Car hire at Lihue Airport

Car hire at Lihue Airport

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Lihue, Kaua'i, HI, United States - Lihue
17 Aug — 24 Aug
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Lihue, Kaua'i, HI, United States - Lihue
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Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
9.1 Excellent (152 reviews)
1 location in Lihue Airport
Alamo
Locations in Lihue Airport
  • 8.9
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent3 Mar 2022
Friendly staff and efficient pick-up and drop-off. The vehicle was not thoroughly cleaned with sand on the seats and floors, a deteriorated rear wiper blade and smearing on the inside of the windshield.
10.0 Excellent12 Feb 2022
Convenient and efficient.
8.0 Excellent9 Jan 2022
The car was available and worked great the whole trip. However, it took a very long time to check in, find a car and leave when we picked up. I was not picky at all. The car they decided to give me changed 3 times before I could leave. Then it turned out that the person who sent me off with the car didn’t complete the paperwork properly, so I had to wait in the office for someone to fix it and print me a receipt. Not the end of the world, but not the smoothest experience I’ve had, by far.
10.0 Excellent5 Jan 2022
Fast and easy
10.0 Excellent7 Dec 2021
Aloha
10.0 Excellent11 Nov 2021
Quick pick up and drop off!
10.0 Excellent3 Nov 2021
Better car options for the deals. Our car service light came on. Little nerve racking, not no issues. The people make the difference here. Handling COVID well.
10.0 Excellent30 Oct 2021
Easy rental. Clean car. Convenient.
8.0 Excellent25 Oct 2021
The check in/out employees were very friendly. The car interior was dirty with a layer of dust over everything, and the floors were poorly vacuumed.
4.0 Okay21 Oct 2021
When I went to pick up the car at the Lihue Airport on Kauai on Sunday October 10th at 1:30 PM HST, the Alamo staff screwed up the contract three times. They first failed too hand me a written contract before sending me to find the car. Then, they took 20 minutes to come up with a contract with $1,877 estimated total charges, which was roughly $500 higher than the correct total of $1,344 based on the reservation I had made on line at Alamo{s website over a month earlier. After I pointed out the error, they took another 20 minutes to produce a contract showing $2,880 estimated total charges! I then asked the Alamo staff to let me speak to their manager. He acknowledged the series of errors and apologized for the long delay, and took another 15 minutes to produce a contract with $1,366 in estimated total charges. By that point, my family and I had been sitting in the car at the exit gate. A few hours later,I discovered that they had put both a $2,880 and a $1,877 pending charge on my credit card. When I attempted to call several times between 3:30 and 4 PM for an explanation, I was unable to have my calls answered by a live person rather than recordings, none of which provided an option to talk to someone about a billing issue. I finally reached someone at Alamo{s national 800 numbers, who promised to have an answer from a live person at Alamo{s airport se tal office call me in the morning. The person who called me understood the problem but explained that the $2,880 pending charge had been removed, but said he couldn’t correct the other $1,877 pending charge without deleting the old contract and creating a new one. I had him confirm that he had put a note in your system about the error, and guaranteed that I would not be charged more than $1,344 as long as I returned the car on time without any damage. About 24 hours later, both pending charges had been removed from my credit card, and I was indeed charged only $1,344 when I returned the car at approximately 10:15 AM on Sunday October 20th. Although everything worked out in the end, I am still dumbfounded by the inability of the seemingly completely inexperienced and incompetent Alamo staff at Lihue Airport that day (except for the manager) to produce a contract that was correct and conformed to the reservationI had made on-line over a month earlier.
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Rated no. 2
Advantage
7.5 Good (120 reviews)
1 location in Lihue Airport
Advantage
Locations in Lihue Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre22 May 2020
NOTE: I cancelled this reservation due to the COVID-19 pandemic back in March. I do not expect that my credit card will be changed.
7.6 Good24 Mar 2020
Staff were goodreally need to Rain-X the windshields of the cars - it rains most days at least a little, and the glass is already etched by the salt air - really need better visibility in the rain.
