Honolulu International Airport (HNL)

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (IATA: HNL), or the Honolulu International Airport, is located 5 kilometers northwest of the Honolulu business district.

It was named after long-term U.S. Senator and Medal of Honor recipient Daniel K. Inouye. He represented Hawaii in the United States Senate from 1963 until 2012.

Opened in March 1927 as John Rodgers Airport, it provides nonstop flights to numerous destinations in North America, Asia, and Oceania.

From 1939 to 1943, the Keehi Lagoon nearby was dredged for use by seaplanes.

Today, HNL has four paved runways. Its first runway was completed in 1977 and is considered the world's first primary runway constructed entirely offshore. It also has two designated offshore waterways for seaplanes.

Some of the ground transportation options available from the airport include taxis, rideshares, shuttles, and buses.

When Honolulu Rail Transit opens, it will have its station at the airport connecting it to Downtown Honolulu, among other destinations.

In 2021, its busiest domestic routes included Los Angeles, California, Kahului, Hawaii, San Francisco, California, Lihue, Hawaii, Kailua–Kona, Hawaii, Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, Hilo, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenix, Arizona, and San Diego, California.

Some of its busiest international routes in 2019 were Tokyo–Narita, Japan, Osaka–Kansai, Japan, Seoul–Incheon, South Korea, Tokyo–Haneda, Japan, Sydney, Australia, Vancouver, Canada, Nagoya–Centrair, Japan, Auckland, New Zealand, Shanghai-Pudong, China, Manila, Philippines.

The airport covers more than 1,700 hectares and sits 4 meters above sea level at 21°19'07"N and 157°55'21"W.

Wi-Fi at Honolulu International Airport

Honolulu International Airport offers passengers free Wi-Fi services. Search "HNL airport Wi-Fi" to connect for free.

Transfer Services at Honolulu International Airport

Services to/from HNL, including rental cars, taxis, rideshares, shuttles, and bus transfers, are available at the terminal grounds.

Planning your transfer options before hitting the road will give you peace of mind in Hawaii.

Before leaving your home, know what items are allowed in your carry-on bag, what you can pack in your checked baggage, and what items are prohibited.

For the convenience and direction of the riding public, passengers may approach the Airport Information Desk for transport assistance anytime.

Finally, travelers should only transact at the airport counters and other legitimate establishments for their safety.

Rental Car Services at Honolulu International Airport

Car Rental Services are on the ground floor of the terminal near the Baggage Claim area.

Generally, the rental facility is open 24/7, but you can also inquire about specific service hours and return procedures at your service provider.

To speed up the process when picking up your vehicle at the facility, please have your valid driving license, passport, and credit card ready to present at the counter.

As soon as you have submitted any necessary paperwork, someone will bring you your car key and lead you to where your vehicle is stored.

Plan and book your rental car as soon as possible ahead of your trip. Also, check with your rental car company to confirm your reservation ahead of your trip.

When ready to return your vehicle to the car rental center, remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle to the designated facility.

Allow plenty of time for your drive when returning the vehicle. If you're not sure where to go, give the rental company a call. See and compare all rental car companies at Honolulu International Airport.

When renting a vehicle, customers must abide by the Terms and Conditions of the rental company at all times.

Don't hesitate to contact the rental car company directly for item(s) lost and found inside the vehicle.

If you believe you lost an item near the rental offices, don't hesitate to contact the Lost and Found Office.

Lost and Found is located on the ground level of Terminal 2. Phone: +1 808-836-6683.

Ideally, they will keep them in the Lost Property Office for 30 days.

Ride Shares at Honolulu International Airport

Rideshares services are available for pick-up and drop-off at the designated area in front of the terminal building.

Passengers can reserve rideshare by downloading the company's app on their smartphone and coordinating directly with their driver.

They can also request a ride a few days before their flight to avoid the inconvenience.

For added safety, ridesharing apps should let users verify the identity of drivers by checking out their faces, license plates, and colors.

Taxis at Honolulu International Airport

Taxis are available at the designated area in front of the Ground Transportation Center.

Depending on the location, the one-way fare to Downtown should be between $40 to $45. See more information about taxis at Honolulu International Airport.

If you need to travel outside the city area, please consult your driver for rates. It is customary to give the driver a tip (15-20% of the fare) for good service.

Keep a record of the cab, the company, vehicle number, and the driver's name when traveling to and from the airport, just in case you leave something behind.

Ferries at Honolulu International Airport

Honolulu Ferry Terminal - Pier 19 is about 6 kilometers away. You can hire a taxi for approximately $20.00. More information about ferry services to and from Honolulu ferry terminal.

Please approach the Airport Information Desk for more updated information about the nearest ferry terminal.

Buses at Honolulu International Airport

The City & County of Honolulu is available from Honolulu International Airport to different parts of the city. A one-way fare costs $2.50.

Buses run every 30 minutes on the second-level roadway at Honolulu International Airport. More information about buses to and from Honolulu International Airport.

Hotel Shuttle Services at Honolulu International Airport

Many hotels in Downtown Honolulu provide shuttle services. Passengers are advised to confirm if this is available at their accommodation with their respective hotel.

Shuttles pick up and drop passengers at the Ground Transportation Center in front of the terminal.

Parking at Honolulu International Airport

Honolulu International Airport provides safe and comfortable parking spaces for its customers. Reserved parking may be available at the facility 24/7.

Don't hesitate to contact Honolulu International Airport Parking Services at +1 808-836-6411 to determine whether a prior reservation is required.

Cash and credit card payments are accepted. See more information about short and long term parking at Honolulu International Airport.


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Visitor Information - Honolulu International Airport

Airport Information

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Airport Name
Honolulu International
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Phone Number
+1 808 836 6411
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Lost & Found Services
+1 808 836 6683
Airport Address
300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96819, United States
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Map of HNL Airport
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