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The Bus

Address: Oahu, HI
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Ranked #143 of 244 Attractions in Oahu
Type: Public Transportation Systems, Other
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
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Owner description: Oahu's public transportation system.
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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
31 helpful votes 31 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Scone, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

On time and there are some great apps to work out where you want to go to what buses need to be taken. The app I have even indicated where the buses were. buses were clean and always felt safe :) cost effective approx $40 to get to airport from Waikiki $2.50 per person by bus just needed to Add... More

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Austin, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Honolulu is home to one of the best metro bus systems in the United States that regularly makes the top 10 list. For a small fee you can explore the whole island without the need of a rental car, insurance, or gas. Should you find yourself visiting Oahu on a budget and want to save a few dollars, here are... More

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San Francisco, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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29 reviews 29 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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