Attractions Near Honolulu (HNL) Airport
Do you have a long layover at Honolulu International Airport? Do you arrive hours before your allowed check-in time? There isn’t a lot to do at HNL, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit around at Starbuck’s for hours on end while paradise awaits outside of baggage claim.
Local transit will have you stuck in a stuffy bus for what feels like hours, while metered taxis and car rentals will cost too much for a quick jaunt from HNL. That’s where Honolulu Airport Transfer is of service. We can take you to any destination near Honolulu Airport for a single flat rate for up to four passengers, as long as you book in advance. As soon as you know your arrival time, call 1-800-929-1219 or complete the form here to reserve your ride. All we require is 24-hour notice.
Now that you know you have an affordable option, let’s find out what’s near HNL.
What to Do Near HNL Airport
USS Arizona Memorial - Pearl Harbor (15-25 Minutes)
The USS Arizona Memorial is the number one visitor destination in Hawaii. This is a must-see destination for anyone coming to Oahu, drawing nearly 2 million visitors each year from all over the world. You are free to explore the grounds of the on-site Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, or take the tour if your layover timeline allows. The Visitor Center is open daily from 7am to 5pm (nonholiday) and there are free tours to the USS Arizona Memorial every 15 minutes from 7:30 am to 3:00pm. The tour, which includes a 23-minute documentary film and boat tour to the USS Arizona Memorial, takes an estimated 75 minutes.
Keehi Lagoon Beach Park (5-10 Minutes)
Looking for once last glimpse of the ocean? Want to feel the sand between your toes before it’s time to go? Keehi Lagoon Beach Park is just a five to 10-minute ride (or brisk 30 minute walk) from Honolulu International Airport.
Bishop Museum (10-15 Minutes)
One of the most culturally enriching places on the island is a short ride from HNL. Bishop Museum is home to some amazing exhibitions and curated artifacts that will provide you with a real sense of Hawaiian culture.
Ala Moana Center (20-35 Minutes)
The best shopping mall on Oahu awaits, just 20-35 minutes (contingent upon traffic) from Honolulu Airport. Whether you need some last minute gifts before heading back to the Mainland, or want to start shopping while awaiting check-in at a nearby hotel (Ala Moana Hotel, Prince Waikiki, The Modern Honolulu, and more), we can get you there. Honolulu Airport Transfer offers a flat rate between HNL and Ala Moana Center for just $30.
Pearlridge Center (15-30 Minutes)
Pearlridge is the second largest shopping center in the state of Hawaiʻi, after Ala Moana. It is also the island chain’s largest enclosed shopping center, making it a great HNL escape for those who have had their fair share of sun, but want to enjoy some last second shopping. Located in Aiea, Pearlridge qualifies for a Honolulu Airport Transfer flat rate of just $30.