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It's easy to get to Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea from the airport. The resort is about a 30-minute drive from Kahului Airport and is pretty much a straight shot on a highway road. You can rent a car or arrange for car service, catch a shuttle or take a taxi.
You can arrange for a private car or reserve a rental at one of the eight car companies located at the airport. The car rental counter is located on the walkway just past the end of the baggage claim area. Once you hop in your car, get onto Kahului Airport Road (Hawaii 380) and drive about six miles until you reach Mokulele Highway (State Highway 311). Continue on Mokulele Highway until it connects with Piilani Highway (State Highway 31), which will lead you directly into Wailea. Continue onto Wailea Ike Drive for about half a mile, then turn left onto Wailea Alanui Drive at The Shops at Wailea. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel will be on your right, just past Grand Wailea.
You can also catch an airport shuttle to the hotel. There are two shuttle operators at the airport —SpeediShuttle and Maui Executive Transportation Service.
Taxis are located in the area outside baggage claim. The meter fare from Kahului Airport to Wailea is $3 per mile, or about $57 one way. You can call Maui Airport Taxi to arrange transportation.
The county of Maui also operates a public transit system that provides limited service to and from the airport. The Maui Bus stops at marked locations fronting the terminal and routes are operated daily for $1 per ride. It's important to note, however, that luggage is limited to one medium-sized suitcase, duffle bag or carry-on bag per person. Check the county's website for routes and timetables.