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Car rental from Kauai Island Lihue


Lihue Airport is the main airport servicing the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Kauai Island attracts around 1.3 million visitors each year. Lihue Airport, on the southeast coast, welcomes those visitors arriving on international, domestic, and interisland flights. The best way to explore The Garden Island is by car. 

Renting a Car at Lihue Airport

Car rentals in Lihue Airport can be obtained at Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. After landing, passengers make their way to Kawakami Terminal on the ground level. The terminal is small and easy to navigate. To pick up a rented car, follow the signs from the baggage claim area to the rental car booths across the street.

A four-wheel drive is one of the best ways to tackle the island. Enterprise Rent-A-Car rents Jeeps. Convertibles are also available for those wanting to drive around the island with the wind in their hair. Book a car on Skyscanner so that it's available on arrival. 

Driving to and From Lihue Airport

Getting to and from Lihue Airport is easy. Lihue Airport is accessed by Akukini Road. When leaving the airport, slip on to Kapule Highway and head out. The island is circular in shape. One main road connects the North Shore and West Side, so navigating will be easy. There is a Walmart 2 miles from the airport, making it convenient to pick up supplies. There are three gas stations not far from Walmart. 

On the way back to the airport, a one-way loop roadway, Mokulele Loop, branches off Akukini Road and takes passengers to the terminal. 

Getting Around the Island

Forget about city rush hours and congested highways. Life on Kauai is slow-paced and simple. Most roads have two lanes with little or no shoulder. For this reason, please be mindful of pedestrians and cyclists.

There are several one-lane bridges, mostly found on the north shore from Hanalei to Haena. The correct way to cross these bridges is five to seven cars at a time. 

For updates on what is happening on the roads, tune into Kong Radio. Traffic updates on weather, construction, or accidents are announced on 93.5 FM and on AM 570.

Top Attractions on Kauai Island

Kauai is a small island. Covering all the island's attractions is a breeze. One can generally drive from one end of the island to other in less than two hours. 

The magnificent Na Pali Coast on the northwest side is known for its stunning views and amazing hiking trails. Na Pali is a little over an hour drive from Lihue Airport and well worth the trip. Waimea Canyon, just off Highway 550, is often called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. The 3,500-feet deep gorge is a sight not be missed. Then there's the spectacular Kauai coastline. Poipu Beach is especially popular and is a good choice for families to enjoy. 

Most travelers come to Kauai to unwind and leave their troubles behind. A low price car rental in Lihue Airport will allow visitors to explore every inch of this island paradise.

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