Oahu Transportation

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Oahu Transportation

  • MTL Buses

    Honolulu Transportation

    The Carnival like most cruise ship will dock next to Aloha Tower next to Nimitz Highway.. You just have to cross the street ( Highway)and walk toward Waikiki direction and about 3 blocks away from the ship you will see the street ALAKEA ...On that corner of ALAKEA and NIMITZ you will see a bus stop...wait there for the #19 and/or #20 ..Those buses...

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  • TheBus

    Waikiki Transportation

    The bus is the best thing since bubble gum! Purchase a four day pass from the ABC store for $25 and you can travel and tour the ENTIRE island and ride it to the front door of the airport. Due to a cab being $30 a trip (if your lucky). The bus runs so often in all areas. There clean with friendly drivers that have major info on any thing you could...

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  • Car / Taxi / Bus

    Oahu Transportation

    There are many different types of trolley services. Waikiki Trolley offers many types of tours that will take you to many areas of the island. This particular trolley is called JALPAK original Rainbow Trolley & Rainbow Sky. They were ALL over and they cater to the Japanese tourist who may not speak English.

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  • Airlines

    Honolulu Transportation

    Honolulu airport is the main international gateway to the Hawaiian islands. The airport is relatively small, but it has some great features, such as the open air concourses, that you won't see anywhere else in the world. The airport is conveniently located just west of downtown Honolulu and less than 30 minutes from Waikiki. The airport opened in...

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  • Rental Cars

    Waikiki Transportation

    Renting a car in Hawaii is about what it cost anywhere else in the U.S. The "catch" in renting a car in Waikiki is that the hotels will charge you a daily fee for parking it there and it is not cheap! At the Hilton Hawaii Village, where we stayed, our daily fee to park and valet service was $25 per day and not to mention the $2 tip you give the...

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  • Train / Trolley / Tram

    Oahu Transportation

    The Waikiki Trolley has been driving people around since 1980 and covers some of the major historical attractions and shopping. There are 4 main routes: Honolulu City Line/Historical Tour (Red); Ocean Coast Line/Panoramic Tour (Blue); Scenic/Diamond Head Tour (Yello) and; Ala MOana Shoppin Shuttle (Pink). Depending on your desire, there are day...

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  • Rental Cars

    Honolulu Transportation

    Jill You won't have a lot of time to get to the North Shore..if there isn't much traffic..maybe 60 minutes or less.... Pearl Harbor by car might be about 10 minutes and/or then if you go the other direction ..Downtown and Chinatown are about 15/20 minutes from the Airport..Waikiki is about 25/30 minutes by car.. In the Bus..it is a whole lot...

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  • By Air

    Waikiki Transportation

    If you are living anywhere other than Hawaii, your options are limited on how to get to Waikiki. I would recommend flying into Honolulu, (HNL), then renting a car, taking a shuttle, or catching a cab to Waikiki. There are many different options on getting to HNL, so consult your local travel agent, or go online to find a cheap seat!

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  • Flights

    Oahu Transportation

    We have been saving our points for many years through our American Airlines Visa card. So when the discussion came up what airlines we were going to take. So we went all out and bought two first class tickets with the points we saved. We were totally elated with the comfort and services Hawaiin Airlines provided. They feed you a lot, with all the...

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  • Charter Buses

    Honolulu Transportation

    THE CITY IS FULL OF SMILING HAPPY PEOPLE BEHIND THOSE TINTED WINDOWS OF THE CHARTER BUSES... THEY HAVE TO BE!!!! THAT IS A GREAT WAY TO GET FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER WHEN YOU ARE ON VACATION...WELL IT MIGHT NOT ALLOW YOU TO SEE ALL THE PLACES YOU WANT TO SEE AND GO TO. BUT AT LEAST IT IS RELAXING. AND THERE ARE MANY COMPANIES..ONE OF THE MOST...

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  • Horse

    Waikiki Transportation

    On my walk to to the main shopping area of Waikiki on Kawakauwa Avenue, in Lewers street I saw this lovely couple , as you can see in the picture , a big horse in front of a wagon and on its back there was this feisty but friendly little dog .I would say that the horse and the dog definitely were an '' odd '' couple.It was across the street from...

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  • Airport Shuttles

    Oahu Transportation

    Cruising to Hawaii was a first for my wife and I. We are both accustomed to arrivial by plane. We arrived in Oahu via Celebrity's Century; this was our first port of the 15 night cruise from San Diego. We arrived in Oahu around 5:30 am. It was great sitting on our balcony in our robes as we pulled into port; watching the Aloha Tower get closer and...

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  • Cruises, Ships & Boats

    Honolulu Transportation

    Because I really am a history buff, I had to take in the opportunity to visit the Pearl Harbor area. We booked ourselves onto a cruise that takes you out off Waikiki Beach (great view of Diamond Head) and does the tour of the national shrine in Pearl Harbor where the battleship Arizona rests on the bottom. The boat tour was a great way to get a...

