Getting Around Maui

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    Airplane from Oahu to Maui, with Aloha Island Air.

    by Waalewiener Written Apr 3, 2003

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    Aloha Airlines provides a good service
    between Islands We took a flight from Oahu to Maui, short 35 minute flight with a great view at both Oahu and Maui.
    It was a comfortable flight in a good size Jet
    The Airport ticket location is H.N.L
    Honolulu International Airport.
    Hours 4.15 a.m - 7.00 pm.

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    Flying into the Maui

    by seamandrew Written Mar 31, 2003

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    Flying into Maui is based mostly out of Kahului Airport (OGG) in the town of Kahului. Airlines like United, American, Delta, Air Canada and several others operate daily flights to this location. There are two other airports (Kapalua and Hana) which are used mostly by small charter planes and the local Hawaiian airlines. I recommend Kahului because the car rental locations are just a short shuttle trip away. I don't know of any direct flights from the east coast but there are direct flights to Kahului from cities like San Fransisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Denver, and Houston. Remember to book early for the best deals! Always fly the friendly skies!

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    Rental Cars

    by seamandrew Written Mar 31, 2003

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    Your requirements for a car will be based solely on what is on your agenda during your trip. If you plan on staying by the resorts and not visiting any of the sites on the east side of the island, or in the northwest part, then I highly recommend getting a car with a convertible top. The weather in Maui is delightful and the "soft" top is a big plus!

    If your trip will include locations like the Pools of 'Ohe'o or the area up by the blowhole then I strongly recommend you get a 4 x 4 vehicle.

    To have the best of both worlds, try what Elisabeth and I did. We followed a recommendation we received prior to our trip and now we pass it along to you. Ask for a Jeep Wrangler with convertible top. It was awesome. Not only did we have the versatility and dependability of 4 x 4 drive in those precarious situations, but we also got to enjoy the great Maui weather. It is a bit tedious to bring the top down and back up again, but well worth the hassle.

    We rented with Hertz. We got a great deal too. I recommend reserving a mid-size car and when you arrive at the counter, ask for an upgrade there. They usually offer you a cheaper rate for the car upgrade. We paid about $360 for 5 days for the Jeep Wrangler. The guy before us (who incidentally left his receipt in the glove compartment of the vehicle) paid $720 for 5 days. I'm telling you this pays off!

    Have fun and try not to let the very low speed limit make you go crazy. Just remember you're on the island to relax and you have all day to do just that!

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    No Bus to Paradise

    by methos_6 Written Dec 2, 2002

    Yes, that's right campers, to properly see Maui you need a rental car. I would suggest renting a jeep and putting the top down or a convertible, b/c the last thing you want is a roof over your head when all that beautiful scenery and sunshine go passing by!

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  • Driving is no problem!

    by firsttime Updated Nov 5, 2002

    We rented a convertible. Not a great deal of room for luggage but it sure is nice driving around. It was great on the day trip to Hana. Almost all roads are one lane each way. Most locals drive fast but won't cut you off or honk. Gas is a little higher than home. Don't run too low as there are not stations everywhere. No problem getting around. Only a few main roads clearly marked. The road to Hana was no problem as long as your not in a hurry.

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    Of course you have to fly. We...

    by BrendaLehr Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Of course you have to fly. We flew Aloha Air and it was a fine flight.
    When your there car rental is best and many of the hotels have shuttles to take you to the airport and other activities. One of our party rented a Harley and had an enjoyable time touring on it for the day.

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    Polynesian Adventure Tours

    by LoriPori Written Mar 10, 2005

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    We were picked up at the airport by the POLYNESIAN ADVENTURE TOURS bus. We were taken to a spot where our guide for the day "Merle the Pearl" was waiting for us.

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    Flying into Kahului Airport (Maui)

    by BLewJay Written Apr 21, 2003

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    The airport is located on the northern edge of the land bridge between Haleakala and the West Maui Mountain Range on the island of Maui.

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    Nice comfortable flight with Aloha Airlines.

    by Waalewiener Updated Apr 3, 2003

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    This picture taken through the window
    on flight from Oahu to Maui.
    Very nice very comfortable Flight.

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    Arriving by Cruise

    by seamandrew Written Mar 31, 2003

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    I do not have much information to offer about cruises to Maui. I do know that we saw two separate ships pull into Lahaina harbor. Try the various cruiseliner websites for more detail.

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  • May 1, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    My experience with Alamo on Maui was not so pleasant. The car was infested with ants and we had to take it back to the airport as they had closed all the offices on our side of the island. The car was so low to the ground that the bumper scraped on the parking curbs. When we returned the car for an antless model the attendant immediately picked up on the damage to the underside of the bumper and we got a bill for $800 for repairs. I wrote the company to complain and never heard back. Plenty of nasty-grams for collection tho. Finally paid them when they threatened to take us to a collection agency.

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