Honolulu Travel Essentials

Honolulu is the state capital of Hawaii, the chain of volcanic islands on the Pacific Ocean synonymous with hula, luaus (feasts) and leis (flower garlands). If beaches, big waves and night dives don’t appeal to you, there’s no shortage of World War II sites, dramatic hikes and coastal drives to fill your days with awe. If you so fancy, fly to Big Island for star gazing and lava viewing.

Best Time to Visit:

Honolulu’s temperate climate can be enjoyed all year round, though it is warmest from June until October. Expect heavy rainfall in December and January.

Electrical Outlet Type:

Type A (2 flat pins)

Type B (1 grounded round pin, 2 flat pins)


US Dollar (USD)

Top Modes of Transport From the Airport and Cost Estimate to City Centre:

  • Central Honolulu is 25 minutes away from the airport, and taxi fare estimate during non-rush hour periods start at USD40
  • SpeediShuttle provides affordable shuttle services to the door of your hotel. Fares start at USD16
  • The Bus Public Buses departs to central Honolulu every 15-25 mins. One-way fare is USD2.50. Baggage restrictions apply on these buses
  • Ride-hailing fares start at USD40

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