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Car Rental at Honolulu Airport

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

Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$30.68 / per day
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Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$41.25 / per day
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Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$61.50 / per day
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Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$85.65 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Ford Fusion or similar
Ford Fusion
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$95.14 / per day
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Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$112.48 / per day
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Minivan
Ford Transit or similar
Ford Transit
  • 15x
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$113.34 / per day
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Intermediate Elite
Jeep Wrangler *guaranteed model* or similar
Jeep Wrangler *guaranteed model*
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$39.68 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:05 on 2020-06-29. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$47.58 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.0
Honolulu Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), more commonly known as Honolulu International Airport, is the largest airport in Hawaii and the main gateway for travelers from both the mainland U.S. and abroad. 

The airport is unique in that its principal runway, called the Reef Runway, was constructed completely offshore. This makes for a gorgeous landing and takeoff experience. 

One of the most icon travel destinations for Americans, Hawaii is a group of islands located smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Long famous for its stunning beaches and perhaps the best surf in the world, the islands are also popular for their interior landscapes. The islands might be more well known as a romantic destination, but many families also enjoy vacations together on them. 

While Honolulu International is the main gateway, most of the other islands also have airports which are served by interisland flights as flying is by far the most common way to get between them. Even if a passenger’s intended destination is another island, she will almost certainly fly into Honolulu International and transfer to a smaller plane to reach it. 

If planning to stay on the island of O’ahu, rental cars are available in Honolulu both at the airport and in the downtown area in addition to some hotels. As car ferries do not exist in the archipelago, planes are necessary for transit between the islands. This means that you will have to book separate rental cars if planning to visit more than one island. 

Top international routes

  • Tokyo-Narita, Japan
  • Osaka-Kansai, Japan
  • Tokyo-Haneda
  • Seoul- Incheon
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Nagoya-Centrair, Japan
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Fukuoka, Japan
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Shanghai-Pudong, China

Main airlines

Honolulu is the base of Hawaiian Airlines with Terminal 1 dedicated to the airline. United Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines have flights to and from the airport to many large mainland cities, particularly on the West Coast. Finally, Alaska Airlines has flights to and from Anchorage and some West Coast cities.

Terminals

The airport has three terminals which are all connected by the Wiki Wiki Shuttle, a free shuttle bus. Terminal 1 and its 13 gates are dedicated to the flights of Hawaiian Airlines, both interisland and to the U.S mainland.

Terminal 2 is larger, with 29 gates spread across three concourses none of which are dedicated to a single airline. The flights of almost all other airlines depart from and arrive at Terminal 2.

Terminal 3 hosts the flights of Moukele Airlines which operates flights the other Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Molokai, O’ahu, and Lanai.

Location

Honolulu International is located just north of the city of Honolulu on the island of O’ahu. It takes less than fifteen minutes to drive from the airport to Downtown Honolulu and 20 minutes to Waikiki. O’ahu itself is northwest of most of the other Hawaiian Islands and southeast of Kaui, the northernmost island of the group.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $67 per day
  • Large cars - from $61 per day
  • Medium cars - from $66 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $80 per day
  • Small cars - from $46 per day
  • SUVs - from $74 per day

Top car rental companies

  • National (Tel: +18088346350 / +18449130738)
  • Alamo (Tel: +808449130736)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +18088362213 / +18449130737)
  • SIXT (Tel: +18086502007)
  • Europcar (Tel: +18088338361 / +18007775500)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +18772830898)
  • Advantage (Tel: +18007775500 / +18088338361)
  • Avis (Tel: +18088345536)
  • Budget (Tel: +18088361700)
  • Alamo (Tel: 8449130736)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: 8083472886 / )

Car rental desks

The largest rental companies have desks inside the airport. Hawaiian Van Rentals which provides service for Ace Rent A Car is located off airport and requires a shuttle to reach.

It should be noted that Europcar is served by Advantage’s rental desk. If you book a car with Europcar as the supplier, check in at the Advantage desk.

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. Local makers have sold their handmade flower necklaces at the airport for decades. These are available both in florist shops and carts in both of the terminals. br>
The airport has plenty of shopping and dining establishments, though those transiting through Terminal 1 will notice less of a selection. When it comes to food and drink, typical fast food chains and some bars are available. Unfortunately, you are unlikely to find Hawaiian food at the airport.

Wifi is supposedly available throughout the terminals, though many travelers report that only works in some parts of Terminal 2.

The Airport has lounges in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. In addition to the Hawaiian Airlines lounge, Terminal 1 also has a private lounge called the Plumeria Lounge. In Terminal 2, three airline lounges and one private lounge can be found.

