Need to get from Honolulu International Airport to the Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu for a trade show, conference, special event, or other affair? If this is the case you probably don’t have much time to spare, or at the very least you want the most convenient, comfortable, and efficient way to get from the airport to this iconic facility on Oahu. Below are your choices, complete with the most recommended option.
Best Way to Get From Honolulu International Airport to the Hawai’i Convention Center and What Else You Need to Know
Take a Direct Flat Rate Shuttle, Instead
Instead of what? Given that the Hawai’i Convention Center is a common destination from HNL, there are certainly a variety of options to getting there. But most don’t offer the convenience and cost efficiency without sacrificing a comfort and repose.
Take city transit for example. They won’t accept luggage on TheBus, so that hits the chopping block for most of you arriving at HNL. But even if you have a light carry-on coming from one of the other Hawaiian Islands, TheBus is still a terrible way to get here from HNL. There are far too many stops along the way, and the crowd that gets picked up on the ride towards Honolulu is not exactly one you want to spend a lot of time with as you make your may to the Convention Center. View more on why you should never take city transit from the airport.
What about the other options? The cost for taking a traditional (read: old and run down) taxi does not justify the experience of this antiquated method or airport transportation. But most other alternatives don’t add up either. Non-professional (a reason to avoid this option in itself) ride hailing services including Uber are discounted from consideration because of their inconvenient pick-ups zones (located further away from HNL baggage claim) and the fact that the only cost-effective option (Uber X) may not have enough space for those traveling in parties of two or more with full luggage in tow. Then there are car rentals, which are a great way for getting around Oahu, but after you’ve already left HNL. This is because the queue for getting your rental at HNL will delay your “departure” from the airport even more, and then you have to contend with Honolulu traffic on your own, which during the work week (when you’re likely headed to the Convention Center) can be a real burden, followed by the frustrating task of finding convenient parking. Lastly, there are the shared shuttle services from HNL to hotels located near the Convention Center, but that’s not a direct A to B solution as you’ll have to make your way from the nearest hotel to the facility. Plus, when you are traveling with two or more people/colleagues the cost savings don’t compute up at all.
So there you have it. The best way to get from HNL to the Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu is to take a direct, private, flat rate shuttle. What’s the flat rate? Just $30 for up to an entire party of four (call if you have more passengers). On your own $30 is a steal when you consider the fact that you’ll be driven in a new luxury Toyota Sienna, but when traveling with a party of four it’s just $7.50 each! It simply doesn’t get better than that.
Time to Spare Before / After Your Convention Center Duties?
If your flight arrives at HNL early and you don’t need to be at the Convention Center until later in the AM or afternoon, there’s no need to wait around the airport or center because within a short walk you can check out the best shopping destination on the entire Hawaiian Island chain – Ala Moana Center, which is just over a 10-minute walk away. If you don’t want to be cooped up in a mall either (although it’s an open air mall) and want to see some natural beauty you can instead head over to Ala Moana Beach Park which is home to Magic Island Lagoon, and to the east you’ll have a glorious view of Ala Wai Harbor, Waikiki, and Diamond Head Crater. Instead of a Convention Center drop-off we can take you to either of these destinations for the same $30 flat rate, or you can just check them out after you’re done at the Convention Center. Alternatively, if you need to head back to the airport from once your conference or trade show has concluded, we can pick you up and take you back to HNL, also for the same $30 rate from the facility. Whatever you need – we’re your one stop (unless it’s a round trip!) solution to/from Honolulu International Airport.
Book a $30 flat arte shuttle for your expected arrival time and we’ll whisk you away to the Hawai’i Convention Center. Call toll-free 1-800-929-1219.