Getting Around Waikiki

Though Waikiki is a relatively small area of Honolulu, getting around from place to place can be difficult if you do not know what you are doing. One of the fastest and easiest ways to travel around the Waikiki area is by trolley. Created especially with tourists in mind, the Wikiki trolley system takes regular tours of some of the area's most important and interesting historic sites. Visitors can also grab a trolley ride to some of the neighborhood's most popular destinations, including the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, area museums and more.

Another fast and simple option for both locals and travelers is the SpeediShuttle. This is a private airport shuttle and private car hire service that can be booked in advance to take one or more people from place to place. While most travelers book a shuttle for a ride to or from the airport, rides are also available to most popular areas of Waikiki, as well as the entire island of O'ahu.

Public transportation also exists in Waikiki, since it is so closely connected to the city of Honolulu. There are various taxi providers who can be either hailed on the spot or booked in advance to take you from place to place in a pinch. On the islands, however, it is usually more acceptable to call in advance for a ride, rather than waiting on an unbooked taxi to happen by your location. Some of these companies can even be booked for tours of the island, in addition to day-to-day travel.

Rental Cars
Thanks to the overall small size of the island of O'ahu, it is feasible for a traveler to rent a vehicle upon arrival. In a larger location, where getting lost is more of a problem, this may not be advisable; however, in Waikiki the roads are clearly marked to make it easy for even the most novice traveler to get around. Check out car rental companies at the airport, or contact a private company to rent a limo or other luxury vehicle in which to ride.

Finally, there is the bus. A regular bus route runs around the island, and specifically in Honolulu and Waikiki. Route information is available online, and buses run during regular hours and on specific routes throughout the day. Buses make stops at popular locations on a routine schedule, making it an easy way for locals and visitors to get around the island.