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Airport Transportation: Rideshare vs Rental Cars

When you’re planning your trip to Hawaii, don’t forget about ground transportation! A big question has become: what’s the best way to travel, renting a car from the airport or using a rideshare service like holoholo?

There are several factors to consider when booking airport transportation in Hawaii:


When it comes to cost, holoholo can’t be beat. A typical economy rental car costs between $45-$65 per day. Not only is renting a car more expensive than using a rideshare service from the airport, but there’s hidden costs you need to consider like insurance and parking fees. Not to mention gas prices! The cost of gas is not something we always think about when planning our vacations.

Costs, however, do also come down to how much you’re traveling. If you’re planning on staying at one resort, a rideshare service from the airport is definitely your best option. Rental cars, however, are good for long distances and exploring the island on your own.


One downside with rideshare services is waiting for a car to arrive. While holoholo has drivers throughout the Islands of Hawaii, wait times can still happen. Getting a rental car at the airport is usually easy, however, due to supply chain issues there has also been a recent shortage of rental cars throughout the U.S.  Additionally, due to limited supply and increased demand, waiting at rental car lots can also take a considerable amount of time.

You can also pre-arrange rides with holoholo up to 1 year in advance.

holoholo services all major airports in Hawaii including:



Island of Hawaii




Safety is always a concern for travelers, and with rideshares vs. rentals it depends on how good a driver you are. However, drivers with holoholo know the roads better than anyone in Hawaii. This can be particularly important to international travelers who may not be used to the rules of the road. Our drivers also all pass a rigorous background check and vehicle inspection.

A holoholo rideshare from the airport is the most convenient option available. It’s an easy way to save and travel on your own schedule.  Check rates and availability to get started.

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