Riding the Waikiki Trolley is very convenient and the stops are easy to find and well marked. We would like to share with you some insider tips and tricks to make your ride with us as enjoyable and stress free as possible.
Preparing for your day on the Waikiki Trolley
Make sure you pick up a Waikiki Trolley daily schedule from the front desk concierge. Of course all of our routes and schedules are on this website; however, it’s nice to have a hard copy of the daily schedule when you are out and about. Do a tiny bit of research, like what you are doing right now. Know the basics. Know your pick up time, your location pick up and the Trolley Line or color.
Don’t forget to charge your camera. It’s Hawaii, everywhere you look is a picture opportunity. While you are on the Waikiki Trolley water is really nice to have on hand. Carry at least one bottle for each person in your group. Lastly, remember sunscreen. The sun is very intense in Hawaii and you don’t want to ruin your trip with the worst sunburn of your life.
The Red Line: Historic Honolulu Tour
Explore all that Downtown Honolulu has to offer. There is lots to do in Chinatown but remember to get there early because business close after noon. Parking is scarce and everything is metered so taking the Waikiki Trolley Red Line is a must.
The Waikiki Trolley comes every 50 minutes on the Red Line and the whole route is 100 minutes.
Additional tips along the Red Line:
- The Honolulu Museum of Art is along the route but is closed on Mondays.
- Try lunch or pupu’s (snacks) at Maguro Brothers in a cozie corner of Kekaulike Market in Chinatown
- Check out the Kona Nui Nights every Third Thursday at Ward Village. This event honors Hawaiian language, mele (music) and hula (dance).
- Every Wednesday Farmers Market Kaka‘ako. Farmers Market is located next to Ross Dress for Less at Ward Gateway Center.
Pink Line: Waikiki Shopping Shuttle
The best and easiest way to get to Ala Moana Mall is the Pink Line. It conveniently comes every 10 minutes, the route is 60 minutes and there are 16 stops all along Waikiki. You can hop on and off the double decker trolley as many times as you want. It’s provides an easy way to get from one side of waikiki to the other.
Make sure you take advantage of the coupons in your map guide for deals all over Waikiki on food, fun, and shopping! On Fridays, around 7:30 sit on the side closest to the beach for a great view of Friday night fireworks by the Hilton Lagoon!
The Pink Line stops every 10 minutes and the route takes about 60 minutes.