Taking the Bus - Waikiki & Honolulu

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How does the bus system work and which buses should I know about?

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DA BUS
You can purchase an unlimited day pass from the bus driver for $5, $2.50 for kids. It’s good for 27 hours.

AIRPORT
1 Hr.

#19, #20 Airport to Kuhio. For Aloha Tower, exit on Alakea & Nimitz. No luggage allowed on bus.

ALA MOANA CENTER
15 Min.

Any #8, #19, #23, #42, or #E on Kuhio going away from Diamond Head. For Sam’s Club & Wal-Mart, walk 2 blocks on Keeaumoku.

ALOHA STADIUM
1 Hr. 30 Min.

#20 or #42 bus on Kuhio, get off two stops past Arizona Memorial. Aloha Flea Market - Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

WAIKIKI AQUARIUM
15 Min

#19 or #20 Kapiolani Park bus on Kuhio going towards Diamond Head.

BISHOP MUSEUM
45 Min.

Closed Tuesdays. #2 School Middle Street bus on Kuhio to Kam shopping Ceter. Walk 1/2 block toward ocean to Like Like Hwy.

COSTCO - DILLINGHAM
1 Hr.

#42 bus o Kuhio to Dilligham/Alakawa

DIAMOND HEAD
20 Min.

#2 or #23 Hawaii Kai-Sea Life Park on Kuhio going toward Diamond Head.

HONOLULU / CHINATOWN
30 Min.

#2, #13, #19, #20, #42 to Downtown Honolulu, Chinatown, Iolani Palace, & Kawaiaho Church.

HANAUMA BAY
1 Hr.

#22 Hawaii Kai-Sea Life Park o Kalakaua going toward Diamond Head. $7.50 admission, closed on Tuesdays.

HAWAII CONVENTION CENTER
#2, #13 on Kuhio to Kalakaua and Kapiolani.

HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART
30 Min

#2 or #13 on Kuhio to Beretania and Ward Ave.

HONOLULU ZOO & WAIKIKI SHELL
15 Min.

#8, #13, #19, #22 & #23 on Kuhio Ave. going towards Diamond Head.

KAILUA / LANIKAI BEACH
1 Hr. 30 Min.

Any #8, #19, #20, #23, #42 on Kuhio, ask driver for transfer. At Ala Moana Center transfer to #57 or #57A for Lanikai. Get off in Kailua in front of Macy’s, transfer to #70.

KAKAAKO / KEWALO BASIN / WARD CENTERS
30 Min.

#19, #20 or #42 bus on Kuhio to Ward and Ala Moana Boulevard.

MANOA FALLS
45 Min.

#8 to Ala Moana Center transfer to #5 Manoa.

NORTH SHORE
2 Hr. 15 Min

#8, #19, #20, #23, #42 to Ala Moana transfer to #52. At Haleiwa, transfer to #55.

PEARL HARBOR - ARIZONA MEMORIAL
1 Hr. 30 Min.

Open 7:45 AM to 3PM, closed holidays. Average wait to board the Memorial is two hours. Footwear ad shirt are required, no bags allowed.

PUNCHBOWL NATIONAL CEMETERY
1 Hr.

#2, #13, or #E on Kuhio (ask for transfer) to Beretania & Alapal Street. On Alapai board #15 Pacific Heights bus to Puowaina & Hookui. Walk uphill into crater. (About 15 Min. walk.)

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
25 Min.

#13 NUUANU bus on Kuhio to University and Dole Streets going towards Diamond Head.

WAIKELE OUTLETS
2 Hr.

#42 on Kuhio (ask for transfer) to Waipahu Transit Center. Cross street and transfer to #433 Waikele.

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It’s also great to note that the Google Maps app with the settings switched to bus transit runs perfectly with Oahu’s bus system. I used the app on a daily basis and it made getting around the island with the bus so easy!

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