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TRANSPORTATION

 

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, Delta, Hawaiian 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 Manoa or Waikiki.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICES

  • Airport Waikiki Express - for $9 ($15 roundtrip) they will take you from the airport to any hotel in Waikiki
  • Mahalo Shuttle - for $10 ($16 roundtrip) they will take you from the airport to any hotel in Waikiki (additional special services offered)
  • VIP Transportation Airport Shuttle - for $11 ($19 roundtrip) they will take you from the airport to any hotel in Waikiki (additional special services offered)
  • Reliable Shuttle for $13 ($19 round trip) they will take you from the airport to any hotel in Waikiki.
  • Airport Island Shuttles - contact them for prices (they will go to multiple destinations)

Click here for more information on ground transportation options available from the airport.

 

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 $25-35. An average fare from WaikikI to the UH Manoa campus is between $10-15. You can also call:

The CAB – (808) 422-2222

Charley's Taxi – (808) 531-1333

City Taxi – (808) 524-2121

 

TO & FROM THE SYMPOSIUM

SYMPOSIUM SHUTTLE SERVICE
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 symposium attendees staying at the hotels, we will be providing shuttle service to and from the Center for Korean Studies on the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa campus. The hotel shuttle stop will be in front of the Ohana East Hotel, the most centrally located of the three hotels. (The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is next door to the Ohana East Hotel and the Ohana West Hotel is across the street from the Ohana East Hotel). Schedule will be posted here prior to the symposium.

 

 

 

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 $2.50 for adults, $1.25 for elementary and high school students, and $1.00 for seniors; exact change is appreciated. 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 $25 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.

To go between the airport and Waikiki, take either Bus #19 or #20. If you are going from the airport to UH Manoa, transfer from Bus #19 or #20 at Ala Moana Shopping Center to Bus #6 (University bound) or Bus #18 (University bound).

To go from Waikiki to the UH Manoa campus, you should take Bus #4 (Westbound toward University and Nuuanu). It starts on Monsarrat Avenue on the other side of the Honolulu Zoo in Kapiolani Park. Ask the concierge or front desk at your hotel for directions to it. Buses typically come every 20 minutes, and it'll take around 20 minutes to get to the university, again depending on traffic.

Click here for bus route timetables.

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.