Car rental at the Honolulu International Airport
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Rent a Car at the Honolulu International Airport

Flower necklace, Hawaiian shirt and the famous Waikiki Beach - that's what Honolulu is known for. Honolulu and Hawaii are also in the summer as an absolute dream holiday destination. To get even more out of your Hawaii trip, it is recommended to book a rental car at Honolulu Airport early. Whether honeymoon in Hawaii, or active surf vacation - with a cheap rental car dream vacation in Hawaii is pre-programmed. Compare the prices of car rental companies on Driveboo offers and get a quick overview of all offers at Honolulu Airport.

Car rental at Honolulu International Airport HNL

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Welcome to Honolulu

Picking up your rental car at Honolulu International HNL Airport is not difficult. Assuming you have previously compared the offers of each local car rental company with Driveboo and then simply and conveniently decided to rent a car from home or on the way with an online booking. The airport has a high volume of passengers and therefore it is advisable to book early in order to get a rental car that meets your requirements.

Overview of car rental companies at Honolulu Airport

  • Advantage
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National

Information desks are located in the baggage claim area. The offices of the car rental companies are located on the ground floor, the so-called Ground Level, opposite the baggage claim area in the area G. Shuttle buses to the rental cars stop in designated areas outside the baggage claim area on the ground floor.

Spending a dream summer in Honolulu

Surfer am Strand in Hawaii

Summer in Honolulu

Who doesn't dream of spending a summer in Honolulu, Hawaii? Lying on the beach, listening to the waves, letting the sun shine on your stomach - what a dream of a summer. During the summer in Honolulu, you can not only relax but also be active. Go surfing, explore the breathtaking Hawaiian landscape with a rental car or go on a hike to one of the waterfalls. Actually, Honolulu is summer all year round. On summer evenings, you can either enjoy a glass of wine or visit one of the bars and soak up Honolulu's nightlife. Whatever your idea of the perfect summer, a summer in Honolulu is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

Do I have to refuel the car when returning it?

Tanken in Honolulu

Refueling the rental car in Honolulu

The most common regulation of car rental companies with regard to refuelling is "full/full", i.e. pick-up and drof-off car with full tank. The exact fueling regulations depend on the car rental company and the region in which you rent a car. When booking in the price comparison you can see directly with the offer of your choice, which tank regulation the offer brings with itself or you can choose the tank regulation.

 petrol stations near the Honolulu airport

Petrol station Distance from Honolulu Airport
Hickam 1,9 miles
Garlow Petroleum 2,1 miles
HNL 2,6 miles

Car rental and other transportation at Honolulu HNL Airport

Flugzeug über Honolulu

Honolulu Airport

You don't want to pick up your rental car at the airport, but only in the city centre? Another possibility to get to Honolulu is the SpeediShuttle, a low-cost group taxi for up to 7 passengers. Stops are conveniently located on the ground floor next to baggage claim C, as well as at the International Terminal, in front of the commuter terminal and on the central lane outside the baggage claim area. SpeediShuttle staff with red Aloha shirts can be found in every hall of the baggage claim area and at the respective stops to arrange your transport. The buses stop outside the 2nd floor and run every 30 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport. These are also called Taxicab and are operated by the company AMPCO Express. You will find taxis along the entire baggage claim area outside the building in the central lane of the roadway. You can recognize the staff by the yellow shirts with the inscription "Taxi Dispatcher" on the back, which you assign to your taxi. The fare from Honolulu Airport to Waikiki is approximately $45 plus a 50 cent surcharge for each piece of luggage. The travel time is always charged by taximeter.

Services at Honolulu Airport HNL

The airport offers a variety of options for passengers waiting for their flights. Shopping facilities and restaurants can be found throughout the airport. The culinary offerings range from cafés, fast food to Hawaiian specialities. In addition, visitors can enjoy the free Hawaiian show in the lobby, stroll through the cultural gardens or view the various works of art and exhibits. The cultural gardens show the influence of the Hawaiian, Chinese and Japanese heritage on the "island life" in the state of Hawaii. Paths, bridges and stepping stones connect the three gardens. Small streams flow beneath these ponds and lakes to symbolize the blending of cultures in Hawaii. Sculptures by various artists can also be found in the gardens.

