Hawaii (State of) Transportation

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Hawaii (State of) 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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  • Car rental

    Kailua-Kona Transportation

    We got our rental from the airport in Hilo since that is where we flew into for our stay on the Big Island. There is also an airport in Kailua-Kona area, Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA. Pretty much all car companies are represented at both airports. Driving from Hilo to Kona took us about 4 hrs. There are a lot of cars driving about in...

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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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  • Rent your own wheels

    Hilo Transportation

    We always book a car online before we leave home. We check all the rental companies and go with the best offer. It is important to rent ahead of your arrival especially during the holidays, there are not enough vehicles to meet the demand We leased a car and had to take a jeep instead. They called it an upgrade but at the price of gas on the...

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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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  • Rent a car

    Hawaii (Big Island) Transportation

    We rented a car to make our exploration around the island easy and convenient. We stopped along the way to view some beautiful lava tubes flowing with water, the Kaimana Caves, Akaka Falls and then on to Volcanoes National Park. The route is a short one but a good way to get off the highway and see the beautiful coast line.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Airline

    Kailua-Kona Transportation

    Aloha Airlines.... or.... Hawaiian Airlines... Both are good, but if I had to choose, 'Aloha' ;-) Best way to get around would be to hire a Convertible or A Harley ;-) There are also buses, if you prefer not to hire your own transport.

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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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  • The Saddle Road.

    Hilo Transportation

    The Saddle Road. No doubt, one of my MOST favorite roads in my entire life, better than ANY road I've been on. Only thing that beats it is the Rock & Roll Rollercoaster at MGM in Orlando. Got it?! I bet it would be a BLAST on a motorcyle... With all those hills, you'd have to Lance Armstrong to do it on a Bike, but I bet someone COULD do it on a...

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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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  • Roads of Hawaii

    Hawaii (Big Island) Transportation

    When I was on the Big Island in the summer of 2013, I saw that construction is nearing completion on the realignment, widening, and general modernization of the famous - formerly notorious - Saddle Road. In years past, Saddle Road was infamous for being narrow, winding, dangerous, poorly lit, and pitted with potholes. Rental Car companies...

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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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  • 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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  • Fly to Hawaii

    Hawaii (Big Island) Transportation

    Keahole-Kona International Airport is reasonably sized and easy to use. It's one of the last in the United States that I know of that is basically an outdoor facility. (All the check-in counters, gates, shops, even security facilities are open to the wind.) One note - eating options here are very limited. Once you go through security, the only...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Holland America Line Hawaii Cruise: By...

    I recently completed a Holland America Line cruise to the Hawaii Islands. The cruise left from San Diego and visited the four major islands: Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island. The exceptional 14-day cruise let me experience the best of Hawaiian culture, foods, and people (both on the ship and on the islands). It also gave me a great way to...

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  • Limo Anyone?

    When we arrived at the airport in Oahu, I couldn't believe how many limos waiting at the curb just outside of the airport. I thought, boy, there's either a lot of stars arriving today or they just held the Miss Universe Pageant. Well, it was neither! To my surprise, I later found that limos charge about the same going rate to and from the airport...

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  • Ride the shuttle bus

    There is a shuttle bus that came pick us up from our hotel at the Pacific Beach Hotel to go to the Atlantis Cruise ship. The shuttle bus is operated by the Hilton Village Hotel and goes from one hotel to another.

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  • Ride to the trolley

    If you like you can ride the trolley. It's kind of fun to just ride the trolley with other tourists cruising along the Waikiki.

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  • most fun you will ever have

    RENT A DUNEBUGGY.....This was the most fun we had in Hawaii, it was $170 for a 24 hour period. I went around the whole island and did all the tours and same places the tours went to. I would have spent $480 on the places I went to, and it would have been crowded and been on the schedule of the bus. Renting this Dune Buggy I spent $170 and saw...

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  • Flight from Hawaii

    This is more for my information as I frequently get asked about it and I can never remember such things.We left Hawaii with Delta at 10:15pm (would not do this anymore...day got too long from check outtime of hotel) to LA (2553m, 5h 22m) arrived a day later at 6:37 am. Then flew from LA at 9 am to Reno (382mi, 1h21m arrived 10:21)

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  • Flight to Hawaii

    More for my information (I tend to forget such things) as I get frequently asked by people. That's how we got to Hawaii:We booked Delta as we had to have a stop over in Reno, Nevada on the way home. Its always the cheapest option for this. We flew from Zurich to Paris (292 mi, 1h 20m, 10am). From there we were lucky to be on a Air France plane (own...

