Passengers are tendered from the cruise ships to the shore of Easter Island, which is about 1.5 mi/2.5 km from the center of Hanga Roa. Taxis generally charge a flat rate to transport visitors into downtown. The small capital is easily explored by foot, hired taxi or bicycle.
Note: Be aware that an entry fee is charged for the National Park. It is usually included in shore excursions planned by the cruise company, but independent travelers will need to pay the fee upon arrival.