7.2 Good19 Feb 2020
Staff seemed friendly on return of vehicle.Vehicle has some minor electrical problems (interior lighting didn’t work at night) and counter wait time could be improved.
6.4 Good11 Feb 2020
Picking up the car was great. Got an upgrade and very friendly staffWhen I returned the car I was late (my fault) and the gas station along the way was closed. I returned the car with 78 miles and was charged 50$ claiming it took over 9 gallons to fill up. Then they triple charged me taxes on the daily charges and my couple hour mistake cost me over 160$. There really should be a half day rate for lates returns and not gouge me a full day at top dollar. My two day prepaid was 115$, my 2.5 hours was 160$....... and I’m a resident of Hawaii visiting another island to see my kids. Will not use them again lol
3.2 Mediocre22 Jan 2020
Rude lady at return sprayed me with the windshield wiper fluid and was hostile.
8.8 Excellent25 Oct 2019
The staff were very helpful and friendly; the car was clean and comfortable.It took a long time to get the car and the signage for where to drop it off was not clear.
2.4 Mediocre25 Oct 2019
Having the advertised car or a real functional equivalent. A Chevrolet convertible is not the functional equivalent of a VW Beetle convertible. Classic bait & switch.
4.8 Okay14 Oct 2019
Staff was okStaff not expressing to check the vehicle for damages prior to leaving the rental agency. There were a lot of scratches and dents. Also extra expenses for cleaning when is outrageous. The super expensive liability insurance was more then the rental expense.
4.8 Okay5 Oct 2019
The car was bottom line with no frills. The windows were very dirty making visibility difficult.
6.0 Good25 Sep 2019
Yes, the staff was very friendly.A more expeditious check-in would have been better. We waited in line for approximately an hour upon arrival to the airport. Very unimpressed with the complete lack of disclosure of late opening hours/ our flight was first in the morning. No local telephone number provided. No transport to airp
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Rated no. 3
Thrifty
7.4 Good (134 reviews)
1 location in Lihue Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Lihue Airport
  • 7.5
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre1 Aug 2022
I booked a rental car for my honeymoon months before. We arrived in Lihue and had to stand in line outside in the heat for three and half hours. Once I was able to talk with the rental lady she set me up and had me enter my debit card. She then told me that the credit check failed… I have over 700 credit and well over the amount the car was going to cost but they wouldn’t let me retry the card incase it was a malfunction. Me and my husband had to instead use a $300 Uber to get to our Airbnb and then used the public bus system for any other travel we required because if we used Uber for each trip I would have paid way more than what the actual rental car would have costed.
2.0 Mediocre26 Jun 2022
The whole process took 3 hours, made worse by the fact that even after the paperwork was completed, there was an additional hour wait to clean the car.
2.0 Mediocre18 Jun 2022
Extremely Slow in rental desk area
2.0 Mediocre31 May 2022
Agent advised that late fee wouldn't be charged since car wasn't ready at scheduled pick up time. Was charged late fee.
2.0 Mediocre3 May 2022
Took two hours from when I walked in the door to pickup vehicle till I drove out of driveway. Worst pickup ever, and I have rented a lot of cars in my time.
4.0 Okay27 Feb 2022
Gave us a 6 seater people carrier instead of small compact we had ordered and reserved. Impossible to drive due to enormous size. Ditched it.
4.0 Okay21 Jan 2022
Car was pretty beat up. Pick up process was slow as computer systems are antiquated. When we didn’t want to pay for an upgrade, we felt a different, less friendly, attitude.
8.0 Excellent24 Dec 2021
A car with better breaks.
10.0 Excellent6 Dec 2021
Friendly service. Vehicle ready and clean.
4.0 Okay11 Nov 2021
Waited over two hours standing in line to get the car. Waited twenty minutes to get the shuttle and we were the only ones there.
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.2 Good (138 reviews)
1 location in Lihue Airport
Budget
Locations in Lihue Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre10 Jul 2022
The pick up agent was amazing, but the drop off agent charged us for 13 gallons of gas when we only had it for less than 48 hours AND returned the tank full.
