Car rental alternatives in Honolulu, HI

Volcanic highs
in Honolulu

Take a deep breath and relax into your island life. Honolulu is a city with plenty to do, but nobody is out to do it in a hurry.

So take your time reveling in the natural beauty, perfect beaches, fresh seafood, and tons of outdoor activities. When you’re over the crowds, book a Honolulu car rental alternative to head out of the city and find a quieter side of Oahu.

Honululu Favorites

Nobody goes to Hawaii to hang around inside all day, and the best activities in Honolulu take you out into the abundance of natural beauty. Whether you’re looking for an active challenge or serious lounge session, Honolulu is your paradise.

Diamond Head

The best views of Waikiki, Honolulu, and all of Oahu are all yours when you do the 1.6 mile climb to the top of this dormant volcano. Ambitious hikers might even catch a glorious sunrise.

Waikiki

This bustling Honolulu area is famous for a reason: beautiful beachfront, resorts, hula shows, surf lessons, ABC stores, fireworks — everything a tourist could ask for in one fell swoop.

Hanauma Bay

For the ultimate snorkel experience, steer your Honolulu car rental alternative to the south end of the city, and swim with a wild flurry of tropical fish and sea turtles.

Top hosts in Honolulu, HI

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Kevin S. All-Star Host
4,572 trips Joined Apr 2015
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Kevin was a perfect host for my very first Turo car rental. I will definitely use Turo in the future. I recommend Kevin to anyone needing a car in Honolulu!
Diantha - November 20, 2019
Kevin was an amazing host very polite and accommodating, I extended couple times with no problem. Kevin is my new car rental agency! And his wife came out and greeted me as well! Awesome service! Thanks Kevin!
Fanny - December 7, 2019
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Shamsul H. All-Star Host
8,168 trips Joined Jul 2015
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Excellent process and very easy to work with. Highly recommend! Way better than car rental companies!!
Heather - April 13, 2019
This is the best car renting alternative for Hawaii. Pick up and Drop off was much more convenient for HNL Airport, way better than commercial car rental set ups. Rental cars in Hawaii are easily spotted and made targets for theft (Im from there so I know) so having a local looking vehicle can make a difference while visiting the islands. Drivers were on time, car was clean and ran great. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for car rental on Oahu.
Shelly - July 2, 2019
Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

The best way to see all of the sides of Oahu is to book a Honolulu car rental alternative on Turo, so you can beat traffic early, and explore the mountains and beaches at your own speed.

Waimea Bay

In the winter, famous surfers compete here and it’s a show you won’t soon forget. In the summer, the calm waters are perfect for swimmers who want to take it easy.

Kaneohe

About a 40 minute drive north in your Honolulu car rental alternative will take you to Kaneohe with two great waterfall hikes, a farm with fresh poi, and the serene Valley of the Temples.

Kaena Point

Head out in your Honolulu car rental alternative on this hour-long drive to hike Oahu’s oldest volcano, check out the island’s rugged, wind-swept beach, and maybe even spot an endangered monk seal.

Average ratings in Honolulu (4.8 stars)

