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Airports in Honolulu

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)


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 The Roberts Hawaii Express Shuttle offers affordable, on-demand, island-wide transfer services from honolulu international airport.


Local time is GMT -10


Airport information desk: +1 808 836 6413.

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Honolulu International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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