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Kona Trolley


Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Kailua-Kona, where the warm Hawaiian sun greets you, and a delightful journey awaits! With the recent launch of the Kailua-Kona Park-n-Ride, combined with the ever-reliable Kona Trolley service, exploring this bustling city has never been easier.


Hawaii County recently unveiled a new Park-n-Ride location on Loloku Street on the south side of Target in Kailua-Kona. This exciting development, a collaboration with the Kailua Village Business Improvement District, brings a significant upgrade to the city’s transportation system.


Kailua-Kona Hawaii IslandThe Park-n-Ride is more than just a parking lot. It is the starting point of your Kona adventure. And the best part? Every aspect of the Park-n-Ride is completely free. Whether it’s parking your car, hopping on a bus, or boarding the Kona Trolley, you won’t have to spend a penny.


The Park-n-Ride operates from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., accommodating peak parking hours for Historic Kailua Village businesses. Strategically located next to an existing bus stop on Luhia Street, this setup ensures seamless connections to various transportation options, including the beloved Kona Trolley, which will be stopping at the Park-n-Ride at hour and half-hour intervals.


Once aboard the Kona Trolley, let the Hawaiian breeze welcome you as you embark on a city tour like no other. The Trolley takes you on a journey through the city’s hot spots. Starting from Luhia Street, you can explore Kona Commons, Kona Brew, Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Palani Road, Alii Drive, and Keauhou Shopping Center.


Take a walk through time at the Historic Kailua Village, where you can indulge in shopping at quaint local stores and dine at traditional eateries. Stop by the iconic Kona Brewing Company, the city’s first brewery, and savor a glass of craft beer while the sun sets over the Pacific. Or perhaps you’d prefer to explore the variety of dining outlets at Kona Commons, with its diverse offering of local and international cuisines.


Once your shopping spree ends, or your food tour concludes, the Kona Trolley will be ready to whisk you off to the next stop. Just look out for the Kona Trolley or Hele-On Bus Stop Sign. This service is not merely about reaching a destination; it’s about the joy of the journey itself.


Indeed, the Kona Trolley embodies the spirit of ‘Aloha’. As you cruise down Ali’i Drive and other lively streets, you’ll find yourself immersed in the local vibe, absorbing the warm hospitality of the Kailua-Kona community.


Mayor Mitch Roth, in a recent news release, highlighted the importance of the Park-n-Ride and the Kona Trolley for the city’s sustainability and economic development. In his words, it’s not just about ‘fun stuff.’ It’s about enabling people to get to work, access community programs at Hale Halawai, and much more.


In essence, the Park-n-Ride and the Kona Trolley serve as pillars of the Kona community, aiding in the growth of the local economy. They provide easy access to businesses, dining spots, farmers’ markets, and beaches, enriching the experience for residents and visitors alike.


The next time you’re in Kailua-Kona, make the most of these convenient transportation options. Park your car at the free Park-n-Ride, hop onto the Kona Trolley, and let your Hawaiian adventure unfold. Explore, indulge, and immerse yourself in the spirit of ‘Aloha’!