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Route 85 Downtown & UH Manoa to Kaneohe & Aikahi

This route is a modification of Route 85. The purpose of this route is to provide service between Kaneohe and Honolulu. The first trip of the day goes directly to UH Manoa. The second and third AM trips start at Aikahi Park Shopping Center then goes to Downtown, then to the University area. The first and second PM trips start at Kapiolani Boulevard and Date Street then goes directly to Kaneohe. The third PM trip starts at Downtown then directly to Kaneohe. The fourth PM trips starts at Kapiolani Boulevard and Date Street then goes to Downtown before going to Kaneohe.

Description of Changes

The four major route alignment changes are:

  1. All trips will service Mokulele/Namoku/Aumoku Communities.
  2. All AM Honolulu-bound trips: will begin at Aikahi Park Shopping Center on Kaneohe Bay Drive instead of Kuulei Road to shorten travel time to UH Manoa and Downtown.
  3. Kaneohe-bound trips at 2:57 PM, 3:29 PM, 4:10 PM will end at Aikahi Park Shopping Center on Kaneohe Bay Drive instead of continuing into the Kailua area.
  4. The 5:25 PM Kaneohe-bound trip will start in Downtown rather than at Date Street and Kapiolani Blvd.

Service to areas bypassed by this change will be provided by other route connections (see the new Routes 61, 651, and 87).

Service Areas

  • Aikahi
  • Pohai Nani Assisted Living Facility
  • Kaneohe, Downtown
  • University area
  • Kapiolani Boulevard at Date Street

Route Map

Eastbound

Directions from: Kapiolani Blvd/Date St to Mokapu Rd/Kaneohe Bay Dr via Likelike-Kaneohe

Begin “EXPRESS” service at Kapiolani Blvd, continue onto Waialae Ave, left St. Louis Dr, left Dole St, right University Ave, left Metcalf St, right Wilder Ave, left Pensacola St, right Lunalilo St, left H-1 WEST, right EXIT 20A "LIKELIKE HIGHWAY", onto Likelike Hwy (service the stop at Likelike Hwy/School St), begin regular “LOCAL” service at Kaneohe Bay Dr, right Aumoku St, continue onto Koa Kahiko St, left Mealele St, right Namoku St, left Mikihilina St, right Mokulele Dr, right Kaneohe Bay Dr, continue onto Mokapu Saddle Rd, continue onto Mokapu Blvd, left Kaneohe Bay Dr, right Ilihau St, right Aikahi Lp, right Mokapu Rd to Kaneohe Bay Dr.

Directions from: Pali Hwy/Beretania St to Mokapu Rd/Kaneohe Bay Dr via Likelike-Kaneohe

Begin regular “LOCAL” service at Pali Hwy, continue onto Bishop St, left Queen St, left Alakea St, after passing Hotel St, begin “EXPRESS” service onto Queen Emma St, left Vineyard Blvd, take the on-ramp onto H-1 WEST, right EXIT 20A "LIKELIKE HIGHWAY", onto Likelike Hwy (service the stop at Likelike Hwy/School St), begin regular “LOCAL” service at Kaneohe Bay Dr, right Aumoku St, continue onto Koa Kahiko St, left Mealele St, right Namoku St, left Mikihilina St, right Mokulele Dr, right Kaneohe Bay Dr, continue onto Mokapu Saddle Rd, continue onto Mokapu Blvd, left onto Kaneohe Bay Dr, right Ilihau St, right Aikahi Lp, right Mokapu Rd to Kaneohe Bay Drive.

Westbound

Directions from: Kaneohe Bay Dr/Mokapu Rd to Saint Louis Dr/Waialae Ave (UH) via Kaneohe-Likelike

Begin regular “LOCAL” service on Kaneohe Bay Dr, right Ilihau St, right Aikahi Lp, right Mokapu Rd, continue onto Mokapu Blvd, continue onto Mokapu Saddle Rd, continue onto Kaneohe Bay Dr, left Mokulele Dr, left Mikihilina St, right Namoku St, left Mealele St, right Koa Kahiko St, continue left onto Koa Kahiko St, right Kamehameha Hwy, left Likelike Hwy. Begin “EXPRESS” service at Likelike Hwy, take the on-ramp onto H-1 EAST, continue on H-1 EAST, take EXIT 22 "KINAU STREET", onto Kinau St, left Keeaumoku St, right Wilder Ave, left Metcalf St, right University Ave, left Dole St, right St. Louis Dr to Waialae Ave.

Directions from: Kaneohe Bay Dr/Mokapu Rd to Saint Louis Dr/Waialae Ave (UH) via Kaneohe-Likelike-Downtown

Begin regular “LOCAL” service on Kaneohe Bay Dr, right Ilihau St, right Aikahi Lp, right Mokapu Rd, continue onto Mokapu Rd, continue onto Mokapu Saddle Rd, continue onto Kaneohe Bay Dr, left Mokulele Dr, left Mikihilina St, right Namoku St, left Mealele St, right Koa Kahiko St, continue left onto Koa Kahiko St, right Kamehameha Hwy, left onto Likelike Hwy. Begin “EXPRESS” service at Likelike Hwy, take the on-ramp onto H-1 EAST, continue on H-1 EAST, take EXIT 21A "PALI HIGHWAY", right Pali Hwy, begin regular “LOCAL” service at Pali Hwy/Vineyard Blvd on Pali Hwy, continue onto Bishop St, left Queen St, left South St, right King St, at King St/Cooke St begin EXPRESS service on King St, left Keeaumoku St, right Wilder Ave, left Metcalf St, right University Ave, left Dole St, right St. Louis Dr to Waialae Ave.