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Lihue, Kaua'i, HI
Jun 24 — Jul 1
Same drop-off
Lihue, Kaua'i, HI
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Pick-up locationLihue
Rental locations20
Airport locations17

Lihue car rental reviews and directory

From $49/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
9.1 Excellent (119 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Alamo
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
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJun 15 2021
Cons: Different vehicle than promoted at time of reservation. Not fond of the ride and space of a Cadillac Escalade. Pretty tight for family of five and luggage.
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Pros: Very easy pick up and drop off, shuttle to and from was promptCons: Most expensive car rental I’ve ever had!
10.0 ExcellentMay 19 2021
Pros: Very helpfulCons: more employees when checking out would be helpful
10.0 ExcellentApr 29 2021
Pros: Very good good service on phone helpful people
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2021
Pros: Staff was horrible on pickupCons: Quit ding the State's job and just rent the car
10.0 ExcellentApr 20 2021
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.
10.0 ExcellentApr 15 2021
Pros: Great car and customer service
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2020
Pros: Super clean, easy for pick up, drop offCons: Free GPS option
2.0 MediocreApr 26 2020
Pros: I wasn't able to rent a car because I had a debit and not a credit card. I guess, the company has had problems with locals renting cars and not returning the cards and even though I've rented from the company many times on Oahu. It didn't matter so I ended up having to rent a car from Budget
10.0 ExcellentApr 23 2020
Pros: It was quick and efficient to get my vehicle. They were very friendly and courteous.Cons: Nothing that I can think of.
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From $42/dayRated #2
Thrifty
Most popular
7.7 Good (108 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Thrifty
Locations in Lihue
3250 Hoolimalima Place+1 877 283 0898
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
  • 7.7
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  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 16 2021
Pros: Service was great!Cons: Didn’t like how they try and pressure me into buying their insurance and telling me the insurance I bought from you was inadequate. You guys should really get together and figure this out. It made me not want to use your service or your insurance in the future.
2.0 MediocreJun 11 2021
Pros: Staff [while friendly] added a $39.99/day charge to my reservation, rushed me through checkout, and I was just told by customer service: "It's your responsibility to make sure no unexpected charges are being added, not ours." So: be warned that they will attempt to mislead you into spending more than you planned. Don't sign or initial anything without reading it thoroughly first.Cons: Really wish they had been upfront about the added charges, giving me a chance to refuse them. I won't rent from Thrifty again.
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Pros: We got a car! Drop off was convenient.
8.0 ExcellentMay 7 2021
Pros: Everything was as expectedCons: check in was busy at no fault of the rental car companies
6.0 GoodMay 3 2021
Pros: The car worked wellCons: Check in procedure. We had to wait in line for over one hour.
2.0 MediocreMar 6 2021
Pros: We were unable to go to Hawaii because of COVID. They charged us over $700.00 for a car we never used. I will never book thru Priceline or use Thrifty ever again. Trying to talk to them about this was a waste of time. They just kept repeating that the reservation was not cancelable.Cons: Recognize that the traveler can't foresee state law changes and that charging people for a car they never used is both immoral, bad business practice and pisses people off. I will never use Priceline or Thrifty again. And we travel all over the world.
4.0 OkayNov 29 2020
Pros: Dropoff was comparatively easierCons: Waited in line for two hours to pickup the car.
10.0 ExcellentJun 29 2020
Pros: Fast, friendly service. The agents explained everything and made it very easy on me.
10.0 ExcellentApr 14 2020
Pros: Easy process and professional serviceCons: N/A
5.6 OkayFeb 1 2020
Pros: Yes the staff was helpful and friendly.Cons: The extra fees just kept stacking up once we got the car, it ended up being almost double of what paid in advance online, and the extra insurance I paid for ended up not being part of thrifty. The 15$ a day fee for your spouse to drive the car and 90$ for a tank of gas were the toppers!
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From $38/dayRated #3
Advantage
7.3 Good (224 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Advantage
Locations in Lihue
3273 Hoolimalima Pl+1 808 245 5823
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 22 2020
Pros: NOTE: I cancelled this reservation due to the COVID-19 pandemic back in March. I do not expect that my credit card will be changed.
7.6 GoodMar 24 2020
Pros: Staff were goodCons: really need to Rain-X the windshields of the cars - it rains most days at least a little, and the glass is already etched by the salt air - really need better visibility in the rain.
7.2 GoodFeb 19 2020
Pros: Staff seemed friendly on return of vehicle.Cons: Vehicle has some minor electrical problems (interior lighting didn’t work at night) and counter wait time could be improved.
6.4 GoodFeb 11 2020
