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The Bus

Oahu, HI
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Ranked #177 of 322 Attractions in Oahu
Type: Public Transportation Systems
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Description: Oahu's public transportation system.
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San Francisco, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Inexpensive, colorful means of discovering Honolulu. Buses stop, what seems to be, every 3 minutes, providing cheap travel throughout the island. Even from the airport. Medicare card-holders travel for only $1.00. Others, $2.50. The drivers are polite, happy and informative. Lotsa local flavor.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I have lived on Oahu for most of my life. The Bus and its drivers and scheduling are reliable. Beware the little old ladies that force you to climb over them to obtain a seat. Beware the EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE SEATING..The Bus gets you all over the island it's great...but prepare yourself for fatigue. Even the shortes routes will leave you... More

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Honolulu
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

The drivers I noticed getting more and more aggressive with there customers, specially Waikiki drivers, there poor behavior with tourist , give very poor impression about the aloha state, and when you call there customer service.. Oh well , you will not go any where. Tourism is the revenue maker in Hawaii , yet the state don't pay attention to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I've been living in Honolulu for a couple months now, and I ride the bus everyday out of necessity. It is awful. I've used the bus systems in multiple college towns as well as Boston, Chicago, and LA. The Bus is by far the worst. It arrives 15-20 minutes early/late reguoarly, and sometimes it won't show at all (with no... More

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Spreyton
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Decided to get out of Honolulu for a trip - but not really keen on a rental car - took the 55 bus from Ala Moana to the Windward Coast. Travelling over the mountain range was a cool trip but I would recommend getting off no further along than the Polynesian Cultural Centre as it becomes a long day if... More

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melbourne
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

You don't need a car in Honolulu as The Bus provides such a great and cheap service to most places you need to go. It pays to remember about the "transfer" which means you can hop across multiple busses inside your "transfer" period and it only costs $2.50. If staying in Waikiki t helps to get the map showing the... More

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Stockton
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

I ride the bus several times per week and I have to say that the bus system in this city is so efficient you can set your watch to..it most of the time. I am able to plan a trip get to where I need to go on time. I know this would not be possible if it were not... More

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Bisbane
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We used the bus to get every where on the island it was super easy! Dowbload the app called DaBus or use google maps. $35 for a 4 day pass at the abc shops cant go wrong!

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North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you are planning to ride the bus a lot make sure to visit an ABC Store to purchase the bus pass for 35$. It is really worth it.. if your lucky you can even get away with using it more than 4 days due to a lot of drivers not even checking it. ;)

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kingston, ontario
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A real adventure. The terminal is at the Ala Mona shopping centre. You need to talk with the drivers who are so use to the tourist that the are the unsung heroes of the island. The waves were45 ft high on the north shore so off we went. We took the 55 to the north shore and then got off... More

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