Maui Transportation

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Maui Transportation

  • Hitch Hike

    Hitch hiking used to be illegal in Maui, but it was legalized a few years ago, and now it is a great way to see the island. When we were traveling the Road To Hana, we saw a couple of students hitch hiking. We even picked one of them up. Most people who stop for them are other tourists, so it's a really good way to meet people.I wouldn't recommend...

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  • Rent a jeep or convertible

    The best way to explore the many beautiful parts of the island of Maui is by car. I would recommend that you arrange for your rental from home to secure better rates and the type of car you desire. Ferni and I secured our Jeep, convertible and regular car from home and we got the best rates available from Thrifty. We usually rent with them and find...

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  • Hawaiian Airlines to Kuhului Airport

    Ferni and I have always choosen to fly Hawaiian Airlines every time we have flown to Maui if we stop in Oahu first due to their excellent fares and wide range of flight schedules. Depending on which island you travel from you will find fares as low as $29 each way. We've always experience excellent service and the flights have always been on time....

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  • Arrival Via Cruise Ship

    My wife and I arrived in Maui in 2013 on the Celebrity Century. We were on a fifteen night cruise of Hawaii for my 40th birthday. I found this to be a fun and different way to vist Hawaii and was glad I did. Maui is a tender port so we were loaded onto smaller boats to taxi us to the pier in Lahaina.

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  • Alamo Car Rental - good co. and good car

    We rented a car with Alamo and we were pleased with their service and our car. Upon arrival at Kalahui Airport we walked over to the Alamo area. They directed us to wait for their bus to pick us up and take us to the car rental area. We had to wait about 10 mins. for the bus and we quickly filled the bus and others had to wait for the next bus....

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  • Rent A Car on Maui

    GETTING AROUND MAUI:You will need to rent a car on this island. Public transportation is not readily available here and you'll need a car to get to and from all the sights.You do not need a convertible or Jeep. A standard rental car will do just fine. Actually, I think that renting a fancy car on Maui just marks you as a tourist and makes your...

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  • Maui Hawaii's Kahului Airport

    Kahului Airport is located on the northern edge of the land bridge between Haleakala and the West Maui Mountain Range on the island of Maui. The airport is located three miles east of the town of Kahului.This is a very nice and well kept facility. You will have little to no trouble finding your way from the terminal to baggage claim. There is a...

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  • Maui Cruisers great deal

    We rented a car from this company and were totally happy with car and the service!It was exactly what we wanted, an older car that apparently had been lovingly maintainedand put us right under the radar and kept us looking local!We took "Susie" as we named her to Hana , Haleakala , Makena Big Beach and all over Maui,putting almost 300 miles on her...

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  • Maui Car Rental

    Don't forget to give Priceline.com a try. I always first find the best deal I can on a car rental and make the reservation and then try to beat the price with Priceline. If I get my reservation on Priceline I can then go back and cancel my car reservation.There is a great website out there called http://biddingfortravel.yuku.com where people post...

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  • Maui with NO car ? At Christmas time ?...

    Just got back from a week on Maui. Our Christmas present to each other. Problem was we screwed up our car rental reservation, so NO car. At the busiest time of the year no less. How did that work out ? Well here's what we did and what our transportation costs added up to. We stayed at the Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei. The speedy shuttle from the...

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  • Rental car

    This is an entry more for myself as sometimes people ask me and I do not remember: We rented a mid size car with Dollar one week was 97.95 plus 38$ (!) per day insurance. Including tax and everything it was finally 420$ for a week. Additional driver would have been 10$ more a day. Car was in perfect condition however. Rental car is highly...

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  • Rent a Car

    Most visitors to Maui will arrive at Kahului Airport (OGG) in north most portion of Central Maui. However, the majority of the resorts and hotels are located at western Maui. It is beneficial to rent a car right at the airport. A car is typically the best way to get to your lodging, as it is about an hours drive from the airport to the west coast...

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  • Sorry but you have got to rent a car to...

    We got our car rental in a package with the plane. Used Dollar rental. very friendl and the car (Dodge 4-door) was enough for two people. Otherwise you are stuck and can't see the island without doing bus tours. Which might suit some people. Gas is expensive to Americans but not unreasonable seeing as the island is quite small.

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  • Renting a car

    Having a car on Maui is almost a necessity, I suppose if you stay in a resort and spend a lot of time there and do organized day trips that you do not have to have one but otherwise it's essential.I didn't do the research on renting the car, we ended up renting a Toyota Corolla which got great gas mileage for $288 for 8 days from Dollar, rented at...

