Maui Car Rentals at Maui’s Kahului OGG Airport: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re planning a trip to Maui, one of the things you’ll need to consider is how you’ll get around the island. While there are public transportation options available, renting a car is often the most convenient way to explore all that Maui has to offer. And when it comes to Maui car rental, the Kahului OGG airport is the place to start.

There are several car rental companies located at the Kahului OGG airport, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. Each of these companies offers a variety of rental cars, from economy cars to luxury vehicles, to suit your budget and preferences. However, not all car rental companies are created equal, and some may be more of a hassle than others, as some Maui Car Rental Services like Maui Cruisers, Manaloha and Kimos aren’t located at the airport, but actually deliver and pick up their rental cars right at the airport near the baggage area.

For example, some car rental companies require you to take a shuttle from the airport to their off-site location, while others have their rental counters located directly in the airport terminal and some make the cars available immediately after you land near the baggage area on your way out. Accordingly, some companies may have long wait times or limited availability, while others offer fast and easy service.

When it comes to price, the cost of a Maui car rental can vary depending on the company, the type of car, and the time of year. Typically, renting a car in Maui is more expensive during peak tourist season (June-August and December-January) and less expensive during the shoulder seasons (April-May and September-November). It’s worth shopping around and comparing prices from different Maui car rental companies to find the best deal.

In terms of convenience, renting a car from a company with a location directly at the airport terminal doesn’t necessarily save you time and hassle depending on the season or the company, due to shuttle issues, long lines and other logistics. Some companies actually offer the option to pick up and drop off your car at the airport. This can be a convenient and time saving option.

Booking a Maui car rental is easy and can be done online or over the phone. Some car rental companies even offer discounts or price matching for booking online. If you’re looking to save money on your car rental, consider booking in advance and taking advantage of any promotional offers or discounts available.

Once you’ve picked up your rental car from the Kahului OGG airport, you’ll be ready to explore all that Maui has to offer. Maui is a relatively small island, and it’s easy to get around quickly by car. The main highways on the island are the Hana Highway, which takes you along the eastern coast, and the Kahekili Highway, which takes you along the western coast. Both offer stunning views and plenty of opportunities to stop and explore.

In conclusion, when it comes to Maui car rental at the Kahului OGG airport, there are several options to choose from. To ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience, consider renting from a company with a location directly at the airport terminal, booking in advance to save money, and comparing prices from different car rental companies. With your rental car, you’ll be able to explore all that Maui has to offer at your own pace and convenience.

