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Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

17th International Conference on Pragmatics & Language Learning

TRANSPORTATION

(** see below for information about conference shuttle service **)

 

TO & FROM THE AIRPORT

HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The island of O‘ahu is serviced by the Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Airlines that fly to Hawai‘i include American, United, Continental, Delta, Hawaiian Airlines, Aloha Airlines, Island Air, 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 Manoa or Waikiki.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICES

Rates are subject to change.

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 Manoa campus is between $20-30.

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TO & FROM THE CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE SHUTTLE SERVICE - NEW!

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa campus is located about 3 miles away from Waikiki, the main hotel area. For the convenience of our conference attendees staying at the Ocean Resort (OR) and Queen Kapiolani (QK) Hotels, we will be providing shuttle service to the Imin Center (IC) and Waikiki Aquarium (WA) as follows:

MONDAY, MARCH 26
8:00 am pick-up: OR --> QK --> IC
8:30 am pick-up: OR --> QK --> IC
6:45 pm pick-up: IC --> OR & QK
7:00 pm pick-up: IC --> OR & QK

TUESDAY, MARCH 27
7:30 am pick-up: OR --> QK --> IC
8:00 am pick-up: OR --> QK --> IC
5:45 pm pick-up: IC --> WA --> OR & QK
6:00 pm pick-up: IC --> WA --> OR & QK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
7:30 am pick-up: OR --> QK --> IC
8:00 am pick-up: OR --> QK --> IC
4:00 pm pick-up: IC --> OR & QK
4:30 pm pick-up: IC --> OR & QK

The buses are “sunflower yellow” and have “Roberts Hawaii School Bus” written on the side.  Please be waiting near the street in front of the building at least 5 minutes before pick-up time to ensure that you don’t miss your bus.  These shuttle routes are one-way and fixed.  If you desire to go to the Imin Center or your hotel at a time other than indicated above, you will be on your own for transportation

Tip – Don’t wait till the last minute!  If you are planning to go to an early morning session or presenting for one, we recommend that you try for the earliest shuttle bus in case there are delays because of traffic.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO UH MANOA

From the Honolulu International Airport, UH Manoa is about a 20-minute drive (non-rush hour traffic). Take H-1 east for approximately 20 minutes. Then take the University Avenue (24B) exit. The exit ramp takes you onto University Avenue, from which you will take your first right at the signal onto Dole Street.

From Waikiki, UH Manoa is about a 10-minute drive. Turn off of Kuhio Avenue onto Ala Wai Blvd (one-way), which runs along the Ala Wai Canal. Turn right on McCully Street (it will take you over a bridge that spans the Ala Wai Canal). Turn right at the first signal onto Kapiolani Avenue. A few blocks down, turn left at the signal onto University Avenue and keep heading up the street (toward the mountains) until you cross under the H-1 Highway overpass. Turn right at the first signal onto Dole Street.

Then . . . .

 

GETTING AROUND HONOLULU & THE ISLAND OF O‘AHU

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 for adults and $1 for elementary and high school students; exact change is appreciated. People carrying large suitcases or baggage are not allowed on TheBUS. Riders are allowed to transfer to any connecting line as long as it is going in the same general direction. Request a transfer slip from the bus driver when you board the bus.

A $20 Oahu Discovery Passport (good for 4 consecutive days) can be bought from ABC Stores in Waikiki and the Ala Moana Shopping Center and from the Bus Pass Office. This may be a good option for attendees relying on the bus for transportation during the conference.

Bus #4 runs between Waikiki and the University of Hawai‘i. Bus #8 runs between Waikiki and the Ala Moana and Ward Shopping Centers. Other routes take you all over the island (see TheBus website for more information).

CAR RENTALS

Cars can be rented from the Honolulu International Airport and also in Waikiki. Major companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. For phone numbers (both toll-free and local), click here.

NOTE: Parking in Waikiki is limited (even at hotels). If you plan on getting a rental car, we highly recommend that you contact your hotel to find out about parking availability there first.

TOUR BUSES

If you prefer to let someone else do the driving and point out island highlights along the way, you might wish to arrange to go on any of the numerous tours offered on O‘ahu. Speak with the concierge at your hotel, or if you wish to plan your tour in advance, speak with your travel agent or search for the perfect tour offering for you on the internet!

 

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