Public transportation

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The Bus

With over 500 buses on its fleet, TheBus operates more than 100 routes with about 4,200 stops on O`ahu everyday. It is the island's main means of public transportation with an amazing 72,500,000 annual ridership. TheBus has been voted America's Best Transit System by the American Public Transportation Association for 1994-1995 and 2000-2001, making it the only mass transit system to have obtained this award twice. TheBus is also Going Green by switching their fleet to hybrid, recycling parts, or using water-based parts cleaners and vehicle paint.

For iPhone and iPad users, download the application DaBus for accurate arrival times and GPS features. Do not miss another bus with this great app!

The Handi-Van

Individuals with disabilities who are unable to use TheBus can be eligible to use this alternative public transit service islandwide. Reservation is required. Find more information on TheHandi-Van here:  The Handi-Van Rider's Guide PDF or The Handi-Van Rider's Guide MS Word.



Honolulu's bike share program, Biki, launched in June 2017 and offers 1,000 bikes at 100 locations from Chinatown to Diamondhead. Biki bikes are designed to be easy to maneuver, comfortable and fun to ride, while accommodating riders of all sizes. They offer a variety of pricing options and a phone app that makes checking bikes in-and-out a simple and painless process. You can learn more at

First suggested in the 60s, the Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project (HHCTCP) was not approved until 2005 and is projected to open in three phases between 2015 and 2019. Ridership is estimated at 116,300 weekday passenger trips by year 2030. The Rail would extend from Kapolei to Ala Moana Center - a 20-mile stretch.

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is is a type of community development that includes a mixture of housing, office, retail and/or other commercial development and amenities integrated into a walkable neighborhood and located within a half-mile of quality public transportation.  TOD reduces the need to drive as most everyday necessities are in walking distance from a station.  This means that many people on Oahu will be able to access their homes, work and shopping needs simply by getting on the train.  Bus routes and bike paths will be carefully coordinated within the surrounding TOD areas to maximize convenient access to and from the rail.  Specific design elements will also be included in TOD areas to create livable, walkable and sustainable communities.  To learn more about Oahu specific TOD, visit the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Planning and Permitting website Get On Board here! (You can learn more about the Honolulu TOD by navigating through this PDF and clicking on the different topics)


Click on the map below to learn more about station details, access a travel time calculator, or watch videos of the future rail.