Honolulu, Hawaii


Oahu Transit Services Incorporated, trading as TheBus operates a comprensive system of routes on Hawaii's most populous island. Routes mostly concentrate on the Downtown, Waikiki, University of Hawaii and Ala Moana Center areas of Central Honolulu but also to some of the more distant locations on Oahu such as Kalihi, Pearl City and the North Shore. The latter location is served as part of a 4 hour circle island route formed by routes 52 and 56 with Turtle Bay Resort as the destination change point. This is a very worthwhile trip to do if time in Hawaii is limited as the loop is very scenic with long stretches on the Kamehemeha Hwy that run beside the ocean.

TheBus operates just like any other typically American operation with flat fares (currently US$2, cash boxes accept $1 bills) and the option of a transfer valid for 90 minutes after boarding the first vehicle. All buses are of the standard North American style and the fleet is comprised of mostly Gillig, New Flyer D60LF standard diesel and DE60LF hybrid diesel articulateds. The articulateds are more commonly found on the lettered routes which are a system of Limited Stop Express services. All major cross roads, most major hotels and resorts in the Waikiki area and other stops with important attractions are announced by an automated system on board. Being Hawaii after all most drivers are relaxed, friendly and very approachable for information.


Photo Gallery

Rear shot of New Flyer D60LF 127 on Kalia Ave in Waikiki. 02/06/2006.
New Flyer DE60LF 182, a Diesel-Electric powered hybrid waits for departure from University of Hawaii on express route A. 01/06/2006.
Gillig C21D102N4 307 shown loading on Ala Moana Boulevard at Ala Moana Center. 01/06/2006.
Gillig C21D102N4 316 on Monsarrat Ave. 01/06/2006.
Gillig C21D102N4 328 on Monsarrat Ave besides Waikiki Beach. 01/06/2006.
Gillig C21D102N4 331 on Monsarrat Ave besides Waikiki Beach. 01/06/2006.
Gillig C21D102N4 334 on Kona St near Ala Moana Center. 02/06/2006.
Gillig C21D102N4 341 stopped at lights on Kapiolani Blvd at Piikoi St. 02/06/2006.
Gillig C21D102N4 343 loads on Kona St near AM Center. 01/06/2006.
Gillig C21D102N4 357 on Kona St near Ala Moana Center. 02/06/2006.
Gillig Low Floor 366 passing AM Center on Kona St. 02/06/2006.
Gillig Low Floor 502 turning from Keeaumoku St into Kona St. 02/06/2006.
Gillig Low Floor 503 loads on Kona St near AM Center. 02/06/2006.
Interior shot of Gillig Low Floor 506. 02/06/2006.
Gillig Low Floor 525 on Kona St near Ala Moana Center. 02/06/2006.
Gillig Low Floor 527 pulls into stop on Ala Moana Blvd at the center. 01/06/2006.
Rear shot of Gillig S50T40102 646 as it pulls away from a stop on Kapahulu Ave. 01/06/2006.
Gillig 671 passes through the Ala Moana Center on Kona St. 01/06/2006.
Gillig 695 waits for departure from the Monsarrat Ave terminus. 02/06/2006.
Interior shot of Gillig 695. 02/06/2006.
Gillig S50T40102 696 waits for departure from the Monsarrat Ave terminus. 01/06/2006.
Gillig S50T40102 749 on Kona St near Ala Moana Center. 02/06/2006.
Gillig M11T40102 784 on Monsarrat Avenue. 01/06/2006.
Gillig S50T40102 791 lays over on Kona Street. 02/06/2006.
Gillig C21A1024A 854 approaches the Ala Moana Center's Boulevard stop. 02/06/2006.
Gillig C21A1024A 855 in the newer colour scheme is also waiting for its next service on Kona St. 02/06/2006.


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