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Lihue Airport is the main airport for the island of Kauai, which is the northernmost island of the state of Hawaii. The majority of its flights are to and from Honolulu, the capital of the state where most from the mainland and abroad arrive in the state.
The island of Kauai is the fourth-most visited island of Hawaii. It is known as the “Garden Island” as it is full of lush vegetation and tropical plants due to the large amount of rainfall the island receives. The island also has the longest sandy coastline of the islands. Much less crowded than some of the other islands, Kauai is certainly worth exploring and a with a rental car is by far the best way to do so.
Most travelers will transit through Honolulu to reach Kauai. Since there are no ferries from the island of Oahu, travelers must arrive by air and Lihue airport is where they are most likely to land. Rental cars are available at the airport and are all but completely necessary for travelers.
Though Hawaii’s main gateway from the mainland U.S. is Honolulu International, there are a number of direct flights from the mainland to Kauai’s Lihue Airport.
Lihue Airport is also the place where the famous doors off helicopter rides on Kauai depart from. There is also a helipad servicing the entire island at this airport.
Top international routes
- Vancouver (seasonal)
Most popular types of rental car
- Convertibles - from $65 per day
- Large cars - from $43 per day
- Medium cars - from $40 per day
- Vans - from $86 per day
- Premium cars - from $56 per day
- Small cars - from $40 per day
- SUVs - from $47 per day
Car rental desks
Europcar partners with Advantage to serve all of its U.S. rentals. Therefore, if renting a car with Europcar, you should proceed to 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. Visitors can organize, or someone can organize for them, a lei greeting service to welcome them to the islands. Alternatively, there is one flower shop in the airport building where travelers can purchase leis but it is located past security. Sometimes a cart sells them in the baggage claim area. There is only one lounge in the airport. It is a Hawaiian Airlines Premier Club and is located across from Gate 5.
The closest hotels to the airport are Motel Lani and Kauai Palms Hotel, both located about a mile south of it near Rice Stree. No shuttle is offered, though. More hotels are located south near the beach of Kalapaki.
As the airport is quite small, there is not an overly large selection when it comes to dining and shopping. In the area of the gates, there is only one food kiosk and no shops. In the area near the check-in desk (but past the security checkpoints) there are two bars serving food, a cafe, and a Starbucks.
Visitor Information centers are located in both baggage claim areas. Both provide information about the airport and the island and can assist you with any questions you may have.
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Lihue Airport (LIH)
- IATA: LIH
- ICAO: PHLI
- Name: Lihue Airport (LIH)
- Distance from city: 2 miles / 3.2 km
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Car Rental Information
|Popular suppliers||Dollar, Thrifty, Economy rent a car, Alamo, Payless|
|Popular car categories||Large cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Small cars|
|Lowest price||$40 per day|
Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|Dollar||Hyundai Accent||4||2||Medium cars|
|Thrifty||Ford Focus||3||2||Medium cars|
|Dollar||Chevrolet Spark||4||2||Small cars|
|Dollar||Honda Civic||4||2||Large cars|
|Thrifty||Mazda 3||5||3||Large cars|
|Thrifty||Chevrolet Spark||2||1||Small cars|
|Thrifty||Chevrolet Malibu||4||2||Large cars|
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