Getting there & away
Most shipping companies have offices near Honiara’s main wharf. Getting around by freighter is a slow process.
The most reliable service is offered by the two passengers boats MV Pelican Express (28104; Komi Fera Bldg, Point Cruz; 8am-noon & 1-4pm Mon-Fri, to noon Sat) and MV Solomon Express (28064; Komi Fera Bldg, Point Cruz; 8am-noon & 1-5pm Mon-Fri). Both run once a week between Honiara and Malaita (Auki, S$160), and between Honiara and Western Province (Mbunikalo, S$240; Seghe, S$300; Noro, S$340; Gizo, S$380). Tickets can be bought on board.
International flights land at Honiara’s Henderson Airport, and all domestic routes begin and end in Honiara. Guadalcanal Travel Services is an agent for Solomon Airlines, Our Airline, Air Niugini and Air Pacific. Solomon Airlines (20031; www.solomonairlines.com.au; Mendana Ave; 8am-4pm Mon-Fri, 8.30-11.30am Sat) main office is in the centre of town.