We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 91-1001 Renton Road Ewa Beach, P.O. Box 60369, Ewa Beach, Oahu, HI 96706
Phone Number: (808) 681-5461
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 42 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Dolphins!

The train was a good experience for our one and three year old although the loud train whistle made our one year old a little uneasy. It does get to be a long trip for very young... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Drob118
,
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Add Photo

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The train was a good experience for our one and three year old although the loud train whistle made our one year old a little uneasy. It does get to be a long trip for very young kids and I think I would not bring them again until they are a year or two older. On the trip you travel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eaton, Ohio, United States
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
54 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you want a boring ride with only 10 minutes of real scenery, then this trip is for you. Before then it is mostly fields of nothing to look at. They only stop for ice cream on the second trip and we were on the first train. At least it was a nice day to enjoy the sun and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Michigan
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I really don't understand all the 4 & 5 star reviews. If you like a tediously, boring ride on an exceptionally noisy, uncomfortable train, with only 5 minutes of real scenery, as well as being virtually unable to understand the narration, then this trip is for you. If you're into trains, visit the train yard, museum & gift shop. This... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We took our 2 year old son on this train because he loves everything trains but even this train ride made him fall asleep it was that boring. There really isn't much to see until you get to Ko Olina Resort and beyond which is over 30 minutes into the trip. Before then it is mostly fields of nothing! They... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We have been visiting the Kapolei area every year for the past 10 years and every year we say we are going to ride the train. Well we finally did it. There is a picnic area to have lunch b4 or after the train ride and you can also take food and drinks on the train. They have some snacks,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ewa Beach, Hawaii, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Learn all about the old rail system in ewa, the sugar cane culture and history and enjoy a train ride through this historic area! My 4 year old granddaughter enjoyed the ride!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This train ride in open air old time cars is a lovely and fun ride. Departing on Sunday from the Ewa Beach depot, the train slowly takes you almost to Nanakuli and back. Bring a picnic lunch and some cold water and you are all set. It is full family fun and just as nice as a train ride gets.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
terri007
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When we lived there I would take my two kids on this while there dad was deployed multiple times. They loved it. I went back in January to pick up my adopted son's half-siblings that we are adopting and took them and their old foster parents on the train. They had lived there their entire lives and never went on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The railway goes from the middle between Ewa Beach and Kapolei and goes all the way to Kahe Point, where the power plant warm water outfall is (where the snorkeling and fish you can see is spectacular becasue of the warm water, ironically). The ride is fun if abit bumpy. The friendly staff is volunteer and they do the operations... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My 4yr old grandson loved the train. Wish the tracks went further up the Waianae coast so our views were of more water than dry land. However the train staff was very informative re: island history. We met nice people sitting next to us and saw a few dolphins during the quick glimpses of the ocean.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hawaiian Railway also viewed

 

Been to Hawaiian Railway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hawaiian Railway and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Hawaiian Railway staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?