Hilo car hire

Hilo car hire

Search hundreds of hire car sites at once for hire car deals in Hilo

Hilo, The Big Island, HI, United States
Aug 17 — Aug 24
Same drop-off
Hilo, The Big Island, HI, United States
Wed 17/8
Noon
Wed 24/8
Noon
Driver's age:

Hilo car hire information

Pick-up locationHilo
Hire locations14
Airport locations12

Cheap car hire in Hilo

Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
People carrier
Passenger van
SUV
Commercial
Pick-up truck
Mini car in Hilo
Economy car in Hilo
Compact car in Hilo
Intermediate car in Hilo
Standard car in Hilo
Full-size car in Hilo
Luxury car in Hilo
People carrier car in Hilo
Passenger van car in Hilo
SUV car in Hilo
Commercial car in Hilo
Pick-up truck car in Hilo

Hilo car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8,1

Excellent

136 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.2

2 locations in Hilo

Show locations

Locations in Hilo

2355 Kekuanaoa Street#15

+1 808 935 2898

Monday06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday06:30 - 21:30
Thursday06:30 - 21:30
Friday06:30 - 21:30
Saturday06:30 - 21:30
Sunday06:30 - 21:30
View deals

400 E Kawili Street

+1 808 934 0302

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

10,0 Excellent

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Rental very convenient in airport. Staff was friendly and informative. Quick service and nice, clean car. Return was simple and efficient. All around good experience.

10,0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very accommodating, rental was top notch!

Cons:

The website is not very user friendly

2,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

hertz car rental rep. is very nice. We cancel the booking due to we were not allow to enter HI, we arrived at Honolulu at 05:00am on Monday with hawaiin airline en rout to Hiloi, but we were not allow to unless we agree to be quarantine for 10 day,yet our time to stay in HI only 7 day, so we decided to fly back to Las Vegas the same day, we called hertz car rental and we inform that we need to call expedia.com to get the refund, the 800# weren't answer for 2 day, finally got live person answer and we were to direct to call another #, the number he gave us wes the wrong #. 3 days pass finally talked to the rep. and he said to to confirm with hertz, and they will call back, in short they told us not to expect a refund at all.

Cons:

We will not recommend to book anything thru racrental.com, getting a red tape all around, book direct to hertz car rental or any other well known car rental such as avis or enterprise.

10,0 Excellent

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

They were very fast and efficient.

8,0 Excellent

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was ver clean and comfortable.

Cons:

The counter person was impersonal and unfriendly.

10,0 Excellent

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of picking up and dropping off. Shuttle driver and staff were very helpful

1 out of 21

Alamo

9,0

Excellent

89 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

7.6

One location in Hilo

Show locations

Locations in Hilo

2350 Kekuanaoa St

+1 844 913 0734

Monday06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday06:30 - 21:30
Thursday06:30 - 21:30
Friday06:30 - 21:30
Saturday06:30 - 21:30
Sunday06:30 - 21:30
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

10,0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They had a car for 1.5 days

Cons:

If they had cars available for most or all of my trip

8,0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The staff at pick up was not Aloha friendly, but the staff at drop off was super nice and help to fill out turn in papers

10,0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great prices, friendly staff. Very fast and efficient check in and out.

Cons:

Nothing, this was the best car rental experience I have every had.

10,0 Excellent

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up and drop off at the airport in Hilo was the easiest interaction with a rental car company I've ever had.

10,0 Excellent

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

friendly staff, good selection of cars

8,8 Excellent

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very organised, great offer of options, friendly stuff.

Cons:

Better understanding of costumers needs.

1 out of 12

Dollar

6,7

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

5.8

One location in Hilo

Show locations

Locations in Hilo

1 General Lyman Field

+1 866 434 2226

Monday06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday06:30 - 21:30
Thursday06:30 - 21:30
Friday06:30 - 21:30
Saturday06:30 - 21:30
Sunday06:30 - 21:30
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

1,9 Horrible

Jul 2021

KAYAK
I wish we got the car we booked. The car we received was vibrating while braking at freeway speeds and made us feel completely unsafe. We changed our car the next day for free and no hassle process.

10,0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Let switch drop off after airline messed us up.

Cons:

There was definitely a speed sensor that would ding when you went 56 mph. That was super annoying 😒

6,8 Good

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The counter person was pretty nice and friendly. The check in and check out was really quick. We love the vehicle because it accommodated our whole family and the purpose for the rental and it was a really smooth and comfortable ride.

