- Taxi & Shuttle Services
Maui Premier Taxi – (808) 661-5522
Lahaina Taxi – (808) 669-6292
Hawai’i Executive Transportation – (808) 669-2300
Airport-Speedi Shuttle – (808) 242-7777
UBER **(free downloadable app on your smartphone)
- Bus Routes - The Maui Bus
The Maui Bus public transit service consists of thirteen bus routes, all operated by Roberts Hawai’i. These routes are funded by the County of Maui and provide service in and between various Central, South, West, Haiku, Kula and Upcountry Maui communities. All of the routes are operated seven days a week, including all holidays. No transfers are given on any of the routes.
All routes cost $2.00 per boarding. Infants under 2 years old, riding on the lap of an accompanying adult travel free. Daily and monthly passes are also available. Contact County of Maui (808) 870-4838 or visit: www.mauicounty.gov/bus for more information.
Driving Tips and Directions
During your stay in one of our Maui condo rentals, you’ll find these driving tips and driving distances helpful.
- USE SEAT BELTS. IT’S THE LAW: This law applies to all front seat passengers. The police are enforcing this law and will issue a ticket if you are not wearing them. Also additional to the requirement of child seats for children 4 and under, the law requires children between the ages of four through seven to ride in a booster seat whenever traveling in a motor vehicle.
- NO CELLPHONES: In Hawaii you are not allowed to use your cellphone (texting or talking) without a hands-free device while operating a motor vehicle.
- RIGHT ON RED: In Hawaii you are allowed to turn right on a red light after coming to a complete stop.
- USE TURN SIGNALS: It helps the flow of traffic especially at busy intersections.
- DRIVE WITHOUT STRESS: Remember you are on Maui. You are on vacation. Most drivers around you are also on vacation and they will take their time. There is no need to be in such a hurry to get to your destination. Allow a generous driving time if you are heading back to the airport or if you have an appointed time for an activity.
- BE CONSIDERATE: Try to incorporate the ’Aloha Spirit’. Allow fellow drivers to merge. The most you will lose is one car length or 5 seconds of time. Pump brakes at the most unexpected times especially during Whale season. Do not ruin your vacation by becoming involved in a rear-end collision.
- PASSING: Is it really necessary to pass that car especially when there is a string of cars in front of the one you are planning on passing? Is the 5 to 60 seconds that you will gain really worth an accident that can ruin your vacation?
- SLOW DRIVING: Please be considerate to the fellow drivers. If you are driving slow to enjoy the views make sure you have no cars behind you or pull over to let them pass.
- DRIVING THE MOUNTAIN: When descending Mount Haleakala, try not to use only your brakes. Slip your car into 2nd gear and only use your brakes when absolutely necessary. Drivers who have relied only on their brakes to get them safely down the mountain have found themselves with overheated and useless brakes resulting in an accident.
- ROAD TO HANA: The road to Hana is not only beautiful it is also narrow and winding. The road is not exclusive to cars. Small and large trucks also use the road. Stay as far to the right in your lane as possible, especially when negotiating the numerous blind hairpin curves.
- THINK YOU’RE LOST? Do not read a map while driving. Please pull over, stop and then study the map. One nice thing about Maui is that there are so few roads (4 basic ones), thus it is very hard to get completely lost. So don’t worry, relax and take your time.
- KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD: Maui is a beautiful place with much to see. If you are tempted to view your surroundings while driving, please pull over to do so. For the safety and courtesy of other drivers, please keep your eyes on the road while driving.
Driving Distance on the Island of Maui
- Airports in Maui
There are three airports on the island of Maui.
OGG Kahului Airport is by far the largest Maui airport. It is the only airport you can use to fly between Maui and the mainland (the other 49 states of the U.S.), Canada and any other country. So this is the airport that you must fly into if you fly directly to Maui from anyplace outside of the Hawaiian islands. The airport code letters for this main airport in Kahului, Maui, are OGG. (Those initials honor a pilot named Bertram J. Hogg, who pioneered commercial passenger flights between the Hawaiian islands.) Full-size jet planes fly to Kahului (from other U.S. states and other countries), but no jumbo jets (no 747s or similar) can fly in or out of this airport. Kahului Airport is in Kahului, the largest city on Maui. It is about a 45 minute drive from this airport to the main resort hotel and condo areas of Ka’anapali, Lahaina, Kihei, and Wailea (a little shorter or longer depending on exactly where your hotel is located in those resort areas).
JHM West Maui Kapalua Airport is a small airport just north of Lahaina and Ka’anapali, on the west side of Maui. Contrary to its name, it is not in Kapalua, but is a few miles south of Kapalua. It only accepts propeller planes (no jets), and does not have any flights in or out after dark. The code letters for this airport are JHM. (Those initials stand for John Henry Magoon, a pilot who was the president of Hawaiian Airlines when the Kapalua airport opened.) You can only fly between the Kapalua airport and the island of Oahu (Honolulu) or the Big Island of Hawai’i, or sometimes the island of Lanai. You can’t fly to this airport from anyplace outside of the state of Hawai’i. If you are stopping in Honolulu on your way to Maui, and if your hotel or condo is on the west side of Maui, then you can fly into the Kapalua Airport from Honolulu, and be much closer to your hotel or condo (5 to 15 minutes away), than if you had flown into the Kahului Airport. The main airline flying between Honolulu and Kapalua, or the Big Island of Hawai’i and Kapalua, is Mokulele. Most of their planes are 1-propeller Cessna aircrafts.
Hana Airport is a tiny airport on the east side of Maui, three miles from the little town of Hana. Only small single-engine propeller planes fly in or out of this airport. The airport code letters are HNM, which stands for Hana Maui. Mokulele is a small airline that flies a few flights in and out of Hana on small propeller aircrafts. You can only fly to Hana from the main Maui airport in Kahului, or sometimes from Honolulu.