Car rentals in Honolulu: All you need to know
An Honolulu car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Hawaii has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Honolulu. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Honolulu?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the cheapest rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Honolulu has to offer. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Honolulu?
CarRentals.com has around 28 car rental suppliers that you can decide from. We have budget-friendly names like Economy and Budget and global ones like Advantage and Hertz. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Honolulu?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Hawaii city means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Honolulu?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Honolulu is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read through the terms to determine what any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Honolulu?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, there may be limitations, like not covering large automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Honolulu.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We encourage a full tank policy. You should get into your car with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a filling station before returning the rental car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect the car and make sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Honolulu car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.