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).
  • Due to the closure of the ANA Lounge, ANA LOUNGE SHUTTLE service has been suspended.
    Please confirm with the check-in counter regarding available Lounges.
  • When you are connecting from ANA to each island in Hawaii, please check-in your baggage at Terminal 1 due to the closure of the baggage counter for transit for the time being.

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
  • All passengers should present your passport, Immigration card, and Customs Declaration Form upon arrival.
    • You are requested to submit the Customs Declaration Form even if you have nothing to declare—only one Customs declaration form per family is required.
    • Submitting the paper form I-94W (Immigration Card) for authorized travelers from nations participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), with an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), has been eliminated.
  • See Special Guidance on this page for special Immigration rules for passengers entering the U.S. from abroad.

Carry-on luggage may be inspected.

Departure Terminal

Departure map of Honolulu airport
Airport Map Information

Get details on the airport lounges.

Fast Track Security Screening

Some travelers are eligible for Fast Track Security Screening. Travelers should look for the Gold Lane. Note: The Gold Lane can be closed by TSA during the day without advance notice to airlines. Therefore, we cannot guarantee passengers will be able to use Gold Lane even if it is on the boarding pass.

Eligible Travelers

  • First class
  • Business class
  • Diamond service members
  • Platinum service members
  • Super Flyers members
  • Star Alliance Gold members

Note: Eligible travelers can bring one accompanying guest.

ANA Lounge Shuttle Bus

Simply present your ANA boarding pass to the bus driver to board the bus.

Eligible passengers:

  • Passengers departing from HNL on an ANA-operated flight that day.
  • Passengers who need special assistance.
  • Passengers who are eligible for ANA suite lounge or ANA lounge.

Pass through the security checkpoint next to Lobby 8, proceed to the bus departure area on the 3rd floor, and then go to the bus stop in front of Gate C6. The shuttle bus operates from this bus stop approximately every 15 minutes.


Transit map of Honolulu airport
Transiting for All Airlines

Customers transiting from ANA to other islands in Hawaii:

Check-in baggage at the baggage counter and walk to Terminal 1 to complete check-in for transit.

Customers transiting from other islands in Hawaii to ANA:

Take the bus to Lobby 8 and go to the ANA check-in counter at Terminal 2 or the gate 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) to enter the USA under the Visa Waiver Program (see below).

  • There is a $14 charge.
  • 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
  • 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.