Hoolehua Airport is located in the center of the island. Hawaiian Airlines and Island Air fly between Honolulu and Hoolehua. Some hotels provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

The Maui Princess ferry connects Kaunakakai Wharf in Molokai with Lahaina, Maui for about $25 each way.

Local Time

Molokai is on Hawaiian Standard Time, two hours earlier than the West Coast (Pacific Standard Time), and five hours earlier than the East Coast (Eastern Standard Time). Unlike the rest of the U.S., the Hawaiian Islands do not observe Daylight Savings Time. That means that during the summer months, Molokai is three hours earlier than Pacific Daylight Time and six hours earlier than Eastern Daylight Time.

Getting Around

Arrange car rental in advance, and pick up your car at the airport. Driving is pleasurable in Molokai. The scenery is spectacular (particularly in the east) and there's little traffic. Watch for playing children and for mongooses, who dash across the road in front of vehicles.

Molokai Off Road Tours and Taxi (Tel. 808-553-3369) charges about $16 from Hoolehua Airport to Kaunakakai, about a ten-minute drive, and $26 to the Kaluakoi Resort, about 30 minutes away. Another reliable company is Kukui Tours and Limousines (Tel. 808-553-5133).


Both Hawaiian and English are spoken on Molokai. To learn a few phrases of Hawaiian, look at this language guide.

Tourist Information

The Molokai Visitors Association has specific information about the island and can be reached at (800) 800-6367 or (808) 553-3876. Their address is P. O. Box 960, Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748.


The area code for the entire state of Hawaii is 808.

What to Bring

Travelers to Hawaii should pack light cotton clothes, a bathing suit, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen. The majority of people on Molokai dress casually. Sandals or bare feet are the norm, but if you are planning on going hiking, bring boots and a warm layer of clothes.

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