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Airport Codes:
IATA: ITO
ICAO: PHTO
 
Distances from ITO to:
Hilo 3 miles
Kailua 63 miles
Kahului 119 miles
Honolulu 209 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
3 miles: Hilo International Airport (ITO)
62 miles: Kona International Airport (KOA)
119 miles: Kahului Airport (OGG)
215 miles: Honolulu International Airport (HNL)

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Hilo Airport Guide

You’ll never run out of things to do and see in Hilo. Built on two massive shield volcanoes, you can take guided tours up close to the craters and marvel at the energy of the earth. Do not attempt the trip unguided as one of the volcanoes is very active. High up on their slopes you’ll find the Imiloa Astronomy Centre, built there to avoid much of the world’s light and chemical pollution. You can take a tour of it and get to star gaze. For a bit of fun, be there after Easter for the Merry Monarch Festival which celebrates the history of the hula dance.


Hilo Airport Directions

The airport road connects onto Kanoelehua Avenue which comes to a T junction with the Hawaii Belt Road taking you west into downtown Hilo. In a hire car, your journey should take around twenty minutes.


Hilo Airport Parking

Plenty of parking at Hilo Airport is split into short and long term lots. If you don’t want to pay the parking fee when collecting a passenger, it operates a one hour cell phone waiting bay nearby.


Hilo Airport Flight Information

Hilo is a small airport but it’s the only major option. You can take connecting flights, which are very short, from Honolulu or if you are travelling in from outside America, fly to Los Angeles or San Francisco and connect there.


Hotels Near Hilo Airport

The cheapest hotel you’ll find in Hilo whilst not sacrificing quality is the Yoga 360 Bed and Breakfast. Still costing $40 a night, you’ll be well looked after for the money. We also like the Castle Hilo as it has wonderful views from the stunning location.


Hilo Time Zone

Hilo is ten hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Hawaiian Time Zone (GMT-10)

Hilo Info

Founded many centuries ago during the period known as ‘ancient Hawaii’ 42.6, Hilo was once an important sugar producer but in the 1960s production moved to cheaper countries and the city and island suffered a downturn. It immediately looked to its natural attractions to bring tourism to the region and the extensive range of things to see and do has made it one of the most popular destinations.

Hilo Trivia:
  • Hilo is next to two major shield volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea
  • Mauna Kea is the highest mountain in the world when measured from its base
  • The city’s Imiloa Astronomy Centre is one of the world’s most important
  • Nowhere in the world produces as many Macadamia nuts as Hilo
  • 61 people died in the 1960 tsunami that hit Hilo
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