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Honolulu Airport

General information

Hawaii is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean between Asia and the United States, it is one of the 50 states in the US. Hawaii consists of 137 islands, the largest eight from west to east are Ni’ihau, Kauai, Oahu, Moloka’i, Lanai, Kaho’olawe, Maui and Hawaii (The Big Island). The capital Honolulu and Daniel K. Inouye International Airport are located on the island of Oahu. The majority of the accommodations are also located in Oahu, especially around Waikiki Beach. Honolulu Airport is Hawaii’s main international airport and home to Hawaiian Airlines. Other airports of significance in Hawaii are Maui Kahului Airport, Kona International Airport (The Big Island) and Kauai Lihue Airport.


Where is Honolulu Airport situated?

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is located just west of the capital Honolulu on the island of Oahu. By car, you can reach the airport via the Interstate H-1 / Queen Liliuokalani Freeway.

How many terminals does Honolulu Airport have?

Honolulu Airport has three terminals, namely Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 (Mokulele Airlines). The two largest terminals, T1 and T2, are connected to each other. However, it is not necessary to walk the distances between the terminals and gates, you can use the free shuttle buses (Intra-Airport Transportation) between 06:00 hours and 22:00 hours. Terminal 1 is reserved for regional, national and international flights operated by Hawaiian Airlines. All other airlines use Terminal 2, with the exception of regional airline Mokulele Airlines. Terminal 3 is located between the Delta Cargo and United Cargo buildings and can be accessed via Aolele Street.

Airport Map



The distance from Honolulu Airport to the centre of Honolulu is 9 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Honolulu.

From HNL Airport to Honolulu City centre by Car
9 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Honolulu Airport by public transport. Visit the Honolulu Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Honolulu Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Honolulu is about $ 35.-. Book your taxi at Honolulu Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From HNL Airport to Honolulu City centre by Taxi
9 km
20 min
$ 35.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Honolulu Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Sixt, Enterprise and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Honolulu Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Honolulu Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Honolulu Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Honolulu Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Honolulu Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Honolulu Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Honolulu Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Airport Honolulu Hotel, Honolulu

Located only a short drive from Waikiki city centre, Airport Honolulu Hotel offers comfortable accommodations furnished with modern amenities, including microwaves and mini-refrigerators.


Best Western The Plaza Hotel - Free Breakfast, Honolulu

Featuring an outdoor pool, free WiFi and all guest rooms include a refrigerator. Guest rooms include a microwave, a TV with cable channels and pay-per-view movies, and air-conditioning.


Pacific Marina Inn, Honolulu

Located in Honolulu, Pacific Marina Inn is 20 minutes' drive to Waikiki. This hotel features a free 24-hour airport shuttle, a tour desk, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge with nightly entertainment and dancing.

Hotels in Waikiki

Looking for the best hotels in Waikiki? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Wayfinder Waikiki, Honolulu

This Honolulu hotel is 5 minutes' walk from Waikiki Beach and overlooks Ala Wai golf course. The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and WiFi is included in the price and provided in all rooms.


Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Honolulu

Located across the street from Waikiki beach, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa boasts 5 restaurants and the Royal Kaila Spa on site. This resort is 100% smoke-free. A flat-screen TV is featured in each spacious guest room.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Honolulu Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Honolulu: USS Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri Visit

Visit the two most popular attractions at Pearl Harbor. Learn about what really happened to the USS Arizona Memorial on December 7th 1941 and stand on the surrender deck of the Battleship Missouri.


Waikiki: Turtle Canyons Cruise and Snorkel Excursion

Take a city cruise for the rare opportunity to snorkel with endangered Hawaiian green sea turtles and fish at the Turtle Canyons off of the Waikiki coast. Enjoy light snacks and drinks along the way.

Tour & transport

From Honolulu: Oahu Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

Soar above Hawaii's iconic attractions on a helicopter tour from Honolulu. Admire the views over Oahu with your choice of doors on or off.


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