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Hawaii car rentals

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Cheap car hire in Hawaii

Full-size SUV$97/day
Premium SUV$174/day
Standard SUV$69/day
Compact SUV$77/day
Intermediate SUV$100/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Hawaii

  • Before you get on the road in Hawaii, you will need to make sure you have a valid driver's licence, written in English, in order to pick up your hire car. If your driver's licence is not in English, then you will need an International Driver's Permit. You will also need a valid credit card. The name on your licence, credit card and booking will need to match.
  • If you're going to be visiting different Hawaiian islands, bear in mind that there are no bridges or tunnels between them. There also aren't any car ferries available. You can use inter-island shipping services, but these take time and often aren't practical for visitors. For this reason, you may prefer to hire multiple cars if you are going to be spending time on different islands.
  • Petrol can be very expensive in Hawaii, so you will save money if you keep an eye out for cheaper prices and refill your tank before you have to. There is usually a Costco on the major islands, and this is often a good place to find cheaper prices. Filling up regularly will also help make sure you don't run out of petrol when you're heading to more remote areas.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Hawaii for $77 or less
  • Book your rental car in Hawaii at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Hawaii are around 14% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Hawaii are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Hawaii

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Hawaii?

    On average a car hire in Hawaii costs $84 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Hawaii?

    Intermediate (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hawaii.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Hawaii?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Thrifty ($63/day), Dollar ($69/day) and National ($76/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in Hawaii?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Hawaii are Alamo (9.2, 559 reviews), National (8.8, 150 reviews), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.6, 361 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Hawaii?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Hawaii?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Hawaii are Honolulu (74% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Hawaii), Kailua-Kona (9%) and Lihue (8%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Hawaii?

    On average a car hire in Hawaii costs $639 per week ($91 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Hawaii?

    On average a car hire in Hawaii costs $2,740 per month ($91 per day).

  • Should I hire a car in Hawaii?

    Hiring a car is strongly recommended for travellers visiting any of Hawaii's beautiful islands. Many of the islands' popular attractions are only accessible by car, and it is often much cheaper to use your own car hire than to travel by taxi. Plus, if you want to travel to Hawaii's more remote regions, you may find yourself out of service and unable to call for a taxi. Your own car also gives you complete flexibility over where you go and when. Driving in Hawaii is very easy, with well-signposted roads that can take you all over the islands.

  • What is driving like in Hawaii?

    Once you're on the road, remember that cars drive on the right-hand side and speed signs are in miles, not kilometres. Hawaii has lower speed limits than the mainland United States, so prepare to take it slow and enjoy the ride. You usually won't be travelling long distances, so taking a little longer to reach your destination won't have a big impact on your plans. You'll find the busier roads on the island of Oahu, particularly the Kamehameha Highway, which provides access to many of the island's favoured attractions. While most of the roads you drive on will be in good condition, you will need to keep an eye out for potholes. One crucial piece of road etiquette to remember is that in Hawaii, drivers very rarely use their horns, and doing so when it's not absolutely necessary will be considered very rude.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Hawaii?

    In Hawaii, the minimum age for car hire differs between companies. Most require you to be at least 21 years old, some require you to be at least 20 years old, and a few will let travellers as young as 18 hire a car. For travellers under 25, there is usually an extra surcharge. If a driver under 25 is only an additional driver, this charge may be waived. There are also often vehicle restrictions for travellers under 25; this may cover premium cars, minivans and SUVs.

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Hawaii

    43 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Hawaii

    27 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Hawaii

    18 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Hawaii

    15 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Hawaii

    12 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Hawaii

    11 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Hawaii

    10 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Hawaii

    10 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Hawaii

    9 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Hawaii

    8 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in Hawaii

    7 Locations

  • ace

    Ace car hire locations in Hawaii

    6 Locations

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