Kailua-Kona Airport Taxis and Shuttles – Cost and Availability

June 10, 2008 by
Filed under: Big Island, Hawaii - general, Vacation Planning

Our flight arrives in Kona after all the car rental companies are closed (I was told they all close at 10:00 p.m.)

My questions is – would it be best to take a cab from the airport to Keauhou – if so, roughly what wouild be the cost? Should it be reserved in advance? I’m concerned because 300+ people may be looking for transportation to their hotels as they cannot pick up ther rental cars that evening.

Any information on the best way to get to our condo would be appreciated.

I called a couple of taxi companies, and the airport to Keauhou will cost $36 to $39. It doesn’t seem like they take advanced reservations but one company gave me a number of the closest company to the airport if you find yourself unable to get a cab – she said call 329-1977 Mel’s Taxi and they’ll come right down. I can understand your concern, but if the taxi companies know the flight is coming in and they know the car rental companies are closed I am sure they’ll all be ready and waiting.

You also could reserve with speedishuttle– their phone message says they operate every day of the year, from the first flight in the morning to the last flight in the evening.

Have a wonderful vacation! Lisa


6 Comments on Kailua-Kona Airport Taxis and Shuttles – Cost and Availability

  1. Patricia Freeman on Tue, 13th Apr 2010 7:10 pm
  2. Looking for taxi or shuttle from Kona Airport to Kohala Ranch tonight at 7:30

  3. Elizabeth Luzum on Fri, 16th Sep 2011 11:58 pm
  4. I am coming in on a flight to Kona Oct . 4th at 7pm. What is the cheapest/safest/most reliable way to get to Kona? Just one person and light luggage? thanks

  5. Lisa on Sat, 17th Sep 2011 12:52 am
  6. I would take the speedishuttle

  7. Alohilani on Wed, 21st Sep 2011 5:14 am
  8. Looking for a taxi, van preferred, From Kawaihae Young brothers dock to kona airport, and price if available. Most cheapest if could and if Kama’aina is available.

  9. Luis Alvarez on Tue, 2nd Oct 2012 6:42 pm
  10. I need a taxi to pick up two people from KOA Airpot to King Kamehameha hotel. My plane arives at 5.20pm. how much is the cost one way). other possibility is to drive us back from this hotel to the airport on Sunday, October 14th around 7.00pm. thank you

  11. Lisa on Wed, 3rd Oct 2012 1:30 am
  12. See the message above for approximate costs. You’ll need to contact an actual taxi company for firm numbers

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