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The Bus

Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819
+1 808-848-5555
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Cheap way to get to sights.

Get a day pass for $US5.50 - worth it if you are taking three or more trips in a day. Senior rate... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christine L
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Best way to travel

The bus will get everywhere you need to go on island. The bus drivers are very helpful in getting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Derek F
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Oahu's public transportation system.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“day pass” (41 reviews)
“medicare card” (19 reviews)
“bus system” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819
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+1 808-848-5555
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Reviewed yesterday

Get a day pass for $US5.50 - worth it if you are taking three or more trips in a day. Senior rate $US2 is only for US residents. You mix with the locals and get to see out of the way places.

Thank Christine L
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Reviewed yesterday

The bus will get everywhere you need to go on island. The bus drivers are very helpful in getting there.

Thank Derek F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago

We love the public bus, have used it to get around Honolulu and this time we went further afield to Kailua on the east shore, we had a pass for all day, cost $5.50 and the journey was about an hour. It is easy to...More

Thank Scotty66
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

‘The Bus’ is a convenient and economical way of getting around the shopping centres in Waikiki. Have correct money available and purchase a day pass for USD$5.50. Unlimited travel for the day. The Bus goes everywhere. Hotels have maps and bus routes. You can’t go...More

Thank 225kalanit
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Can get you where you want to go the Swap meet, Hanauma Bay cheaper the Uber, Taxi plus you get to site see best way to go! )

Thank elbareyes
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great way to get around with out and having to pay for a car rental. Seniors, make sure you bring medicare card for a $2 all day pass that you can utilize to take you to anywhere on the island you would like to go.

Thank wills20182
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The service was a great help when you don't rent a car. It was easy to travel with the purchase of an all day pass. Most of the places you want to travel to the bus provided service.

Thank sage97
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Reviewed 5 days ago

$2 for a day pass for seniors. An odd thing was the driver wanting to see my medicare card and not my license with my photo. If he couldn't tell by looking at me, he shouldn't be driving. Otherwise they were all courteous, patient and...More

Thank thomaslS7009WS
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great way to save money. But a pass for long stays. Pay extra and transfer buses. Download the app. DABUS. Warning: It's not always punctual in Waikiki. Like any major city traffic gets in the way. The air conditioning is always freezing so have a...More

Thank X3365JTpatm
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When getting around Honolulu is your goal you can take the expensive tourist trolley or you can take The Bus. You can buy an all day ticket for around $5.50 but you do need to have the correct money upfront. The Bus serves all areas...More

1  Thank Melanie S
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Jennie C
12 June 2018|
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Response from janetfcooke | Reviewed this property |
If you want to ride the bus around the main circle island route and do not get off it would take about 2-3 hours. My suggestion is get off at Dole Plantation and other spots along the way. Then board again to complete the... More
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Pablo D
21 November 2017|
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Response from MichelleESydney | Reviewed this property |
Hi there we actually bought the tickets from the driver on the bus!!
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coogan64050
30 September 2017|
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Response from vstopaz74 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other posters. An hour and a half for the bus to be safe. It's always packed and makes many stops.
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