Do Luaus Offer Transportation?

The Polynesian Cultural Center is just one of the luaus on Oahu that offers round-trip transportation

The Polynesian Cultural Center is just one of the luaus on Oahu that offers round-trip transportation

When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to spend time on is figuring out how to get around. Especially in Hawaii, where there’s so much to see and do! Lucky for you, many activities provide round-trip transportation. On Oahu, many tours start and end in the Waikiki area, where most hotels are located.

Do luaus offer the same convenience? The evening party is a staple of Hawaiian culture and is one of the activities that every visitor should experience at least once. Since most luaus also involve an alcoholic beverage or two, it would only make sense that round-trip transportation would be offered, right?

While it’s not usually included in the price of the activity, most venues do offer the option to add transportation to your luau package. Across Oahu, the following popular luaus offer this optional amenity.

Ka Moana Luau

Ka Moana at Sea Life Park - our pick as best luau for honeymooners

Ka Moana Luau at Sea Life Park

Located at Oahu’s Sea Life Park, guests enjoy an incredible luau highlighted by flavorful food and award-winning performances. Located just 20 minutes from Waikiki, Ka Moana Luau is fairly easy to get to if you have a car, but many people still prefer to let someone else worry about the driving.

The luau offers guests the opportunity to be picked up and dropped off at designated locations throughout Waikiki. It’s a comfortable ride that gives you time to anticipate the fun to come and then mull over the authentic Hawaiian experience you just had.


Ali’i Luau at Polynesian Cultural Center

On Oahu’s North Shore, travelers find the Polynesian Cultural Center, a venue dedicated to showcasing the various cultures of Polynesia. The Ali’i Luau is the center’s evening of great food and unforgettable entertainment. Being on the North Shore, it’s not the easiest luau to get to. Approximately one hour away from the heart of Honolulu, options for public transportation are limited and a taxi would be very expensive.

Guests staying in Waikiki can add round-trip transportation to their package. With two scheduled pick-up times, visitors can choose how much time they want to spend at the Center. When the evening ends, a comfortable vehicle will be waiting to return them to Waikiki.

Chief’s Luau at Wet ’n’ Wild

Spectacular fire knife dance finale at the Chief's Luau

Spectacular fire knife dance finale at the Chief’s Luau

One of the most popular luaus on Oahu, Chief’s Luau at Wet ’n’ Wild features thrilling performances of traditional music and dance, including a breathtaking fire knife dance finale. The all-you-can-eat buffet offers some of the best of Polynesian and Hawaiian cuisine.

Guests can add on round-trip transportation from multiple locations in Waikiki.




An evening of flashy entertainment awaits at this unique luau experience. Rock-A-Hula is unlike any other luau, combining the high energy of a rock concert with traditional Hawaiian storytelling through music and dance. Complete with a Polynesian buffet and Hawaiian arts and crafts, this is one party you won’t want to miss.

Rock-A-Hula not only offers a round-trip transportation add-on from Waikiki, guests staying in Ko Olina or Kahala can also be picked up at their hotels.