Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is located on Hawaii Island, the Big Island, 30 miles and about 45 minutes from Hilo on the east coast on Highway 11 and 96 miles or 2 to 2 1/2 hours from Kailua-Kona on the west coast on Highway 11.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is open 24 hours a day year-round. The entrance fee to the park (a seven-day permit) is $10.00 per vehicle, $5.00 for pedestrians or bicyclists.
An annual tri-park pass may be purchased for $25.00 which allows access for 1 full year from date of first use at three Hawaii parks - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Haleakala National Park, and Puʻuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.
Applicable US National Parks Passes are available at the park entrance and a number of which are also available online.
Persons holding a valid Interagency Senior Pass (available to U.S. citizens or residents 62 years of age or older for a one-time fee of $10.00) or Interagency Annual Pass ($80.00 lifetime pass which allows entrance to any national park that charges an entrance fee) are admitted free of charge.