Small island on horizon, Tetepare, Solomon Islands

Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Honiara (HIR)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or PayID. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Fares displayed are the lowest available and may not apply on direct flights. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.

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Visiting from Melbourne to Honiara

When to visit

The Solomon Islands is hot and humid all year round, with an average temperature of 27°C. There are two distinct seasons, a wet season from November to April and a dry season from May to October. The drier months are generally the most comfortable times to visit, with less rain and humidity.  

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Honiara International Airport (HIR).Opens in a new tab or window Is the main airport of the Solomon Islands. It’s located 8km from the capital, Honiara. 

Arriving in Solomon Islands

The staff at Solomon Islands Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Honiara from Solomon Islands Airport

Getting into Honiara from the airport is easy with a few transport options and to the rest of the Solomon Islands. Honiara Airport is just 12km east of the vibrant capital city and making your way around the main island is easy. From the airport it’s easy to hire a car to explore the island as the roads are easy to navigate and you can sightsee as you go. Local taxis and minibuses are located directly outside the airport to take you where you need to go. Check ahead if your hotel offers a private transfer from the airport to your accommodation, and if so, book ahead and be greeted with your name on the sign and a smile. 

Getting around Solomon Islands

Thanks to the transport options on the Solomon Islands, getting around is a breeze. Car hire is available to explore the island at your own pace. The roads are easy to navigate and it's a great way to sightsee. You can collect your hire car from the airport and drive on the left-hand side of the road. Local taxis and minibuses offer frequent and friendly transport services to get you to where you need to go. Taxis are a reliable and a convenient method of transport, they may not have a meter, so it’s best to agree on a fare before you set off. If you are heading to the islands from Honiara, there are regular passenger boats to take you there. 

Departure information

Fly from Melbourne

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called? 

Melbourne Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

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 Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

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Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

Important Information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.