Honolulu airport: Honolulu International Airport Hawaii (HNL)

Honolulu International Airport Hawaii

The airport of Hawaii's capital has three terminals. The largest is the Overseas Terminal and then there are the Inter-Island Terminal and the Commuter Terminal.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: HNL
ICAO airport code: PHNL


Local transport


There are no trains on the island of Hawaii.

Car and bus

The airport is situated six kilometers from Honolulu and about 13 kilometers from the popular Waikiki Beach. The airport has easy accessibility by rental car via several Highways: Queen Liliuokalani Freeway (H1), Moanalua Freeway (H201) or John Burns Freeway (H3).

Three buses stop at the airport. Lines 19 and 20 run to Honolulu's city center and to Waikiki. Line 31 connects the airport with Kalihi Transit Center and the Tripler Army Medical Center. There are more buses on the main road, at walking distance from the terminal.

There's also a shuttle connection with the hotels on Waikiki Beach, the Waikiki Express.

Car rental Honolulu Airport

You can find counters of car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall. Several rental companies are present at Honolulu Airport, including Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Hertz and National. You can also book a rental car in advance by using the service provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


Outside the Arrivals Hall you'll find taxis of AMPCO Express (Tel. +1 808 861 8294). The taxis have a meter. A taxi ride to Waikiki Beach should cost about US$ 35-40.

Airport Parking

There are parking lots at all terminals and there's a parking garage at the Overseas Terminal. The number of places is limited and therefore there's also a (long-term parking) facility outside the airport. A shuttle bus runs between this parking lot and the terminals. Parking here costs US$ 12.00 per day, with a minimum of two days. More information via telephone number +1 808 861 1260.




At the airport entrance lies the Ohana Honolulu Airport Hotel (Tel. +1 808 836 0661). Other hotels nearby Honolulu Airport include Pacific Marina Inn (Tel. +1 808 836 1131), Best Western Plaza Hotel (Tel. +1 808 836 3636) and the Shower Tree Hostel (Tel. +1 808 833 1411). Business hotels can be found in Honolulu's center such as the Sheraton-Hawaii Bowl‎ (Tel. +1 808 523 3688) and the Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel‎ (Tel. +1 808 539 3000). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

Honolulu offers a large range of restaurants, cafés and (snack) bars, including fast-food chains like Burger King and Pizza Hut. There are also a fair number of stores, including a duty-free shop, but you definitely won't spend hours here.


For security reasons it's not possible to store baggage at Honolulu Airport. There's a lost-and-found desk (Tel. +1 808 836 6547) on the ground floor of the parking garage at the Overseas Terminal.


You'll find general information desks scattered around the terminals. Here you can inquire about Honolulu Airport, flight schedules and airport services. Tourist information is offered by the kiosks of the State Visitor Information Program (Tel. +1 808 836 6413).


There's a Business Center (Tel. +1 808 834 0058) offering basic facilities such as faxing, copying and internet access in the central hall. Meeting space is available at the Garden Conference Center (Tel. +1 808 836 6459) and in the Inter-Island Terminal. Extensive business facilities are offered by the business hotels in Honolulu's center (see Hotels).

Disabled facilities

Honolulu Airport has excellent accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators and toilets, low-hanging telephones and text telephones. Near the terminal entrances parking places have been reserved for disabled travelers.

Other services

You'll find exchange offices and ATM's scattered around the terminals. The First Aid station is located in the Overseas Terminal. One of Honolulu Airport's main attractions is the magnificently laid out tropical garden.




Honolulu International Airport
300 Rodgers Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96819

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +1 808 836 6411
Fax: none
Email: airoahu@hawaii.gov

Airport codes

IATA airport code: HNL
ICAO airport code: PHNL