Parking & Transportation

Kapi‘olani Community College embraces our kuleana in a shared commitment to encourage our campus community to make the most environmentally responsible choices when traveling to and from campus.

Of course, students and faculty are free to drive and park their vehicles on campus, but please consider alternative means of transportation when planning your commute. Your options include TheBus, The Waikīkī Trolley, The Handi-Van, car sharing, carpooling, biking, and walking. We all live on this one island home and the ʻāina must be respected as well as cherished.

Transportation Options

TheBus & U-PASS

Commuter bus service is provided by the City & County of Honolulu transit company TheBus, with several routes that pass near Kapi‘olani Community College.

U-PASS is the TheBus/City & County of Honolulu University Bus Pass Program. The U-PASS is a reduced-rate bus pass tailored to the needs of Hawai‘i college students.

  • Cost: $40 per semester, and is a mandatory student fee for all students taking in-person courses.
  • Current high school students, seniors, or students with disabilities are able to apply for a waiver if they already have a valid U-Pass.
  • All sales final. NO REFUNDS! EXACT CHANGE & CASH ONLY.
  • The U-PASS is NON-TRANSFERABLE and the College assumes no responsibility for the loss, theft, destruction, or misplacement of this pass. The U-PASS is VOID if altered or mutilated. The fee for a replacement U-PASS is $225, regardless of when it is replaced during the semester.

Valid Dates: Covering specified five months of each semester

  • Fall = August 1 thru January 15
  • Spring = January 1 thru May 31
  • Summer = May 1 thru August 31, $135 (subject to change)

Eligibility: Students must present a validated Kapi‘olani Community College photo identification card at the time of purchase and must be enrolled in an in-person course (at least 3 credits).

U-PASS Sales Location:

Office of Student Activities
Kapi‘olani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Rd., ‘Iliahi 126
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 734-9576

TheBus Schedules & Maps:
TheBus schedules and system maps are available at ‘Iliahi 123 or online at TheBus.


Parking & Permits

On-Campus Parking

  • Student parking permits are required for all vehicles, mopeds, and motorcycles for all parking lots on campus. Please fill out this form to request a parking permit. Once you’ve received an email with your approval, you can pick up your permit at the Office of Student Activities in ‘Iliahi 126. To have your permit mailed to you, send a request by email to or call (808) 734-9576. If you’re having your student ID updated, replaced, or paired with a bus U-PASS, make an appointment through STAR balance or in person during normal hours.
  • Staff stalls in all lots are available to students and visitors after 4 p.m. M-F, and all day on weekends.

Off-Campus Parking

Additional parking is available at the Diamond Head Theater lot, and the Diamond Head Road overflow lot (when available). Street parking is limited. Please follow all posted parking regulations.

Kapi‘olani Community College

Disability Service Options


The Person with a Disability Pass
(808) 848-4444

TheBus website has complete information for the Person with a Disability Pass and specifies qualification, cost, and contact information.

The Handi-Van

Customer Service
(808) 454-5050
TTY: (808) 454-5045

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Handi-Van is a paratransit service operated by the City & County of Honolulu for persons with disabilities who are unable to ride TheBus. The Rider’s Guide provides information on registration, fares, reservations, hours of operation, and more.

The Waikīkī Trolley

(808) 539-2822

Find information on wheelchair-accessible trolleys in English and Japanese at the Waikīkī Trolley website, or by calling (808) 593-2822.