Traveling to HPU

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

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 1-855-945-4092.
  • Alohilani Resort - Use this link to explore their options. Promo Code: HPU
  • Ambassador Waikiki (will re-open in August 2021) - Use this link to explore their options. 
  • Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel - Use this link to explore their options. Promo Code: CORP4257
  • Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach - The Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach offers a special negotiated for rate for HPU Friends & Family.  Visit the Marriott website to book online. Rates subject to availability. Follow the instructions below.
    • Select Dates (Enter Dates)
    • Special Rates will show up underneath the Dates (after you entered the dates)
    • Click on Special Rates drop down
    • Select Corporate/Promo/Set#
    • Enter Corporate Code: 7HU
  • Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki - Use this link to explore their options. Follow the instructions below.
    • Enter Honolulu as your destination.
    • Enter your check in and check out dates.
    • Enter the number of guests.
    • Click on "Special Rates" and enter the corporate account code: N2664441.
    • Click "Find Hotel."
  • Park Shore Waikiki - Use this link to explore their options. Follow the instructions below.
    • Click "Book Now," enter requested information, and click "Book Now"
    • Click "Special Codes and Rates" and enter Promo Code: HPU1
    • Click "Apply"
  • Pearl Waikiki - Use this link to explore their options.
  • Prince Waikiki - Use this link to explore their options. Follow the instructions below.
    • Select travelers’ arrival and departure dates, number of rooms, and number of adults and children. Click on BOOK NOW.
    • At “Have a Promo Code or Group Code?” Click on “Enter it now.” Enter your Account Number #111111804 in the Promo Code field.
    • Click on “Update.” Your available corporate rates and categories will appear.
    • Select the room category and corresponding rate. Click “Book Now.”
    • Review summary of Room and Tax charges.
    • Scroll down and enter #1 Guest Information, #2 Guest Preferences, #3 Billing Information (A credit card number is required to confirm the reservation. However, this will not be charged. It will be used as a guarantee only.)
    • Click on “I agree to the terms and conditions” (located up near the summary of room and tax charges). Click on “Reserve.”

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

ground transportation

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 full-time registered students (excluding military campus students) receive a semester UPASS with their Transportation Fee. For more information about TheBus call (808) 848-5555 or visit

CARSHARE PROGRAMS: HPU has a carshare partnership with Hui. Click on this link for more information about rates and membership.

Campus Parking

Parking options on Oahu are few and can be costly.

Downtown Campus: Hawai'i Pacific University does not provide an institutionally-owned parking garage or parking lot in downtown Honolulu for the exclusive use of its students or visitors. However, parking validation may be available for specific university events (i.e. New Student Orientation, campus visits cooridinated through the Office of Admission, etc.) at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

Parking, for a charge, is available in private and municipal parking garages and parking lots (including Aloha Tower Marketplace). 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.

Downtown parking resources are available by clicking on this link. Rates change, so contact the company directly for current parking fees.

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

Airport Shuttle

Do you need a ride from the Honolulu International Airport to campus? HPU has made special arrangements with VIP Trans to assist you with your transportation needs. Please click on this link for reservation and pricing information

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. You may also reference the Housing and Residence Life "what to bring" list by clicking on this link.

  • 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 Programs!

Phone: 808-544-0277


Address: 1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu, HI 96813