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Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, HI, United States
29 Jun — 6 Jul
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Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, HI, United States
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Kailua-Kona car rental Information

Pick-up locationKailua-Kona
Rental locations18
Airport locations12

Cheap car rentals in Kailua-Kona

C$ 146/dayEconomy
C$ 146/dayCompact
C$ 165/dayIntermediate
C$ 168/dayStandard
C$ 168/dayFull-size
C$ 220/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 178/dayPremium
C$ 187/dayLuxury
C$ 230/dayConvertible
C$ 184/dayCompact SUV
C$ 188/dayIntermediate SUV
C$ 200/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Kailua-Kona car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 53/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (123 reviews)
2 locations in Kailua-Kona
Enterprise
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73 107 Aulepe Street+1 844 914 1549
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
Non-airport: 74-5583 Luhia St.+1 808 331 2509
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.7
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
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From C$ 66/dayRated #2
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (240 reviews)
1 location in Kailua-Kona
Alamo
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73 106 Aulepe Street+1 844 914 1550
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.8
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
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From C$ 56/dayRated #3
Hertz
7.8 Good (400 reviews)
3 locations in Kailua-Kona
Hertz
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-104 Aulepe Street+1 808 329 3566
Monday05:30 - 22:30
Tuesday05:30 - 22:30
Wednesday05:30 - 22:30
Thursday05:30 - 22:30
Friday05:30 - 22:30
Saturday05:30 - 22:30
Sunday05:30 - 22:30
75-5660 Palani Road+1 808 329 2042
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
78-128 Ehukai Street+1 808 322 1715
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
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From C$ 50/dayRated #4
Dollar
7.5 Good (209 reviews)
3 locations in Kailua-Kona
Dollar
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-200 Kupipi Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday05:30 - 22:30
Tuesday05:30 - 22:30
Wednesday05:30 - 22:30
Thursday05:30 - 22:30
Friday05:30 - 22:30
Saturday05:30 - 22:30
Sunday05:30 - 22:30
75-5660 Palani Road+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
78-128 Ehukai Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.3
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
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From C$ 48/dayRated #5
Thrifty
Most popular
7.4 Good (182 reviews)
2 locations in Kailua-Kona
Thrifty
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-200 Kupipi Street+1 877 283 0898
Monday05:30 - 22:30
Tuesday05:30 - 22:30
Wednesday05:30 - 22:30
Thursday05:30 - 22:30
Friday05:30 - 22:30
Saturday05:30 - 22:30
Sunday05:30 - 22:30
75-5660 Palani Road+1 808 334 1944
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
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From C$ 44/dayRated #6
Budget
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (106 reviews)
1 location in Kailua-Kona
Budget
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-361 Kupipi Street+1 808 329 8511
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
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
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From C$ 54/dayRated #7
Payless
7.3 Good (92 reviews)
1 location in Kailua-Kona
Payless
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-361 Kupipi Street+1 808 326 9805
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
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
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From C$ 64/dayRated #8
National
8.6 Excellent (24 reviews)
1 location in Kailua-Kona
National
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73 109 Aulepe Street+1 888 826 6890
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 7.9
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From C$ 65/dayRated #9
Avis
7.3 Good (23 reviews)
1 location in Kailua-Kona
Avis
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-361 Kupipi Street, Suite 1+1 808 327 3000
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
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Kailua-Kona
Sunnycars
Locations in Kailua-Kona
73-107 A´ulepe Street
Ke-Ahole Apt -
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Easirent
1 location in Kailua-Kona
Easirent
Locations in Kailua-Kona
Kona International Airport
MondayInvalid Date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid Date - 23:59
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Recent reviews
1399 travellers who rented a car in Kailua-Kona gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Kailua-Kona

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 61/day

Good deal

C$ 51/day

When to book a rental car in Kailua-Kona

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Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Kailua-Kona

  • Renting a car certainly adds another dimension to any trip to Hawaii. With a car you can get around the island cheaply and quickly. This is particularly so for visitors to Kailua Kona, as from the town you can go by car to both Rainbow Falls State Park and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You could also take the chance to drive up the summit of Mauna Kea.
  • Is picking up the rental car step one of your trip to Hawaii? Well, if your flight lands at Kona International Airport, you will find all rental car facilities are actually located off-site, and you will need to take a shuttle to them. However, this will not be a big problem, thanks to the continuous shuttle pick up and drop off; no matter when your plane lands, the wait shouldn’t be more than a minute or two.
  • If you are looking to drive down Saddle Road on the Big Island, one thing to keep in mind is that, at times, the radio options can become quite limited and even occasionally non-existent. Thus, it is highly advised to bring a few CDs or other means of music just to keep yourself and your passengers as you loop around the island.
  • While Kailua-Kona may not have full-on rush hour, the town does occasionally experience varying degrees of traffic and congestion. In particular, Highway 11 and Henry Street can become backed up and bogged down during peak hours from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Kailua-Kona for C$ 51 or less
  • Book your rental car in Kailua-Kona at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Kailua-Kona are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Kailua-Kona

  • Some car rental companies in Kailua-Kona 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 Kailua-Kona costs C$ 61 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar (C$ 181/day), Hertz (C$ 191/day) and Thrifty (C$ 228/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis 73-361 Kupipi Street, Suite 1 96740 (12 kilometers from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Kailua-Kona are Alamo (8.8, 300 reviews), Enterprise (8.7, 199 reviews), and Hertz (7.7, 422 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Kailua-Kona is C$ 4.23 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 51 and C$ 68, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kailua-Kona.

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

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Kona Intl airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise, Payless, 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 Kailua-Kona costs C$ 64 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Kailua-Kona costs C$ 88 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Kailua-Kona costs C$ 54 per day, on average.

  • In Kailua-Kona, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 73-200 Kupipi Street (12 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Kailua-Kona costs C$ 425 per week (C$ 61 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Kailua-Kona costs C$ 1,820 per month (C$ 61 per day).

  • For the most part, any size vehicle will be perfectly suitable for Kailua Kona. However, more adventurous tourists may want to consider renting a 4WD vehicle, such as a Jeep, so they can take advantage of the smaller roads in the outlying areas of the island. Parking also won’t be an issue for even the largest of vehicles, so there are no limiting factors on that front.

  • In comparison to other states in the U.S., Hawaii has particularly low speed limits, with the highest speed limits on highways (a mere 60 mph). However, aside from the low highway speeds, the speed limits are mostly the same as they are in other parts of the U.S. In general, drivers can expect speed limits of 25 mph to 40 mph on urban roads. It should also be noted that many of the mountainous roads have very low speed limits that can vary widely, so prepare to have to drive slowly.

  • Unfortunately for drivers in Kailua Kona, the city has some of the highest gas prices in the U.S. On average, drivers can expect to pay around $4.00 per gallon of gas. This is significantly more expensive than even Seattle’s average price of $3. On a positive note, the distances you will be driving in Kailua Kona will be fairly short, so your gas expenditures still shouldn’t end up too high.

  • Parking is abundantly available in Kailua Kona. There are plenty of parking garages, lots, and spaces for streetside parking in all areas of the town -- including right by the beach. Drivers should have no issue finding parking no matter where they go in town.