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Lihue car rentals from $33/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Lihue with a pick-up date of 7/28 and drop-off date of 8/27. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Lihue

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Chevrolet Spark car
Chevrolet Spark
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$42/day
Nissan Sentra car
Nissan Sentra
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$44/day
Hyundai Elantra car
Hyundai Elantra
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$33/day
Chevrolet Cruze car
Chevrolet Cruze
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$40/day
Chevrolet Malibu car
Chevrolet Malibu
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$42/day
Dodge Grand Caravan car
Dodge Grand Caravan
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$52/day
Nissan Pathfinder car
Nissan Pathfinder
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$58/day
BMW X1 car
BMW X1
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
$53/day
Nissan Rogue car
Nissan Rogue
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$35/day
Class Special Car car
Class Special Car
or similar Category
5
5
2/4
$41/day
Nissan Kicks car
Nissan Kicks
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$43/day
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited car
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
or similar SUV
5
2
2/4
$49/day
Kia Sorento car
Kia Sorento
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$53/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Lihue

  • One crucial thing that drivers need to know about before heading off in car rentals in Lihue are the seatbelt laws that exist in the state of Hawaii. Hawaii has a universal seatbelt law. This law states that all passengers in the vehicle, no matter whether they are riding in the front or backseat of the vehicle, must buckle up while driving. Any child that is four years of age or less needs to ride in a child safety seat. Children that are between the ages of four and eight must ride in either a booster seat or an appropriate child safety seat.
  • Hawaii has very specific laws about texting and driving that drivers should be aware of before hopping behind the wheel of car rentals in Lihue. When driving a vehicle in Hawaii, you may not use a mobile electronic device. This means that you may not text, email, browse social media, or use any type of music devices in your phone while you are driving a vehicle. The law also states that you cannot use your device when you are at a stop sign or red light. You can use your mobile device so long as you're doing so in a hands-free manner.
  • Besides all the natural beauty that exists in the state of Hawaii there are also some great annual events that make a fantastic reason to get Lihue car rentals. For about 10 days every year in July, you will find the Koloa Plantation Days that take place in Old Koloa Town. This event focuses on the history of the area and offers Hawaiian music and plenty of local food specialties. On the first day of May every year, all Hawaiians celebrate Lei Day. During the event, the Kauai Museum celebrates the event and includes lei-making lessons, live entertainment, food vendors, and even a lei contest.
  • Kauai has limited public transportation so if you are visiting, a rental car is really important. First, you’ll need a car to get around to restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. Additionally, numerous beaches and some of the more popular attractions like Waimea Canyon, Grove Farm, and Kauai Museum are a good distance from most hotels and resorts.
  • Visiting Hawaii is a dream vacation for many. Kauai’s capital city, Lihue, is home to the largest and the most popular airport in the state. If flying into the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, you’ll enjoy many conveniences, including six on-site rental car companies. The rental car offices are located outside of baggage claim. Access to other rental car agencies is also possible via a shuttle.
  • In Kauai there are lots of bicyclists and pedestrians. While driving, you’ll need to keep an eye out for them. Additionally, note that there are some one-lane bridges on the island. Read up on one lane bridge etiquette before driving on one to be prepared.
  • If you live in a big city, you’ll feel as though there is little to no rush hour in Lihue. However, the busiest traffic time in Lihue starts in the morning at about 7 a.m., when residents are headed to work, and continues through around 8:30 a.m. The evening commute begins a little earlier than in most other cities (around 3:30 p.m.) and continues to about 6 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Lihue for $53 or less
  • Book your rental car in Lihue at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Lihue are around 3% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Lihue are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average

