Transportation

TO & FROM THE AIRPORT

Picture of Honolulu airport

HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The island of O‘ahu is serviced by the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). Airlines that fly to Hawai‘i include American, United, Delta, Hawaiian, & Alaska Airlines, and a wide variety of airlines from abroad. The airport is about a 20-minute drive (non-rush hour traffic time) from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa or Waikiki.

 

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICES

 

TAXIS

There is taxi service available outside the baggage claim area at the airport. An average fare from the airport to Waikiki or the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus is between $25-35. An average fare from Waikiki to the UH Mānoa campus is between $15-20. You can also call:

  • The CAB – (808) 422-2222
  • Charley’s Taxi – (808) 233-3333
  • City Taxi – (808) 524-2121
  • EcoCab – (808) 979-1010 (or online: http://www.ecocabhawaii.com)

 

CAR RENTALS

Various car rental companies (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thifty) have onsite and offsite rent-a-car offices at the Honolulu International Airport.

For more ground transportation options, select the Getting To & From menu from the Honolulu International Airport website.

 

UBER / LYFT

​​Lyft and Uber operate in Honolulu and are a convenient and cheap alternative for transportation.  Click here for information on airport pick-ups and drop-offs.

 


TO & FROM THE CONFERENCE

NOTE: We are sorry. We were originally planning on having a shuttle bus between the conference hotels and the conference venue, but due to the very low number of attendees actually staying at the conference hotels, we could not justify the cost to rent the bus. Attendees staying in Waikiki will therefore need to take care of their own transportation to the conference venue (Biomedical Sciences building on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus, 1960 East-West Road).

 

THE BUS

Route and Schedule

 Information: (808) 848-5555. Website: http://www.thebus.org

Picture of The Bus

O‘ahu’s bus system, logically dubbed “TheBUS,” offers island-wide service. The cost for a one-way fare is $2.50 for adults, $1.25 for elementary and high school students, and $1.00 for seniors; exact change is required.

1-Day Pass $5.00
Ask your bus operator for the 1-Day Pass before placing your money in the farebox.
Valid 12:00 a.m. – 2: 59 a.m. the next day, for up to 27 hours of unlimited rides.

Click here for bus route timetables.​ Bus lines that service the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa include Route #4, #6, and #13 (best option between Waikiki and UH).

IMPORTANT NOTE: People carrying large suitcases or baggage are not allowed on TheBUS. If you have smaller items, you can ride on the bus. Click here for baggage rules for The Bus.

 

UBER / LYFT

​​Lyft and Uber operate in Honolulu and are a convenient and cheap alternative for transportation.  Click here for information on airport pick-ups and drop-offs.

 

TAXIS

There is taxi service available outside the baggage claim area at the airport. An average fare from the airport to Waikiki or the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus is between $25-35. An average fare from Waikiki to the UH Mānoa campus is between $15-20. You can also call:

  • The CAB – (808) 422-2222
  • Charley’s Taxi – (808) 233-3333
  • City Taxi – (808) 524-2121
  • EcoCab – (808) 979-1010 (or online: http://www.ecocabhawaii.com)

 

PARKING ON CAMPUS (for those renting cars)

To park in the 5-story parking structure ($5/day on weekdays, $6/day on weekends) on lower campus, from Dole Street, turn onto Lower Campus Rd. The conference venue is about a 10-15 minute walk from the parking structure. 

Note: The lower campus parking structure is your best option since it has a cheap flat rate and the most parking spaces. Upper campus parking is much more expensive and limited to a maximum of 3 hours.

 


GETTING AROUND HONOLULU & O‘AHU

 

CAR RENTALS

Various car rental companies (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thifty) have onsite and offsite rent-a-car office at the Honolulu International Airport. Some also have offices in Waikiki.

 

BUS TOUR COMPANIES

Speak with the concierge desk at your hotel to conveniently arrange for tours of interest to you. Alternatively, you can contact any of our many local bus tour companies directly:

 

THE BUS

Route and Schedule Information: (808) 848-5555. Website: http://www.thebus.org

O‘ahu’s bus system, logically dubbed “TheBUS,” offers island-wide service. The cost for a one-way fare is $2.50 for adults, $1.25 for elementary and high school students, and $1.00 for seniors; exact change is required.

1-Day Pass $5.00
Ask your bus operator for the 1-Day Pass before placing your money in the farebox.
Valid 12:00 a.m. – 2: 59 a.m. the next day, for up to 27 hours of unlimited rides.

Click here for bus route timetables.​Bus lines that service the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa include #4, #6, and #13 (best option between Waikiki and UH).IMPORTANT NOTE: People carrying large suitcases or baggage are not allowed on TheBUS. If you have smaller items, you can ride on the bus. Click here for baggage rules for The Bus.

 

UBER / LYFT

​​Lyft and Uber operate in Honolulu and are a convenient and cheap alternative for transportation.  Click here for information on airport pick-ups and drop-offs.