January 17, 2009

Kahului trip query

Filed under: General — Doug @ 11:01 am

Hey, readers, I’m going to be on Maui in March for the Run to the Sun… and I’m cheap!

Is it really necessary to rent a car to travel from the airport to the Maui Seaside hotel in Kahului? Are there any busses or airport shuttles? I’ll only have a carry-on bag, so (since the race is 36 miles and this trip looks to be about 2 miles) I could even make the connection on foot if the roads are not no-shoulder deathtraps.


  1. Doug,

    You’re probably too classy to beg, so let me do it for you. I bet you have a few Maui readers (and fellow bloggers) who like your work enough that they would be grateful for an opportunity to shuttle you to the Seaside, provided you arrive at a reasonable hour.

    Maui Readers! Here’s your chance to speak up!

    DOUG: Heh. I wouldn’t turn down a ride, but I will be arriving on a Friday during work hours and will leave Sunday morning.

    Comment by Kolea — January 17, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

  2. The Maui Beach is right next door to the Seaside and offers complimentary shuttle service.

    DOUG: The Maui Seaside is much cheaper, though. Air/Room package for only a few dollars more than just the room at Maui Beach.

    Comment by David — January 17, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

  3. Maui County offers a bus service (Upcountry route or you’ll end up taking a tour upcountry first) that picks up at the airport and drops you off at Kaahumanu Shopping Center. The fare is a buck, I think. You can get the schedule at http://www.co.maui.hi.us/documents/Transportation/MB_SchWeb_070508.PDF From Kaahumanu, the Maui Beach and Seaside are kitty corner from Sears, or you can wait for a five minute ride on the Kahului loop bus which will drop you across the street at Kahului Shopping Center. You could also walk from the airport to K-Mart and catch a bus from there to Kahului Shopping Center. The local loop routes are free.

    DOUG: Hey, that’s some prompt (non-)constituent service, Representative! Mahalo.

    Comment by Gil Keith-Agaran — January 17, 2009 @ 4:36 pm

  4. it is close enough to walk it. i’ve done it.

    Comment by egan kawamoto — January 18, 2009 @ 11:03 am

  5. Gil’s comments notwithstanding, you could just run to the hotel (assuming the slowdown of luggage to 15 min mi) it should only take you about 25-30 minutes.

    Comment by line of flight — January 19, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

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