Kailua-Kona Car Rentals

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Kailua-Kona Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Kailua-Kona
Car Types Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 18
Airport Locations 11
Popular Agencies Thrifty, Payless, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo

Cheap Car Rentals in Kailua-Kona

Economy $26/day
Compact $28/day
Intermediate $26/day
Standard $27/day
Full-size $27/day
SUV $30/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Kailua-Kona hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Kailua-Kona payless
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Kailua-Kona payless
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Kailua-Kona payless
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Kailua-Kona payless
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in Kailua-Kona opaquecar
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From $33/day
Rated #1
Alamo
Best Rated
8.7 Excellent (6,678 reviews)
1 location in Kailua-Kona
Alamo
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-106 A'ulepe Street
+1 888 826 6893
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From $38/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,912 reviews)
2 locations in Kailua-Kona
Enterprise
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-107 A'ulepe Street
+1 808 334 1810
Non-airport: 74-5583 Luhia St.
+1 808 331 2509
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From $42/day
Rated #3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,260 reviews)
1 location in Kailua-Kona
Avis
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-361 Kupipi Street, Suite 1
+1 808 327 3000
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From $41/day
Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,260 reviews)
1 location in Kailua-Kona
Budget
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-361 Kupipi Street
+1 808 329 8511
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From $30/day
Rated #5
Hertz
7.4 Good (4,197 reviews)
3 locations in Kailua-Kona
Hertz
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-104 Aulepe Street
+1 808 329 3566
75-5660 Palani Road
+1 808 329 3428
78-128 Ehukai Street
+1 808 322 1715
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From $33/day
Rated #6
Dollar
Most popular
7.3 Good (6,503 reviews)
4 locations in Kailua-Kona
Dollar
Locations in Kailua-Kona
1 North Kaniku Drive
+1 866 434 2226
73-200 Kupipi Street
+1 866 434 2226
75-5660 Palani Road
+1 866 434 2226
78-128 Ehukai Street
+1 866 434 2226
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From $32/day
Rated #7
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,857 reviews)
2 locations in Kailua-Kona
Thrifty
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-200 Kupipi Street
+1 877 283 0898
75-5660 Palani Road
+1 808 334 1944
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From $29/day
Rated #8
Payless
Cheapest deal
6.6 Good (2,713 reviews)
1 location in Kailua-Kona
Payless
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-361 Kupipi Street
+1 808 326 9805
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From $60/day
Rated #9
National
8.0 Excellent (895 reviews)
1 location in Kailua-Kona
National
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-109 A'ulepe Street
+1 888 826 6890
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sunnycars
2 locations in Kailua-Kona
Sunnycars
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-107 A´ulepe Street
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Car Rental Locations in Kailua-Kona

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Dollar
Most Popular Car Type Economy
Average price $42/day
Good deal $32/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Kailua-Kona

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Kailua-Kona

  • Renting a car certainly adds another dimension to any trip to Hawaii. With a car you can get around the island cheaply and quickly. This is particularly so for visitors to Kailua Kona, as from the town you can go by car to both Rainbow Falls State Park and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You could also take the chance to drive up the summit of Mauna Kea.
  • Is picking up the rental car step one of your trip to Hawaii? Well, if your flight lands at Kona International Airport, you will find all rental car facilities are actually located off-site, and you will need to take a shuttle to them. However, this will not be a big problem, thanks to the continuous shuttle pick up and drop off; no matter when your plane lands, the wait shouldn’t be more than a minute or two.
  • If you are looking to drive down Saddle Road on the Big Island, one thing to keep in mind is that, at times, the radio options can become quite limited and even occasionally non-existent. Thus, it is highly advised to bring a few CDs or other means of music just to keep yourself and your passengers as you loop around the island.
  • While Kailua-Kona may not have full-on rush hour, the town does occasionally experience varying degrees of traffic and congestion. In particular, Highway 11 and Henry Street can become backed up and bogged down during peak hours from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Kailua-Kona for $32 or less
  • Book your rental car in Kailua-Kona at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Kailua-Kona are around 97% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Kailua-Kona are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Kailua-Kona

How much does it cost to rent a car in Kailua-Kona?

On average a rental car in Kailua-Kona costs $46 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Kailua-Kona?

Economy (Jeep Wrangler or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kailua-Kona.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Kailua-Kona?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($26/day), Payless ($26/day) and Thrifty ($35/day).

What is the best rental car company in Kailua-Kona?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Kailua-Kona are Alamo (8.7, 6678 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12912 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2260 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Kona Intl Airport (KOA)?

Car rental companies onsite at Kona Intl Airport include Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Payless, Enterprise, Budget, Avis and National.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Kona Intl Airport (KOA)?

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

What is the cheapest rental car location in Kailua-Kona?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 73-104 Aulepe Street 96740 (7 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Kailua-Kona?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Kailua Kona?

For the most part, any size vehicle will be perfectly suitable for Kailua Kona. However, more adventurous tourists may want to consider renting a 4WD vehicle, such as a Jeep, so they can take advantage of the smaller roads in the outlying areas of the island. Parking also won’t be an issue for even the largest of vehicles, so there are no limiting factors on that front.

What's the speed limit in Kailua Kona?

In comparison to other states in the U.S., Hawaii has particularly low speed limits, with the highest speed limits on highways (a mere 60 mph). However, aside from the low highway speeds, the speed limits are mostly the same as they are in other parts of the U.S. In general, drivers can expect speed limits of 25 mph to 40 mph on urban roads. It should also be noted that many of the mountainous roads have very low speed limits that can vary widely, so prepare to have to drive slowly.

How are gas prices in Kailua Kona?

Unfortunately for drivers in Kailua Kona, the city has some of the highest gas prices in the U.S. On average, drivers can expect to pay around $4.00 per gallon of gas. This is significantly more expensive than even Seattle’s average price of $3. On a positive note, the distances you will be driving in Kailua Kona will be fairly short, so your gas expenditures still shouldn’t end up too high.

Where are the best places to park in Kailua Kona?

Parking is abundantly available in Kailua Kona. There are plenty of parking garages, lots, and spaces for streetside parking in all areas of the town -- including right by the beach. Drivers should have no issue finding parking no matter where they go in town.