Travel & Accommodations

Getting Around Honolulu

Special Car Rental Rates

Avis has been designated the official car rental company for the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Special meeting rates and discounts are available on a wide selection of GM and other cars at the Honolulu International Airport. To receive these special rates, be sure to mention your Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number is Avis Worldwide Discount or AWD number is D183169. Call to receive the best car rental rates available; call Avis direct at 1-800-331-1600 or go to the Avis Web page for the ISRS Coral Reef Symposium. The discount will be effective from 11 June through 2 July 2016.

Taxi Service

If you are interested in verifying  or calculating fares in advance, the Honolulu Taxi Fare Calculator can provide a good reference. The site uses current fares and potential flat rates.

If you are at a hotel, restaurant, or club and need a taxi, you can ask someone at the hostess stand or bell stand to call a taxi for you.

Charley's Taxi serves the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Marriott Waikiki Beach Hotel, Outrigger Luana, KoOlina Resort and many smaller hotels in Waikiki.  Charley’s serves the local community and can dispatch cars quickly, 24/7.  Phone: 1-808-531-2333.

TheCab Company provides taxi services to and from the major hotels in Waikiki (Hyatt, Sheraton, Pacific Beach, Waikiki Beach Hotel) and many small hotels in Waikiki.  TheCAB serves Ala Moana Shopping Center and the Kahala Mall. They also provide services 24/7 and have a system to dispatch cars quickly.  Phone: 1-808-422-2222.

Bus Service

Public transportation to the Hawaii Convention Center from the airport and all parts of Oahu is available on “TheBus.” For information on routes, times and fares, call 1-808-848-5555 or visit their website at

Walking Maps

Downtown Honolulu is the state’s main business center and financial district. Located in and around this the  office buildings and bank towers are some of Hawaii’s most significant and cherished treasures—all within comfortable walking distance of each other. Go to for maps and information on sites near downtown. You also may go to for walking and driving directions from the hotels near Waikiki to the convention center.


On-site vehicle parking is available at the Hawaii Convention Center. The parking garage is located on the 2nd floor of the facility, and the entrance is located on Kalakaua Avenue. The garage can accommodate 690 vehicles, and the maximum vehicle height is 8’11”. ADA accessible parking is available in Row A of the garage. Parking is allowed during business/event hours only. The convention center’s parking lot opens one hour before and closes one hour after an event. Overnight parking is not allowed.  If you exit within 30 minutes of entering the garage, there is no charge for parking.

Current published rates for parking will apply during the meeting.

For more information or assistance, please call 1-808-943-3500 or the parking hotline at 1-808-943-3081. For traffic and advisory information, tune in to radio station 1610 AM.