The rental company kiosks are located adjacent to the baggage claim area. No need to stand in line there if you already have a reservation. The free shuttles to the rental car lots are located just outside of the main entrance. Kona International Airport at Keahole occupies 3450 acres of land about seven miles northwest of Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawaii.
Landing on Big Island, you can pick up your rental car at Kona International Airport (KOA) and start your Hawaiian adventure right away. Car Rental Hawaii offers you a wide range of different car types to meet your needs and having your own car is the quickest and cheapest way to discover the city of Kona and the surrounding areas. At Car Rental Kona you can select your pick-up and drop-off locations (Kona International Airport and/or Hilo International Airport) and choose from the different vehicle classes — like Jeep Wranglers and SUVs for adventurers; Convertibles, Compacts and Luxury cars for people that prefer mainly sightseeing; and Economy cars, Standards or Minivans for families looking to discover Kona and the Big Island.
Kona is only seven miles from the airport and all around Kona there are many sights to discover. Many beautiful black sand, white sand, and green sand beaches, as well as botanical gardens, are right around the corner. Kona is also located in the heart of “Coffee Country” and is famous for its farmers markets.
Depending on what you have planned for your stay at Kona and on the Big Island, you can pick the perfect car to suit your needs. Smaller cars are ideal if you want to discover Kona and other cities like Hilo — and you will notice how practical it is to always find a parking spot for your small car. If you are travelling with a larger group, an SUV is the perfect choice that accommodates everything.
In Kona and the surrounding areas you will find many parking options. There are parking lots and parking garages as well as many street-side parking opportunities. Regarding prices, with a little bit of research you will quickly find the best options.
The average gas price per gallon in Kona is around $4.00, which is slightly higher than most mainland cities. But the expense is worth the freedom that having a rental car brings you. Nonetheless, we recommend that you "Google" for current prices and corresponding gas station locations.