Getting to Levuka, Ovalau Island, Fiji Islands

Levuka is located on Ovalau Island, east of Fiji’s mainland Viti Levu. Ovalau is a lush volcanic island separated by a 20 km wide channel from Fiji’s Mainland. Ovalau is the sixth largest island in Fiji and the main island of the Lomaiviti Province. Getting to Levuka and Ovalau is easy, there are several bus/ferry operators that provide convenient daily transport for passengers, cars and cargo trucks.

Getting to Levuka and Ovalau

To get to Levuka you have to travel via Suva, Fiji’s Capital. From here local transport to Levuka departs. Travel options are either by road or by a short 30-minute flight Nadi-Suva-Levuka.

When traveling by road you best take one of the regular Express buses from Nadi to Suva. Trips are very scenic along the Coral Coast and take about 3.5 hours and the cost is 16 Fiji Dollars.

There are two major bus companies:
Sunbeam Express or
Pacific Transport

By Road and Sea

Getting to Levuka from Suva is quite, there are several options.

Venus Shipping Ltd.
Operates a bus/ferry service between Suva to Levuka 3 times per week.
Suva to Levuka: runs are on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The bus departs Suva at 10.30 AM from the Western Bus Stand opposite the Flea Market.

The trip takes about 2 hours to Natovi Landing where the bus boards the Ferry “St. Mary”. The vessel arrives directly in Levuka at about 4 PM. Tickets from Suva can be purchased from the Venu Ticket Booth located at the Western Bus Stand opposite the Flea Market.

Contact +679 3395000 or e-mail at
FJ$ 35 one way.

Lomaiviti Princess 11, Goundar ShippingGoundar Shipping
has a large fleet of ships and offers two daily return trips by bus and ferry from Suva directly to Levuka Wharf.

The Goundar bus leaves Suva at 6:00 AM or 13:00 PM from the western bus station opposite the Suva flea market.
Trips from Levuka depart at 7.00 AM and 14:30 PM. Total travel time is about 4 hours.

Tickets can be purchased at Goundar Shipping office in the Ganilau building next to the HFC bank.

For bookings and pricing, +679 330 1035 or

Patterson Brothers are currently not offering any services:


Patterson Brothers Shipping Ltd.
Bus departs Suva Main bus Station at 1 PM (find Paterson Bus opposite the Flea Market).

The bus takes about 2 hours to the ferry at Natovi Landing, then onto the ferry for a 60 min crossing, then another 60 min halfway around the island to Levuka.
Booking and ticket office for the ferry to Ovalau at Patterson Bros., Epsworth House, Nina Street, Suva,
Ph. : 331 5644 or e-mail:
FJ$ 35 one way.

Fiji AirwaysBy Air

Flights to Levuka are currently suspended due to the condition of the runway. Repair and extension of the runway will begin shortly.
Currently, you can only travel to Levuka by ferry.

There are daily flights in and out of Ovalau, which can connect with the Nadi-Suva flights. The airline operates Twin-Otters or similar aircraft that allow spectacular island views during the flight.

Northern Air Services flights to Levuka from Monday to Saturday, departing Nausori (Suva) Airport at 8.00 AM for a 12-minute flight to Levuka/Ovalau. The Return flight to Nausori is at 8.40 am.

Bookings online or by phone +679 9958162.

International Flights to Fiji

The Fiji Islands are served by a number of international airlines. Compare flight prices from all major airlines that fly to Fiji: