How to get to Lanai

Right photo: Couple on Lanai Island - Photo courtesy Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

Lanai honeymoon couple

Where is Lanai . . .

Lanai is located around 16km west of Maui. The Hawaiian islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, around 3860km from mainland USA.

Getting to Lanai
Getting to Lanai generally includes a short layover in Honolulu (or Maui) followed by a short flight. Alternatively from Lahaina on Maui, a regular ferry service links Manele Harbour on Lanai’s southern coast.

From Australia: The most convenient flights are on Hawaiian Airlines or Strategic Airlines to Honolulu International Airport, with daily connections to Lanai on Mokulele or Island Air.

New Zealand: The most convenient flights are on Air New Zealand to Honolulu International Airport, with daily connections to Lanai on Mokulele or Island Air.

From the UK: American Airlines offers the fastest route via Chicago and Honolulu connecting with Island Air to Lanai. Or you can fly on British Airways and United Airlines to Los Angeles with connecting flights to Honolulu and Lanai.

From the USA: American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines all offer direct flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu, connecting on Island Air or Mokulele to Lanai. Continental offers the quickest flight from New York Newark to Lania via Los Angeles and Honolulu; and United Airlines and American Airlines fly from New York Kennedy to Lanai via Los Angeles and Honolulu.

Flight time to Lanai
Honolulu to Lanai is 20 minutes, direct flight

Brisbane to Lanai is 11 hours 31 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Lanai is 13 hours 55 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Lanai is 11 hours 20 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Lanai is 16 hours 20 minutes, with connecting flightˆ

Auckland to Lanai is 16 hours 15 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
London to Lanai is 14 hours 15 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Lanai is 12 hours 40 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Lanai is 6 hours 49 minutes, direct flight
(ˆIncludes layover time.)

Flying in
Lanai Airport is located 6km southwest of Lanai City. There's no private shuttle bus so you need to take a taxi or hire a car. It's a 10-minute drive to Lanai City and 25 minutes to Manele Bay.

Honolulu International Airport is located about 13km northwest of Honolulu on the island of Oahu, with daily connections to Maui.

Entry requirements 
A machine-readable passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay as well as a ticket for return or onward travel. Under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP), nationals of Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days.

Getting around
Land – It's best to hire a car, easily available from the airport. Traffic drives on the right.

Between islands – Hawaiian Airlines provides frequent inter-island flights, usually daily. Ferries link all the main islands with frequent services between Lana’i, O'ahu, Maui, Kauai'i and the Big Island.

Latest update for this beach holiday destination: 16 April, 2014
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