Transfer to/from Honolulu airport (HNL)

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Public transport options, licensed taxis and rideshare, shuttles and private transfer companies and rental car services in Honolulu airport (HNL)

Public Transport

Honolulu airport (HNL)

Bus - TheBus (Tel +1 808 848 4500 / 5555) operates buses with a frequency of 30 minutes. Line 19 goes to Kalihi Kai, downtown Honolulu, Honolulu Civic Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Waikiki and Hickam Air Force Base. Route 20 travels to Kalihi, the city centre, Honolulu Civic Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Waikiki, Arizona Memorial, Aloha Stadium, Aiea and Pearlridge Shopping Center. Line 31 runs to Tripler Medical Center and Kalihi Transit Center. Buses leave from the second level roadway and tickets cost USD2.75.
Roberts Hawaii Express Shuttle (Tel +1 866 898 2523 / 808 439 8800) offers door-to-door transportation throughout the island of Oahu, with a fare of USD16.00 to Waikiki. Stops are located on the ground floor of terminals 1 and 2, next to the baggage reclaim areas.

Car Rental Services

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Taxi - Cabs from AMPCO Express (Tel +1 808 861 8294) are located outside the baggage reclaim halls and have meters. The trip to Waikiki costs USD40.00-45.00 and takes 25-30 minutes.

Latest updates: May 08, 2019

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.