Daniel K. Inouye International Airport - HNL

Honolulu, United States (US)

Getting into Honolulu

Shuttle, taxi or bus


The Robert Hawaii Express Shuttle departs within 20 minutes of check-in with Shuttle Attendant at pickup zone. Transfer rates include 2 pieces of luggage, any additional luggage is USD 6 per piece. 

Baggage Claim A, sidewalk
Baggage Claim C
Between Baggage Claim D and International Arrivals, sidewalk
Baggage Claim H, center median

Cost: USD 16 one-way and per person to Waikiki, USD 16 to Pier-Honolulu, USD 26 to Kahala Resort, USD 26 to Ko Olina Resort and USD 88 to Turtle Bay Resort


Taxi service is available on the centre median curb in front of the terminal baggage claim areas. Look for taxi dispatchers (yellow shirts with black lettering) for service. 

Location: All terminals, before security, baggage claim areas, center median 

Cost: USD 40-50 plus a USD 0.50 charge per bag


TheBus is an island-wide bus that serves Honolulu International Airport. Bus Route No. 19 (Eastbound: Downtown Honolulu-Waikiki; Westbound: Airport-Hickam Air Force Base), No. 20 (Eastbound: Downtown Honolulu–Waikiki; Westbound: Airport-Arizona Memorial-Aloha Stadium-Pearlridge Shopping Center), and No. 31 (Kalihi Transit Center).

Location: All terminals, before security, second level, roadway along the centre median, follow the signs
Cost: USD 2.50 one-way 
Operating hours: every 30 minutes

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Getting around the airport

Three terminals and a free shuttle bus

Honolulu International Airport is located 10 miles from Waikiki and six miles from downtown Honolulu. The airport has three terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.

Terminal 1: 

- Mainly serves inter-island, some US mainland flights and departing international flights of Hawaiian Airlines
- Houses Gates A13-A20

Terminal 2:

- Serves US domestic and international flights
- Houses 3 concourses: The Diamond Head Concourse (Gates G1-G6), Ewa Concourse (Gates C1-C9) and the Central Concourse (Gates E1-E10) as well as Gates F1-F2 and D1-D2

Terminal 3:

- Serves flights of Mokulele Airlines 
- Houses Gate H1

Transferring between terminals

The airport offers free Wiki Wiki shuttle service from Terminal 3 to Terminals 1 and 2 for Mokulele Airlines passengers with a connecting flight on another airline. The shuttle service route will extend around Terminals 1, 2 and 3 approximately every 20 minutes.

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Airport Garden Area

The place for a picnic

If you have some extra time, we recommend visiting the Airport Cultural Gardens. There are three beautifully designed outdoor gardens, representing the heritage of Hawaii’s most influential cultures. You will find Japanese, Chinese, and Hawaiian gardens—all wonderful places to enjoy some sunshine, have a lunch, or take photos.

Terminal 2, after security, Ewa Concourse, level 1, take stairs down from near Gate 9

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Overseas and Interisland Terminals

United Red Carpet Club

Conference room and complimentary beverages available. One-time pass USD 50. 

Overseas Terminal, airside, Diamond Head Concourse, level 3, above gate 9
Hours: 05:00-22:45

AA Admirals Club/JAL Sakura Lounge

Beverages, snacks, play area for children, and Wi-Fi available. One-time pass USD 50.

Overseas Terminal, airside, level 3, Food Court above Kona Brewing Company
Hours: 05:45-00:00

Dynasty Lounge

Luggage storage room and self-service buffet available

Overseas Terminal, airside, Diamond Head Concourse, level 1, Garden Court Area near gate 9
Hours: 06:45-10:00 (Summer), 06:30-9:00 (Winter)

Delta Sky Club

Wi-Fi and complimentary beverages. Single visit pass USD 50.

Overseas Terminal, airside, Centre Concourse, level 2, across from gate 13
Hours: 06:15-21:15 (Mon-Wed), 06:15-22:00 (Thurs-Sun)

Hawaiian Airlines

Hi-speed Wi-Fi, power outlets, complimentary food and alcoholic beverages. Lounge pass available for Plumeria Lounge at check-in, USD 40.

Premier Club: Interisland Terminal, airside, level 2, near gate 56
Hours: 24 hours

Plumeria Lounge: Interisland Terminal, airside, level 3, top of escalator near gate 60
Hours: 10:00-17:45; additional hours 20:00-22:30 Tues, Thurs, Sun.

Qantas Club – Showers available

Bar service, lounge dining, and internet access. 

Overseas Terminal, airside, Ewa Concourse, level 3, near Chinese Garden and gate 23
Hours: 2.5 hours prior to scheduled Qantas and Jetstar departures

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Power outlets

Many charging stations throughout airport

ReCharge Stations are located throughout the airport in former telephone areas.

Terminal 2, after security

  • Central Concourse, near gates 14 and 23
  • Diamond Head Concourse, near gates 10 and 11
  • Ewa Concourse, near gates 26, 30, 31, and 32
  • Main Lobby, near gates 12 and 24
  • Main Lobby, across from Food Court

Terminal 1, after security

  • North and South ends of Terminal
  • Centre of terminal (2)
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Car rental

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Six rental car companies are located on airport grounds. Four others operate outside the airport. Registration counters are located in the Baggage Claim area of the Overseas Terminal. Car rental shuttles stop in designated areas along the centre median outside baggage claim. 

Overseas Terminals, landside, ground level, baggage claim G

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Only at Qantas Club Lounge

There are no public shower facilities available at this airport.
Showers are available at Qantas Club Lounge.

Qantas Club 

Terminal 2, after security, Ewa Concourse, level 3, near Chinese Garden and Gate 23
Operating hours: 2.5 hours prior to scheduled Qantas and Jetstar departures

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