How to Reach Kailua-kona

The Easiest Way to Reach Kailua-kona


  • By Air: All flights to Kailua-Kona land at Kona International Airport – KOA – serves inter-Island and International flights. Other nearest airport is at East Coast – Hilo. To get to the City, a rental car is the best option, although a bit on the expensive side! Alternatively, you can get onto Hele-On-Bus or check with the Hotel if they provide any shuttle service to and from the Airport.
  • By Ship: You can arrive at this heavenly Island through Cruises as well – Pride of America is one of the operators that have a stop-over at Kailua-Kona.


  • Hele-on-Bus: Literally translated as “Ready-to-go” Bus, it is a good option to choose if you have ample time on hand and/or are on a budget - $2 per ride. Also a good option if you would like to get a taste of how locals travel around the Town. Check the website for information on Schedules as the main idea behind Hele-On Bus was to make commuting easier for the locals – not meant for tourists primarily!
  • Shared Taxi: If travelling on a local bus is not your thing, opt for a Shared taxi. For a ticket of $2, you may travel anywhere in the 9 mile radius. Taxi coupons needs to be pre-ordered in the multiples of 5 (5, 10 or 15 coupons). Limited to travel in Hilo and Kona areas only.
  • Rent a Car: A bit expensive but the best bet if you would like to explore the Island at your own pace and not miss out on any of the wonderful attractions in Kona. 

Explore the route planner online for your visit to Kailua-kona and create a flawless plan in few simple steps!