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.


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
4,295 trips Joined Apr 2015
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If you need to rent a car go automatically to Kevin. Amazing person to do business with !!!
Reajen - October 13, 2019
Kevin was great, car was in great condition and very clean. He responded fairly quickly whenever I messaged him through Turo. I would highly recommend if looking to rent a car on a budget.
Rhina - November 3, 2019
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Shamsul H. All-Star Host
7,348 trips Joined Jul 2015
Typically responds in 20 minutes

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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.


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)

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
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
Nissan Altima 2015
Excellent process and very easy to work with. Highly recommend! Way better than car rental companies!!
Heather R. - April 13, 2019
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
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
Chevrolet Camaro 2015
Great person to rent a car from.
Luba M. - October 10, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Hyundai Elantra 2006
Was a great car rental! The car runs mechanically smooth.
Kevin A. - September 30, 2019
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
Toyota Camry 2007
Would highly recommend using Aric for car rental. Convenient, easy to locate, and affordable. Made exploring so much easier to conquer!
Asia H. - October 7, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2015
Great experience with this different type of car rental service. I like the fact we got picked up from the airport, dropped the driver back to HQ, and off we go on our Hawaiian vacation. No car rental lines to wait. Shams is the best and communication was the key. Every time I sent a message, he would reply as soon as possible. Mahalo Shams!
Marc S. - June 20, 2018
Toyota Prius 2006
If you need to rent a car go automatically to Kevin. Amazing person to do business with !!!
Reajen F. - October 13, 2019
Ford Focus 2012
Amazing! Quick to respond to any questions I had. Made it easier than ever to rent a car.
Alexander N. - October 22, 2019
Ford Focus 2012
Best way to rent a car!! John's was perfect!0
Andrea B. - August 26, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2014
The best and most convenient way to enjoy Oahu's car rental possibility. Shamsul was again perfect and very comfy to deal with. Car was clean, drop in and off were perfect and easy, really the best of all the Turo's rental and hawaiian rental car company we've done. Thanx again Shamsul.
Olivier U. - November 3, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2007
So much less hassle than regular car rental. Thank you David.
Peggy T. - August 24, 2019
Toyota Camry 2007
Great experience, for the price. Cant beat it and will never do typical car rental again.
Max S. - September 28, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2013
This was the easiest car rental I ever experienced. I will definitely rent with Shamsul again.
Jasmin B. - September 24, 2019
Audi A4 2015
Easiest car rental ever. The car is in great condition and runs really well.
Troy T. - August 18, 2019
Ford Mustang 2007
Jessica was amazing to work with! She made it easy and convenient to rent a car from. Would highly recommend renting from her.
Nathan W. - October 11, 2019
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
Honda Fit 2015
Super easy way to rent a car. The Honda Fit is an amazing car and really good on gas! Highly recommend! Would definitely rent again!
Cynthia D. - October 27, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2010
Kevin was great, car was in great condition and very clean. He responded fairly quickly whenever I messaged him through Turo. I would highly recommend if looking to rent a car on a budget.
Rhina B. - November 3, 2019
Nissan Altima 2015
Our trip with shamsuls car was fantastic! He organised for the car to be dropped off and communication was great from start to finish. As our first turo experience we weren't too sure what to expect and were really please with it worked out, much better car rental. Companies
Amy L. - July 7, 2018
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
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
Nissan Sentra 2015
Everything’s perfect. Best car rental experience I have ever had.
DORIAN G. - March 18, 2019
Volvo S80 2007
Thanks Shawn for flawless cool car rental
Michal F. - January 26, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Simmon is the best! You can't go wrong renting a car from him. He went the extra mile for us because that is just the type of awesome dude he is! His car was clean and dependable unlike the nightmare we experienced with another car rental. Additionally, he was engaging and super easy to talk to. In the future, I will be recommending his service to all my friends and family! Thanks Simmon!
Cody T. - November 3, 2019
Ford Mustang 2016
Loved the car and Gavin is also a great guy to work with. He is a straight forward guy, no nonsense, honest and is very friendly. I would rent a car from him again in a heartbeat!