Lihue car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Lihue 
Verified travelerMay 2024
We rented the Chrysler Pacifica because we needed extra space for our 6 passengers. The rental car pick up and drop off area is close to the airport.
Verified travelerMar 2024
DONT BE IN A HURRY, AND IT IS GOOD
Verified travelerFeb 2024
Rent in advance and check all renting sites. We got a bran new dodge Ram for 100$ a day. Gas is more expensive, but man was it cheaper than anything else.
Verified travelerDec 2023
Traffic can be bad at times, so I suggest getting a place right in the middle of the island, so you can see the best of both the north and south side has to offer. Also, if you can leave the car and walk to the place, that would be best.
Verified travelerDec 2023
Driving on Kauai is ok. Don’t be in a hurry. Lots of 25-35mph zones and two lane roads. Roads in good repair mostly and only a few traffic headaches. Pretty easy to get around on a very busy holiday week. Going off hours helps
Verified travelerDec 2023
Be prepared to wait, and only have the renter go inside to wait in line. Also, bring your Costco card as there is a Costco gas station on your way back to the airport.
Verified travelerFeb 2024
Be prepared for some slow driving and traffic. Speed limits are low and most roads are two lanes.
Verified travelerDec 2023
It rains a lot so plan on delays.
KendallNov 2023
A car is a car. It worked. But go for a 4x4 to explore. A car for a resort.
Verified travelerOct 2023
Give them a map, Be patient! Use CarPlay connected to your phone for getting aroun!
TeresaOct 2023
Find a rental car company that allows pre-check in or has the best reviews
Verified travelerJun 2023
Do not be put-off that the Lihue office is off-site from the airport. It is very close and the shuttle service was excellent in our experience.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Driving was safe ,nobody speed ,just should be careful on parking lot in the little tourist town’s, parking very tight and a lot of cars
CorrieAug 2023
Hertz was great- easy shuttle ride to rental terminal. Bathroom and water/ snacks available too.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Sixt is a great resource to rent a car. A+ Service and quality
FrankJun 2023
Driving in Lihue is cool. Just follow the rules.
RonJun 2023
The island is great. This is a beautiful place
BarryJul 2023
Get the Fast Pass when booking your car
Verified travelerAug 2023
Using the vehicle navigation system was very helpful.
ChelseaJul 2023
Narrow roads sometimes and a lot of bridges that support one direction of traffic at a time. Just make sure you respect the rule of allowing 5-7 cars at a time on the bridges.
Verified travelerAug 2023
All rental car companies pick up at the same location. The signs don’t make it clear but the pickup van will arrive.
NathanAug 2023
Ensure your car is completely full before returning.

FAQs about renting a car in Lihue

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Lihue?

    Any car will suffice when driving in Kauai. However, if you can afford it, you might want to rent a Jeep or convertible. This way you can let the top down or remove the hardtop from your Jeep to take better advantage of the views and fresh breezes of Hawaii.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lihue?

    The highest speed limit in the city of Lihue is 50 mph. Be careful to watch for speed limit signs to avoid getting a ticket. You should also be aware that Hawaiians are often more laid back and carefree than other Americans, especially as drivers. Consequently, they are rarely in a rush so you won’t have to worry about road rage or stressful driving while in Kauai.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lihue?

    The airport, a public beach, Vidinha Stadium, and several restaurants make up the city’s downtown. Special events, including a Farmer’s Market and a 4th of July celebration, are also held in a park in the center of the city. No matter the time or day of the week, parking is abundant in Lihue and can be enjoyed next to the stadium or in a parking lot behind the Marriott hotel.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Lihue?

    On average a rental car in Lihue costs $65 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Lihue found in the last 2 weeks is $55.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Lihue?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty ($40/day), NU Car ($41/day) and Budget ($49/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Lihue?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Lihue are Alamo (9.2, 93 reviews), Sixt (9.2, 68 reviews), and Thrifty (7.4, 78 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Lihue?

    The average gas price in Lihue is $3.78 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $45 and $60, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Lihue?

    Compact (Buick Encore or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lihue.

  • Which car rental companies are at Lihue airport (LIH)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Lihue airport include Sixt, Alamo, Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, NU Car, Avis, Payless and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Lihue airport (LIH)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Lihue airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Payless, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Economy Rent a Car.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Lihue?

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Lihue?