Pros: Picking up the car was great. Got an upgrade and very friendly staffCons: When I returned the car I was late (my fault) and the gas station along the way was closed. I returned the car with 78 miles and was charged 50$ claiming it took over 9 gallons to fill up. Then they triple charged me taxes on the daily charges and my couple hour mistake cost me over 160$. There really should be a half day rate for lates returns and not gouge me a full day at top dollar. My two day prepaid was 115$, my 2.5 hours was 160$....... and I’m a resident of Hawaii visiting another island to see my kids. Will not use them again lol
3.2 MediocreJan 22 2020
Cons: Rude lady at return sprayed me with the windshield wiper fluid and was hostile.
8.8 ExcellentOct 25 2019
Pros: The staff were very helpful and friendly; the car was clean and comfortable.Cons: It took a long time to get the car and the signage for where to drop it off was not clear.
2.4 MediocreOct 25 2019
Cons: Having the advertised car or a real functional equivalent. A Chevrolet convertible is not the functional equivalent of a VW Beetle convertible. Classic bait & switch.
4.8 OkayOct 14 2019
Pros: Staff was okCons: Staff not expressing to check the vehicle for damages prior to leaving the rental agency. There were a lot of scratches and dents. Also extra expenses for cleaning when is outrageous. The super expensive liability insurance was more then the rental expense.
4.8 OkayOct 5 2019
Cons: The car was bottom line with no frills. The windows were very dirty making visibility difficult.
6.0 GoodSep 25 2019
Pros: Yes, the staff was very friendly.Cons: A more expeditious check-in would have been better. We waited in line for approximately an hour upon arrival to the airport. Very unimpressed with the complete lack of disclosure of late opening hours/ our flight was first in the morning. No local telephone number provided. No transport to airp
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From $43/dayRated #4
Hertz
7.1 Good (129 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Hertz
Locations in Lihue
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
  • 7.4
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  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 19 2017
Pros: Price was lower than quoted. I had a small accident with two small dents and they were very reasonable.
5.2 OkayAug 14 2017
Hertz needs a better workflowPros: The car was fine. The staff is very reasonable and friendly given the challenge at the Lihue-Kauai location.Cons: The shuttle buses are too small to accommodate the demand after a flight arrives, so you may have to wait several shuttles to get onboard and to the rental car location. Once there, the line is slow--- not uncommon for rental agencies, but one would think they could figure this out. Most damning, After waiting in line for the rental car and getting the paperwork finalized, we had to wait another half hour for the car to be ready. They said it was being cleaned. We waited with another 40 people. There has got to be a better way to run this location. There's either a management problem or a shortage of employees.
2.0 MediocreAug 13 2017
Terrible rental in Kauai-avoid Hertz!Pros: The car was fine but the experience of picking it up in Kauai was so miserable I don't think I would ever use Hertz again. We were told there were no cars when we arrived at the lot. A smug agent informed people that the agreement was for a car sometime that day and not at any particular time. What a way to start your vacation in paradise. It took a long time before they even would predict when a car might be available. Then I was told a car was on the lot but I would need to wait for it to be cleaned. Inconsiderate and incompetent service. A large group of really unhappy customers basically begging to take any car they could find. No apologies.Cons: See above.
3.6 MediocreAug 13 2017
Waited 90 minutes for car that was not even ready!Pros: The Dodge Journey had decent air conditioning; really can't think of othe positives.Cons: In Lihue, I waited over 90 minutes in line at Hertz and then when they told me what vehicle I had, I eventually found it in a long line waiting to be cleaned. Our family was very hungry so we were able to convince them to let us take the car dirty.
6.0 GoodJul 30 2017
Cons: Poor customer service. Agent on check in was rude & very unfriendly.
8.0 ExcellentJul 29 2017
Pros: They were quick to pick us up from the terminal and the staff were very friendly.Cons: We had a warning light appear and could not reach the national or local office for assistance even after many attempts.
7.6 GoodJul 20 2017
Way better than ThriftyPros: No hard sell to upgrade like I've gotten from Thrifty at Lihue airport. Easy pick up and drop offCons: Car had a few dings but I've learned to take a complete photo/ video survey of my Rental cars ever since renting from Advantage rental in Orlando. Never had problem with Hertz
9.6 ExcellentJul 17 2017
Great car no problemsPros: No issues.Cons: Nothing
3.6 MediocreJul 12 2017
poor car rental experienceCons: extremely long lines during pick-up slow processing of a car rental booked and paid for in advance only one car option
10.0 ExcellentJul 12 2017
Hertz RentalPros: Fast and efficientCons: None
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From $42/dayRated #5
Dollar
6.9 Good (107 reviews)
2 locations in Lihue
Dollar
Locations in Lihue
2440 Hoonani Road+1 808 798 0395
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
3250 Hoolimalima Place+1 866 434 2226
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
  • 6.7
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJun 15 2021
