I am always amazed that it takes less than 30 minutes to get from one Hawaiian Island to the next. That’s how long it would take driving – from Honolulu to Kailua on Oahu or Poipu to Waimea on Kauai.
Distance-wise, we are talking a HUGE difference. There are more than 100 miles separating Oahu and Kauai, while the Honolulu-Kailua drive is about 12 miles. Ironically, it is the quicker trip that costs travelers the most. An average round-trip interisland ticket will run you about $100. If you’re lucky, you may get a roundtrip for less, but don’t count on it.
Compare the price of a roundtrip to the cost of gas per gallon, and the numbers are just as discouraging. A gallon of gas is about $4.50, especially on neighboring islands – where you will likely end up doing way more driving. We easily drive 40 miles when on Kauai because destinations are so spread out.
How I wish that there was such a thing as teleportation! It would be so nice to travel with just the snap of a finger. LOL. Plus, it would be way cheaper (probably free). My point is that no matter which mode of transportation you choose (whether it is the faster one versus the not-so-fast), you will always end up paying for it! BUT, just so we do not end on that lingering debbie-downer thought, I will say this: the memories made through travels are always P R I C E L E S S.
Posted by: Bruce Fisher on Jul 24, 2013