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 (LIH) occupies 880 acres about 1.5 miles east of Lihue, on the southeast coast of the island of Kauai.
Car Rental Lihue is located at Lihue Airport (LIH) for the perfect start to your trip. Right from the beginning you can explore Kauai on your own. Rest assured that the rental cars available from our partners — Hertz, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Thrifty and Dollar — will result in the perfect car for your holiday. If you plan more of an adventure holiday, an SUV or a Jeep Wrangler is a good option as they are perfect for longer road trips and will take you to any and every location as remote as the location may be. For a sightseeing holiday, you can splurge on a Luxury car or enjoy the unobstructed view from one of the many Convertible car choices.
Limited transportation on Kauai makes renting a car your best option to make the most of your stay. This way, you can reach shops, restaurants and stores whenever you want. Lihue lies between Kalapaki Beach and Waimea Canyon, with the latter being a 35-mile drive away. In the surrounding areas of Lihue, you will also find many spectacular sights. Drive up to Wailua Falls, or visit the Menehune (Alekoko) Fishpond that is right outside of Lihue. Another great place to visit is Kilohana Plantation with its beautiful tropical gardens and historic plantation village.
Generally, Lihue drivers — like on all Hawaiian Islands — are very relaxed drivers. So, driving there will not be stressful. The maximum allowed speed in Lihue is 50 mph, with various residential areas allowing maximums between only 25 mph and 35 mph.
Though gas prices in Hawaii are generally higher than on the mainland, and do vary from island to island, in Lihue gas prices are generally lower than in other parts of the Hawaiian Islands.
Lihue offers a wide range of parking options from parking lots and parking garages to free street-side parking for shorter periods of time.