Car Rental at Honolulu Airport

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

Honolulu Airport
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$90.12 / per day
Honolulu Airport
Intermediate
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$93.75 / per day
Honolulu Airport
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$93.91 / per day
Honolulu Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$107.50 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Honolulu Airport
Luxury
Audi A4 or similar
Audi A4
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$112.94 / per day
Honolulu Airport
Full-size
Full-size (Toyota Camry) or similar
Full-size (Toyota Camry)
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$116.38 / per day
Honolulu Airport
Premium Convertible
Ford Mustang or similar
Ford Mustang
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$141.75 / per day
Honolulu Airport
Mini Van
Dodge Caravan or similar
Dodge Caravan
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Economy rent a car
$304.05 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:14 on 2024-06-19. 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
$133 per day
Average car rental length
6 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%
Rating
9.5 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.29 per liter or $4.88 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.22 per liter or $4.62 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.45 per liter or $5.49 / 1 gallon
Honolulu Airport

Airport Car Rental

The capital of Hawaii, Honolulu is a truly unique city – and not just because it is more than 2,000 miles (3,200 km) from the American mainland. The access that the city provides to the scenic Oahu beaches is well known and celebrated, but Honolulu is also a great place to visit in its own right, with lots going on culturally and in terms of entertainment. These are three of the best places to visit in and around it:

  • Beaches. The main reason why most people visit Hawaii is the beaches of the Southern Pacific, and if you're one of them, you’re not going to be disappointed. Located on the southwestern coast of Oahu, Honolulu provides access to plenty of stunning coastline. The Waikiki Beach, immediately to the south of the city, is the nearest and the most famous one, but other notable spots include Hanauma Bay (at the far south of the island, 20 minutes away), and Lanikai Beach (on the southeastern coast, and can be reached in 40 minutes).
  • Honolulu Museum of Art. Honolulu is not just the home of surfing and beach leisure, it also boasts some impressive cultural institutions. A case in point is the city’s main art museum which celebrated its 100th birthday in 1922 and boasts masterpieces of Modigliani, Cezanne, de Chirico, Degas, and many other famous artists, not to mention a collection of Polynesian art. Visit the museum’s official website to learn more. 
  • ʻIolani Palace. A curious case of architectural syncretism, this palace was built when Hawaii was still under the rule of the indigenous Kalākaua Dynasty, but was projected by American architects and borrows heavily from both local and Renaissance styles. The result is one of the most interesting buildings which remains a famous tourist attraction to this day.

Top international routes

  • Tokyo-Narita, Japan
  • Tokyo-Haneda
  • Seoul- Incheon
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Shanghai-Pudong, China
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Tahiti, French Polynesia

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 Mokulele 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 $121 per day
  • Large cars - from $93 per day
  • Medium cars - from $93 per day
  • Vans - from $264 per day
  • Premium cars - from $108 per day
  • Small cars - from $90 per day
  • SUVs - from $96 per day

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, four 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 Koapaka 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.
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Airport info

Rating
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 8.0
  • Check-in and departures 7.8
  • Terminal facilities 7.2
  • Wi-Fi 6.6
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.9
  • Lounge 6.9

Honolulu Airport (HNL)

  • IATA: HNL
  • ICAO: PHNL
  • Name: Honolulu Airport (HNL)
  • Distance from city: 3 miles / 4.8 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Honolulu Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Honolulu 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 Honolulu Airport
$44.59
January
$62.90
February
$57.46
March
$54.24
April
$47.85
May
$59.06
June
$63.50
July
$63.16
August
$51.43
September
$48.45
October
$45.93
November
$46.74
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Honolulu Airport is January — when rental costs average $44.59 per day. This is 17% cheaper than the yearly average and 30% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $63.50 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 Honolulu Airport?

