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The Honiara-Brisbane route is well serviced by Solomon Airlines and Virgin Australia. Air Niugini operates a twice a week service between Port Moresby,Honiara and Vanuatu.

Solomon Airlines also provides connections to Vanuatu.

Henderson Airfield is approximately 10 km from the centre of Honiara and a taxi will cost about S$100-120 (A$15-17).

Ground transport

Most corporate and government institutions are located in the central business district of Honiara and many can be reached on foot. The industrial area of Ranadi (pronounced Ran-andi) is fifteen minutes towards Henderson Airfield and Chinatown is roughly halfway between the two areas.

Taxis are cheap (although generally shabby) and can be hired by the hour for travel within Honiara. You should negotiate your fare before you leave, including for trips outside Honiara.

Rental cars are also available at the airport and in town.


Tipping is not part of the Melanesian culture and neither encouraged nor expected.