Best known for transporting guests between Honolulu Museum of Art on South Beretania Street and Spalding House on Makiki Heights Drive, as well as to Shangri La for tours, the HoMA shuttle will now begin a special route throughout Waikīkī this fall to provide a transportation alternative for those wanting to visit the Honolulu Museum of Art. The free shuttle service will stop at three locations in Waikīkī, HoMA’s South Beretania location and Spalding House. Available to tourists and kama‘āina alike, the shuttle will run from Oct. 9 to Nov. 27 on Tuesdays through Saturdays.
In Waikīkī, the shuttle will conveniently pick up and drop off at the existing trolley stops near The Modern Honolulu on Ala Moana Boulevard, the Trump International Hotel Waikiki on Saratoga Road, and the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel on Paoakalani Avenue.
The free shuttle service aligns with HoMA’s seminal exhibition Ho‘oulu Hawai‘i: The King Kalākaua Era, which is on view until Jan. 27. The exhibition is an exploration of the innovative cultural production—art, design, music and ideas—that commenced under the visionary monarch’s reign from 1874-1891 in order to present a national identity to a global audience. On view are rare artworks, royal orders from all over the world, jewelry from ali‘i, kapa and more. In fact, this is the first time many of the objects are being presented since their placement in museum and archive repositories over 100 years ago.
Guests are also welcomed to take the shuttle over to the two museum locations to eat lunch or brunch in the respective cafés. For reservations at the HoMA Café, call 808-532-8734. For reservations at Spalding House Café, call 808-237-5225.
For more information, call the Visitor Information Center at 808-526-0232.
The full schedule is below:
The Modern Honolulu (Ala Moana Blvd)
9:50am, 10:50am, 11:50am, 12:50pm, 1:50pm, 2:50pm, 3:50pm, 4:35pm
Trump International Hotel Waikiki (Saratoga Rd)
9:55am, 10:55am, 11:55am, 12:55pm, 1:55pm, 2:55pm, 3:55pm, 4:40pm
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel (Paoakalani Ave)
10:05am, 11:05am, 12:05pm, 1:05pm, 2:05pm, 3:05pm, 4:05pm, 5pm
10:20am, 11:20am, 12:20pm, 1:20pm, 2:20pm, 3:20pm, 4:20pm
10:35am, 11:35am, 12:35pm, 1:35pm, 2:35pm, 3:35pm