Majuro Marshall Islands Travel Guide

Majuro is the capital and largest city of the Marshall Islands. It is also a large coral atoll of 64 islands in the Pacific Ocean. Except Laura Beach, you may explore the whole island on foot. Rental cars cost $US 60 per day. None of the large commercial rental agencies operate on the island. Finding an affordable accommodation for your Majuro holiday won’t be a challenge. Take a 45-minute boat drive to Eneko Island from Uliga. There are small cottages equipped with amenities you need. Visitors also enjoy camping here. Discover cheap air tickets to Majuro to give yourself a break from the daily hustle and bustle of life.

Where is Majuro Located Geographically?

It forms a legislative district of the Ratak (Sunrise) Chain of the Marshall Islands. The atoll has a land area of 9.7 square kilometres (3.7 sq mi) and encloses a lagoon of 295 square kilometres (114 sq mi). As with other atolls in the Marshall Islands, Majuro consists of narrow land masses.

Airport in Majuro

  • Marshall Islands International Airport

Marshall Islands International Airport (IATA: MAJ, FAA LID: MAJ), also known as Amata Kabua International Airport, is located in the western part of Rairok on the south side of Majuro Atoll, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

The airport was built during World War II (1943) on Anenelibw and Lokojbar islets. It replaced Majuro Airfield, a coral-surfaced airstrip at Delap Island near the eastern end of Majuro Atoll that had been originally constructed by Japanese occupation forces in 1942.

A series of single floor structures (small hangars) make up the airport terminal. No physical structures existed at the airport prior to the 1970s. The current terminal structure and modern runway/apron were built in 1971. Passengers from flights arriving at the airport use stairs to exit aircraft and walk to the terminal.

Nonstop Flights to Majuro from US Cities

From San Francisco, you may find nonstop flights to Majuro. From the rest of the US cities, it’s difficult to find direct flights to Majuro.

Connecting Flights to Majuro from US Cities

Only connecting flights with one, two or three stops are available to this popular honeymoon destination. The below flight routes may help you to plan your Majuro vacation.

Destination + Airport Code Airlines No. of stops | Layover Airports
From San Francisco (SFO) to Majuro (MAJ) United Airlines 1 or 3 stops
Honolulu – HNL
Kahului, HI, United States – OGG
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands – KWA
Pohnpei, Micronesia – PNI
From New York (JFK) to Majuro (MAJ) United Airlines 2 or 5 stops
Los Angeles – LAX
Honolulu – HNL
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands – KWA
Pohnpei, Micronesia – PNI
From Denver (DEN) to Majuro (MAJ) United Airlines 2 or 5 stops
Los Angeles – LAX
Honolulu – HNL
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands – KWA
Pohnpei, Micronesia – PNI
From Chicago (ORD) to Majuro (MAJ) United Airlines 2 or 5 stops
Kahului, HI, United States – OGG
Honolulu – HNL
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands – KWA
Truk, Micronesia – TKK
From Honolulu (HNL) to Majuro (MAJ) United Airlines Nonstop, 1 to 6 stops
Kahului, HI, United States – OGG
Honolulu – HNL
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands – KWA
Truk, Micronesia – TKK
Pohnpei, Micronesia
PNI
Kosrae, Micronesia – KSA

How Long is the Flight to Majuro?

If this is your maiden holiday to Majuro, this question might be resonating your mind. The table below lists flight distance and flight time from US cities or airports.

Flight Route Flight Distance Flight Time
From San Francisco to MAJ 4,632 miles/7455 km 9 hours 46 minutes
From New York to MAJ 7,162 miles/11527 km 14 hours 49 minutes
From Chicago to Majuro 6,463 miles/10400 km 13 hours 26 minutes
From Miami to Majuro 7,148 miles/11503 km 14 hours 48 minutes
From Honolulu to Majuro 2,283 miles/3675 km 5 5 hours 4 minutes

Before booking your air tickets to Majuro, it’s important you take into account the time difference between your city and the destination city.

Best Times to Visit Majuro                                                    

Dry season, starting from January and ending with March, is the best time to visit Majuro. This is the time when you can explore the island to the fullest. The wet season is pretty long. It starts from March and continues through January. Majuro witnesses a drop in the number of visitors. Expect some great Majuro flight deals on your way. If you are looking for last minute flights to Majuro, take help of your weather forecast to plan your holiday.

Top Attractions in Majuro

  • Uliga

Nestled in the east of Majuro Atoll, Uliga is an island district in the Marshall Islands. Along with Delap and Djarrit, it forms à town known as “Delap-Uliga-Djarrit”. The terrain is about 2 metres above sea level.

  • Djarrit

Djarrit is largely residential and is the home of Rita Elementary School and Marshall Islands High School, the largest public primary and secondary schools in the Marshall Islands. A road connects Djarrit with Laura at the western end of the atoll. It passes through the Marshall Islands International Airport. The name Rita was bestowed by American GIs in honor of film star Rita Hayworth.

  • Arno Atoll

Arno Atoll is a coral atoll of 133 islands in the Pacific Ocean, and forms a legislative district of the Ratak Chain of the Marshall Islands. Its total land area is only 5 square miles. Unlike most other atolls, Arno encloses three different lagoons, a large central one, and two smaller ones in the north and east.

  • The Cathedral of the Assumption

Situated in the city center, the Cathedral of the Assumption is a Catholic cathedral in Majuro. It is the seat of the Apostolic Prefecture of the Marshall Islands, which covers the entire country, as well as Wake Atoll. Guess the name of the current apostolic prefect?

How to Book Cheap Flights to Majuro

  • The cheapest day of departure and arrival

The world wants to relax and unwind in the pleasant environment of Majuro and weekends give them the opportunity. If you are flexible regarding your flight days, it would be wise to depart and arrive on a mid-weekday from Tuesday through Thursday.

  • The cheapest months to holiday in Majuro

May to October, as discussed above, is the peak season. Either make your travel plan ahead of this time slot or delay it a bit. The months from November to April are the cheapest to fly to Majuro. Airlines open their reservation window 331 days before their scheduled departure.

  • The cheapest time of the day to leave for Majuro

Think of the time slots that are less preferred. Obviously, the early morning and late-night are those two slots when people would be less likely to make their travel plan. This makes redeye flights a cheaper option than the rest of the flights. Talk to our travel experts to know about the best redeye flight to Majuro.