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  • Shuttle to the airport

    Although we rented a car for our stay on Maui, my flight left 12 hours earlier than everyone else's so I decided to get a shuttle to return to the airport, I'm sure much to the relief of all the other three who were sound asleep when I left at 5:20 am. I chose Speedishuttle which was $49.13 for a one way ride from Kaanapali, there's a slight...

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  • Buses on Maui

    Unfortunately the public transportation on Maui it's not the best I've seen and there's only bus as a vehicle to road around. Every bus goes to Kahului (the biggest city on the island) and to go from one place to the other one it can take you more than 3 hours because you'll have to go to Kahului first and then go to your place.For example, If you...

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  • Get a Jeep 4x4

    Rent a 4x4, and you won't be disappointed. On the way to Hana and also around the southern tip of the island, it is a little rough. We were able to drive all the way around the southern tip, where the road is inaccessible by sedans. Although we saw some people still driving it through. I feel really bad for the car rental agency. They were going...

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  • Use Maps in "Maui Driver's Guide"

    At the airport or around town grab the "Maui Drive Guide - MAUI MAPS" as there are great maps in here as well as a detailed description of the entire Island with things to see and do. There are so many magazines to choose from and it can get overwhelming so just pick this one up as it has it all.

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  • Rent a Wreck - Literally

    I cracked up when I saw this car lot. I thought it was a joke as it was full of beater vehicles for rent. My husband told me Maui is famous for renting wrecks! Anyways check it out if you want a really cheap ride! The lot we saw was near Kahului Harbor and was called Rainbow Rent-a-Car. Their website shows only nice cars and claims to have the...

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  • You MUST rent a car!

    To explore all that Maui has to offer in the way of natural beauty, you must have a car. All of the big names in rental cars are available here and anyone of them is as convenient as the next. So shop around and see who is cheapest.For this trip we found a great deal on a fullsize Grand Prix GT from Hertz. Our car parked in front of our cottage...

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  • Rent a Jeep!!

    I rented a Jeep when I was in Maui from a good local "rent-a-wreck" type company. Very economical and I wouldn't have wanted any other vehicle. My Jeep had only a partial soft-shell top which was great to experience the sun, wonderful smells, and full-view of Maui while driving around. I highly recommend renting a Jeep. Watching tourists drive...

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  • Renting a car is a good investment

    You can cover the whole island in 24 hours. If you plan it right, you can spend one or two days covering the whole island. Find your favorite spots and set up shop afterwards. The tours offered at our hotel were all $70 and above! It's much better to make your own adventure if you have your own wheels. Renting a midsize car from Avis in Kaanapali...

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  • Bus System Maui

    Well, if you think Maui is quite big so it MUST have the same great bus system they have on Oahu ... forget about it! I could not find a single bus, not speaking about bus stops ... But hey, just be flexible and get your thumb up! Hitchhiking is the way to get around. There`ll always be a pick-up which gives you a ride to the next place you wanna...

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  • Driving to Hana and Beyond

    If you intend to drive the Road to Hana during your visit to Maui I would recommend a smaller rather than larger rental car. There are many "pull outs" along the road and it's much easier to squeeze a small car into those crowded areas. Also, if you go completely around the volcano to the southern side it's easier in a small car. Contrary to what...

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  • Do NOT rent a jeep from Dollar on Maui

    First observation...renting a vehicle in Maui is more expensive than the other islands. We got our reservation through Dollar for a jeep, which is by the way the kind of transportation you'll want on Maui. We go in late, and is was well into the night when we picked up the jeep. IMPOTANT TIP: Before you drive off, check the vehicle all around. We...

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  • Car, Scooter, Motorcycle, Skate, Walk,...

    Rent A Car at the Airport in Kahului, Maui and head south to get to Kihe'i, Lahaina or other distinations island-wide. If you can't do that, take a cab, airport shuttle, or hitchhike, whatever it takes to get you there. Once there, you can walk, ride a bike, drive, skate, whatever suits your taste and budget. NOTE: There is no public bus in Maui....

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  • Polynesian Adventure Tours

    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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  • ALOHA AIRLINES

    For our day trip to Maui, we were to fly on ALOHA AIRLINES which offers convenient flights throughout the Hawaiian Islands. It was a short flight, about 40 minutes. Not long after we took off, we were landing already.FAA Security tax of $5.00 per person is charged.

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  • A Necessity !!

    If you go on the road trip to Hana, which is a "must-do, then you MUST rent a convertible....and let the top down!! Otherwise you will surely suffer from "rubber-necking-itis" trying to see around all the 100's of curves like the hind legs of a dog! And you will miss a whole heck of a lot of nice sights and fresh air! So give it up and rent a...

