You’ve heard the stories about how the return of tourism to Oahu has made the renting of cars a nightmare. The demand has exceeded supply, and as a result car rental rates for awhile averaged an estimated $700/day. That is, if you can even find one. But that’s not the only reason visitors shy away from renting a vehicle from Honolulu International Airport (HNL). For one, the process can eat up an hour, as you wait for the shuttle to pick you and the other arrivals up from baggage claim to take you to the rental service area of the airport. Once there, you have to wait in line, then deal with the agent who cannot seem to find your pre-booked reservation in the system. Then there’s the traffic that you will invariably run into as you depart Daniel K Inouye Airport (aka HNL), which further chips away at your much needed time in paradise. And once you arrive at your accommodations (assuming GPS got you there) you have to deal with parking, which at any hotel/resort will result in an extra 20-minutes of time wasted in minutia. If staying at a vacation rental instead, you then have to figure out residential parking permits and worry about parking in a spot that won’t get your window smashed in the middle of the night.
Sorry folks, but the scenario above is the HNL car rental gauntlet that far too many visitors have to face. Of course, you may already know all of this, which is why you’re searching for alternatives. When it comes to your airport arrival, there is none better than Honolulu Airport Transfer. Here’s why.
Why a Private, Direct, and Affordable Flat-Rate Shuttle is the Only Car Rental Alternative to Consider for Your Arrival on Oahu
Save a Small Fortune
Even when demand for car rentals settles down you’re still renting from the busiest spot on Oahu. Prices are therefore set at a premium from HNL. Seeing as most visitors don’t plan a full itinerary of island exploring activities on the first day (especially when arriving in the later afternoon or evening) it makes zero sense to pay $200 (maybe more.) for the first 24-hours on the island. By booking our flat rate shuttle to your accommodations you safe a small fortune. For instance, if heading from HNL to Waikiki, you pay a small flat rate of just $35 for your entire party (up to four).
Save a Ton of Time
In the introduction we detailed everything that you have to go through when renting a car from HNL. You cut that into a small fraction when you book your transportation with us. All you need to do is give us 24-hours notice, and we’ll be ready and waiting outside of baggage claim. Within minutes of grabbing your bags you’ll be en route to your accommodations.
You save money, time, and most certainly effort. As mentioned, we’ll be ready for your arrival. When you step outside of baggage claim, we will be there on the meridian, ready with fresh orchid leis (if you desire), will load your luggage, and tuck you into the sanctity of a sleek, clean, air-conditioned minivan. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy your private shuttle service.
What About During Your Stay?
While renting a car from the airport is torture, there is nothing wrong with it once you’re in a resort community (Waikiki, Ko Olina, etc.). There are rental services everywhere, and therefore the prices are more competitive. However, you way not want to rent a vehicle at all, as driving around the island on your own can be a hassle. Is there any other option for an island tour that doesn’t involve being crammed into a tour bus with dozens of others? Absolutely! In addition to airport picks-ups/drop-offs, we also offer custom island tours.
What About Other Car Rental Alternatives?
Still curious about other alternatives from Honolulu International Airport? While there are shared shuttles, ride hailing services, and even old school taxis, they are not considered to be favorable options by most visitors. Please reference this article on why there is only option to consider when heading from HNL to your accommodations.
Remember to give us 24-hours notice and we’ll pick you and your party up from the airport and take you directly to your accommodations in a clean, sanitized, and comfortable environment. Call us at 1.800.929.1219 or complete the form found here.
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