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Cheap car rentals in Hilo

$33/dayEconomy
$34/dayCompact
$32/dayIntermediate
$41/dayStandard
$32/dayFull-size
$45/daySUV
$51/dayMinivan
$55/dayFull-size SUV
$38/dayMini
$37/dayPremium
$37/dayLuxury
$55/dayConvertible
$64/dayPickup Truck
$35/dayCompact SUV
$40/daySupplier Choice
$45/dayStandard SUV
$49/dayIntermediate SUV
$49/dayOpen air all terrain
$49/dayStandard station wagon
$61/dayPremium coupe
2 Adults, 2 Bags
opaquecarEconomy car in Hilo
4 Adults, 2 Bags
turoCompact car in Hilo
5 Adults, 3 Bags
turoIntermediate car in Hilo
5 Adults, 3 Bags
paylessStandard car in Hilo
5 Adults, 2 Bags
opaquecarFull-size car in Hilo
2 Adults, 2 Bags
opaquecarSUV car in Hilo
5 Adults, 5 Bags
opaquecarMinivan car in Hilo
5 Adults, 2 Bags
hertzFull-size SUV car in Hilo
2 Adults, 2 Bags
hertzMini car in Hilo
5 Adults, 5 Bags
opaquecarPremium car in Hilo
5 Adults, 5 Bags
opaquecarLuxury car in Hilo
5 Adults, 3 Bags
opaquecarConvertible car in Hilo
5 Adults, 3 Bags
turoPickup Truck car in Hilo
4 Adults, 2 Bags
turoCompact SUV car in Hilo
5 Adults, 5 Bags
thriftySupplier Choice car in Hilo
5 Adults, 3 Bags
opaquecarStandard SUV car in Hilo
5 Adults, 3 Bags
dollarIntermediate SUV car in Hilo
5 Adults, 3 Bags
dollarOpen air all terrain car in Hilo
5 Adults, 3 Bags
thriftyStandard station wagon car in Hilo
5 Adults, 5 Bags
turoPremium coupe car in Hilo
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Hilo car rental reviews and directory

