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Car Hire Kona Airport Mini Guide

Kona International Airport (KOA) is located on the western side of the Big Island of Hawaii, and it serves as a convenient gateway to many of the island's resorts and attractions. Here's some information about collecting a rental car from Kona Airport, the distance to the nearest resorts, road conditions, and tolls:

Collecting a Rental Car:

Kona Airport offers several car rental agencies within the terminal building, making it convenient for travelers to pick up their rental vehicles upon arrival. It's advisable to make a reservation in advance to secure the type of vehicle you prefer, as well as to ensure availability during peak travel times.

Distance to Nearest Resorts:

The nearest resorts to Kona Airport are primarily located along the Kohala Coast, to the north of the airport. The distance from Kona Airport to some of the popular resorts in this area can vary, but here are approximate driving times to a few notable resorts:

Waikoloa Beach Resort: This resort area is approximately a 20-30 minute drive north of Kona Airport, depending on traffic conditions.

Mauna Lani Resort: Mauna Lani is also located to the north of the airport, and the drive takes around 25-35 minutes.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel: This luxury resort is a bit farther north, and the drive takes approximately 30-40 minutes.

Hapuna Beach Resort: Hapuna Beach Resort is located near Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, so the driving time is similar.

Road Conditions:

You'll primarily be driving on Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway (Route 19) and occasionally on smaller resort access roads. These highways are well-maintained, and you can expect a smooth and comfortable drive.


There are no toll roads on the Big Island of Hawaii, including the roads leading from Kona Airport to the resorts. You won't encounter any toll booths or fees during your journey.

Driving on the Big Island allows you the freedom to explore its stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, and diverse attractions at your own pace. While driving, be sure to obey local traffic laws, observe speed limits, and practice safe driving on the island's roads. Enjoy your visit to the Kohala Coast and other beautiful parts of the Big Island!

Current Rental Rates at Kona Airport

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 42.83 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 299.83 EUR from 23/09/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 42.83 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 299.86 EUR from 23/09/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 43.84 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 306.90 EUR from 23/09/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Kona Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park: Explore this sacred site where ancient Hawaiians sought refuge and learn about Hawaiian history and culture.

  • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park: Drive to this park to discover ancient Hawaiian fishponds, petroglyphs, and coastal trails amidst stunning natural scenery.

  • Kona Coffee Farms: Take a scenic drive to visit one of the many coffee farms in the Kona region, where you can tour the plantation, learn about coffee cultivation, and sample freshly roasted coffee.

  • Kealakekua Bay: Drive to this picturesque bay for snorkeling, kayaking, or simply enjoying the scenic beauty and historical significance of the area, including the Captain Cook Monument.

  • Mauna Kea Summit: Embark on a breathtaking drive to the summit of Mauna Kea, one of the world's tallest mountains, where you can stargaze, watch the sunset, or enjoy panoramic views of the island.


Kona Airport - Popular Destinations

  • Kailua-Kona: Approximately 7 miles away.
  • Waikoloa Village: Around 20 miles north of Kona Airport.
  • Captain Cook: Approximately 25 miles south of Kona Airport.
  • Hilo: Around 100 miles east of Kona Airport.
  • Volcanoes National Park: Approximately 100 miles southeast of Kona Airport.

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Kona Airport car hire information

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Average prices per day for car hire at Kona Airport

January€ 102
February€ 90
March€ 78
April€ 92
May€ 88
June€ 96
July€ 94
August€ 98
September€ 85
October€ 78
November€ 86
December€ 94
January€ 92
February€ 85
March€ 73
April€ 83
May€ 82
June€ 93
July€ 90
August€ 93
September€ 81
October€ 72
November€ 82
December€ 86
January€ 120
February€ 99
March€ 99
April€ 115
May€ 104
June€ 114
July€ 118
August€ 119
September€ 108
October€ 104
November€ 108
December€ 111
January€ 104
February€ 94
March€ 85
April€ 101
May€ 91
June€ 105
July€ 101
August€ 101
September€ 97
October€ 83
November€ 95
December€ 99
January€ 114
February€ 115
March€ 105
April€ 111
May€ 104
June€ 116
July€ 110
August€ 116
September€ 94
October€ 99
November€ 115
December€ 101
January€ 60
February€ 53
March€ 58
April€ 75
May€ 70
June€ 71
July€ 88
August€ 58
September€ 53
October€ 55
November€ 47
December€ 41
January€ 110
February€ 103
March€ 89
April€ 102
May€ 92
June€ 108
July€ 104
August€ 109
September€ 95
October€ 89
November€ 100
December€ 109
January€ 161
February€ 101
March€ 81
April€ 140
May€ 121
June€ 159
July€ 104
August€ 166
September€ 95
October€ 135
November€ 131
December€ 108

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