Getting to Kauai and Safe Travels
All travelers to Hawai‘i need to register with the State of Hawai‘i Safe Travels Hawai‘i program prior to departure. Fully vaccinated travelers and people who have taken a pre-travel test may be eligible to bypass the State’s mandatory 10-day quarantine. For more information on travel requirements, visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/.
Getting Around Kauai
Once you have arrived on Kauai, there are several options for ground transportation.
There are several shuttle options that provide transportation from the Lihue (LIH) airport.
Steps to Reserve a Shuttle
Schedule your shuttle BEFORE you arrive to guarantee space and to save time.
Local Area Shuttles
Aloha Spirit Kauai Shuttle
This shuttle will take passengers around the Koloa/Poipu area.
Some hotels also provide area shuttle options for their guests. Please check with your accommodations for details.
Get Around Kauai Map
To assist you in your plans when traveling to Kauai and around the island, the map can be used to view airport shuttle routes, local area shuttle routes, bus routes, as well as Kauai walking guides.
Users can zoom into the map using a mouse wheel, their fingers (when accessing the map on a smartphone), or the embedded zoom controls , and see more details, including individual routes, route stops, and walking guide paths.
Taxi Services and Private Transportation
Browse Kauai-based taxi companies that have been approved by HDOT Airports for pickup. Please note, some of our taxi drivers only accept cash and no credit cards. We recommend you clarify before you confirm a ride.
There are several car rental companies on Kauai with car rentals available at the Lihue (LIH) airport. However, there is currently a shortage of rental cars on Kauai. Private car rental options are also available through Turo.
Additionally, Outdoorsy has a presence on Kauai and you may be able to find a vehicle. Keep in mind that individuals are not allowed to sleep in trailers, RVs, or camper vans at County parks. Individuals must get a camping permit, pitch a tent, and sleep in the tent.