Getting there and around
Long Haul Flights
From the U.K there are numerous daily services offering “one stop” connections to Oahu – Honolulu Airport. Typical journey times last at least 18 hours and therefore it is important to take into account such things as refuelling stops and seat comfort when choosing a carrier and fare. Honolulu is very well served from mainland North America (see USA/Canadian below). We have a selection of suggested City and Fly Drive stopover packages that can be tailor-made to your exact requirements. If planning multiple stopovers on-route (see international destinations) you may wish to consider a Round the World ticket.
|United #||London||Los Angeles or San Francisco ~||10+ Daily||18h 50m|
|United, Delta, American||Los Angeles||Non-Stop||10+ Daily||5h 35m|
|United, Hawaiian||San Francisco||Non-Stop||10+ Daily||5h 15m|
|Hawaiian||Las Vegas||Non-Stop||3 Daily||5h 50m|
|Air Canada, Westjet||Vancouver||Non-Stop||2 Daily||5h 40m|
|Hawaiian||Pago Pago (American Samoa)||Non-Stop||2 Week||5h 45m|
|Air New Zealand, Hawaiian||Auckland||Non-Stop||2-3 Week||9h 25m|
|United, Japan Airlines, Korean, Delta||Tokyo||Non-Stop||4 Daily||7h 30m|
|Korean, Hawaiian, Asiana||Seoul||Non-Stop||2-3 Daily||11h 20m|
|Fiji Airways||Fiji||Non-Stop||3 Week||6h 45m|
|Jetstar||Melbourne||Non-Stop||2-3 Week||11h 40m|
|Jetstar, Hawaiian, Qantas||Sydney||Non-Stop||3 Daily||10h 40m|
|Hawaiian||Papeete (Tahiti)||Non-Stop||1 Week||5h 55m|
# Other carrier combinations are also available.
~ It is also possible to connect through other North American cities.
It is possible to fly out of one US City and into another e.g.
London – Los Angeles – Honolulu – San Francisco – London
If visiting two or more of the Islands, fly non-stop into Honolulu, take an inter-island flight from Honolulu to Maui and then a non-stop flight back to Los Angeles e.g.
London – San Francisco – Honolulu (Oahu) – Kahului (Maui) – Los Angeles – London
Combine any of the US/Canadian Destinations below to create an itinerary e.g.
London – Las Vegas – Honolulu (Oahu) – Lihue (Kauai) – Los Angeles – London
Round the World itinerary e.g.
London – Vancouver – Honolulu – Auckland – Sydney – Singapore – London
Honolulu International Airport on Oahu is Hawaii’s major airport, serving as the entry point for most of Hawaii’s visitors. All major domestic carriers and many international carriers serve Oahu, so you can get here from just about anywhere:
US/Canadian Destinations: Vancouver, Calgary, San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas Fort Worth, Atlanta, San Francisco, Phoenix, New York, Seattle, Guam, Houston, Washington and American Samoa.
International Destinations: Auckland, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Fiji, Melbourne, Sydney, Manila, Papeete, Brisbane
Oahu Airport Destinations: Lihue Airport (Kauai), Kahului Airport (Maui), Kapalua Airport (Maui), Molokai Airport, Lanai Airport, Hilo Airport (Big Island), Kona Airport (Big Island)
|Hawaiian, Island Air||Kahului (Maui)||Non-Stop||10+ Daily||40m|
|Mokulele Flight Services||Kapalua (Maui)||Non-Stop||8 Daily||45m|
|Hawaiian, Island Air||Lihue (Kauai)||Non-Stop||10+ Daily||40m|
|Hawaiian||Kona (Hawaii the “Big Island”)||Non-Stop||10+ Daily||45m|
|Hawaiian||Hilo (Hawaii the “Big Island”)||Non-Stop||10+ Daily||50m|
|Island Air||Lanai||Non-Stop||8 Daily||35m|
|Mokulele Flight Services, Island Air||Molokai||Non-Stop||10+ Daily||35m|
Note: There are non-stop flights from the US mainland to Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii’s Big Island. For the neighbouring islands of Lanai and Molokai you will need to connect through Oahu (Honolulu) or Maui (Kahului).
To really experience all that Hawaii offers, we suggest renting a car. Reserve your rental vehicle in advance because quantities can be limited on some islands. Many visitors also enjoy taking bus tours to conveniently explore the Islands. Shuttles, taxis and public transport are available on most islands but may be limited in more remote regions.
Driving Times From Waikiki To:
- Downtown Honolulu : 20 minutes
- Haleiwa Town: 1 hour
- Hanauma Bay: 35 minutes
- Honolulu International Airport (HNL): 35 minutes
- Ko Olina Resort : 50 minutes
- Kualoa Ranch: 55 minutes
- Nuuanu Pali Lookout: 35 minutes
- Pearl Harbor: 35 minutes
- Polynesian Cultural Center: 1 hour, 20 minutes
- Turtle Bay Resort: 1 hour, 20 minutes
- Waimea Bay: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Oahu’s city transport system is aptly named “The Bus”. Fares are reasonable, routes are extensive and there are special visitor passes for multiple day uses. Another affordable option is the trolley (tram). The routes and destinations are not as extensive as The Bus but the trolley goes to most major tourist attractions and offers tickets for unlimited rides over a certain number of days. For more information on passes/fares, bus routes to popular attractions please contact us.
Taxis are a great way to travel when in a group and the cost can be shared. You can find taxi stands at most major shopping malls, in the business district and at the airport. Note that rather than hailing a cab, finding taxi stands at major shopping malls and businesses as well as calling for pick-ups via hotel concierge or phone is the norm in Hawaii.