Andre O. - November 4, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2015
It’s my first time renting a car with Turo and Shamsul and his team made this whole experience so easy! The car was very clean and it’s ready on time when I got to check in! I definitely recommend it!!!! Get Uber/Lift/taxi in Oahu is very expensive if you want to explore the Island, there’s so many places around to see, so to rent a car with Turo is the best idea, specially if you’re with someone enjoying your trip! ;)
Bruna S. - October 27, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2015
He is an amazing owner!! I’ll definitely rent a car from him again!!
Shunsuke N. - August 15, 2019
Ford Mustang 2013
Great, easy way to rent a car! So much fun to drive a Mustang!
Jonathan N. - September 21, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2009
We had the best experience with Shamsul. Communication was very smooth and fast. We had some problem with the car, but he solved it really fast and bring us another car. Everything was just great. I would highly recommend to rent a car from him! Thanks again, Shamsul, Mahalo! 🤙
Pavel B. - October 23, 2019
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
Nissan Sentra 2014
Easiest car rental experience I’ve had, Shams is wonderful.
Tijana P. - July 29, 2018
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
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
Nissan Sentra 2019
I had a great experience with New City Nissan. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend them for your next car rental!
JOHN A. - August 29, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2017
Was quick and painless, great way to travel in a car that you want. Service was great and seamless. Would rate than car rental places. Mahalo
Raymond B. - September 12, 2019
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
Ford Fiesta 2011
This is my second car rental with Peng it was great.
Othman A. - May 25, 2019
Kia Soul 2015
Lana was amazing and I highly recommend using her for your Hawaii car rental!
Ian J. - July 1, 2019
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
MINI Cooper 2013
Perfect car for getting around Oahu- fun to drive, easy to recognize and great gas mileage! ER was great with communication and the pickup and drop off was SO easy... Best car rental experience ever!
Nicole H. - August 28, 2019
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
Audi A5 2013
This was the best way to rent a car in Hawaii. We got drive drive around town in a convertible! What a great experience. Thanks Justin!
Samantha P. - August 28, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2010
Shamsul and his staff/colleagues were very prompt to reply, flexible about pickup and overall very professional and friendly. Prices were cheaper than the standard rental cars, but everything worked great in the car I rented. I'd definitely rent from them again.
Christopher B. - July 10, 2018
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
Mazda 3 2016
Nice clean car, safe and economical. Many is reasonable and a great person to rent a car from.
Daniel P. - August 19, 2019
MINI Cooper 2010
It was amazing to drive that car. He was nice to me. I wanna rent a car again!
Kaoru K. - August 21, 2019
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
Ford Focus 2011
No better way to rent a car in Waikiki! It was so convenient, no waiting, and parking was free.
Kristin M. - September 2, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2010
Easy and perfect way to rent a car
Cinthia P. - August 7, 2019
Audi A5 2010
This was my first time using Turo, and I was a bit concern with going through this car rental app. Miles and Miles are fast and efficient in the car rental process. It was a simple process for reservation, pick up, and drop off of the 2010 Audi A5. The car was clean and they gave me some tips on how the car operates. The prices for the car rental was fair and I thought are reasonable. I will definitely recommend and rent from them again. Overall great experience! Thank you
Greg T. - August 27, 2019
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
Nissan Altima 2015
You should rent a car from Shamsul.
정기 김. - January 29, 2019
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
Volkswagen CC 2009
This is a very easy rental that has it's own parking space. In Honolulu, Parking is very difficult, so having a place to park the car really helps. We simply parked in the garage that was provided each night and then took a 5 dollar uber to our hotel, which was MUCH cheaper than the $30/per night parking fee that the hotel would have charged us. Overall, the car itself was great for us. Zhengui was very helpful and very reachable when we needed to call and ask a question. I would rent from him again.
Bianca S. - October 15, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2009
This rental experience was great! Car pickup was easy; less than 10 minutes from the Honolulu airport. Car was clean and very affordable. Drop-off was easy too. My trip was super smooth - car was super efficient, so didn't use much gas. I would definitely recommend renting this car for your trip to Hawaii!
Andrew N. - October 12, 2019
