Transport in Hawaii

Getting around with Hawaii transport

By Air

There are daily flights connected to Hawaii by several major airlines. Hawaiian Airlines, Aloha Air and Paragon Airlines are the three main airlines that serve the State of Hawaii. Most international flights to Hawaii usually lands on one of these international airports. Honolulu International Airport, Hilo International Airport and Kona International Airport.

By Car

The demand for rental cars are great in Hawaii, in addition to the millions of tourists that visit every year all the locals who cant take their cars with them when they travel from island to island, nevertheless car rentals are plentiful in Hawaii and the competition is vicious. There is at least one national car rental chain company at every airport in Hawaii and on every major island. It is fairly easy and enjoyable to drive in Hawaii, the only difficult thing is to learn to not dawdle too much while admiring the scenery. Most islands only have one main road, which makes it a little easier not to get lost.

By Bike

Motorbikes and cycles are for rent on all Hawaiian islands. They are usually just for use on the island and not for long distance traveling.

By Bus

Oahu is about the only island with a good network of busses, the public transport on the other islands are minimal. Kauai and Big Island have a few restricted bus services, Maui and Lanai have a few shuttle services and Molokai has no public transport at all. The best way to get to and from an airport is by car rental or taxi. Do not rely on public transport as a way to do sightseeing.

By Train

The only railroads that are still operating in Hawaii are the 'Sugar Cane Trains'. They offer daily musical tours between Lahaina and Ka'anapali on Maui, and a short stretch in southwest Oahu, where the Hawaii Railway Society runs Sunday afternoon trips.


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