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Oahu is 44mi (71km) long and 30mi (48km) wide and has three major highways (H1, H2, H3). It’s relatively simple to navigate, as long as you’re comfortable driving on the right-hand side of the road.

You don’t need a car if you’re staying in Waikiki because everything is easily accessible on foot, by bicycle, bus, trolley, taxi or ride-share. However, renting a car can be a great way to explore the rest of the island.

Rental cars can be picked up and dropped off at the Consolidated Rental-A-Car (CONRAC) facility at Honolulu Airport. Alternatively, hire a set of wheels from a depot in Waikiki to take day trips around the island.

PLEASE NOTE: Hawaii is still feeling the after-effects of the pandemic, when tourism came to a standstill and rental car companies decided to ship inventory to the US mainland. This has left a residual short supply in the islands, so we suggest securing any car hire as early as possible.

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Discount Hawaii Car Rentals is a trusted portal for booking Oahu car hire. Book a range of car types from a variety of car rental providers (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Payless and Thrifty) at a competitive price, and choose from many pick up and drop off locations across the island.

The benefits of booking with Discount Hawaii Car Rentals include:

  • No booking fees
  • No prepayment
  • No cancellation penalties
  • Great customer service

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Car Rentals at Honolulu Airport

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport has a five-story Consolidated Rent-A-Car (CONRAC) facility that houses ten car rental companies (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt and Thrifty) in one location.

Entrances to the facility are located directly across Terminal 2, outside of Baggage Claims 26 and 31. Passengers arriving at Terminal 2 Baggage Claims 19-31, can easily walk to the building.

Passengers arriving outside of this particular area can proceed to the designated Rental Car Shuttle pick up points outlined below to be transported to the facility.

  • Terminal 1 – Ground level median (blue and white curb) across middle elevator/escalators between Baggage Claim 8 and Baggage Claim 9
  • Terminal 2 – Ground level median (blue and white curb) across Baggage Claim 18
  • Terminal 3 – Outside Terminal Building

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Car Rentals in Waikiki

No matter where you stay in Waikiki you’ll find a car rental company within walking distance. Here are a few convenient depot locations.

  • Avis Car Rental at International Market Place
  • Budget Car Rental at International Market Place
  • Dollar Car Rental at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort
  • Hertz Car Rental at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort

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Car-Sharing Programs

As an alternative to traditional rental car services, Honolulu’s urban center has two car-share options.

Turo on Oahu

Turo (Apple/Googleis a peer-to-peer car-sharing program, it’s like Airbnb but for cars.

Hui on Oahu

Hui (Apple/Google) is a round-trip, station-based car-sharing program for booking vehicles by the hour or day.

Parking in Waikiki

Parking in Waikiki is expensive at both hotels and local parking lots. Expect parking rates to run between $30-50 per vehicle per night. Many visitors choose to hire vehicles for one or two days only to take day trips around the island, rather than have a rental car on hand for their entire stay. Our Waikiki Properties come with free parking!

For temporary parking in Waikiki, major shopping malls including the Royal Hawaiian Center and International Market Place have large parking structures. Hourly parking at these centers are usually reasonably priced and can often be validated after onsite purchases are made or when dining on property. There is also per hour parking located at Honolulu Zoo and Fort De Russy.

Our Free Waikiki Map outlines the parking rates charged at Waikiki hotels.

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