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Post-Arrival

When visiting a new place, it’s always a good idea to know the basics of your destination before you get there. Make your arrival to Hawaii a breeze with these useful contacts, airport information and more.

Airport and Arrival Info

Most visitors flying to the Hawaiian Islands will be arriving at the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu. All major domestic carriers and many international carriers serve Oahu, so you can get here from just about anywhere. Some flights also fly directly into Kauai, Maui and the Island of Hawaii. For comprehensive information about your arrival experience and what to expect at any of Hawaii's airports, including ticketing and check-in, arrivals and baggage claim, intra-airport transportation, ground transportation and driving directions, visit the airport websites below:

Kauai
Lihue Airport (LIH)
Website
Phone: (808) 274-3800

Oahu
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Website
Phone: (808) 861-6411

Molokai
Molokai Airport (MKK)
Website
Phone: (808) 567-9660

Kalaupapa Airport (LUP)
Website
Phone: (808) 838-8701

Lanai
Lanai Airport (LNY)
Website
Phone: (808) 565-7942

Maui
Kahului Airport (OGG)
Website
Phone: (808) 872-3830

Kapalua Airport (JHM)
Website
Phone: (808) 665-6108

Hana Airport (HNM)
Website
Phone: (808) 248-4861

Island of Hawaii
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Website
Phone: (808) 961-9300

Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA)
Website
Phone: (808) 327-9520

Interisland Travel

Once you’re in Hawaii, it’s simple and fast to fly to other Hawaiian Islands. Multiple carriers (including Hawaiian Airlines, Mokulele Airlines and Island Air) offer short flights between islands; in some cases, you may need to connect through Oahu to reach neighbor islands. When traveling interisland, it is recommended that you arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your flight.

Flight times from Honolulu International Airport (HNL), Oahu to:
Lihue Airport (LIH), Kauai: 30 minutes
Kahului Airport (OGG), Maui: 30 minutes
Kapalua-West Maui Airport (JHM), Maui: 30 minutes
Molokai Airport (MKK), Molokai: 20 minutes
Lanai Airport (LNY), Lanai: 25 minutes
Hilo International Airport (ITO), Island of Hawaii: 50 minutes
Kona International Airport (KOA), Island of Hawaii: 45 minutes

The airports on the islands of Molokai and Lanai are limited to commuter airlines, as are the two smaller airports on Maui: Kapalua Airport and Hana Airport. In addition, there is daily ferry service from Lahaina Harbor on Maui to Manele Bay on Lanai.

 

Activities

Once you’ve arrived, there are countless ways to enjoy the natural beauty of Hawaii. How about scuba diving with manta rays? Watching the sunset on Haleakala? Or standing in the mist of a thundering waterfall? The Hawaiian Islands offer a diverse range of culturally unique and fun activities throughout the year. Here is a list of websites to help you make the most of your time in Hawaii.

GoHawaii.com Island Guide
In-depth island-by-island information, from the best beaches to exciting adventures.

GoHawaii.com Events & Festivals
Do you have a special interest such as wine, seafood or music? Plan your stay around our most popular events.

University of Hawaii Sports Events
 

What You Can Take Home

Baggage bound from Hawaii to the U.S. Mainland and international destinations are subject to pre-flight inspection. It’s helpful to add in a few extra minutes for this process.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates plant material transported from Hawaii to the U.S. USDA inspection stations are located in front of the airline check-in counters, and typically open two hours prior to the flight. You must go through the inspection station that is located in front of your airline check-in counter.

Visit the links below for specifics on what you can take with you.
Traveling from Hawaii to the U.S. Mainland
Traveling to and from Foreign Countries

Shipping

If your suitcases are overflowing with all of your wonderful finds, consider shipping your purchases home. In addition to the United States Postal Service (USPS), global delivery and logistics providers include UPS, FedEx and DHL.

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