The cheapest times to fly from MEM to PPT are

  • January 15th to June 3rd (except the weeks of March 5th, March 19th, and May 21st)
  • September 3rd to September 30th (except the week of September 17th)
  • November 12th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)

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 MEM to PPT is mid January. Prices can be as high as $3446 for Sunday flights during early November, or as low as $1191 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Tahiti

Flying from Memphis, TN (MEM) to Papeete (PPT) will usually cost between $1218 to $2520 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 $1361. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early November, with an average price of $2469. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1108 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1561 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEM to PPT flight.

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

MEM to PPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEM to PPT flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Memphis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $449 (24%) 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 $1412. Return trip prices are from the PPT to MEM 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 MEM 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 10 hour 35 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MEM 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 MEM to PPT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (MEM > LAX > PPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1381
  • Average savings: $180 (11.5%)

See MEM to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (MEM > SFO > PPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1399
  • Average savings: $162 (10.38%)

See MEM to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, American, Delta, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5333 miles or 8583 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEM to PPT flight is about 10 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Memphis, TN and Papeete?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from MEM to PPT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEM
Origination airport name Memphis International Airport
City Memphis, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 35
Longitude -90

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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