Book Budget hire cars in Kailua-Kona

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Budget car hire prices in Kailua-Kona

People mover
Passenger van
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Reviews for Budget in Kailua-Kona


" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
"Great price, very ."(in 3750 reviews)
" and fast."(in 1394 reviews)


"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Will Budget again."(in 252 reviews)
Overall rating7.5 GoodBased on 84 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Great experience!!Reviewed 29 May 2024
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Great experience. Staff friendly and easy pickup and drop offReviewed 12 May 2024
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Simple. Helpful. Great vehicle. Well done.Reviewed 17 Apr 2024
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My wife had 2 tires going flat. She took the car in to switch the car and was told budget didn’t have the same car and up graded her with $10 extra a day. We were renting for 60 days. Not impressedReviewed 11 Mar 2024
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pickup overall was pretty bad. very long lines with very slow checkout process. stood in line for a good hour before being helped. then because of a short staff, the person helping me had to leave to help other people who were dropping off cars or had other issues after checking out. staff was super friendly just stretched really thin and process to check out (even though I completed all information ahead of time by scanning QR code on bus) was really slowReviewed 4 Mar 2024
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Only problem was that the pick up process was between 90 and 120 minutes. The wait line was about 30 minutes. The person behind the counter was stressed out (new employee) and it took about 90 minutes to get my vehicle. Drop off was easy (5 minutes). And they billed me exactly what they quoted me.Reviewed 3 Mar 2024
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Hello, It's weird service. Budget did not give any document for the final price. Just said they will send an email but no message until returning the car. Could you check and give me a feedback what's the final price including the insurance?Reviewed 9 Dec 2023
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At first it seemed it was going to be a long wait at counter , but KOA Budget was well staffed with experienced employees; which moved the line. We received our Jeep and headed out. Shortly after leaving we noticed the AC not working as it should and returned the vehicle. Again service was quick and easy to change vehicles. Thank youReviewed 14 Mar 2023
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Pick up/drop off was very simple. The shuttle at pick up and drop off came quickly and the drivers were great. All staff we encountered were great. Price was good but I had to shop around a lot to find a dealReviewed 23 Aug 2022
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Pros:The pick up staff was okay but was not showing warm-welcoming; the drop off was great.Cons:Better hospitality at the pick-up counter.Reviewed 13 May 2021
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Cons:The quality of vehicle did not match the price. The keep was beat up and had no modern features. The soft top was not secure and did not operate properly.Reviewed 5 May 2021
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Cons:Rental car prices in Hawaii are outrageous right now.Reviewed 26 Apr 2021
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Kailua-Kona?


73-361 Kupipi Street


Monday05:00 - 22:30
Tuesday05:00 - 22:30
Wednesday05:00 - 22:30
Thursday05:00 - 22:30
Friday05:00 - 22:30
Saturday05:00 - 22:30
Sunday05:00 - 22:30


+1 808 329 8511

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Most popular location

73-361 Kupipi Street

Most popular car type


Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Kailua-Kona

  • Travellers who book Budget car hire in Kailua-Kona are able to enjoy their stay on the island as they can easily access most of the sites in Kailua-Kona. Budget car hire in Kailua-Kona are also more reliable in comparison to taxis and public buses as you do not have to wait long hours or rely on taxis that sometimes fail to arrive. Consider visiting Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Kanaloa Octopus Farm and Mauna Kea Summit when touring Kailua-Kona.
  • You must be at least 25 years old to book Budget car hire in Kailua-Kona. Those between 18 to 24 years can also hire selected Budget car types at a surcharge. However, any additional driver must be 25 years and above with a maximum allowance of two additional drivers.  If you choose the fuel service option at the start of your hire, you will be charged as indicated on the Rental Agreement for that purchase and you will not be required to pay a fuel service fee at the Budget counter. Consequently, you won't get credit for any fuel that will be in the tank when you return the vehicle.
  • Give yourself an extra hour when returning Budget car hire in Kailua-Kona in preparation for any delays you might experience and enough time for a thorough inspection. You can check the rental agreement to ascertain the Budget return location that was indicated as booked Budget car hire in Kailua-Kona. When returning a Budget car hire at Kona Airport, the car park is located on the right and can easily be identified by signage that reads "Car Rental Return. The Budget shuttle is also available outside the return centre to take you back to the terminal.
  • The most difficult time to book Budget car hire in Kailua-Kona is on the weekends because most tourists often arrive in Kailua-Kona during this time. The queues at the Budget hire facilities are consequently longer as many travellers are also looking to book Budget car hire for their stay. Holidays like New Year’s and Thanksgiving are also high-traffic periods.
  • Full-size car hire from Budget in Kailua-Kona are around -112% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Kailua-Kona

  • What are the best pick-up locations for Budget car hire in Kailua-Kona?

    Those who are at Kona Airport can book Budget car hire in Kailua-Kona at 73-361 Kupipi Street. You can simply follow the signs to the Budget Car Hire Pick-up location after leaving the Baggage Claim area and crossing the street to the central island. Once you get to the Budget Hire Centre, you can board the free Budget shuttle that will bring you to the Budget hire counter at the base yard located above the airport.

  • What are the different car hire benefits offered by Budget car hire in Kailua-Kona?

    Budget rental cars in Kailua-Kona are normally parked in covered hire car lots, shielding them from the sweltering sun, wet days, and other adverse weather that could harm the cars. For individuals with limited mobility who book Budget car hire in Kailua-Kona, Budget also provides vehicles with hand controls. Additionally, all Budget car hire locations in Kailua-Kona have knowledgeable staff on hand to support you with any problems you might have.

  • What type of documentation is required to book Budget car hire in Kailua-Kona?

    If you book Budget car hire in Kailua-Kona, you are required to have a credit card and a valid US or Canadian driving license that is in the main driver's name during pick-up. Foreigners can present a local driving license in addition to an active ID card and passport for identification. You must also present a major credit card that is in your name and has enough credit to complete the deposit and hire payment.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Budget in Kailua-Kona?

    Full-size (Ford Mustang Convertible or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Kailua-Kona.

  • How many car hire locations does Budget have in Kailua-Kona?

    Budget has 1 hire location in Kailua-Kona. Take a look at our Budget hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does Budget have a car hire location at the airport: Kona Intl airport (KOA)?


  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Kona Intl airport (KOA)?