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  • Walking

    Oahu Transportation

    We always do a lot of walking whenever we travel to Oahu. Since we usually stay in a centrally located hotel along Kalakaua Avenue everything we enjoy is within walking distance, like most hotels, restaurants, shops and nightlife. Besides, who wants to be stuck in a cab or bus when the weather is great for walking? Ferni and I like exploring new...

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  • Motorcycles

    Oahu Transportation

    Motorcycles are an excellent way to travel the islands. The weather is nice, and there are actually more Harley Davidsons sold here than in any other state. At least that's the statistic I've heard from dealers out there. I drove this Suzuki Marauder 800 around Hawaii for about six months. Loved it.

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  • Hawaiian Airlines

    We have been saving our points for many years through our American Airlines Visa card. So when the discussion came up what airlines we were going to take. So we went all out and bought two first class tickets with the points we saved. We were totally elated with the comfort and services Hawaiin Airlines provided. They feed you a lot, with all the...

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  • Waikiki Trolley

    There are many different types of trolley services. Waikiki Trolley offers many types of tours that will take you to many areas of the island. This particular trolley is called JALPAK original Rainbow Trolley & Rainbow Sky. They were ALL over and they cater to the Japanese tourist who may not speak English.

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  • TheBus

    We do a lot of exploring by walking, yet while exploring Waikiki you will notice loads of different type of transportation, especially the bus services. The city buses we saw everywhere more than others. If you choose to use this service, make sure to check there web site. Lots of extra services they provide is wondeful, especially for people with...

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  • Honolulu International Airport

    Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is the major airport on Oahu. You'll find just about every domestic and international carrier flies in and out of HNL. The airport is very nice and tries to incorporate the culture of the islands with various art pieces throughout the airport.There are plenty of shops and places to grab a bite to eat before...

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  • VIP Transportation

    My wife arranged transportation to and from Oear Harbour with this company. They provide airport shuttles and other drop off points as well. We were scheduled to be picked up at 6am from the Hyatt Waikiki. The cost was $18 for the two of us roundtrip. When the driver pulled up and called out our names he gave us a weird look. he said" You know it...

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  • Admirals Club Honolulu International...

    This Admirals Club is hardly a club at all. It's a room with small snacks and very limited drink options. Seating is quite limited and not very comfortable. The bathrooms here are quite nasty; the gen pop bathrooms are better. I was not at all impressed by this club and probably will chose to sit and wait with the masses instead in the future.

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  • Take a Taxi

    I have often used taxis to get to and from the airport. Taxis are easy to obtain and there is a well organzed taxi stand right outside of the airport after baggage claim. Rate have varied on each trip but our most recent trip we paid $37 dollars for a one way trip without the trip. Shuttles are a more affordable option but sometimes I just don't...

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  • American Airlines To Oahu

    American Airlines is our preferred carrier. Most flights from New York connect with Dallas, LA or Chicago and then on to Oahu. I have used all three as connection points and prefer LAX over the other two options. Be forewarned; that AA treats this flight as it does all other domestic flights when flying coach. This means despite the long haul to...

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  • Arrival Via Cruise Ship

    Cruising to Hawaii was a first for my wife and I. We are both accustomed to arrivial by plane. We arrived in Oahu via Celebrity's Century; this was our first port of the 15 night cruise from San Diego.We arrived in Oahu around 5:30 am. It was great sitting on our balcony in our robes as we pulled into port; watching the Aloha Tower get closer and...

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  • Wahiawa-Circle Island Bus

    If you decide you'd like to see a bit of Oahu but you really don't want to rent a car the hop on the popular bus #52 Wahiawa-Circle Island which will take you to places like Pearl Harbor, Waimea, Sunset Beach and Turtle Bay as well as circuling around the east par of the cost and then it returns to Waikiki. You can get on the bus and not get off...

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  • Hawaiian Airlines to the other islands

    I've visited three of the outer islands, The Big Island, Kaui and Maui and on all of these visits I have flown Hawaiian Airlines. They have a very large selection of times flying all of the island airports with competitive prices. We've been lucky to get some really good prices with times that worked for us. During our last trip to Maui we paid...

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  • Reliable Shuttle

    The shuttle is a great and inexpensive way to get to/from Waikiki and the airport. The shuttle takes you directly to your hotel.From the baggage area at the airport, pick up the phone and dial directly to the shuttle service which will pick you up at a designated area. You can also dial toll free, or arrange it at your hotel with your...

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  • Exploring on foot

    We always do a lot of walking whenever we travel to Oahu. Since we usually stay in a centrally located hotel along Kalakaua Avenue everything we enjoy is within walking distance, like most hotels, restaurants, shops and nightlife. Besides, who wants to be stuck in a cab or bus when the weather is great for walking?Ferni and I like exploring new...

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  • Explore the island, rent a car

    I have rented a car four times on seven visits to Oahu and I will say that it is a great way to explore the island on your own. I do like to explore as much as I can the other parts of the isalnd and I would recommend that if you are looking into renting a car then do your homework and if at all possible, reserve your car ahead of time, especially...

