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Getting around by bus is a convenient and affordable option on Oahu. In addition to TheBus and the Waikiki Trolley, Waikiki has brightly painted private buses, many of them free, that shuttle you to such commercial attractions as dinner cruises, garment factories, and the like.
You can travel around the island or just down Kalakaua Avenue for $2.50 on Honolulu's municipal transportation system, affectionately known as TheBus. It's one of the island's best bargains. Buses make stops in Waikiki every 15 minutes to take passengers to nearby shopping areas.
You're entitled to one free transfer, so ask for one when boarding. Exact change is required, and dollar bills are accepted. A four-day pass for visitors costs $25 and is available at ABC convenience stores in Waikiki and in the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Monthly passes cost $60.
There are no official bus-route maps, but you can find privately published booklets at most drugstores and other convenience outlets. The important route numbers for Waikiki are 2, 4, 8, 19, 20, 58, and City Express Route B. If you venture farther afield, you can always travel back on one of these buses.
TheBus (808/848–5555. www.thebus.org.)
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