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Pahala-Kona-South Kohala

This route operates between Pahala Shopping Center and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel or Kona International Airport at Keahole. Additional destinations served along Routes 11 and 19 includes: Naalehu, Punaluu Bake Shop, Punaluu Beach County Park, Waiohinu, Ocean View, Milolii, Captain Cook, Kealakekua, Konawaena High School, Kainaliu, Honalo, Keauhou Shopping Center (Longs Drugs/KTA Super Stores), Kailua-Kona (via Ali'i Drive), Royal Kona Resort, King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel/Courtyard By Marriott, Uncle Billy's Hotel, Kona Seaside Hotel, Makalapua Shopping Center (Kmart/Regal Cinemas/Macy's), Kona Commons (Target/Office Max/Sports Authority/Ross Dress For Less (limited service)), Kaiser Permanente (limited service), Kona Palisades via Kaiminani Street, West Hawaii Explorations Academy (school days only, limited service), Kona International Airport at Keahole (limited service), Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaipilehu, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa Village Marriott Resort & Spa, Queens Marketplace, Kings Shops, The Fairmont Orchid, Manua Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows and Manua Kea Beach Hotel. This route operates daily. Check footnotes on schedule.

Effective date of the schedule is July 1, 2014.

This route provides direct service to Kona International Airport at Keahole, Monday through Saturday.   There is one trip from Pahala, through Kailua-Kona and Ali’i Drive areas that arrives Kona International Airport at Keahole at 8:25 a.m.  The return buses departs Kona International Airport at Keahole at 8:30 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. for Pahala through Kailua-Kona and Ali’i Drive areas.  The bus stop is unsigned and is located in front of the Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center. Please wait at this location to ride this route.

Limited service is provided to West Hawaii Explorations Academy departing Pahala Shopping Center at 5:40 a.m. and travels via normal route arriving Ali'i Drive at 7:50 a.m., Kmart at 8:00 a.m. and enters West Hawaii Explorations Academy at 8:02 a.m. on OTEC Road and continues to Kona International Airport at Keahole and again in the afternoon departing West Hawaii Explorations Academy at 3:45 p.m. on OTEC Road and travels via normal route to Kmart arriving at 3:55 p.m., skips Ali'i Drive and travels via Route 11, continuing to Pahala Shopping Center arriving at 5:55 p.m.

Limited service into Konawaena High School turnaround is available at 5:55 p.m. traveling towards Pahala.  All other trips serves this school at the bus shelters located on Route 11 @ Konawaena School Road.

When the trip does not serve Ali'i Drive or Keauhou Shopping Center, the bus will remain on Route 11 between Palani Road and Kamehameha III Road.  Please use the Intra-Kona Shuttle for service to these destinations. 

On holidays, the trip departing Pahala at 8:00 a.m. and the trip departing Manua Kea Beach Hotel at 7:15 a.m. will operate in addition to the trip that departs Pahala at 3:30 a.m. and the trip departing Manua Kea Beach at 2:30 p.m.

Destination signs for this route when traveling towards Pahala may say "PAHALA" or "KAU".

Destination signs for this route when traveling towards South Kohala Resorts or Kona International Airport at Keahole may say "SOUTH KOHALA" or "AIRPORT".

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