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Address: Oahu, HI
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Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Description: Oahu's public transportation system.

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Easy and cheap way to get around Honolulu

I was quite pleased with our experience using The Bus on Oahu. We didn't have any real dramas with buses not being on time (but then again, we were on holidays and weren't pressed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Best thing about the bus is using the stops for finding other people to share a cab with when its late, full, goes past three times without stopping. One word . Horrific.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have to say, as a person who relies on bus transportation that the bus system is a heart ache and grief for bus drivers and us patrons. In town it functions fairly well, coming mostly 20-30 minutes or more. However on the windward side for those who rely on it, wait a period of 45 minutes to an hr... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I was quite pleased with our experience using The Bus on Oahu. We didn't have any real dramas with buses not being on time (but then again, we were on holidays and weren't pressed for time), being over crowded (only saw it once) or being expensive ($2.50 flat rate, and you can get transfers if you need to change lines).... More 

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Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you're trying to get to somewhere in Honolulu, grab The Bus, which has routes taking you all around the main areas of this city. The drivers are very helpful and give good advice to you. You pay for your ticket by putting the cash into a receiver next to the driver, you get a paper ticket in return and... More 

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Melbourne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

As visitors this was by far the best way to get around - we used it to go to Alo Moana and back loved the drivers they were great. We wished we had more time to take a drive to different beaches but being time poor we paid for a tour. Don't use the trolley use the bus - wish... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Nice drivers but you'll be waiting 30-40 minutes for a bus. Don't rely on the schedules from Google maps or www.thebus.org because in my experience they were wrong. If you need to get anywhere by a deadline give yourself 30 mins more or just rent a car, which i found was the best way to get around and actually see... More 

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San Jose, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

took a circle island tour with a stop in Haleiwa for only five bucks! I recommend you give your self at least five hours for the trip. And bring a sweater!

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Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Cheap efficient transport. Good schedules to most areas. The bus from Pearl Harbour proved to be very popular and was very crowded. I am amazed at what people bring onto the bus. There was a family with 4 children and two strollers and back packs. They struggled with their gear and it was blocking the isle but people are very... More 

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newark, delaware
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142 reviews 142 reviews
68 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Rode The Bus from The Arizona Memorial into Waikiki...a great value and a great view into the non-touristy side of Oahu. I would not take this ride at night. The Bus has a website but it took me a while to figure out our options for getting into Waikiki. That being said, the bus drivers were very helpful; they would... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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137 reviews 137 reviews
26 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

After checking the high prices of taxis, we decided to use The Bus. For seniors with a US Medicare card, it is only $1 USD and a very comfortable way to get abound Honolulu. Yes, the buses are a bit crowded, but they are in good condition, are clean, and we always felt safe. We never waited more than a... More 

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