    A Compact car rental in Lihue costs $66 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Lihue?

    A Standard car rental in Lihue costs $55 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Lihue?

    A Mini car rental in Lihue costs $137 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Lihue?

    On average a rental car in Lihue costs $456 per week ($65 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Lihue?

    On average a rental car in Lihue costs $1,953 per month ($65 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Lihue?

    Most car rental providers in Lihue offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Lihue, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Lihue?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 19 car rental agencies in Lihue.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Lihue?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Lihue?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Lihue so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • How will I get my surfboard in my rental car if I bring it to Hawaii?

    Your best choice as a surfer is to rent a car such as an SUV or a pick up truck for your gear. Adding a navigation system to your rental is also a good idea to get you to those tucked-away surf spots.

  • Can I rent car seats for my kids when I rent a car?

    Generally you will find that major rental car companies offer car seats that are available to you when you rent a car. It is always best to confirm ahead of time when you book in your car of their availability.

Lihue car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

9.3

Wonderful

165 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.7

One location in Lihue

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Locations in Lihue

3276 Hoolimalima Pl

+1 844 914 1551

Monday06:00 - 22:45
Tuesday06:00 - 22:45
Wednesday06:00 - 22:45
Thursday06:00 - 22:45
Friday06:00 - 22:45
Saturday06:00 - 22:45
Sunday06:00 - 22:45

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Booked online. Check in upon arrival was quick. Vehicle was as expected. Return of vehicle was also quick.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very easy pick up and drop off, shuttle to and from was prompt

Cons:

Most expensive car rental I’ve ever had!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful

Cons:

more employees when checking out would be helpful

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very good good service on phone helpful people

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was horrible on pickup

Cons:

Quit ding the State's job and just rent the car

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was so upbeat and friendly.

Cons:

Long line so it took 1.5 hr to get our car but not their fault since 2 planes arrived at same time.

1 out of 30

Thrifty

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.3

One location in Lihue

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Locations in Lihue

3250 Hoolimalima Place

+1 808 245 3652

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00

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8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was as expected

Cons:

check in was busy at no fault of the rental car companies

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car worked well

Cons:

Check in procedure. We had to wait in line for over one hour.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We were unable to go to Hawaii because of COVID. They charged us over $700.00 for a car we never used. I will never book thru Priceline or use Thrifty ever again. Trying to talk to them about this was a waste of time. They just kept repeating that the reservation was not cancelable.

Cons:

Recognize that the traveler can't foresee state law changes and that charging people for a car they never used is both immoral, bad business practice and pisses people off. I will never use Priceline or Thrifty again. And we travel all over the world.

4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Dropoff was comparatively easier

Cons:

Waited in line for two hours to pickup the car.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast, friendly service. The agents explained everything and made it very easy on me.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy process and professional service

Cons:

N/A

1 out of 24

Hertz

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in Lihue

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3250 Hoolimalima Pl

+1 808 245 3356

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00

4331 Kauai Beach Drive

+1 808 400 3879

Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Nice car. Long pickup line

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
SLOW to get car. Counter and car being delivered. Still wet from a poor cleaning. Waited far too long, 45 plus minutes.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Excellent!

8.0 Very good

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The rental location is really convenient if you are staying at Kauai Beach Resort, because that is where the rental office is located. We found this rental location on Kayak and thought it was located at the airport in Lihue. Luckily for us, we were staying at the KBR. We did have to take a $20 dollar cab each way. So the deals that were close in price (less than the $40 difference in Airport location vs off-site), are the ones we would have chosen.

8.0 Very good

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Beams on the car were weak! Footbreak was oldfashioned.

4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Car was picked up at a resort located 3 miles from airport--Hertz office, but no transportation was provided. We had to pay to get there. $44 each way (3-miles from LIH) or pay $150 drop-off fee. This was not disclosed at time of online reservation. Car was not clean and seemed old. Did not have opportunity to discuss with rental rep. as they were busy with another customer. Additional fees/taxes were added, even though this was a PRE-PAID rental that INCLUDED TAXES.