4.0 Okay1 Jul 2022
One& a half hour wait in hot sun at pick up.
8.0 Excellent27 Jun 2022
Car was great pick up was great. Only issue was when I called customer service regarding drop off. They told me there was no option to drop off the car before 6 am. Basically they were reading the website. They were wrong of course but could use better training. I asked if they had an after hours drop box he said no. You have to wait until it opens to drop off the car. It was ridiculous.
8.0 Excellent25 Jun 2022
Pick up was ridiculous. No problem with staff at all, it just takes way to long. An hour and a half to pick up a car? There must be a way to streamline the process. To be fair, we’ve experienced the same with most of the other rental companies at LIH airport. Staff are always nice but, the whole process just takes forever.
2.0 Mediocre20 Jun 2022
Expect to wait 2 hours or more to get your vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre14 Jun 2022
Really long wait to get car. Only 2 people working for 30-40 customers. Car had mechanical issues. Never again using Budget!!!!!!
2.0 Mediocre12 Jun 2022
The pickup was horrendous. It took over 2 hours to get to the agent, 20 minutes to complete forms that I had filled out online, and another 40 minutes to have the car brought around. I will never use Budget again unless it is a life or death situation.
6.0 Good17 May 2022
Extremely long wait when picking up car. Well over an hour wait. Very long lines and only 2 agents present. The drop off was extremely easy
2.0 Mediocre12 Apr 2022
Two hour queue to collect car. Overworked counter staff. Branch opening is posted as 6am, though staff are there at 5am. Other drivers had left their vehicles blocking drop off gate overnight. The car was reasonable, although pretty dinged up. Overall experience was disappointing.
4.0 Okay21 Mar 2022
Did not get the car that was reserved and drop off process was very slow. The shuttles took forever to come
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Rated no. 5
Hertz
7 Good (145 reviews)
1 location in Lihue Airport
Hertz
Locations in Lihue Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 Jul 2022
Need to clean their cars a bit better as inside of windshield was filthy. But they did upgrade me at no extra cost which was nice!
8.0 Excellent10 Jul 2022
Very nice counter lady , but there was only one….many people in line , had to wait about 30 minutes to do paperwork before pickup….Kauai that’s why , but still……
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul 2022
My rental experience in Kauai was very poor, in stark contrast to a very positive experience I had with Hertz in Maui. We paid more in Kauai for less rental days and received a much more inferior vehicle. It was six years old, had no car play, and was covered in dings and some rust. But the worst part was the customer service. The rep wasn’t friendly at all. She added charges to our rental for roadside service and insurance, even though I didn’t agree to them. When it came to roadside service, she asked do you want the “Good,” “Better,” or “Best” package? She never said I could choose none of the three. Then I had to sign the credit card terminal before seeing what I was agreeing to. It was only after signing that she gave me the itemized rental agreement. I complained about the charges to someone else, and they eventually removed them. But the rep who helped me this time was also rude and even condescending. She asked me why I agreed to the charges if I didn’t want them, even though I already told her I didn’t agree to them. Then she told me, “you need to read the contract before you sign.” As I mentioned earlier, the credit card terminal they have you sign doesn’t show or itemize what you’re agreeing to. Bottom line: I would NOT rent from this Hertz location again.
10.0 Excellent23 Jun 2022
Exceptional visit! Helpful staff. Quick and easy booking, pickup, and drop-off!
6.0 Good12 Mar 2022
It took too long waiting inline to pick up the car.
2.0 Mediocre26 Jan 2022
My car broke down in a very dangerous highway and they took a while to get me transportion. No fees waived or anything at least for the inconvenience. Really messed with my vacation!
2.0 Mediocre24 Dec 2021
Hertz packed our threesome family into a Chevy Spark. As unsafe and uncomfortable as this was, we were determined to make the best of it. We would've appreciated a little better customer service than what we were given initially at Lihue, Kauai.
4.0 Okay15 Dec 2021
i was given a camaro, 2 doors, not good, cant easily fit big luggage in the trunk and through the door to the back seat. I don't like sports cars. I also asked you guys to include my gold membership with hertz so i could just get car and not stand in line and no one ever replied to my email.
