Honolulu International Airport
General Airport Information
Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is one of the busiest in the entire country, with hundreds of flights to and from cities around the world arriving and departing daily. In a route year, more than 20 million passengers use this facility.
The three terminals are the main terminals, accommodating all international and Domestic flights; the interisland terminal a separate building at the far right end of the main terminal; and the commuter terminal, father to the right side, taking care of the commuter and smaller interisland air carries.
From both levels of the airport, you can board taxis and TheBus to downtown Honolulu and Waikiki. The ground level outside, on the runway side of the building, has two gardens a wonderful place to spend some time in the sun if you have a long layover or must wait for a flight. Shuttles also service the commuter terminal, which lies only a few minutes' walk beyond the interisland terminal.
The free Wiki-Wiki Shuttle takes you between the terminals and arrival/departure gates. There are three color-coded lines that service the terminals. From arrival gates, all shuttles make stops at the baggage claim areas, but not all run to every section of the airport. Check with the signs outside the arrival/departure gates for specific route information. Transfer time between the main and interisland terminals is only about 10 minutes.
Departing from HNL?
Plan on being at the airport two hours before international flight and one and a half hour before domestic flight.