Jack
Cadillac CTS 2008
Matthew was awesome!! He was attentive and responsive, made our trip easy. Would recommend him to anyone who needs to rent a car in Honolulu.
Jack W. - February 8, 2019
Luke
Audi TT 2011
Robert was great to work with. Very professional and laid back. I'd absolutely reccomend him if you're looking to rent a car in Honolulu. Thanks man!
Luke H. - March 2, 2019
Heather
Nissan Altima 2015
Excellent process and very easy to work with. Highly recommend! Way better than car rental companies!!
Heather R. - April 13, 2019
Alina Mai
Kia Soul 2014
Danielle was super flexible and chill. Made pick up and return very easy and convenient! The car was just what we needed to get out of Waikiki for a couple days. Highly recommend if you’re looking to rent a car and under the age of 25! Much more affordable than any other car rental companies in the area.
Alina Mai B. - January 29, 2020
Vári
Ford Mustang 2015
Best car rental in Hawaii. Good cars. Matt was very flexible and helpful. If you are in Honolulu dont forget to rent a car from Matt.
Vári V. - January 20, 2019
Melissa
Volkswagen Jetta 2012
Easiest car rental I’ve done! Super friendly host
Melissa D. - January 19, 2020
Cheyenne
Honda Fit 2015
Miles was very good at communicating and was such a pleasure being able to rent a car outside an expensive car rental. All around a great experience.
Cheyenne T. - October 15, 2019
Johnmark
Honda Fit 2015
Miles is the best turo guy to rent a car so what u waiting for!
Johnmark B. - January 22, 2020
Dennis
Toyota Prius 2015
Ana was super nice and even dropped off the car super early in the morning for us to use. Car runs smooth and was easy to drive as well. Her husband picked up the car since I let them know we actually could return it a little early and he was a cool and friendly guy too. Would recommend if you need a quick car rental in Honolulu.
Dennis J. - December 2, 2018
Johnmark
Honda Fit 2015
Best renter ever I would prefer miles for any rental cars in need he made everything easy defienetly renting from him again!u the best
Johnmark B. - February 18, 2019
Shelly
Nissan Altima 2015
This is the best car renting alternative for Hawaii. Pick up and Drop off was much more convenient for HNL Airport, way better than commercial car rental set ups. Rental cars in Hawaii are easily spotted and made targets for theft (Im from there so I know) so having a local looking vehicle can make a difference while visiting the islands. Drivers were on time, car was clean and ran great. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for car rental on Oahu.
Shelly E. - July 2, 2019
Ali
Nissan Versa 2016
I am not sure where to start with this. Honestly one of the best customer service experiences I have ever had. We showed up a little disorganised to our trip in honolulu and our plans changed last minute. Christine and Shamshul were understanding and bent over backwards to accomodate us. Moreover car was in great condition and clean. They are friendly, cool and interesting people to talk to and gave us great recommendations for hawaii as well. You will never get an experience like that from large car rental companies. It is people like Shamshul and Christine that make platforms like Turo work. Highly recommend and will use again!
Ali S. - November 15, 2019
Samuel
Toyota Matrix 2008
Great first time experience. Would definitely recommend Andy to anyone looking to rent a car.
Samuel M. - January 18, 2020
Angelica
Lexus GS 300 2006
Ray is awesome! We will definitely rent a car from him again! Thanks again Ray!
Angelica M. - January 21, 2020
Fadi
Volkswagen GTI 2013
Great Host! Made the car rental process run very smoothly!
Fadi R. - January 4, 2020
Olivia
Kia Optima 2015
The pickup and drop off experience felt a little sketchy, but overall this was a smooth and easy car rental. I would definitely rent a car from Shamsul again if visiting Honolulu.
Olivia T. - February 28, 2019
Kartini
Nissan Sentra 2016
Great pick up and drop off service from the airport! Communication was very clear and easy. Overall, a painless car rental experience!
Kartini D. - January 31, 2020
hiromi
Kia Optima 2015
Here it is highly recommended to rent a car Sham and the team is very kind The journey goes smoothly.
Hiromi A. - January 15, 2020
jeremy
Mazda 3 2016
Great car and great host. Very good value and would recommend to anyone who wants to rent a car!
