Traveling to HPU

Whether you are traveling from abroad, moving from the mainland, or resident of Hawaii, it is important to plan ahead and make sure all your transportation needs are addressed. Below is a list of resources to make your travels to Honolulu, Hawaii and HPU a smoother process.

Transportation & Travel

Hawaiian Airlines Affiliate Program

Staff, faculty, students, and family and friends of Hawai'i Pacific University are now able to utilize the Hawaiian Airlines Affiliate Program, and experience a 5% discount. 

USE PROGRAM CODE: HPU

Unfortunately this code cannot be used for international flights.

Airport Shuttle

Each year, HPU negotiates a reasonable rate for students, staff and faculty to use VIP Transportation to/from Waikiki, Downtown campus or Hawaii Loa campus.

Please contact VIP Transportation directly at 808-836-0317. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More information is available on the HPU Airport Shuttle Service page.

Campus Parking

Parking options on Oahu are few and can be costly.

Downtown Campus: A variety of downtown parking options are available through private companies. Rates change, so contact the company directly for current parking fees. The university does not have dedicated parking available downtown.

Hawaii Loa Campus: Purchase a daily pass or a semester parking decal.

Traveling on Oahu

Student travel on Oahu varies by location and personal preference.

Intercampus Shuttle Service: The University provides a shuttle service between its two major campuses, downtown campus and Hawaii Loa campus.

TheBus: Public transportation on TheBus is a popular option. All students receive a semester UPASS with their Student Activity Fee. For more information about TheBus call (808) 848-5555 or visit www.thebus.org

Hotel Accommodations

  • Aqua Hotels and Resorts - Aqua is a proud official sponsor of HPU Athletics. Use this link (and promo code HPU) for a discount on your stay. You can also call 1.808.943.9291 or toll free at 1.866.406.2782.
  • Courtyard by Marriott - The Courtyard Waikiki Beach offers a special negotiated for rate for HPU Friends & Family.  Visit the Marriott website to book online. Use promotional code PNS for a special discount. Rates subject to availability.
  • Aston Hotels - The Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel also offers special HPU rates. Visit the Aston Hotels website and use promo code SO5172 to make reservations.

This list is not inclusive, and the University does not endorse any company listed here.

What to Bring

While this list is not meant to be comprehensive, below are some things to consider when deciding what to pack, what to ship, and what to buy in Oahu.

  • Comforter or quilt
  • Blanket
  • Sheets
  • Mattress pad, egg crate topper, and/or memory foam
  • Pillows
    • All items should be sized TWIN XL if living in the Waterfront Lofts of Hawaii Loa Campus

  • Towels, face/hand towels and washclothes
  • Toiletries
    • bath soap/gel
    • deodorant
    • dental hygiene
    • contact lens/vision care
    • skincare
    • hair care
    • shaving/grooming supplies
  • Shower caddy (with drainage)
  • Shower shoes
  • Robe

  • Closet organizer
  • Hangers
  • Laundry detergent (liquid only)
  • Dryer sheets
  • Stain remover
  • Laundry hamper or bag

  • Kitchen supplies
    • unbreakable tableware
    • food storage containers
    • kitchen towels
    • trash can
    • garbage bag
  • Umbrella
  • Flashlight
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Cleaning supplies
  • First-aid kit
  • Stacking shelves
  • Organizational containers

Contact the Office of First Year Experience!

Phone: 808-544-1116

Email: readysetgo@hpu.edu

Address: 1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu, HI 96813