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Kahului is one of those Hawaiian destinations that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of other islands. Sitting on the island of Maui, the area enjoys an average temperature year-round in the 80 degree Fahrenheit range. Therefore, you want to plan more around the rainfall than seasonal temperatures. Rainfall is heaviest from November – December and January – March. Festivals and events typically kick off in the summer and late spring, going from April – September, which might be the best time to visit. However, if you want the island more to yourself and free of tourists, aim for August – September when school is back in session all over the US.


Which airlines fly to Kahului?

You can get direct flights to Kahului from American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines. Cheap flights to Kahului and just about anywhere in Hawaii are hard to find, but if you book your flight early enough, you might catch a better deal.


How to get from the airport to Kahului city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Kahului along with the distance from the city center
Kahului
2 mi from city center

Kahului Airport (OGG)

Kahului Airport is a smaller airport in the Hawaiian islands, but does have direct flights and full airport operations despite its size. As an international airport, it gives you direct access to Maui and getting to city center is relatively easy.

Bus

The County of Maui has a public transportation service with limited runs to the airport. The airport routes include Route 40 and Route 35. Both operate every 90 minutes. General boarding is $2 USD per person.

Shuttle

The Maui Airport Shuttle Service has a counter just outside baggage claim. No reservations are required to use it, and it runs from 5:30 am until the last flight. A one-way trip costs $10 USD per person to downtown hotels.

Taxi

Taxi services are available outside the baggage claim area and have on-demand rides. Downtown fares average $13 USD with a metered rate of $3 USD per mile.

Prearranged Services

Prearranged services, such as limousines and shuttles, are also available. These companies often work in tandem with local hotels, including the Four Seasons Resort. Popular services include All Island Handivan Transportation, Akina Bus Service, and Chauffeured Services, LLC.

Car Rentals

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Popular routes to Kahului

Most frequently searched flights to Kahului along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Los Angeles to Kahului
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5h 33m
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358 USD
San Francisco to Kahului
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5h 15m
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338 USD
Oakland to Kahului
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5h 20m
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San José to Kahului
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5h 20m
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San Diego to Kahului
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Portland to Kahului
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Denver to Kahului
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Seattle to Kahului
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6h 00m
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358 USD
Sacramento to Kahului
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Boston to Kahului
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12h 48m
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Chicago to Kahului
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9h 00m
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509 USD
Phoenix to Kahului
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Dallas to Kahului
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10h 15m
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New York to Kahului
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12h 17m
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Salt Lake City to Kahului
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7h 06m
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Las Vegas to Kahului
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7h 21m
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Honolulu to Kahului
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0h 39m
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Minneapolis to Kahului
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Washington to Kahului
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13h 51m
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9h 37m
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How to get around in Kahului?

Once you are in Maui, you do need a vehicle to get around. Kahului’s transportation is limited, and everything is spread out. Therefore, most attractions will require you to rent a car or endure a long bus ride out to them.

Rental Car

Renting a car with a GPS system is best so that you can get around without losing time trying to find your way. While there are highways, most of the attractions are off the beaten path.

Bus

You have 13 public bus routes throughout Kahului. They span in all directions and include most attractions. You also have 6 lines operating solely on the western and southern coasts. Once you reach each point, you still need a car. One-way fares on the bus system cost $2 USD per person, but you should purchase a 1-day pass for $4 USD to save money.

Taxi

If you do not want to rent a vehicle, you can use a taxi service. However, the standard fee is $3 USD per mile, which can become expensive if you travel from one end of the island to another.

Tourist Shuttles

Because it is a premier tourist destination, most hotels in the area offer shuttles that take you to nearby attractions and shopping centers. See if your hotel offers a private shuttle, which is offered free as part of your stay.

Ferry

Use an inter-island ferry service from the Lahaina Harbor. From here you can take a ferry to Lanai. Ferries leave early in the morning and a round-trip ticket costs $60 USD per adult and $40 USD per child.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Kahului?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Kahului

Things to do and places of interest in Kahului

Kahului sits on the northern coast of Maui Island and is the main seaport for the area. Activities here range across both land and sea, and because it is on the second largest island of Hawaii, you will be pleasantly surprised at just how much you have to explore here.

  • Catch the breathtaking views of the coastline by renting a car and driving along the scenic highway known as the Road to Hana.
  • Book a helicopter tour that takes you up over the islands for a bird’s eye view of the water, beaches, and mountains.
  • Beaches are plentiful on Maui, but Kaanapali Beach offers 3 miles of coastline and is one of the more popular options. Other beaches to visit include Napili Beach, which is family-friendly, and Wailea Beach.
  • Head over to Haleakala National Park to see the world’s largest dormant volcano.
  • At Iao Valley State Park, you can admire more than just the beach. Here you have picturesque waterfalls and plush landscape to hike across.
  • Go golfing at one of the many golf courses in the area, which includes 14 highly-acclaimed courses.
  • If you are a first-time visitor of the islands, go to Old Lahaina Luau and see the show that takes you back to simpler times of this region.
  • Take the kids over to the Maui Ocean Center, especially on the rainier days when getting outside is challenging, and see a facility dedicated to exotic fish and aquatic animals.

Tips and tricks for visiting Kahului

Hawaii is one of those areas where you could visit several times and still not experience all of it. Kahului is especially beautiful, and focuses more on the natural beauty of the islands. It also has a youthful vibe thanks to the local college campus.

Enjoy the local food

Kahului has a delightful culinary scene, and you do not have to be a foodie to explore all of it. In fact, you will find sweet treats, local favorites, and traditional Hawaiian dishes, including those made with the famous Spam.

Tipping is expected

Tipping, like most areas of the United States, is not only common but also expected. When you enjoy your service, you must tip. Also, keep in mind that most workers at the restaurants and hotels in the area rely on tips for their income.

Stay cautious in fresh water

Freshwater streams do have mosquitoes; therefore, you want to wear repellant. Also, some streams are contaminated with animal urine, which could carry leptospirosis. If you have open sores, do not swim in freshwater streams or ponds, and never drink the water.

Know the vog

Island fog is rare, but vog can happen. Vog is an airborne haze of gas that comes from the volcanic vents on the Big Island. The vog settles over the islands and if you have asthma, you may notice it is more difficult to breathe. Do not worry, however, vog episodes are rare.