The best and most economical way to get from Honolulu International Airport to Kakaako, Ala Moana, or Waikiki is by taxi/rideshare or shuttle.  However, you may decide that you would like a rental car to use to explore all of Oahu.  Whichever option you decide on, we have conveniently broken down the options for you, below!


AMPCO Express is the managing contractor of the Airport's Open Taxi System at Honolulu International Airport.  

Taxi Service is available on the center median fronting the terminal baggage claim areas. See the taxi dispatchers (yellow shirts with black lettering, and the wording “TAXI DISPATCHER” for service. 

  • The fare from the airport to Waikiki during non-rush hour periods is approximately $40.00-$45.00.
  • There is a baggage charge of 50 cents per bag. 
  • Fare is by meter only.

For more information from Hawaii International Airport, including maps of the taxi pick-up zones, click here.


Mobile apps Uber & Lyft are use around the island, and may serve as a lower-priced alternative to taxis! They are permitted to pick you up from the airport, and are always welcome to drop you off.

For Interisland and International arrivals (Terminal 1), use the second median on the departures level, across from Lobby 2.

For Mainland US arrivals (Terminal 2), use the second median on the departures level, across from Lobby 8.

Car rentals:

While Ward Village, Kakaako, Ala Moana, and Waikiki are very walkable with countless amenities close by, renting a car will allow you to explore all of Oahu!

Six rental car companies, Advantage, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National are located on airport.  Four others provide off-airport car rentals: Thrifty, Dollar, Alamo, and A-1.  Registration counters are located in the Baggage Claim area. On airport rental car offices are located on the ground level opposite Baggage Claim G.  More information online here.

We suggest using to book your car rental in advance!