Travel & Visa

IUTOX 15th International Congress of Toxicology, Co-Hosted by SOT

Air Transportation

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) is one of the world’s largest, busiest and most beautiful airports, formerly known as Honolulu International Airport, offering hundreds of flights daily on 26 different carriers. HNL is located just 8 miles from the Hawaii Convention Center and Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort.

Airfare can fluctuate often, so checking periodically with Comparefare, Priceline, Kayak, Orbitz, Expedia, and Travelocity will help provide the best fares available.

For student discounts on airfare, check out Orbitz Student Universe as they have lower rates for those students who apply as enrolled.

Ground Transportation from the Airport

Ground Transportation is located curbside outside the baggage claim area.

Shuttle Services

SpeediShuttle provides shared ride airport transportation in Mercedes shuttles between Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and Hilton Hawaiian Village at the rate of $16.00 one way, $32.00 round trip.

All Airlines EXCEPT International arrivals should remain in the baggage claim area where you will be met by a SpeediShuttle greeter in a Polynesian red with natural fern aloha attire holding a SPEEDISHUTTLE sign. DO NOT EXIT TO THE STREET.

International arrivals will need to exit Customs to the street and wait by the information counter. You will be met and assisted by one of our SpeediShuttle greeters in a Polynesian red with natural fern aloha attire, who will then escort you to your pickup area where the driver will load your luggage into one of our vehicles.

Online Reservations:

Phone Reservations:1.877.242.5777

Car Rental Companies

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) provides six different car rental companies located on airport and four different off-airport companies.

Rental counters are located in the Baggage Claim area. On airport rental car offices are located on the ground level of the Terminal 2 Parking Garage.

Car rental shuttles stop in designated areas along the center median on the ground level outside of baggage claim areas. For more information on car rental companies, please visit the HNL-Official State of Hawaii Website.


AMPCO Express is the managing contractor of the Airport’s Open Taxi System, established by the state. This system allows taxi drivers from all taxi companies the ability to pick-up passengers at the airport.

Taxi Service is available on the center median fronting the terminal baggage claim areas. See the taxi dispatchers (yellow shirts with black lettering, and the wording “TAXI DISPATCHER” for service.

The fare from the airport to Waikiki during non-rush hour periods is approximately $40.00-$45.00, plus a baggage charge of 50 cents per bag. Fare is by meter only.

For more information call:
AMPCO Express

Getting Around


Honolulu’s “The Bus” system provides convenient access around the Island every 30 minutes depending on the route number. For more information, visit The Bus website.

Customer Service 808.848.4500
Route Information 808.848.5555


Looking to visit favorite local attractions, shopping, and dinning destinations, the Waikiki Trolley offers a convenient, safe and fun way to explore what Honolulu has to offer.


If you are traveling anywhere outside of the US, overseas, to Canada, the Caribbean, or Mexico, you now need a passport to board an international flight and to enter any country. For more information on passport needs, consult the US Department of State’s Passport Site.


Tips for applying for a visa:

Start Early

The US is advising visa applicants to apply at least three to four months in advance of their travel date. Also, additional reviews may be required. This could add an additional four to six weeks to the processing time.

Gathering Your Application Materials

Organize your passport; necessary applications; supporting documents, including information on employment, reason for travel, and financial status; and proof of payment of fees. For more detailed information on visa requirements, consult the US Department of State’s Visa Site and the International Visitors Office of The National Academies.

Submitting Your Application

Make an appointment to visit your US Embassy or Consulate. Make sure you ask if there are any fees required. Most fees must be paid before your appointment. Wait times for appointments may be longer than in the past. Schedule the appointment as soon as possible. Information on visa wait times can be found at the US Department of State website.

If you need a formal invitation letter for visa purposes, you may request an invitation by sending your name, address, and other contact information to the SOT Headquarters.

ICTXV Meeting

Join us in Hawaii 2019

July 15–18, 2019
Hawaii Convention Center
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Contact us: +1.703.438.3115