10.0 Excellent19 Aug 2017
Price was lower than quoted. I had a small accident with two small dents and they were very reasonable.
5.2 Okay14 Aug 2017
Hertz needs a better workflowThe car was fine. The staff is very reasonable and friendly given the challenge at the Lihue-Kauai location.The shuttle buses are too small to accommodate the demand after a flight arrives, so you may have to wait several shuttles to get onboard and to the rental car location. Once there, the line is slow--- not uncommon for rental agencies, but one would think they could figure this out. Most damning, After waiting in line for the rental car and getting the paperwork finalized, we had to wait another half hour for the car to be ready. They said it was being cleaned. We waited with another 40 people. There has got to be a better way to run this location. There's either a management problem or a shortage of employees.
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
6.8 Good (166 reviews)
1 location in Lihue Airport
Dollar
Locations in Lihue Airport
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay1 Aug 2022
Waited in line for over 3 hours to pickup car.
2.0 Mediocre1 Aug 2022
Bait and switch. Didn’t have the car I reserved and was forced to upgrade to the only car that would fit 6 people. Doubled the cost.
2.0 Mediocre27 Jul 2022
I liked nothing. The wait was so long we had to go rent a different car at a different rental company. By our estimation, the wait for our car would have been 3-4 hours!! The location was understaffed and inefficient in their processing.
6.0 Good24 Jul 2022
The worst was having to wait in line for 3hrs to get the car! Once we got one, all was well.
2.0 Mediocre21 Jul 2022
It took 2 hours in line to pickup the car. 10 minutes when I was actually being waited on. A relative has a rent car at the same time from Alamo and said they just showed their ID and reservation, and we’re in and out very quickly.
4.0 Okay21 Jul 2022
Price was lowest. Unclear what value would be in getting the additional warranties. Really overpriced. Airport location was a madhouse. Really long lines for shuttle to rental location. Really long line at rental location, it took an hour to get through. Car itself was ok. It had more miles than I was expecting with more wear and tear but overall worked out. Return at airport location was also not great. We opted to return tank full but we had an early flight and the pumps in Lihue don’t open until later; wasn’t disclosed to us when we declined prepay fuel option so we couldn’t return full. Hate to return didn’t open at 5:00 am, it was closer to 5:10. This makes a difference when the flight is at 7:00 am.
4.0 Okay21 Jul 2022
I prepaid for car rental thinking that included all fees. Upon returning the car, I was charged and extra 300 for taxes from dollar. I rented another car from Hertz and prepaid without having to pay additional taxes.
6.0 Good11 Jul 2022
The 2 hour wait to pick up the car was really terrible. Especially travelling with young kids.
4.0 Okay8 Jul 2022
45 minute wait beyond my reservation start time before my vehicle was ready for pick up
6.0 Good3 Jul 2022
Pickup process is slow and has multiple processes that can be improved. The drop off was quick and efficient.
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Rated no. 7
Avis
7.7 Good (32 reviews)
1 location in Lihue Airport
Avis
Locations in Lihue Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre11 Apr 2022
Car I reserved they didn’t have.
4.0 Okay20 Mar 2022
Pick up process was horrible. After we arrived, we found out that Avis closes at 5 so Budget handles cars for both. 2 agents and at least 30 people picking up cars-it was a 2 hour process. Agents were pleasant just so short staffed. Drop off was fine. Car was fine, too, if on the small side.
4.0 Okay6 Mar 2022
The car had a lot of miles. It was quite dirty inside. The outside had lots of dings. It rattled over every bump, no matter how small. The price was outrageous.
10.0 Excellent3 Dec 2021
Easy in and out. Friendly. Close to terminal. Loved the KIA!
10.0 Excellent23 Dec 2019
The check in cashier was super sweet. Had lots of great travel advice, understood that we were tired from our flight and gave top notch customer service.
4.0 Okay17 Dec 2019
First car needed maintenance. They should have known this. The battery died in the parking lot.Car might have worked.
