The Oahu bus
is a great way to get around the island if you opt not to get an
car rental. The Honolulu
bus system is actually ranked as one of the best transit
systems in the world. That’s pretty impressive with over 72
million stratified Honolulu bus riders per year!
The Oahu bus is a reliable source to travel around the island,
and getting to places in a reasonable amount of time. You
will need to coordinate a little more the farther you travel outside of
Waikiki, and allow more time to get to your destinations, but you can
let go of your stress and let the bus driver do all the work!
A majority of the Oahu buses on different island routes travel through Waikiki (on Kuhio Ave), Ala Moana Mall, and/or downtown Honolulu -all which are very close to each other. A quick bus transfer should get you to further traveling destinations such as the Lanikai Beach or the North Shore.
Most Oahu buses arrive at the bus stops every 10 to 30 minutes. Some buses only pass by once an hour on Sundays, holiday, and less traveled areas. This is not the case for the most popular Oahu attractions, but it’s always good practice to check the schedule or ask the bus driver. Equally important is to know when the last bus is scheduled for your route if you plan on staying out late.
Runs most days between 5:30am and 12:30pm
Waikiki to Ala Moana Mall
Runs most days between 7:30am to 10pm
Waikiki to the Aloha Tower Market Place, Chinatown, and the Honolulu Airport
Runs most days between 5:45am to 6:30pm
Runs most days between 5:45am to 10:45pm
Runs most days between 8 am to 5:28 pm
Ala Moana Mall to Makaha Beach
Runs most days all day/night. It can take up to 2 hours each
way for arrival.
Runs most days between 6am to 10pm.
Note – route 70 runs only once an hour until 7pm…walking back to Kailua
road and taking the number 57 might be a better choice.
Runs most days between 6:30am to 10:20pm (Lanikai until 7pm). 2 hours each direction.
The Waikiki Trolley visits many Honolulu Attractions. There are 4 different routes to explore including: Scenic Tour, Historic Tour, Shopping Tour, and the Island Tour. Tickets start around $9 for a child day pass, and go up to $25 - $49 for an Adult 7 day pass.
Adults - $2.75/ Ride or $5.50 / Day Pass
Children 5 years of age – Free w/ paid riding passenger
Youth ages 6 to 17 - $1.25/ Ride or $2.50 / Day Pass
Seniors over 65 and Handicap Fare- $1.00 with
Bus Senior Card or valid US Medical Card, $2 for Day Pass
Note – exact change is required (no change available)
A bus fare will take you one direction and includes a transfer ticket if needed.
Get a multi-day Waikiki Trolly Hop on Hop off Pass
The Oahu buses can accommodate most reasonable baggage and accessories
you might be traveling with including: small luggage, boogie boards,
short surf boards, golf clubs, beach chairs, small coolers, musical
instruments, baby strollers, and even small caged pets!
The buses are also equipped with bike racks located on the front side
for traveling bikers.
For more information regarding the Oahu Bus call (808) 848-5555, or check out their website for more information: http://www.thebus.org