Uber, Lyft, Taxis, Limos, and others at Honolulu International Airport (HNL)

Available rideshares and pickup/dropoff policies

Honolulu International Airport (HNL), United States

Ever since rideshares like Uber and Lyft became popular in Hawaii, there has been a history of complex rules and arrangements at Honolulu Airports.  Rideshare services have been banned, permitted, banned again, permitted again with strict regulations but only for certain companies and drivers, and permitted for all rideshare companies with strict regulations.  There is no sense in rehashing the entire history, but we have laid out the current pickup policies below.  The good news is that it's been greatly simplified.

Are there Uber and Lyft at Honolulu International Airport? How do I request a ride, and where do I meet my Uber and Lyft drivers? What are the pickup and dropoff policies like? Are there designated areas? Keep reading for more details.

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Rideshare Pickup/Dropoff Instructions for Honolulu International Airport

Drop-offs at Honolulu Airport:

Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft can drop you off at the departure level, along side regular passengers and taxis. Notify your driver of the airlines and preferably the terminal upon entering the airport premises.

Pickups at Honoulu Airpor:

  1. Request the right vehicle size

    Keep in mind your luggage requirements. Choose a ride option that will comfortably fit all of the passengers and your suitcases. Here's a guide: How much luggage can I bring in my Uber/Lyft?

  2. Proceed to Ground Transportation on Arrivals Level.

    After getting off a flight, follow the signs to "Ground Transportation" and "Baggage Claim." When ready, walk outside and request a ride on your app.

  3. Look for Designated Pickup Areas for Rideshares 

    For Interisland and International arrivals, use the second median on the departures level, across from Lobby 2.

    For Mainland US arrivals, use the second median on the departures level, across from Lobby 8.

  4. Notify your driver of your location

    Call or message your driver with information such as Terminal, Door Number and any other information that will help locate you.

More tips and advice on requesting a ride and finding your driver at the airport: Tips & Advice: Requesting an Uber/Lyft for Airport Pickup

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Honolulu Area Airports

Airport City Supported Rideshares
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Hickam Air Force Base
Wheeler Army Airfield (HHI)
Dillingham Airfield (HDH)
Kaneohe Bay MCAS (Marion E. Carl Field) Airport (NGF)
Kaneohe Bay
Kaneohe Bay
Kalaeloa Airport