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Car Rental Kauai

Book your favorite car for a Kauai trip

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Located at Lihue Airport (LIH) on Kauai, Car Rental Hawaii offers you the perfect rental cars for your Hawaiian adventure from major car rental companies like Hertz, Alamo, Avis and Budget. The best way to discover all of Kauai’s 550 square miles is by car. That way, you are independent of schedules and can spontaneously discover any sight that catches your attention.

Book your car online and in advance and without obligation — and pick it up when arriving at the airport. Take advantage of our excellent customer service — we want you to have the perfect rental car for your holiday.

Discovering Kauai by car is easy and the best option for making sure that you do not miss out on any hidden gems. Thanks to our car rental service you are completely free to explore the island at your own pace.


Destinations / Airports on Kauai

Where is Lihue on Kauai?

Lihue (LIH)

The rental company kiosks are located to the left just outside of the baggage claim area. The free shuttles to the car lots are located just behind the kiosks.

Lihue Airport occupies 880 acres about 1.5 miles east of Lihue, on the southeast coast of the island of Kauai.

We only book at major car rental companies

Hertz Alamo Avis Budget Enterprise Thrifty Dollar
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Explore Hawaii like a Pro

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Adventure seekers will love Kauai for the great variety of action-packed activities it offers: from kayaking to surfing to exploring the island in a four-wheel drive, there is the perfect thrill for every taste. 

With our Jeeps and similar 4X4 cars and SUVs there is no location that you cannot reach.

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Plan your own, individual sightseeing tours to the coast or take a stroll through the botanical gardens. Make sure to visit the beautiful Hawaiian villages and soak up the culture.

Find the perfect rental car for exploring on your own. A Convertible is a great option for leisurely driving along the coast line.

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For families, renting a car is an absolute necessity to give you the flexibility to enjoy your stay to the fullest. From spontaneously stopping at any beach to stopping for lunch or dinner, you are free from any time constraints.

With a Minivan you are free to roam the island. For the more adventurous traveler, an SUV may be the perfect choice.

Discover Kauai by Car

Kauai — the oldest island of Hawaii — is the ultimate tropical paradise and is known as "The Garden Isle" because of its diverse fauna. It is the perfect spot for outdoor adventures with a multitude of activities such as kayaking, hiking, and helicopter flights. Discover the four very distinct regions of Kauai: the North Shore, the East Coast, the South Shore and Western Kauai. On the North shore Hanalei Bay and Lumahai Beach are two of the most beautiful spots on the planet. Poipu on the North Shore is the main tourist area on the island with many well-known hotels and the beautiful Poipu Beach Park. When arriving at Kauai you will land at Lihue Airport (LIH) on the East Coast and have the perfect starting point for exploring Kilohana and the Kauai Plantation Railway. Soak up the Hawaiian atmosphere and explore the beautiful small villages along the coastline. Western Kauai is perfect for hiking adventures.


One famous car route is Route 50 that stretches from Lihue to the western shore of Kauai and offers you ample opportunity to explore on the way.


There are countless possibilities for hiking, such as the rainforest of Kokee, the Alakai swamp and the beautiful valley of Napali Coast.


At Kauai you will find some of the most breathtaking beaches of the world. Discover Hanalei Bay with its picturesque fine sand beaches that will lead to the ultimate relaxation.


Visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to discover the fascinating world of seismic activity on Kauai. Kilauea volcano is also worth a visit.


The famous 800-foot Waipoo Falls in Waimea Canyon can be seen when driving along Highway 550 and is accessible via hiking trail.


Kauai has two heritage sites. One of them is Waimea Canyon State Park with its panoramic views and amazing hiking trails. 


Kauai’s cuisine reflects the influence of its melting pot of cultures. You can find traditional local dishes as well as food influenced from Japan, China and the Philippines. 


Kauai has everything: from small-town shops to retail stores in the bigger cities. Check out the variety of Made-in-Hawaii items like jewelry and traditional clothing items.

Planning Your Visit to Kauai

For Hawaii the same visa rules apply as for any visit to the USA. Make sure you have a valid driver’s license for the USA. It is rather warm and sunny in Hawaii most of the year, so pack lightly, but don’t forget some clothing for occasional rain. Whether you visit Hawaii on a cruiseship or come here by plane to one of the airports, car rental opportunities are always nearby.

There are so many books and websites and pictures you can use to help plan and prepare for your stay. You can either prepare your visit with a detailed plan which you follow, or "go with the flow" and on each new day freshly decide what you will do. In any case, it’s good to have a good overview of the Hawaiian Islands — Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Big Island — and what they offer. A rental car gives you the flexibility on each island to explore it freely and spontaneously or to go on long trips.

5 Tips on planning a vacation on Kauai

  1. Start the planning for your trip to Kauai well in advance so that you can set up your travel itinerary and not miss any of the must-see spots of this beautiful island. Two factors are also very important to take into consideration: peak tourist season and the weather.
  2. The most stable sunny weather conditions can be found at the South Shore, while the lush green North Shore and East Shore have more rain. So keep this in mind when planning your holiday, depending on whether you prefer a beach-oriented holiday or an activity-filled holiday.
  3. The peak tourist seasons are during the US school holidays, so keep this in mind if you prefer the quieter laid-back feeling of the off-season months.
  4. Discovering Kauai by car is the perfect option for finding all the hidden gems: from the stunning Napali Coast along the North Shore with its towering cliffs to the picture-perfect paradise-like beaches of Kauai.
  5. Depending on your planned destinations, we offer you the perfect rental car for all your adventures: from four-wheel drives to Convertibles to Standard cars from different price ranges. We have the perfect choice for you.

FAQ Car Rental Hawaii

Once the car is confirmed, we’ll send you a confirmation email which contains the confirmation number as well as the final price. This price is not going to change unless you purchase additional services or upgrades.

Please note: Taxes are subject to change without notice. The government can add or raise taxes — however, we cannot take responsibility for any tax changes.

You will receive a personal confirmation number after we have placed the reservation for you. This number guarantees you the specified rental car. You can always call the rental car company directly to verify this information — but note: they can’t change or cancel your reservation over the phone. Since you booked on our site, their website doesn’t show the reservation. Nonetheless, it is present in the systems which the agencies and their call center access for various logistical purposes.

Once the car is confirmed (with a confirmation number), the reservation is guaranteed. So make sure that you have your reservation number ready when you approach the rental car agency for pick-up.

At our site you find cars in all sizes and from all rental agencies all over Hawaii. So, you don’t have to bother about which agency to choose — you simply select your dates and the car of your choice. We show you the cars available and their prices. You select the option you like best.

When you book the car on our site, we will need your email address. The following happens in the background:

  1. We make a binding reservation in the system of the rental agency for the car and the time that you chose.
  2. You get a confirmation via email — and the confirmation number entitles you to pick up the car at the rental agency at the selected pick-up location.
  3. You pay — at the rental car agency — the price we confirmed in the email (only taxes are "subject to change").
  4. If you want to change or cancel your reservation, you contact us.

So, you have the broadest selection of cars, the greatest flexibility of times and pick-up locations and drop-off locations, and you profit from our good prices. And you pay only when you actually pick up the car. And if you have any questions, you can always contact us.

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Island Kauai
Pickup Locations Lihue Airport (LIH)
Car Types Economy, Compact, Midsize, Standard, Full-Size, Luxury, Premium, Midsize SUV, Standard SUV, Full-Size SUV, Minivan, Jeep Wrangler 4WD, Truck
Rental Locations 3
Airport Locations 1
Popular Agencies Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz
Average daily price $50/day
Cheapest car price $30/day