Car Rental at Hilo Airport

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

Hilo Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$45.56 / per day
Hilo Airport
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$46.15 / per day
Hilo Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$57.84 / per day
Hilo Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$60.70 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Hilo Airport
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$62.95 / per day
Hilo Airport
Mini Van
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$129.23 / per day
Hilo Airport
Premium
Chevrolet Impala or similar
Chevrolet Impala
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$59.62 / per day
Hilo Airport
Luxury
Lincoln Continental or similar
Lincoln Continental
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$69.21 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 18:45 on 2024-05-19. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Filipino, Japanese
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$66 per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
40 km/h or 25 mph
Speed limit out of town
72 - 96 km/h or 45 - 60 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Average gasoline price
$1.28 per liter or $4.85 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.22 per liter or $4.62 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.34 per liter or $5.07 / 1 gallon
Hilo Airport

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. 

For more about what to do and tips, check out this Hilo guide.

Main airlines

Hawaiian Airlines provides many daily connections to Honolulu on Oahu and daily connections to Kahului on Maui.

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

  • Convertibles - from $73 per day
  • Large cars - from $46 per day
  • Medium cars - from $46 per day
  • Vans - from $125 per day
  • Premium cars - from $60 per day
  • Small cars - from $46 per day
  • SUVs - from $56 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 hotel 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
5.8
  • Getting to the airport 7.7
  • Check-in and departures 8.5
  • Terminal facilities 6.0
  • Wi-Fi 4.5
  • Restaurants and car rental services 4.2
  • Lounge 4.2

Hilo Airport (ITO)

  • IATA: ITO
  • ICAO: PHTO
  • Name: Hilo Airport (ITO)
  • Distance from city: 2 miles / 3.2 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Hilo Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Hilo Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Hilo Airport
$48.45
January
$59.46
February
$64.46
March
$68.38
April
$80.59
May
$76.40
June
$81.28
July
$63.83
August
$58.59
September
$65.47
October
$41.70
November
$68.40
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Hilo Airport is November — when rental costs average $41.70 per day. This is 36% cheaper than the yearly average and 49% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $81.28 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Hilo Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in November the average rental period is 15 days, while in May, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average number of rental days at Hilo Airport
6
January
5
February
7
March
8
April
3
May
5
June
5
July
4
August
4
September
4
October
15
November
12
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Hilo Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Hilo Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Hilo Airport in July, while they are least likely to rent in in November.
Monthly searches at Hilo Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
109%
January
109%
February
68%
March
27%
April
95%
May
136%
June
164%
July
123%
August
95%
September
123%
October
14%
November
136%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Dollar, Thrifty, Enterprise, Alamo, Payless
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Small cars, Convertibles
Lowest price $46 per day
Cheapest supplier Thrifty

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Honda Civic 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Honda CR-V 5 3 SUVs
Thrifty Chevrolet Spark 2 1 Small cars
Alamo Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Enterprise Ford Edge 5 3 SUVs
Thrifty Chevrolet Equinox 4 3 SUVs
Dollar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Enterprise Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Thrifty Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Dollar
8.1 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Thrifty
7.3 / 10
Total rental companies
9
Average daily price
$66.41
Lowest daily price
$45.56
Total cars available
478

Top 9 Suppliers at Hilo Airport in 2024

Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.1 / 5 reviews
8664342226
1 General Lyman Field
$46 - $176
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
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8 / 4 reviews
+808449130734
2350 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo
$59 - $181
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.9 / 1 review
+18089339683 / +18449130733
1363 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720
$62 - $219
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8
+18089356878
1 General Lyman Field
$57 - $131
Working hours
Mon:06:00-21:00
Tue:06:00-21:00
Wed:06:00-21:00
Thu:06:00-21:00
Fri:06:00-21:00
Sat:06:00-21:00
Sun:06:00-21:00
National
National
Good 7.8
+18449130732
36 Airport Rd Hilo, HI 96720
$63 - $221
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
+18089352898
2355 Kekuanaoa St SUITE 15, Hilo, HI 96720, United States
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
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6
+18089351298
1 General Lyman Field
Working hours
Mon:06:00-21:00
Tue:06:00-21:00
Wed:06:00-21:00
Thu:06:00-21:00
Fri:06:00-21:00
Sat:06:00-21:00
Sun:06:00-21:00
Payless
Payless
Good 7.6
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.3 / 6 reviews
+18772830898
1 General Lyman Field, Hilo, HI 96720, United States
$46 - $176
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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