Honolulu car hire information
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When to book a hire car in Honolulu
Top tips for renting a car in Honolulu
- Ready to rent a car on your vacation to Honolulu? If you are traveling to Honolulu International Airport, you will find a wide range of car hire options, both on and off-site. If you want to rent a car directly from the airport, head to the hire offices, which are conveniently located next to the baggage claim at Terminal 1. Alternatively, there are booking desks on the ground level of the Terminal 2 in the Parking Garage. On the ground level of the airport, there is also a car hire shuttle stop in designated areas along the center median, outside of baggage claim areas.
- If you want the independence that comes with having your own set of wheels, avoid the slower public transport and less safe mopeds and rent a car in Honolulu. Park up on the coast and witness the natural beauty of Waikiki Beach, or take a road trip out to heights of the Diamond Head volcanic crater for a unique view of Honolulu.
- As a visitor of Honolulu, it’s best to steer clear of driving in the Waikiki Beach area, as this is the main tourist hotspot and is naturally very busy. Driving around the town is a lot like navigating through a city so you can expect a slow traffic and lots of pedestrians. You must also embrace the “spirit of Aloha,” as locals are very relaxed when it comes to driving on any Hawaiian roads. Drivers should remember to be polite and make space for merging cars, thanking other road users. Also, unless there’s an emergency, lay off the use of your horn.
- Rush hour in Honolulu starts early, as the busy weekday traffic hits from 5 am to 8 am. By the afternoon, rush hour goes from 3 pm to 6:30 pm ,when drivers are outbound. Try to avoid taking your car on the surface streets of downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, as these tend to be busy. You should also steer clear of the H-1 and H-2 Interstates, as well as Nimitz Highway/Ala Moana Boulevard, as traffic is heavy on these routes.
- 25% of our users found rental cars in Honolulu for $54 or less
- Book your rental car in Honolulu at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
FAQs about hiring a car in Honolulu
How much does it cost to hire a car in Honolulu?
On average a hire car in Honolulu costs $65 per day.
What is the most popular rental car in Honolulu?
Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Honolulu.
What is the cheapest car rental company in Honolulu?
What is the best rental car company in Honolulu?
Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Honolulu Airport (HNL)?
Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Honolulu Airport (HNL)?
What is the cheapest car hire location in Honolulu?
In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Alamo 3055 N Nimitz Hwy 96819 (6 kilometres from the city centre).
How can I find car rentals near me in Honolulu?
Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.
How much does a Economy car rental cost in Honolulu?
A Economy car rental in Honolulu costs $60 per day, on average.
What is the most popular rental car location in Honolulu?
In Honolulu, cars are most frequently hired at Advance Car And Truck Rental 300 Rodgers Blvd (6.82 km from city centre ).
How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Honolulu?
On average a rental car in Honolulu costs $457 per week ($65 per day).
How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Honolulu?
On average a rental car in Honolulu costs $1,960 per month ($65 per day).
What type of car is recommended for driving in Honolulu?
If you’re looking to enjoy all the outdoor sights that Honolulu offers, then you must investigate renting either a midsize car or an SUV that can handle the winding coastal roads. You want to rent something that you feel completely comfortable in, as you may end up taking a tour of the whole of Oahu island. A midsize car with good trunk space is ideal. But, if you prefer to soak up the sun, then a convertible would be perfect.
What's the speed limit in Honolulu?
Across the islands of Hawaii, the speed limits are notoriously low. The limits on the freeways are usually 55 to 60 mph. Thanks to Honolulu’s often narrow and winding highways, high-speed driving is not advised. On some roads even 30 mph is seen as too fast. Watch out for the 35-mph S-curve on the H-1 Interstate heading eastbound, between the 18 and 19 exits, as well as speed enforcement who often patrol in unmarked police cars.
How are gas prices in Honolulu?
Compared to mainland U.S., Honolulu has relatively high petrol prices. The average price of a gallon of petrol is $3.76. When you rent a car from Honolulu International Airport, it’s best to fill up at a local petrol station, away from the inflated prices of the airport pumps.
Where are the best places to park in Honolulu?
Honolulu is known to have some of the most expensive parking rates in the country. As expected, parking can be challenging in the tourist areas of Waikiki Beach; however, if you’re a savvy driver, then there are a few free parking areas to take advantage of. You can leave your car all day in Ala Moana as well as in the Waikiki Shell and Ala Wai Canal area, because of their free unlimited streetside parking. Elsewhere, there are 50 parking lots and garages in Honolulu, which can charge as little as $8 per day.