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Maui Airport Car Rental Information
When looking to rent a car in Hawaii, the number of companies, options, and websites can be very confusing. We created this website to solve that problem and be the one-stop-shop for your car rental needs. Most of the major rent-a-car brands have airport rental locations at Kahului, so you will have plenty of options to choose from, regardless of your needs.
Kahului Airport Facts
How to Find the Best Deals on Rental Cars in Kahului
There are many different rent a car agencies to choose from, all of whom offer car rentals at discount rates. The secret to finding the best deal on your next rental is to compare from multiple different sites and go with the provider that is going to give you the best deal and has the widest selection of vehicles.
Saying that and doing it are two different things, so we have made it very easy for you to find the best deal on your car rental Maui airport. Simply go to the top of this page and enter the date and time you would like to pick up and drop off your rental and click the search button. Our website will then scour the internet to find you the best price.
Popular Car Types for Exploring the Island
Tips When Renting a Car at Kahului Airport
Stepping off the plane on a Sunday afternoon (or any day for that matter) after hours of travel, the last think you want to have to deal with is picking up a rental car. Thankfully, auto rentals here are easy to pickup and the lines are typically not too bad. That’s not to say that during the busy season you will breeze right through, but for most times of the year, the customer service and overall check-in process is quite smooth.
Before you arrive at car rentals to grab your car and get to your resort, there are a few tips that we have gathered below that will help make your customer experience as easy as possible and hopefully save you some time.
Read the Rental Agreement
When you arrive at the rental location desk and they start the check-in process, be sure you pay close attention to the rental contract. There are certain restrictions on services that may limit your ability to drive the rental car certain places, so make sure you check the rental agreement and understand what is and is not allowed and where the return location is for the vehicle.
Two of the most common issues we see are limitations around your ability to visit the Road to Hana (especially the back way) and fees for secondary drivers. There can also be large credit card (or debit card) booking deposits required, depending on your age, insurance company coverage, and other factors. The bottom line is read the agreement carefully and understand what you are signing, especially if you are from another country outside of the United States.
Take Pictures of the Car’s Exterior Before Leaving
Before you sign that form that says you have accepted the car in it’s current condition, we recommend that you check and take photos of the outside of the car, just in case there are any claims that arise after you return the vehicle. While these kinds of things are rare, if there is damage to your vehicle that was not noted, you are liable and may have to pay for the damages and lost time if the vehicle has to enter service.
It’s one of those things that takes 2 minutes and could end up saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars, so take the two minutes and snap a few pictures before you leave the facility… just in case.
Stop at Ululani’s for a Refreshing Treat
On your way out of town, take a quick pit-stop at what is believed to be the world’s best shaved ice. The lychee, watermelon, and banana are my favorites, but whatever flavor you choose, you can’t go wrong. With 6 locations spread throughout the island and great customer service, it is a mere certainty that you will get another Ululani’s before you leave the island. Enjoy!
Relax, You’re on Vacation!
Whether it’s the long lines at baggage claim, fees for an additional driver at the rental counter, or the 5+ hours of travel are just taking a toll on your body, just remember that you are on vacation in the Hawaiian islands and this is a time to relax, not stress out.
Before you know it, you will be at one of the many gorgeous resorts on the island sipping pina coladas out of coconuts, snorkeling on the south shore, or working on your sun tan while soaking in that aloha spirit. Take a deep breath and soak in the feeling of peace in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
The Top-Rated Car Rental Companies at The Maui Airport Location
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
There are 22 separate rental car companies at OGG, 19 of which have pick up service available on-site. Some of the top brands you may have heard of are Budget, Dollar, National, Thrifty, Enterprise and Alamo. Use the search feature at the top of this page to search the best prices from all of these top brands you can rent from.
The cost to rent a car varies on a number of factors. Things like the time of year, length of the rental, and type of vehicle play a big part in determining the price of your rental. On the low end, we have seen prices using a promo code or coupon starting at $19 per day before taxes and fees. During peak season like Christmas or Thanksgiving, car rental prices soar to $50+ per day.
Also, be sure to bring a credit card (not debit cards) or be prepared to pay a hefty deposit. If you only have a debit card, be prepared to pay up to several thousand dollars in deposits.
Economy or Compact class cars are almost always going to be the cheapest rental cars you can find at Maui airport. Occasionally, there will be a promo code or coupon available for special pricing on a Jeep Wrangler or Mustang convertible, but those types of discounts are pretty rare.
This is really a personal choice and one that you will need to make for yourself. If you plan to stay in one area, sitting on the beach all day and not do a lot of sightseeing then, in theory, you do not need to rent a car while visiting. However, if you plan to do any amount of significant driving to new beaches or even the Road to Hana, then booking a rental car will be important and is highly recommended for most visitors to the island.
The car rental industry uses something called dynamic pricing, which means that prices from each company are changing constantly based on supply and demand. Therefore, there is no “cheapest” car rental company in Kahului, but you can always find the lowest prices when searching right here! If you can’t find the price you want at the Kahului location, return tomorrow and check again or one of the other locations.
Yes, Uber is available for booking in all of the major island cities. There are also numerous taxi cabs in all of the major tourist destinations and competing services like Lyft. The point is, if you had a few too many pina colada’s and need someone to give you a ride, you wont have a hard time finding one.
Insurance coverage varies based on the policy that you have and the car you rent. The only way to check if your car insurance or credit card coverage will cover you when renting a car, you need to call and ask. Do not assume, as driving with out insurance is illegal and can be catastrophic to your financial well-being. In some cases, your travel insurance may also have some coverage you can take advantage of so whether you are in the Virgin Islands or Hawaii, it’s best to call and confirm coverage before you arrive.