By Boat

Fibreglass open boats (banana boats) continuously cross Buka passage, connecting Buka and Bougainville islands. Banana boats are also easily hired for day or half-day trips to our beautiful offshore islands. 

By Road

Public motor vehicles (PMVs) travel the road on a daily basis all over Bougainville, making getting from place to place relatively easy and cheap. Outside our main centres, PMVs are usually 4WD Toyota Land Cruisers, to deal with our sometimes bumpy roads.

Vehicle hire is also an option for getting around. Many companies also offer a driver, which might be a good idea for our more remote areas. Many accommodation providers also offer vehicle hire. 


Transport Providers


EssJay Hire Cars

Area of Operation:  All of Bougainville

Contact:  + 675 73773310 or

 Jodash Hire Cars

Area of operation:  All of Bougainville

Contact: + 675 73156088 or

DelKo Hire Cars

Area of operating: All of Bougainville

Contact: + 675 72084261 or