Travel Information

Weather | Attire | Venue Access | Transportation | Invitation Letters


You won’t hear many complaints about the Hawaiian weather in March. With daytime average highs in the high 70s and low 80s, sunshine and blue skies await!


During the event sessions, the expected dress code is business casual. If you will be traveling around the city in the evening, we suggest wearing comfortable shoes and to bring a light jacket and hat.

Venue Access

Bus Routes to the Hawaii Convention Center

Honolulu’s “The Bus” system provides convenient access to and from the Hawaii Convention Center. For information, call (808) 848-5555 or visit


Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

This Honolulu International Airport is the main Honolulu’s aviation gateway which is also one of the busiest airports in the U.S. with more than 21 million passengers annually. It is located 3 miles away from the city’s central business district. The airport code is HNL, and it is named after the U.S. Senator who represented Hawaii, Daniel K. Inouye.

Click Here for Information on Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

Domestic Travelers

How to get from Oahu Airport to Waikiki?

There are various Honolulu Airport transfers, taxis, Uber, rental cars, and public buses. Check out all the options and rates below and find the ride that meets all your requirements. 

The fastest transportation option between HNL Airport and Waikiki is almost certainly a taxi service (it takes around 25 minutes), but it is also one of the priciest transfers – $45. The cheapest (but the slowest) transportation option is definitely public bus – routes 19 and 20 can take you to Waikiki for only $2.50. There is a middle ground; use one of the airport shuttles with rates as low as $7. They are slower than taxi rides but faster than public buses and offer competitive rates.

You can find numerous Honolulu airport shuttle providers operating to/from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. It might be stressful to find the best ride when you have so many choices, but we will save your time and money by listing every airport transfer along with their rates.

Honolulu Airport Taxi

Taxi service is probably one of the fastest Honolulu Airport transfers, and you can easily find a taxi rank on the center median fronting the terminal baggage claim area. On the other hand, taxi cabs are more expensive than airport shuttles and buses, so choose your transportation option wisely if you’re trying to reduce your expenses.

  • AMPCO Express is the official taxi company authorized to operate at HNL Airport. The taxi fare from Honolulu Airport to Waikiki is approximately $40-45.

Note that there is a baggage charge as well, and you have to pay 50 cents per bag.

If you have any questions, feel free to call AMPCO at (808) 861-8294.

Public Transportation

The City & County of Honolulu provides public bus transportation (The Bus) which is operating to and from Honolulu Airport, and it is by far the cheapest airport shuttle transfer you could find. So, if you want to cut your costs and you don’t have a lot of luggage, use one of the three routes that serve HNL:

  • Route No. 19 –  the eastbound route runs to Kalihi Kai, downtown Honolulu, the Honolulu Civic Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center, and finally Waikiki;
  • Route No. 20 – the eastbound route is the same; the westbound route runs to the Arizona Memorial, Aloha Stadium, Aiea, and finally Pearlridge Shopping Center;
  • Route No. 31 – to Kalihi Transit Center.

The buses have numerous departures from HNL Airport every day, and you can find the shuttle bus stops / departure locations on the second level roadway (along the center median).

The bus fares are very affordable: 

  • the one-way fare for adults is only $2.50;
  • the one-way fare for children and students (6-17) is $1.25.

Rental Cars

This is probably the most convenient Honolulu Airport transfer. If you rent a car at HNL, you will be able to explore beautiful Oahu island at your own pace. You can find registration counters in the Baggage Claim area. On-airport rental offices are situated on the ground level of the Parking Garage at Terminal 2. There is courtesy shuttle service, and stops are along the center median on the ground level.

Click Here for Honolulu Public Transportation Maps and Information

Invitation Letters

  1. What visa support is provided by the organizers?
    There are two types of invitation letters: a PDF acceptance letter with an invitation to present, which the organizers provide free-of-charge to all accepted proposals; the second type is a formal invitation letter for travel, which will be provided for free on a case-by-case basis to confirmed registrants only. Formal hard copy invitation letters mailed by express mail service are subject to a fee of $100.
  2. What if my visa application is rejected?
    All decisions by the U.S. Department of State are final. We cannot and will not assist you if your travel application is rejected.
  3. What are the policies for travel to the U.S.?
    The following information is provided in order to make international travel as convenient as possible for non-U.S. attendees. Ordinarily, foreign nationals entering the United States must have valid visas unless they qualify for travel under the Visa Waiver Program. Citizens of the following countries; Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom may be eligible to travel to the United States visa free under the Visa Waiver Program if they are traveling for business, pleasure or are in transit and they meet all of the following requirements. Citizens of the following countries; the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan*, may be eligible to travel to the United States visa free under the Visa Waiver Program if they are traveling for business, pleasure or are in transit, they are in possession of an electronic passport (e-passport) and they meet all of the following requirements. International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are subject to enhanced security requirements and are required register under the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before boarding an air or sea carrier; those entering by land from Canada or Mexico are not required to register. You can apply for an ESTA on the official ESTA website. If you are a foreign national from a country not covered by the Visa Waiver Program, you will require a Business B-1 visa to participate in our conferences. You can apply for a visa by completing an Online Non-immigrant Visa Application (DS-160) on the U.S. Department of State website. The visa application costs $US160. Further details about applying for a visa are here.