Between the Islands

Kiribati consists of 32 coral atolls and 1 ocean island (Banaba), with differing climates, and cultures. To make the most of your visit you should consider visiting them whenever you can! To get there you can take domestic air services or inter-island shipping and ferry services:

Domestic Air Services

The domestic air service is provided by 2 airlines in Kiribati, Air Kiribati Ltd & Coral Sun Airways currently flying to the outer islands of the Gilbert group: Makin, Butaritari, Marakei, Abaiang, Tarawa, Maiana, Kuria, Aranuka, Nonouti, Tabiteuea (North & South), Beru, Nikunau, Onotoa, Tamana, Arorae. Fares vary from approximately $50 - $330 pp one way dependant on the island you are travelling to.

Air Kiribati

For full details on Air Kiribati flight schedules, fares and bookings contact:
Reservations Office Bairiki: (+686) 21188/21550
Bonriki Office: (+686) 28249 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: www.airkiribati.au.com


Please be advised that bookings for Air Kiribati can be made at anytime however will only be confirmed by payment 3 days prior to travel at 10am. Click here ... for Air Kiribati's current schedule.

Air Kiribati Coral Sun Airways

Coral Sun Airways

For full details on Coral Sun Airways flight schedules, fares and bookings contact:

Reservation Bookings call:
Abarao Branch: (+686) 29517
Betio Branch: (+686) 25477
Bikenibeu Branch: (+686) 29200
Nawerewere Branch: (+686) 29007
Fax: (+686) 29801
General Enquiries:
Email:
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Website: www.coralsunairways.com


Shipping and Ferry Services

Shipping services are available between most of the islands in Kiribati, including services from South Tarawa to Kiritimati and Kanton. For those visitors who wish to travel by boat to the outer islands please contact the following:

  • Kiribati Inter Island Shipping Services (KIISS) – Has boats that provides sea freight and passenger services to the islands in the Gilbert group. Main office is located between the High Court Office and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives at Betio on South Tarawa. Tel/Fax: (+686) 26839.

  • Oceanic Shipping Services MV Super Carrier & Sea Bus (Super Cat) Transport - provides comfortable sea bus transport for passengers as well as sea freight ferry to islands in the Gilbert Group. Office located on Betio, Tel: (+686) 50333.

  • Local Ferries Passenger Services – Local passenger ferries to North Tarawa port at the Bairiki wharf and return trips are often scheduled daily. These ferries depart North Tarawa in the morning around 7 to 8am. In the afternoon they depart from Bairiki wharf to North Tarawa around 3pm. Local passengers’ ferries to Islands like Abaiang and Marakei depart at the Betio wharf usually in the afternoon depending on the tide.

A variety of smaller higher speed boats are also available for charter for fishing or trips to closer outer islands. For more information on these boats please contact the Kiribati National Tourism Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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