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The Bus

Address: Oahu, HI
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Ranked #146 of 250 Attractions in Oahu
Type: Public Transportation Systems, Transportation
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Owner description: Oahu's public transportation system.
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Type: Public Transportation Systems, Transportation
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Owner description: Oahu's public transportation system.
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Melbourne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Adelaide, Australia
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54 reviews 54 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
88 helpful votes 88 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Kelowna, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

As I was vacationing, not on a time constraint, I did not mind all the stops. Met some great and helpful people on the bus. ONE TIP If you are an international senior and want to ride the bus alot, take your passport to the middle street bus station and get a senior card. It is $10. and $5. a... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Yes TheBus is cheap but as they stop so often it often takes a long time to get a short distance. Often the bus's were very full and over crowded. The ones we caught didn't seem to run to any particular schedule. One we were on pulled over and we were made to get onto another bus as the first... More 

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The services (8,19,20&42) that i used from waikiki are frequent but maybe not quick depending on destnation. For example caught the 42 to Pearl Harbour & it 90 minutes. You pay $2.50 with 2 free transfers. Can be busy at certain times.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I know a poor rating seems like I would be exaggerating right? Like other reviews on TripAdvisor, my experiences have confirmed that, over a few years time, TheBus has lost sight of providing good customer service and safety for its passengers. I apologize if my grammar is not fully correct, I had to put alot of information down on paper... More 

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