One of the first steps in getting to Pearl Harbor is finding the directions to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. That is relatively easy as all you need to do is look up a map online. The more challenging part is the actual trip. There are questions such as how will you get there? What time should you leave? Is there parking? By far, the easiest way to go to Pearl Harbor is to book a tour. You don’t need to worry about a thing. Even the Arizona Memorial ticket is included. In that case, all of those questions are answered. The driver knows the best way to get there. The tour departure times are set to match the USS Arizona Memorial tickets. There is no need to mess with traffic, and the driver can park in the commercial area. From there, it is just a short distance to Pearl Harbor. Now, if you want to drive yourself to Pearl Harbor, then you will first need to get a rental car if you don’t already have one. Then you drive to Pearl Harbor. The average drive time from Waikiki is about 30 minutes. However, traffic can delay things. Depending on when you depart Waikiki, traffic can be very heavy, meaning that it could take more than double the drive time to Pearl Harbor, meaning you could spend up to an hour or more stuck in traffic. That is not the best way to start your day at Pearl Harbor. Public transportation can take even longer traveling on surface roads, dealing with traffic, and also frequently stopping for passengers to board. The city bus can also be very crowded, sometimes standing room only, and you are traveling according to their schedule. Ride-sharing and taxis can also have the same problems and could end up more expensive if traffic is bad or you call for a ride at the wrong time. That is why by far, Pearl Harbor tours are the best, most hassle-free way to take in the Pearl Harbor experience.