Fees & Passes

Credit or Debit Cards Only: The entrance station at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will only accept credit or debit cards for entrance fees and passes. Cash payments will no longer be accepted.


Overview of entrance requirements

All visitors MUST have

Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass

$15.00–$30.00

All visitors at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park are required to pay an entrance fee. If you already have a valid, America the Beautiful—National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass or Hawaiʻi Annual Tri-Park Pass, you are not required to purchase a digital pass through Recreation.gov. If you arrive to the park entrance and it is not staffed, purchase an online pass or pay at the entrance at another time. Once purchased, passes must be printed or saved as a screenshot. Connectivity is limited, and the digital pass must be available to show at all times when visiting Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. For purposes of upgrading to annual or lifetime passes: Digital passes may be accepted at parks other than Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, as credit towards an upgrade to annual or lifetime passes, within 7 days from the date of purchase. Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.

Private Vehicle Pass - The private vehicle pass admits the passholder and up to 14 passengers of a single, private (non-commercial) vehicle.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

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Motorcycle Pass- Admits the passholder and passenger of one motorcycle.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

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Pedestrian/Cyclist Pass - Admits one individual bicyclist, hiker, or pedestrian visiting without a private vehicle. An individual pass is not required for visitors aged 15 and under.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

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For Organizations & Businesses

The commercial entrance fee for a Road Based Guided Tour is based on vehicle seating capacity. For a 1 to 6 vehicle the user fee is $25 plus an additional $15 per person in the vehicle. $15 per person charge is not applicable for visitors aged 15 and under.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

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The commercial entrance fee for a Road Based Guided Tour is based on vehicle seating capacity. For a 16-25 passenger vehicle the user fee is $100.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

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The commercial entrance fee for a Road Based Guided Tour is based on vehicle seating capacity. For a 26+ passenger vehicle the user fee is $200. Large vehicles, defined as more than 26 feet in length and/or more than eight feet wide, are only allowed to operate on Crater Rim Drive to Kilauea Visitor Center, Kūkamāhuākea (Steam Vents), and Uēkahuna. Mauna Loa Road to the Kīpukapuaulu turnabout.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

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The commercial entrance fee for a Road Based Guided Tour is based on vehicle seating capacity. For a 7 to 15 passenger vehicle the user fee is $75.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

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Annual Entrance - Park

Annual Entrance - Park

$55.00
Hawai'i Tri-Park Annual Pass The annual pass is valid for entrance fees for pass holder and occupants of a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Haleakalā National Park, and Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park. The park is not responsible for misplaced, lost, or stolen cards. This pass does not cover camping fees and is non-transferable and non-refundable. Hawaiʻi Tri-Park Annual Pass can be purchased at the entrance station or online.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Haleakalā National Park Summit District Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Haleakalā National Park Kīpahulu District Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

Regulations and Exceptions

  • All passes are non-transferable.
  • Passes may be used for entry as defined on the back of the pass.
  • Large vehicles, defined as more than 26 feet in length and/or more than eight feet wide, are ONLY allowed to operate on Crater Rim Drive to Kīlauea Visitor Center, Kūkamāhuākea (Steam Vents), Uēkahuna, and on Mauna Loa Road to the Kīpukapuaulu turnabout.
  • Non-commercial groups entering the park in a bus or vehicle with a capacity of 16 persons or more will be charged $15.00 for each person on board. For more information contact the park at (808) 985-6000.
  • Anyone who is 15 or younger is exempt from paying an entrance fee.

Commercial Tour Fees

These fees are charged only to commercial organizations, such as tour companies. A Commercial Use Authorization is required. Fees vary based passenger capacity of the vehicle and type of tour being given.

Education Fee Waiver

Groups from qualified education institutions are eligible for a education fee waiver if they are coming to study park resources.Fee waivers must be applied for at least one month prior to your planned visit.

Other Fees & Permits

Campgrounds - Learn more about camping reservations, regulations, and fees.

Last updated: November 27, 2023

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Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

Phone:

808 985-6011

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