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

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

Based on how many users search for a car in at Honolulu Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Honolulu Airport in August, while they are least likely to rent in in March.
Monthly searches at Honolulu Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
72%
January
83%
February
61%
March
74%
April
75%
May
72%
June
129%
July
163%
August
145%
September
139%
October
88%
November
99%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Dollar, Thrifty, yesaway, Economy rent a car, Enterprise
Popular car categories Large cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Small cars
Lowest price $90 per day
Cheapest supplier Thrifty

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
yesaway Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Dollar Honda Civic 4 2 Large cars
Economy rent a car Fiat 500 4 2 Small cars
yesaway Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
Thrifty Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Honda CR-V 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Chevrolet Spark 4 2 Small cars
Economy rent a car Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
Economy rent a car Nissan Versa 4 2 Medium cars

FAQ

Are there any toll roads on Oahu?
No, there are no toll roads on Oahu.
How can I get to other islands in Hawaii from Honolulu?
Your only real option is to fly between the islands. There are some ships, but they are few and far in between.
What is the best time of year to visit Hawaii?
Either March and April or September and October. The state sees lots of visitors in December and January, so it's better to go in the late spring or early fall (not there there are typical seasons there as its climate is tropical.
Will my American car insurance cover a rental car in Hawaii?
Your insurance policy should cover a rental car in Hawaii as it is part of the US. However, you should double-check in advance to be sure.

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Italy
Volkswagen Jetta
April 24, 2024
Good car, fast return but endless line to check-in
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
February 17, 2024
Driving in Honolulu is extremely stressful and next time I'll probably just use Uber. But Thrifty was very efficient and helpful.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Edge
June 2, 2023
I was a returning resident
Australia
Ford Focus
April 28, 2023
Kids had fun
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
September 24, 2022
Hawaii is a very beautiful island. We went to different beaches and we enjoyed swimming very much.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
March 1, 2022
Vacation was spent mostly at Waikiki area and hotel. used the rental car to drive to different beaches and to the botanical gardens. driving along the coast of Oahu, Hawaii for sight seeing. Drive to good restaurants and poke food places outside Waikiki area.
Canada
Toyota Camry
November 22, 2021
Amazing experience! Very friendly and helpful staff. Great communication during airport pickup process. Fast pickup and drop off process. The car was given was what it was promised at the reservation time. Received follow up text from the agent 2 days prior to arrival. The whole experience was very pleasant and hassle free
Australia
Chevrolet Spark
November 11, 2019
Easy to drive around and a great place to visit with lots to do.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
8.7 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Economy rent a car
4.7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
11
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
$132.55
Lowest daily price
$90.12
Total cars available
429

Top 14 Suppliers at Honolulu Airport in 2024

Enterprise
Very good 8.7 / 12 reviews
+18088362213 / +18449130737
3255 Aolele St, Honolulu, HI 96819
$94 - $313
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
SIXT
Very good 8.5 / 9 reviews
+18887498227
300 Rodgers Blvd, 96819-1890, Honolulu
$116 - $293
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.9 / 3 reviews
+808449130736
300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96819
$90 - $295
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
National
Good 7.8 / 4 reviews
+18088346350 / +18449130738
300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96819
$95 - $299
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8
+18088377100
300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96819, United States
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:59
Tue:05:30-23:59
Wed:05:30-23:59
Thu:05:30-23:59
Fri:05:30-23:59
Sat:05:30-23:59
Sun:05:30-23:59
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7 / 1 review
+18088361700
300 Rodgers Boulevard
$99 - $167
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
Dollar
Good 7.6 / 42 reviews
8664342226
300 Rodgers Boulevard
$91 - $172
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:59
Tue:05:30-23:59
Wed:05:30-23:59
Thu:05:30-23:59
Fri:05:30-23:59
Sat:05:30-23:59
Sun:05:30-23:59
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Good 7.6 / 7 reviews
+18082925188
2295 N King St, Honolulu, HI 96819
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:10:00-18:00
Avis
Good 7.6 / 6 reviews
+18088345536
300 Rodgers Boulevard
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
Payless
Payless
Good 7.6 / 3 reviews
8082100060
300 Rogers Blvd
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
Advantage
Advantage
Good 7.5 / 1 review
8007775500
300 Rodgers Blvd.
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:30
Tue:06:00-23:30
Wed:06:00-23:30
Thu:06:00-23:30
Fri:06:00-23:30
Sat:06:00-23:30
Sun:06:00-23:30
Thrifty
Good 7.4 / 25 reviews
+18772830898
300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96819, United States
$90 - $173
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:59
Tue:05:30-23:59
Wed:05:30-23:59
Thu:05:30-23:59
Fri:05:30-23:59
Sat:05:30-23:59
Sun:05:30-23:59
yesaway
Good 7.1 / 65 reviews
+18084379924 / +18088921688 / +18007811023
3049 Ualena St, suite 301, Honolulu HI 96819
$142 - $324
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Poor 4.7 / 35 reviews
+18088337575 / +18773267368
4299 Lawehana Street, Honolulu
$133 - $304
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
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