A few hotels are located very close to the airport. All of them offer free shuttles. Pacific Marina Inn, Airport Honolulu and Best Western Plaza Hotels are the nearest. If a member of the military, there is a Navy Gateway Inn and Suites not far from the airport.

If arriving from outside the U.S., money exchange is available. Though, as usual, it is best to withdraw cash from an ATM or exchange money elsewhere due to the poor rates offered in airports.

Nearest gas station

The most convenient gas station when returning to the airport is a Shell station that is located at 3269 Koapak Street. It is just two blocks away from the rental drop off points. Be prepared to wait a little for a pump as others returning rental cars will also stop here.

If looking on Google Maps, you may spot a gas station off of Nimitz Road just north of the airport. This is actually a Navy Exchange station and is for members of the military only.

Airport info

Rating
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 6.4
  • Departure and check-in 6.8
  • Terminal facilities 6.1
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.0
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.5
  • Lounge 4.2

Honolulu Airport (HNL)

  • IATA: HNL
  • ICAO: PHNL
  • Name: Honolulu Airport (HNL)
  • Type: Public / Joint Civil / Military
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 4 m / 13 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
  • Passengers (per year): 19,869,707
  • Distance from City: 3 miles / 4.8 km NW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +1 808 836 6411
  • Email: airoahu@hawaii.gov

Top 9 Locations near Honolulu Airport

  1. 10.3 km / 6.4 miles away
  2. 10.5 km / 6.5 miles away
  3. 86.6 km / 53.8 miles away
  4. 134.7 km / 83.7 miles away
  5. 160.9 km / 100.0 miles away
  6. Car Rental at Lihue Airport from $62.98 per day
    164.1 km / 102.0 miles away
  7. 262.9 km / 163.4 miles away
  8. Car Rental at Hilo Airport from $67.17 per day
    347.8 km / 216.1 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Honolulu Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Honolulu 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 Honolulu Airport
$49.90
January
$82.79
February
$37.08
March
$65.18
April
$34.84
May
June
July
$61.05
August
$42.33
September
$53.72
October
$61.73
November
$174.50
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Honolulu Airport is May when prices for an Economy class start from $34.84. You can see that this is 47% cheaper than the yearly average and 80% cheaper than renting a car in December (when rental prices start at $174.50 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are 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 popular rental length at Honolulu Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in October the average rental period is 10 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average Rental Length
6
January
7
February
7
March
6
April
6
May
8
June
6
July
6
August
8
September
10
October
6
November
6
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Honolulu Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Honolulu Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
115%
January
89%
February
106%
March
101%
April
110%
May
113%
June
111%
July
98%
August
69%
September
88%
October
95%
November
103%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Advantage Toyota Yaris 3d 3 2 Small cars
yesaway Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
Europcar Toyota Rav4 5 2 SUVs
Dollar Mazda 3 2 2 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Sonata 4 2 Large cars
Thrifty Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars
Thrifty Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
yesaway Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
yesaway Toyota RAV4 4 3 SUVs
yesaway Toyota Sienna 4 2 People Carriers/Vans

Our Customers Reviews

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Chevrolet Spark
November 11, 2019
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Top 14 Suppliers at Honolulu Airport in 2020

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+18088346350 / +18449130738
300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96819
$86 - $132
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
+808449130736
3055 N NIMITZ HWY,
$84 - $129
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+18088362213 / +18449130737
3255 Aolele St, Honolulu, HI 96819
$85 - $131
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+18086502007
3149 N Nimitz Hwy
$31 - $56
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+18088338361 / +18007775500
300 Rodgers Blvd Honolulu, HI 96819
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:29
Tue:06:00-23:29
Wed:06:00-23:29
Thu:06:00-23:29
Fri:06:00-23:29
Sat:06:00-23:29
Sun:06:00-23:29
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
3179 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96819
$62 - $71
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
3179 N Nimitz Highway
Working hours
Mon:04:30-23:59
Tue:04:30-23:59
Wed:04:30-23:59
Thu:04:30-23:59
Fri:04:30-23:59
Sat:04:30-23:59
Sun:04:30-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
+18772830898
3147 N Nimitz Hwy
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Advantage
Advantage
Excellent 8.5
+18007775500 / +18088338361
300 Rodgers Blvd. Honolulu HI 96819
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+18088345536
300 Rodgers Boulevard Honolulu International Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+18088361700
300 Rodgers Boulevard Honolulu Intl Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 04:30-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
8449130736
3055 N Nimitz Hwy
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
8083472886 /
3060 Ualena St.
$64 - $167
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:08:00-16:30

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