Pros: Drop off was quick.Cons: There should have been more staff when the line got longer than 3 people. The wait to get to the contact was very long.
10.0 ExcellentJun 12 2021
Pros: The counter agent Skip was more than helpful and friendly and really put in extra effort. Terry, the area manager, was able to help me with a problem, solved it, and was friendly, professional, and just made our experience with Dollar excellent.
2.0 MediocreJun 8 2021
Pros: Friendly managerCons: This car location was NOT true. It said Lihue pickup. It was actually Koloa...a 40 minute drive away!!! We were charged extra fees because there was NO WAY to get to our car and pay for a ride.
10.0 ExcellentJun 8 2021
Pros: They made a mistake on the bill initially, but immediately honored the price at registrationCons: Super easy. No complaints
8.0 ExcellentJun 3 2021
Pros: Easy drop off. The car worked fine.Cons: No one told me that I should get on the Hertz bus to get to the Dollar counter. I waited while 3 Hertz busses passed before finding out I should have been on one.
6.0 GoodMay 26 2021
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.
2.0 MediocreMay 25 2021
Pros: That we had a working vehicle. Thats about it.Cons: Stop over promising vehicles to so many people!! We should not have had to wait 3 HOURS to get a car we already half paid for. Ridiculous!! When we returned our car, the line was even longer! I am outraged by how disorganized and unprofessional this company is. Never renting from them again.
6.0 GoodMay 25 2021
Pros: It was a good model car that worked well and had lots of space.Cons: The car could have been newer and inside less worn. The car had scratches all around the exterior. The worst part were the additional $300 in fees for pickup and drop off of the car after I paid in advance of the car.
2.0 MediocreMay 23 2021
Pros: Nothing! Will never use Dollar Rental again!Cons: I booked our car 3 months ahead of our trip. Called 2 weeks prior to our trip to confirm we did have a car and they confirmed we did have a car. The day before our trip, they called and said they were closed on the weekends so we would not have a car! They also said they were calling "as a courtesy" and were not required to call us!!!!!! That left us stranded. Found out they changed their hours a week prior to our trip but they never bothered to call us until the day before. And then to have the audacity to tell us they were calling as a "courtesy"!
8.0 ExcellentMay 6 2021
Pros: Drop off easy.Cons: Took a little over a hour in line to pick up the car.
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From $49/dayRated #6
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (59 reviews)
3 locations in Lihue
Enterprise
Locations in Lihue
3-3257 Kuhio Hwy+1 808 241 5580
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3276 Hoolimalima Pl+1 844 914 1553
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
3610 Rice St+1 808 245 7252
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 5 2021
Pros: EXCELLENT SERVICE! THANK YOU
10.0 ExcellentJun 5 2021
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: If you offered an airport shuttle
10.0 ExcellentJun 3 2021
Pros: Great customer service and was upgraded to a larger vehicle, which ended up saving our trip as the rest of our party booked with Avis who ran out of vehicles and couldn't honor their reservation. With the upgrade we were able to fit everyone in one vehicle!Cons: The pickup line was extremely long, so could have had more employees available. Everyone was nice and helpful though!
6.0 GoodApr 21 2021
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 ExcellentFeb 7 2020
Pros: We loved how smoothly and efficiently the check in and return went.
9.6 ExcellentJul 9 2019
Cons: Car was a little hard to get into.
10.0 ExcellentJun 4 2019
Pros: Check in staff rocked. Super easy drop off.
10.0 ExcellentMay 7 2019
Pros: This Lihue location was fast, helpful and easy.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2019
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.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 2 2018
Kauai VisitPros: Very nice staff at the airport location. They are really helpful. We drove a car with excellent gas mileage.Cons: N/A
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From $53/dayRated #7
Budget
7.7 Good (77 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Budget
Locations in Lihue
3285 Hoolimalima Place+1 808 245 9031
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
  • 7.8
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  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 17 2021
Cons: I waited 2 hours to get my car. Fuck that shit.
2.0 MediocreJun 4 2021
Pros: Horrible... we had a reservation but were told that no cars were availableCons: No one called to check on us the next day or give us info on how to get a fecund for alternative transportation to our hotel
2.0 MediocreMay 28 2021
Pros: The staff member was EXCELLENT and the size of the vehicle suited our needs.Cons: #1 We had an hour wait in line (with a toddler) and no seating available. Then another hour wait in the hawaii sun with no seating available to take possession of the vehicle. Total of a 2 hour wait to get our vehicle. #2 The vehicle was FILTHY inside, numerous dings, scratches and paint chips to the exterior. The interior rooftop trim was hanging down and the transmission cut out numerous times during the week; causing a false sense of security when thinking the vehicle was parked in (P).
2.0 MediocreMay 23 2021