Jeremy H. - February 10, 2020
Bill
Ford Flex 2018
Gene’s car worked out perfect for our trip. We needed a rental with a very late pickup and a very early return and all of the car rental companies were closed during that time. Gene was very accommodating and made the pickup and return convenient. I would definitely recommend and rent again.
Bill D. - August 22, 2019
Xingchen
Honda Accord 2016
So easy and nice, give it a try, its better then any car rental place.
Xingchen L. - December 31, 2019
GENOLA
Hyundai Elantra 2013
Clean & Affordable Car! Smooth Rental
GENOLA M. - January 7, 2020
Edgar
Toyota Camry 2011
Had a great experience with Sham. Really communicative and flexible. Will definitely rent a car with him again when I return.
Edgar M. - January 26, 2020
Lauren
Ford Focus 2012
Gavin was very nice and always answered any questions I had. Would recommend him to anyone looking to rent a car!
Lauren P. - January 29, 2020
Roy
Suzuki Kizashi 2012
Very good value and convenient location for us to pick up and drop off from our Waikiki hotel. We would rent a car again from Zhengui using Turo.
Roy G. - February 8, 2020
DORIAN
Nissan Sentra 2015
Everything’s perfect. Best car rental experience I have ever had.
DORIAN G. - March 18, 2019
Kevin
Hyundai Elantra 2006
Was a great car rental! The car runs mechanically smooth.
Kevin A. - September 30, 2019
Kevin
BMW 1 Series 2008
By far my favorite car rental experience on the island! This car was so much fun to drive.
Kevin A. - November 25, 2019
Michal
Volvo S80 2007
Thanks Shawn for flawless cool car rental
Michal F. - January 26, 2019
Daniel
Tesla Model 3 2019
Amazing car rental experience. Simply the best I ever had. Strongly recommended. Thanks to Jeremy and Amy to help me make my first Hawaiian visit unforgettable.
Daniel F. - December 1, 2019
Paul
Nissan Sentra 2014
Shamsul was amazing. This was a great way to explore O’ahu! Shamsul and his crew provided the best car rental experience.
Paul B. - January 3, 2020
Diantha
Hyundai Elantra 2009
Kevin was a perfect host for my very first Turo car rental. I will definitely use Turo in the future. I recommend Kevin to anyone needing a car in Honolulu!
Diantha B. - November 20, 2019
Andrea
Ford Focus 2012
Best way to rent a car!! John's was perfect!0
Andrea B. - August 26, 2019
Rachel
MINI Cooper 2013
This was our first time using Turo and we couldn’t be happier with the experience. Andi was super quick to respond to our initial request and questions. We then coordinated with Andi’s friend Joe for the actual pickup and dropoff of the mini just a few miles away from our hotel outside Waikiki. Joe gave us a quick overview of the car and told us to feel free to text with any questions / problems that may come up along the way. The car has a little wear, but it is very cute, clean, and gets around great. We weren’t able to use (or couldn’t figure out how to use) the USB hookup to play music from our iPhone, and no Bluetooth, so should have brought an AUX cord to stream from our phone - so we bounced around the radio while cruising the island with the top down. Fun to drive and with parking being a premium at many beaches, love that you can fit the mini in those tight parking spaces that other larger rental cars might have to pass by. Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely do this again next trip. Thanks Andi and Joe!
Rachel F. - January 30, 2020
Luba
Chevrolet Camaro 2015
Great person to rent a car from.
Luba M. - October 10, 2019
Brandon
Honda Civic 2009
cool person to rent a car from, it was smooth and easy
Brandon M. - December 13, 2019
Renee
Chevrolet Camaro 2015
Loved our experience cruising the island, top down, sun on our faces and wind in our hair. Sure beats the economy car from a typical car rental! Jonathon was quick to respond and was flexible when we asked to extend our rental for another day.
Renee C. - February 5, 2020
Vivian
Toyota Corolla 2014
This was my first time using Turo and my experience with Shams was great! It was quick and easy, cost-effective, and I didn’t have to wait in that dreaded line at usual airport car rental place. I’d recommend this to anyone, and plan to get another car through Shams again next time I’m in Oahu.
Vivian N. - January 31, 2020
Amir
Audi A7 2016