8.0 Excellent9 Jul 2019
Rental car pick up had a very long line
10.0 Excellent7 Apr 2019
Is was easy to get and returnThey were super
8.0 Excellent7 Apr 2018
Double price when cruise ship arrives.Car was clean and nice full of fuel and ready to go. Process was fast and easy. Service and car were great, no complaints.When I priced out the same car the day before it was half as much. My fault for not reserving it then I guess. I just don’t like price gouging. Even under the guise of supply and demand.
4.8 Okay1 Apr 2018
I do not recommend Avis in LihueCar was very comfortable and had no issues with operations.Pick up and drop off was chaotic, customer service was very poor. Picking up the car took an hour because of long lines and slow service. It was clear they were backed up and did not have enough vehicles clean and ready to rent. Drop off was also poor, the return area was poorly marked and the attendant did nohad promptly acknowledge us or assist in directing us for our return.
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Rated no. 8
Payless
6.7 Good (80 reviews)
1 location in Lihue Airport
Payless
Locations in Lihue Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 May 2022
3 hour wait to get the car. Had a leak in the back right tire I had to fill a few times. Drop off was chaos. They are severely understaffed but taking reservations as if they are fully operational. Cost us a half a day of our vacation
2.0 Mediocre29 Mar 2022
It was the worst experience I’ve ever had renting a car! Never will I use Payless again! Nor Avis or Budget!
10.0 Excellent5 Jan 2022
Everything was great! I forgot to fill the gas tank and they were very fair in settling with me… would highly recommend!!
2.0 Mediocre25 Dec 2021
Please call me - kayak booked me at the wrong provider and I did not pick up. Horrible service. I said I needed at the Sheraton and it made a reservation at the airport. 917-863-8947
5.9 Okay22 Aug 2021
The wait to get the car was very long and hot. The car we got was filthy, with windows that would not stay clean due to the gross windshield wipers. The streaks made for very unsafe driving at times. On the plus side, my agent was the friendliest, most amazing person who seemed to make everything okay. I think he name was Alila.
1.9 Horrible7 Aug 2021
It was a crazy experience! They couldn’t find keys to cars, other cars were out of service. They didn’t have any cars available in my category (even though my reservation was made months before). They offered me a larger vehicle (Chrysler 300) that was a gas guzzler & it wasn’t clean. But I have to say it was comfortable & had a lot of power.
1.9 Horrible4 Aug 2021
Had to wait over an hour to do paperwork
1.9 Horrible8 Jul 2021
After a 10 hour overnight flight for our honeymoon, no one was working the Payless counter when we arrived - they literally just didn't show up for work that day. Totally unacceptable. Another rental car company had to loan one of their cars to Payless in order for us to leave with a car. Terrible experience. If I could give 0 stars I would... Keep in mind we booked and prepaid in full several months in advance.
1.9 Horrible6 Jul 2021
Waited in line for the car for >2hrs, mostly outside in the heat. The car I got was much worse than the one I booked and was not clean. Horrible experience.
2.0 Mediocre1 Jul 2021
Staff was mostly friendly.The company needed more service agents. We waited in line for over an hour for our rental. We were 8th in line.
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Rated no. 9
Enterprise
9.4 Excellent (22 reviews)
1 location in Lihue Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Lihue Airport
  • 9.2
  • 9.6
  • 9.6
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good21 Feb 2022
This was perhaps the dirtyest car I've ever rented. We bought two glass cleaners and still could not get the windshield clean. The rest of the car inside was also not clean. The cost of the rental was ridiculous, more than double the cost for the same period from same time two years ago. Pick-up was great and attendant very helpful. Drop off was very confusing but attendant also was very helpful.
10.0 Excellent10 Nov 2021
Both pick up and drop off were handled excellently.
10.0 Excellent3 Jun 2021
Great customer service and was upgraded to a larger vehicle, which ended up saving our trip as the rest of our party booked with Avis who ran out of vehicles and couldn't honor their reservation. With the upgrade we were able to fit everyone in one vehicle!The pickup line was extremely long, so could have had more employees available. Everyone was nice and helpful though!
