The Driving Times from Niue Airport
The Driving Times from Niue Airport

The Driving Times from Niue Airport

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How Long Will it Take to Drive from the Airport in Niue?

Not long. Niue’s sole airport, Hanan International Airport is conveniently placed on the island where driving times will take no more than 30 minutes! Niue’s capital, Alofi, is a mere five minutes drive, while the most popular accommodations around Niue usually take around 15 minutes to drive to. Needless to say, you’ll essentially be starting your holiday soon after landing in Niue. But to give you a more accurate estimation of how long it takes to drive to or from the airport, we’ve put together this list of driving times from Niue Airport.

For more driving times around the island, see The Driving Times in Niue You Need to Know.

About the Driving Times in Niue

The driving times stated in the short guide below take into account that your driving speed may be a little slower than it usually takes for you to cover the same distance. Some of the following reasons your driving speed might be affected in Niue include:

  • The speed limit in Niue is 40km/h within villages and 60km/h elsewhere unless stated otherwise
  • The paved roads around the island have many potholes
  • There are other hazards on Niue’s roads to slow down for, such as chickens and dogs walking on the road

For more driving tips, see 10 Safety Tips for Driving in Niue. Plus, see a complete guide on How to Drive in Niue.

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The Driving Times from Hanan Airport to Niue’s Villages

Niue has 14 villages including Alofi. Each village has its own charms, whether it’s an amazing sea track to discover, a quaint church or a rainforest tour run by locals. Some villages also have accommodation for visitors. Compare each village in Niue in Understanding the Niue Villages.

Hanan Airport to West Coast Villages: (Kilometres / Miles / Minutes)

Alofi – 3.5km / 2.2m / 7min
Makefu
– 9.5km / 5.9m / 13min
Tuapa – 11.2km / 7m / 16min
Namukulu – 12.3km / 7.6m / 16min
Hikutavake – 15.1km / 9.4m / 21min
Toi – 17.3km / 10.7m / 23min
Tamakautoga – 5.8km / 3.6m / 9min
Avatele – 6.9km / 4.3m / 9min

Hanan Airport to East Coast Villages:

Mutalau – 20.6km / 12.8m / 29min
Lakepa (via Alofi and the cross-island road) – 17.7km / 11m / 23min
Liku (via Alofi and the cross-island road) – 18.1km / 11.2m / 24min
Vaiea (via Avatele) – 10.5km / 6.5m / 15min
Hakupu (via Avatele) – 15km / 9.3m / 21min

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The Driving Times from Hanan Airport to Niue’s Accommodations

Potentially the only likely trip you will be taking to and from Hanan Airport is to and from your chosen accommodation in Niue. Find out how long it’s going to take to get to your accommodation after you arrive in Niue with these estimated timings for getting to Niue’s accommodations.

Accommodations in Alofi

Airport accommodation (Kumar Enterprise / Guest House and Petite Hatava) – 1.2km / 0.7m / 3min
Alofi town centre
 (Heleni Jessop’s Fatahega, Stone Villas, Taloa Heights, Kololi’s Motel and Lilinya’s Guest House) – 3.5km / 2.2m / 7min
Alofi North (Anakule and Yolos Accommodation Alofi) – 4.9km / 3m / 7min

Accommodations Around Niue

Tamakautoga stays (Scenic Matavai Resort, Lanutahi Fales and NIC’s Bungalows)5.8km / 3.6m / 9min
Avatele
stays (Breeze, Lau’s Getaway, Damiana’s Motel, Aleki’s Guesthouse and Yolos Accommodation Avatele) – 6.9km / 4.3m / 9min
Hakupu stays (Lalopine Rockhouse) – 15km / 9.3m / 21min
Lakepa stays (Taoke Fales and Lialagi Units) – 17.7km / 11m / 23min
Makefu stays (Turtle Lodge, Anaiki Motel and Lolani’s Retreat) – 9.5km / 5.9m / 13min
Namukulu stays (Namukulu Cottages, Clifftop Fale and Kaliki Lodge) – 12.3km / 7.6m / 16min
Hikutavake stays (Matapa Guest House) – 15.1km / 9.4m / 21min

Compare accommodations by browsing our Niue Accommodation Section.

Author

Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Niue. She knows the island inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Niue’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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