Most visitors arrive in the Solomons by air. All flights arrive at Henderson International Airport, 11km east of Honiara.
Access is easy from Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu with direct flights. Coming from anywhere else, the easiest option is to travel to Brisbane, Sydney, Nadi, Vila or Port Moresby and connect with flights to Honiara.
The Solomons is a favourite spot for yachties who take refuge in the lagoons during cyclone season. Along with Honiara, Korovou (Shortland Islands), Gizo, Ringgi and Tulagi are official ports of entry where you can clear customs and immigration.
Solomon Airlines’ domestic wing offers scheduled flights to about 20 airstrips throughout the archipelago. Honiara is the main hub. From the capital there are frequent flights to the main tourist gateways, including Seghe, Munda and Gizo.
There are regular passenger boat services between Honiara and Auki (Malaita). There’s also a scheduled weekly service between Honiara and Gizo (via Marovo), but it’s more erratic.