Honolulu Intl Airport Transportation

Honolulu International Airport offers free transport for passengers to go from the gates to the terminals. After passengers who are traveling abroad pass through security, they take the bus from the third floor of the Overseas Terminal to the gate in the Diamond Head or Ewa Concourses. Passengers who check in at the Inter-Island Terminal for a flight to the mainland take a bus from the third level to their gate. The buses also run between the Commuter, Overseas and Inter-Island Terminals.

The Honolulu International Airport has several ways for passengers to arrive. The airport is six miles from the Honolulu’s downtown and 10 miles away from Waikiki. Visitors can travel to the airport by shuttle, bus, taxi and car.
The H-1 freeway has exits to the airport from the east and west.

Speedi-Shuttle offers inexpensive service between hotels, offices, homes and the airport. It leaves from the pickup zone. The shuttle stops are at the ground level near the tour group area next to Baggage Claims H at the Diamond Head Terminal, Baggage Claim C at the Inter-Island Terminal, at the curb at the Overseas Terminal between Baggage Claims D and E and at the Commuter Terminal. Speedi-Shuttle greeters and attendants, identified by their red aloha prints, are present at baggage claims and locations for pickup. All shuttles are equipped for wheel chair use by portable ramps. Reservations are not necessary.

The airport has six car rental companies such as National, Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar, Budget, and Avis on the airport grounds. Several other companies have offices off the airport. The airport companies have counters on the ground level on the opposite side of baggage claims.

AMPCO Express runs the open taxi system for the airport. Taxi drivers from all the city’s taxi companies pick up passengers at the airport. Passengers will find taxis on the median in front of the areas for baggage claims. The taxi dispatchers wearing green shirts will help passengers.

The County and City of Honolulu runs the bus service for the whole island that includes the Honolulu International Airport. The Bus routes 19, 20 and 31 makes stops on the departure, or upper, level of the airport. Bus routes 19 and 20 link the airport to Pearlridge Center, Hickam AFB, Waikiki, Ala Moana Center and downtown Honolulu. Route 31 travels to Tripler Army Medical Center. Other routes on the Nimitz Highway are close to the airport.