving are the daily activities.

Tonga climate

The climate is Tropical. There are two seasons – the dry season (May to November) and wet season (December to April, of which February and April are the rainiest months). November to March is cyclone season.

When is the best time to fly to Tonga?

Peak Season: 

The dry season (May to November) is high season on Tonga when most visitors arrive on cheap flights to Tonga. December and January are also very busy months as this is when Tongans return home from Australia, New Zealand and the US. For yachting, May to October is peak season and for whale watching, it’s July to October. 

Off Season: 

February-April is the wettest – and most humid – time of year on Tonga and this is the low season. November to March is cyclone season.

Getting around Tonga

Chathams Pacific flies domestically, linking Nuku’alofa with Vava’u, Ha’apai and Eua. There are private buses that run from early in the morning to late evening. Ferries link Tongatapu with Ha’apai and Vava’u. Taxis are plentiful, easily recognisable by the “T” on their license plates. It’s best to settle on a fare before you set off. If you’re taking a taxi from Fua’amotu Airport to downtown Nuku’alofa, the fare is approximately TOP$40 (about $23 AU). A taxi around Nuku’alofa can cost up to $6 (approximately $3.50). Bicycles are available to rent in Nuku’alofa, Vava’u and Ha’apai.

If you wish to rent a car you’ll need a local driver’s license. The cost is about TOP$60 (about $34 AU) and licenses are available at the Ministry of Transport in Tongatapu or from the Police Station in Vava’u. There are several rental-car companies in Nuku’alofa and a couple in Nelafu on Vava’u.

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