The Bus on Oahu is a great way to travel, it is easy, relaxing and affords great opportunity to see the beauty of the island. Compared to other forms of travel, The Bus is also comparatively affordable and you won’t have to worry about directions to various destinations. The Bus can accommodate bicycles but you may not bring a surf board on The Bus. Visit www.thebus.org to get details about fares, routes, where to purchase bus passes and much more. You can print a very useful visitors guide that offers a map with all the details on how to tour all the major attractions by bus, just CLICK HERE. The Bus office phone number is 808-848-4500.
At the Kailua Information Center (KIC) office, there are bus schedules for any route you might want to take, free for your keeping. The following information uses KIC as a starting point
TO KAILUA BEACH PARK AND LANIKAI: Bus stop is on Kailua Road in front of Macy’s. Take Bus 70 with Lanikai destination. Check Route 70 time schedule since the wait between buses is one hour to one and a half hours.
TO ALA MOANA CENTER VIA MAKAP’U POINT: Bus stop on Kailua Road in front of Macy’s. Take Bus 57 with Sea Life Park as destination. The number on the bus changes to 23 at Sea Life Park before it continues on to Waikiki and the end of the route at Ala Moana Center. Do not take Bus 57A, as it will circle Enchanted Lake before it continues Downtown
TO ENCHANTED LAKE: Bus stop on Kailua Road in front of Macy’s. Take Bus 57A. It loops around Enchanted Lake and comes back by the Kailua Shopping Center en route to Downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana Center.
TO WAIKIKI: Bus stop on Kailua Road in front of Macy’s. Take bus number 57. Upon boarding ask for a “transfer” and the make the transfer at Ala Moana Center where a number of buses go via the center to Waikiki with Bus 8 being the most frequent.
You can also walk to the Goodyear Tire Outlet on Kailua Road and take either Bus 56, 57 or 57A to Ala Moana Center and then on to Waikiki.
TO NORTH SHORE, HALEIWA AND AROUND THE ISLAND Bus stop on Oneawa Street just beyond the Shell Service Station. Take Bus 56 with Kaneohe as a destination. In Kaneohe, at the Windward Shopping Center (NOT Windward Mall), transfer to Bus 55, which is marked “Around the Island”. The final destination of Bus 55 is Ala Moana Center via Pearl City and Downtown Honolulu.
Note: When a bus change is necessary, always ask the driver for a transfer to avoid extra cost. Also, if unsure of a transfer bus stop, as the driver, most drivers are cordial and helpful.