Convenient Options for Rental Car Pick Up

Thursday, April 18, 2013@ 3:44 AM
Author: Steve Parquet

Car Rentals Will you be traveling to Hawaii in the near future? If so, you may have taken advantage of a car rental service. Kudos to you on this decision! You’ll not only be able to get around the island in a more convenient and efficient manner, but you won’t be stuck waiting on a bus schedule or standing in the blistering sun waiting for a ride!

The convenience doesn’t end there, and it’s important that you know about the convenient services that are offered through the rental companies you are working with. If you’ve chosen to go with a big name company like Avis, Budget, Enterprise, etc… – you may want to look into rental car courtesy shuttles that are available at most major Hawaiian airports!

Why Do I Need It?
Many people assume that if they’re arranging for their rental car to be picked up from the airport, it will be right there waiting for them when they step off the plane. This is definitely not the case even though it would be quite nice. Instead, these airports are quite large – and the lot where the rental cars are kept is often quite a ways from where you’ll be getting off of your plane. These courtesy shuttles will take you to the rental car station, free of charge, and save you from walking quite a distance to get there!

Cruise Ship Passengers
If you’re picking up your rental vehicle after coming off of a cruise ship at the port, you’ll want to double check with your rental company to see if this service is available. While some offer it, others do not – and getting caught off guard about having to arrange for transportation to your rental vehicle can really be a hassle. Be sure that you plan ahead and ask questions when booking to ensure that all your bases are covered.

Restrictions Apply
If you’re planning on taking advantage of a shuttle service to pick you up from your hotel or vacation home rental to take you to their rental car location – keep in mind that some companies do put restrictions on this service. If your location is a good distance away from the service location, you may need to arrange for another car hire agency to pick you up. Once again, each company has different rules and regulations – so be sure to clarify any questions you may have regarding a courtesy shuttle at the time of your booking!

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