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Getting to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Driving to Hawaii Volcanoes

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is reached from Hilo via HI-11, a drive of about 45 minutes. The park is a little over two hours from the Kona Airport.

Below you will find an interactive map showing the location of the Kīlauea Visitor Center in Hawaii Volcanoes. Following this are the official park maps provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file or a simple JPEG image file (some of these files can be quite large). The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while these maps are useful for general navigation around the park, if you plan to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Hawaii Volcanoes Trail Map.

Flying to Hawaii Volcanoes

There are two commercial airports on the Big Island of Hawaii, with Hilo being significantly closer to the park, but also significantly smaller. The larger airport is in the well-known tourist area of Kona. Kona has a good amount of airline service direct from the mainland United States. Since visitors frequently go to more than one island on their visit, using Hawaiian Airlines to fly between islands is commonplace.

Hilo International Airport (ITO)

  • Located in Hilo, Hawaii, 28 miles by car to Hawaii Volcanoes
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Kona International Airport (KOA)

  • Located in Kona, Hawaii, 101 miles by car to Hawaii Volcanoes
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