Your Guide to Fiji Road Safety

Whether you're a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first island adventure, exploring Fiji by car offers a unique perspective and freedom.

To ensure a memorable and safe journey, here are some essential tips to keep in mind as you navigate the roads.

Road Tips 

  • Stay within the national speed limit of 80km (50 miles) per hour on the highway and heed speed signs in built-up areas and near villages.
  •  Wear your seatbelt – they’re mandatory and save lives
  •  Watch out for potholes, stray animals and cattle that sometimes wander onto roads. 

 Venomous or Dangerous Animals 

  • Fiji has no large land predators or harmful snakes and spiders.
  • Certain types of sharks can pose a threat in the ocean, but attacks are rare.  However, there are lots of other smaller marine animals whose sting or bites can be painful or even harmful.  Read more about which ones to avoid here. 

Getting Around

Paved highways encircle the two big islands connecting villages, towns and cities so it’s fairly easy to get around.

Hotel Transfers

Most hotels can arrange airport transfers. Just drop them an email with your flight arrival details and check up on their pickup policy. Some are complimentary while others charge a small fee.

Private Transfers

Alternatively, you can take the stress out ‘getting there’ and pre-book your transfers through local inbound operators and tour/transfer companies.


Buses are a cheap option for trips to the Suncoast, Lautoka, the Coral Coast, Pacific Harbour or Suva on Viti Levu that is provided, you’re in no rush to get there!  The trip takes anywhere between 1- 4 hrs and costs up to approximately FJ$20 one-way

Buses operate on an electronic ticketing system, so you’ll have to buy a disposable card ($2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100) from the bus checkers. Cards stay valid for 30 days and can be refunded in cash during that time from a Vodafone retail outlet.

Most inter-city buses travelling the Queen’s Highway make regular stops at Nadi International Airport and small towns along the way. Look out for any Pacific Transport, Sunbeam or Sunset bus outside the Departures terminal.

There’s also an Airport – Hotel Connections bus travelling the same route.  It leaves the Nadi International Airport twice-daily (7.30am & 1pm) with brief stopovers at hotels along the Queen’s Highway. Book your ticket at the Rosie Holidays or TTF offices outside the International Arrivals terminal.  It costs slightly higher than the regular public buses.


It’s hard to miss the four-seater yellow taxis lined up outside the Nadi Airport arrivals terminal.  With fares starting at FJ$7.00, they’re an easy option for short trips to Nadi, Denarau and Lautoka. Seven-seater vans are also available for bigger groups but expect to pay a bit more.  

If you flag a taxi off the street, look out for the LT or LH registrations on the license plate.  LT plates are metered taxis with a base rate of FJ$2.50.  LH taxis are not metered and have fixed distance rates. It’s a good idea to check with your hotel reception about general distances and taxi costs and confirm these with your taxi driver before starting your trip.

Before you catch a taxi in Fiji, make sure you have cash (Fiji dollars) for payments and that their taxi metre is turned on.

Car Rentals

There are roads all over Viti Levu and Vanua Levu just begging to be explored on a multi-day roadtrip.  Self-drives are perfect way to take your time in the small towns and grab a selfie or two at all the scenic spots.

Pre-book your rental online with any of the companies at Nadi International Airport.  They’re located just outside the International Arrivals terminal.  All you’ll need is a valid driver’s license (in English) and a credit card.

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