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Getting to and From Campus

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 undergraduate 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. Students who are not charged the Transportation Fee (UPass) may purchase a regular UPass at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at ATM. For more information click here.



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.

Hawaii Loa Campus

Students may purchase a Hawai’i Loa campus decal from the Hawaii Loa Security office which is located in the lobby of the Academic Center.  Cost for a parking decal is $200 for vehicles, $50 for motorcycles and $25 for mopeds. Transactions will be charged to the student’s online account and can be paid for either on line or directly to the HPU Business Office.  The HPU Business Office is located at Suite 1200, 1164 Bishop Street.

The HPU Hawaii Loa Campus Security Office is open for decal distribution from 9:00AM until 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.  Students are required to complete a Student Vehicle Parking Registration form.  Registration info, safety check, and proof of insurance information are required, as well as student identification information for billing purposes. Those students electing not to obtain a parking decal have the following options:

Purchase of a 10-day Parking Discount Punch Card for $60.  Parking Punch cards may be acquired at the HLC security office. Transactions are charged to the student's HPU account. Punch cards do not provide overnight parking privileges.

Pay the Daily parking fee rate of $8 per visit, day parking, payment to be made in cash or check to the front gate of HLC.  Motorcycles and mopeds are $4 per visit.

Visitor parking fees are collected for University authorized events such as athletic events, lawn events, or Residence Life guests.  Visitor parking fees are $5 for vehicles and $3 for motorcycles and mopeds.

The front gate at the HLC is staffed 24 hours a day.

Students who live in the HLC residence halls and have vehicles, motorcycles or mopeds that will be parked on campus, must purchase a “Resident Student” decal.  They should inform the security officer at the HLC Security Office that they are there to acquire a “Resident Student” decal.  Residence Life decals are the same price as non-resident decals.

The parking decal must be properly affixed on the inside of the front windshield driver’s side and be clearly visible.  Lost or stolen decals must be replaced at the owner’s expense (decals may only be used for the vehicle it is registered to).  The decal is non-transferable.


Aloha Tower Marketplace

For student parking, Hawai'i Pacific University does not provide an institutionally-owned parking garage or parking lot at Aloha Tower Marketplace.  Students may park motorcycles or mopeds at Irwin Park during normal operating hours. All parkers should understand that it is not a secure lot.

For students who desire overnight moped parking, the university has a small moped parking area in the vicinity of the Aloha Tower Campus Eva Pavilion.  The cost for parking is $20 and the moped must be registered with Security.  There also is an adjacent area that is enclosed and secured.  It has the capacity of serving approximately 20 mopeds.  Parking for this area is under camera surveillance and authorized students will have access to the locked gate via their student ID at the gate card reader.  The cost of this secure parking area is $10 per semester in addition to the cost of a parking decal.  Motorcycles are not allowed in this area.  As previously stated, students purchasing parking in this area will be required to complete a Vehicle Parking Registration form and sign a copy of the terms and conditions before using this space.  Students should purchase their moped decal at ATM Security.  The ATM Campus Security Center (located near the main entrance to Waterfront Lofts near Aloha Tower).

The above rules and regulations have been developed to ensure the safety and welfare of all faculty, staff and students.  Your cooperation greatly appreciated.


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.


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, busing, 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.

Spring 2018 Shuttle Schedule