During the trip to Waikiki, we did have a rental car, but wanted to enjoy a beer or two with dinner when we went out. We chose to use the services of the Honolulu Taxis, and this was a wise choice. Both of our taxi drivers were nice, including Shannon from Mississippi, who was formerly in the Army, and decided to just stay in this island paradise after leaving the army.
The taxis were very reasonable, and much better than facing charges should someone have too much to drink and then drive. One way trips were under $10 to local restaurants, and that was almost less than some of the valet parking options!
There are several Taxi companies in Waikiki area. A cab in Honolulu is quite expensive because it´s a tourist city.
Example from the Honolulu Airport to Hilton Hawaiian Village costs about $35 for 8 miles and it takes about 20 minutes.
The two big ones are
Charley´s Taxi offers Taxi, limousine, tours, excursions and charters. Really safe to take Charley´s taxi, no crazy driving, no "shortcuts" that will cost you much more, and really polight drivers. Charley´s Taxi
The Cab I dont have any experiance with The Cab since I allways took Charley´s Taxi. The Cab
If you take a taxi cab from the airport to Waikiki then it costs about $25USD one way.
If you want to save a little money the you can grab a shuttle bus. Reservations in advance are not required. We took the Roberts Hawaii shuttle and just looked for the people in the yellow shirts outside the baggage claim and they guided us to the bus.
The cost for a one way ticket is $8 USD per person or $14 USD roundtrip.
It does take more time than a cab b/c you'll be dropping off other passengers but teh savings are worth it (for a single or couple).
To be picked up at your hotel for your trip home you must call at least 24 hours in advance.
A strech limo!!! That must cost a fortune???? Think again, it´s actually just as expensive as a taxi in Waikiki?????? No I´m not kidding.
When we came to Hawaii we took a taxi from the air port to the hotel and payed about $35. When It was time to leave we decided to take a strech limo from the hotel to the airport and guess how suprised we were when the lady on the other side on the phone said that the price was $31????
It was cheaper to take a strech limo than a cab???? And it would have been eaven cheaper if we had a coupon from a brochure (see my tip of the brochures on my things to do tip), about $27 with a coupon (I saw the coupon at the airplane on our way home). So once again don´t miss the coupons there is alot of money to save.
Why take a taxi when you can ride as a royalty in a strech limo (cheaper)
I actually didn´t rent a Segway in Hawaii (but I have in Sweden). It´s a great way to get around in the city, really easy to manouver.
I don´t know the actually prices for renting. But I did get some prices trough the web of tour prices. It´s $125 for 3 hours.
You can call the segway of Hawaii to get the actuall prices without tours. See the number bellow.
The segway rental is located in the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
The best way to see Waikiki (besides walking) is by a Trolley bus. A trolley bus is a bus without windows and you sit on a long bench towards the street, the Trolley stopps at most of the major sights in Waikiki.
It costs two dollars to ride the Trolley, you pay directly to the driver (eaven money is preffered)
Regarding to the shuttle bus from Hyatt to the airport , it is not available. it is best to use the taxi stationed from the hotel to the airpirt. The taxi was quite new and a good driver.
It costs US$30.00, I think.
Free transportation with Trolleys within Waikiki. The trolleys stop mostly at big departments stores. Just look for the FREE SHUTTLE STOP SIGN
2417 Prince Edward Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States
Good for: Business
53-567 Kamehameha Hwy, Punaluu, North Shore, Hawaii, United States
Good for: Solo
2584 Lemon Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States
Good for: Families