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Best Oahu Transportation

Oahu transportation including flying in and out of the Honolulu International Airport is easy as it should be. Renting a cheap Oahu car rental to explore the island, or traveling about on an Oahu bus or Waikiki Trolley will get you from place to place, and couldn't be simpler or more fun!


Hawaii gets an A when it comes to fantastic transportation! Getting to the island and traveling around Oahu couldn't be easier with the multiple options available!

Honolulu International Airport

Honolulu International Airport

It's hard to get excited about an airport hub, but the Oahu Airport seems more pleasurable than most.  You're not going to find 4 star restaurants, massage centers, or internet cafes, but don't discount the simplicity, efficiency, and beautiful surrounding tropical flora as measurable criteria.

Here are your best transport options from the airport to the hotels, including Waikiki, Ko'Olina, and Turtle Bay Resort in the North Shore!

The Honolulu International Airport (HIA) is located just 10 miles north of Waikiki. It's the largest airport hub in the state and is host to 27 different airlines. With more than 20 million visitors coming through each year, the HIA is one of the world's largest air transport centers.

Honolulu Airport Luxurious rides to your hotel

Honolulu Airport Luxurious rides

Travel in a Luxury Stretch Limo for 4 passengers - More Details

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Ride from airport to your hotel in a Private luxury car that seats 5 comfortably with luggage - More Details

Oahu Car Rentals

There really is no better choice for island transportation than Oahu car rentals! Don't get me wrong, Hawaii has one of the best public transportation systems around, but reserving an Oahu car rental gives you the freedom and ability to visit Honolulu attractions and off the beaten path spots whenever you want.

This is my personal favorite of all the different modes of Oahu transportation!

Oahu car rentals

The island is fairly easy to get around, so why not grab yourself a cheap Oahu car rental and get ready to explore the real Hawaii!

Oahu Bus

Oahu Bus

The Oahu bus system is like no other and ranks among the best! Simply put, the Oahu bus is simple, inexpensive, and a friendly public Oahu transportation to use if you don't feel like doing your own driving around the island!

A majority of the bus lines you'll most likely be using to visit outside attractions, run directly through Waikiki.

Most other routes are a quick bus transfer to and from the Ala Moana Mall or downtown Honolulu. 

Learn more about the Oahu bus routes you're going to take, bus fares, and tips for riding around the island.

Waikiki Trolley

Waikiki Trolley

Add some scenic fun to your ride by taking a Waikiki Trolley . Launched in 1986, this company rolled out the first San Francisco Cable car replicas on wheels.

The trolley's original routes traveled to some main Honolulu attractions, including the Waikiki Aquarium, the Honolulu Zoo, most stretches of Waikiki Beach and the Ala Moana Center.

Get your Waikiki Trolley pass

Today there are over 50 Waikiki Trolleys traveling to many destinations around the island. There are 4 different routes to explore: Scenic Tour, Historic Tour, Shopping Tour, and the Island Tour. Tickets start around $9 for a child day pass, and go up to $49 for an Adult 7 day pass. 

Bicycles, Moped and Motorcycle Rentals

Scooters on Oahu

If 2 wheels are your ride of choice, Hawaii has made it convenient to get yourself a motorcycle rental for a day or a week! Beach Cruisers, Mountain Bike Tours, Choppers, Yamaha, Harley Davidson, BMW, Honda, sport bikes, and mopeds -- Hawaii motorcycle rentals are all around Waikiki.

Waikiki Scooter Rentals

Rent a scooter in Waikiki to check out the surrounding area and beaches, or go on a fun Aloha Trikke Tour through the park and neighboring beaches.

There are some great scenic rides that are close to Waikiki, including the southern coastline from Diamond Head out to Hanauma Bay.

Scoot Coupe Rental

The Latest trend and these 2 person tri-wheel Scoot Coupe car buggies that you can rent for the day and zip around Waikiki or to Oahu attractions.  Rent a Scoot Coupe...

Taxi, Uber & Lyft Rides in Honolulu

Oahu Taxi

Taxi anyone? If you're looking for a more personable Oahu transportation, there are a few taxis, limos, and charter buses in Honolulu that would like to earn your business. 

Some outfits also offer island tours, including Charley Taxi.  Uber and Lyft have also moved into Honolulu for inexpensive rides from locals.  Simply download their apps and activate the service.

Check out more for numbers, rates and details that you need will need to know if you choose to see the island this way.

Oahu Taxi companies:  Charley's Taxi (808) 531-2333 ~ The Cab (808) 422-2222 ~ Eco Cab (808) 979-1010 ~ Royal Hawaiian Taxi (808) 223-1773

Touring around the island

Along with all forms of transportation mentioned above, consider other fun means of touring around Oahu.  Segway tour are always fun to zip along the coast!

Buses and minivan tours are an easy and economical way to visit some of the main attractions.  Or maybe go big with a helicopter ride touring Waikiki, the North Shore, or some hidden waterfalls!

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