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Travel to Solomon Islands

Flying to Solomon Islands

The national airline is Solomon Airlines (www.flysolomons.com), which flies direct from Honiara to Sydney and Brisbane. Fiji Airways (www.fijiairways.com) flies from Nadi. If flying from Europe or North America, the most common route is via Australia.

Airport Guides

Honiara International Airport

Code

HIR

Location

The airport on Guadalcanal Island is 13km (8 miles) east of Honiara (journey time - 20 minutes).

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Flight times

From London - 30 hours (including stopovers); New York - 27 hours (including stopovers); Brisbane - 3 hours.

Departure tax

SI$40.

Travelling to Solomon Islands by Rail

Driving to Solomon Islands

Getting to Solomon Islands by boat

Main ports: Honiara (Guadalcanal Island), Yandina (Russell Islands) and Noro (New Georgia). Cargo lines sometimes offer a limited number of passenger places. It may also be possible to sail with a yacht from Australia or New Zealand as part of the crew.