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What car rental companies are at Honolulu Airport?
Nearly all of the major car rental companies are available at the Honolulu Airport, which makes it easy if you have a favorite brand. Some of the top companies around here include Avis, Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, and National. You also have your pick of options, whether you want something small and nimble to zip past waterfalls or a big SUV to drive the whole family around.
How long will it take to drive around the island of Oahu?
Due to rocky terrain and military zones, it’s tricky to do a complete circle around Oahu. Many travelers recommend a sort of oval-shaped route that cuts through the middle of the island. This takes about four hours round-trip.
This pathway will take you past North Shore, which is famous for its towering waves and skilled surfers. There’s also Diamond Head State Monument, which is an easy hike that offers some of the most stunning views of the island. And there’s Windward Coast, where you can catch stunning sunrises and get in some kiteboarding while you’re at it.
Driving tips in Honolulu
Hawaii is a major tourist destination, so many of the folks on the road are travelers as well. For this reason, be extra patient if drivers are slower than usual, especially if they’re looking for signs and exits. Additionally, there’s more traffic here than you might expect—at least around major cities and neighborhoods like Honolulu and Waikiki. You’ll have more open road once you’re out of city limits.