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By Bus

Local buses for Apia and vicinity, and long-distance buses for points all around Upolu, leave from the bus stations adjacent to the two Apia markets: the Savalalo Flea Market on the waterfront and the Fugalei Food Market three blocks inland.

The bus station at the Flea Market has separate areas marked Falelatai, Falealili, and Aleipata, but in practice these divisions are not followed. The Aleipata buses park at the west end of the Flea Market bus stand.

The buses often make a loop between the two markets every 10 minutes or so until they're full. There are no set schedules, but you can find a bus to almost anywhere if you're there by 1000 Monday to Saturday.

There are buses to:

  • Robert Louis Stevenson Museum (marked Avele or Vaoala)
  • Papase'ea Sliding Rocks (Seesee, Siusega, or Tafaigata)
  • University of the South Pacific (Alafua)
  • main wharf (Matautu-tai)
  • Royal Samoa Country Club (Fagali'i-uta or Vaivase)
  • National Hospital (Moto'otua)
  • Piula Cave Pool (Falefa, Falevao, or Lufilufi)
  • O Le Pupu-Pu'e National Park (Salani, Sapunaoa, or Vaovai)
  • Faleolo Airport and the Savai'i ferry wharf (Falelatai, Manono, Mulifanua, Samatau, or Pasi Ole Va'a)
  • Manono Island (Falelatai, Manono, or Samatau)
village bus
a village bus passing Apia's Catholic cathedral

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