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A few short months ago Waikiki’s Kalakaua Avenue looked liked a ghost town. It’s now the spring of 2021, and slowly but steadily our world famous strip is beginning to resemble itself once more. There’s a ways to go of course, but the bustle is becoming more evident from the moment you arrive at Honolulu International Airport (HNL), which leads to your question – in light of all that has happened (and happening) what is now the best way to get from HNL to Waikiki hotels? Is it or will it be business as usual? Not yet, but the best option has certainly become more clear. Let’s review.
Why a Direct, Private, Flat Rate Shuttle is the Only Option to Consider When Heading from HNL to Your Waikiki Accommodations
Shared Shuttles Are History
The shared shuttle services that scoop up dozens of visitors from baggage claim may be returning to HNL, and they do have their health protocols in place, but the buses themselves have become as much of a ghost town as the aforementioned Kalakaua Avenue back in mid-2020. People simply aren’t comfortable piling up into a shared shuttle with strangers. They may have done so on the plane, but the airplane ventilation systems destroy 99.9% of viral particulates – it’s like flying in hand sanitizer, so to speak.
For many travelers shared shuttles are history. However, if you are still considering this route and want to learn more about why they are no longer a reasonable option for your party please refer to this report.
Visitors Uncomfortable With Less-Regulated Ride Share Operations
For obvious reasons shared shuttle services are off the table, but Uber and Lyft are also seeing a drop off in interest from HNL. Uber/Lyft drivers are average Joes and Janes (err….Kane and Wahine out here) who are making a few extra bucks on the side in the ride share game. They indeed provide a great transportation option for getting around town once you’ve already settled into your hotel, but do you really want to use these services as your initial HNL transportation? They are not professionally trained, nor are they longstanding operators who have been commercially permitted and designated as official HNL transfer service providers. Are you confident that they have adequately sanitized the vehicle between pickups and drop offs? Most ride share drivers use the same vehicles to hang out with their friends, run errands, and hop in and out of these personal vehicles after hikes, jogs, and all sorts of activities. Are you confident that this is the type of vehicle you want to ride in after jumping through testing and/or vaccination hoops just to get to Hawaii? Certainly not.
The Safest, Cleanest, Most Professional, and Cost Efficient Option
You and your party want to get your State of Hawaii Safe Travels QR code scanned, grab your things from baggage claim, and avoid the crowds as you get ready to begin your long overdue time in paradise. What better way to get to your hotel than via the comforts of a spacious, sanitized, air-conditioned (or window down if you prefer) sleek minivan with a professsional driver that you can call your own?
Must be expensive right? Not at all. Our flat rate (for up to an entire party of four) from Honolulu Airport to Waikiki is just $35. That’s it! We’re able to offer this rate because as mentioned, we are a long standing professional service that is not a slave to “peak times” (like Uber/Lyft) nor the number of people we wrangle up onto a bus (i.e. shared shuttle). Honolulu Airport Transfer is not just best way to get from Honolulu Airport to Waikiki in 2021, it’s the only way as far as most visitors are concerned.
Remember to give us 24-hours notice and we’ll pick you and your party up from the airport and take you directly to your accommodations in a clean, sanitized, and comfortable environment. Call us at 1.800.929.1219 or complete the form found here.
~ ALOHA ~