Pros: Arrived and Budget had no cars despite us having a reservation. Talked to one person who finally received a car after waiting 5-1/2 hours!!! I called the Budget national number and they said that “ other reservation services like Kayak generate reservation numbers without actually having cars”Cons: I guess the lesson learned is NOT to reserve vehicles through a 3rd party and NOT deal with Budget who obviously did not even offer any sort of solution.
7.2 GoodJan 24 2020
Cons: Pickup line was way too long- over half hour waiting.
6.0 GoodJan 5 2020
Pros: Drop off was very efficientCons: Wait to get the car was excruciating. Surely you can have a better check in system. Also 2nd day my daughters wanted to be added as drivers. Process was even slower. When you are on holiday you don’t want to waste your time standing in lineups. The inside of the car was not clea
10.0 ExcellentDec 27 2019
Pros: Budget had a selection of cars over the holidays, whereas other car companies were sold out. The cost for our car was reasonable for the season: $770 for four days. Not cheap but we were relieved to find a car. The mileage was unbelievable. We drove all around the island for four days and only spent $40 on fuel. Pick up and drop off were easy.Cons: The price could’ve been a bit lower. Also we had to extend five hours and that raises the price over $200. That was painful.
4.4 OkayNov 12 2019
Cons: Long waits...
3.2 MediocreOct 7 2019
Cons: We waited in line for over an hour and the car we were given was trashed. Not only was it covered in dents and scratches, it still had clothes from someone else and it smelled horrible. We returned the car with a full tank but were charged for fuel along with multiple other miscellaneous charges. It’s impossible to get any type of explanation or customer service at all.
9.2 ExcellentApr 6 2019
Pros: Friendly staff. Quick dropoff.Cons: Pickup took over an hour. That’s a little too long.
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From $35/dayRated #8
Payless
Cheapest deal
7.1 Good (60 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Payless
Locations in Lihue
3285 Hoolimalima Place+1 808 245 9395
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
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 15 2021
Pros: The drop off was super easy.Cons: Understaffing at the counter meant that we waited in line for two hours to pick the car. To cover up the fact that they did not have the compact car that we reserved they pushed us to take a convertible with no rear folding seats so we could not fit a surf board in the car. The agent did not mention this even when we asked if a surfboard would fit in the car.
2.0 MediocreJun 14 2021
Pros: No, they were not Helpful with the vehicle could not hold for us Flight delay
8.0 ExcellentJun 12 2021
Pros: Price and valueCons: Wait time wa horrendous. 3 hours to pick up a rental car is ridiculous especially with a reservation made many months in advance
2.0 MediocreJun 11 2021
Cons: Too expensive... Prices were jacked way up, and pick up counter was only staffed with one person. Car was clean and comfortable. Drop off was swift.
8.0 ExcellentJun 9 2021
Pros: It was easy drop-off, but really not a good pickup experience. I had to call the 800 number as there were no agents available a the desk, only to find out I should have gone to the Avis Budget counter. Maybe unique to Lihue - but really poor communication.Cons: The communication on where to go to check out the car was poorly displayed and unclear. There was no one at the Payless booth so you just had to go to one of the other booths. the need to improve the signage.
8.0 ExcellentJun 5 2021
Pros: The drop off was very easy. Unfortunately pick up took over an hour and we were near the front of the line. Only 1 person was working the counter for a Memorial Day weekend.Cons: More service people at counter to help customers get their cars after a long flight.
2.0 MediocreJun 3 2021
Pros: I cried.
2.0 MediocreMay 24 2021
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 OkayMay 24 2021
Cons: It was over a 2 hour wait to pick up the car.
4.0 OkayMay 23 2021
Cons: Horrible trying to get a car then flat tire the first day. No support, no tire replacement details, had police call in order to get them to respond to us. Brutal.
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From $59/dayRated #9
National
9.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
National
Locations in Lihue
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
  • 9.3
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  • 9.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentAug 25 2019
Cons: Our experience was great. We were upgraded to a vehicle that best suited our needs at no cost.
8.8 ExcellentJan 2 2019
OverpricedPros: 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 ExcellentNov 27 2016
Good experiencePros: 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.
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From $64/dayRated #10
Avis
7.8 Good (22 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Avis
Locations in Lihue
3259 Hoolimalima Place+1 808 245 7995
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
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 23 2019
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 OkayDec 17 2019
Pros: First car needed maintenance. They should have known this. The battery died in the parking lot.Cons: Car might have worked.
8.0 ExcellentJul 9 2019
Cons: Rental car pick up had a very long line
10.0 ExcellentApr 7 2019
Pros: Is was easy to get and returnCons: They were super
8.0 ExcellentApr 7 2018
