Sometimes it’s fun to play tourist in our own town, which is exactly what led us to Waikiki Trolley! Waikiki Trolley has six lines that run throughout Honolulu and all cater to something different. The Waikiki Trolley map makes it easy to determine which line to pick based on what sorts of activities you’re interested in — dining, cultural sites, shopping, photo opportunities and more! If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to see Waikiki and the greater Honolulu area, today’s post is for you!
Everything You Need To Know About The Waikiki Trolley
First things first — there are six trolley lines on the Waikiki Trolley map.
Red Line: Cultural Honolulu Tour
Blue Line: Panoramic Coastline Tour
Pink Line: Waikiki Shopping Shuttle
Purple Line: Historic Pearl Harbor Sightseeing Tour
Green Line: Scenic Diamond Head Sightseeing Tour
Yellow Line: Honolulu Dining Express
We chose the Yellow Line, because what sounds better than the dining express? The Yellow Line takes you up Kapahulu Avenue to local restaurants and costs $2.00 per person, one way, but, if you plan to ride around Waikiki quite a bit, it makes way more sense to buy the one day or multi-day passes, since it’s $2 every time you get back on. You can either buy passes in advance, or pay $2 cash as you go.
The Yellow Line starts running at 3:00PM and picks you up at International Market Place. If you go into the center near Saks, the Bus Depot/Trolley pick-up is through the double doors near the bathroom. There are signs and then the doors are bright turquoise. You can’t miss them!
We got on right at 3PM, but it runs on the hour all the way until 9PM, so you can be flexible with getting on/off. Plus, the trolley map makes it easy to find where to get on and off around town.
We loved this specific tour, because our guide was super informative and pointed out all the dining hotspots and iconic eateries in the area.
It would be especially good for tourists staying in the Waikiki area, but wanting to check out Leonard’s for malasadas or Rainbow Drive-In (two musts on Oahu!). A cab or Uber to go that way might cost a pretty penny, but for $2 — ya can’t beat it!
We (obviously) live here, but I think the Waikiki Trolley is a super unique — and fun — way to see Waikiki and the greater Honolulu area. And while we don’t have children, I think it would be great for kids, too! The few that happened to be on our ride seemed to be enjoying themselves 🙂