United States of America
- The Basics
- Travel Health
- Public Holidays
- Useful Contacts
- Visa & Passport
Airports in Hawaii
Honolulu International Airport is the main gateway to the idyllic beaches of Hawaii. Serving more than 21 million passengers each year, the airport is one of the busiest in the US, with more than 300,000 annual flights coming from the US mainland and Asia.
The airport's three terminals were built in the 1960s, and the design hasn't changed much. First-time visitors often find the layout confusing, and the lack of signs can make transferring between terminals difficult. Most international flights and flights from the US mainland are processed through the Overseas Terminal, while the Commuter Terminal and Interisland Terminal are for short flights within Hawaii.
Honolulu International Airport is located about five miles (8km) from Honolulu itself, and there is good and efficient public transport into the city.
The airport is located on Oahu Island about six miles (10km) west of downtown Honolulu and nine miles (15km) west of Waikiki Beach.
Getting to the city
There are several city bus services that follow different routes and schedules connecting to central Waikiki. Many hotels offer pick-up services and the Airport Waikiki Express shuttle bus meets all flights and drops off at hotels along Waikiki Beach. The SpeediShuttle does trips to Honolulu Harbor from $15.48.
Local time is GMT -10
Airport information desk: +1 808 836 6413.
The airport is located three miles (5km) northeast of Kahului Town in Maui.
Getting to the city
Maui County operates a public transit system from the airport which operates daily. The Maui Bus stops at marked locations fronting the terminal and the fare is $2; Route 40 (Upcountry Islander) operates every 90 minutes between 7.15am and 10.15pm, while Route 35 (Haiku Islander) operates every 90 minutes between 6.45am and 9.45pm. Note that only one bag is allowed per passenger.
Local time is GMT -10.
Tel: +1 808 872 3830.
Honolulu International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
Become our Hawaii Travel Expert
We are looking for contributors for our Hawaii travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Hawaii or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.