From $40/dayRated #1
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (110 reviews)
2 locations in Hilo
HertzLocations in Hilo
2355 Kekuanaoa Street#15+1 808 935 2898
Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday07:00 - 21:30
Thursday07:00 - 21:30
Friday07:00 - 21:30
Saturday07:00 - 21:30
Sunday07:00 - 21:30
400 E Kawili Street+1 808 934 0302
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 26 2019
Pros: Ease of picking up and dropping off. Shuttle driver and staff were very helpful
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2019
Great customer service!Pros: Great customer service!
10.0 ExcellentJul 15 2018
Hilo, Hawaii Hertz with AlohaPros: The wonderful Aloha spirit with the employees and a very nice upgraded vehicleCons: Are you kidding?!! Nothing to dislike about Hertz Hilo Airport experience
10.0 ExcellentJun 20 2018
Easy Process. New Car.Pros: Check in an check out was fast and easy. Got a spotless car that looked new. Price was great.
2.4 MediocreJun 18 2018
Pack a lunchCons: There’s Hawaiian time then there’s hertz time. I checked in with the agent at the desk and they told me the vehicle I rented would be right up as it was just washed. 20 mins later I asked if they could follow up on the eta and they said “they should be pulling up any second now”. At this point my infant daughter is on the verge of a meltdown. 40 mins after signing my contract, still no car. “I just checked and they’re rounding the turn sir”. At this point I’m already checking with other rental companies to get any vehicle with A/c so I can get my family out of the sun. Advised I would have to pay the cancellation fee and weighed the additional time it would take to handle writing up another contract, we opted to wait ANOTHER 22 mins! 62 mins after signing my contract, infant loosing it, sitting in a hot [un-cleaned] vehicle, I vowed NEVER to choose hertz again. Start your vacation off correctly using another rental company.
10.0 ExcellentJun 17 2018
Pros: Wick setviceCons: Drop box at end was covered. I didn’t want to stand in line again to return
9.6 ExcellentMay 19 2018
Great service and pricePros: The service was exceptionally friendly (Wendy!).Cons: Now I know I don't want a Mazda SUV. I just din't like the layout.
10.0 ExcellentApr 25 2018
Pros: the process was very quick and smooth
10.0 ExcellentApr 4 2018
Pros: Not applicable because car rental lot was closed by the time we returned the van at 9:30pm.
7.6 GoodMar 6 2018
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff personCons: Cost of extra insurance
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From $48/dayRated #2
Alamo
9.2 Excellent (79 reviews)
1 location in Hilo
AlamoLocations in Hilo
131 Kekuanaoa St+1 844 913 0734
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2020
Pros: The pick up and drop off at the airport in Hilo was the easiest interaction with a rental car company I've ever had.
10.0 ExcellentJan 28 2020
Pros: friendly staff, good selection of cars
8.8 ExcellentSep 5 2019
Pros: Very organised, great offer of options, friendly stuff.Cons: Better understanding of costumers needs.
6.0 GoodJul 28 2019
Cons: Arrangement should be made for under 25 drivers to have a chance to drive all type of cars
10.0 ExcellentJun 30 2019
Pros: Staff helpful to change to a bigger car; car was new and very clean. I loved the car and the experience with Alamo could not have been better.
7.6 GoodJun 27 2019
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off. Car was clean.Cons: nothing
9.6 ExcellentMay 5 2019
Pros: Drop off very efficient. Vehicle condition excellent.
9.2 ExcellentNov 26 2018
Pros: Front and rear AC controls; window/door operation from drivers seat.Cons: The phone charger was as slow as molasses. We put 2 car seats in the center 'captain chair' area, and it was a bugger to get 3 adults into the third row. To put those 2 car seats in the third, you'd only be able to fit the 2, and then we wouldn't fit the 3 adults in the remaining seating.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 27 2018
Pros: Fast check in return, walking distance to terminal.
9.2 ExcellentJan 12 2018
Pros: The staff were nice and made pickup and dropoff easy. The car took some getting used to, but it was a great car for driving around a lot with its great gas mileage.Cons: The fee for underage drivers is terrible and makes a decent priced rental really expensive.
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From $45/dayRated #3
Enterprise
9 Excellent (46 reviews)
2 locations in Hilo
EnterpriseLocations in Hilo
10 Halekauila St+1 808 934 0359
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
1363 Kekuanaoa St+1 844 913 0733
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentAug 1 2020
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff. Cons: The car we reserved was not ready and we had to wait about 30 minutes for them to prep another one. Since we had reserved it online, it should have been available.
10.0 ExcellentJul 18 2020
Pros: Staff very friendly and helpful. Great price through PriceLine. Cons: All the rental car places in Hilo close at 5pm. I had to rebook my flight after discovering that. They are 5 minutes away from the airport, which is why the price was so cheap. Had to take a cab to pick up the car (I called Enterprise from the airport to inquire about transportation), but they offered me a ride when I dropped off the car, which I didn’t need then. Curious why they didn’t offer me a ride from the airport v
10.0 ExcellentJul 8 2020
Pros: Excellent service I’ll definitely Use and recommend enterprise for future rentals😊
10.0 ExcellentJun 14 2020
Pros: VeryCons: Nothing
6.4 GoodOct 31 2019
Cons: Not at airport did not pick up or drop off, not 24 hours
5.2 OkayApr 30 2019
Cons: All the employees I dealt with were friendly and helpful, so excellent service. I realize inventory was low, but my car had stains on the seats and scratches all over the outside body. It was embarrassing to ride around in.
9.6 ExcellentNov 25 2018
Pros: It was so fast & easy to get a rental. Both picking up & returning, service was awesome!
10.0 ExcellentSep 14 2018
Great Customer ServicePros: Attentive staff efficient and and expedient