1 out of 38

Budget

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

6.4

One location in Lihue

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Locations in Lihue

3285 Hoolimalima Place

+1 808 245 9031

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
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4.0 Mediocre

May 2024

KAYAK
The line for pick up had one agent working and customers were lined up out the door. It took 40 minutes to get the car. I would never use budget again at this location.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2024

KAYAK
Check in line was far too long

10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Vehicle pick up and drop off was quick. The staff was friendly and helpful. The vehicle was in great condition.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Waited over an hour to check in. Car was dirty. Had to walk back to terminal after drop off because shuttle was late. Took $50 off my deposit with no explanation. Not happy

6.0 Okay

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Keep was great! Grouchy staff during pickup and especially drop off. The Jeep had mud on it when we picked up which we didn’t care that much but of course we put more mud on the week we had it and the manager lectured us saying he wanted to charge us $250 cleaning fee. We settled on $35 which I suppose was fair. Website says don’t worry about cleaning but you actually better bring it back clean. Heads up.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Friendly staff and didn’t overprice the rentals. Easy to deal with and secure the car.

1 out of 34

Dollar

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.4

Value for money

5.6

One location in Lihue

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3250 Hoolimalima Place

+1 808 245 3652

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The 4 dr keep wrangler had no power locks or windows…therefore no way to easily u knock and lock the car. Super base model. It was fairly new but we saw several others w nicer trims. Separately the fuel wasn’t full at pickup. We did 150 miles and were empty and had to fill up. Didn’t have time to haggle at the counter so I have to call them about that. We paid well over $100+ per day and the value wasn’t worth it.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
At the Lihue a/p check-in counter, there were a lot of extra charges added to the bill. Plus charging $18.00 daily to add a second driver. When I asked for an explanation about the extra charges, there was just a take it or leave it attitude. They were not friendly nor helpful. However everything about the car itself was great. It was bigger than expected, so all of us were comfortable and the surfboard fit into the back without a problem. I would probably rent from Dollar again, but not at in Lihue.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The wait for our car in line was over an hour. We got a chair for an elderly lady that we eventually moved to head of the line. They charged us an additional $214 saying you didn’t send those fees with our payment. The car was great, but the service needed more people to accommodate very line, out the door, line! Very slow, not congenital person!

6.0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
There was a 2 hour wait list to pick up car in 80 degree weather and none of the vending machines were stocked to have something cold to drink while waiting. Finally we got up to the counter where we were greeted by the manager who breezed us through and we got a Jeep. Unfortunately, the Jeep had manual locks and windows which I didn’t realize newer cars still had manual entry so for the entire trip we had to reach across seats and reach behind to the back seats to unlock everyone’s doors. What a missed opportunity to market the newest Jeeps. Dropping off a car was much less painful and we were able to pull up, get out and hop on shuttle back to airport in less than 5 minutes. Dollar really needs to come up with faster process for pick up or provide comfort stations during the wait.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
65 minute wait to receive car. Pathetic.

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The woman outside checking on reservations was very kind. The billing was not easy to understand. When you place the order it says you were charged the quoted amount. When you are at the counter they give you an additional bill. Seemed to add up to the original amount but was confusing.

Cons:

The billing part could have been better. The car was not very clean inside but was a good car and comfortable. The staffing was very understaffed. Three car rental companies inside and only one or two staff. Should be one staff person per car company. Very long wait in line.

1 out of 47

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.2

Wonderful

87 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.6

3 locations in Lihue

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3-3257 Kuhio Hwy

+1 808 241 5580

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3276 Hoolimalima Pl

+1 844 914 1553

Monday06:00 - 22:45
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Sunday06:00 - 22:45

3610 Rice St

+1 808 245 7252

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was wonderful. Car was clean and ready for pick up.

Cons:

Location is NOT at airport - there is NO shuttle. Uber / Lyft are NOT readily available. Must rely on taxi, which is hit or miss from the airport. I had to walk the 1.8 miles from the airport to get to Enterprise before it closed.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

We loved how smoothly and efficiently the check in and return went.

