To and From the Airport

Honolulu Intl, Oahu (HNL):

Location: 8 km/5 Miles NW of the City Centre
Website: Honolulu Airport
Airport Map: Click here.
Airport Overview: 3 terminals, all close together: Main Terminal, Inter-Island Terminal (Aloha Airlines & Hawaiian Airlines) & Commuter Terminal (Island Air & Pacific Wings). To connect to the Commuter Terminal from the main terminal take the Wiki-Wiki Shuttle (runs every 15-20 mins 0600-2230 and takes 5-10 mins). Walking is also possible. The Main terminal is divided into 5 lobbies: Lobby 4: Harmony Airways, Air Pacific, Air NZ, Air Canada, Delta, Korean & ANA. Lobby 5: Japan Airlines & Jalways. Lobby 6: China Airlines, ATA, Omni Air, NW airlines (international). Lobby 7: Continental, American & NW (USA flights). Lobby 8: United Airlines. Each lobby has an associated babbage reclaim downstairs. There is a separate Intl arrivals area next to Baggage Claim D.


By Taxi:
Meter Rates: $2.80 for the first 1/10 Mile, $0.30 for each extra 1/10 Mile or 36 seconds waiting. $0.50 for each large case. $4.20 for surfboards.
Approximate Costs: To Honolulu city centre $25-28/20 mins. To Waikiki $28-35/25-30 mins during non-rush hour period, and up to 45 mins at peak times. To the cruise ship terminal (Piers 10 & 11) $20-23.
Taxi Companies: The Cab TAXI (wheelchair accessible), (808) 422 2222.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS (808) 834 5539
Budget (808) 836 1700 or 1111
Dollar (808) 944 1544
HERTZ & National/ALAMO.

Car Parking: To access the car park from the terminal, take the elevator to level 3 and cross the pedestrian bridge. Park Air Express (808) 791 0888 runs an off-airport parking service.
Notes: ATMs/Cash Machines available. Information desk is available, but on my last visit it was operated by a rude and unhelpful woman. There is a $2 charge for luggage trolleys/carts. $0.25 is refunded on return.
Airport Hotels: Honolulu Airport Hotel is at the entrance to the airport with a 24hr shuttle to the terminals. Tel 1 800 800 3477 or (808) 836 0661. Other hotels close by are: Pacific Marina Inn (808) 836 1131, courtesy shuttle van. Best Western Plaza Hotel (808) 836 3636. Free airport shuttle service.
Airport Tel No: +1 (808) 836 6444.




By Bus:
Airport Waikiki Express Transportation: Runs from the airport to any hotel in Waikiki 24 hrs a day. Buses can be boarded from the roadways outside baggage claim.
Timings: Flight Arrival Times 0930-1500 every 20 mins, 1500-1900 every 30 mins, 1900-2330 every 20 mins, 2330-0930 every 45 mins.
Cost: Adults (one-way) $9, Adults (round-trip) $16, Children (3 yrs and below) Free, Baggage: 2 bags per person free. No reservations needed for travel from the airport, but they are needed for trips to the airport. Operated by Roberts Hawaii. Tel (808) 954 8605.
The Bus Public Buses: These buses depart from the median of the 2nd level roadway (departures level) outside lobby 4 and 8. Between the 2 buses, there is service to Honolulu & Waikiki every 15-25 mins. Transfer to many other local buses is possible at the Ala Moana shopping center. Baggage restrictions apply on these buses making them unsuitable for many travelers: Baggage that can be stored under a passenger's seat or on a lap, that will not protrude to another seat or otherwise interfere with other passengers will be admitted. Large, bulky, dangerous or offensive articles that may cause harm or discomfort to any passenger will not be allowed. Bags may not be stored in the aisle or on seats. For more info see Public Transportation (808) 848-4500 Customer Service, (808) 848-5555 Route Information.
The Bus Route #19 to Honolulu & Waikiki: Route: Hickham AFB (AMC Terminal) - Honolulu Airport (departures level) - Nimitz/Puuhale - Iwilei/King - King/Punchbowl - Ala Moana/Ward - Ala Moana Shopping Center - Saratoga/Kalakaua - Montsarrat/Kalakaua.
Timings: Buses depart the airport heading for Honolulu & Waikiki Mon-Fri at 0509, 0519, 0627, then every 12-40 mins until 0009 & 0124. Buses after 2339 do not go beyond Ala Moana/Ward. Weekends at 0510, 0540, 0659, then once or twice an hour until 0009 & 0124. Buses after 2339 do not go beyond Ala Moana/Ward. State Holidays run at similar times to weekend services. Buses leave Waikiki (Montsarrat/Kalakaua) heading for the airport Mon-Fri at 0450, then every 12-40 mins until 2357. Weekends at 0525, then once or twice an hour until 2357. State Holidays run at similar times to weekend services. Transfer Times: To Ala Moana Shopping Center ~45 mins. To Waikiki ~70 mins.
Cost: Adults $2.25. Youth (6-17 years) & Seniors $1. Under 6 free. Exact money needed.
The Bus Route #20: Route: Pearlridge Shopping Center in Aiea - Kamehameha Highway/Salt Lake - Honolulu Airport (departures level) - Nimitz/Puuhale - Iwilei/King - King/Punchbowl - Ala Moana/Ward - Ala Moana Shopping Center - Saratoga/Kalakaua - Montsarrat/Kalakaua.
Timings: Buses depart the airport heading for Honolulu & Waikiki Mon-Fri at 0530, 0610, 0652, then once or twice an hour until 1831. Weekends at 0604, 0649, 0741, then once or twice an hour until 1756. State Holidays run at similar times to weekend services. Buses leave Waikiki (Montsarrat/Kalakaua) heading for the airport Mon-Fri at 0615, then once or twice an hour until 1732. Weekends at 0600, then once or twice an hour until 1715. State Holidays run at similar times to weekend services. Transfer Times: To Ala Moana Shopping Center ~45 mins. To Waikiki ~70 mins.
Cost: Adults $2.25. Youth (6-17 years) & Seniors $1. Under 6 free. Exact money needed.

Hawaii Super Transit Shuttle: Runs to and from Waikiki for $5 return. Tel (808) 841 2928, 1 877 247 8737 or use courtesy phones at the information boards in baggage claim.
Reliable Shuttle: Runs to and from Waikiki. The 2nd person goes free with each full fare paying person. Tel (808) 924 9292 or use courtesy phones at the information boards in baggage claim.
Waikiki Shuttle: Runs to hotels in Waikiki. One way $9, round trip $16. Excess bags or surfboards extra.
1st Choice Shuttle: Tel (808) 373 2263.
Ohana Express Shuttle/Waliki Airport Express: Runs to Hotels in Waikiki and the Cruise ship terminal at Piers 10 & 11 in Honolulu. Cost: One way $9, round trip $16. Contact: Tel (808) 330 9563.
Best Price Shuttle: Runs shuttles 24 hrs a day to hotels. Tel (808) 839 0911 or use courtesy phones at the information boards in baggage claim.
Hotel Shuttles: Several Hotels provide free shuttles for guests including: Best Western Plaza Airport Hotel, Pacific Marina Inn

Updated Nov13 ADV. Last Visit Nov06.




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