Honolulu Airport To Kahala Hotel & Resort

How To Get From Honolulu Airport To Kahala Hotel & Resort

Kahala Hotel and Resort is a magnificent property on the south shore of Oahu that offers vacationers a lavish experience on multiple levels, from providing access to the resort’s in-house spa and rooms with dolphin lagoon views to the unmatched fine dining seafood buffet and a shopping gallery featuring hand-made chocolate. The Kahala Hotel also offers a free shuttle service to Waikiki, Kahala Mall, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Iolani Palace and Bishop Museum.

Before you can begin your laid-back but pampered Oahu adventure, however, you need to find your way from Honolulu International Airport to Kahala Hotel. We’ll look at how to do so as well as some things to keep in mind when planning your trip.

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2 Things to Consider when You Need to Travel from Honolulu International Airport to Kahala Hotel and Resort

1. What’s the Best Way to Get from HNL Airport to the Resort?


Although the resort offers a complimentary shuttle service to nearby Waikiki, it doesn’t provide free travel from Honolulu Airport to the property, but instead charges a per-person fee for this service. This means that once your party exceeds two people, the total cost of a Honolulu Airport transfer to Kahala Hotel can become rather high. In addition, you may have to share the resort’s shuttle with other guests. 

Rather than begin your Hawaii vacation with strangers, consider the more relaxing option reserving a private shuttle charging a single flat rate, including your luggage load. You read that right: You and three other guests can travel directly from the Honolulu Airport (also known as Daniel K. Inouye International Airport) to Kahala Hotel in a luxury ride with Hawaii Towncars limo service.

What Are My Other Options?

Other options for traveling from Honolulu Airport to Kahala Hotel include driving on your own. Of course, renting a car comes with its own pros and cons some of which are having to deal with traffic in an unfamiliar city, and not getting the chance to experience a customary Hawaii lei greeting service by your very own chauffeur.

What About Taking a Taxi?

The average travel time between HNL Airport and the resort runs between 30 and 40 minutes, making taxi fare $45 at the very least. Sometimes it can get more expensive than our flat rates, while also being less comfortable. Is your taxi a new and private Mercedes S-Class? We didn’t think so.

What About a Ride Share?

Keep in mind that your luggage might very well mean you need to hire an UberXL as opposed to a regular rideshare vehicle, and that will increase your fare considerably. That’s not even mentioning that a typical Uber or Lyft reservation can be a gamble in terms of the vehicle’s condition and driver experience. 

2. What Can I Do if I Arrive Early?


If you arrive early, you’ll find that there is plenty to do, and the favorite activity for most guests is evident as soon as they walk outdoors at the resort: Dolphin Quest Oahu. Located in the middle of the property, Dolphin Quest Oahu has been the home to six generations of dolphins born and raised at Kahala Hotel and Resort. Watching the dolphins frolic in an expansive playground where they can playfully swim, jump and toy around with bumper floats and basketballs will have time flying by. You can also dine al fresco at one of the resort’s restaurants, visit the boutique, view the resort’s tropical fish and sea turtle pond or enjoy tropical cocktails with an artisan twist in the lounge area.

When planning a vacation at Kahala Hotel and Resort with its luxurious accommodations, pampering spa and a taste of the finer things in life, why not book a lavish ride with Hawaii Towncars and make your appearance at the Kahala Hotel and Resort in style in one of our luxury vehicles? This includes the Cadillac XTS or Escalade or for larger parties as well as our Mercedes Sprinter Vans.

Book your reservation online or by phone today and allow our impeccable service to be the icing on the cake for your opulent Oahu getaway.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s a good idea to reserve a Honolulu Airport to Kahala Hotel shuttle service, especially when you book a reservation with Hawaii Towncars. With this service, you can rest assured that your Oahu vacation will begin with style in the privacy of a luxury vehicle for the lowest price available. 

Your best bet for the fastest way to get from Honolulu Airport to Kahala Hotel is to book a reservation with Hawaii Towncars. This will save you the hassle of picking up a rental car at the airport as well as that of having to hail a taxi or set up a ride share. 

Although the distance from Honolulu Airport (HNL) to Kahala Hotel is only about 12 miles, the drive averages between 30 and 40 minutes and can be longer if you get stuck in traffic on IH-1 E. And the potential for getting delayed is quite high considering the many exits you pass along the way that lead to Honolulu and Waikiki Beach.

The average time it takes to get from Honolulu Airport (HNL) to Kahala Hotel is between 30 and 40 minutes. However, this time can increase significantly with the potential to get stuck in traffic along IH-1 E. The best way to begin your vacation at the Kahala Hotel is to ride in luxury with a private shuttle booked with Hawaii Towncars, which offers a $40 flat rate for parties up to four.

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