Map of Hawai`i Island. Location of National Parks on Hawai`i Island.
Island of Hawai`i map showing the location of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park and the 3 other national parks on the Big Island.

Finding Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

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).

Park Headquarters are located at Kīlauea Visitor Center

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

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.

Public transportation

Hele On Bus is a public bus service with limited routes. There is no public transportation within the park.

Operating Hours
Fees and Park Passes


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Last updated: September 13, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718


(808) 985-6000

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