Getting to Hilton Waikoloa Village® is easy with a wide range of transportation options available. Whether you arrive by shuttle, taxi, ride share (Uber and Lyft are available at Kona Airport), or rental car, your trip from the airport will be relaxing and hassle-free—and our ‘aloha’ welcome will be as warm as the Hawaiian sun.

We recommend you arrive into Kona International Airport, which is 20 minutes away from the resort by car. Hilo Airport is about 1.5 hours away by car.

Directions from Kona International Airport

Turn left (north) onto Highway 19 for approximately 20 minutes. Continue until you see the Waikoloa Beach Drive turnoff to the left (west) of the highway. Along Waikoloa Beach Drive, you will pass five stop signs. Just after the fifth stop sign, you will see the entrance to Hilton Waikoloa Village® on the left.

Airport Shuttle – Big Island Transportation – book your transportation from Kona International Airport to the Hilton Waikoloa Village and back

This is the recommended shuttle service based on their superior service provided to the Hilton Waikoloa Village and their advance communications with the Cytokines/ILC4 meeting organizers. How to book in advance (reservations must be made in advance): CURRENTLY SOLD OUT ON SEPTEMBER 19TH.
  • Or call or send a text to –808-756-1144
  •  Or email: bigislandtrans@gmail.com
  • Pay your driver (amount will depend on how many are in the van, up to 6 passengers per van, costs $71 split between the riders), payments can be made by cash or credit card.

Whenever possible, we recommend that participants try to arrange to share shuttle reservations with other participants, communicate with each other so that they can be grouped together in the same shuttles.

Please include ICIS Group in the comments of your reservation. The cost per van for up to 6 people and luggage, is $71 each way (for up to 6 people), thus they hope to group ICIS participants together and if they notice same arrival information they will ask if you want to share as that will save our participants money and helps with their fleet planning.
 
Big Island Transportation will greet reserved participants at baggage claim and provide a bottle of water and a big welcome smile as well as carry your bags to their vans.
 
Rideshare Services available at Kona International Airport

Lyft (download the app before you get to Kona)

Uber (download the app before you get to Kona) 

By Taxi:

Taxi service is provided by various independent companies curbside fronting baggage claim areas A and B. See the taxi dispatchers for service.

The following rates are provided as a guide to help you make transportation choices and are not guaranteed. They are subject to change at anytime. Please consult your taxi dispatcher or driver on arrival for current fares and information.

Estimated fares to the Hilton Waikoloa Village/Waikoloa Marriott $70 – 85. Uber and Lyft are also available.

The above rates are provided as a guide to help you make transportation choices and are not guaranteed. They are subject to change at anytime. Please consult your taxi dispatcher on arrival for current fares and information.

Car Rental:

National Car Rental

  • To book a car for pickup and return from KOA airport, use the link on the hotel’s website to get a discounted rate: https://www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com/arrive 
  • National Car Rental desk located inside Hilton Waikoloa Village
  • Perfect for a day trip from the resort

Call 808-886-2821 – Please note that this Car Rental office at the KOA airport closes at 4:30 PM so it is not appropriate for late flights in or out of Kona.

Other Car Rental Options

Enterprise Car Rental is open until 10:30 PM at the KOA Airport.

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Parking at the Hilton Waikoloa Village

Parking is $20.00 per day for self-parking for hotel guests in the Makai or Hilton Palace Tower who booked through the ICIS group block, and $37. 00 per day for guests of the Hilton Ocean Tower Vacation Suites.