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  • Waikiki Trolley

    The Waikiki Trolley has been driving people around since 1980 and covers some of the major historical attractions and shopping. There are 4 main routes: Honolulu City Line/Historical Tour (Red); Ocean Coast Line/Panoramic Tour (Blue); Scenic/Diamond Head Tour (Yello) and; Ala MOana Shoppin Shuttle (Pink).Depending on your desire, there are day and...

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  • Take the bus

    An inexpensive and easy way to get around O'ahu is by TheBus. You can get to just about anywhere in O'ahu and paying is easy. The fare per ride is $2 and a free transfer is provided if needed which can be used within two hours. There is also a Visitor's Pass which provides free-unlimited rides for a 4 consecutive days. The passes can be purchased...

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  • A Taxi to and from Honolulu Airport

    I've taken a taxi both to and from the Honolulu International Airport on several occasions and most recently in January 2012. Fares have increased by more than a few dollars than from our prior trips. What I really don't care for is the traffic you encounter no matter what time of day. The taxi ride should take about 30-35 minutes, but more like...

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  • The Honolulu Waikiki Trolley System

    We made the decision not to rent a car while on Oahu mainly because the city traffic is so bad, about the fifth worst in the nation!The Trolleys were started back in 1986 by a Japanese Tour company to help Japanese tourist get around. They became quite popular and today, there is a fleet of more than 50 trolleys.are different routes that can take...

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  • The Pink Line trolley

    The Pink trolley is either free if you stay at certain hotels (the Ohana chain included) or $2 if you don't. It runs a regular route around Waikiki with its key destination the Ala Moana Shopping Center. The trolley normally gets packed so don't be surprised if you have to stand.Staying at an Ohaha hotel we had a stop at the front door to very easy...

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  • Flying Business Class

    A great way to go!! As this was for a very special birthday, Angie got to fly Business class - she took me too so all good at home lol. The lie flat bed was brilliant on the trip home from LA - got 9 hours sleep when I normally get 6 at best.

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  • American Airlines to the island of Oahu

    American Airlines will always be my choice of airline when I travel for pleasure and I've been lucky that I have been able to get some really excellent airfare deals on every single one of my trips. I have been to Oahu 7 times now and will continue to come here as long as the prices are right :) On our most recent trip we paid only $345 rt from...

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  • Shuttle from Aloha Tower Harbor to Pearl...

    Hi Whirley,there's a shuttle service that provides affordable transportation from Aloha Tower (where you and all cruise ships will dock), to Pearl Harbor. It's $15 per person round trip. The company is called Reliable Shuttle. Also, you can catch the public bus straight to Pearl Harbor. From Aloha Tower it's the #20 from stop id #896. It's at the...

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  • Honolulu International Airport

    Many visitors to the Hawaiian Islands come through Honolulu International Airport. From here, you can get a shuttle flight to other islands. Be aware of multiple checks for items which cannot be taken onto the mainland US (animals, produce, plants, etc). This is separate from the routine security check. The airport was originally built as the John...

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  • Airport shuttle to and from Waikiki...

    If you are looking for cheap transportation then look no further than the "Airport Waikiki Express." This shuttle is recommended by the Airports Division Department of Transportation. Operated by Roberts Hawaii.We collected our luggage and proceeded to go outside of the baggage claim and found the employee wearing a bright yellow shirt with Airport...

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  • The bus to the city from the airport &...

    Two buses run from the airport to Waikiki. #19 and #20 go from the airport, through town, and into Waikiki. After getting your bags, go to the upper level and the bus will pick you up there. They run at least every half hour (if not more frequently - depending on the time of the day). The fare is $2.00 and it takes about an hour and ten minutes to...

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  • See the whole island...well most of it

    There are two buses that will take you on the "Circle Island" route. It goes around the island from the Ala Moana Center, to Haleiwa, the North Shore, Kaneohe, and back in to town. (Or reverse order depending on which bus you take) The route I described is the #52. The #55 follows the opposite route. If you really want to do it, I'd suggest taking...

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  • The bus to Manoa Falls

    This one is easy. Just take the #5 bus (it starts at the Ala Moana Center on the mauka - that's mountain - side). Ride it all the way to the end and hike up the street the rest of the way. Just keep going straight back and you will get there.

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  • Fly Aloha

    Aloha interesting History under http://www.alohaairlines.com/History.phpAloha’s first transpacific flight to the West Coast on February 14, 2000, linked Hawaii with Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. Within a year, Aloha added service to Las Vegas and Orange County in Southern California. We’ve been growing ever since, offering our special...

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  • Aloha to Oahu

    Honolulu International Airport is the major aviation gateway for the State of Hawaii. It is used for both overseas (international/domestic) and inter-island flights. It also unctions as a joint military-civilian airport sharing airfield facilities with Hickam Air Force Base

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  • Airport Waikiki Express

    Getting to your hotel in Waikik from the Honolulu International Airport is easy with the Airport Waikiki Express. They go to all Waikiki hotels and costes $8 one way and $13 if you also buy a return ticket. You call to reserve pickup 24 hrs prior to your departure. Just ask some of the guys in the yellow vests with "Waikiki Express" outside the...

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