Cons:

The rental company should have cleaned the vehicle before renting it out. It was really dirty, inside and out, and my daughter found a used, dirty mask, that could have exposed us to Covid!!! There was dirt in the center council and in the storage compartments on the doors, and the vehicle looked like it hadn’t been vacuumed. Also, there were smudges/hand and fingerprints on the windows and center council. We really would expect a higher level of cleanliness during a time like this!!!

10,0 Excellent

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

very good staff

8,0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The counter staff is very nice.

10,0 Excellent

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, no line

1 out of 9

Enterprise

6,6

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.6

2 locations in Hilo

Show locations

Locations in Hilo

10 Halekauila St

+1 808 934 0359

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
View deals

2350 Kekuanaoa St

+1 844 913 0733

Monday06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday06:30 - 21:30
Thursday06:30 - 21:30
Friday06:30 - 21:30
Saturday06:30 - 21:30
Sunday06:30 - 21:30
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

8,8 Excellent

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, helpful staff.

Cons:

The car we reserved was not ready and we had to wait about 30 minutes for them to prep another one. Since we had reserved it online, it should have been available.

10,0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly and helpful. Great price through PriceLine.

Cons:

All the rental car places in Hilo close at 5pm. I had to rebook my flight after discovering that. They are 5 minutes away from the airport, which is why the price was so cheap. Had to take a cab to pick up the car (I called Enterprise from the airport to inquire about transportation), but they offered me a ride when I dropped off the car, which I didn’t need then. Curious why they didn’t offer me a ride from the airport v

10,0 Excellent

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very

Cons:

Nothing

6,4 Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Not at airport did not pick up or drop off, not 24 hours

5,2 Okay

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

All the employees I dealt with were friendly and helpful, so excellent service. I realize inventory was low, but my car had stains on the seats and scratches all over the outside body. It was embarrassing to ride around in.

9,6 Excellent

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It was so fast & easy to get a rental. Both picking up & returning, service was awesome!

1 out of 9

National

10,0

Excellent

19 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in Hilo

Show locations

Locations in Hilo

2350 Kekuanaoa St

+1 844 913 0732

Monday06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday06:30 - 21:30
Thursday06:30 - 21:30
Friday06:30 - 21:30
Saturday06:30 - 21:30
Sunday06:30 - 21:30
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

10,0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly, easy going and nice. Getting the car and returning it was easy and nice

Cons:

Nothing, wish there were deals on pricing

9,2 Excellent

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast, friendly service. No issues checking in or out. A little pricey but would definitely rent from them again.

8,8 Excellent

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly service

10,0 Excellent

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Su at the Hilo airport National car rental was absolutely AWESOME! She saved our trip and was so kind. Thank you Su.

Cons:

We rented a jeep and it had no running boards which made it hard for my wife to get in out. Also it had manual locks and manual windows.

10,0 Excellent

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very quick and easy to pick up and return at Hilo. Recommend!

10,0 Excellent

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service and friendly!

Cons:

Nothing great experience

1 out of 5

Payless

9,0

Excellent

19 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Hilo

Show locations

Locations in Hilo

1 General Lyman Field

+1 808 961 0661

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

8,0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly. They had a cancellation on a mini-SUV and gave us a free upgrade.

Cons:

The vehicle could have been a little cleaner.

9,6 Excellent

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was cool

6,0 Good

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice people

Cons:

I booked an Audi convertible but was left with a Mustang. sobI switched to a hard top sedan because Mustangs are so uncomfortable.

10,0 Excellent

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick and easy

10,0 Excellent

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Easiest rental experience ever...so easy that I am horrified at all my previous airport rental experiences that are thought were "okay." Friendly service, fast paperwork, upgrade (very exciting) and we were off on our Hawaiian adventure in just a few minutes. Payless is curbside at the airport in Hilo, and after you walk right up to the attendant, we walked across the access road and there was our car waiting in the second row. Couldn't have been easier. I didn't get any "up sell" on insurance or coverage after firmly saying I wasn't interested. Easy drop off as well. In and out of the Payless booth in less than 5 minutes. Again, pleasant attendants and I will definitely use this company again!

10,0 Excellent

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Free upgrade, very friendly and helpful staff.

1 out of 3

Thrifty

8,6

Excellent

29 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.6

One location in Hilo

Show locations

Locations in Hilo

1 General Lyman Field

+1 877 283 0898

Monday06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday06:30 - 21:30
Thursday06:30 - 21:30
Friday06:30 - 21:30
Saturday06:30 - 21:30
Sunday06:30 - 21:30
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

8,0 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Employees were so incredibly friendly, vehicle was clean.

Cons:

Breakdown of charges on receipt. I wasn’t aware there would be an extra $200 hold and it scared me.

5,2 Okay

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, and yes.

