Hawaii Age 18 and 19 Car Rentals - Rental Car Options for Young Underage Drivers

Hawaii Car Rental Choices for Age 18 and 19 drivers in Honolulu, Waikiki, Lihue, Kauai, Kahului, Maui, Hilo, Kona, Big Island.
Minimum Age | All Islands | Kauai, Hilo, Kona | Maui | Honolulu, Waikiki | Insurance

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When renting through us, for drivers who are age 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24, the national brand car rental companies we represent have young driver surcharges ranging from $8/day (Dollar/Thrifty) to $29/day (Hertz). For drivers who are age 18 and 19 please see below.


All Islands, Age 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 drivers:
Minimum Age to Hire a Rental Car in Hawaii from Us with Major Brands:

  • The minimum age to rent a car in Hawaii with Dollar, Thrifty and Hertz is 20.
  • From our website Dollar and Thrifty rents to age 20 drivers on up on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and The Big Island. When renting Dollar and Thrifty through us, the underage driver surcharge for age 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 is $8/day.
  • Hertz rents to age 20 drivers on all islands and has an “age differential” surcharge of $29/day for 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24.
    *Please note that the minimum age for Hertz's Adrenaline, Dream and Prestige Collections, as well as select high performance vehicles, is age 25). For drivers who are age 18 and 19 please see below.
  • The minimum age to rent a car in Hawaii with Avis, Budget and Enterprise is 21.

Hilo, Kona (Big Island) – Age 18 and 19 drivers:
  • I’m not aware of any private rental car companies who rent to age 18 or 19 drivers on the Big Island. There may be but I just don’t know of any. If you find any, please contact us.
  • U-Haul will rent pickup trucks and 2-passenger cargo vans to age 18 and above.
  • From our website Dollar, Thrifty and Hertz rents to age 20 drivers on up on all islands.
  • You may also want to consider Uber.
  • If you know of any other companies, please contact us.

Kauai – Age 18 and 19 drivers:
  • Island Cars, Lihue - ( Look in Yelp or Google "Island Cars, Lihue" or "Island Cars LLC Kauaiu") (islandcars . net) - When it's working, they have a very minimal website which has no information regarding car pics, rates, insurance, payment types accepted. There is an email link but no form on their website, you’ll need to phone them. In an email we were given the following information: $10/day surcharge for drivers age 18 to 24. They have a non-refundable $80 reservation deposit. No pickup service to the Lihue Airport. Some people complain they do not answer emails. They answered ours in 2 days.
  • U-Haul will rent pickup trucks and 2-passenger cargo vans to age 18 and above.
  • You may also want to consider Uber.
  • If you know of any other companies, please contact us.


Maui (Kahului) – Age 18 and 19 drivers:

  • Fantastic Maui Car Rentals - I have no idea who they are or what their reputation is so you’ll need to do your own research to see if they are someone you want to rent from. I can’t find any reviews of them on the internet. I took a quick look at their (pretty skimpy) website. They show the cars but say nothing about what year they are. There is no mention of insurance on their website so I have no idea what their insurance requirements are. Nor am I aware of their requirements for non-USA residents (foreign drivers). They show no company location address listed on their website. I see they rent to age 18 on up with no young driver surcharge. They say they have roof racks for surfboards. Good luck and rent at your own risk.
  • U-Haul will rent pickup trucks and 2-passenger cargo vans to age 18 and above.
  • You may also want to consider Uber.
  • If you know of any other companies, please contact us.


Honolulu, Waikiki - Option #1 - Age 18-19 drivers:
  • Lucky Owl Car Rental (Google Lucky Owl Car Rental Waikiki) (*Lucky Owl would be my first choice)
    Yelp Reviews (4.5 Stars)
    Google Reviews (4.9 stars)
    I don't personally know the owner of Lucky Owl Car Rental (Max), but we have been in contact via email for years. He seems like a straightforward and honest guy. They rent to age 18 and above. His website says, "No additional charges for under 25." They rent to everyone who already has full coverage insurance (Collision and Liability) or you can purchase an insurance package from them when you get there. Lucky Owl Car Rental would be my first choice. I’ve been referring customers to Lucky Owl for several years now and have never heard a complaint back from anyone. They have free shuttle to and from the airport and Waikiki and island-wide pickup for an additional charge. If you fill in the form, please mention you heard about them from HawaiiCarRentals.net.


More Honolulu, Waikiki car rental companies below:

I am not necessarily recommending the companies below because all I know about them are the reviews I've read on the Internet. I suggest you do your own research. The following two companies will rent to drivers who are age 18 and above.


Honolulu, Waikiki - Option #2 - Age 18, 19, 20 drivers besides Hertz:
  • Paradise Rent-A-Car (Google Paradise Rent-A-Car Waikiki)
    They rent cars to 18 years old and above. They rent cars, Harley Motorcycles and Scooters. It looks like they have a good selection of cars. But I have no idea what shape they are in. They accept cash deposits. I do not know these people.


Honolulu, Waikiki - Option #2 - Age 18, 19 drivers:
  • V.I.P. Car Rental (Google VIP Car Rental Waikiki)
    V.I.P. Car Rental says the following: Under 21 okay, 18 years old okay, Cash, Underage drivers, No Credit Card Necessary, Cheap cars.
  • U-Haul will rent pickup trucks and 2-passenger cargo vans to age 18 and above.
  • You may also want to consider Uber.


Insurance:

For customers who do NOT have their own personal car insurance, you might want to check out Rental Cover (Google it). But you need to ask the privately owned car rental companies if they will accept insurance coverage from Rental Cover or any other online insurance company you find on the internet. It seems they do not provide Liability coverage, which may be required by the private companies. Private car rental hire companies may provide insurance options.


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