Please if you’re looking to rent a car, take my advice and look no further. Hands down one of the most professional turo’ers there is. This is my 3rd time renting from Craig and couldn’t be more happier. See you on my next trip!
Amir I. - January 15, 2020
Alec
BMW i3 2014
Francesco's BMW i3 (EV) and service was excellent. We enjoyed our stay in Hawaii and would certainly book it again. Turo, in general, is a great contribution to travel; legacy car rental companies cannot provide this level of choice and user-friendliness. Thank you!
Alec A. - March 2, 2019
Jeff
Chevrolet Camaro 2014
This was our first time using Turo and it was a great experience. I would definitely rent from Adam again, he made the process very easy and we had zero issues. It definitely beats renting from the major car rental companies.
Jeff C. - May 29, 2019
Heidi
Volkswagen Passat 2015
George picked us up and dropped us off flawlessly, the car ran perfectly, and was large enough for five of us to travel comfortably. I saved hundreds of dollars by choosing Turo over any of the other car rental companies I looked at.
Heidi M. - July 26, 2019
Michael
Nissan Sentra 2014
It was a pleasure meeting Anthony and Lisa! They made our car rental process so smooth and painless. Prompt airport pickup. Friendly service. Highly recommend!
Michael H. - January 8, 2020
Carson
Chevrolet Corvette 2011
Adam was great! We arrived in Honolulu around 5 PM the day we planned on renting the car. With no hesitation Adam was very accommodating. We had to wait a while at baggage claim :[ , but Adam ensured that this was no problem. This really made our trip stress free. Anyways, now about the car it was AMAZING. We drove all over Oahu with the top down and sunglasses on. This was my first time every using TURO as well. If everyone is like Adam then I have no problem using this app again and cutting out on the rental cars from enterprise, hentz etc.
Carson T. - March 22, 2019
Aseema
Nissan Versa 2011
Trust me. One of the best car rental I ever had... Thank you Shamsul.
Aseema K. - August 23, 2018
Van Christopher
Acura TSX 2009
Ideal car rental. First time using Turo and Gavin was very helpful.
Van Christopher G. - March 17, 2019
Peggy
Toyota Corolla 2007
So much less hassle than regular car rental. Thank you David.
Peggy T. - August 24, 2019
Max
Toyota Camry 2007
Great experience, for the price. Cant beat it and will never do typical car rental again.
Max S. - September 28, 2019
Jasmin
Hyundai Elantra 2013
This was the easiest car rental I ever experienced. I will definitely rent with Shamsul again.
Jasmin B. - September 24, 2019
Troy
Audi A4 2015
Easiest car rental ever. The car is in great condition and runs really well.
Troy T. - August 18, 2019
Randy
Ford Mustang 2013
Jonathan conducted himself professionally all throughout our trip. From coordination to clear and concise communication, renting from Jonathan was easy and truly a pleasant experience. Look no further for your car rental needs, Jonathan’s got you covered.
Randy M. - January 11, 2020
Cheri
Volkswagen Jetta 2012
Thanks nick for making our vacation awesome. The car rental was very convenient in location for pick up and drop off. The vehicle was very economical and ran well I'll definitely be going through them for a car rental again!
Cheri T. - February 13, 2019
Davin
Volkswagen CC 2009
Was on vacation and decided to rent a car and explore Honolulu! Had a great time no problems! Responds fast even with late notice!
Davin H. - October 5, 2019
Justin
Chevrolet Malibu 2011
Charles was a great host , responded quickly , was flexible and when I rent a car again I will choose Charles .
Justin B. - December 15, 2019
Steve
Nissan Versa Note 2016
Absolutely loved using Turo! This was our first time and we loved this option, especially because rental cars are so expensive in Hawaii! Shamsul and his team were wonderful with communication and being flexible with our arrival and departure! Would highly suggest using Shamsul for your trip!
Steve S. - February 22, 2019
정기
Nissan Altima 2015
You should rent a car from Shamsul.
정기 김. - January 29, 2019
Leigh
Toyota Yaris 2008
Kelly was amazing! Very friendly and helpful. Car runs great and got great gas mileage. Next time I rent a car on turo, it will be from Kelly. Her cars are close to waikiki, so perfect if your visiting! Affordable and very easy to rent from. I’ll be recommending Kelly to anyone who needs a car rental.
Leigh L. - September 24, 2018
