Rent a Car in Hawaii Under Age 25: What You Should Know (With 9 Examples)

(Updated October 2020)

Renting a car as a young driver in Hawaii is a complex process. Car renters who are under the age of 25 often must pay high underage surcharges, are restricted from certain vehicle types, and need to dig to find the age-specific policy for each car rental company. The cost of renting a car runs higher when you consider that taxes are charged on top of underage driver fees. We did the research to reveal exactly how much each company charges underage drivers.

Here is a list of under 25 car rental fees in Hawaii:

Company Underage Range Daily Fee Vehicle Restrictions
Alamo 21 to 24 $20 Yes
Enterprise 21 to 24 $20 Yes
Avis 21 to 24 $27 Yes
Budget 21 to 24 $27 Yes
Hertz 20 to 24 $29 Yes
Thrifty 20 to 24 $29 Yes
Dollar 20 to 24 $29 Yes
Turo 18 to 24 $30+ to $50+ Yes
Hui Car Share* None None No

*18 year olds must have a valid college ID to qualify.

Younger drivers are not just charged more, but they are restricted to certain classes of vehicles.

Here’s a list of under 25 vehicle rental restrictions:

Company Restricted Vehicles
Alamo Premium Cars/SUVs/Crossovers
Luxury Cars/SUVs
Full-Size SUVs
Enterprise Sporty Cars
Elite Cars
Full-Size SUVs
Premium Cars/SUVs
Luxury Cars/SUVs
Avis Full-Size SUVs
Premium SUVs
Luxury Cars
Select Series
Budget Luxury Cars
Premium SUVs
Full-Size SUVs
Specialty Vehicle
Hertz Dream Cars
Prestige Collection
Adrenaline Collection
Specialty Vehicles
Thrifty Specialty Vehicles
Dollar Specialty Vehicles
Turo Deluxe and Super Deluxe Vehicles
Specialty Vehicles
Cars worth more than $20k
Hui Car Share No Restrictions

How do I rent a car under 21?

If you are under 21, renting a car is nearly impossible. Most of the national chains will deny you service. Your two options in Honolulu are Turo and Hui Car Share. With Turo, you will be charged a $50 per day Young Driver Fee and you will not be allowed to drive a car worth more than $20k. With Hui, you will not be charged any fees or be restricted from any vehicles.

Hui Car Share is the cheapest car rental for under 25

Hui Car Share is the best and cheapest way for drivers from ages 18 to 24 to rent a vehicle. With Hui, young drivers have unrestricted access to the fleet for the same simple price as all drivers. