How to get from the Maui airport to Lahaina on the bus?

Maui's bus system is a good way to go from the airport to Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii.

The Maui Bus is an expensive way to see Maui, Hawaii.

Maui Bus From Airport To Lahaina

Take The Bus From The Kahului Airport To Lahaina And Save Money!

Coming to Maui and want to save some money on transportation from the airport?  Take advantage of the Maui Bus system and save a lot!

Yes, taking the bus from the Maui airport in Kahului to Lahaina can save you a lot of money.  Even though it will take you longer and you may have to wait a bit, spending $4.00 or so instead of $70.00 or more will be worth it.

Check-out the bus schedule.

Most taxis and speedy fleet shuttles will cost anywhere from $70.00 to possibly more than $100.00.  And you may not save much time, depending on the schedule and fill-up rate of a shuttle bus.

Things To Know About The Maui Bus System to Lahaina!

+ Once you arrive on Maui, secure your luggage and walk outside to the crosswalk.  Walk across the street at the crosswalk, and take a left at the concrete “island”.  Do not walk into the parking lot.

+ As you walk along the island, there will be some taxis and other commercial and rental car company vehicles.  Walk about 100 feet or so and you will see covered parking seats for the Maui bus.  Wait there for the next bus to the Queen Kaahumanu Center (Queen’s Mall).

+ Several busses will come to this pick-up and drop-off location.  Each bus is either coming from the queen-kaahumanu-center-frontQueen’s Mall or going to the large shopping complex.

+ Look for the bus that is going to the Queen’s Mall.  If you need to ask the driver, go ahead and ask if they are going to the Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center.

+ The cost is $2.00 and no change is given.  Make sure you have some U.S. dollar bills.

+ Once you arrive at the Queen’s Mall at the transit location, look for the next bus to Lahaina.  There will be someone with a yellow vest that can answer your questions.  You may have to wait 30-45 minutes for the next bus.

+ Depending on the time of year, the bus to Lahaina can be quite crowded.  If a line has started to form, go ahead and get in line for the next bus to Lahaina.

+ You will need to pay another $2.00 for the bus to the town of Lahaina.

+ Try not to have a super-large suitcase.  Some drivers won’t let you on the bus if you have a lot of luggage.

+ The bus to Lahaina will stop at a location in Wailuku and a transit location at the Maalaea Harbor.  Stay on the bus.  Do not get off the bus to Lahaina Town until it arrives at The Wharf Cinema Center, in the heart of downtown Lahaina.

+ Lastly, if you need to travel north to the Kaanapali Resort area, Honokowai, Kahana, Napili, and Kapalua, you can make a connection at The Wharf Cinema Center.  It will cost you another $2.00 to ride the bus to Whaler’s Village in Kaanapali.

Suggestion:  Get a one-day pass for $4.00 and, possibly, save some money.  Also, consider getting a monthly pass if you plan to use the Maui bus system a lot during your stay on the island.

Fun Things To Do On Maui!

Visit Honolua Bay when you’re on the west side of Maui, and maybe grab a pizza at Dollie’s.  There plenty of activities on Maui and also some of the best burger places are in Lahaina Town.  Don’t forget to make a trip to Haleakala Crater and snorkel at Black Rock or Airport Beach.

Looking for a great breakfast?  Try The Gazebo in Napili.  Do some shopping at Lahaina Cannery Mall, try some pizza in Lahaina Town at Prison Street Pizza, or go upcountry and have a great steak at Makawao Steakhouse.

My Top 10 Lists – Top 10 activities on Maui, Top 10 attractions on Maui, Top 10 restaurants on Maui, and my Top 10 burger places on Maui.

Aloha – Enjoy Maui!

Black Sand Beach on Maui, Hawaii.

Black Sand Beach

Beaches.  Maui has some of the best beaches in the world.  Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay on the west side of the island are popular snorkel locations, and everyone loves Baby Beach in Lahaina.  Honolua Bay is also awesome for snorkeling, and Slaughterhouse Beach nearby is a tourist favorite.  Don’t forget to try D.T. Fleming Beach Park.

Big Beach is a favorite on the southwest side of Maui, along with Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach and Polo Beach.

In Paia, there’s Baldwin Beach that is popular and Ho’okipa Beach is just past Paia.  Just before Hana is the famous Black Sand Beach.

La Perouse Bay is an incredible place to snorkel, swim and hike, and Po’olenalena Beach is a little hide-away beach in the Makena State Park area of southwest Maui.

Top 10 Lists.  Take a look at my Top 10 Activities on Maui, and my Top 10 Restaurants.  There’s also my Top 10 Attractions while visiting Maui and, of course, my Top 7 Shopping places and Top 5 Luau experiences.

The Gazebo is one of Maui's top places for breakfast.

The Gazebo

Eating & Drinking.  Oh, yea.  You’ve also got to eat and drink while visiting Maui.  Well, for breakfast The Gazebo in Napili is a “must-do tradition,” along with the Kihei Café.  For pizza, try Prison Street Pizza in Lahaina or Dollie’s Pub & Café in Napili.

There’s a lot of good burger places in Lahaina, along With Honu Seafood and Pizza and Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club.

In the upcountry town of Makawao are two good places to eat – Casanova Italian Restaurant and  Makawao Steak House.   Stop at this “Hawaiian cowboy” town on your way down from a sunrise visit at Haleakala Crater.

Hookipa beach on the windward side of Maui.

Ho’okipa Beach – Paia

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Welcome To Maui  Tourist Guide

Maui Travel Tips is a blog by SteveENJOY!  Living on Maui, I love to talk about this beautiful island.  I hope you enjoy my photography, and I love to provide first-hand information about Maui.  My hope is you feel the true Hawaiian “spirit of aloha” in everything you see and do on Maui.

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I know you’ll love Maui — as much as I love her! 


Big Wave Taffy on Maui!

Take a look at our delicious Hawaii Flavors of salt water taffy – our salt water taffy is soft and creamy and it makes a great gift item, too.  The taffy is sold at many stores on Maui, and you can also order on-line with Big Wave Taffy.

Big Wave Taffy sells delicious salt water taffy on Maui, Hawaii.

Big Wave Taffy on Maui, Hawaii




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