10.0 ExcellentFeb 28 2018
Pros: The staff at the Hilo airport were friendly and helpful
9.6 ExcellentJun 24 2017
Pros: The seervice was gtreat. The car was a little small and I wouild bang my head getting in and out but that wasn't your fault. DRop off was easy. Thakns, Mike
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From $41/dayRated #4
Dollar
Most popular
8.8 Excellent (30 reviews)
1 location in Hilo
DollarLocations in Hilo
1 General Lyman Field+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday07:00 - 21:30
Thursday07:00 - 21:30
Friday07:00 - 21:30
Saturday07:00 - 21:30
Sunday07:00 - 21:30
  • 9.1
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 9.1
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2020
Pros: very good staff
8.0 ExcellentDec 29 2019
Pros: The counter staff is very nice.
10.0 ExcellentDec 16 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, no line
10.0 ExcellentSep 3 2018
Pros: Cat was perfect size, reasonable price, service was Great!
8.8 ExcellentMar 22 2018
mazda 3Pros: car was comfortable and new, very clean. loved driving a model i havent before. dollar reps are great.Cons: the screen & 'smart' features on the car were not always working. they would often misfire. the radio was a bust, as with the screen not consistently working channels could not be used.
10.0 ExcellentDec 26 2017
Pros: Great condition and very clean.Cons: A bit expensive.
8.0 ExcellentNov 19 2017
Pros: Helpful agent
2.0 MediocreSep 27 2017
ANT INFESTATIONPros: The car was roomy.Cons: The car was infested with ants the whole time. I did not call because i didn't want to deal with someone hundreds of miles away. Also, I was too far from the airport to return the car and did not want to waste my valuable vacation time.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 9 2017
Good experiencePros: The person who helped us was really nice, gave us directions for where we were heading and some passes to get into a botanical garden that was on our way.Cons: Definitely did not match the quoted price on kayak... Lots of add ons once you get to the counter to pick up your car.
6.4 GoodAug 16 2016
Pros: The staff was very helpful!Cons: tThe price was astronomical.
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From $58/dayRated #5
Avis
9.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Hilo
AvisLocations in Hilo
1 General Lyman Field, Suite 15+1 808 935 1298
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
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From $58/dayRated #6
National
9.1 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Hilo
NationalLocations in Hilo
181 Kekuanaoa St+1 844 913 0732
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
  • 8.8
  • 9.3
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentMar 30 2018
Great rentalPros: Fast, friendly service. No issues checking in or out. A little pricey but would definitely rent from them again.
8.8 ExcellentMar 29 2018
Pros: Friendly service
10.0 ExcellentFeb 21 2018
Pros: Su at the Hilo airport National car rental was absolutely AWESOME! She saved our trip and was so kind. Thank you Su.Cons: We rented a jeep and it had no running boards which made it hard for my wife to get in out. Also it had manual locks and manual windows.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 12 2018
Quick and easyPros: Very quick and easy to pick up and return at Hilo. Recommend!
10.0 ExcellentAug 22 2017
Amazing!Pros: Great service and friendly!Cons: Nothing great experience
10.0 ExcellentAug 9 2017
Great customer service!Pros: Great customer service, great people, great priceCons: I didn't like that it would have cost me $1600 more to change the drop off location to Kona. That seemed a bit excessive and inconvenient, but guess I understand they want to keep their Jeeps on their side.
8.0 ExcellentMay 25 2017
Pros: Ashley at the hilo airport was awesome!
6.0 GoodMar 22 2017
Cons: I returned the vehicle before office was open. When I called to check on the return attendant could not tell me th e status. She said I would be notified within 48 hours. One week later and I still haven't been notified.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 26 2017
Hello HiloPros: Friendly staffCons: Hardtop extended Jeep. I wanted the short one with the soft top. It feels more like a convertible and it's much quicker to put the top down.
9.2 ExcellentFeb 14 2017
Great price, good rental, not completely cleanPros: Rented a 4x4 Price was good Hilo airport rental people were friendlyCons: Car wasn't completely clean, I'm used to rental cars being spotless.
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From $40/dayRated #7
Payless
8.9 Excellent (13 reviews)
1 location in Hilo
PaylessLocations in Hilo
1 General Lyman Field+1 808 961 0661
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
  • 9.2
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 9.2
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentMar 19 2019
Cons: Everything was cool
6.0 GoodOct 24 2017
Pros: Nice peopleCons: I booked an Audi convertible but was left with a Mustang. sobI switched to a hard top sedan because Mustangs are so uncomfortable.
10.0 ExcellentJul 27 2017
Car rentalPros: Quick and easy
10.0 ExcellentNov 12 2016
Hilo Payless "High Five!"Pros: Easiest rental experience ever...so easy that I am horrified at all my previous airport rental experiences that are thought were "okay." Friendly service, fast paperwork, upgrade (very exciting) and we were off on our Hawaiian adventure in just a few minutes. Payless is curbside at the airport in Hilo, and after you walk right up to the attendant, we walked across the access road and there was our car waiting in the second row. Couldn't have been easier. I didn't get any "up sell" on insurance or coverage after firmly saying I wasn't interested. Easy drop off as well. In and out of the Payless booth in less than 5 minutes. Again, pleasant attendants and I will definitely use this company again!
10.0 ExcellentOct 27 2016
Great experiencePros: Free upgrade, very friendly and helpful staff.
4.8 OkaySep 2 2016
Cons: Only accept Credit cards in spite of the reservation was made with a debit card!