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Gregory Cardello
Gregory Cardello
2022-07-06
Renting a car from Paul at Maui Cruisers was one of the best decisions we made on our Maui trip. Pickup and drop-off at the airport was easy and flawless. Yes, the cars are a little older than what you will find at the national car rental places, but the car was spotlessly clean and in perfect condition with ice cold a/c. And this is why we paid far less than HALF of what we were quoted at the other rental car places. The Toyota Camry we rented was everything we needed to get around the island comfortably and reliably. I will only use Maui Cruisers on future Maui trips and I can’t recommend them highly enough!
NA
NA
2022-06-28
So grateful to have an affordable option to overpriced car rental companies! The Toyota ran well and the AC worked. Paul was very helpful and friendly!
Moises Laqui
Moises Laqui
2022-06-24
Great customer service, great van and great prices! Also convenient pick up and drop off service. We will definitely use Maui cruisers again and will recommend to all!
Jerica Rosario
Jerica Rosario
2022-06-14
BEST DECISION, hands down! I only leave reviews when things are really, really bad or really, really good. And going with Paul was GREAT! I read through a lot of reviews, and the reviews for maui cruisers had the same theme and after the trip, everything I read was true! The process is SEAMLESS. I didnt have any mix ups, I didnt have to stand in a customer service line or be on hold. All i did was fill out my info on the site and got an email from Paul pretty quickly. Once I provided the info, he called me and the entire conversation was effortless and we talked like we already knew each other. Easy pick up/drop off. The car was not the fanciest but was RELIABLE which was my biggest priority. Plus you can't go wrong with Toyota! Even after pick up, I was able to check in with Paul and asked about recommendations and he was super kind and gave me info about snorkeling/road to hana. Great guy! I cant wait to go back and will definitely book with Paul again! Paul - thank you again for everything! See ya next time!
Trenton Reisinger
Trenton Reisinger
2022-06-14
Paul at Maui Cruisers was really nice and easy to deal with. He was very detailed on how to find the rental car and what to do when we dropped it off! The car we got was an older but absolutely perfect little Toyota corolla that was great on gas and has ice cold AC. We will definitely be calling maui cruisers next year! Thanks again Paul. Mahalo, Trenton
Brooks Martin
Brooks Martin
2022-06-09
This was the easiest car rental experience we've ever had. Nice clean Toyota Camry. The car was ready and waiting for us when we got to the airport. No catching a shuttle or waiting in line! It was in the lot outside of baggage claim. Paul is a great guy who provides excellent customer service and I will be recommending him to all my friends who visit Maui. I will only rent from him in the future.
Justin Janich
Justin Janich
2022-06-07
From the moment I first talked to Paul on the phone, I knew that we were speaking the same language: honesty, humor and a passion for Toyotas, which are without question the world's most reliable cars! There are four main reasons why this is THE place to rent from (and why we'll rent from him again on our return trips): 1. Price. Its no secret that the "national" rental car companies sold and shipped a ton of cars off the island during Covid, and with the resulting rental car shortage, prices are through the roof. I did a comparison, and our car from Maui Cruisers was about 1/3 the price of renting a subcompact from Enterprise. That means more money in your pocket to spend on other things. Let me put it this way, for the same price as getting an Enterprise rental, my wife and I got the car, a couples massage, and dinner at Merriman's, with money left over to put towards a Molokini snorkeling tour. How can you beat that? 2. Convenience. While everyone else waits for a shuttle to take them to "rental car hell" where they'll wait in more lines, we walked straight out to the parking lot and had left the airport in under 5 minutes. Dropping off the car was equally easy. Unless you're someone that enjoys standing in lines, this is a huge benefit! 3. Local Vibe. Paul's cars may have some scrapes or dings... maybe even a touch of rust, but they definitely blend in with the island traffic. I threw a shell necklace up on the rear-view for a little added "aloha" and off we went! Driving on Maui, it's immediately clear who the tourists are, especially all the brand new Wranglers and convertible Mustangs. In our 2004 Camry, I didn't feel like I was being judged by the locals, which is really nice if you're a surfer like me or are planning to go to the less touristy spots. I can't understate the benefit of cruising around incognito. 4. Reliability. Renting out nothing but old Toyotas is a smart business move, because they basically NEVER break. We drove our Camry around the entire island, literally, and it never missed a beat, while giving us very good gas mileage. Yes... we took it "counterclockwise" to Hana (starting from Kula), chuckling at the folks in Jeeps. Also drove clockwise along the northern side from Lahaina to Kahului which gets extremely narrow. We just made sure to use our low gears ("2" and "L") on any steep or super twisty sections and had no issues. I believe most of Paul's cars now have a full size spare tire, which is comforting should you ever get a flat. Bottom line, renting from Maui Cruisers was a win-win all the way around and in a way, it even made our trip more fun! Looking forward to next time. Side note: I had a good laugh pulling up to the valet guy at Merriman's and telling him "Careful, don't scratch it!" LOL
John Susoeff
John Susoeff
2022-06-02
At a time when rental cars cost a fortune, Paul at Maui Cruisers set us up with a Toyota Corolla at a phenomenal price - we'll definitely use them again.
michael beckmann
michael beckmann
2022-05-28
This is Gayle posting! Thank you Paul, for making our car rental feel like we were borrowing it from a friend. We rented an older Camry for 9 days for a fantastic price. The car ran great, was super good on gas mileage, had a constantly cold air-conditioner and didn’t look as old as it was! It really was a great experience. The price was half of what the bigger companies charge but 1 1/2 times the service. Mahalo Paul. You will definitely be our first call next time we head your way! Aloha! Michael and Gayle from St. Louis!