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  • Car Rental

    I have found that the best way to see the island is to rent a car. this way you can explore the many remote areas of the island. this comes in handy if youre into the outdoors and want to discover the parks. you can get deals for as cheap as 20 dollars a day from most of the major rental agencies in the airport, but reserve ahead... if you are...

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  • Easy to get around

    There are only a few main highways. You leave the airport on Hwy 380. You take 31/310 to Wailea and Hwy 30 to Lahaina, Kahana, Kapalua and Kannapali.Hwy 36 branches off of 380. This is the Hana Highway. That's about all you need to know.

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  • Car Rentals

    The Public transportation network in Maui is not ideally suited to a visitor to the island and so car rentals are the only way to go. Maui is spread out and so a rental car is very necessary to visit the various gorgeous locations of the island. There are many car rental companies at the Maui airport that provide a variety of cars to the discerned...

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  • Deciding on Renting a Car or Not..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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  • explore!

    get in the car and go! most people get to hawaii and plant themselves on the beach. yes, we did that, buthaving a car got us out and about to hiking trails and other activities that werent available at our hotel site.

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  • A little bit on foot

    You really need a car in Maui. It's the only way to go where you want, stop when you want and amble on when you want.But spend some time on foot. In Wailea there is a beautiful walkway which connects the Kea Lani to the Grand Wailea resort and others. It wanders along the beach, in front of privatehomes, past some relocated ruins and gives you...

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  • Boating choices

    If you want to take a snorkel boat, and you know you do, you can pick up a copy of "Maui Revealed" which lists the best of the crop. You can get overwhelmed by the coupons, offers and magazines otherwise. This boat was not their top choice, but it was exactly what we were looking for. The Ocean Odyssy run by the Pacific Whale Foundation. Snorkeling...

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  • Rent something topless

    We rented a jeep from Aloha Rent Car in Maui and it was great. They can leave the car at the airport for you....no shuttles, no waiting, no hassle! I will admit that the jeep was a little hardcore. It's hard to leave ANYTHING in a jeep. We didn't find the secret storage until 4 days in...grrrr. We never put the top up and ended up with hair to show...

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  • Kahului Airport

    Kahului Airport is located on the northern edge of the land bridge between Haleakala and the West Maui Mountain Range on the island of Maui. There are direct flights from both the U.S. and Canada and it's and easy place to navigate. For car rentals, you'll have to get on a shuttle bus, so if you have lots of luggage, I'd suggest that someone...

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  • The best way to see most of the island

    If taking a helicopter tour is not an option, the best way to see most of the island is by renting a convertible. My brother Robin and cousin Rajiv, both 17 years-old, persuaded our parents to rent them a BMW roadster, YIKES! They had a blast zooming around Maui. As for me, I rented a mustang convertible instead because it was a lot cheaper than...

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  • Flying into Kahului Airport (Maui)

    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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  • Road to Hana Audio Cassette/CD Tour...

    If you are going to make the road trip to Hana, then seriously consider purchasing an audio tour to enhance the enjoyment of that trip.Purchasing the "Driving to Hana and the Seven Pools" audio cassette/CD by Guide/Narrator Craig Henderson is your best possible choice for this type of audio tour. I made a mistake on my last trip and tried a...

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  • Rent an Exotic Car or Motorcycle in Maui

    Many of the tourists that come to Maui decide to rent cars in order to have the mobility necessary to see the fabulous beaches and sites that Maui is justifiably proud to contain. Some of these car renters are conservative enough that just renting a convertible from a well-known car rental agency is being very liberal and pushing their envelope....

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  • Gasoline is pricey in Maui

    Being from Georgia, USA (with the lowest gasoline prices in the United States) I found the gasoline prices in Maui to be expensive.Near Atlanta I was paying about $1.40 USD per gallon of gasoline just before I left for Hawaii. When I went to fill up my rental car's gas tank I looked at a number of stations before finally stopping at one of them....

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  • Lahaina, Maui Public Transit Bus

    Maui residents and visitors are welcomed to use the Holo Ka’a Public Transit System! These white buses are convenient, economical, clean, dependable and AIR-CONDITIONED!On West Maui, convenient stops are made along the way from Kapalua - Napili - Kahana - Honokowai Kaanapali - Lahaina Center - Lahaina Town to Maalaea Harbor!Over on South Maui the...

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  • Kaanapali's Free Green Trolley Shuttle...

    The Kaanapali Trolley Shuttle runs between the beach resorts at Kaanapali to-from Lahaina between 9 AM and 11 PM and stops automatically at all hotels and at condos when requested. And the best thing about these green trolley’s are that they are free of charge. All Kaanapali hotels have copies of schedules, or you can call the Kaanapali Operation...

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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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