How long does it take and what’s the best way to get from the airport to Waikiki?
Without traffic and by car its almost exactly a 20 minute drive. With traffic though, getting out of Waikiki can sometimes be a hassle and the trip can take closer to 50 minutes.
If you are not traveling by car, the local bus goes directly to the airport as one of its stops and that takes a little under an hour as well. Google Maps Transit option makes taking the bus around Honolulu really easy and should be a breeze going from Waikiki to the Airport. I’ve done it multiple times
A shared shuttle can take around 45-60 minutes depending on how many drop offs they do and which hotel is yours.
An uber or independent driver/shuttle should be around 30-40 mins. Traffic pending of course and depending where in Waikiki you are.