Double price when cruise ship arrives.Pros: Car was clean and nice full of fuel and ready to go. Process was fast and easy. Service and car were great, no complaints.Cons: When I priced out the same car the day before it was half as much. My fault for not reserving it then I guess. I just don’t like price gouging. Even under the guise of supply and demand.
4.8 OkayApr 1 2018
I do not recommend Avis in LihuePros: Car was very comfortable and had no issues with operations.Cons: Pick up and drop off was chaotic, customer service was very poor. Picking up the car took an hour because of long lines and slow service. It was clear they were backed up and did not have enough vehicles clean and ready to rent. Drop off was also poor, the return area was poorly marked and the attendant did nohad promptly acknowledge us or assist in directing us for our return.
7.6 GoodNov 1 2017
Pick up slow, drop off excellent!Pros: The drop offCons: The pick up was slow and arduous
8.0 ExcellentAug 23 2017
Pros: Good value.Cons: Not the best customer service I've experienced at check-in.
5.2 OkayJun 17 2017
Cons: Inside of car was very dirty.
7.2 GoodMar 2 2017
Vehicle problemsPros: Upgrade from full-size to SUV was appreciated.Cons: Ford Escape is not a decent vehicle in any case, but mine came with extremely loud road noise from tires, an immediate notice that it was time for an oil change, and another notice that the windshield washer fluid was low.
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From $43/dayRated #11
Economy Rent a Car
7.1 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Lihue
3501 Rice St 1009+1 808 652 1985
  • 7
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 8.3
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodFeb 8 2020
Pros: Car was comfortable - outwardly seemed clean - staff was niceCons: 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 MediocreFeb 2 2020
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: 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 OkayJul 8 2019
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 ExcellentMar 24 2019
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 ExcellentOct 13 2018
5 star servicePros: 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 ExcellentJun 23 2018
Worked Out WellPros: 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.
9.6 ExcellentMay 28 2018
Good valuePros: Price, availability, More convenient than expected for an off airport rental locationCons: No back-up camera
6.0 GoodMar 5 2017
It did save us money...Pros: ...but was it worth it. The van only had basic features. No A/C in back, no automatic rear doors, minimal driver controls. Battery on key fob went out. Very nice people working there.
4.0 OkayOct 15 2016
Stay awayPros: The people were friendly and helpfulCons: We rented a minivan from this place. It was the lowest line of the minivan and old. I was surprised it had automatic windows. No air conditioning in the back. We hoped to save some money, thinking all rental agencies were the same. We were wrong. We ended up spending more money on an inferior product cuz they charged us to have an extra driver, where most places will allow you to include your spouse. The car was falling apart. the lining inside was coming down and one of the interior lights kept falling down too. Halfway thru the trip (we were there for a week), the unlock button on the remote stopped working. Luckily the key fob was new enough to have an actual key in the remote fob. So, we had to unlock the door manually everytime from that point on. Overall, it was a mediocre experience. I wouldn't use this company again.
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Car rental locations in or near Lihue

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Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$41/day

When to book a rental car in Lihue

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Top tips for renting a car in Lihue

  • 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 $41 or less
  • Book your rental car in Lihue at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Lihue are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lihue

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

  • On average a rental car in Lihue costs $49 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Lihue are Alamo (9.0, 223 reviews), Enterprise (8.9, 124 reviews), and Hertz (7.6, 286 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Lihue is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

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

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

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Lihue airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Advantage, Dollar, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Payless, 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 Lihue costs $67 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Lihue costs $49 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Lihue costs $44 per day, on average.

  • In Lihue, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 3250 Hoolimalima Place (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Lihue costs $343 per week ($49 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Lihue costs $1,471 per month ($49 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gas prices in Lihue are close to $1 lower per gallon than in other parts of Hawaii. However, they are slightly higher than in most other states in the United States. In Lihue, you can fill up your rental car’s tank for $2.50 to $3.00 per gallon. Premium gasoline is slightly more.

  • 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.

  • 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!).