Commuter Services

Getting To and From Campus

The Bus

The island of Oahu is also known as the City and County of Honolulu. TheBus is the City and County's affordable and convenient public transportation system. HPU's Downtown and Windward campuses are easily accessible by TheBus. The downtown campus is located among major bus corridors offering frequent bus service to all areas of the island; the Hawai'i Loa campus bus stops are located on Kamehameha Highway and Pali Highway.

The U-Pass is a reduced rate bus pass sticker tailored to the needs of Hawai'i university students. You can purchase a U-Pass at the HPU bookstore.

Intercampus Shuttle

The shuttle provides free transportation for students, faculty, and staff between the Hawaii Loa and downtwown campuses. The shuttle departs from the Hawaii Loa campus at the shuttle stop shelter and from the downtown campus at the corner of Beretania and Fort Street (in front of Kukui Plaza).

When boarding the shuttle from either shuttle stop, please be sure to board in numerical seating order as posted on the benches to ensure that the persons who arrived first to the shuttle stop are seated first. Please be ready to show the driver your HPU identification upon boarding. Upon seating, we recommend you fasten your seatbelt.

You can find the shuttle schedule here.

Parking

Hawaii Loa Campus

Parking decals are available in the campus bookstore for $240.00. Parking for the day is $6.00; a 10-day parking pass is available for $40.00.

Downtown Campus

Hawai'i Pacific University does not provide an institutionally-owned parking garage or parking lot in downtown Honolulu for the use of its students or visitors. Parking, for a charge, is available in private and municipal parking garages and parking lots. Metered on-street parking is available on certain streets during the day, in off-hours, and on weekends. All parking is within close walking distance to the downtown campus. Parkopedia is an independent online service that provides parking information.

Enterprise CarShare

HPU is excited to be a host of the CarShare car sharing program! This program, presented by Enterprise, is a refreshing alternative to car ownership without the expense and hassle. CarShare vehicles are conveniently parked at Parking Lot "A" at HLC, and are available 24/7. For more information and to sign up, visit the CarShare website here.

Green Ride

In order to support and encourage our students and employees to carpool, we’re pleased to launch a new dedicated ridesharing solution designed to help you find commuting partners who work or study at Hawai`i Pacific University. HPU GreenRide is a ridesharing system for use only by Hawai`i Pacific University employees and students. Register today using your HPU e-mail account to find a carpool partner or a walking, biking or transit buddy. Fully secure, it will help you find ridesharing partners who work or study at HPU.

With HPU GreenRide you can:

  • Find partners for carpooling, biking, bussing, and walking to any of HPU’s campuses.
  • Find carpool partners for single trips (Live in Waikiki and want to go to the North Shore?).
  • Log all of your commutes to realize emissions savings, cost savings, and health benefits of your transportation decisions.

To sign up, simply go to the HPU GreenRide website at http://www.hpugreenride.com, and use your HPU email address (@hpu.edu or @my.hpu.edu) to register.