The sweet fragrance of plumeria and tube rose is distinctly apparent throughout the terminals at Honolulu International Airport
(HNL), the point of arrival and departure for travelers to Hawaii’s capital city. Honolulu’s sole airport is serviced by domestic and international airlines, including Air Canada, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, China Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Airlines, Qantas Airways, Philippine Airlines, and United Airlines. Airport facilities include pay-per-use Internet access, restaurants, cocktail lounges, and even lei stands. The airport is a hub for all Honolulu transportation. All the major rental car companies offer a shuttle bus to their nearby, off-site lots, and the city bus stops just outside the main terminal.
Several cruise lines offer itineraries that stop in Honolulu, including Carnival Cruises, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, and Royal Caribbean. Contact a Honolulu transportation specialist to find out about boat and ferry options departing from Honolulu to other islands or fishing and whale watching excursions during your stay.
, one of the main sources of Honolulu transportation, shuttles passengers in and out of Honolulu from other parts of the island for $2 a ride. From the airport, take routes 19 and 20 to get to Waikiki. Note, however, that luggage is not permitted.