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 (45 minute drive)
From Kailua-Kona: 95 miles southeast on Highway 11 (2 to 2.5 hour drive), or 125 miles through Waimea and Hilo via highways 19 and 11 (2.5 to 3 hours).
From Waikoloa: 90 miles southeast on Highway 200 (2 hour drive).

There is no shuttle bus or public transportation within the park.

Park Headquarters are located at Kīlauea Visitor Center
Latitude/Longitude - 19.429496, -155.257103 (external link)

Getting to Hawai‘i Island

Hilo International Airport is serviced by inter-island carriers Hawaiian Airlines and Southwest Airlines. Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport is served by many major airlines flying trans-Pacific routes and inter-island carriers Mokulele Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and Southwest 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 are the most popular mode of transportation for park visitors and may be reserved at both Hilo and Kona airports and other island locations. No rental vehicles or bicycles may be obtained in the park.

Public Transportation

Hele On Bus, an island-wide public bus service operated by Hawaiʻi County, includes daily stops at Kīlauea Visitor Center. Please be aware, Hele On bus schedules are subject to change and delays. There is no public transportation or shuttle service available within the park.


The park is located in a rural area of the island, 30 miles away from the closest population center with rideshare drivers. Due to extremely limited driver availability, rideshare apps are very difficult and sometimes impossible to use within the park.


Animated map of the Kīlauea summit caldera

View and download maps of the park

Collage of different passes.
Fees & Passes

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park charges entry fees which are used to help maintain park infrastructure and support visitor services.

Trees shrouded in fog
Weather and Climate

Be prepared for the island's unpredictable weather.

Last updated: January 9, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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


808 985-6011

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