There are many options for you to travel around the island. Below you’ll find the most common.
Using a Taxi Service can be the most reliable and hassle free.
Depending on how much time you plan to be on the island, renting a car might be the best option for you. There have been break-ins reported at the trail head so make sure to leave nothing of value in the rental car. Rental insurance is also suggested, just in case. Click here for car rental information.
There is a bus from Lihue to Hanalei. It is a cheaper option, but it’s not used much by Kalalau hikers because bags or backpacks larger than 10″x17″x30″ are not permitted. Also, if you are on a time schedule, the bus doesn’t always cooperate. It will take you as far as Hanalei. You’ll have to find a ride the rest of the way to the trailhead.
Many people hitchhike around the island. It’s not my preferred method of transportation but it is for some. Who knows, you might meet some friendly folks doing so.