Car Hire from Kahului Airport
Maui is Hawaii’s second largest island. It’s a place of beautiful beaches, excellent water sports and impressive inland forests. There are spectacular coastal roads to explore and the famous aloha spirit to discover. Getting around Maui is a breeze when you hire a car from Kahului Airport.
Where to hire a car at Kahului Airport
You’ll find Kahului Airport’s dedicated car rental building on a walkway, at the end of the baggage claim area. Alamo, Budget, Thrifty, National, Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz and Avis all have desks there.
Petrol Stations near Kahului Airport
The nearest petrol station to Kahului Airport is just five minutes away, before you reach the main route 36. It’s a Goose’s Edge service station just off the 380.
Driving around Kahului Airport
Maui has a simple road network, with a road running around almost its entire perimeter. Roads are commonly known by their names rather than their numbers, something worth bearing in mind if you need to stop for directions.
In Maui, as in the rest of Hawaii, you are allowed to turn right at a red light after coming to a complete stop. The coastal road to the city of Hana is known for its stunning scenery. It also has a reputation for its hair pin turns and one way bridges so, when travelling to Hana, it’s wise to take it easy and allow plenty of time for your journey.
Getting to your destination
Maui is easy to explore when you hire a car from Kahului Airport. Here are just a few of the places you can find a short drive away from the airport.
Kahului town was developed in the 1940s as a home for the cane workers of a local sugar company. In the centre visitors will find Maui’s biggest shopping mall, Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and the Aloha Farmers’ Market held every Friday. Kanaha Beach Park, popular with windsurfers, and Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary, are also close by.
Kahului Airport to Kahului is a 10 minute, 3 mile drive taking route 380 and then route 36. There are a number of car parks around the city, with plenty of spaces at Maui Mall.
Kaanapali is situated on Maui’s north western coast. The beautiful beach is the main draw for visitors to Kaanapali. There are lots of luxury resorts and a stretch of white, sandy coastline. There are great snorkelling opportunities around the historic Black Rock and spectacular sunsets to enjoy each evening.
Kahului Airport to Kaanapali is a 45 minute, 29 mile drive. Drivers can take route 380 away from the airport and then route 30 along the coast. There is parking available close to the beach and additional parking between the Hyatt and Marriott hotels. Many of the big hotels and Whaler’s Village Shopping Center allow non-residents and non-shoppers to park for a fee.
Lahaina is a seaside town with a pretty shoreline and a famous banyan tree. There are a number of museums and art galleries. Visitors can go on a whale spotting cruise or fishing trip. The town also boasts some great seafood restaurants and a lively nightlife.
Kahului Airport to Lahaina is a 40 minute, 25 mile drive taking route 30 north along the north west coast of the island. There are some free car parks in the town but if these are full there are plenty of paid parking spaces to choose from.