Oahu Public Bus Transportation System
Riding the Bus on Oahu is Easy!
Information about traveling by bus on the island
of Oahu. Includes bus routes, ticket prices, and
where to find bus stops, bus schedules, and bus guide book
Oahu is the only Hawaiian island with really excellent and
reliable public transportation. The City and County
of Honolulu's bus system is simply called "The Bus",
the fare is onlhy $2 per ride and the system's
bus routes cover the entire island of Oahu.
Photo of An Oahu Bus
In this picture of a City and County of Honolulu bus
you can see bus's route number and destination
displayed above the front window and also at the top
of one of the side windows.
Waikiki Bus Stops
Most of the bus stops in Waikiki are on both sides of Kuhio Avenue.
Kuhio Avenue runs parallel to the beachfront Kalakaua Avenue,
about two short blocks further inland. Waikiki bus stops
are located approximately every two blocks on Kuhio Avenue.
Bus Schedules and Routes
Where to pick up Honolulu bus schedules and
information about eastbound and westbound Oahu
bus destinations, timetables, and route maps.
Visitor Bus Passes
Four day visitor bus passes are available at all of Waikiki's
ABC Stores. Those passes cost $20 and they are good for
unlimited bus rides on four
Bus Guide Books for Visitors
Obun Hawaii publishes a $5 booklet entitled
"TheBus: Map and Guide Book" that that visitors can pick
up at any ABC store in Waikiki. I highly recommend this
booklet because while free bus schedules are available at libraries, markets and
other public places on Oahu, most visitors are not sure which schedules
they need for the places they want to go. The
map and guide book published by Obun is only $5 ($7.50 for
the Japanese version) and it was written specifically for visitors.
It has bus route maps, very specific instructions for taking the
bus to Oahu's most popular visitor attraction, and lots
of helpful tips about riding the bus on Oahu. There is another
Honolulu Bus Book that I have not actually read myself called
Brein's Guide to Honolulu and Oahu By Bus". That booklet is
available at Amazon.com and other bookstores, usually for $8 to $10.
Regular Oahu Bus Fares
Adult bus fares on Oahu are $2.00 per ride and free transfers
are available for additional rides within two hours after you
leave the bus. If you want a free transfer, just ask the bus
driver. Monthly bus passes are available for $40 and
yearly bus passes are available for $440. Annual bus passes for
seniors age 65 and older are $30. Yep, you heard right,
that's $30 per year. Hawaii has great respect for its elder population.
How to Pay On the Bus
If you have a bus pass you can just show it to the
bus driver. If you are paying cash you can drop your
coins or feed your bills into the fare box located
next to the driver.
Oahu Bus Passenger Security Guidelines
Safety tips for Oahu, Honolulu, and Waikiki bus riders
from the City and County of Honolulu.
Wheelchairs and Bicycles on the Oahu Bus
All of Oahu's can accommodate wheelchairs. Sometimes the seats
toward the front of the bus will need to be folded up to
accommodate wheelchairs. Bicycles are not permitted inside the
bus but many of Oahu's buses have outside racks that can accommodate
up to two bicycles. In this
Oahu bus picture
you can see a double bicycle rack
mounted on the front of thebus.
Taking the Oahu Bus To...
News About the Oahu Bus System
Articles and news about the public bus transportion
system on Oahu operated by the City and County
811 Middle Street
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96819
Customer Service: 808-848-5555
Main Office Phone: 808-848-4500
Bus Sightseeing Tours on Oahu
Bus Transportation on Other Islands
Bus Sightseeing Tours on Other Islands
Oahu Island - Main Menu
Islands of Hawaii
Hawaii for Visitors
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