Getting Around, Maui Travel, Transport and Car Rental
(Maui, Hawaii - HI, USA)
The best way to travel around Maui is on the island's few major roads, so it is necessary to hire a car or moped. There is no public transport to speak of, although Maui does offer a public / private partnership that runs air-conditioned shuttle buses between some of the major towns and resorts.
Maui also features 24-hour taxis that travel around the island, although these can be expensive. It is possible to fly directly to Maui or to take an inter-island flight from Honolulu
Honolulu International Airport (HNL) / Arriving by Air
Honolulu International Airport is the major gateway for the state of Hawaii. From here it is possible to take an inter-island flight to Maui. The flight to Kahului Airport takes around 35 minutes. It is always advisable to book your inter-island flight in advance.
Kahului Airport (OGG) / Arriving by Air
Flying directly to Maui Kahului Airport rather than stopping in Honolulu can save you a couple of hours. Several airlines fly direct from the US mainland to Kahului Airport. There are plenty of car hire companies located within the airport. Alternatively, you can take the SpeediShuttle, which travels between Kahului Airport and the major resorts from 05:00 until 23:00.
Kapalua Airport (JHM) / Arriving by Air
This small airport is served by commercial propeller air carriers and commuter / air taxi aircraft only. The journey from Honolulu takes about 32 minutes. It is advisable to book your inter-island flight in advance.
Most major car rental companies have offices at the airport and hiring a car is the best way to travel around the island. To hire a car here you need to be at least 25 years old and hold a valid driving license and a credit card. As well as the regular car hire companies, it is also possible to hire four wheel drive vehicles, mopeds and motorbikes on Maui.
Taxis serve the island 24 hours a day and are a convenient, but sometimes pricey way to get around Maui.