Get the most out of your trip to Kahului with a rental car. Explore everything this scenic area has to offer, from the beach to the Twin Falls Maui Waterfall (about 19 miles from Kahului center) to the West Maui Forest Reserve. Discover the beauty of Maui nature with the comfort and flexibility a rental car can offer.
Kahului Airport is just under 4 miles from the city center and features a rental car center with eight companies represented, including Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, and Thrifty. The service center can be found at the end of the Baggage Claim Area, but shuttle buses from the terminals also operate and bring travelers to and from the rental center. Depending on where you stay, the drive into the city via Lanui Cir will take about 10 minutes.
The driving speed in Maui is generally lower than in most parts of the world, so lean back and enjoy a pleasant, relaxed, and hassle-free ride. Interstates and freeways are not common around Kahului and streets can be narrow, so drive at a moderate speed. Despite the stunning scenery, keep your eyes on the road, as deer and the occasional cow can cross at any given time, but especially at dusk and dawn.
Driving in Kahului is not recommended during 4 and 6 PM, as this is the general rush hour in Maui and many roads are narrow, meaning contraflow traffic can be a bit challenging. If possible, venture out in the mornings and return after 6 PM to avoid congestion. Kahului is renowned for its beautiful weather, but torrential rain showers can also occur -- it is not advisable to hit the road when it is pouring out.
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Full-size rental cars in Kahului are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average
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Some car rental companies in Kahului 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 Budget
On average a hire car in Kahului costs C$ 55 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty (C$ 173/day), Budget (C$ 188/day) and Dollar (C$ 201/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 101 Airport Access Road 96732 (3 kilometers from city center).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Kahului are Alamo (8.9, 298 reviews), Enterprise (8.6, 196 reviews), and Sixt (8.2, 236 reviews).
The average gas price in Kahului is C$ 4.14 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 50 and C$ 66, depending on the car size.
Standard (Ford Mustang Convertible or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kahului.
A Standard car rental in Kahului costs C$ 67 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Kahului costs C$ 78 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Kahului costs C$ 53 per day, on average.
In Kahului, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 101 Airport Access Road (4 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Kahului costs C$ 388 per week (C$ 55 per day).
On average a rental car in Kahului costs C$ 1,663 per month (C$ 55 per day).
Since many streets in Kahului are narrow, a compact car is a good choice for a vacation here. Additionally, a smaller car will ease the parking lot search and contraflow traffic will be grateful when you can whizz through the lanes without blocking the road.
Always adhere to the speed limits in Kahului, even if others do not, as the traffic law enforcement is pretty strict in Maui. Embrace the “aloha” driving style and relax your speed, as Hawaii is the state with the lowest maximum speed, allowing 55 mph on freeways and 25 mph in residential areas and when children are in the vicinity. Also look at the speed limit posted and adhere to it, or go slower if the road or weather conditions demand it.
The average refill in Kahului will cost about $3.35 per gallon, but gas stations like Costco may offer up fuel as low as $3.09 per gallon. Shell is among one of the most expensive places to refill your tank and should be avoided if possible.
If your hotel does not have a parking lot, a good alternative is the P+R in the south of Kahului or the Kahului Park, where cars can be parked conveniently. Street parking is also an option, but usually only allowed for up to 60 minutes and not overnight, so opting for a hotel with a parking lot or using a public parking garage is preferable.