Michaela
Buick Lucerne 2008
Dalton and his son we both extremely helpful and kind throughout my trip. They offered me multiple options for how to make my trip to Honolulu even more enjoyable. I really appreciate all of their nice efforts to help me out and I will gladly rent a car from them in the future. Mahalo!
Michaela M. - January 10, 2020
Monica
Acura TSX 2010
This is the first time using Turo, but definitely not my last! Aaron was so accommodating, and the car was beautiful, clean and drove like a dream! I will def has this service again when I need to rent a car.
Monica R. - January 28, 2020
Soichiro
Volvo S80 2007
Shawn is awesome guy to rent a car from!! Pickup and return made us way easier than renting a car from rental car place at HNL! He is polite and great communicator! I’d definitely recommend him and rent a car from him again when we back to Oahu! Thanks Shawn!
Soichiro U. - August 6, 2019
Spencer
Volkswagen Jetta 2018
Colin was the ideal person to associate with in regards to car rental. Thank you for your exceptional service.
Spencer B. - January 22, 2019
Natasha
Toyota Prius 2010
Simple and straightforward car rental. Awesome ride, great comfort, amazing price. We will be back for sure.
Natasha F. - October 15, 2019
Eva
Toyota Yaris 2009
I was very satisfied with this car rental - they offer airport curbside delivery (you need to take a shuttle to the regular airport car rental agencies otherwise and it would be inconvenient to have to take ALL your luggage on and off the shuttles), affordable rate, and a clean fuel-efficient car. At the end of the trip, I was dropped off at the airport departure terminal - the pick up and drop off made my trip so easy! If you are in Honolulu, I definitely recommend renting a car from Ally. Thank you for all your help!
Eva H. - November 12, 2019
Azé
Nissan Altima 2015
Quickest and easiest car rental experience, also the first with Turos. Thank you John!
Azé H. - November 19, 2018
Othman
Ford Fiesta 2011
This is my second car rental with Peng it was great.
Othman A. - May 25, 2019
Ian
Kia Soul 2015
Lana was amazing and I highly recommend using her for your Hawaii car rental!
Ian J. - July 1, 2019
raphael
Tesla Model 3 2019
One of the car rental experiences I’ve had ! A cool car and an amazing owner !
Raphael B. - August 1, 2019
Fanny
BMW 3 Series 2010
Kevin was an amazing host very polite and accommodating, I extended couple times with no problem. Kevin is my new car rental agency! And his wife came out and greeted me as well! Awesome service! Thanks Kevin!
Fanny A. - December 7, 2019
Mika
Nissan Altima 2009
Shawn was very sweet and easy to work with. We had the best turo experience. Pick up and return around the airport is always stressful especially this time since I had to wait for my sister arriving from Japan who was stuck at the busy custom without signal on her phone... but Shawn was very chill and flexible, communicated with me nice and quick, that was a big relief for us:) Car runs super well, bit old not too shiny like other rental cars which was also great for me no stress to run in beach town! I know it is so hard to keep cars shiny and cristal clean as living in Hawaii. So overall it was a perfect experience. Thank you so much Shawn!!
Mika M. - December 12, 2019
LIFE
Volkswagen Jetta 2014
The greatest rent a car shop in Waikiki.
LIFE F. - November 2, 2018
Cinthia
BMW 1 Series 2010
Easy and perfect way to rent a car
Cinthia P. - August 7, 2019
Patricia
Honda Accord 2007
Super easy to arrange everything! It was probably the easiest way to rent a car and Adam was in constant communication. Would absolutely use his car again!
Patricia C. - December 14, 2019
John
Nissan Versa Note 2016
I'd you want an awesome Hawaii Vacation rent a car from him! Best decision we ever had!
John T. - July 12, 2019
Michelle
Nissan Sentra 2015
The entire rental experience with Shamsul was excellent. Communication, cleanliness, punctuality, convenience, pickup and return were great. Shamsul and his associates took care of us and did it with a smile. We highly recommend Shamsul’s rental cars and thank him for his hard work.
Michelle B. - October 29, 2018
Amy
Toyota Corolla 2010
Allen was absolutely fantastic, and his car was exactly what I needed. I appreciated that it had a cell phone holder and also sun shade, both very useful. I also appreciated that the car didn't look brand spanking new, as I worried about people trying to break into it. He was very friendly and helpful. If I need to rent a car on Oahu again, I'm definitely going with Allen.
