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TRANSPORTATION

Honolulu International Airport

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)

NOTE: For those staying in on-campus housing, you might want to contact the shuttle companies in advance to see if they offer shuttle service to UH Manoa and what their rates are. If they offer a reasonable price for the service (i.e., cheaper than the cost of a taxi ride), you might consider making arrangements with them.

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 Waikik 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 WORKSHOP

Workshop participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the workshop. For participants staying in Waikiki, you may consider sharing a taxi (see above information), renting a car, or taking the bus. See below for more options.

 

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. At the second signal, turn left onto East-West Road.

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. At the second signal, turn left onto East-West Road.

Then . . .

  • To park next to Moore Hall (workshop venue), you will need to obtain a special parking pass ($5 a day) in advance. More information will be provided in participants' acceptance packets.
  • - Click here for a map and driving directions from the airport

    - Click here for a map and driving directions from the Ohana Malia Hotel

     

     

    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 summer institute.

    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). The route passes in front of the Ohana Malia Hotel on Kuhio Avenue. Ask the concierge or front desk at the 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. Once you arrive on campus, use the following map to guide you from the bus stop to the Moore Hall.

    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.