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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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Great service in Honolulu

The bus service is quite frequent and reliable in Honolulu itself and around Waikiki Beach. Was able to get seats and was easy to understand where to get on & off. Once you get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Cooroy, Australia
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Bus is a great way to see the Island of Oahu if you are not driving. We did several trips on The Bus and found that they run very close to timetable, they are very reasonably priced, and the drivers go above and beyond the norm.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The bus service is quite frequent and reliable in Honolulu itself and around Waikiki Beach. Was able to get seats and was easy to understand where to get on & off. Once you get out of Honolulu though the service is much less frequent. Was able to get to Diamond Head fairly easily but past that, for instance Hanauma Bay... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We have used the bus to visit several places around Oahu including Pearl harbour, the Iolani palace, Queen Emma's Summer Palace, the North shore and more. We have had to stand when the bus was full a few times or when I have given my seat up for an old person when people a generation younger haven't got up to... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I use The Bus constantly every time I'm in Waikiki and save hundreds of dollars per trip instead of using cabs. Don't get me wrong, cabs are nice if you're a group of people but $10 - $15 + tips each trip can be pricey and cars are much more. I take between 3 -5 round trips per day on... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 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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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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
9 attraction reviews
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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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Address: Oahu, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu

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