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Honolulu International Airport (HNL)

A major aviation gateway for the State of Hawai'i, Honolulu International Airport is the primary hub for domestic overseas and interisland flights and is currently one of three State airports accommodating international flights. Honolulu International also functions as a joint military-civilian airport sharing airfield facilities with Hickam Air Field, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. While landing you may see aircraft from the Hawaii Air National Guard and the US Air Force. Cab fare is approximately $15.00 to $20.00 to Hickam and $20.00 to $25.00 to Pearl Harbor from the airport. The #19 Bus will travel directly onto Hickam, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam from the airport. Have your military I.D. ready for security personnel.

Directions from the Airport to Hickam, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam

To reach Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, follow the signs to "H1 Waianae" as you leave Honolulu International Airport (HIA). On H1, move immediately to the far right lane and take the next exit to "Hickam AFB"

Directions from Airport to Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam

Take H-1 West, on freeway exit from the Honolulu International Airport, or you can go out of the airport and head west on Nimitz Highway. The main gate (commonly known as Nimitz Gate) is approximately two miles west of the Honolulu International Airport on Nimitz Highway. Pearl Harbor is located eight miles west of Honolulu, on the Island of Oahu.  It is one of eight islands that make up the State of Hawaii.

Shuttle service is offered in the following locations: Honolulu International Airport, AMC Terminal, NEX and select lodging and housing areas, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (based on availability). Cost is $5 per person one way, children under 4 are free. Must have a minimum of 2 passengers and a maximum of 14. Reservations are recommended, call the ITT Hickam Office at 808-448-2295. E-Mail address for ITT Office is

Limited service is available from "The Bus," the City and County of Honolulu's Bus Service. Contact them at 808-848-5555 or online for more information. If taking a taxi, request one with base access. Not all taxi's are authorized on base. "The Cab" is an authorized taxi service at 808-422-2222.

If you are arriving via rental car you may get a temporary pass at the Pass and ID office which is located on the right just before Nimitz Gate in Building 3455. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, Monday through Friday. After working hours you may obtain a one-day visitor pass at the "Security Pass Window" located on the Nimitz Highway side of the building.

Directions to Waikiki

If you are going to temporary lodging in Waikiki, follow the signs to "H1 Honolulu." From H1 take the "Nimitz" cut-off which becomes Ala Moana Blvd after approximately seven miles. Take a right on Kalia Rd for the Hale Koa Hotel, or continue on Ala Moana for one more block, to Kalakaua Ave.

Directions to the Military and Family Support Center, Hickam, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam

Military and Family Support Center Hickam from the main gate, take O'Malley Blvd past the flight line (on left). Proceed into the circle and get into the right lane. This lane will force you to make a right at the second Vickers Avenue. At the first road, Scott Circle, take a right. The Military and Family Support Center Hickam, Building 1105, is on the corner to your left with parking in the back.

USO Facility

There is a USO Hawaii at the Honolulu International Airport located between baggage claim areas E and F (808-836-3351). Amenities include (donation boxes available), there is no Sleeping Area.

Food and Beverages: Beverages, Coffee and Tea, Daily Meals, Full Kitchen, Snack Bar, Snacks

Connectivity: CAC Readers, Charging Stations, Computers and Laptops, Phones, Printers, Skype, Wi-Fi

Multimedia and Gaming: DVD and Blu-ray Player, PS4, TV and Cable, Xbox One

Rest and Relaxation: Air Conditioning, Baby Changing Station, Bathrooms, Board and Table Games, Children’s Play Area, Library, Lounge, Playing Cards, Showers, Toiletries, United Through Reading’s Military Program

Travel Services and Gifts: Greeting Cards, Information Desk, Local Information, Lost and Found, Luggage Carts, Transportation Information, Travel Maps

USO assists military and their families by calling their Units for arrival pick up. USO is open 16 Hours a Day, seven-days a week from 0800 to 2300.

There is also a USO located at the Hickam AMC Terminal. Call 808-448-9966 for more information

Animal Arrival in Hawaii

For Direct Release, animals must arrive by 3:30 p.m. to be released at the Airport. Airport Inspection may take up to one hour. Airport Holding Facility closes at 5:00 p.m. Arrange with the airlines for your flight to arrive by 3:30 p.m.

Otherwise, animals will remain at the Animal Quarantine Holding Facility at the Honolulu International Airport. There is an Airport Quarantine Hold overnight fee. The Holding Facility will take the animal to the quarantine station the next day or if all requirements are met they may be picked up at the Quarantine Holding Facility at the Honolulu International Airport before 10:00 a.m. the next day. Animal Carriers cannot be opened on Airport Property/Premises. To get to the Airport Holding Facility a vehicle is needed.  For more information visit the Hawaii Department of Agriculture website.

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