BOOK YOUR TRAVEL WITH RRS' PREFERRED TRAVEL AGENCY: The Travel Station Easy, Online Ticketing, Travel Updates and 24/7 live answering service for emergency assistance. Get from here to there in a CLICK! with online airline ticketing; our easy button features all the same tools offered by the biggest online booking services with an amazing difference - REAL PEOPLE when you most need it. Experience the difference 24/7 makes on your trip.
You will also have access to the competitive, online air ticketing system as a final step upon submitting your registration. Book your car rental, find driving directions and more. Want your airline schedule delivered to your smart phone for check-in? No problem! Contact The Travel Station 800-522-8747 (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm MT). AIRPORT INFORMATION: Kona International Airport: 808-327-9520 | 19 miles (25 minutes) from the Hilton Waikoloa Village ROUND TRIP AIRFARE ESTIMATES:Tokyo $850 | UK $1325 | New York or Atlanta $810 | Chicago $950 | Boston $858 | Los Angeles $600 | Houston $865
RENTAL CAR Public transportation is limited on the Big Island. To really experience all that Hawaii offers, we recommend that you rent a car. Reserve your rental vehicles in advance because quantities can be limited on the islands. Rental car companies are located just a short distance from both
inter-island terminals. For the best deals, contact the preferred travel agents for Radiation Research Society, The Travel Station at 800-522-8747.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE:
Turn left (north) onto Highway 19 for approximately 20 minutes.
Continue until you see the Waikoloa Beach Drive turnoff to the left (west) of the highway.
Along Waikoloa Beach Drive, you will pass five stop signs. Just after the fifth stop sign, you will see the entrance to Hilton Waikoloa Village® on the left.
SpeediShuttle (808-880-1111): $55-$70 (Not including tax)
Taxi: $65-$75 (Not including taxes and additional fees)
REMEMBER: Public transportation is LIMITED: to experience all the Big Island has to offer a rental car is your best option.
These rates are approximate and not guaranteed. Guests must arrange their own transportation.
Rates shown are one way.
SHUTTLES FROM WAIKOLOA VILLAGE TO BEACH, KING'S SHOPS, ETC. Shuttle specifically for RRS attendees & their guests have been scheduled. Times/destinations TBA. They will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
SHOPPING TIPS FOR WHEN YOU ARRIVE Hawaii is incredible! And how amazing is it that you and your family get to enjoy the Big Island together!? Let’s be honest though: Hawaii isn’t cheap, so here are some tips to help you save some $$ once you land!
STEP 1: Reserving a rental car is priority number one! The Resort even told us they sometimes run out of rental cars, and if you want to explore the island, a bike just won’t do. Call The Travel Station for help securing a rental car at 800-522-8747.
STEP 2: Before you make it all the way to the hotel from the airport, be sure to stock up on snacks and groceries (and even some plastic baggies for toting around those snacks in)! You’ll find Target, Safeway, Costco, Wal-Mart and other stores you love just outside of the Kona Airport. Be sure to buy plenty of bottled water here too if you forgot your water bottle.
STEP 3: Save driving directions so you don’t eat up all your data getting to the Resort!
You can always get travel updates with us by searching #RRS2016 for our Twitter hashtag or visit RRS' official Facebook page.
Waikoloa is located on the Northwestern part of the Big Island of Hawaii
The Big Island boasts the world's most active volcano, Kilauea, which has been erupting for over 25 years
Hawaii state tax is 4.0%
The Big Island has 11 of the world's 13 climate zones, offering astounding diversity
Highest average temperatures at the resort are in August at 85.72 degrees; coldest average temperature is in January at 63.17 degrees.
The Big Island's air quality index is very dependent on the volcanoes. Volcanic smog is an issue on the island; on average the volcano emits 2,000-4,000 tons of sulfur dioxide and other gases and particles into the air every day, which may create a blanket of hazy air.
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