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Getting to the Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian Cultural Center
55-370 Kamehameha Hwy.
Laie, Hawaii 96762

Most of our visitors either purchase a ticket package that includes various types of ground transportation — ranging from limousines, motor coaches and mini-buses or tour vans, that pick up and return to Waikiki — or drive themselves in rental vehicles. Create a reservation on our website to see the current cost of transportation.  Make a reservation...

Guests also drive themselves to the Polynesian Cultural Center. 

Parking
$10 All Day Parking

  • If you leave within one hour after parking, you’ll receive: Full Refund ($10)
  • If you leave within two hour after parking, you’ll receive: 50% Refund ($5)

 
It's also possible and inexpensive (fares cost approximately $2.50 per adult, $1.25 per student, per way, including one transfer) to use Honolulu's excellent public transportation system, TheBus, but please be aware it may not be convenient.
 
For example, TheBus passengers may have to transfer at least once to get from Waikiki to Laie, and likewise on the return journey. Also, TheBus has an inconvenient schedule for those staying through the Center's evening show, Ha-Breath of Life, which ends at 9:15 p.m., often returning to their Waikiki hotels about midnight. The last public bus leaves Laie at approximately 10:40 p.m.

 

The most direct route from Waikik to the Polynesian Cultural Centeri:
  Allow yourself at least 60-75 minutes of straight drive time.
Drive west (the side closer to the mountains) on the H-1 freeway (driving toward the mountains on either McCully St. or Kapahulu Ave. are the two closest on-ramps from Waikiki).
Exit right at Likelike Highway (#63, just past Bishop Museum), driving up and through the spectacular Koolau Mountains, and down the other side which is even more spectacular.
Take the first right-hand exit (Kahekili Highway), which soon turns into Kamehameha Highway (#83), and continue North.
Enjoy 23 miles of scenery on #83, including Kualoa, Mokoli'i Island (Chinaman's Hat), and Kahana Bay. Once you enter Laie, the Polynesian Cultural Center is on the mountain (mauka) side of the highway.
  After the evening show, most visitors and tourist buses follow the reverse of this route back to Waikiki, turning east on the H-1 freeway and following the exit signs to Waikiki.

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Where are the main pickup points in Waikiki?
If you decide to ride in transportation provided by the Polynesian Cultural Center, there are nine pick-up points at the following times and places in Waikiki.  Create a reservation on our website to see the current cost of transportation.  Make a reservation...

  Pick-up Points in Waikiki 1st Pick up* 2nd Pick up* Return
1.
 Ala Moana Hotel (wait on Mahukona Street) 10:00 am 12:00 pm

 

 

Between 10:00pm - 10:30pm

2.
 Ilikai Renaissance (on Hobron Lane) 10:00 am 12:00 pm
3.
 Hilton Hawaiian Village (Tapa Tower Bus Depot)  10:05 am 12:05 pm
4.
 Waikiki Gateway (Olohana Street side)  10:10 am 12:10 pm
5.
 Sheraton Waikiki (bus terminal)  10:15 am 12:15 pm
6.
 Waikiki Trade Center (Seaside Avenue curbside)  10:20 am 12:20 pm
7.
 Hyatt Regency Hotel (back entrance facing Koa Avenue)  10:25 am 12:25 pm
8.
 Waikiki Beach Marriott (bus area near corner of Paoakalani St. and Kuhio Avenue)  10:30 am 12:30 pm
  * When there are two departure times, you must specify which time you want

PCC tickets purchased with transportation must be prepaid in advance with a credit card. The times indicated above are departure times from the hotels: Please be sure to be waiting at least 10 minutes before the time indicated on your ticket receipt. With all PCC transportation, your name will be called, and verification of identity may be required. Your tickets will be waiting for you at the Center, so your name and a PCC confirmation number or agency voucher will suffice.


Does transportation include a return trip to Waikiki?

All transportation provided by the Polynesian Cultural Center includes a return trip from the center to drop off points in Waikiki. 


 

How about cruise ship passengers?
The Polynesian Cultural Center currently only offers mini-coach transfers from the cruise ship docks.
 
Some cruise ship visitors opt to walk (about 20-30 minutes) or take a curbside public bus or taxi to the nearest motor coach pick-up point at the Ala Moana Hotel (on Mahukona Street). The bus leaves there at approximately 10:00 a.m., and reservations are required. You can book your ground transportation as part of your Polynesian Cultural Center package either directly with the Center or through your travel desk.

Please call our reservations line at 1-844-572-2347 book your package and set up your transportation from the cruise ship docks.


Can I take my wheelchair or scooter on the bus?

Rigid (non-collapsible) scooters or motorized Wheelchairs
In instances when guests would like to bring their own rigid (non-collapsible) scooters or motorized wheelchairs on one of the transportation options, they must notify Polynesian Cultural Center reservations at least 48 hours in advance. It is also important for the guest to notify our reservations department whether or not the wheelchair is a motorized wheelchair or a scooter.

Collapsible Wheelchair
In instances where guests would like to bring their own collapsible wheelchairs on one of the transportation options, they must notify the Polynesian Cultural Center reservations at least 48 hours in advance. 

Please see the following regarding accessibility options for transportation:

  1. The PCC must receive your booking at least 48 hours prior to the activity date.
  2. Each vehicle can accommodate up to 2 wheelchairs or scooters, on board.
  3. Each wheelchair or scooter, rigid or collapsible, motorized or not, cannot exceed 48 inches in length (1.22 m) and 29 inches in width (73.66 cm).
  4. Non-motorized rigid-frame (non-collapsible) wheelchairs are only allowed in the passenger compartment of the motor coach if the guest rides in it. Otherwise, it will need to be put in stowage.  The operator cannot manually lift rigid-frame chairs or scooters into stowage.
  5. Collapsible wheelchairs may be folded and stowed in the luggage compartment of a regular motor coach and minibus. It may also be stowed in the luggage compartment of an ADA motor coach but is NOT AVAILABLE ON AN ADA MINI BUS  as there is no luggage compartment.
  6. The operator can only assist people in getting onto or off the bus, as needed, but cannot carry a passenger into the bus, or manually lift rigid-frame chairs or scooters into stowage.
  7. Wheelchairs and scooters must be safe, in good repair, and have effective brakes. 
  8. A four point securement system will be used to secure a wheel chair for  transportation,complimented by a lapbelt and shoulder restraint to protect the occupant.
  9. A four point securement system will be used to secure a wheel chair for  transportation,complimented by a lapbelt and shoulder restraint to protect the occupant.

 Motorized wheelchairs and scooters are allowed only with the following restrictions:

  • The combined weight of the chair and the rider cannot exceed 600 pounds (272.2 kg).
  • Each Motorized wheelchair or scooters cannot exceed 48 inches in length (1.22 m) and 29 inches in width (73.66 cm).
  • By law, wheelchairs must have at least four wheels in order for guests to ride on them while the motor coach is moving.
  • Must have provisions to disconnect controls or power to prevent accidental movements or activation.
  • A four point securement system will be used to secure a wheel chair for transportation, complimented by a lap belt and shoulder restraint to protect the occupant.
  • Motorized wheelchairs and or scooters and occupant are only allowed in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. There are no other provissions  for storage of motorized wheelchairs, scooters or rigid frame wheelchairs. 

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