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Transportation (updated 9/25/09)


The island of O‘ahu is serviced by the Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Airlines that fly to Hawai‘i include American, United, Continental, Delta, Northwest, 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.


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. You can also call:
The CAB – (808) 422-2222; Charley's Taxi – (808) 531-1333; City Taxi – (808) 524-2121




For the convenience of our conference attendees staying at the Ocean Resort (OR) and Queen Kapiolani (QK) Hotels, we will be providing shuttle service as follows:

Saturday (10/10)
11:30 am pick-up (OR-->QK-->Imin Center)
4:45 pm pick-up (Imin Center-->OR-->QK)
Sunday (10/11)
7:30 am pick-up (OR-->QK-->Imin Center)
6:30 pm pick-up (Moore Hall-->OR-->QK)
Monday (10/12)
7:15 am pick-up (OR-->QK-->Imin Center)
5:15 pm pick-up (Moore Hall-->OR-->QK)
Tuesday (10/13)
7:30 am pick-up (OR-->QK-->Imin Center)
3:30 pm pick-up (Imin Center-->OR-->QK)

Look for the white Superstar Motorcoach (chartered by Royal Star Hawaii).  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 the 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.

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 . . .

  • To park in the 5-story parking structure ($3 a day) on lower campus, turn right off of Dole Street at the first traffic light (onto Lower Campus Rd). There is plenty of space in the parking structure, and it serves as a good option. The conference venue is about a 5-10 minute walk from the parking structure.
  • To park next to the Imin Center (aka Jefferson Hall), you will need to obtain a special parking pass ($4 a day) in advance (no later than September 15, 2009). Please contact Jim Yoshioka at the NFLRC for more information. If you have your special parking pass, turn left off of Dole at the third traffic light onto East-West Road. When you come to the entrance kiosk, show your pass to the parking guard and proceed forward for about a block. Park in the grassy area to the left of the Imin Center. (Do NOT park in front of the Imin Center itself).
  • - Click here for a map and driving directions from the airport

    - Click here for a map and driving directions from the conference hotel



    Route and Schedule Information: (808) 848-5555. Website:

    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.


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