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Gregory Cardello
Gregory Cardello
2022-07-06
Renting a car from Paul at Maui Cruisers was one of the best decisions we made on our Maui trip. Pickup and drop-off at the airport was easy and flawless. Yes, the cars are a little older than what you will find at the national car rental places, but the car was spotlessly clean and in perfect condition with ice cold a/c. And this is why we paid far less than HALF of what we were quoted at the other rental car places. The Toyota Camry we rented was everything we needed to get around the island comfortably and reliably. I will only use Maui Cruisers on future Maui trips and I can’t recommend them highly enough!
NA
NA
2022-06-28
So grateful to have an affordable option to overpriced car rental companies! The Toyota ran well and the AC worked. Paul was very helpful and friendly!
Moises Laqui
Moises Laqui
2022-06-24
Great customer service, great van and great prices! Also convenient pick up and drop off service. We will definitely use Maui cruisers again and will recommend to all!
Jerica Rosario
Jerica Rosario
2022-06-14
BEST DECISION, hands down! I only leave reviews when things are really, really bad or really, really good. And going with Paul was GREAT! I read through a lot of reviews, and the reviews for maui cruisers had the same theme and after the trip, everything I read was true! The process is SEAMLESS. I didnt have any mix ups, I didnt have to stand in a customer service line or be on hold. All i did was fill out my info on the site and got an email from Paul pretty quickly. Once I provided the info, he called me and the entire conversation was effortless and we talked like we already knew each other. Easy pick up/drop off. The car was not the fanciest but was RELIABLE which was my biggest priority. Plus you can't go wrong with Toyota! Even after pick up, I was able to check in with Paul and asked about recommendations and he was super kind and gave me info about snorkeling/road to hana. Great guy! I cant wait to go back and will definitely book with Paul again! Paul - thank you again for everything! See ya next time!
Trenton Reisinger
Trenton Reisinger
2022-06-14
Paul at Maui Cruisers was really nice and easy to deal with. He was very detailed on how to find the rental car and what to do when we dropped it off! The car we got was an older but absolutely perfect little Toyota corolla that was great on gas and has ice cold AC. We will definitely be calling maui cruisers next year! Thanks again Paul. Mahalo, Trenton
Brooks Martin
Brooks Martin
2022-06-09
This was the easiest car rental experience we've ever had. Nice clean Toyota Camry. The car was ready and waiting for us when we got to the airport. No catching a shuttle or waiting in line! It was in the lot outside of baggage claim. Paul is a great guy who provides excellent customer service and I will be recommending him to all my friends who visit Maui. I will only rent from him in the future.
Justin Janich
Justin Janich
2022-06-07
From the moment I first talked to Paul on the phone, I knew that we were speaking the same language: honesty, humor and a passion for Toyotas, which are without question the world's most reliable cars! There are four main reasons why this is THE place to rent from (and why we'll rent from him again on our return trips): 1. Price. Its no secret that the "national" rental car companies sold and shipped a ton of cars off the island during Covid, and with the resulting rental car shortage, prices are through the roof. I did a comparison, and our car from Maui Cruisers was about 1/3 the price of renting a subcompact from Enterprise. That means more money in your pocket to spend on other things. Let me put it this way, for the same price as getting an Enterprise rental, my wife and I got the car, a couples massage, and dinner at Merriman's, with money left over to put towards a Molokini snorkeling tour. How can you beat that? 2. Convenience. While everyone else waits for a shuttle to take them to "rental car hell" where they'll wait in more lines, we walked straight out to the parking lot and had left the airport in under 5 minutes. Dropping off the car was equally easy. Unless you're someone that enjoys standing in lines, this is a huge benefit! 3. Local Vibe. Paul's cars may have some scrapes or dings... maybe even a touch of rust, but they definitely blend in with the island traffic. I threw a shell necklace up on the rear-view for a little added "aloha" and off we went! Driving on Maui, it's immediately clear who the tourists are, especially all the brand new Wranglers and convertible Mustangs. In our 2004 Camry, I didn't feel like I was being judged by the locals, which is really nice if you're a surfer like me or are planning to go to the less touristy spots. I can't understate the benefit of cruising around incognito. 4. Reliability. Renting out nothing but old Toyotas is a smart business move, because they basically NEVER break. We drove our Camry around the entire island, literally, and it never missed a beat, while giving us very good gas mileage. Yes... we took it "counterclockwise" to Hana (starting from Kula), chuckling at the folks in Jeeps. Also drove clockwise along the northern side from Lahaina to Kahului which gets extremely narrow. We just made sure to use our low gears ("2" and "L") on any steep or super twisty sections and had no issues. I believe most of Paul's cars now have a full size spare tire, which is comforting should you ever get a flat. Bottom line, renting from Maui Cruisers was a win-win all the way around and in a way, it even made our trip more fun! Looking forward to next time. Side note: I had a good laugh pulling up to the valet guy at Merriman's and telling him "Careful, don't scratch it!" LOL
John Susoeff
John Susoeff
2022-06-02
At a time when rental cars cost a fortune, Paul at Maui Cruisers set us up with a Toyota Corolla at a phenomenal price - we'll definitely use them again.
michael beckmann
michael beckmann
2022-05-28
This is Gayle posting! Thank you Paul, for making our car rental feel like we were borrowing it from a friend. We rented an older Camry for 9 days for a fantastic price. The car ran great, was super good on gas mileage, had a constantly cold air-conditioner and didn’t look as old as it was! It really was a great experience. The price was half of what the bigger companies charge but 1 1/2 times the service. Mahalo Paul. You will definitely be our first call next time we head your way! Aloha! Michael and Gayle from St. Louis!

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