Cons:

The price of the rental could have been way better. The shock came with the added fees at the end of the rental...$91! It was already over $50 per day, and then I added a $10 per day upgrade to get a better car than a Spark. So that last chunk of money just added insult to injury.

6,4 Good

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff. Good price. Car mechanically ok.

Cons:

Car had a lot of scratches and dings. Interior reeked of smoke

2,0 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

There was a long line and only one representative. She was still working on the first person after 10 minutes, then she went to another desk to take in a return. We went to National and drove away before she got to the second person. We were number six.

2,0 Mediocre

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing they couldn’t honor our reservation didn’t have a car ready for us...

Cons:

They could have let us know in advance if they wouldn’t have a car for us...

10,0 Excellent

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great, fast online process and terrific service at checkin and checkout!

1 out of 5

Budget

7,3

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.6

One location in Hilo

Show locations

Locations in Hilo

1 General Lyman Field

+1 808 935 6878

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

10,0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super helpful and, as always, full of the aloha spirit!!🤙

Cons:

Nothing. All was excellent!

10,0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was super easy; the staff was super helpful and very sweet as she upgraded us to a bigger vehicle during our stay. Couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant interaction.

Cons:

This is not on the staff but ensuring there is a new battery in the key fob is important... there were a couple of times where I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to lock/unlock the vehicle at some of our destinations. Spent $5 to replace the battery and it worked just fine afterwards.

10,0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

She was nice

Cons:

although she was nice, she should have pointed out the rates, bcoz the counter girl surely made sure i noticed it now that im away from the counter.

6,4 Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff rushes you and does not make you feel valued, then again local people seem to not like tourist.

Cons:

A sense of friendly from the staff in Hilo would be nice. They are very unwelcoming.

10,0 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

We had a great car and the unlimited miles were awesome! We had a great time!

3,6 Mediocre

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was in decent condition.

Cons:

We were given a Jeep that only had seats and belts for 4 people we had 5. They tried not to tell us we had to pay to upgrade for a larger car. When I booked the car I picked one to sit 5 people. We had to wait a long time and argue to get the car we booked.

1 out of 4

Avis

4,0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in Hilo

Show locations

Locations in Hilo

1 General Lyman Field

+1 808 935 1298

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
View deals

Filters

Reviews

4,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They were quick to replace the offered car, they were polite and efficient when dropping car.

Cons:

Not offered us a car which was undriveable due to a damaged front fender which was rubbing front wheel. The cars, inc replacement were filthy.

4,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They were quick to replace the offered car, they were polite and efficient when dropping car.

Cons:

Not offered us a car which was undriveable due to a damaged front fender which was rubbing front wheel. The cars, inc replacement were filthy.

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Hilo

Show locations

Locations in Hilo

1363 Kekuanaoa Street

Opening times not available

View deals

Hilo International APT

Opening times not available

View deals

Filters

No reviews available

Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Hilo

Show locations

Locations in Hilo

Hilo International Airport

Opening times not available

View deals

Filters

No reviews available

426 travellers who hired a car in Hilo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,8

Car hire locations in or near Hilo

Good to know

Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a car hire in Hilo

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Hilo

  • Rent a car in Hilo and experience all that Hawaii’s Big Island has to offer. Discover the sights within the city limits, including the rugged black-sand beaches, the Wailuku River State Park, the Imiloa Astronomy Center, and the Hilo Farmers Market. Or venture a little further and check out the island’s volcanoes at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. With many scenic drives and hiking trails in and around the park, it is only a 40min drive from Hilo.
  • The rental car offices at the Hilo International Airport (ITO) are located on the ground level, near the arrival hall of the airport’s main terminal. Your Hilo rental car may be waiting for you near the terminal, or the rental company may provide a shuttle to transport you from the rental office to a car parked at one of the satellite lots.
  • With car rentals in Hilo, driving in and around the city is pretty straightforward. Keep in mind that the GPS in your rental car might not properly pronounce many of the Hawaiian words and names. Cars share the roads on Big Island with cyclists and tourists who may be paying more attention to the scenery than the road, so stay alert. You may even come across a wild pig or goat on the road. A word of caution when you’re traveling on the island’s more remote roads (like Saddle Road): large sections of these roads are without cell service.
  • When visiting Hilo, one thing you won’t have to worry about is traffic. Unlike some of the other parts of Hawaii, Hilo typically does not have significant rush hour traffic. Winter is a busy season for tourists, so the traffic gets a bit heavier in this season. The largest traffic concern with the Hilo car rentals is the rain. It rains almost every day in Hilo, and you’ll want to be prepared for slower travel times in the wet weather.
  • Book your car hire in Hilo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Hilo are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Hilo