9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was a little hard to get into.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Check in staff rocked. Super easy drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

This Lihue location was fast, helpful and easy.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Agents that I talked to were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely book at the Marriott again, very easy.

Cons:

nothing, everything worked out great. We had the car for a month and no problems at all.

1 out of 18

Sixt

9.2

Wonderful

65 reviews
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

9.2

One location in Lihue

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3156 Oihana Street

+1 888 749 8227

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00

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4.0 Mediocre

May 2024

KAYAK
While Kayak states that changes can be made for free, Sixt does not honor that and wanted to charge $250 for a date change. Also, when we arrived at Sixt in Lihue Chrissy, the Sixt representative, said that they had to redo the rental charge because the credit cards didn’t match which was not true. However, I went along with it. She assured me original charge would be refunded. When came time to pay it was $1,000 more. She said that the car I had reserved was unavailable and was attempting to rent me an Escalade. I stood my ground and somehow the car I had rented originally was there and the price I initially paid was charged. I confirmed with credit card account that she refunded and then recharged the same card. Very sneaky . Be aware.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Customer service was excellent

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Everyone was friendly. Great service. I had a problem with a car and they exchanged it with a better car at the same price. Sixt is now my goto rental car company

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
I made my reservation months in advance requesting a small SUV, but when I arrived they had none. What is the point of making a reservation if the vehicle is not available upon arrival? They offered me other larger vehicles, which I finally accepted, otherwise I would be without a vehicle. Was very unhappy driving a large SUV in unfamiliar locations.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Helpful staff, nice car, high trim level.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Very courteous and professional staff

1 out of 15

Avis

7.5

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.0

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3259 Hoolimalima Place

+1 808 245 7995

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Super easy pick up.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Efficient Quick and FRIENDLY’

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Overall great experience, however the windshield wipers we a bit warn causing some visibility issues when driving in the rain.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The check in cashier was super sweet. Had lots of great travel advice, understood that we were tired from our flight and gave top notch customer service.

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

First car needed maintenance. They should have known this. The battery died in the parking lot.

Cons:

Car might have worked.

8.0 Very good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Rental car pick up had a very long line

1 out of 7

Advantage

6.8

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.7

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3273 Hoolimalima Pl

+1 808 245 5823

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00

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5.6 Fair

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They tried to charge us $50 for returning a Jeep with the roof down despite never having informed us this is an activity that we would be charged for. Either inform us or don’t charge.

6.0 Okay

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The front desk is very mean

9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Got a brand new car in minutes and drop-off was just as easy.

8.8 Very good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendliness of staff

Cons:

Nothing

9.6 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast and courteous service, clean vehicle, good price

Cons:

Received a Jeep Renegade as an upgrade. Some quirky controls, but we liked the high clearance and 4WD.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They were friendly while they apologize for giving your car away and only having to "upselled" you.

Cons:

They will give your car "away" if you are running late and then only have higher end vehicles that they upsell you on. Happened to several people, seems like a pattern-even though you have a non-refundable deposit -they will give your car away if an hour later than time you designate. Class action anyone?

1 out of 16

Payless

5.8

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.7

One location in Lihue

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3285 Hoolimalima Place

+1 808 245 9395

Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Car had no shocks, breaks worn,tires worn. Dents everywhere

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
They had trouble locating my reservation and the number I was given from kayak was not a viable number. He’s created a significant distress and confusion of over paying for the vehicle.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I tried to rent from Hertz and it was a huge mistake. Never again with Hertz

1.9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Waited in line for the car for >2hrs, mostly outside in the heat. The car I got was much worse than the one I booked and was not clean. Horrible experience.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Waited in line for over 2 hours to receive my car. One person was working behind the desk for 50 customers while other employees watched and chatted. Truly terrible.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

It was over a 2 hour wait to pick up the car.