8.0 Excellent2 Feb 2018
Kauai VisitVery nice staff at the airport location. They are really helpful. We drove a car with excellent gas mileage.N/A
10.0 Excellent26 Jun 2017
Many thanks for an excellent experience!Friendly staff, from the shuttle drivers to the desk and lot workers. We received two quality vehicles, exactly as booked, and at a good value.
9.6 Excellent11 May 2017
Drop off is not well markedThe drop off is different than where the signs direct you. The airport signage should be better for the companies that are not in the main return area.
9.6 Excellent16 Apr 2017
Very easyFriendly staff, price as agreed (plus taxes) and choice of cars - would definitely use againAll car hire companies are reached by courtesy coach from the airport so none based there. Still quite expensive to hire a car at Lihue but thoroughly worth it.
9.6 Excellent26 Mar 2017
Great ServiceVery helpful local staff. Concentrated on good service rather than trying to sell us silly extras we didn't want. Generally behaved like Hertz used to years ago. Funny that Enterprise has become the new Hertz.
9.6 Excellent7 Mar 2017
Would book again!Great, personal service. Quick without being rushed! As quick a shuttle ride as you can find.
10.0 Excellent11 Dec 2016
Nice people, excellent car - brand new.Farther away from the airport than every other car rental place.
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Rated no. 10
National
9.3 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in Lihue Airport
National
Locations in Lihue Airport
  • 9.3
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2 Dec 2021
Took forever to get car. Had flat tire on top of Waimea canyon. Tire was bald and no owners manual to help figure out where spare tire was. Waited 2 hrs and still no tow truck. Finally found someone with same vehicle and looked at owners manual regarding spare tire. We would appreciate a partial reimbursement for our terrible day!!
10.0 Excellent17 Nov 2021
Easy process when actually picking up our car and when returning. Great people at the rental, so friendly and helpful.
10.0 Excellent1 Nov 2021
Easy process, really expensive for what we got
10.0 Excellent22 Oct 2021
I liked the ease of pick up; I was allowed to go out and choose any car on a particular row that was in the category I had reserved. I wasn't given any high-pressure treatment, trying to get me to upgrade to something I didn't need or buy an unnecessary insurance policy Then it was just a matter of looking the car over for any scratches and proceeding out to our destination. The return was equally straightforward. I applaud the company for this most appreciated streamlined approach!
9.6 Excellent25 Aug 2019
Our experience was great. We were upgraded to a vehicle that best suited our needs at no cost.
8.8 Excellent2 Jan 2019
OverpricedCar was fine staff was fast.4 days cost more than bringing it back & getting an upgrade for a week separately. Together price would have been $1500. Separately (2 reservations rather than 1) was $580 & $340. Ridiculous.
8.8 Excellent27 Nov 2016
Good experiencePick up and drop off went very smoothly. SUV was adequate and handled the island's roads very well. We had a late arriving flight and the office stayed open past normal hours to accommodate our reservation.Expected a RAV4 - got a Hyundai SUV instead. Not a big deal though.
Rated no. 11
Economy Rent a Car
7.3 Good (14 reviews)
1 location in Lihue Airport
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Lihue Airport
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 8.4
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 Jan 2022
Communication was great. They reached out to me and let me know they were waiting. Picked us up, took us to car and we were off. Same with drop off. Could not be more pleased.
6.0 Good8 Feb 2020
Car was comfortable - outwardly seemed clean - staff was niceCar smelled like cat pee almost from the time we drove out. The operation was very small and not what we expected from a front line car rental company - obviously contracted out. Not much inventory to pick from and I felt the professionalism was lacking - would never rent from them again. Gave us an uneasy feeling in regards to the paperwork we were given in the onset.
3.6 Mediocre2 Feb 2020
Staff was friendlyOur car had major issues. It was 13 years old with 100,00 miles on it. Windshield wipers didn't work, it started to overheat while we were sightseeing, the whole car would shake violently when you braked and the transmission was slipping gears when accelerating from a stop. It was like a bad joke.
