When visiting the island of Oahu, we always spend a few days at the Disney’s Aulani resort. There are several ways to get to the resort from the Honolulu airport. When you land in paradise the last thing you want to do is worry about transportations so I’m sharing some transportation tips and options from getting from the Honolulu airport to Aulani.
Transportation Tips from the Honolulu Airport to Aulani
The pilot program that allows ride-sharing companies to pick up passengers at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is now permanent. Uber or Lyft will cost you about $40-60 dollars to get from the airport to Aulani.
Uber or Lyft will pick up passengers at two designated areas on the second level median curb — at Terminal 1 (formerly the Interisland Terminal) across from Lobby 2. The second pickup spot is at Terminal 2 (formerly the Overseas Terminal) across from Lobby 8.
2. Taxi Service
Taxi’s are available at the airport or you can arrange ahead of time for a service such as Charlie’s Taxi. Services like this provide usually a van and have car seats available if you need one.
3. Rent a Car
Renting a car is one of the more expensive ways to get to Aulani from the airport but it also allows the freedom to explore the island on your own terms. Note: if you are NOT a DVC member you will have to pay a daily fee of about $40 to park at Aulani.
There is an Alamo rental car service on-site at Aulani which is an option for those who just need a car for a day or so. The Marriott hotel next to Aulani also has a rental car desk.
4. Shuttle Service
Similar to a taxi service, you can arrange a shuttle service to take you from the Honolulu airport to Aulani. Some reliable shuttle services include the Hele Hele which is the official Aulani endorsed shuttle service.
Hele Hele offers child car seats, just make sure you let them know ahead of time the sizes you will need!
5. Public Transportation
The public transportation system is called TheBus and the nearest bus stop is about a mile from the Aulani Resort (a 20-minute walk along a highway.) While TheBus may be a fun experience, it takes a very long while to get anywhere on island, unless you want to go very close to where you are.
For example, TheBus from the Honolulu airport to Aulani is about a two-hour ride. SO while it may be the most economical option you might not want to spend your vacation on a bus for hours at a time.
6. Rent from a Private Vehicle Owner Through TURO
Another fairly economical way to get from the Honolulu airport to Aulani is to rent a car through TURO. TURO is a company that allows you to rent a car from a private owner. Oftentimes they are so much cheaper than regular car rental just makes sure to read carefully for any additional fees for car delivery.