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Getting around in Honolulu

Visitors enjoy the famed International Market Place on foot
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If you plan to spend your time primarily in Waikiki and Honolulu, you can probably forego a rental car. Parking is difficult in the city and public transportation options about. Waikiki is easily explored on foot, and convenient options like the Waikiki Trolley and the Aloha Bus will get you where you need to go.


Getting to your hotel:


Taking route 19 or 20 on TheBus will get you close to your Waikiki hotel in about an hour. Ask the driver which stop is nearest your hotel. One-way fare is $2.50 USD. Bring exact change.


Roberts Hawaii offers an airport shuttle that will take you right to your hotel’s door. A round trip ticket, including arrival and departure is $20 USD. A one-way ticket is $12 USD. 


Taxi fare from the airport to Waikiki will run about $30-40 USD. Pickup is outside the baggage claim area.


Getting around Honolulu and Waikiki:


Most hotels are within close proximity to Waikiki Beach as well as shopping and dining options. Walking is an excellent way to get around your immediate vicinity. Sidewalks are generally wide and accommodating, and you’ll find plenty of fun distractions as you head to your destination.


The Waikiki Trolley has three different lines that stop at 30 popular locations including Waikiki Aquarium, Waikiki Zoo, Iolani Palace, Chinatown, Diamond Head Crater, and just about all of the major shopping malls. Prices vary for the one, four, or seven-day passes, but all include unlimited boarding privileges. Order tickets online or visit the ticket booth at the DFS Galleria Waikiki or the Royal Hawaiian Center.


The Aloha Bus offers several routes – including one that will take you to the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites – on its “hop on, hop off” double-decker bus tours. Purchase tickets directly from the driver.