Posted on: June 25, 2018
Finding Transportation on Maui
Maui offers so many wonderful things to do, however, it can be somewhat spread out, so figuring out transportation on Maui in advance will save you a headache later. Even if you are on Maui for a short time and just plan to stay around your condo, resort and the beach, you will still have transportation needs. We tried getting our options in one place for easy reference. You can also check out our Resources Page for updated info on Transportation and other activities on Maui.
One of the easiest things to do is to rent a car and pick it up when you arrive at the airport. If you have a family, mini vans are the way to go. Many people also choose jeeps, convertibles and even classic cars to get around in style. With a rental car you can plan any day or overnight trip you want and not have to worry about getting there or getting back. You also have control over when you leave the airport and when to travel back to the airport.
We have a great partnership with Avis that you can take advantage and save money. Avis is our choice when it comes to both service and price, as both are equally importance to us anywhere we travel!
Avis offers the option of airport pick up or local pick up in Kihei, which saves a few dollars on the airport service however you will need get to Kihei from the airport first. When making your reservation enter one of the codes below:
ATA/ARC No: 0158045D
AWD (Discount) Code: H461412
Uber and Lyft are now available on island! Service could be spotty if you are in more remote places, such on the Road to Hana, so make sure to check your app. However, if you are around Lahaina, Kahului or Kihei, you will be good to get around using your transportation apps. Using Uber and Lyft are great for short trips around where you are staying, whether it be happy hour, dinner or equipment rental. As of Monday, June 25, 2018 the estimated Uber from OGG (Maui’s main airport) to Wailea Ekahi Village was just under $38 ($88 with Uber Select). Headed to Lahaina and you’re looking at $50 and $125 each way.
Maui Bus is the public bus transit system on island. The bus system has thirteen routes and operates seven days a week, including all holidays. The bus offers airport service, as well as service between most places on Maui. A daily pass is $4.00 and a monthly pass is $45 for all routes. You can access a full route schedule here.
A newer service available on island is Turtle Tracks. This is a fun way to experience Maui! Turtle Tracks include 2018 Polaris Gems, which each sit six people. There are booster seats available for kids over four years-old and at least forty pounds.
Turtle Tracks has some limitations which makes it more of an excursion than a way to get around just anywhere you need to go. For example, they are limited to road that have a speed limit of 35 mph or less and operate only from 1 pm to 9 pm daily with reservations recommended.
However, you can enjoy Happy Hour (since they do the driving for you), shopping trips, rides to the beach and Luau transportation with Turtle Tracks. It’s all about the experience!
No matter your vacation needs, there is transportation to accommodate your needs. Rental cars are my favorite as you have maximum flexibility. But, if you like the idea of not having a car, and you’re just going to camp out on the beach or by the pool all week, then Uber or the Maui Bus work well.