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Transport from Tontouta Airport

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Transport from Tontouta Airport

Lots of mentions here about how expensive transfers to and from the airport. Here are a couple of much cheaper options:

We've travelled with both of these and they are fine and use good mini-buses. Each time we were the only booking, so not only was it much cheaper than the bigger companies, it was also much quicker to get to our hotel as we were the only drop-off.

You will need to email them in advance to book.

Transport MC

http://www.transportnoumea.com/

2000 XPF (about AUD$25) per person

Kids under 12 free.

Kids 12-14 half price

Smith Voyage

http://smithvoyage.lagoon.nc/english.html

3000 XPF per person

But 5000 for 2 people

Kids under 12 free.

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1. Re: Transport from Tontouta Airport

Hi there, not sure if you are still following this. These both look good. Do they reply in English when you email them? Our flight leaves very early on a Sunday morning so we would need to be picked up about 5am. Do you know if this is possible with these companies?

Thanks

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2. Re: Transport from Tontouta Airport

Hello,

They will very probably speak English, and you should be able to find at least one company offering transfers in the morning.

Just ask them, you'll see. :)

By the way, you can find other minibus transfer (which is actually very convenient, and at a reasonable price) possibilities here: nouvellecaledonietourisme-sud.com/en/moving…

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Hi

Yes they will reply in English....but it may just be translated using Google.

No problem getting a 5am pickup. But they will try to pick yo up very, very early. Tell them you want to leave it as late as possible otherwise you will be sitting in the airport for hours.

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4. Re: Transport from Tontouta Airport

Thank you both for responding we will see what we can do.

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5. Re: Transport from Tontouta Airport

Even cheaper option: take the CarSud. It costs just 400CFP. The only thing is it doesn't run all that often.

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6. Re: Transport from Tontouta Airport

Just got back from Noumea (trip was April 2013) and thought this thread may need an update. Arc en Ciel was the major shuttle provider we used for direct transfers between Tontuta airport and our hotel. Price was still 3000 CFP per person per trip. There was no need to book on from Tontuta as they were already there waiting for customers. For the return leg, we booked via email and they responded promptly.

Just a quick note that Alpha International (alternative shuttle provider) is no longer operating - contrary to the Noumea airport website. We tried emailing them for a Magenta airport transfer and they never replied and our hotel notified us that they had closed down.

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7. Re: Transport from Tontouta Airport

From Tontouta Airport we have always used Arc en Ciel - no problem - leave the terminal and they're waiting on the left hand side. They have a well organised operation & speak English.

From Magenta airport, to & from our accommodation we have always used taxi's. If going from your hotel to Magenta get your hotel to ring for a cab, if going from Magenta airport to Noumea, cabs are always available outside the airport.

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8. Re: Transport from Tontouta Airport

We are a family of 5 who visited Noumea in July 2013. We booked transfers to and from the international and domestic airports with Smith Voyage. Our driver Manu was excellent. He went out of his way to help us out. Would thoroughly recommend Smith Voyage for the personal service we received and the price.

Edited: August 03, 2013, 6:57 am
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9. Re: Transport from Tontouta Airport

These tips for airport transfers are great. The price of a taxi to and from the airport seems extremely expensive.

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