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Cheap Car Rentals in Hilo

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Hilo Car Rentals in 2022

Most popular companyTURO
Price of gas per gallon$3.94
Average price per day$79
Cheapest price per day$36

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Hilo?

January

$86

February

$84

March

$85

April

$90

May

$84

June

$97

July

$105

August

$97

September

$73

October

$61

November

$66

December

$128

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Hilo is October. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for rental in Hilo

Small Cars

$62 - $117

All Car Types

$71 - $126

To rent a Small car in Hilo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $85/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Hilo, the United States (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$117/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Hilo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Hilo, renting a Small car saves you 16% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Hilo Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Hilo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $97/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Hilo, the United States (~$69/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$133/day). In fact, January is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Hilo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Hilo, renting a Medium car saves you 4% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Hilo Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Hilo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $102/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Hilo, the United States (~$64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$133/day). In fact, January is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Hilo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Hilo, renting a Large car is 1% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Hilo Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Hilo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $111/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Hilo, the United States (~$64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$169/day). In fact, January is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Hilo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Hilo, renting a SUV car is 9% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Hilo SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Hilo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $124/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Hilo, the United States (~$104/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$149/day). In fact, January is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Hilo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Hilo, renting a Van car is 18% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Hilo Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Hilo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $100/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Hilo, the United States (~$59/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$165/day). In fact, November is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Hilo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Hilo, renting a Luxury car saves you 1% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Convertible car in Hilo, the United States, you would pay an average price of $96/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Hilo, the United States (~$65/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$137/day). In fact, November is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Hilo. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Hilo, renting a Convertible car saves you 6% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Hilo Convertible rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

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Top rental agencies in Hilo

All major car rental suppliers in Hilo
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Excellent
34 reviews1 location
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Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.3

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9.0

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9.2

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8.3

Comfort

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7.8

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7.9

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Comfort

10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Good
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7.0

Comfort

7.5

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7.0

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6.5

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7.5

Comfort

7.5

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6.8

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7.9

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6.7
Good
26 reviews1 location
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Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

5.8

Best Hilo Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Hilo?

Car rentals in Hilo require the renter to be at least 18 years old. Keep in mind, though, that most car rental locations in Hilo will charge an underage driver fee for anyone under the age of 25. If you are renting and you are 21 or older, you will need to have a major credit or debit card in your name. All renters, regardless of age, must have a valid driver’s license with no restrictions. If you are looking for Hilo car rentals and you’re not a US citizen, you will also need to provide your International Driver’s Permit and your valid passport when you pick up your rental.

What are the rules for driving in Hilo?

The rules for driving in Hilo are pretty standard along with the driving rules in the rest of the US. Perhaps the most important thing to note is that it’s illegal to use your cell phone at all while driving. If you need to use your phone, you need to pull over to the side of the road and turn the engine off before using it. Speed limits in Hilo change often, and Hawaii’s speeding penalties are strict, so keep your eye out for signs indicating any change. Seat belts are required for all passengers and children will need to ride in safety seats. It is prohibited to drive under the influence of alcohol and a blood alcohol content of 0.08% is considered a DUI. It is always a good idea to check with Hilo's Department of Motor Vehicles for any recent law changes before your trip.

What kind of car is recommended for driving in Hilo?

If you are looking for car rentals in Hilo, you may want to look for an electric car rental, if possible. The gas prices are significantly higher in Hawaii than in the mainland US because of the shipping costs, so if you get an electric car, you’ll save on gas money. Otherwise, you’ll likely want a sedan or a smaller SUV, something fuel-efficient because you’ll be relying on this to get around the island with the lack of public transport. Hilo car rentals like a small sedan will also allow easy parking at the beach or within the downtown area.

What are the best places to park in Hilo?

Parking your car in Hilo can be somewhat challenging. If you are staying at a hotel, most hotels in the area will provide overnight parking for an additional fee. If you are out and about during the day, there is a lot of metered parking within the city. However, be sure to read all signs posted in your chosen parking area to avoid any mishaps. Many of the attractions you’ll visit, including beaches and national parks, will have their own parking for a small fee, as well.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Hilo?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $79/day when booking a rental car in Hilo. The best deal a user found was for $36/day from Major Agency, booked on Sep. 25.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Hilo?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Hilo from the following companies over the past two weeks: Alamo ($49/day), Hertz ($51/day), and Budget ($65/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Hilo?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (10.0 rating), Payless (9.5 rating) and Thrifty (9.5 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Hilo.

What are gas prices like in Hilo?

The average gas price in Hilo is $3.94/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $47 and $68 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Hilo for a week from Turo?

Turo is a popular option for travelers looking for car rental in Hilo. You can expect the average cost of rental car to be about $364 per week.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Hilo for the best price?

Booking early can save you upwards 21% on your rental. Booking your vehicle at least 13 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Hilo.

Can I rent a car for a month in Hilo?

Typically how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Hilo however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Hilo for a month?

Generally, a month-long car rental in Hilo can be found for about $1,560, with the average price for a rental being around $52 a day. Book with Major Agency, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 39% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Hilo.

How much is a car rental in Hilo for a weekend?

For a weekend car rental in Hilo, you can expect the average price to be around $119. Usually a Economy rental in Hilo is your cheapest weekend car rental option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car rental types. If you do opt for renting a Economy for October, it will cost approximately $72 per day.