Conference Venue

Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1881 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

To & From The Airport

Honolulu International Airport

The island of O‘ahu is serviced by the Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Airlines that fly to Hawai‘i include American, United, Delta, Hawaiian Airlines, and a wide variety of airlines from abroad. The airport is about a 20-minute drive (non-rush hour traffic time) from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa or Waikiki.

Airport Shuttle Services

NOTE: For those of you staying in on-campus housing, you might want to contact the shuttle companies in advance to see if they offer shuttle service to UH Mānoa and what their rates are. If they offer a reasonable price for the service (i.e., cheaper than the cost of a taxi ride), you might consider making arrangements with them.

Click here for more information on ground transportation options available from the airport.


There is taxi service available outside the baggage claim area at the airport. An average fare from the airport to Waikiki or the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus is between $25-35. An average fare from Waikik to the UH Mānoa campus is between $10-15. You can also call:

The CAB – (808) 422-2222

Charley’s Taxi – (808) 233-3333

City Taxi – (808) 524-2121

To & From The Conference

Driving Directions to UH Mānoa

From the Honolulu International Airport

UH Mānoa is about a 20-minute drive (non-rush hour traffic). Take H-1 east for approximately 20 minutes. Then take the University Avenue (24B) exit. The exit ramp takes you onto University Avenue, from which you will take your first right at the signal onto Dole Street.

Click here for a map and driving directions from the airport.

From Waikiki

UH Mānoa is about a 10-minute drive. Turn off of Kuhio Avenue onto Ala Wai Blvd (one-way), which runs along the Ala Wai Canal. Turn right on McCully Street (it will take you over a bridge that spans the Ala Wai Canal). Turn right at the first signal onto Kapiolani Avenue. A few blocks down, turn left at the signal onto University Avenue and keep heading up the street (toward the mountains) until you cross under the H-1 Highway overpass. Turn right at the first signal onto Dole Street.

UH Manoa parking information

Getting Around Honolulu & The Island of Oahu


Route and Schedule Information: (808) 848-5555. Website:

O‘ahu’s bus system, logically dubbed “TheBus,” offers island-wide service. The cost for a one-way fare is $2.50 for adults, $1.25 for elementary and high school students, and $1.00 for seniors; exact change is appreciated. Riders are allowed to transfer to any connecting line as long as it is going in the same general direction. Request a transfer slip from the bus driver when you board the bus.

A $35 Oahu Discovery Passport (good for 4 consecutive days) can be bought from ABC Stores in Waikiki and the Ala Moana Shopping Center and from the Bus Pass Office. This may be a good option for attendees relying on the bus for transportation during the conference.

To go between the airport and Waikiki, take either Bus #19 or #20. If you are going from the airport to UH Mānoa, transfer from Bus #19 or #20 at Ala Moana Shopping Center to Bus #6 (University bound) or Bus #18 (University bound).

To go from Waikiki to the UH Mānoa campus, you should take Bus #13 (Eastbound toward Waikiki – UH Mānoa). You can get on the bus anywhere along Kuhio Avenue. Ask the concierge or front desk at your hotel for directions to it. Buses typically come every 20 minutes, and it’ll take around 20 minutes to get to the university, again depending on traffic. In order to get to the conference site, you can (1) get off the bus at Dole St + East-West Rd and walk along the East-West Road until you reach the Center for Korean Studies (Google Map Direction) or (2) wait for the bus to go around the campus (you will need to check with the driver if the bus goes around) and get off at Maile Way + East-West Rd, which is very close to the Center for Korean Studies (Google Map Direction).

Click here for bus route timetables.

IMPORTANT NOTE: People carrying large suitcases or baggage are not allowed on TheBus. If you have smaller items, you can ride on the bus. Click here for baggage rules for TheBus.

Click here for more information about the UHM campus and local restaurants, etc., courtesy of National Foreign Language Resource Center