This page includes links to maps and transportation options for the East-West Center, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and surrounding areas.
Important Note: Hawaii State Law mandates strict fines for drivers who use cellphones while driving ($250; $300 if in a school or construction zone) as well as for pedestrians who are caught “jaywalking” (walking across the street unlawfully in violation of traffic rules; $130). For more information, visit http://handsfreeinfo.com/hawaii-cell-phone-laws-legislation/.
East-West Center Campus Map (website)
The Center’s 21-acre Honolulu campus, adjacent to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is located midway between Asia and the U.S. mainland and features research, residential, and international conference facilities.
University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Map (website)
An interactive, searchable map to find university buildings and retrieve detailed walking directions. A printable version of the UH campus map (PDF) is also available.
Google Maps (website)
A free service provided by Google, you can use website to find walking, driving, and bus directions. Click “Get Directions” on the lefthand side of the page and enter your starting and destination addresses to get detailed directions and maps. See these tutorial videos for more how-to.
General information about airport transportation (website)
There are many transportation services available for you to choose from (including SpeediShuttle, pre-arranged ground transporation, taxi, city bus) that will take you from the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to the East-West Center. The EWC is approximately 9 miles away (20-30 minutes by car).
SpeediShuttle provides affordable on demand door to door service from the airport to your home, office or hotel and departs within 20 minutes of check-in at the designated pickup zone.
Getting to and from Manoa
The public bus service for the island of Oahu, including Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. Student Pass, UPASS, can be obtained at UH-Manoa Campus Center for free (a valid UH ID is required). You will be provided a UPASS sticker on your UHID. Students from Law, Medical, and Outreach College will need to purchase an OPT-In UPASS for $125/semester. One-Way Regular Fare: $2.50. A monthly bus pass is$60 (unlimited usage during the calendar month purchased)
Transfer: One (1) FREE with each paid cash fare (ask the bus driver to provide you with a transfer ticket).
Bicycling is a convenient, healthy, and “green” alternative to driving to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Bike parking on campus is free and, with more than 50 bike rack locations, allows much closer access to your destination than parking lots.
Below is the time-lapse video taken by Joe Larsen during his bike ride on the King Street protected bike lane.
For long-term participants not enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi, a visitor parking pass is available for $75/month. Contact your EWC program coordinator to submit a parking pass request through the EWC Housing office. Short-term car rentals — available for pick-up on campus — is also available through the Enterprise Carshare program.
Free Campus Shuttle (website)
The popular Rainbow Shuttle is a free service provided to UHM students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Shuttles are air-conditioned and seat 28 passengers. The shuttle system consists of multiple routes, which travel through the campus and the neighboring vicinity. The Rainbow Shuttle operates Monday through Friday during the day and some evening hours.
Free Shopping Shuttle by EWCPA
EWCPA also runs a shuttle program which provides free rides between Hale Manoa and Walmart, Don Quijote and Chinatown every weekend. Signup sheet is available on the EWCPA listserv. Subscribe to the listserv for the updates and schedules.