Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)
The island of O‘ahu is serviced by the Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Airlines that fly to Hawai‘i include American, United, Delta, Hawaiian, & Alaska 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 Mānoa or Waikiki.
Airport Shuttle Services (check links below for current rates)
Lyft and Uber operate to and from Honolulu airport. For Interisland and International arrivals, use the second median on the departures level, across from Lobby 2. For Mainland US arrivals, use the second median on the departures level, across from Lobby 8, or the median outside of Lobby 5.
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 Mānoa campus is between $30-35. You can also call:
- The CAB – +1 (808) 422-2222
- Charley’s Taxi – +1 (808) 233-3333
- EcoCab – +1 (808) 979-1010
- City Taxi – +1 (808) 524-2121
Various car rental companies (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty) have onsite and offsite rent-a-car offices at the Honolulu International Airport.
For more information on ground transportation options available from the airport, see the Getting To & From section on the airport website.
Traveling to University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
It is about 8.5 miles from the airport to the main campus of University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. A taxi takes about 15 minutes. Buses take about one hour.
Route and Schedule Information: (808) 848-5555. Website: http://www.thebus.org
Download DaBus2-The Oahu Bus app on your phone to locate stops and see live GPS of your bus’ arrival! Otherwise, click here for bus route timetables.
O‘ahu’s bus system, logically dubbed “TheBUS,” offers island-wide service. TheBus now offers Holo Cards, which allow you to tap on and off of the bus instead of paying in cash each time. Holo Cards can be purchased at numerous locations in Waikiki. You can load your card at the same locations where you purchase them. After making an account online, you can also load your card digitally on your phone or computer.
If you are traveling with a holo card, you automatically earn a day pass after your second ride and travel the rest of the day free. This amounts to $5.50 per day.
One-way fare for TheBus:
- $3.00 for adults
- $1.50 for youths (children 5 and under free)
- $1.25 for seniors & persons with Disability ID cards
Exact change is required when paying in cash.
Bus lines that service the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa include A, #4, #6, and #13 (best option between Waikiki and UH).
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 TheBus.
More information on travel to and around the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus can be found here.