A considerable number of important steamship lines call here.
The foreign steamship companies making it a regular port of call are the Pacific Steam Navigation Co.
Honolulu is served by the Oahu railway, by electric lines to the principal suburbs, and by steamship lines to San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Manila, Salina Cruz (Mexico), Victoria, Sydney, and Chinese and Japanese ports.
Of the city of Rio de Janeiro, with which it is connected by a combined railway and steamship line, and also by a longer railway line.
Direct steamship communication with Europe is maintained by German and British lines.