Place name Distance from Honolulu Airport (HNL) Travel time
Pearl Harbor Memorial 6 km 15 minutes
Honolulu downtown 11 km 15 minutes
Waikiki Beach 14 km 25 minutes
Pearl City 14 km 20 minutes
Wahiawa 29 km 30 minutes
Kailua 32 km 30 minutes
Sea Life Park Hawaii 35 km 40 minutes
Waimea Bay / Valley 49 km 45 minutes

O' ahu is with 1574 km2 the third largest island of the archipelago. In the east of the island is the mountain range Koolau Range, in the west it is the Waianae Range. In the middle is a relatively flat plateau. The most sunny south coast of the island consists of coral limestone and is white. It is home to the most populous part of the archipelago, the City and County of Honolulu with its most famous district Waikiki. The east coast has a relatively narrow, flat edge, it is rich in rain and lush vegetation. The north side is windy and ideal for surfers. The western part of the island is barely accessible for tourists. The island is crossed by the interstate H1 almost completely along the south coast, the H2 leads from Wahiawa in the center to Honolulu, the H3 from Kailua in the east to Honolulu.

Discover places of interest in Honolulu by rental car

Diamond Head Crater, Hawaii

Diamond Head Crater

Waimea Bay, Hawaii

Waimea Bay

  • The crater Diamond Head
  • The Halona Blowhole
  • The curved bay of Hanauma Bay
  • The Kane' ohe-Bay
  • The Polynesian Cultural Centre
  • Waimea Falls Adventure Park
  • Waimea Bay
  • Dole Plantation
  • Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor
  • Nuunanu Pali Lookout

Satisfaction with MietwagenCheck
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17 Experiences of our customers at the Honolulu International Airport

Rating of Sam F.

“Everything went great and the area is beautiful. It is only sometimes a little difficult to find a gas station.”

Rating of Hannah U.

“My booked rental car was overbooked and so I got another vehicle. After two days, my booked vehicle was brought to my accommodation and exchanged - great service.”

Rating of Thomas E.

“Everything worked smoothly and the booking process was also super and easy!”

Rating of Sabrina L.

“Everything went smoothly and had no problems.”

Rating of Bernd R.

“With Mietwagencheck everything worked perfectly and we got a cheap rental car. The systems on site probably did not work properly that day, so that the handing over of the key took a prices at the provider directly were also a lot more expensive than at Mietwagencheck, so it was very worthwhile to book the car there...”

Frequently asked questions about car rental booking Honolulu International Airport

How much does a rental car cost at Honolulu Airport?


Book a cheap rental car at Honolulu Airport

Rental car for one day

A rental car is available at Honolulu Airport from as little as 60 $ per day. For a day trip on O'ahu, a rental car for just one day is the best way to get around.

Rental car for one week

For a week, you can book a rental car at Honolulu Airport from as little as 419 $. If you want to explore O'ahu flexibly and independently for the entire vacation, it is best to book a rental car directly upon arrival at Honolulu Airport. 

Book a small car

The partly curvy mountain roads of Hawaii are best driven with a maneuverable rental car. You can book a maneuverable small car at Honolulu Airport for as little as 66 $ per day. 

Book a convertible

The island paradise of O'ahu in Hawaii is especially nice to explore by convertible. You can book a convertible at Honolulu Airport from 90 $ per day.

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


Book a cheap rental car without credit card

The following payment methods are available as an alternative to credit card:

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

What to consider with a 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

What to consider when returning the rental car in Hawaii?

Honolulu Airport

Things to consider before you return your rental car

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 go to the nearest gas station at Honolulu Airport. After you have refueled the rental car, go to the car rental counter. Here, an employee will check the condition and fuel level. If everything matches, you will be refunded the blocked deposit amount. 

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 Honolulu Airport and drop it off somewhere else? 


With the one-way rental, a return of the rental car is also quite simply possible at another place. So if you only need the rental car for a few days and want to enjoy the rest of your Hawaii stay without a rental car, you can return the rental car somewhere else.

Island hopping in Hawaii

Unfortunately, there is no longer a ferry between the islands of Hawaii, which is why you cannot take your rental car to other islands. If you would like to explore other islands of Hawaii by rental car, you will surely find the right offer on our portal.

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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