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Cheap car rentals in Maui

Full-size SUV$47/day
Premium SUV$54/day
Supplier choice$19/day
Compact SUV$36/day
Standard SUV$37/day
Intermediate SUV$38/day
Open air all terrain$68/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Maui

  • When considering Maui car hire, you will need to bear some basic rules of the road in mind. Firstly, get used to driving on the right-hand side of the road, as opposed to the UK’s left and expect your vehicle to be an automatic as opposed to a manual transmission. Manual transmissions will be great for getting up steep hills, so if you want one, you can always pre-book one. There’s a zero tolerance for drinking and driving in Maui, so always get a responsible designated driver if you want to enjoy a night out. That is where your second driver option could come in handy. Hire a sat-nav when you collect the vehicle, and you will be all set to begin your adventures with your Maui car hire.
  • A Maui car hire will actually be smoother than you’d imagine, as the island is very well-maintained with excellent road networks. You will find roads are well-surfaced and lit with bilingual signage. The main highway running through Maui is the Hana Highway; this road traverses along the north-eastern shore of the island and includes stretches of Routes 36 and 360. You will notice that directions on the island are often given by compass points, such as north and south, and sometimes even in the direction of the wind. Most tourist areas are near good roads and won’t take you off the beaten track to rougher surfaces.
  • Car hire in Maui should be dictated by your budget, as when it comes to the roads, you will not be challenged with surfaces requiring a high-powered vehicle such as an SUV. What could be nice if you are over 25 is to see the island with a convertible or luxury car. Exploring coastlines with the wind in your hair will put a cherry on top of your holiday. However, a standard economy or intermediate vehicle will get the job done effortlessly and save on fuel too. Fuel is not known to be cheap compared to the rest of the States, so bear that in mind when you hire the vehicle and opt for a like-for-like policy that only replaces what fuel you use.
  • When paying for your Maui car hire, you will find the majority of car hire companies will prefer a credit card. There are certain global companies that accept debit cards, but it will depend on the size of their branch and location. Always read the terms and conditions of the particular collection branch to find out if paying by debit card will be allowed.
  • If you plan on renting a car in Maui, air conditioning is almost a must, due to the warm temperatures and humidity that occur throughout the year. Remember also that while renting a convertible can be a lot of fun in a place like this, rain is pretty frequent so keep that in mind before you choose this type of vehicle. Anybody that rents a car in Maui will need a valid driver's license that has the name of the person renting the car on the license. If you're someone that is from a country other than the United States you will also need a second form of identification to rent a car.
  • If you're a parent traveling to Maui with your child there are some important rules to remember regarding car seats for the kids. The law in Hawaii mandates that kids that are four years old and under sit in a child safety seat. Any children that are between the ages of four and seven need to ride in a booster seat child when traveling in a car. All children that are traveling in child safety seats or booster seats must be seated in the back of the car.
  • If you are planning on renting a car in Maui and would like to add an additional driver to your rental, it is important to remember that most rental car companies will require that the additional driver be at least 25 years old. There can also be limitations to this policy based on the type of car you plan on renting while you are in Maui.
  • If you plan on renting a car in Maui to do some type of moving it is important to remember that you may not tow anything with a rental car from most rental car agencies here. Rental cars generally are not allowed to either push or tow anything and you may not attach a trailer hitch to a rental vehicle.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Maui for $41 or less
  • Book your rental car in Maui at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Maui are around 10% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Maui are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Maui

  • Should I rent a car in Maui?

    One of the main reasons that travelers rent a car when they travel to Maui is because this is exactly the type of place where you are going to want to get out and about to explore all that the island has to offer. If you are a solo traveler there is an expansive network of public transit available to take you around the island; however, if you are in a larger group, or are bringing your family to Maui, this is not always a practical solution. Especially if you want to take a roadtrip to the Road to Hāna, a picturesque highway that has leads to beautiful beaches, waterfalls and many more natural attractions.

  • What is driving like in Maui?

    One thing that often shocks people that are visiting Maui is the slow pace at which you move on roads here. The maximum speed limit on a lot of roads in Maui is 55 mph although there are quite a few roads where that speed is anywhere between 25 and 45 mph. There are no freeways in Maui, nor are there any carpool lanes, numbered exits, or interstates of any kind. When you drive in Maui you need to prepare for a much slower pace of travel and take that into account as you make plans to head to destinations you want to visit.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Maui?

    For most rental car companies in Maui, they will expect the person renting the car to be at least 21 years old. The only exception to this is that when you are renting certain classes of cars, such as luxury cars or full-size SUVs, they may expect you to be 25 years old.

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

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

  • What is the most popular rental car in Maui?

    Intermediate (Jeep Patriot or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Maui.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Maui?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Ace ($19/day), Thrifty ($31/day) and NU Car ($32/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Maui?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Maui are Alamo (9.4, 158 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (9.0, 98 reviews), and Avis (8.5, 62 reviews).

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

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Maui?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Maui are Kahului (98% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Maui), Kīhei (1%) and Lahaina (1%).

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

    On average a rental car in Maui costs $342 per week ($49 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Maui costs $1,466 per month ($49 per day).

  • Should I hire a car in Maui?

    Maui is best seen by car hire. Public transportation cannot take you to many of the far-flung gems this beautiful part of Hawaii has to offer, including miles of coastline and small villages. Visit Hana Bay, meander down the North Loop Coastline Road or drive out to the Maui Tropical Plantation. With so much to see and do on this world-famous island, there is no better way to truly immerse yourself in the spirit of Maui than by taking in all in by car.

  • What is driving like in Maui?

    Maui drivers are pleasant, friendly, and slow-paced. There is a general sentiment that Maui is not the same as Hawaii mainland, and people take life at a much smoother pace. This is especially true on the roads, even in rush hour, which sometimes occurs as tourists head towards the beaches. Do not honk your horn, as this is taken as offensive. The speed limit on the highway maxes out at a low 55 mph (89 km) and be aware that cattle and chickens are often found strolling in the roads, so be on the lookout for strays.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Maui?

    When you hire a car in Maui, you can be as young as 18 years of age. Be aware that if under 25 there will be a young drivers surcharge. This can be as high as $45 (£35) per day. You will need to take your passport, international driving licence, and credit card along to complete the transaction.

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Maui

    11 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Maui

    5 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Maui

    4 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Maui

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  • eaglerac

    Eagle Rent A Car car rental locations in Maui

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  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Maui

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  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Maui

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  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Maui

    4 Locations

  • yesaway

    Yesaway car rental locations in Maui

    3 Locations

  • ace

    Ace car rental locations in Maui

    2 Locations

  • acerentalcars

    Ace Rental Cars car rental locations in Maui

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Maui

    2 Locations

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