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How to get to Lanai

Lanai, also known as the Pineapple Island, is located around 16km (10mi) west of Maui.

The most convenient route to Lanai is by air to Lanai Airport (LNY), located 6km (3.7mi) southwest of Lanai City.

From most international and US destinations this requires first flying into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu Island, followed by a connecting flight to Lanai Airport (LNY).

Alternatively, you may fly to Maui's Kapalua Airport (JHM), then take a ferry to Lanai. A regular ferry service operates from Maui's Lahaina Harbour to Manele Harbour on Lanai’s southern coast five times daily, taking 1 hour 30 minutes.

Lanai is the sixth-largest of the Hawaiian islands, a chain of volcanic islands in the North Pacific Ocean, around 3860km (2398mi) from mainland USA.


Flight times to Lanai

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Lanai Airport (LNY).

Within Hawaii: Hawaiian Airlines operates frequent daily flights from Oahu to Lanai.

Honolulu to Lanai is 35 min, direct flight


Flight times to Honolulu, Oahu

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Honolulu International Airport (HNL), Oahu.

From United States: Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines, Alaskan Airlines and United Airlines operate the most convenient daily flights to Honolulu, Oahu.

Atlanta to Honolulu is 9 hrs 41 min, direct flight
Boston to Honolulu is 11 hrs 5 min, direct flight
Chicago to Honolulu is 9 hrs 14 min, direct flight
Dallas-Fort Worth to Honolulu is 8 hrs 13 min, direct flight
Houston to Honolulu is 8 hrs 18 min, direct flight
New York to Honolulu is 10 hrs 50 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Honolulu is 5 hrs 36 min, direct flight
San Francisco to Honolulu is 5 hrs 12 min, direct flight
Seattle to Honolulu is 6 hrs 15 min, direct flight


From Canada: Air Canada, Westjet, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines offer the most convenient flights to Honolulu, Oahu.

Toronto to Honolulu is 9 hrs 55 min, direct flight
Vancouver to Honolulu is 6 hrs 5 min, direct flight

Montreal to Honolulu is 12 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Jetstar and Hawaiian Airlines offer the most convenient flights to Honolulu, Oahu.

Brisbane to Honolulu is 9 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Melbourne to Honolulu is 10 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Sydney to Honolulu is 9 hrs 15 min, direct flight

Adelaide to Honolulu is 12 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Honolulu is 14 hrs, 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand and Hawaiian Airlines operate regular direct flights to Honolulu, Oahu.

Auckland to Honolulu is 8 hrs 30 min, direct flight


From Japan: Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and United Airlines offer the most convenient direct flights to Honolulu, Oahu.

Tokyo to Honolulu is 7 hrs 5 min, direct flight


From China: China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific offer the most convenient flights to Honolulu, Oahu.

Shanghai to Honolulu is 9 hrs 45 min, direct flight

Beijing to Honolulu is 11 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Hong Kong to Honolulu is 12 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines and United Airlines operate regular flights to Honolulu, Oahu.

Singapore to Honolulu is 15 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ


From United Kingdom: British Airways, United Airlines, American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines offer the most convenient flights to Honolulu, Oahu.

London to Honolulu is 17 hrs 27 min, connecting flightˆ
Manchester to Honolulu is 17 hrs 12 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: Air France, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines offer the most convenient flights to Honolulu, Oahu.

Paris to Honolulu is 17 hrs 57 min, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: Air Canada, All Nippon Airways, WestJet, Lufthansa and Alaska Airlines offer the most convenient flights to Honolulu.

Berlin to Honolulu is 20 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Honolulu is 19 hrs 54 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to Honolulu is 17 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Honolulu is 19 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Honolulu is 17 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Lanai Airport (LNY) is located 6km (3.7mi) southwest of Lanai City. There's no private shuttle bus so you need to take a taxi or hire a car. It's an 8-minute drive to Lanai City and 25 minutes to Manele Bay.

Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is located on the south shore of Oahu, around 5km (3mi) northwest of Honolulu CBD. Taxis and hire cars are available at the airport.

You can also take the Airport Waikiki Express shuttle bus, which offers a 24-hour service in air-conditioned vans for USD9 from the airport to Waikiki. Or, cheaper still, you can take TheBus to Waikiki for USD3.


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 – For a one-time fee, hotel guests may have unlimited rides on the buses that commute between the hotels and the ferry landing at Manele Bay. Bicycles and off-road vehicles are available for for hire. Most attractions on the island are best visited by an off-road vehicle. 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.


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Latest update: How to get to Lanai: 19 October, 2019


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