Car rental at the Hilo International Airport
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At the Hilo International Airport we recommend the following car rental offers

from 53 $ per day

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Chevrolet Spark
7 Days from 23.09 - 30.09.2024
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from 60 $ per day

Alone on the road or only with small luggage? Then this will be sufficient!

e.g. Chevrolet Spark
7 Days from 23.09 - 30.09.2024
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from 42 $ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

e.g. VW Jetta
7 Days from 23.09 - 30.09.2024
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Hilo Airport (ITO) is your gateway to the eastern side of Big Island. It's a small, welcoming airport that reflects the charm of the city of Hilo. From a lei greeting to warm alohas, your Hawaiian experience begins the moment you step off the plane.

Car Rental at Hilo Airport

Finding a suitable car for your Hawaiian journey is easy at Hilo International Airport. The car rental companies stationed at the airport include Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Dollar among others. Choose from various categories such as economy, compact, mid-size, SUVs, or luxury cars based on your preference and the size of your travel group.

Planning Your Big Island Adventure

With lush green rainforests, glorious waterfalls and beautiful panoramic views, Hilo offers you an enchanting Hawaiian experience. Must-visit places in Hilo include the Rainbow falls, Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, and Hilo Farmers Market.

Volcano National Park

No visit to the Big Island is complete without a drive down to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Located about 45 minutes from Hilo, it's home to the world's most active volcano - Kilauea.

Driving and Navigation

The Big Island is fairly easy to navigate with well-marked roads. Yet, it's wise to equip yourself with a GPS or a handy road map. Remember to keep to the right side of the road and observe all speed limits.

Gas Stations Near Hilo Airport

Finding a gas station wouldn't be a concern with several located close to the airport. For a quick fill-up after you pick up your car, you can head to Aloha Petroleum, Chevron, or Shell located a short drive from the airport.

Tips for the Travel

Hawaii's currency is the US dollar, and the local time zone is Hawaiian-Aleutian Standard Time, which is GMT-10 hours. If you're renting a car, remember that the legal age to rent a car is typically 20 or 21, depending on the car rental company.

Climate and Clothing

Big Island's climate can be a bit unpredictable. From sunny coasts to a cool Volcanoes National Park, it's best to dress in layers. Don't forget your swimwear for the glorious Hawaiian beaches and a sturdy pair of shoes for the volcanic hikes.

Adjacently Located Towns

While Hilo is a great base, Big Island is all about exploration! Towns like Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa, and Volcano are great pit stops during your island trip.

We hope you found this information useful. So buckle up, and let the Hawaiian magic unwind!

Frequently asked questions about car rental booking Hilo International Airport

How much does a rental car cost at Hilo Airport?

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Rental car for one day

A rental car is available at Hilo Airport from as little as 42 $ per day. If you only have a few days left in Hawaii, you can plan an exciting day trip with a rental car. 

Rental car for a week

You can book a rental car at Hilo Airport from as little as 290 $ per week. With a rental car during the entire time of your vacation, you are always flexible and independent on the road in Hawaii. 

Small car rental at Hilo Airport 

The partly very curvy mountain roads on Hawaii can be driven best with a small car. You can rent a small car at Hilo Airport for as little as 60 $ per day. 

Convertible rental at Hilo Airport

The best way to explore the island paradise of Hawaii is by convertible. You can rent a convertible at Hilo Airport from 68 $ per day.

What to consider when returning the rental car at Hilo Airport?

Gas station nearby Hilo Airport

Fill up rental car before returning it to Hilo Airport

Allow sufficient buffer time for the return of the rental car. Depending on the selected refueling regulation, you must refuel the rental car accordingly before returning it. In principle, we always recommend the fair refueling regulation (full / full). In this case, you return the rental car with the same fuel level as you picked it up. To do this, simply visit the nearest gas station at Hilo Airport. After you have refueled the rental car, go to the counter of the car rental. Here, an employee will check the condition and fuel level. If everything matches, you will receive the blocked deposit amount back. 

Returning the car outside the opening hours

The return of the rental car can also easily be done outside opening hours. Often, car rental agencies have a safe or mailbox provided for the vehicle key.

Can I book a rental car at Hilo Airport without a credit card?


At Hilo Airport you can book a rental car using PayPal as an alternative to credit card. Nearby stations at Hilo Airport may have the following payment methods available:

  • Payment on site with EC card
  • Paypal
  • PayDirect
  • SEPA direct debit
  • Invoice
  • Amazon Pay

What to consider with the rental car in Hawaii? 


The following traffic rules apply in Hawaii:

  • Hawaii is a right-hand traffic state
  • Speed limit within built-up areas 35 mph (56 km/h)
  • Speed limit outside built-up areas mostly 45mph (72 km/h)
  • Promille limit 0.00 and no open alcoholic beverages in the vehicle
  • Compulsory wearing of seat belts
  • Valid national driving license is mandatory (EU driving license is sufficient). International driver's license valid only in conjunction with national driver's license. 
  • School buses with hazard lights must not be overtaken 
  • Turning right allowed even on red light

Can I cancel a rental car free of charge? 


Any booking can be cancelled free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the rental period. So if your travel plans change at short notice, you are on the safe side and can still benefit from the price of an early booking. Please note the opening hours of our service team for this.

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