Walking down the streets of Honolulu, you hear a familiar “ding, ding!” and you turn to look. A cable car? No. It’s the Waikiki Trolley.
The Waikiki Trolley is a means of convenient and educational transportation.
This unique source of transportation takes passengers to a number of Oahu’s most popular visitor attractions, including the Waikiki Aquarium, King Kamehameha Statue, Iolani Palace, Bishop Museum and more. The authentic brass-trimmed open-air trolleys offer cool and breezy rides—not a bad idea considering Hawaii’s often balmy temperatures.
The Waikiki Trolley began operations with just two trolleys in 1986.
Since then, Waikiki Trolleys have transported over 150,000 passengers to their desired destinations. Today, there is a fleet of more than 50 trolleys.
Choosing a Route
There are 3 different routes that take you shopping or sightseeing. Tickets include either 2 or 3 routes. The different lines (routes) are colored Green, Red and Pink and are described below:
Green Line – Honolulu Scenic Tour
Take the Honolulu Sightseeing Line (Green) to feel the cool Pacific Ocean breeze as you pass Diamond Head and other popular attractions and scenic spots. Noteworthy stops include:
- Honolulu Zoo
- Waikiki Aquarium
- Kahala Mall
- Diamond Head Crater
- KCC Farmers’ Market (Saturdays Only)
Red Line – Honolulu Historic Tour
Take the Honolulu City Line (Red) to explore the cultural and historic background of Honolulu. Stops include:
- Ilikai Hotel & Suites
- State Capitol
- Iolani Palace
- Aloha Tower Marketplaced
- Hilo Hattie
- King Kamehameha Statue
Pink Line – Honolulu Shopping Tour
Feeling hungry or in the mood for some shopping? Jump on the Ala Moana Shopping Shuttle Line (Pink) and it’ll take you to Hawaii’s largest shopping center.
- Duty-Free Shop (DFS) Galleria Waikiki
- Waikiki Beach Walk
- Ala Moana Center
Trolley day passes are $25 for a one-day pass for all 3 routes, with unlimited on and off boarding. Discounts are available on Four-day and 7-day passes, as well as passes for 2 instead of all 3 routes.
Pick up your trolley passes from a ticket booth on the map or buy your Waikiki Trolley tickets online.