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Most major airlines have service to Oahu; these include the following: Hawaiian Airlines, Continental Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines.
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The referenced transportation options below include private carriers who are listed with the Western Motor Tariff Bureau; limousine companies; rental car companies; taxis; and the municipal public transportation.
For reference purposes of this writing, we have used the point to point transfer example of the Honolulu International Airport to the Resort area of Waikīkī. Private carriers are available for charter vehicle services upon request and return confirmation.
Airport: Honolulu International Airport
Aloha Waikiki Express
Transportation from the airport to any hotel in Waikiki.
Operated by Roberts Hawaiʻi.
Operates 24 Hours
5:00 AM–3:00 AM Every 20–25 Minutes
3:00 AM–5:00 AM Every Hour
|Children (3 years old and below)||Free|
Baggage—two (2) bags per person
plus one (1) carry-on
Golf Bag, Car Seat, Stroller,
|Surf Boards, Skis, Snow Boards||$15|
For wheel chair accessible vehicle pickup, please email Tina Scott at email@example.com.
Airport: Car Rental Companies
Toll Free 1.888.897.8448
Toll Free 1.800.527.7000
Toll Free 1.800.800.4000
Toll Free 1.800.325.8007
Toll Free 1.800.654.3131
Toll Free 1.800.227.7368
Toll Free 1.800.462-5266
JN Car and Truck Rentals
Toll Free 1.800.475-7522
Toll Free 1.800.367-2277
Airport: Private Pre-Arranged Ground Transportation
Ground Transportation service permittees provide transportation services from the airport on a prearranged basis. Arrangements are usually made by the passenger, or the passenger’s agent or representative, in advance of the passenger’s arrival at the airport, and include passenger transportation services, tours, and courtesy car services.
Charley’s Taxi and Tours
Fleet of 250 vehicles including sedans, mini vans, and limousines.
Radio dispatched 24-hours.
Elite Limousine Service
7–6 Passenger Limousines
3–8 Passenger Vans
11–4 Passenger Vedans
ADA access with folding wheel chairs only.
Gomes School Bus Service
30-Non A/C School Bus (48 seats)
10-Non A/C School Van (16 seats)
School Vans are ADA accessible.
All available for charter when not in conflict with current school contracts.
Hawaii Chauffeur and Limo Services, Inc.
5–8 Passenger Limousines
3–4 Passenger Sedans
Polynesian Adventure Tours
45-Motorcoach (57 seats)
6-Mini Bus (25 seats)
2-Van (14 seats)
ADA accessible vehicles—6 Motorcoach/2 Mini Bus/2 Chairs per Vehicle.
Polynesian Hospitality Tours, Inc.
25-Motorcoach (54 to 62 seats)
4-Mini bus (25 to 37 seats)
3-Van (14 seats)
ADA Accessible Vehicles—2 Motorcoach/4 Chairs per Vehicle.
Roberts Hawaii Tours, Inc.
• 39-Motorcoach (57 to 62 seats)
• 19-Mini bus (21 to 25 seats)
• 13-Van (14 seats)
• ADA Accessible Vehicles-3 Motorcoach/2 Mini Bus/2 Chairs per Vehicle.
• 9-Van (9 to 12 seats)
• Services on Oʻahu, Maui and Kona.
Superstar/Paradise Cruise Ltd.
• 19-Royal Motorcoach (58 seats)
• 8-MCI Motorcoach (53 seats)
• 4-Mini bus (25 seats)
• 7-Van (14 seats)
• 1–6 passenger limousine
• 1–4 passenger sedan
• ADA Accessible Vehicles—2 Royal Motorcoach/1 Mini Bus/3 MCI Motorcoach/2 chairs per vehicle.
Travel Plaza Transportation, LLC.
• 8-Mini bus
• 3-Van (14 seats)
• 4–6 passenger limousine
• ADA Accessible Vehicles—2 Motorcoach/2 chairs per vehicle.
• Fleet of 350 vehicles including sedans, mini vans, and limousines.
• ADA accessible vans allow for one or two wheel chairs per vehicle.
• 24-hour radio dispatched.
• 35-Mini Bus
• ADA access with folding wheel chairs only.
Waikīkī Trolley / Enoa Tours
• 50–36 passenger, open-aired trolley.
• ADA accessible trolleys are available.
Airport Public Transportation: City “TheBus” Service
Customer Service 808.848.4500
Route Information 808.848.5555
City Buses arrive approximately every 30 minutes depending on route number.
|If child sits on adult’s lap (max age 6)||FREE|
|Children & Students (up to age 17)||$1|
|Senior Citizen (with Reduced Fare card or valid Medicare card)||$1|
|Visitor Pass (Four consecutive day pass. Unlimited use.)||$20|
|Monthly Bus Pass||$20|
|Student (up to high school)|
|Senior Bus Pass (with Senior card)||$5|
No backpacks with metal frames allowed. All bags must be able to be placed under the feet or on the lap without protruding into the aisle way.
—Bags cannot be larger than 18"x24"x12".
Bus Route No. 19:
Eastbound route goes from the airport, then to Kalihi Kai (via Nimitz Highway), downtown Honolulu, the Honolulu Civic Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center and ends in Waikiki.
Westbound route goes from the airport and ends at Hickam Air Force Base.
Bus Route No. 20:
Eastbound route goes from the airport, then to Kalihi (via Nimitz Highway), downtown Honolulu, the Honolulu Civic Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center and ends in Waikiki.
Westbound route goes from the airport to the Arizona Memorial, Aloha Stadium, Aiea and ends at Pearlridge Shopping Center.
Airport: Taxi Service
AMPCO Express is the managing contractor of the Airport’s Open Taxi System at Honolulu International Airport. The state established this Airport Open Taxi Management system for taxi drivers from all taxi companies to be able to pick-up at the airport.
Taxi Service is available on the center median fronting the terminal baggage claim areas. See the taxi dispatchers for service.
The fare from the airport to Waikiki during non-rush hour periods is approximately $35–$40.