The cheapest times to fly from FAT to PPT are

  • January 8th to June 3rd (except the week of March 5th)
  • September 10th to September 30th (except the week of September 17th)
  • November 26th to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from FAT to PPT is mid January. Prices can be as high as $3842 for Friday flights during early November, or as low as $1051 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Tahiti

Flying from Fresno, CA (FAT) to Papeete (PPT) will usually cost between $1054 to $2004 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1068. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early November, with an average price of $2269. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1201 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1348 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FAT to PPT flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the FAT to PPT route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

FAT to PPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FAT to PPT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Fresno. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $334 (22%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1269. Return trip prices are from the PPT to FAT flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from FAT to PPT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 36 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking FAT to PPT

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from FAT to PPT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Francisco, CA (FAT > SFO > PPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1316
  • Average savings: $33 (2.41%)

See FAT to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from FAT to PPT? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Alaska, American, Delta, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tahiti Faa’a Airport to Fresno Yosemite International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4229 miles or 6806 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from FAT to PPT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FAT to PPT flight is about 8 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Fresno, CA and Papeete?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from FAT to PPT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FAT
Origination airport name Fresno Yosemite International Airport
City Fresno, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 36.8
Longitude -119.7

Return Airport

Destination code PPT
Destination airport name Tahiti Faa’a Airport
City Papeete
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -17.6
Longitude -149.6


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