Getting from Honolulu to Maui

by Malia Yoshioka on October 6, 2011

by Malia Yoshioka | October 6th, 2011  

Maui and Oahu happen to be the perfect pair for many who visit the Hawaiian islands. After a taste of the “city” life in Honolulu, the perfect next step is a trip to Maui, with it’s beautiful beaches and famous attractions like the Road to Hana and Haleakala National Park. Whether you choose to go for a day, a weekend, or even longer, Maui makes a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu.

Getting from Honolulu to Maui by Air

Although on a clear day you can actually see between the two islands, the only real option for getting from Honolulu to Maui is to fly, as there are no ferries that make the rough trip between the two. Interisland flights are frequent, although you will want to try to book ahead if possible as the cheapest fares can sell out quickly, so last-minute trips can get quite pricey unless you’re willing to fly very early in the morning.

Another option would be tours and vacation packages that include interisland airfare, accommodation, and rental car.

Quick search for flights from Honolulu, Oahu (HNL) to Kahului, Maui (OGG):

Kahului Airport

Kahului Airport (OGG) is the most common point of entry for flights to Maui, although the island also has smaller terminals at Kapalua (JHM) and Hana (HNM). The airport is located in the central part of the island, approximately 25 miles from Lahaina, 29 miles from Kaanapali, and 10 miles from Kihei or Wailea. You can find additional information about the facility on the official website.

>> Search for cheap flights to Maui

Getting around on Maui

Maui has a bus system called the Maui Bus which runs on various routes around the island. Cost is $1.00 per trip. While the service has come a ways since it’s introduction a few years ago, a majority of visitors to Maui still opt for the convenience of renting a car instead of relying on public bus service.

>> Explore the island of Maui
>> More information on Airfare to Maui
>> More information on Accommodations in Hawaii
>> More information on When to Go to Hawaii
>> Planning a long weekend in Maui: Itinerary Suggestions for 3 Days on Maui

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