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Lihue Airport Car Rentals

Lihue is the capital of Kauai and has been around for over 200 years. It’s rich cultural heritage and historical sites make it a worthy destination to explore. You will want to get a Kauai car rental to explore this beautiful island. Kauai is known as the Garden Isle, for its lush green landscape. Kauai is the rainiest of all the Hawaiian islands.

Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian islands and some say the most beautiful. Even though this is only the 4th largest island, it has more trails and miles of beach than any other island in Hawaii. Many movies are filmed here, with its stunning backdrops. The jagged cliffs and mountain spires are completely stunning to witness and after a big rain, the waterfalls are an added bonus.

This is the only Hawaiian island that was not conquered by King Kamehameha. Some believe the volcano that created Kauai began erupting close to 10 million years ago.

With resort areas to the south such as Poipu, a warmer climate to the west at Waimea and the stunning rainforest to the north in Hanalei, Lihue or Kapaa make great home bases. Get your cheap Kauai car rental from Discount USA Car Rental and start your journey today.

Things to do in Lihue, Kauai

  • Helicopter trip - as you can only drive to 20% of Kauai, going on a heli ride will ensure you get to see the majestic mountains on the Na Pali coast.
  • Tubing - has become a very popular activity and is a great family outing. With your supplied headlamp, ride your tube down these open canals and through tunnels along the way.
  • Horseback riding - explore this tropical paradise on top of beautiful horses. Some tours include stops at waterfalls for a swim and lunch off some hidden trails.
  • Hiking the Na Pali coast - this 22 mile hike is for experienced hikers only. Camping over night is recommended and weather conditions are unpredictable.
  • Film tours - take a tour of the over 60 films that have been filmed on Kauai, including Jurassic Park, Blue Hawaii and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Interesting Facts About Lihue, Kauai

  • Bylaws state, no building can be taller than a palm tree
  • Home to the largest coffee plantations in the world, Kauai Coffee
  • The greenest of all Hawaiian islands, it is also one of the rainiest places in the world
  • Waimea Canyon - commonly known as Grand Canyon of the Pacific is 3000 feet deep and ten miles long
  • Polynesians first settled here in 300 AD and Captain Cook arrived in 1778

What’s available at Lihue International Airport?

This airport was built in 1950 and is located a mile east of the capital Lihue. Lihue airport services flights from the mainland and other overseas airports, as well as domestic island hopper flights. This 900 acre property has 2 runways and 10 gates for their carriers. With commuter flights, air taxis, cargo flights and helicopter services, this airport is a constant buzz with activity.

Lihue International airport is one single building that offers a variety of restaurants and shops for all your travel needs. There are two cafes for a snack or meals to go, along with a newsstand that has the reading material you may want for your long flight. There are two lounges where you can taste the local brews and have a light snack. The Marketplace offers the purchase of souvenirs like apparel or island made gifts. They also have lei vendors to purchase a sweet smelling flower lei for your arrival.

ATM’s and free WiFi are available for your convenience. This single level building makes it very accessible for all passengers, including those with disabilities. Porter service is available along with a first aid station and wheelchair accessible restrooms.

To get to the car rental location, go outside the terminal and proceed across the street to the labeled car rental counters. Shuttles for each company are located behind each company booth. The free shuttle is approximately a two minute ride to their office.

Public busses, taxis and shuttle services are available in Lihue, but not useful for a tourist. Schedules and rates will be an issue if you want to just get up and go and not spend a fortune. Let Discount USA Car Rental find you a Kauai car rental that will allow you to explore this beautiful island.

Contact Information for Lihue International Airport (LIH)

Address: 3901 Mokulele Loop, Lihue, HI 96766, United States

Telephone: 808-274-3800

Airport Code: LIH

Rental Car Location

All car rental agencies are located on airport grounds, take the car rental shuttle from the terminal. Catch the free shuttles curbside near baggage claim.

Lihue Car Rental FAQs

What should I provide at the rental counter for the best car rental at Lihue International Airport?

  • As the renter and main driver you must bring a valid driving license from your country of residence and a credit card in the same name as the drivers license. As well, bring the car company's confirmation number, best to bring the entire email we sent you, as it includes all pickup procedures. If your driver's license is not in English, you may require an International’s Driver's Permit. Debit cards may be accepted with a Visa or Mastercard logo, it passes the credit check as required. Also, using a debit card will require proof of flight itinerary. Each car company has their own rules on debit card policies, you must always review the terms and conditions for each car company booked.

    All additional drivers must be added in person, with the main driver present. Ask our staff at Discount USA Car rental if you are unsure about any policy rules or conditions.

How will I find the best price for my Lihue rental car?

  • To get the lowest rate for your Lihue car rental, book your vehicle or vehicles as soon as you have your dates or airline tickets purchased. Once booked, you can monitor rates on our website and re-book if you see a lower rate closer to your travel date. Once you have a new rental, then cancel your previous booking with no fee. If you keep an eye on rates, you can ensure to book a cheap Lihue airport car rental with Discount USA Car Rental, we have the best discount rates.