Honolulu International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in all of Hawaii, and is located roughly half way along the south coast of the island of Honolulu, just 5 miles or so from the city of Honolulu. The airport is conveniently located for many of the most popular tourist areas of the island including Waikiki and as you fly into the island, you normally pass very low over Pearl Harbour which is a stunning sight, and an excellent introduction to the island. The airport is the busiest in the Pacific, and is a major Internationalhub for American Airlines and United Airlines, handling around 25 million passengers each year.
Honolulu is the main entry point for people travelling to Hawaii, and if you want to see more of the island than just Waikiki beach where most of the hotels are located, then it is vitally important to rent a car in order to explore Oahu island at your own pace. Inland from the resort towns you can drive up through the tree level to the stunning Mauna Loa volcanic park, or head to the north of the island where the beaches are more windswept, and the surfing is some of the best in the world with regular waves above 10 foot tall crashing down onto the shore.
To collect your hire car on arrival at Honolulu International Airport, you should go to the desk of your chosen rental company with your booking documents. The desks are located between the arrivals and departure halls in the airport atrium. The airport is served by 8 car rental companies: Avis, Budget , Dollar, Hertz, National, Alamo, Thrifty and Enterprise car hire.
From the main resort area of Honolulu along the south beach, you should head inland along Kilauea Avenue to the H1 Lunalio Freeway, which acts as a bypass around the north east of the city. This road goes as far as Kalihi Palama where it splits in two. Take the left fork for the main Terminal building of the airport, which is on the left once you are away from the highway. From Kailua near the marine base in the north east of the island, you should take H3 across the island to Halawa where you would head south along the H201 to the junction with the H1 where you turn right into the airport.
The airport website is found at Honoluluairport.com, it does have up to date flight information but the website has little other information about services. Instead, you should either contact the airport operator via telephone on (808) 831-3600.
Honolulu International Airport
300 Rodgers Blvd, 96819,