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easiest way to get to Pearl Harbor from Waikiki

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easiest way to get to Pearl Harbor from Waikiki

We are staying at Outrigger Waikiki and have 8 am tickets for Pearl Harbor on May 7. What is the easiest way to get there - we will not have a rental car that day.

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1. Re: easiest way to get to Pearl Harbor from Waikiki

If it's a week day plan on rush hour traffic and allow plenty of time. The concierge at the hotel can recommend what time to leave the hotel so you don't risk being late. The best way is taxi and it will only take the doorman about one minute to signal one to come to you from where they lurk down the street.

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2. Re: easiest way to get to Pearl Harbor from Waikiki

Take an early bus - the public bus. You'll need to get to PH by 7:00 to claim the tickets, and the commercial shuttle doesn't run that early.

A cab would run you close to $50.

(I know all this sounds so early ... but Honolulu is SO lovely in the early morning! Take lots of pics.)

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You can take the bus as BLBL suggested.

The first #20 bus will get you to the Pearl Harbor Visitor's Center right at 7:00am. I do not know if there is a "grace period" to pick up your tickets.

thebus.org/route/…Rt20_12012013.htm

You can use the google transit on The Bus website if you want to take an earlier bus. You can get there prior to 7am, but only if you leave by 5:30 or so and on a different bus & transfer to another bus.

The google transit was fairly easy to follow. But in the last week or two, it changed. Sometimes it gives pm times even though you put in am. And the directions are not as clear.

Read the Top Question, Taking the Bus.

My advice is to rent a car the entire time you are on Oahu. No worries about bus schedules. No wasting time taking slow buses. No expensive cabs. You have the freedom to go where you want, when you want & to stay as long as you want anywhere on the island.

When you consider airport transportation, cabs, buses, & a car rental for a day or two, you will save very little by not renting a car the entire time.

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If you aren't renting a car, take TheBus. It will take you an hour tops. Traffic that time in the morning will be light going that direction. It's traffic coming INTO town that backs up!!

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5. Re: easiest way to get to Pearl Harbor from Waikiki

wow, almost further ahead to take one of the city tours that are around $30/person. That way I would be sure to get there on time, and guarantee see Pearl Harbor, then have the bonus of the city tour.

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<<wow, almost further ahead to take one of the city tours that are around $30/person. That way I would be sure to get there on time, and guarantee see Pearl Harbor, then have the bonus of the city tour.>> Think twice ... or three times. Those tours will rush you in and out of Pearl Harbor. They have a schedule to keep. Yes, they get you in to the Arizona Memorial - but they will not give you time to see most of what Pearl Harbor has to offer. Take a good look at the Pearl Harbor website and the map. There is much more to Pearl Harbor than the Arizona Memorial. Also on the right-hand side of this screen under "Top Questions" is "Pearl Harbor Museums."

Also note that if you take a shuttle - Arizona admission isn't generally included. With the tour buses, yes. So be careful.

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