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    Car hire at Honolulu International Airport

    Honolulu is the capital island in the US state of Hawaii and is the largest city in the middle of the pacific ocean, the second largest being Maui. The island is home to stunning beaches and magnificent nature areas, as well as a dormant volcano and there are plenty of things to see and do. Hanauma Bay is one of the most famous places on the island, the bay is sunken into a crater and is popular for snorkeling, as well as being a nature reserve and marine sanctuary. Diamond Head is also a stunning hiking area with some of the most beautiful views on the island. You could visit the North Shores which are famous for their water sports where you can surf, body board, paddle board as well as many other sports. The Honolulu Zoo is also a fabulous place to visit, home to over 900 different animals with a huge range of diversity, along with gardens which are lush with tropical gardens making it an absolute must visit.

    Take your journey into your own hands and explore the stunning city of Honolulu at your own pace with a car hire at Honolulu International Airport. Booking through Auto Europe gives you the choice of a wide variety of rentals to suit your needs, all the way from small to prestige vehicles depending on what suits your journey best. With over 24,000 pick-up points worldwide you’re sure to find something your happy with, with the help of our friendly and helpful staff. For more information on driving in Honolulu take a look at our driving information USA page. If you want to know what kind of car rental experiences some of our previous customers have had in the city, then please visit our Honolulu car hire reviews page before booking your next Auto Europe car hire in Honolulu.

    Airport information

    The Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is also known as Honolulu International Airport and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The airport gets its name from the US senator Daniel K. Inouye who was a representative of Hawaii from 1963 until 2012 when he passed away. The airport first opened in 1927 and was then known as John Rodgers Airport after a World War 1 naval officer. In 1970 a modernisation project began on the current terminal remodelling and creating new additions to the airport. It was then again remodernised in 2006 with upgrades throughout and a new parking garage implemented. It is now one of the busiest airports in the United States with traffic of 21 million passengers a year and rising.

    Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)
    Address: 300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96819
    Phone: 808 836-6411
    Airlines operating at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport: There are many airlines which run flights to and from Honolulu with Delta Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines operating flights to the most amount of destinations. Other airlines handling flights are United Airlines, Jetstar Airways, American Airlines and Air Canada.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

    When collecting your car hire at Honolulu International Airport you will find car hire desks from Advantage, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National with registration counters being located inside the airport in the baggage claim area and car rental offices located on the ground level of Terminal 2 parking garage. There is also a car rental shuttles stop, which you can find in designated areas along the centre median on the ground level outside the baggage claim areas. There are four other car rental companies located outside the airport which include Alamo, Dollar and Thrifty. Please be sure to have read all terms and conditions on your voucher before your arrival. Generally you are required to provide your driver’s licence and credit card, however some companies require additional documents which will be listed on your voucher, as well as deposit amounts and fuel policies. You will also be required to fill out your pick up form before leaving, noting down any damage you find on the vehicle and inform the car suppliers of this to avoid any disputes upon your return.

    Dollar at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Dollar at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
    300 Rodgers Blvd
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

    +808 831 2331
    Opening Hours:
    Mondays-Sundays 04:30 AM-midnight
    Hertz at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Hertz at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
    300 Rodgers Blvd
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

    +808 529 6800
    Opening Hours:
    Mondays-Sundays 04:30 AM-midnight
    Avis at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Avis at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
    300 Rodgers Blvd
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

    +808 834 5536
    Opening Hours:
    Mondays-Sundays midnight-01:00 AM, 05:00 AM-midnight
    Enterprise at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Enterprise at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
    300 Rodgers Blvd
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

    +808 836 2213
    Opening Hours:
    Mondays-Sundays 05:00 AM-11:00 PM
    National at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport National at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
    300 Rodgers Blvd
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

    +808 834 6350
    Opening Hours:
    Mondays-Sundays 05:30 AM-midnight


    The airport has 3 terminals, terminal 1, 2 and 3. Terminal 1 was opened in 1993 and was previously known as the Interisland Terminal, replacing the original terminal built in 1961. It is home to Hawaiian airline for interisland, U.S and international flights allowing you to travel to other stunning islands such as Kona and Kahului. Terminal 2 was opened in 1962 as the Overseas Terminal, it was part of the re-modelling in 1970 and now has 29 gates across 3 concourses for airlines such as Fiji Airways, American Airlines and Korean Air. Terminal 3 was opened in 2018 and is known as the Commuter Terminal. It has just one gate and is home to Mokulele Airlines. The airport runs a Wiki Wiki Shuttle bus which provides transport between all lobbies of each terminal. Terminal 1 and 2 gates are connected once past security.

    Airport Facilities

    The airport has a wide range of facilities throughout the terminals including internet services such as computer workstations in terminal 1 and 2, as well as free Wi-Fi. Inside the airport you can also find lost and found, storage lockers, currency exchange, ATM’s, special assistance for those with disabilities, postal boxes in terminal 1 and 2, and there is also a medical clinic available in terminal 2 as well as external defibrillators located around 90 seconds apart throughout the airports public areas. There are several smoking areas located throughout each terminal and also a lounge for active military personnel and their dependants. It offers free pastries and coffee, internet services, shower facilities and a toy room with toys books and games for children. The airport has several cultural gardens to visit in various locations as well as several places to shop and eat such as Burberry, Duty Free, Hermes, Michael Kors, MAC, Prada and Ralph Lauren. Restaurants include places such as Burger King, Starbucks and Chow Mein Express.

    How to get to and from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

    There are several forms of transportation you can use to get around, the easiest option to assist you on your trip would be to rent a car at Honolulu International Airport allowing you the ease of travelling as and when it suits you. However other options available are taxis, which you can find located outside the baggage claim areas. Fares are by metre only and you can book your taxi through the taxi dispatchers in the area, who you will find wearing yellow t-shirts with black lettering. There is a service named the SpeediShuttle which runs from the airport to either your hotel or home. Pick up locations are found at baggage claim 11, between baggage claim 17 and the international arrivals and also at baggage claim 31. Public transportation buses are also available and depart around every 30 minutes with Bus Routes No.19 No.20 and No.31 running from the airport to several locations throughout Honolulu.

    Parking tips

    When parking your car hire at Honolulu International Airport there are 3 car parks to choose from. The International Parking Garage can be found across from the International Arrivals building. The car park can be accessed from the vehicle bridge on the top level of Terminal 1 with spaces spanning over 8 storeys and height restrictions of 8’.0”. Terminal 2 Parking Garage is located adjacent from Terminal 2, the car park has five storeys and has a vehicle height restriction of 6’.2”. The Terminal 1 Parking Garage is located across from Terminal 1 with a connecting bridge to the International Parking Garage. The parking lot is 7 storeys high and height restrictions are 7’.0”. Prices range between $1.00 and $18.00 per 24 hour period with the first 15 minutes being free. All car parks can be accessed via Airport Access Road and all of which are 24 hours a day with a 30 day stay limit. There are disabled parking spaces located across all 3 parking garages as well as electric vehicle parking spaces in the International Parking Garage. You can also find parking around the city itself, with free parking at Ala Moana Beach Park, Ala Wai Boat Harbour, Ala Wai Canal, Waikiki Shell, Kaioo Drive and Wai Nani Streets. You can also find paid parking spots around Kalakaua Avenue and Kuhio Avenue with prices beginning at $1 per hour.

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