Why are there no rental cars available in Kona Hawaii?

Why are there no rental cars available in Kona Hawaii?

The shortage of cars is due to rental car companies selling off approximately 40% of their fleet when demand fell drastically in 2020. Rebuilding the fleet to meet demand is a slow process, especially with the global chip shortage for car manufacturers.

Why are rental cars so expensive in Kona Hawaii?

While Hawaii car rentals have always been in demand, they’re especially expensive now. That’s because demand is outstripping supply now that more tourists are flocking back to its islands. The Hawaii Tourism Authority has noted that the supply of rental cars has dropped more than 40% during the pandemic.

How much does it cost to rent a car on the Big Island of Hawaii?

Cheap car rentals in The Big Island

Economy $31/day
Standard $40/day
Full-size $37/day
SUV $66/day
Minivan $50/day

Do you need a rental car for Kona Hawaii?

So you DO need to rent a car in order to do some of the BEST things to do on the Big Island. (Either that, or you need to book a tour.) But do you specifically need a FOUR WHEEL DRIVE or a jeep rental in order to do the BEST things on the Big Island? The short answer is no, you don’t.

Is there Uber in Kona Hawaii?

Uber on the Big Island (airport rides available) The Uber ride sharing service is available throughout the island and services both international airports on the Big Island with designated pick up locations at the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA) and Hilo International Airport (ITO).

How much does a rental car cost in Hawaii?

Cheap car rentals in Hawaii

Economy $23/day
Standard $24/day
Full-size $24/day
SUV $36/day
Minivan $26/day

Will Hawaii be getting more rental cars?

With the island’s Avis Car Rental service temporarily shuttered, Kauai’s remaining rental car companies are sold out of vehicles through early August. And, according to Kanoho, the car rental companies on the island have no significant plans to bring in more vehicles.

Are there Ubers in Kona Hawaii?

Do I need a rental car in Big island?

Yes, you will need a car to get the most out of the Big Island. I spent a week there at a yoga center in the Puna district (between Hilo and the Volcano). It takes 6-9 hours to drive around the entire island without stopping, so it is big.

How long does it take to drive around Kona?

To drive around Hawaii based on my itinerary, it’ll take about eight hours. However, that’s without making many stops, and you’ll want to spend time at these places. To adequately see everything on this list and have enough time for meals, I would allow about 12 hours to drive around the Big Island.