Car hire in Honolulu – Hawaii
On this page you’ll get tips and advice on car hire in Honolulu, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in the U.S., please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.
Car hire at Honolulu Airport
Honolulu International Airport (airport code: HNL) is one of busiest airports in the U.S., with the number of passengers increasing every year. The airport is located about three miles from central Honolulu in Hawaii. Getting from the airport to the different parts of Oahu island by car is smooth and easy.
There are six large and well-known car rental firms represented at Honolulu airport: Advantage, Avid, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National. You can find their offices on the ground floor, across from the baggage reclaim area which is called G. There are also a few other firms that rent out cars at the airport, but that don’t have manned offices. Their check-in places are also in the baggage reclaim area.
Car hire is also possible in central Honolulu and in other places on Oahu, if this suits you better.
Where to go around Honolulu
There is loads to see and experience in the area around Honolulu. Getting a rental car is the perfect way of getting around the island as it can sometimes be hard to get to smaller places with public transport. The road network in Hawaii is also very good and the roads are in excellent condition, so just enjoy the drive!
Makaha Beach Park
The amazing Makaha Beach Park is just over an hour’s drive from Honolulu. The beach is relatively quiet compared to the other beaches on the island, and it is popular for both snorkelling and surfing. The beach is close to Waikiki, which is one of the most popular beaches on Oahu, also worth a visit. The area around Makaha Beach Park is full of stunning scenery, and there is much to see when driving past.
The beautiful town of Kahuku is a little more than an hour’s drive north of Honolulu. The city is located on the northern tip of Oahu, and the scenery here is magical. For one, Kahuku has a very nice sandy beach. Other than this, the famous nature reserve James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge is nearby. The nature reserve has stunning scenery and many interesting species. However, it is not open to the individual public, you must instead join one of the many guided tours that are held very often to get in.
Ahupua’a O Kahana
Ahupua’a O Kahana is a state park with many exciting things and places. The Park is just a 45 minute drive north of Honolulu. Here you can go hiking, and there are also excellent camping places. The Park has a tropical climate and has both beautiful beaches and mountains.