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The Bus

Oahu, HI
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Ranked #139 of 317 attractions in Oahu
Type: Public Transportation Systems
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Description: Oahu's public transportation system.
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melbourne
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We were in Oahu for a couple of days, and we used The Bus throughout our stay, including while going to the North Shore. The bus stops cover most of the hotels and resorts in Waikiki.The website was helpful as we could get expected times of arrival, and the various bus routes available. Even the bus drivers are very helpful.... More

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Templeton, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Overall, am happy with buying a 4 day visitor pass for $35. I didn't want to rent a car in Honolulu so this was a good alternative. Lots of bus stops on major streets & on Kuhio Street in Waikiki. The Bus goes to pretty much all the touristy places on Oahu. It can get crowded on the bus. I... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We bought a four-day bus pass and chose TheBus as our main mode of transportation because it was more cost-effective than renting a car. In addition to a daily car rental charge, there's the high gas prices, especially in Hawaii; and, the difficulty of find parking in Waikiki because most of 'em charge to park! I read some reviews where... More

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Susanville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We bought a four day bus pass at the ABC store and they said they did not have schedules and did not know where we could get one. So we attempted to try the bus with info from an Oahu This Week book. Well we got on the right number bus, but it did not go the right way. So... More

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Tracy, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I used the smartphone app Da Bus in conjunction with the bus service, and found it very useful in the central part of Waikiki. Getting from Ala Moana Mall to Hilton Hawaiian Village and on down the main strip of Waikiki was easy and quick. The app showed me, pretty reliably (but not perfect) the next arrivals coming. It showed... More

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