Getting There & Away
A car is essential to navigate the Hamakua Coast along Hwy 19. Honoka‘a, the biggest town along the Hamakua Coast, is approximately 50 miles from Kailua-Kona and 40 miles from Hilo. Expect the drive to take 75 minutes from Kona and an hour from Hilo.
The Hele-On Bus route between Kona and Hilo stops at various towns along the coast, including Honoka‘a, Pa‘auilo, Laupahoehoe, Hakalau, Honomu and Papaikou. Buses run between Kona and Hilo three times daily. Service between Hilo and Honoka‘a is more frequent. Check the website for schedules.