Rental car pickup for all companies is at the respective kiosk located just outside the main entrance of the terminal across the street. Hilo International Airport (ITO) occupies 1391 acres about two miles east of Hilo, on the eastern shore of the Island of Hawaii.
|Pickup Locations||Hilo International Airport (ITO)|
|Car Types||Economy, Compact, Midsize, Standard, Full-Size, Luxury, Premium, Midsize SUV, Standard SUV, Full-Size SUV, Minivan, Jeep Wrangler 4WD, Truck|
|Popular Agencies||Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz|
Car Rental Hilo works together with our partners — the major car rental companies: Hertz, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Thrifty and Dollar — to offer you the perfect car for your stay in Hilo. You can pick up and drop off your car right at Hilo International Airport (ITO). You can choose from a wide range of different car types, like the Compact car Nissan Versa or a Convertible like the Ford Mustang. Hilo lies on the eastern coast of the Big Island and offers ample opportunity for road trips and hikes, with the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park only a 30-mile drive away.
Hilo offers you many sightseeing options like the Imiloa Astronomy Center and the beautiful tropical Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens. Also, take some time to wander through the local farmers markets with their variety of local specialties. A few miles outside of Hilo you can visit the spectacular Akaka waterfalls which are the most famous waterfalls on Big Island. You can drive your rental car up to Akaka Falls State Park and hike the short distance to the waterfalls. Of course, you should also check out Hilo’s beaches like Reeds Bay Beach Park and Onekahakaha Beach Park.
Outside of Hilo you will find many beautiful attractions like the Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, which is home to one of Hawaii’s most sacred places and where you can soak up Hawaiian culture.
Generally, all Hawaiian freeways have a 55 mph speed limit, unless otherwise stated. Nonetheless, in general, traffic is rather slow — so always make sure to drive considerately and politely.
Similar to most other Hawaiian locations, there are many parking options such as parking garages, parking lots and street-side parking. Especially with street-side parking you can find some spots that are free of charge. However, there simply is NO overnight street parking — doing so will result in being towed, and it is expensive and inconvenient to get your car back.