1 out of 22

National

9.2

Wonderful

19 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.7

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3276 Hoolimalima Pl

+1 844 914 1552

Monday06:00 - 22:45
Tuesday06:00 - 22:45
Wednesday06:00 - 22:45
Thursday06:00 - 22:45
Friday06:00 - 22:45
Saturday06:00 - 22:45
Sunday06:00 - 22:45

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9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Our experience was great. We were upgraded to a vehicle that best suited our needs at no cost.

8.8 Very good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was fine staff was fast.

Cons:

4 days cost more than bringing it back & getting an upgrade for a week separately. Together price would have been $1500. Separately (2 reservations rather than 1) was $580 & $340. Ridiculous.

8.8 Very good

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off went very smoothly. SUV was adequate and handled the island's roads very well. We had a late arriving flight and the office stayed open past normal hours to accommodate our reservation.

Cons:

Expected a RAV4 - got a Hyundai SUV instead. Not a big deal though.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
The pick up was so easy and fast and so was drop off! Would recommend using them

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Took forever to get car. Had flat tire on top of Waimea canyon. Tire was bald and no owners manual to help figure out where spare tire was. Waited 2 hrs and still no tow truck. Finally found someone with same vehicle and looked at owners manual regarding spare tire. We would appreciate a partial reimbursement for our terrible day!!

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Easy process when actually picking up our car and when returning. Great people at the rental, so friendly and helpful.

1 out of 3

Economy Rent a Car

5.9

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.0

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3501 Rice St 1009

+1 808 652 1985

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6.0 Okay

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was comfortable - outwardly seemed clean - staff was nice

Cons:

Car smelled like cat pee almost from the time we drove out. The operation was very small and not what we expected from a front line car rental company - obviously contracted out. Not much inventory to pick from and I felt the professionalism was lacking - would never rent from them again. Gave us an uneasy feeling in regards to the paperwork we were given in the onset.

3.6 Poor

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly

Cons:

Our car had major issues. It was 13 years old with 100,00 miles on it. Windshield wipers didn't work, it started to overheat while we were sightseeing, the whole car would shake violently when you braked and the transmission was slipping gears when accelerating from a stop. It was like a bad joke.

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car AC didn’t work, windows would shut, engine check lights on. Staff told us tough luck.

Cons:

Better car or rate reduction for crappy car

8.4 Very good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was great. It was a super quick process.

Cons:

The car was a little older. A newer one would have been nice. But it was still clean and very reliable.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

We were picked up by our friendly driver who was happy to answer any touristy question. On our way to the rental company, he called the guy in the office to get our car ready. The process was very speedy.

Cons:

We did not get the type of car we ordered but nevertheless were happy with the rental company overall.

9.6 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup and drop off were so easy. Everyone was lovely The car worked well and was clean. All good.

Cons:

The price. But i think it was actually reasonable given the prices in Kauai and probably better than most.

1 out of 4

NU Car

7.6

Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

8.8

One location in Lihue

from$57/day

Locations in Lihue

4302 Rice St

+1 808 460 4646

Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday08:00 - 15:00
Thursday08:00 - 15:00
Friday08:00 - 15:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00

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Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Lihue

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Lihue Airport

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Elita Rent A Car

4.0

Mediocre

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One location in Lihue

Locations in Lihue

Lihue Kauai Island Airport LIH

+1 808 245 5823

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

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One location in Lihue

Locations in Lihue

3273 Hoolimalima Place, Lihue

+1 808 245 5823

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Advance Car And Truck Rental

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One location in Lihue

Locations in Lihue

3273 Hoolimalima Pl Suite A, Lihue, Kauai County, Hawaii

+1 808 245 5823

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Econorent

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One location in Lihue

from$81/day

Locations in Lihue

Lihue Kauai Island Airport LIH

+1 855 282 4227

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Sunnycars

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One location in Lihue

Locations in Lihue

3276 Hoolimalima Pl

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1269 travelers who rented a car in Lihue gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.4

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Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$65/day

Good deal

$53/day

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