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Kaua'i car hire

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Cheap car hire in Kaua'i

Economy£44/day
Compact£39/day
Intermediate£40/day
Standard£59/day
Full-size£54/day
People carrier£67/day
Full-size SUV£59/day
Convertible£56/day
Premium SUV£65/day
Intermediate SUV£42/day
Standard SUV£51/day
Open-air all-terrain£57/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Kaua'i

  • One important thing to remember about renting a car in Kauai is that there may be limitations on the number and type of cars that you can rent. For the most part, you will be hard-pressed to find rental car companies that operate anywhere except at Lihue Airport (LIH). Even when you rent here, you should expect a rather basic lineup of cars to choose from while most vehicles available are good on smaller roads and include plenty of storage, including Jeeps and SUVs.
  • There are specific laws and regulations regarding children traveling in cars to remember when you drive in Kauai. In Kauai, any child that is four years old or younger needs to ride in a safety seat for children. Children that are younger than seven years old need to ride in either a child seat or a booster seat. It is important to remember that you can never put a rear-facing seat in the front of a vehicle with an active airbag. When a child rides in a booster seat, make sure that the seat belt fits properly.
  • A couple of important things to remember about renting a car in Kauai is that there are not that many gas stations once you get outside of the main town of Lihue. Another important thing to remember is that there is not a highway that goes all the way around the island, so no matter which direction you head, you will end up at a dead end eventually. Also remember that if you plan on making your way up Highway 550 to Waimea Canyon State Park, there will be no gas or auto services available, so keep that in mind before your trip.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Kaua'i for £37 or less
  • Book your car hire in Kaua'i at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Kaua'i are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kaua'i

  • Should I hire a car in Kaua'i?

    The choice about whether or not to rent a car when you are in Kauai really depends on what you plan on doing when you are there. There is a public bus service that will take you from the cities of Kekaha and Hanalei back to Lihue. Therefore, if you plan on staying in one town and not moving around very much, you can get away without renting a car. That said, if you plan on doing any exploring of this beautiful island, you will most certainly need a good rental car to get around. It is also important to think about what you will be doing on your trip, how many people you'll be taking, and how much stuff you will need to bring with you to help you determine the proper type of vehicle to rent.

  • What is driving like in Kaua'i?

    Driving in Kauai is much like driving in any other state in the United States. Drivers will drive on the right side of the road, distances will be in miles, and speeds will be in miles per hour. Because there are only two major highways on the island, you will find that driving is relatively easy but it goes at a much slower pace than you may be accustomed to if you're coming from a large metropolitan city. Because this is such a beautiful location, there is no need to rush to get anywhere but rather, you should enjoy all of the amazing scenery as you drive.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Kaua'i?

    Most of the rental car companies in Kauai will expect you to be at least twenty one years old to rent a car. There may be certain exceptions to this rule, such as if you want to rent a luxury vehicle. In this case, they may expect you to be at least twenty five years old. If you plan on using a debit card to rent a car, you may need to be twenty five years old as well. Some rental car companies may let anyone eighteen years or older rent a car, but in this case, it will probably be a very basic vehicle, such as a compact or an economy car.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Kaua'i?

    On average a car hire in Kaua'i costs £52 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kaua'i?

    Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kaua'i.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Kaua'i?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Dollar (£39/day), Avis (£41/day) and Thrifty (£42/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in Kaua'i?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Kaua'i are Alamo (9.3, 95 reviews), Sixt (9.2, 67 reviews), and Thrifty (7.3, 77 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Kaua'i?

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

  • How much does a car hire in Kaua'i cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Kaua'i costs £293 per week (£42 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Kaua'i cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Kaua'i costs £1,255 per month (£42 per day).

Car hire locations in Kaua'i

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Kaua'i

    5 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Kaua'i

    4 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Kaua'i

    3 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Kaua'i

    2 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Kaua'i

    2 Locations

  • advance

    Advance Car And Truck Rental car hire locations in Kaua'i

    1 Location

  • advantage

    Advantage car hire locations in Kaua'i

    1 Location

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Kaua'i

    1 Location

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Kaua'i

    1 Location

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in Kaua'i

    1 Location

  • economy

    Economy Rent a Car car hire locations in Kaua'i

    1 Location

  • elitarent

    Elita Rent A Car car hire locations in Kaua'i

    1 Location

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£42/day

Good deal

£37/day

When to book a rental car in Kaua'i

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