Car Rental at Lihue Airport, Kauai

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Lihue Airport (LIH)

3276 Hoolimalima Pl

Lihue, HI 96766 US Opens in new application

Phone: +1 (844)914-1551 Opens in new application

Mon - Fri 07:00AM - 09:00PM
Sat 07:00AM - 09:00PM
Sun 07:00AM - 09:00PM

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Save time at the counter when you check-in online. That way we'll have your driver information and preferences ready when you arrive at the counter. You'll be on the road - and on vacation - before you know it!

Skip the rental counter lines and check-in directly by using Alamo's touch-screen kiosk. Check-in using the kiosk and a receipt-sized rental agreement is printed. You'll be directed to your rental car on the lot. At the exit booth, show the booth agent your rental agreement and driver's license - and simply drive away.

No need to visit the counter or kiosk.You can go straight to your car!

In order to take the advantage of this optional free service, you'll need to check-in online then choose the 'skip the counter' option. You will be required to confirm your protection options, agree to the Rental Agreement Terms & Conditions and enter a valid credit card (no charge is made until you return your vehicle). Simply print your rental agreement to bring with you, and you are all set! Go directly to your car, show the booth agent your rental agreement and driver's license - and get on the road!

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Follow these steps when you arrive at Lihue Airport Printer Friendly

Cross the main breezeway and follow signs to the Alamo counter to obtain your rental agreement and vehicle keys.  Shuttle from the port runs consistently, about a 15 to 20 min wait. Shuttle returns every hour on the hour until the ship departs or latest 8 pm.

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Kauai Visitor Information


Lihue Airport serves the Hawaiian island of Kauai, a popular vacation destination for people all over the world. Although the airport is rather small, it provides the easiest way for travelers to reach the island.


Renting a car at Lihue Airport gives you an opportunity to explore some of the most exciting attractions in the southeastern section of Kauai.


Ahukini Recreational Pier State Park


Ahukini Recreational Pier State Park is located two miles northeast from Lihue Airport. If a long flight has you anxious to reconnect with the ground, this is a great place to have your first experience of the Kauai's natural wonder. In addition to giving you a wonderful view of Hanama'ulu Bay, you can fish and catch crab from the pier.


Wailua River State Park


The Wailua River is the only navigable river in the state, so Wailua River State Park attracts a lot of people who enjoy kayaking and canoeing. Boat tours offer a safe way to view the park's surrounding rain forest. While visiting Wailua River State Park, head to the Wailua Complex of Heiau. This National Historic Landmark holds the remains of the kingdom that once ruled Kauai.


Opaeka'a Falls


Opaeka'a Falls


Kauai has a lot of waterfalls. Many of them, however, are difficult to reach without a trained guide. Opaeka'a Falls is a stunning exception that lets you enjoy the beauty of this Hawaiian island. The waterfall drops about 151 feet into an unseen pool in the rain forest's bed.


To reach Opaeka'a Falls from Lihue Airport, drive north on HI-51 until it turns into HI-56. Turn left onto Kuamoo Road and follow the signs to the waterfall. Once you reach the trailhead, walk about two miles until you find the waterfall. 


Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve


The Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve protects more than 12,500 acres of public land and watershed areas. It plays such an important role in the island's ecosystem that it has been protected since 1909.


The forest's lower region has a wide range of exotic vegetation. It's a large reserve, so you should learn about its hiking trails before you visit.


Huleia Valley


The Huleia Valley has breathtaking scenery that you must see while visiting Kauai. The river that cuts through the valley provides opportunities for kayaking. If you plan to hike, then you should bring sturdy shoes intended for difficult trails. The footpaths in Huleia Valley tend to get wet, which can make walking difficult for inexperienced hikers.


The area around Lihue Airport has plenty of attractions to visit. When you rent a car, you can see them all during your stay on Kauai.