Car Rentals in Hilo, Hawaii

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Hilo, The Big Island, HI
Aug 16 — Aug 23
Same drop-off
Hilo, The Big Island, HI
Tue 8/16
Noon
Tue 8/23
Noon

Best deals found for Hilo, Hawaii car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Hilo, Hawaii
Chevrolet Trailblazer
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$65/day

30 Aug - 8 Sep
Chevrolet Trailblazer
Chrysler 200
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$49/day

31 Aug - 9 Sep
Chrysler 200
Hyundai Avante
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$53/day

1 Sep - 9 Sep
Hyundai Avante
Hyundai Elantra
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$50/day

31 Aug - 9 Sep
Hyundai Elantra
Mazda CX-5
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$61/day

30 Aug - 8 Sep
Mazda CX-5
Ford Focus Sedan
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$50/day

1 Sep - 9 Sep
Ford Focus Sedan
Nissan Versa
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$47/day

30 Aug - 8 Sep
Nissan Versa
Kia Rio
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-door vehicles

$47/day

30 Aug - 8 Sep
Kia Rio
Subaru Outback
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$56/day

30 Aug - 8 Sep
Subaru Outback

Important information about Hilo car rentals

There are about two rental car locations in Hilo, which means prospective renters will do well to secure their vehicle upon arrival to the city. At whichever part of the trip you grab your Hilo car rental, you’ll be grateful for the autonomy it affords you when you want to explore sites of interest in the city, such as the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center and the Pacific Tsunami Museum. Near these sites, near parks and in locations throughout the area, there are a range of parking options available for your passenger van rental. Park the vehicle when you want to walk, or hop in it when you’re ready to see sites external to the city. With major roadways passing through Hilo, such as the Hawaii Belt Road and Routes 11 and 2000, you can easily take day-trips. What’s more, cheap car rentals in Hilo give you the opportunity to choose departure times for longer trips; you’ll want to wait until after the morning rush-hour ends so that you’re not doubling the commute time.

With free or reasonably-priced parking throughout the city, grabbing an economy car rental in Hilo becomes an even more cost-savvy decision. Especially given the ease of navigating the city streets by vehicle. While the streets are welcoming to cars, there are also several areas in the city where walking may be preferred, like Downtown, since it opens up the opportunity for you to tuck into shops, bars and restaurants. When you’re ready to venture outside city limits to some of the more rural sites on the Island of Hawaii, check out Kīlauea, an active volcano that is popular amongst visitors, or Punaluʻu Beach, known for its black sands. Both sites are within a few hours’ drive from the city of Hilo, which sits in the northern part of the island.

Before visitors hop in their Hilo car rentals, there are a few things to be aware of about traffic guidelines in the city, and the state, more broadly. For instance, if bar-hopping is on your agenda, you may want to leave the rental behind and opt for a taxi; people who have a blood alcohol content—abbreviated BAC—of 0.08% or higher are prohibited from driving. Additionally, all occupants of car rentals in Hilo, including those in the back seat, must wear a properly fastened seatbelt. You also need to pay close attention so speed limits, since the posted speeds on major roadways are lower in Hawaii than in the mainland United States. While these tips are a good start, it’s best to check with the city’s department of motor vehicles for recent law changes.

Travelers who are hoping to grab a rental car in Hilo will need to present a valid driver’s license that has been issued by their government—whether that government is the United States or otherwise. That said, the license must be in English or translated to English. While an International Driver’s Permit is not required, it is recommend if the original driver’s license is in a language other than English. For international drivers looking to secure a car rental in Hilo, it may also be necessary to present a passport. All driver’s will need to present a major credit card that maintains a significant available balance. What’s more, all drivers must be at least 21 years old; however, some rental car companies may require drivers to be at least 25. Drivers below the age of 25 may find that a young renters fee is applied to the rental.


