The USS Arizona Memorial overlooks Pearl Harbor and is located on the shoreline right off of Kamehameha Highway (HI-99). The best way to reach the memorial is by car or bus; visitors should note that Honolulu is a bustling metropolis and prepare themselves to deal with traffic. From Waikiki, the trip generally takes 45 minutes by car and over an hour by bus.
DIRECTIONS BY BUS:
From anywhere in Waikiki or the Ala Moana Shopping Center, take the #20 or #42 public bus (called TheBus), which will take you to the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center. If you’re not sure where to get off, just ask the driver. A ticket costs $2.50. For more information about the public transit system on Oahu, visit www.thebus.org.
Various tour companies also operate out of Waikiki and the surrounding areas and also offer sightseeing tours in addition to round-trip bus service to the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center
DIRECTIONS BY CAR:
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(Traveling from the east – Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki)
Take Ala Moana Blvd/Nimitz Highway or H-1 freeway West. From H-1, look for the USS Arizona/Stadium exit, #15a. Rather than getting off at this exit, which will take you to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, take HI-99 (Kamehameha Highway) and continue until you reach the 4th traffic light. Turn left at this light onto Arizona Memorial Place. When you reach the base of the hill, turn right and park in the lot on your left.
(Traveling from the west – Kapolei & Waianae)
From H-1 East, take Exit 1C towards Halawa/Camp Smith/Aiea/Stadium and turn left onto Kahuapaani Street. Following the signs for Stadium/Honolulu, turn right onto Salt Lake Blvd. Turn left on HI-99 (Kamehameha Highway). Continue on HI-99 and turn right onto Arizona Memorial Place. When you reach the base of the hill, turn right and park in the lot on your left.
(Traveling from the North – North Shore & Haleiwa)
Take HI-99. When you reach HI-80, continue on HI-99 South. Take I-H2 South toward Honolulu and take Exit #1A onto Interstate 1 East. Then take Exit #13A toward Aiea onto Moanalua Road and stay in the far right lane and exit at Stadium/Aiea. Continue on Moanalua Road and turn left at the first stoplight onto HI-99 East (Kamehameha Highway). Continue on HI-99 and turn right onto Arizona Memorial Place. When you reach the base of the hill, turn right and park in the lot on your left.