Car Rental at Hilo Airport

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Hilo Airport, Hilo, USA - Hawaii
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$57.33 per day
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$65.15 per day
Intermediate
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$67.46 per day
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$71.37 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$74.67 / per day
Minivan
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$97.31 / per day
Premium
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$101.80 / per day
Luxury
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$110.41 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:02 on 2023-01-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Traffic direction
Right-hand side
Country code
1
Average car rental price
$80.69 / per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mph
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Hilo Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Hilo International Airport is one of the two airports on the island of Hawai’i (the Big Island). It is located on the Hilo coast on the eastern side of the island. The other airport, Kona International Airport is on the western side of the island. Though Hilo used to be the main gateway to the island, Kona Airport is now much larger and busier. Hilo is still a quaint airport that is a pleasure for those who do travel through it. Due to having much fewer passengers, airport security is much quicker making the process of dropping off a rental car through boarding your plane a breeze. 

Top international routes

  • Los Angeles

Main airlines

Hawaiian Airlines provides many daily connections to Honolulu on Oahu and daily connections to Kahului on Maui. The only route leaving the state is that serviced by United to and from Los Angeles. United Airlines Southwest Airlines will begin service to Honolulu in April of 2020. The airline plans to operate four flights daily.

Terminals

The airport is a small island airport and therefore only has one terminal. That terminal has 7 gates (numbered 3 to 9) which are split into three sections. Hawaiian Airlines uses gates 5,6 and 7, while United uses gates 3 and 4.

Location

Hilo Airport is located on the Hilo Coast on the eastern side of the island. The rest of the eastern part of the island is within easy reach of the airport.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $77 per day
  • Medium cars - from $70 per day
  • Vans - from $103 per day
  • Premium cars - from $109 per day
  • Small cars - from $75 per day
  • SUVs - from $162 per day

Car rental desks

The rental desks are located across the street from the arrivals area of the terminal. The cars in the parking garage next to the desks so. Everything is within a short walk and no shuttle is needed at any point.

Services and facilities

Though the unimaginative pun for it may have long ago lost its humor, lei greeting is still a popular, culturally relevant tradition in Hawaii. Visitors can organize, or someone can organize for them, a lei greeting service to welcome them to the islands. Alternatively, there are two flower stands.

While there is no airport at the airport, there are many located a short drive away from it. Many of them don’t provide an airport shuttle, but a taxi ride should not be expensive if you want to drop your rental car off a day earlier.

Being a smaller airport, there is not as large of a selection of dining and shopping as there would be in larger airports. There is a newsstand, a gift shop, and two restaurants.

There is one ATM but there is no currency exchange available at the airport. Currency can be exchanged if transiting through the Honolulu Airport, but using an ATM or paying with your card most often provide better rates.

Visitor Information desks are located in the arrivals and departures areas and provide visitors with all of the information they need regarding travel and accommodation.

Nearest gas station

There are multiple gas stations along the main roads to the airport when approaching along all the main roads. The nearest is an Aloha Island Mart located at the intersection with Highway 11 and Airport Road. The cheapest fuel you are likely to find is at the Safeway on Makaala Street and about three miles south of the airport.
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Airport info

Rating
7.3
  • Getting to the airport 5.4
  • Check-in and departures 7.4
  • Terminal facilities 5.0
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 1.5
  • Restaurants and car rental services 3.0
  • Lounge 3.3

Hilo Airport (ITO)

  • IATA: ITO
  • ICAO: PHTO
  • Name: Hilo Airport (ITO)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 1,279,342
  • Distance from city: 2 miles / 3.2 km E of town
  • Working hours:

Top 7 Locations near Hilo Airport

  1. 104.4 km / 64.9 miles away
  2. 194.8 km / 121.0 miles away
  3. 218.6 km / 135.8 miles away
  4. 266.3 km / 165.5 miles away
  5. 337.5 km / 209.7 miles away
  6. 348.1 km / 216.3 miles away
  7. Car Rental at Lihue Airport from $51.96 per day
    511.5 km / 317.8 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Hilo Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Hilo Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Hilo Airport
$147.04
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
$89.52
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Hilo Airport is December when prices for an Economy class start from $89.52. You can see that this is 24% cheaper than the yearly average and 39% cheaper than renting a car in January (when rental prices start at $147.04 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are just average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most frequent rental length at Hilo Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in October the average rental period is 7 days, while in December, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average Rental Length
5
January
4
February
March
5
April
6
May
5
June
5
July
5
August
6
September
7
October
4
November
3
December

Which is the busiest month for car rental at Hilo Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Hilo Airport in December, while they are least likely to to rent in in September.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
155%
January
109%
February
March
78%
April
92%
May
79%
June
90%
July
72%
August
53%
September
92%
October
108%
November
174%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Thrifty Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Chevrolet Spark 2 1 Small cars
Thrifty Jeep Wrangler 2 2 Large cars
Thrifty Chevrolet Equinox 4 3 SUVs
Dollar Jeep Wrangler 2 2 Large cars
Dollar Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars
Dollar Volkswagen Jetta 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Chevrolet Spark 4 2 Small cars

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.69 / 10
Lowest rated company
Dollar
8.34 / 10
Total rental companies
8
Average daily price
$80.69
Lowest daily price
$57.33
Total cars available
83

Top 8 Suppliers at Hilo Airport in 2023

Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 2 reviews
+808449130734
2350 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo
$65 - $122
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
+18089339683 / +18449130733
1363 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720
$67 - $124
National
National
Excellent 8.6
+18449130732
36 Airport Rd Hilo, HI 96720
$69 - $126
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+18089356878
1 General Lyman Field
$82 - $158
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Payless
Payless
Excellent 8.3
8089610661
1 General Lyman Field
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3
+18089351298
1 General Lyman Field
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.3 / 3 reviews
+18664342227
1 General Lyman Field
$65 - $331
Working hours
Mon:06:30-21:30
Tue:06:30-21:30
Wed:06:30-21:30
Thu:06:30-21:30
Fri:06:30-21:30
Sat:06:30-21:30
Sun:06:30-21:30
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.3 / 2 reviews
8664342226
1 General Lyman Field
$57 - $62
Working hours
Mon:06:30-21:30
Tue:06:30-21:30
Wed:06:30-21:30
Thu:06:30-21:30
Fri:06:30-21:30
Sat:06:30-21:30
Sun:06:30-21:30
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