7 Exciting Ways to Get Around Oahu on Budget

Do you want to surf on the waves of the mighty Pacific, or want to spend a few days amidst the beauty of nature? Well, then Oahu is the best destination for you! The 112 miles beautiful coastline attracts tourists every year from all parts of the world.

In this blog, we’ve shared 7 exciting tips to travel around the Island on Oahu public transportation.


  • Use Shuttles from Your Resort

Almost all Oahu resorts and hotels provide shuttle services to the tourist destinations spread across the length and breadth of Oahu. Though the shuttles have plenty of stops along the beach and city, they are frequent, inexpensive and offer a comforting ride to the tourists. You can ask the front desk employees of your hotel for complete information on shuttle services.


  • Take a Bus in Oahu

In some cities, a bus will probably be your last resort. But in Oahu it’s completely opposite! As a matter of fact, it’s one of the best ways to get around Honolulu and other parts of the island. The best part is that it’s affordable and there are close to 93 Oahu bus routes with 4200 stops around the island. Whether you’re planning to engage in watersports, spend some time on the ethereal beaches, or visit some other spots, buses are a great way to get around in the city

  • Hop on the Waikiki Trolley

waikiki trolley in oahu

Waikiki Trolleys can be found all over downtown Honolulu. These trolleys have a plenty of stops along the Waikiki Beach and Honolulu. To hop on and off the trolley, all you have to do is, buy a pass.

We think that the trolleys are excellent option for quick trips up and down the road. However, remember that in Waikiki trolleys are limited and the excursions level is high.

  • Opt for Arranged Transportation

Oahu has lots of exciting tours and excursions on offer. Arranged transportation will help you to reach those spots without any hassle. The best thing is, you’ll not have to worry about traffic, extra costs, or parking.  Always keep in mind that you’ll not have the freedom or flexibility as that of the bus or other travel options with an arranged shuttle. Also, you may have to walk a short distance to hop on due to driveway or traffic restrictions.

  • Use an Uber or Lyft

Uber and Lyft and popular transportation companies that offer comfortable rides at pocket-friendly prices all over the city. Booking a Uber or Lyft cab is also simple. You’ll just have to download the app on your smartphone, choose the type of cab you want to book, and press the ‘Confirm Booking’ option.

The best part about using this app is that the drivers are extremely friendly and offer tips on where to go, stay, and eat. However, Uber and Lyft are mostly available near the Waikiki Beach and greater Honolulu. The other parts remain sparsely populated.

  • Rent a Bike


Biking can be a great option if you’re adventurous and love to roam around the city. The cost of renting is also low. Just contact a reputable tour company and share your travel plan. They’ll not only help you choose the best bike as per your schedule and budget but will also help you out with the bike routes and popular places that you should visit. But before renting remember that both Waikiki and Haleiwa are located in the high-traffic zones of Honolulu and are prone to accidents.

  • Foot

Needless to mention that this transportation is viable only if you plan to stay in one area. For example, Waikiki or Haleiwa. The longitudinal extent of Waikiki is just about 5 miles. If you enjoy sightseeing and love walking long distances, then we guess it’s the best option for you!


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