Flights to Arutua


The almost perfectly circular atoll of Arutua lies 375 km northeast of Tahiti and 34 km east of its neighbour Rangiroa. Its unsubmerged surface area of 15 km² is divided between 57 islets. The vast central lagoon of 484 km² is dotted with fish and pearl farms raised on piles. The lagoon has a single passage to the ocean, Passe Manina, to the east of the atoll, next to the village of Rautini.
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Practical information

Population : 808 inhabitants
Surface area : 7,3 sq. miles (lagoon)
Main village : Rautini

Minimum flight duration : 1h10
Distance from Tahiti : 409 km


Arutua airport

Arutua airport is located on a motu (islet).
There is no shuttle service, so to get from the airport to the main village of Rautini you will need to take a boat. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes.

Services available

  • Snack bar
  • Toilets