Daniel.K.Inouye International Airport

Traveling to and from Daniel.K.Inouye International Airport

On this page, you will find the information you need to easily make your way through Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and to your destination.


  • The priority security lanes/GOLD LANE has been suspended due to instructions from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
  • The ANA LOUNGE SHUTTLE has been suspended.

Guide to Daniel.K.Inouye International Airport

Arrival and departure terminal maps and information for Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

Arrival Terminal

Arrival map of Honolulu airport
On Arrival
  • Please present your passport.
  • See Special Guidance on this page for special Immigration rules for passengers entering the U.S. from abroad.

Baggage and contents inspection

Departure Terminal

Departure map of Honolulu airport
Airport Map Information

Get details on the airport lounges.

ANA Lounge Shuttle Bus * Suspended

Eligible passengers

Passenger who depart from HNL by ANA operating flight on that day as below

  • Passenger who is eligible for ANA SUITE LOUNGE or ANA LOUNGE

Pass through the security checkpoint and go to the bus stop on the 3rd floor above Gates F1-F2. The bus runs approximately every 15 minutes from this stop to the drop-off point in front of Gate C6.


Transit map of Honolulu airport
Transiting for All Airlines

Passengers Connecting from an ANA Flight to Other Hawaiian Islands or Other Destinations

  • * "→" indicates the route.
  • Please do the following:
    Go through immigration → Claim checked baggage → Go through customs → Go to check-in counter for airline for connecting flight → Check-in/Check-in the baggage → Go through security → Proceed to boarding gate
  • * If you are connecting to Hawaiian Airlines, you may check-in your baggage at the Hawaiian Airlines transfer counter after passing through EXIT 2.
  • * Transportation varies depending on the departure gate of the connecting flight.
    Terminal1 or 2: On foot
    Terminal3: Wiki Wiki Bus to transfer between terminals.

Passengers Departing from Other Hawaiian Islands or Other Departure Locations and Connecting to an ANA Flight in Honolulu

Please proceed to an ANA check-in counter (Terminal 2, Lobby 8) or the counter at the boarding gate.

  • When checked in (with through check-in) from the departure airport up to the final destination
    • Please proceed directly to the boarding gate for the ANA flight.
  • When checked in from the departure airport up to Honolulu
    • You will need to check in again for the ANA flight.
      After arriving at Honolulu, please claim your checked baggage and then check in again at an ANA check-in counter.

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) to Downtown Honolulu


The Bus
  • Platform: Arrivals terminal, second floor
  • Time required: Approx. 45 minutes
  • Fare: $2.75
  • Operating hours: No. 19: 5:10 to 23:39 on weekdays and holidays (18 to 57 minute intervals), 5:01 to 23:41 on Saturdays (20 to 87 minute intervals), and 5:10 to 23:39 on Sundays (20 to 78 minute intervals)
    No. 20: 5:26 to 17:58 on weekdays and holidays (48 to 71 minute intervals), 6:06 to 17:58 on Saturdays (43 to 60 minute intervals), and 6:06 to 17:58 on Sundays (45 to 61 minute intervals)
  • * Hand luggage that can brought on the bus is only as much as can be carried on the lap
Airport Shuttle
  • Platform: Arrivals terminal, individual traveler exit, turn right. Or go out the tour traveler exit, and walk towards the interisland terminal, etc. Look for the 'ROBERTS HAWAII EXPRESS SHUTTLE' sign and the attendants wearing yellow Hawai'ian shirts
  • Time required: Approx. 40 minutes
  • Fare: One-way $23 (Free luggage allowance is two pieces per person.)
  • Operating hours: 24 hours (tell the attendants that you want to use the shuttle. It will depart in 20 to 30 minutes or so)


  • Platform: First floor of the arrivals terminal. Attendants will be wearing yellow shirts.
  • Time required: Approx. 20 to 30 minutes
  • Fare: Around $40 (tip $1 per piece of luggage. A tip of 15% of the fare is also advisable)
  • Operating hours: 24 hours

Instructions for Daniel.K.Inouye International Airport

Before Traveling to the USA

Passengers traveling to the United States from abroad must provide passport information and the documents listed here that are required for entering the United States.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA):

Passengers are required to obtain pre-travel authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization -ESTA- (Need fee) to enter the USA under the Visa Waiver Program (see below).

  • ESTA must be completed before commencing boarding procedures for a USA-bound flight. Customers cannot board without travel authorization.
  • U.S. authorities strongly advise travelers who wish to travel to the USA to apply at least 72 hours before their travel date.
  • An ESTA application is required even when traveling to a third country via the USA.

Secure Flight Program:

The Secure Flight Program requires passengers to provide their passport name, date of birth and gender at least 72 hours prior to departure or at the time of booking if the reservation is made inside the 72-hour window.

Visa Waiver Program

The U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.

Travelers must have a valid ESTA approval prior to travel and must meet all requirements for the program.

  • If you prefer to have a visa in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor (B) visa.

VWP Participating Countries

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan*
  • United Kingdom*

Recent VWP Changes

Recent changes to the Visa Waiver Program prohibit the following customers from travelling under VWP; such passengers must apply for a non-immigrant visa.

  • Nationals of VWP countries who have traveled to or been present in Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen on and after March 1, 2011.
  • Nationals of VWP countries who are also nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria.

A waiver may be obtained on a case-by-case basis for those who have traveled to the areas mentioned above for official duties of an international organization, regional organizations or sub-national government; journalists for reporting purposes; and legitimate business-related purposes in Iran and Iraq. Please contact your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for waiver information.

Required Passenger Information

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration requires that all passengers provide the following information at least 72 hours before departure to the United States.

  • Full Name (the first and last name registered on your passport)
  • Date of Birth (according to the Western calendar)
  • Gender
  • Redress Number if you have one.
    • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants Redress Numbers as a means of protecting passengers who may be incorrectly identified as being on a watch list due to various reasons, such as sharing a first and last name with a suspected terrorist.
    • Passengers will have to apply to the TRIP (Traveler Redress Inquiry Program) to obtain a Redress Number.
  • Known Traveler Number if you have one.
    • A Known Traveler Number is a PASS ID provided to members of trusted traveler programs, such the Global Entry Program. Those in possession of this ID are eligible for TSA PreCheck®, the TSA's expedited screening program.
    • Passengers who are eligible for this program are able to experience quicker process of U.S. airport security screening by passing through a dedicated lane and are not required to remove shoes, belts, light jackets, laptops and liquids. Children 12 and under accompanied by an eligible passenger may go through the dedicated lane as well. Learn more about TSA PreCheck®.

Enhanced Security of Electronic Devices

The U.S. has recently enhanced its security measures to include security checks of some electronic devices on flights bound to the US. Some electronic devices must undergo security check at the boarding gate based on TSA regulations.