Aéroport de Tontouta départs

The Nouméa-La Tontouta International Airport, located 50 km north of Nouméa, is a major hub connecting New Caledonia to international destinations, notably Australia, New Zealand, Pacific islands, Singapore, and Japan. 

Tontouta Airport is situated a 45-minute drive from the center of Nouméa and offers numerous services to ensure the convenience of your journey.

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The airport offers visitors the opportunity to complete their purchases in the souvenir shops located in the public area and in the boarding area. You'll find plenty of typically Caledonian items for you and your loved ones.


To satisfy your culinary cravings, the airport has several options. The Constellation, in the public area, offers snacks and drinks. The St-Exupéry, at the heart of the airport, and Le Biarritz, in the departure area, provide meals and refreshments for a relaxing break before departure.

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Practical information

Salon Hibiscus

Hibiscus lounge

Aircalin's Hibiscus Lounge is located on the second floor of La Tontouta Airport. Facing the runway, it offers a panoramic view of the mountain range. Everything has been thought of for the comfort of our customers. 

Opening hours: the Hibiscus lounge at La Tontouta is open 2h30 before the departure of each flight to Singapore, Tokyo and Papeete and 2 hours before flights to Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Wallis, Nadi and Port Vila.

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Bureau de change Aéroport de Tontouta

Currency exchange

A currency exchange is available to provide you with local and international currency.

Two ATMs are also available.

Information points

The airport has information points in the public hall and the arrival hall. Open during aircraft movements, the central point offers information about flights, parking, lost and found, tourist advice, complaints, and more. In the arrival hall, a tourist information point provides advice on activities in the South Province.

Network / Wifi

Free wifi is available to travelers inside the airport, particularly useful for international travelers who may need to use the internet upon arrival in New Caledonia.

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Entry conditions

To enter New Caledonia, travelers must present a valid passport. Depending on the purpose and duration of the stay, a visa or residence permit may be necessary. Specific documents are required depending on the type of stay (tourist, professional, student, etc.). It is advisable to consult the French consular authorities for visa procedures.

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Car rental

Nearly 8 car rental agencies are available to offer you the vehicle suited to your needs. They are open 7 days a week. ➜ Learn more


Shuttle services are available to pick you up from the airport and drop you off wherever you wish. ➜ Learn more

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Taxis are also available outside the airport to pick you up upon disembarking from the plane. ➜ Learn more

Public transport

The most economical option, public transport is provided by the Syndicat mixte des transports interurbains de Nouvelle-Calédonie (SMTI) and the Syndicat mixte des transports urbains du Grand Nouméa (SMTU). ➜ Learn more


Tontouta Airport has a parking lot with 570 spaces available for travelers wishing to park their vehicle during their trip. The first 20 minutes are free if you need to pick up travelers. ➜ Learn more


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