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  • Airfare & car rental

    JULY 2006 UPDATE: The first paragraph below is not quite true anymore. However, you should still check national carrier airfares from your hometown to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Salt Lake, or Oakland and then check fares on Hawaiian or US Airways from there to the islands to see if there is a deal to be had.When checking airfares, it is usually cheaper...

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  • Planning your trip to Hawai‘i

    Just a little advice before you start planning: DO NOT trust advice from a travel agent about what is "best".Unless they've traveled to the destination many times - which most agents have not - they are simply spewing the marketing garbage they are fed by the trade publications they get in the mail. And those guides' BEST ratings are usually based...

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  • The Bus, Robert's Hawaii, trolley,...

    There are different ways of travelling around the islands and within Honolulu. If you just wanted to go shop at Ala Moana, you can just hop into the bus. The city bus stops in Ala Moana Center. Just for a $2.00 you get to and fro the city. Find out more about the bus by calling the information line 808-848-5555.Some tourists get into the pink...

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  • QUICK! QUICK! Ride a motor bike

    QUICK! QUICK!Once settled into you room, Motorbikes are the quickest transports thru the city. Ask your hotel doorman about how much to pay for your destination. Although not the safest they will shave hours of headache in manuvering thru traffic at times. They are a bit crazy at times though. They will drive into oncomming traffic, sidewalk,...

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  • Can we say rental car?!

    We stayed on 4 different islands while visiting Hawaii. We rented a car on each island. I will admit that it did get a little old to have to wait in the rental car lines 4 times, but it was well worth it. It was very reasonably priced...I think we paid less than $300 for a compact car on each island....total of 3 weeks. We used Dollar, but I think...

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  • We used these books....

    These travel guides proved very useful for both their insight and maps with directions to the off-the-beaten-path places they write about. This is not an advertisement for them nor do I receive anything from them. It's just a fair endorsement of a very fine product. They opened our eyes to the real beauty of Hawai‘i. I believe they can do the same...

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  • The weather?

    Are you wondering what the weather will be like? Sure you are. You are hoping that it will not rain during your stay, right? Well, I can honestly say that it WILL! But maybe not where you are at.It rains just about every day somewhere on most every island. This has to do with the way the ocean breezes interact with the high mountains. Just remember...

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  • Learn everything Hawai‘i and plan the...

    Do you want to relish the thoughts of that wonderful vacation you had in Hawai‘i all those years ago? Do you want to plan another vacation there with a closer look at the culture that is Hawai‘i? Or, if you've never been before, do you just want to learn more about the Islands of Aloha before you plan that big trip? Or, (if you're like my wife and...

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  • Explore Oahu by BUS

    No need to rent a car really. Public transportation is good. One way ticket ride costs $2 (and you are allowed 1 transfer). You are better off buying a 4-days bus pass for $20, which gives you unlimited bus rides for 4 consecutive days (excludes special service buses) . It can be bought in ABC and 7-Eleven stores and the BusPass Office at 811...

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  • Cheap Rental cars

    The cheapest way to rent a car in Hawaii is to start your online pricing a few weeks before your trip. Dont be picky with a specific company. Ive used a different company each time. Usually Alamo, Dollar, Enterprise , Budget of Thrifty never Hertz or Avis. If you search daily online and call their 1-800 #'s ,you will get an outstanding deal. There...

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  • Rent A Car

    Renting a car while on your visit to Hawaii is an excellent way of getting around to all the sights that you want to see. It is also by far the easiest. Whether it's driving up to the North Shore of Oahu, or taking the road to Hana on Maui, you can set your own schedule and pace by having a car at your disposal. Car rental agencies are very...

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  • We flew in to Oahu then got on...

    We flew in to Oahu then got on a little prop plane (kinda scary) to Molokai. You can also fly into Maui and then get on a smaller plane to Molokai...or you can sometimes find a boat that will take you to the small islands. :)Well since we were under 25 we walked, biked, and hitched hiked everywhere. This is the only place that we are not the...

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