Finding Hawai‘i Volcanoes
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is located on the island of Hawai‘i. From Hilo: 30 miles southwest on Highway 11 (a 45 minute drive); from Kailua-Kona: 96 miles southeast on Highway 11 (2 to 2 1/2 hour drive), or 125 miles through Waimea and Hilo via highways 19 and 11 (2 1/2 to 3 hours).
Getting to Hawai‘i Island
Hilo Airport is serviced by inter-island carrier Hawaiian Airlines. Kona Airport is served by inter-island carriers Mokulele and Hawaiian Airlines.
More information about current airlines servicing the Hilo Airport can be found here,
More information about current airlines servicing the Kona Airport can be found here,
Rental cars may be reserved at both Hilo and Kona airports. At various locations on the island, the public bus (Hele On Bus), commercial tour buses, taxis, motorcycles, and bicycles are available. No rental vehicles or bicycles may be obtained in the park.
Did You Know?
The two types of Hawaiian lava differ in appearance but are chemically alike. Pahoehoe has a smoother and ropey surface where a`a is jagged and clinkery.