Hilo, Hawaii car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Hilo that's right for you

Small Cars

$63 - $101

All Car Types

$70 - $119

The average price of a Small rental in Hilo, the United States is $81. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Hilo, the United States is in January. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just $63 per day. A Small rental is typically 15% less expensive than the average car rental in Hilo. The average price of a vehicle rental in Hilo can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Hilo Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Hilo, the United States is $89. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Hilo, the United States is in January. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just $68 per day. A Medium rental is typically 8% less expensive than the average car rental in Hilo. The average price of a vehicle rental in Hilo can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Hilo Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Hilo, the United States is $100. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Hilo, the United States is in January. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just $66 per day. A Large rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average car rental in Hilo. The average price of a vehicle rental in Hilo can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Hilo Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Hilo, the United States is $107. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Hilo, the United States is in January. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just $70 per day. A SUV rental is typically 12% more expensive than the average car rental in Hilo. The average price of a vehicle rental in Hilo can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Hilo SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Hilo, the United States is $110. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Hilo, the United States is in September. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just $70 per day. A Van rental is typically 14% more expensive than the average car rental in Hilo. The average price of a vehicle rental in Hilo can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Hilo Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Hilo, the United States is $96. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Hilo, the United States is in November. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just $59 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 0% more expensive than the average car rental in Hilo. The average price of a vehicle rental in Hilo can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Hilo, the United States is $91. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Hilo, the United States is in September. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just $62 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 5% less expensive than the average car rental in Hilo. The average price of a vehicle rental in Hilo can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Hilo Convertible rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Nissan Versa
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$47/day

30 Aug - 8 Sep
Nissan Versa

Hilo car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Hilo, Hawaii
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Excellent
34 reviews1 location
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9.6

Comfort

9.3

Overall

9.0

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9.2

Value

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Comfort

7.9

Overall

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8.2

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Excellent
13 reviews1 location
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Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

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Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

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Good
11 reviews1 location
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Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Overall

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Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

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Good
26 reviews1 location
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Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

7.0

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Good
27 reviews2 locations
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6.6

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6.6

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Quick facts about car rentals in Hilo

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Hilo

Most Popular Agency

Turo

Popular Car Types

Intermediate, SUV, Economy

Cheapest Rental Car

$46

Most Popular Model

Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
The most popular Hilo car rental agency found on momondo this month is Turo. Other top choices for car rental companies are Dollar and Hertz
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Hilo in the past 72 hours: Intermediate, SUV, Economy.
The lowest price for a rental car in Hilo is $46/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $91/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Hilo in the past 7 days is the Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Hilo

Nearby attractions:

Kaumana Caves County Park59.6 mi
Honoli'i Beach Park62.0 mi
Coconut Island Park63.5 mi
Keaukaha Beach Park64.9 mi
Richardson's Ocean Park67.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

Keaukaha Beach Park0.9 mi
Coconut Island Park1.9 mi
Richardson's Ocean Park2.1 mi
Honoli'i Beach Park4.1 mi
Kaumana Caves County Park6.3 mi

Nearby attractions:

Kaumana Caves County Park41.1 mi
Honoli'i Beach Park41.1 mi
Coconut Island Park43.3 mi
Keaukaha Beach Park44.5 mi
Richardson's Ocean Park46.3 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Hilo - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Hilo so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

To rent a car for a weekend in Hilo in September, the average price was $82 with cheaper deals starting around $33. $80 is a normal deal for a week-long rental in Hilo, but for September it's not uncommon to see prices as low as $32, depending on your requirements.

Rental cars in Hilo from popular agencies such as Hertz, Alamo, and Enterprise will generally offer free cancellation. While momondo does not have any control over cancellation policies for rental cars in Hilo, we can help you find the cheapest car to rent for your upcoming trip.

A Standard car is the ideal car to rent when visiting Hilo in September. On average, Hilo receives 9.8″ of precipitation and temperatures hover around 75.2 °F during the month of September. These conditions are well-suited for a standard, which can easily handle a bit of rain and even hold up well when temperatures fall. Renting a Standard in Hilo will cost you $129/day on average.

Enterprise is very popular in Hilo, HI, as they have more locations than any other car rental company. You can find 2 locations in the city of Hilo, HI, and can expect to pay about $130/day for your rental car in Hilo, HI.

Travelers who rent a car in Hilo should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 25 mph. Suburban speed limits around Hilo are generally 75 mph, whereas speed limits on highways are 75 mph. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re traveling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

Typically, the weather in Hilo through the month of August is 77 °F and the expected precipitation is 9.9″. This is important information to know when renting a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

The climate in Hawaii during August is usually 77 °F with an expected 2.9″ of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to rent a car and leave from Hilo on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.


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