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Discover Your Route to Paradise: Direct Flight from Brisbane to Palau and Other Travel Options

Palau is part of the Micronesian Island chain and is beautifully located just 7° north of the Equator in the western Pacific Ocean. This gives Palau some of the most favorable tropical weather on earth with moderate temperatures and soft ocean breezes all year round.

If you're planning a trip to Palau, you might be wondering how to get here. In this blog post, we'll cover all the different ways to get to Palau, Micronesia.

Getting here!

( ROR )
United Airlines - Every day except Sunday
China Airlines - Every  Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 
(By July 15  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday) 
Palau Paradise Express - Every Tuesday
Nauru Airlines - Every Friday 
Other Chartered Flights
Cambodia Airways, Sky Angkor, Lanmei 
(visit for flight schedule)

By Air

Getting to Palau by Air
The most common way to get to Palau is by air. Palau International Airport, located in Airai, serves as the primary gateway to this beautiful archipelago. The airport is serviced by several major airlines, including United Airlines, China Airlines, Palau Paradise Express, and Nauru Airlines.

Direct Flights to Palau
Whether you're in Europe, America, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, or Manila, direct flights to Palau are available, making your journey easier. Direct flights are particularly convenient from Taipei, Manila, and Guam. For travelers from the U.S., you can fly from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Guam, and then on to Palau. Alternatively, United Airlines offers connections via Narita, Japan, then on to Guam, before reaching Palau.

Palau Paradise Express from Brisbane
The Palau Paradise Express (Nauru Airlines) has already commenced, offering a direct flight from Brisbane to Palau within 6 hours. Starting on 21 May 2024, Nauru Airlines began direct flights between Brisbane and Palau, introducing a new non-stop route to this hidden gem in the western Pacific Ocean. These flights, operated by Nauru Airlines’ 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft, depart Brisbane on Tuesdays at 11:30 PM, arriving at Palau International Airport on the main island of Babeldaob at 4:30 AM. Return flights depart Palau on Wednesdays at 10:30 PM, arriving in Brisbane at 5:30 AM.

Visa Requirements for Palau
When planning your trip to Palau, it is crucial to check the visa requirements. Many nationalities can enter Palau visa-free for up to 90 days, but some countries may require a visa in advance. Ensure you verify the visa requirements for your specific nationality before booking your flight.

Palau Entry Form
All passengers must submit the Palau Entry Form at most 72 hours before departure at Completing this form will generate a QR code, which must be presented on a mobile device or printed copy during check-in and upon arrival in Palau.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey to Palau, one of the world's most enchanting travel destinations.

By Sea

Another way to get to Palau is by sea. Palau has a small port in Koror that is used by cruise ships and cargo vessels. If you're interested in taking a cruise to Palau, there are several options available. However, keep in mind that cruises to Palau are not as common as those to other destinations in the Pacific, so you may need to do some research to find a suitable cruise.

Getting Around Palau

Once you arrive in Palau, you'll need to figure out how to get around. There are several options available, including taxis, rental cars, and sometimes bicycles.

Taxis are available at the airport and throughout Koror. However, if you're planning to explore the island at your own pace, renting a car may be a better option. Rental cars are available at the airport and in Koror. Keep in mind that you'll need an international driver's license to rent a car in Palau. 

Getting to Palau Micronesia is relatively easy now, thanks to its international airport and the availability of flights from major Asian cities. If you're interested in taking a cruise to Palau, there are several options available as well. Once you arrive in Palau, you'll need to figure out how to get around. Taxis, rental cars, and sometimes bicycles are all viable options. With its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and diverse marine life, Palau is a destination that should be on everyone’s travel list.
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