Kauai Transportation

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Kauai Transportation

  • Rental Cars

    Kauai Transportation

    DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT use HERTZ when you come here. I am a 14 year GOLD CLUB member and have never been trated so badly anywhere as here. Shuttle Bus was inoperative when we arrived at 1730 hrs,reservation was not put up and the desk people were so rude I wanted to slap them. NOT a good image to portray!!!!

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  • Lihue Airport

    Kauai Transportation

    Although Lihue Airport (LIH) sees an occasional United Airlines long-haul flight from the mainland, most people arrive on the island via Honolulu on one of the more frequent short hops offered by either Hawaiian Airlines or Aloha Airlines. The oceanfront airport is on Ahukini Road, just 1.5 miles from Lihue, the capital of Kauai. There is also a...

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  • Road Safety

    Kauai Transportation

    There’s only one big road that connects all sides of the island (doing a semicircle actually as west side doesn’t have a road) which means in rush hours there is traffic, especially between Lihue and Kapa’a where local police gives one extra line depending where the big flow goes (in the morning they give priority to the those who go into Lihue for...

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  • Biplane

    Kauai Transportation

    The biplane tour takes you around the whole island for an hour. Super cool tour to take! The plane is a reproduction of an honest biplane, complete with dope-wings. You get to see it all from a biplane!

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  • Watch for the bridges!

    On the north shore, there are several bridges. They are only wide enough for a single vehicle. Therefore, they cannot accomodate 2-way traffic. Be courteous!

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  • HERTZ Rental car

    DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT use HERTZ when you come here.I am a 14 year GOLD CLUB member and have never been trated so badly anywhere as here.Shuttle Bus was inoperative when we arrived at 1730 hrs,reservation was not put up and the desk people were so rude I wanted to slap them.NOT a good image to portray!!!!

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  • Transportation Tips for people with...

    Van Rentals: Kauai Center for Independent Living (KCIL): 808-245-4034 Lift Equipped Van Rentals with (must take driver): 50/hour per person or $100 per person up to 4 hours or $180 per person full day up to 8 hours.Public Transportation: It costs $1.00 to ride The Kauai Bus from point to point. All buses are lift equipped on Kauai. Paratransit is...

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  • Gas is expensive in Hawaii - here's the...

    If you need to gas up your rental vehicle in Kaua'i, the Shell gas station on the right side of Highway 56 traveling north from Lihue in Wailua almost always has the best prices. As of August, 2006, prices were holding steady at $3.50/gallon. Yikes!!! Refer to the website below for a great daily chart of best gas prices on the island.

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  • Lihue Airport

    Although Lihue Airport (LIH) sees an occasional United Airlines long-haul flight from the mainland, most people arrive on the island via Honolulu on one of the more frequent short hops offered by either Hawaiian Airlines or Aloha Airlines. The oceanfront airport is on Ahukini Road, just 1.5 miles from Lihue, the capital of Kauai. There is also a...

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  • Rental Car A Must!

    If you want to get the most out of your trip, you should rent transportation to get around the island. Depending on what you want to see, depends on what kind of transportation you should get. We have rented sedans, convertables, and 4wd's. Converatbles are wonderful for riding around the island, but if you would like to get off the beaten path, I...

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  • How to move around

    There’s only one big road that connects all sides of the island (doing a semicircle actually as west side doesn’t have a road) which means in rush hours there is traffic, especially between Lihue and Kapa’a where local police gives one extra line depending where the big flow goes (in the morning they give priority to the those who go into Lihue for...

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  • flights and airport

    Most of the big planes fly first to Honolulu and then you get an internal flight to Kauai. The flight to the Lihue Airport (LIH) doesn’t last more than 25’ and you can choose between Hawaiian, Aloha and Go! Airlines. It was nice to see airplanes with guitars on the wings (pic 1) and the air-hostess dressed in shorts and sandals :) Check out the...

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  • Lihue Airport

    Lihue Airport is a small, semi-open air airport and the major point of entry for the island of Kauai. There are a small number of flights directly between Lihue and the mainland but a majority of visitors will have to change planes in Honolulu to get to Kauai. If you are flying to or from another Hawaiian Island you will need to change planes in...

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  • Rent A Car

    Unless you’re visiting the island on a cruise or an organized tour you are going to need to rent a car to get around. Kauai easy to navigate and small enough that with a car you will be able to easily see the entire island. I would recommend making a reservation for a car prior to arriving. If you make a reservation directly through one of the...

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  • Get the Jeep!

