Book Thrifty car rentals at Kona Intl Airport

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Thrifty car rental prices at Kona Intl Airport

Full-size SUV$64/day
Premium SUV$111/day
Supplier choice$41/day
Compact SUV$46/day
Standard SUV$57/day
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Overall Rating6.9 OkayBased on 100 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Got a flat tire and thriftys exchanged cars without and problems!Reviewed Nov 26 2023
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Pick up took forever Shouldnt take so long in 2023Reviewed Oct 29 2023
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Pros:They were friendly as they could be. I tried to keep clean but Hawaii has alot of sand!!Cons:I had to wait for almost 2 hours to get the vehichle, it was not a 4x4, they did offer to change but after waiting I wasn't in the mood. Gas was only 1/4 tank full had to fill up the next morning and last to days change oil light came on.Reviewed May 31 2021
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Pros:The staff were very helpful and friendly. I had to modify the contract in the middle, and they gave me the same rate and was very flexible.Cons:The car interior could have been cleaner.Reviewed May 4 2021
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Cons:Car was dirty the last person hotel key was on the car key and there was no gasReviewed Apr 15 2021
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Pros:Staff friendly. Car nice and roomy.Cons:can't think of anythingReviewed Feb 28 2021
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Pros:Nothing.Cons:Your agent would not honor the rental reservation because our flight arrived late. While there were cars available on your website, the agent said she had no cars available. We had to rent a car from Avis. I will never rent from Thrifty again and I will tell everyone I know about the horrible experience I had with your company and your representative.Reviewed Jan 4 2021
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Cons:Tried to charge me for rental when Covid closed Hawaii to tourists.Said they wouldnt refund me Beyond ridiculous!Reviewed Sep 12 2020
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Pros:There was NOTHING to likeCons:It would have been a lot better if I could have rescheduled this reservation. As it was, I was 4000 miles away, unable to use this rental because of the covid-19 issue.Reviewed Jul 3 2020
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Cons:due to the covid 19 virus, the car rental had to be cancelled and they gave all our money back. i was impressed how thrifty handled the situation and would use them again for car rentalReviewed Apr 20 2020
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Pros:drop off was easyCons:rental agent pushyReviewed Mar 13 2020
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Pros:Lost money clip with insurance and credit cards, cash, and id card at drop-off parking (I think) and all were returned. My thanks to the honest folks involved. I am thankful and impressed by these great honest floks!!!Reviewed Feb 21 2020
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Thrifty car rentals near Kona Intl Airport


73-200 Kupipi Street


Monday05:00 - 22:30
Tuesday05:00 - 22:30
Wednesday05:00 - 22:30
Thursday05:00 - 22:30
Friday05:00 - 22:30
Saturday05:00 - 22:30
Sunday05:00 - 22:30


+1 877 283 0898

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty at Kona Intl Airport

  • One of the primary reasons to book Thrifty car rentals at Kona International Airport is that they are an easy pick-up for renters arriving at the airport. If you need car rental services when out of town and arrive in Kalaoa via flight, the best option would be to get them at the airport. It is easier and saves you the money you would spend on the ride from the airport to the city. You can pick up car rentals upon arrival and drive to the city’s major destinations like Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Manini’owali Beach, and Makalawena Beach.
  • The Thrifty car rental counter at the airport is a busy facility, and you can find long queues. This is true, especially when arriving during weekday mornings, evenings, and weekends. However, if you book Thrifty car rentals at Kona International Airport, you will save a lot of time picking car rentals. You would save time choosing the right car, filling out all the paperwork, assigning the rental agreement, and picking up the car keys. If you book Thrifty car rentals at Kona International Airport, you would only need to present the documents, pick up the car and drive off. KAYAK lets you choose the add-on features you need, and you can get better deals.
  • Once you are ready to return the Kona International Airport Thrifty car rentals, please drive back to the location. Its address is Kina International Airport, 73-200 Kupipi St, Kailua-Kona HI 96740. Once you get there, please park the car rental, take out your items and lock the car. Record your mileage and submit the rental contract alongside the car eyes at the car rental counter. The car rental counter closes daily at 10:30 pm. However, you can use their after-hour services, which let you drop off car rentals outside operational hours. Please leave the car rental agreement and keys in the drop box area if you opt for this.
  • Even though the after-hour service is for your convenience, it has a downside. Thrifty car rental agreements hold you responsible for the car rental until the time of the formal check. This means that if your car gets damaged during the drop-off window to the time of the routine inspection, you will have to pay for the damages. Thus, consider dropping off the car rental during operational hours.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty at Kona Intl Airport for $45 or less
  • Book your rental car at Kona Intl Airport from Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars from Thrifty at Kona Intl Airport are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty at Kona Intl Airport

  • Where is the car rental counter at Kona International Airport?

    Once you get to the Kona International Airport, please pick up your items from the luggage claim area. Proceed to the shuttle bus pick-up area outside the baggage claim. Board the Thrifty bus to proceed to the counter to obtain your rental agreement. It operates daily from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm.

  • What documentation do I need to rent a car at Kona International Airport?

    To book Thrifty car rentals at Kona International Airport, renters must be at least 20 years old. Each drover under 25 is subject to pay an underage daily fee. Renters must also provide valid driver's licenses with at least one area of experience with no major endorsements. Renters must also provide a credit card to their name with the required limit for paying the rental and deposit amount. If you book Thrifty car rentals at Kona International Airport, you must present a booking confirmation voucher received in your email.

  • Do Thrifty car rentals at Kona Airport allow additional drivers?

    Yes. You can add a driver that meets the same renter and age requirements. All additional drivers must pay a daily fee on top of the rental costs. However, spouses of the render or companions of reduced mobility renters are exempted from the daily payment.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Thrifty at Kona Intl Airport?

    On average a rental car from Thrifty at Kona Intl Airport costs $61 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Thrifty at Kona Intl Airport?

    Compact (Buick Encore or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty at Kona Intl Airport.

  • Where can I find Thrifty car rentals at Kona Intl Airport?

    73-200 Kupipi Street is the closest Thrifty rental location to Kona Intl Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 877 283 0898.

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Kona Intl Airport (KOA)?