4.0 Okay8 Jul 2019
Car AC didn’t work, windows would shut, engine check lights on. Staff told us tough luck.Better car or rate reduction for crappy car
8.4 Excellent24 Mar 2019
The staff was great. It was a super quick process.The car was a little older. A newer one would have been nice. But it was still clean and very reliable.
10.0 Excellent13 Oct 2018
5 star serviceWe were picked up by our friendly driver who was happy to answer any touristy question. On our way to the rental company, he called the guy in the office to get our car ready. The process was very speedy.We did not get the type of car we ordered but nevertheless were happy with the rental company overall.
9.6 Excellent23 Jun 2018
Worked Out WellThe pickup and drop off were so easy. Everyone was lovely The car worked well and was clean. All good.The price. But i think it was actually reasonable given the prices in Kauai and probably better than most.
9.6 Excellent28 May 2018
Good valuePrice, availability, More convenient than expected for an off airport rental locationNo back-up camera
6.0 Good5 Mar 2017
It did save us money......but was it worth it. The van only had basic features. No A/C in back, no automatic rear doors, minimal driver controls. Battery on key fob went out. Very nice people working there.
4.0 Okay15 Oct 2016
Stay awayThe people were friendly and helpfulWe rented a minivan from this place. It was the lowest line of the minivan and old. I was surprised it had automatic windows. No air conditioning in the back. We hoped to save some money, thinking all rental agencies were the same. We were wrong. We ended up spending more money on an inferior product cuz they charged us to have an extra driver, where most places will allow you to include your spouse. The car was falling apart. the lining inside was coming down and one of the interior lights kept falling down too. Halfway thru the trip (we were there for a week), the unlock button on the remote stopped working. Luckily the key fob was new enough to have an actual key in the remote fob. So, we had to unlock the door manually everytime from that point on. Overall, it was a mediocre experience. I wouldn't use this company again.
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Lihue Airport
Sunnycars
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Lihue Airport
Advance Car And Truck Rental
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Easirent
1 location in Lihue Airport
Easirent
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Elita Rent A Car
1 location in Lihue Airport
Elita Rent A Car
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Lihue Airport
keddy by Europcar
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Sixt
1 location in Lihue Airport
Sixt
Locations in Lihue Airport
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Car rental locations at Lihue Airport

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Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£61/day

Good deal

£51/day

Top tips for hiring a car at Lihue Airport

  • A car is the best way to move from Lihue Airport (LIH) to various parts of Kuai. It is also the only means of getting around for tourists because the available bus service only caters to residents. On the other hand, taxis are scarce; hence they do not make the most reliable means of transportation when you have a day full of activities. Consider a car rental at Lihue Airport if you want to get the most out of the time you'll be spending in Kauai. Enjoy the security and comfort of driving a well-maintained car on the many scenic routes of this Hawaiian island.
  • First, think about where you are going before booking a vehicle model through our website. A compact car is probably easier to drive alone in the town of Lihue, while a full-size SUV is perfect for cruising mountainous regions such as Waimea Canyon State Park. Or you can choose a convertible to soak in the tropical air and rich scenery along Kuhio Highway on your way to Ke'e Beach.
  • All you need to make reservations at Lihue Airport car rental is to fulfill the driver's requirements regarding age and driving license. Most companies will give out cars to renters who are 21 years or older. Some rent out to younger drivers (aged 21 - 25) at an additional fee, so read their payment policy carefully. Don't forget your voucher, passport, ID, and credit card.
  • Being one of the busiest Hawaiian airports, LIU receives a multitude of travelers every day. You will want to avoid traffic when picking or dropping off your rental car. Most passengers arrive at around 8 am to 10 am to catch flights, so you can anticipate traffic delays at this time. You might also want to return the vehicle at the airport location earlier than 4 pm before the evening rush hours catch up with you. Moreover, understanding TSA wait times can help plan a flight out of LIH. Return your car an hour before your scheduled flight as security gets busy when large planes are leaving.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire at Lihue Airport for £48 or less
  • Book your car hire at Lihue Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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