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 UPass is a reduced rate student bus pass sticker placed on your HPU ID card. All full-time undergradute and graduate students taking classes on the downtown and/or HLC campuses will be assessed a Transportation Fee (UPass) each semester and entitles students to one UPass. For more information, visit the Transportation Fee (UPass) webpage.

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.


Hawaii Loa Campus

Full-time students attending classes at HPU and park their vehicles/motorcycles at HLC must purchase a parking decal each semester at the Hawaii Loa bookstore: $240.00 - vehicles; $150.00 - motorcycles.

Part-time students attending classes at HPU and park their vehicles/motorcycles at HLC must purchase a decal each semester at the Hawaii Loa bookstore. Part-time students will pay $4.00 a day (vehicles) and $3.75 a day (motorcycles) for scheduled classes and the number of weeks attended during the semester.

All students are required to bring a semester class schedule to verify full or part-time status so purchase cost of decals can be determined. Also required is a vehicle or motorcycle registration. Questions? Contact the Director of Security and Safety at (808) 236-3597. 

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, and use your HPU email address ( or to register.