Book Thrifty car rentals in Honolulu

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Reviews for Thrifty in Honolulu

Overall Rating6.7 OkayBased on 155 reviews
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Recent reviews

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They didn’t even have a car for me. Told me I would have to wait 3 hours or I could go somewhere else. They only could say I could call there corporate office! They were absolutely no help and completely terrible! Horrible experience!!!Reviewed 2024 Jan 06
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Did not like discovering the hidden costs of adding a second driver. The pickup experience was AWFUL - 2-and-a-half-hour wait for the vehicle in a sultry garage without water or bathrooms - after we had completed the rental agreement. Will never rent from Thrifty again.Reviewed 2023 Sep 25
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Pros:Car was goodCons:Had to take a cab from the airport after waiting 45 minutes for thrifty shuttle. AwfulReviewed 2021 May 17
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Cons:Only 2.5 employees writing up contracts, it took about 50 minutes to get the carReviewed 2021 May 16
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Pros:Staff was good. Drop off was easy.Cons:Pickup was atrociously long. Car was dirty inside and out. Still dont have a receipt and have been charged an additional $174??Reviewed 2021 May 14
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Pros:My flight got in late at night. I usually use Enterprise but the airport branch was closed so I took a risk and booked Thrifty. I'm glad it panned out. The staff member was efficient and kind. I feel like given the rental car shortage in Hawaii the price was reasonable. Pick up and drop off was a breeze.Cons:When we came to drop off the car, since the lot is both Dollar and Thrifty I wasn't 100% sure where I was supposed to park because all of the signs say Dollar. An un-uniformed man motioned for me to park in a spot then wandered off. Once we unloaded the car he popped back up, collected our rental contract and keys and sent us to the shuttle line. Overall 4.9 out of 5.Reviewed 2021 May 14
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Cons:The wait for pick up was AWFUL. An hour to get the car. No sense of urgency from staff and they were not apologetic for the long wait. The long wait was not unique to the day I picked up because when I returned the following day to drop off the car the lines were just as long.Reviewed 2021 May 05
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Cons:No was goodReviewed 2021 Mar 28
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Pros:Pickup was easy.Cons:Price was $2,500 OVER the estimated charge when I dropped off car. The woman checking in the car did not know why. After I had mistakenly paid and told her the situation all she could say was "too late now!" Wouldn't you check the amount to see if it was accurate BEFORE checking in the vehicle? Luckily I went into the front office and they corrected the error.Reviewed 2021 Mar 23
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Pros:Drop off was quick and smooth. Agent was friendly.Cons:Pickup took too long. Agent spent too long trying to upsell and we weren’t interested and expressed such. Then, the car we were assigned looked like it had been washed with sandpaper. It was clear the car had been abused. Top was clunky and interior was dirty. Will not rent from this company again.Reviewed 2021 Mar 19
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Cons:The car had an annoying feature that causes the car to beep repeatedly when cars were close. Very noisy!Reviewed 2020 Dec 22
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Pros:super easy and fast pick up and drop offReviewed 2020 Dec 22
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Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in Honolulu?


2424 Kalakaua Avenue


Monday08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday08:00 - 15:30
Thursday08:00 - 15:30
Friday08:00 - 15:30
Saturday08:00 - 15:30
Sunday08:00 - 15:30


+1 808 971 3535


300 Rodgers Boulevard


Monday05:30 - 23:59
Tuesday05:30 - 23:59
Wednesday05:30 - 23:59
Thursday05:30 - 23:59
Friday05:30 - 23:59
Saturday05:30 - 23:59
Sunday05:30 - 23:59


+1 877 283 0898

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Most popular location

300 Rodgers Boulevard

Most popular car type


Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty in Honolulu

  • When you book Thrifty car hire in Honolulu, you’ll have the option to book with two branches. The first branch is at the Honolulu International Airport where customers will be required to get a shuttle from the Arrivals Terminal to the Thrifty car rental station. The shuttle journey will take customers around 5 minutes. The second Thrifty branch customers can rent from is on Waikiki Kalakaua Avenue which is close to the coast and perfect for seaside breaks. The two branches are around a 20-minute drive from each other.
  • The public transport in Honolulu is good; however, it’s also great to have your own car to travel around the rest of Hawaii. If you’re visiting Honolulu by plane, you may want to consider renting a car from the airport terminal and driving it to your accommodation in Honolulu. This will give you the freedom you need to navigate other beautiful spots in Hawaii. As Thrifty offers their customers to pick up and drop off their vehicles at different locations, having a car to get from the airport to the inner city branch will save you a lot of hassle when handling your and your family’s luggage.
  • If you’re new to Honolulu, Thrifty offers you the option to book a satellite navigation system as an additional product you can add to your rental. Having a satnav system is ideal for discovering new places and being able to easily navigate back to your accommodation. The Thrifty car rental on Waikiki Kalakaua Avenue is a short walk away from hotels such as the Westin Moana Surfrider Resort and Spa, as well as the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach resort. Having accommodation options close makes the inner city Thrifty branch the ideal drop off and pick up location for short day trips.
  • Thrifty car rentals give customers the choice of several car categories to choose from when they book Thrifty car hire in Honolulu. When you book online or in-branch, you can select vehicle types based on their size and specific features. Choose from compact, economy, speciality, mid-size, standard-size, full-size, premium, luxury, SUV, and van vehicle types to ensure you get the most out of your trip to Honolulu.
  • Mini rental cars from Thrifty in Honolulu are around 61% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty in Honolulu

  • Where is the best place to park my Thrifty hire car in Honolulu?

    When you rent a car with Thrifty in Honolulu, it's always important to make sure you leave your vehicle in a secure parking spot when you’re not driving it. There are several parking spots in Honolulu where you can leave your hire car to explore the city or the iconic coastline. These spots include the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Diamond Parking Lot, Kaimuki Municipal Lot 1 and the Waikiki Banyan Car Park. When you return our Thrifty hire car back to the rental station, you will be able to leave it in the returns parking and take the keys back to reception.

  • What insurance should I get when I book Thrifty car hire in Honolulu?

    The insurance you get should cover you according to the risk of theft or damage your trip poses. If you’re going on a long-haul trip around Hawaii, you need to make sure you are fully covered against damage and that you pay to have your excess liability reduced. If you’re planning on travelling to the rural parts of Hawaii, you need to ensure that glass and tyre damage is fully covered in case rough roads impact the vehicle in this way.

  • What documentation do I need when I book Thrifty car hire in Honolulu?

    Anyone renting a vehicle from Thrifty in Honolulu needs to make sure they bring their passport, their valid driver’s license and a credit or debit card that can cover the rental fee as well as any security deposits and potential excess due. When you rent from Honolulu international, you will also need to provide all the information about your flight and your flight itinerary. 

  • What is the most popular rental car from Thrifty in Honolulu?

    Mini (Scion iQ or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty in Honolulu.

  • How many car rental locations does Thrifty have in Honolulu?

    Thrifty has 2 rental locations in Honolulu. Take a look at our Thrifty rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Thrifty have a car rental location at the airport: Honolulu airport (HNL)?


  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Honolulu airport (HNL)?