Honiara Airport

The Honiara International Airport (HIR) is the most important transit hub in the Solomon Islands, as this airport is the only international flight travel facility in the country. Situated on Guadalcanal Island, and close to the capital of the nation, Honiara.

Built during World War II, this airport is pretty compact, with two small terminals divided by domestic and international operations. If you are making flight connections, you only need to walk 500m to traverse between the terminals.

Travellers will be able to pick from over 20 non-stop routes to destinations all over the Solomon Islands, as well as to cities in Fiji, Nauru, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.

Unfortunately, amenities are extremely thin on the ground, and if you want to access ATMs, the internet, and something to eat, then you will need to do so whilst you are in your departure airport, or when you arrive at your destination. You can however access a duty-free shop, a souvenir outlet, an executive lounge, an information desk, and travel agency services.

From Australia you can fly to Honaira on a direct flight if you are departing from Brisbane (BNE), if not, you will likely have to transfer at this airport. There are only a few airlines that fly into Honiara, these are Solomon Airlines, Hahn Air Systems, Our Airline 2, and Virgin Australia.

Travel Information

·         You’ll be pleased to know that there is car hire available from this airport, which you can arrange when you land, or in advance with our online car hire search tool. The airport is situated roughly 10km away from Honiara, and should take you about 20-25 minutes to drive.  Just hop on the Kukum Highway, and you will be directed right into the central part of town.

·         If you want to book a private transfer, it is advised you do so before you arrive so that you can be sure of door-to-door transport. It might be worth checking with your hotel to see if they offer transportation options to their guests.

·         Taxis are the most common way to get around the island, though be aware these are often unmetered, so you will need to agree a price with the driver beforehand.


Please note that information is correct as of April 2017

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 Airport Contact Details

Honiara Airport

PO Box G8,
Min of Transport,
Comm & Aviation,

Tel:+677 (0) 36720

 Location Details

Longitude:160° 2' 44'' E
Latitude:9° 25' 31'' S

 Airport Location

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