Tap your HOLO card on TheBus to pay for your transit ride anywhere on the island of Oahu.
How It Works
Load money onto your HOLO card online, using your phone, and at local retailers. No need to hassle with cash.
All you have to do is ride. Every time you pay for your fare, your money goes toward a pass. Once you spend the amount of a pass, you ride the rest of the day, month or year for free!
Frequently Asked Questions
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If you don’t have the money to purchase a pass up-front or don’t know how often you will ride, fare capping is the best option for you. Simply ride, and the money you spend on fare will go toward earning a day, month, or annual pass. Once you spend the amount needed to earn the pass, you'll get to ride for free for the rest of the day, month, or year.
With fare capping, you don't need to guess the amount of trips you'll make in a given period of time. This saves you money on passes you may not need while ensuring you always get a pass if you're riding frequently.
All you have to do is ride. Every time you pay for your fare, your money goes toward a pass.
You'll earn a day pass after paying for 2 bus rides in one day. The validity period for the day pass is from 3 AM on the first day until 2:59 AM on the second. For more information, view 2 Steps to Earn a Day Pass.
You can earn a month pass from the first to the end of the month. For example, if an adult rider uses $5.50 of fare on their HOLO Card each day, by the 13th day they will have spent $70 (the cost of an Adult monthly pass). Now they will ride for free for the rest of the month. For more information, view How to Earn a Month Pass.
You can earn an annual pass from January 1st to December 31st. For example, if a senior rider earns month passes ($6) from January through June, they will have spent $35 (the cost of a Senior annual pass). Now they get to ride for free until the end of the year. Next year, they can begin earning a new annual pass on January 1st.
Just tap your card next to the reader sign on the validator marked HOLO (not the screen) and go! Check out the video on the Help page to see how too.
Right now you can use the HOLO card on the bus, but we will be making it available to use on Handi-Van and on the rail in the future.
The HOLO card can hold a pass or stored value in a linked account. Stored Value is an electronic alternative to cash. It uses a "smart card" that contains a microprocessor computer chip that both stores electronic currency and processes financial transactions.
You can click below to see additional answers to frequent questions or you can call (808) 768-4656 and talk to a HOLO representative.