Ground transportation on Kauai includes rental cars, hotel shuttles, taxi service, moped and bicycle rentals. Several companies provide guided tours aboard motor-coaches, mini-buses, vans, four-wheel drive vehicles, and limousines. The major rental car companies are represented on Kauai, keeping prices competitive.
Kauai also has public transportation via the Kauai Bus. Kauai is a circular island and one major highway nearly circles it, beginning in Lihue and going north, Kuhio Highway (Hwy. 56) goes to Kee Beach past Hanalei. Going west, Kaumualii Highway (Hwy. 50) travels past Kekaha nearly to Polihale State Park.
All passengers in a vehicle must wear a seat-belt and all infants must be strapped into car-seats. Pedestrians always have the right of way, even if they’re not in the crosswalk. Make the most of your time on the island by immersing in the local style of driving when on one-lane bridges. Yield to on-coming traffic when you arrive at a one-lane bridge. If you are the on-coming traffic and there is a line waiting on the other side, stop and let your neighbors cross. It’s much more laid-back than driving on the mainland, so enjoy the scenery and drive safely.
Here are some helpful Kauai Transporation links:
Coconut Coasters (bicycle rentals)