Renting a car in Honolulu, Hawaii is the best and most practical way to get around. There are many activities, beaches, and scenic spots that can only be reached by car, especially if you want to stop at several in one day.
Most Oahu visitors are staying in Waikiki, and interested in seeing Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial and more distant spots, like Haleiwa on the North Shore. With a car rental, you can easily do both in one day, and see so much more.
Here are a few tips and routes to help you plan your trip and maximize the value of your rental car:
Oahu is about 44 miles top-to-bottom, and 30 miles across (that’s approximately 70.811 km by 48.280 km).
Waikiki is conveniently located along the south shore, in “town”, about 30-45 minutes from Honolulu International Airport and our adjacent rental location at 2999 North Nimitz Highway. The two main routes between the airport and Waikiki are “H1” and “Nimitz”.