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From $46/dayRated #8
Budget
8 Excellent (17 reviews)
1 location in Hilo
BudgetLocations in Hilo
1 General Lyman Field+1 808 935 6878
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2020
Pros: She was niceCons: although she was nice, she should have pointed out the rates, bcoz the counter girl surely made sure i noticed it now that im away from the counter.
6.4 GoodAug 27 2019
Pros: Staff rushes you and does not make you feel valued, then again local people seem to not like tourist.Cons: A sense of friendly from the staff in Hilo would be nice. They are very unwelcoming.
10.0 ExcellentJul 16 2019
Cons: We had a great car and the unlimited miles were awesome! We had a great time!
3.6 MediocreApr 1 2018
We were given a Jeep that only could sit 4 people we had 5Pros: The car was in decent condition.Cons: We were given a Jeep that only had seats and belts for 4 people we had 5. They tried not to tell us we had to pay to upgrade for a larger car. When I booked the car I picked one to sit 5 people. We had to wait a long time and argue to get the car we booked.
6.4 GoodJul 28 2017
Cons: Agent asked me to read and write down the mileage. This appears to be their standard expectation which I am not accustomed to. To make matters worse, I had a hard time figuring out how to find that info on this car. For a rental that comes with unlimited mileage, this seems totally unnecessary.
From $41/dayRated #9
Thrifty
7.6 Good (21 reviews)
1 location in Hilo
ThriftyLocations in Hilo
1 General Lyman Field+1 877 283 0898
Monday07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday07:00 - 21:30
Thursday07:00 - 21:30
Friday07:00 - 21:30
Saturday07:00 - 21:30
Sunday07:00 - 21:30
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
5.2 OkayFeb 18 2020
Pros: Yes, and yes.Cons: The price of the rental could have been way better. The shock came with the added fees at the end of the rental...$91! It was already over $50 per day, and then I added a $10 per day upgrade to get a better car than a Spark. So that last chunk of money just added insult to injury.
6.4 GoodNov 4 2019
Pros: Very friendly staff. Good price. Car mechanically ok.Cons: Car had a lot of scratches and dings. Interior reeked of smoke
2.0 MediocreAug 12 2019
Cons: There was a long line and only one representative. She was still working on the first person after 10 minutes, then she went to another desk to take in a return. We went to National and drove away before she got to the second person. We were number six.
2.0 MediocreApr 9 2019
Pros: Nothing they couldn’t honor our reservation didn’t have a car ready for us...Cons: They could have let us know in advance if they wouldn’t have a car for us...
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2019
Pros: Great, fast online process and terrific service at checkin and checkout!
10.0 ExcellentAug 28 2018
Great vehicle and pricePros: The vehicle was awesome! All the bells and whistles
10.0 ExcellentJun 21 2018
Pros: Personal was very pleasant, courteous, pleasant, efficient and professional. I got the car I wanted. I was very pleased.Cons: I have no complaints
10.0 ExcellentJun 3 2018
Drop off at hilo airport was a breezePros: Drop off to take off was seamless at Hilo airport.Cons: Nothing
8.4 ExcellentJan 6 2018
Pros: Very accessible for 4 people and gave us tons of room to pack out for each daily adventures on the big island.Cons: There was a terrible odor that we believe might have been soy sauce. It was really bad after the vehicle sat locked up in the heat. It wasn't as strong by day 4.
4.8 OkayOct 13 2017
Complete with cockroaches!Pros: The car was nice and fairly new but I also paid a pretty penny for it. The rental agent was giving me his best high pressure sales pitch and basically hounded me until I upgraded.Cons: The car came complete with 3 baby cockroaches living inside it!! I ended up killing 2 of them but never saw the 3rd one again. I’m just glad one didn’t run across my hand while I was driving down the highway!
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Hilo
SunnycarsLocations in Hilo
1363 Kekuanaoa Street
Hilo International APT
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Easirent
1 location in Hilo
EasirentLocations in Hilo
Hilo International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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335 travelers who rented a car in Hilo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.8

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$51/day

Good deal

$42/day

When to book a rental car in Hilo

Top tips for renting a car in Hilo

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Hilo for $42 or less
  • Book your rental car in Hilo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Hilo are around 25% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Premium rental cars in Hilo are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Hilo

  • Some car rental companies in Hilo which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Dollar, Thrifty and Hertz

  • On average a rental car in Hilo costs $51 per day.

  • Intermediate (Jeep Wrangler or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Hilo.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($38/day), Thrifty ($40/day) and Payless ($41/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Hilo are Alamo (9.1, 102 reviews), Enterprise (8.9, 65 reviews), and Hertz (8.7, 115 reviews).

  • Car rental companies onsite at Hilo Intl airport include Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Payless, Budget, Enterprise, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Hilo Intl airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Payless, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Hilo costs $68 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Hilo costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Hilo costs $48 per day, on average.

  • In Hilo, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 1 General Lyman Field (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Hilo costs $356 per week ($51 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Hilo costs $1524 per month ($51 per day).