Immerse yourself in Samoan culture and unimaginable scenery in the tropical city of Apia. As the capital of Samoa, this small metropolis is the largest urban centre of the two-island nation. Buzzing with local markets, eateries and nightclubs, you can visit for a few days or make this a home base for your tropical holiday. Hire a car with Airport Rentals to take in the stunning landscape on your own time.
Picking up your Apia airport rental in Samoa
Faleolo International Airport is the transportation hub for Samoa, located on Upolu Island 50 minutes away from Apia. Upon arriving at Faleolo, head to the arrivals terminal to pick up your rental car. Avis has a fleet on airport grounds while Budget offers a complimentary shuttle to their nearby depot.
Remember to drive on the left-hand side and be cautious of animals and children near the roads. The highway loops around the island making it nearly impossible to get lost but a navigation aid is always useful, particularly at night. Traffic jams are rare, but expect to drive slow when passing through towns.
Hiring a car in Apia is easy with Airport Rentals
The best way to travel around Samoa is with your own wheels. Find the right vehicle for your island road trip in just seconds using our website. Simply type ‘Apia’ into the search engine, select desired dates and you’ll be presented with great deals for a range of cars. Save on petrol by hiring a compact or book a minibus and bring the whole family. Both Avis and Budget depots are on-site at the airport, making it quick and easy to start your trip beginning in Apia.
Guide to Airport
Faleolo Airport is the international hub for Samoa, situated 40-kilometres from Apia. The airport is open 24 hours and although it is small, it includes amenities such as duty-free shopping, currency exchange counters, restaurants and travel agencies. Short-term parking is available on site.
If you’re heading into the city without a car, flag down a taxi for around 40 Tala (USD$15). Note: it’s important to agree on the price before starting the journey. For a cheaper option, buy a bus ticket from the government tourist office booth in the arrivals area. This bus service stops at all the major hotels in Apia costing only 12 Tala (USD$5). Or for 5 Tala (USD$2), jump on the local bus that runs until 5pm.
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