Amy B. - January 23, 2020
Jennifer
Ford Mustang 2015
Easy way to rent a car. The convertible was the best way to travel in Hawaii.
Jennifer P. - November 14, 2018
Jonathan
Ford Mustang 2013
Great, easy way to rent a car! So much fun to drive a Mustang!
Jonathan N. - September 21, 2019
Sergio
Audi A5 2010
The car is an absolute gem and is one of the coolest rental cars on the entire island. Be prepared that you'll need to set aside extra time for pickup and return because the shop is located 15 minutes from the airport. Still more convenient than using hertz. Logistics were ok, car was amazing, so 5 stars it is. If you want a cool convertible on Oahu for a reasonable price, this is it right here.
Sergio M. - August 21, 2018
Caitlin
Nissan Altima 2012
We had a mini vacay to see the Eminem concert. We planned to catch a ride with friends but decided we wanted our own car. Being last minute, it was difficult to find any cheap rentals. Luckily my cousin told me about Turo and I was able to find Ed and his rental cars. He kept in contact when delivering and made it easy for us to drop off. Because of him being flexible, we were able to get to everything we wanted.
Caitlin P. - February 18, 2019
Trevor
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2006
Was the perfect little sporty car to see the island with. JL was very helpful and quick to respond to any questions I had. Pickup and drop off could not have been easier. The no hassle made for a very satisfying experience as my last trip to Hawaii I spent hours waiting in line for rental cars. I highly recommend doing business with JL, I know I will be on my Next Hawaii trip.
Trevor W. - May 13, 2019
Keith
Chevrolet Cruze 2019
My best Turo experience to date. The perfect Honolulu car. Will rent again soon.
Keith G. - January 17, 2020
Charmaine
Nissan Altima 2015
Shams and his associates were very easy to communicate with. I highly recommend them if you are staying/vacationing in Honolulu HI . Friendly staff and I loved that they even sent me a text of suggestions on things to try/do during the trip. Will definitely go back and would rent again from Shams.
Charmaine O. - January 27, 2020
Suulit
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Great little car! Just traveled by myself from Honolulu from Moanalua plus a few extra trips, but car fits my needs perfectly for tight parking spots. Thought it was cool that you can rent out scuba gear too!
Suulit F. - January 30, 2020
Dean
Nissan Versa Note 2016
Amazing car rental experience. Will only rent from Sham from now on. Makes zero sense to rent from anybody else.
Dean K. - December 25, 2018
Aaron Kato
Ford Mustang 2016
Amazing car rental experience. Great car - stands out from the other mustangs you see on the island!
Aaron Kato A. - September 25, 2018
Catherine
Nissan Sentra 2015
Great car! Pick up and drop off was super smooth. Thanks for making my car rental experience amazing!
Catherine S. - June 13, 2019
Kari
Toyota Yaris 2012
Great car, easy rental! Thank you
Kari F. - September 27, 2018
Jason
Nissan Leaf 2015
Great car, easy rental. Thank you Elizabeth.
Jason C. - June 4, 2019
AARIN
Toyota Corolla 2013
This was the best car rental experience I have ever had. We had the car for two weeks and everything went perfectly. Thank you!
AARIN M. - September 1, 2018
Jo
Ford Flex 2009
Great experience for me and my family. This was our first time using the app to find a car rental for vacation. Easy pick up and drop off.
Jo M. - April 9, 2019

Best Honululu driving roads

Pali Highway

Short and sweet, this 10-mile highway twists north east from Honolulu through the lush Koʻolau mountains, offering dramatic views of the city and the hilly jungle, until the chill beach town of Kailua.

Kamehameha Highway

Start this drive from Kaneohe and take your Honolulu car rental alternative along this windward highway for a more rural side of Oahu with small farms, quiet beaches, and the shoot location for Jurassic Park.

North Shore

Drive along the coast of the North Shore to see the beaches where pro surfers meet giant waves, and then take your Honolulu car rental alternative west to the wild, sacred, lava shoreline of Kaʻena Point.