    Renting a car is an absolute must when visiting Kauai. There are taxis, but rumor is the prices are out of the roof, like many other things in Kauai. The ultimate tourist car is a Jeep -- when you are coming from a cold climate like Chicago, it was liberating to drive around with the top down, the wind blowing in your hair. The 4WD came in handy...

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  • Expensive Car Rentals

    There is a bus system on the Island of Kauai, but it wasn't until probably the second day before I even saw one on the road. These bus' are not the usual, more like a cube van than your regular transit bus. If you really want to explore the hidden area's on your own time, I'd go with the car rental rather than transit. I never did see one of these...

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  • Fly here

    We took an inter-island flight to Kauai from Oahu. It took us about 20 minutes to get here so it was a quick flight. There is supposed to be a super ferry thats going to be available (if it isnt already) that will take you to the different islands also.

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  • Rent a car to get around

    The best way to get around the island is to rent a car. I dont think I even saw a bus or a taxi ever so rent a car so you have the freedom to do what you want.Renting a car though is not cheap. It is pretty expensive just like everything else on this island.We rented a jeep for four days and it was $362. This also included a car seat. Gas is pricey...

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  • Rental Car is a must

    If you come to Kauai with a plan of just staying at a resort by the beach and not planning on going around the island at all, you don't need to rent a car. Most resorts have a free shuttle service to and from the airport. But if you plan to see the whole island which I highly recommend, you need to rent a car. If you can and it fits your budget,...

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  • Rent a Car

    Renting a car is an absolute necessity!! You'll definitely want the freedom to be able to go explore the island. It's small, but there is quite a lot to see. We rented a Jeep, and swear it's the only way to go. We were able to see a lot of beautiful places off the main roads that other cars just couldn't have made it out to (plus its convertible!)....

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  • Rental Cars

    Although there is limited bus service available on Kauai, you will need a rental car to take best advantage of the multitude of sightseeing opportunities. We put almost 500 miles on our car in six days, and still didn't have time to explore every road that beckoned us. Kauai has a population of less than 60,000 people, and draws an average of about...

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  • OUR ONE-LANE BRIDGES & other...

    PLEASE: Understand the "rules" of the road on Kauai before getting behind the wheel. #1) On the one-lane bridges: FIrst come, first serve - and usually the proper thing is to allow 4-5 cars cross and if you are #6 and see others on the other side waiting to cross and a pile of cars behind you: STOP and wait your turn to cross once you see the...

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  • If you are questioning Renting A Car--I...

    If you are trying to decide on renting a car and can swing it within your budget..I say yes, do it!We rented a convertible Mustang and drove all around the island, to different restaurants and many, many water falls. It gives you the convienance to travel as you please and check out the island from end to end. You can also stop and see the many...

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  • Flights to Kauai

    The major airlines will fly you to Honolulu. Aloha or Hawaiian have frequent flights to Lihue. It is not quite 30 minutes flight from HNL. Once there it is best to rent a car. All the major rental companies are at the airport. You can rent a car for about $30-40 a day. Look for internet deals.

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  • Drive

    Nearly every visitor to Kauai drives around in a rental car. The roads are good shape and it is easy to find your way around.The best way to make sure that there is a car available when you arrive is to book ahead.There are not enough autos to go around, especially at high season.

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  • You really need a car

    You really need to rent a car on Kauai. Any kind of car will do - the cheapest little subcompact will handle almost all of the roads. There is very little public transportation, and there is so much to see and do on Kauai that you are cheating yourself if you do not get a car.

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  • Upgrade!

    Our Kauai package included a rental car, the cheapest available, what in US is called a "compact car". Before we left a friend advised us to upgrade to a convertible if possible, because in his words "Hawai has the perfect weather for a convertible". The upgrade was $10/day and since Cris had just got his Christmas bonus we went for it. It was...

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  • Biplane around the island!

    The biplane tour takes you around the whole island for an hour. Super cool tour to take! The plane is a reproduction of an honest biplane, complete with dope-wings. You get to see it all from a biplane!

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  • Rent a car

    There is so much to see on Kauai in terms of natural beauty that it is truly worth renting a car and exploring on your own. It is impossible to get lost on Kauai.

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  • Getting There

    Airport to Kalalau trail is about 40 miles.Bus system on Kauai is NOT friendly or accomodation to backpackers.Anything larger than a grocery bag, they won't let you on bus to Hanalei.Cabs cost between $60-80.Legal to hitch hike on Kauai.Caution.1.Car rental is last resort.I would not advise anyone to park their car at the end of the road where the...

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