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Hele-On Service Changes in April 2022

In an effort to continue to improve the level of transit service to the residents and visitors of Hawai'i County - Hele-On makes modifications to service every so often. Below is a summary of the upcoming changes. All changes start on Sunday, April 3, 2022 unless noted.

1

  • Remove 9:00 p.m. trip to Matsuyama Food Mart, Monday-Saturday.  Take new Route 203 at 8:00 p.m. from Kona Commons.

2/Blue Line

  • Add new timepoint at Ane Keohokalole Hwy @ Farside of Manawaela St  (Kealakehe High School).

10

  • Add Cooper Center Park and Ride Lot stop.
11/Red Line
  • Add Cooper Center Park and Ride Lot stop.

12 - NEW

  • Starts on May 1, 2022 with service between Volcano and Ocean View.  2 round trips will operate Monday through Saturday, 1 round trip on Sundays and Holidays. 
  • This will be a flex route and the route will deviate up to 1 mile off route upon request to the bus operator or by calling 808.961.8744, option 1 at least one hour in advance.
  • This route will flex into Royal Hawaiian Estates upon request upon request to the bus operator or by calling 808.961.8744, option 1 at least one hour in advance.

70

  • There will be trips added at 7:30 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. from Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) to Marriott, everyday.
  • Add trips at 1:10 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. from Hilton to KOA Airport, everyday.

74 - NEW - Waikoloa Shopping Trolley

  • New service connecting Hilton, Marriott, Kings Shops and Queens Marketplace, 7 days a week from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., every 20 minutes until May 31, 2022.

76/Green Line

  • Add new timepoint at Ane Keohokalole Hwy @ Farside of Manawaela St  (Kealakehe High School).

80

  • Minor revisions to schedules to better connect with shift times.  
  • 3:15 a.m., 4:15 a.m. and 4:50 a.m. trips are extended to KOA Airport, everyday.
  • Add 1:55 p.m. trip from KOA Airport to Hilo, everyday.
  • Shift 11:15 a.m. trip in Hilo to 11:00 a.m. to improve on time performance to resorts, everyday.

90

  • Remove West Hawai’i Civic Center and West Hawai'i Exploratory Academy from 3:30 a.m. trip starting in Pahala, everyday.
  • Add 12:30 p.m. northbound to South Kohala Resorts and 11:45 a.m. southbound to Pahala trip, everyday starting on May 1, 2022.

102

  • Add 6:15 p.m. trip., Monday-Saturday.
  • Add 12:00 p.m. trip., Monday-Saturday.

103

  • Start at 6:35 a.m. from Kahaopea Street, Monday-Saturday.
  • Add 6:15 p.m. trip and end at Prince Kuhio Plaza, Monday-Saturday.
  • Restructure route to go direct from Prince Kuhio Plaza to Mo’oheau Bus Terminal to improve on time performance.  
  • Add 12:00 p.m. trip, Monday-Saturday.

104

  • Add Saturday service from 7:30 a.m. to 2:01 p.m. 

202

  • Restructure route to operate every 2 hours between Kona Commons and KOA Airport via central based destinations such as West Hawai’i Civic Center, Kaiser, Lokahi Apartments, Costco, Uluwini Housing.
  • West Hawai’i Exploratory Academy served upon request to the bus operator or by calling 808.961.8744, option 1 at least one hour in advance.
  • Trips would operate during the odd hour between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

203

  • Restructure route to operate every 2 hours between Kona Commons and KOA Airport via northern based destinations such as Jack Hall, Matsuyama Food Mart, West Hawai’i Civic Center, Lokahi Apartments, UH-HCC.
  • West Hawai’i Exploratory Academy served upon request to the bus operator or by calling 808.961.8744, option 1 at least one hour in advance.
  • Trips would operate during the even hour between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

402

  • Add 4:35 a.m. trip from Kea’au to connect with the first Route 40 trip, Monday-Friday only.
  • Add 1:30 p.m. trip., Monday-Saturday.


Should you have any questions on the route and schedule changes listed above, please email heleonbus@hawaiicounty.gov or call (808) 961-8744, option #1, 7 days a week between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  New schedules are available at our Bus Schedules & Maps page.