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
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
Nissan Leaf 2015
Great car, easy rental. Thank you Elizabeth.
Jason C. - June 4, 2019
Nissan Versa 2016
HUGE MAHALO to Shamsul n' your crew for making my trip back home awesome with your car rental service!!! It made my ariport trip for pick-up/return very easy, the car was great for the price I paid, it was easy to communicate with Shamsul, and the post trip cleaning option was handy when I didn't want to worry about having time to fit in to stop by a car wash place when it was time to leave. Looking forward to using Shansul's car rental when I return to the islands next year!
MARYLN C. - September 4, 2019
Mitsubishi Lancer 2012
Great car rental! Made our time in Hawaii easy to get around😊
Jessa C. - May 22, 2018
Nissan Altima 2015
Quickest and easiest car rental experience, also the first with Turos. Thank you John!
Azé H. - November 19, 2018
Toyota Camry 2010
Tiecheng was an absolute pleasure to work with. We got stuck in an awful situation where we got towed and he helped us all the way through and even offered a ride to the airport. His kindness saved us in a tight, stressful situation. His car was easy to access upon pick up and was such a smooth process. I will now use Turo from here on out instead of using car rental companies. Tiecheng didn’t have to help us out, but he went out of his way, above and beyond to help us out. We are forever grateful. I would use anyone of Tiecheng’s cars for future hawaii trips! Thank you!
Kimberly I. - July 16, 2018
Nissan Versa 2011
Thank you kevin!! I had and outstanding time with his car. Super professional would definitely rent a car from him again!!!!!
Branigan C. - September 3, 2019
Honda Insight 2010
Kamran was great, there was no problem with communication. He responded immediately on any questions. I would rent a car from him again.
Jakub J. - September 24, 2019
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
Volkswagen Jetta 2014
The greatest rent a car shop in Waikiki.
LIFE F. - November 2, 2018
Honda Accord 2016
Sham and his associates are the best! Any obstacles in your trip, he will do his best to accommodate. Sham has your best interest at heart! Very flexible with drop off as well! Way, way better than renting a car from an actual rent a car place. I arrived a little early and was still able to meet before time. My friend said they waited 2 hours at HERTZ in HNL airport. Sham will NOT disappoint! 100% the Best! Mahalo Sham!!! 🤙🏻
Bryan K. - August 25, 2019
Chevrolet Impala 2008
It was my first time using Turo services and I’m so glad that I’ve tried! Codie was highly responsive and flexible to all our requests. Communication was fast and easy and it took about 3 min to pick up a car - forget all the long lines at the car rental companies! The car was in a perfect condition: clean and tidy. Thank you for the awesome experience!
Michael T. - May 22, 2018
Ford Mustang 2015
Easy way to rent a car. The convertible was the best way to travel in Hawaii.
Jennifer P. - November 14, 2018
Nissan Sentra 2014
Shamsul was so efficient and very responsive. Highly recommend you to rent a car from him!
Cathy K. - July 14, 2019
Toyota Prius 2005
Ally and Andrew are truly the best! The vehicle was perfect for my group of 4 people. We traveled to the west side of island from their place multiple times throughout our trip without any complications. It was comfortable and much cheaper than renting through a car rental place. Thank you for everything again - Matt and Thuy
Matthew W. - June 6, 2019
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
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
Nissan Altima 2016
Honestly the BEST customer service I’ve received from any Turo rental. Sham was professional, quick to respond and so friendly! He is the only person Id rent a car from on the island and definitely my go to next time I’m back home visiting! Thank you again for being so flexible!
Rachelle M. - September 15, 2019
BMW Z4 2007
Loved the car and rental experience. Would definitely do again.
Mikey T. - July 1, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette 2016
Adam’s Corvette was a blast to drive! Absolutely loved taking it around between Honolulu to Kailua. Pickup and drop off were very easy, with Adam’s wife really helping to make it convenient. The car is amazing and totally worth the rental.
Michael B. - October 13, 2019
Suzuki Aerio 2006
Perfect for what I needed, a car to run errands. By no means was this a luxury vehicle, but I didn't want or need luxury, and the price was not luxury either. The cost of an uber roundtrip for just one of my errands was the same as renting Aric's car with the insurance added, so for me, this was definitely a wiser investment. The pickup and drop off was easy and convenient. It is located a short 15 minute walk from my house, so I hope Aric's cars are available next time I need one.
Kalei L. - October 27, 2019
Kia Optima 2013
Jeremy is awesome to work with! Very flexible and hasslefree! Highly recommend Jeremy for your next island car rental!
Bridget C. - June 11, 2018
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

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.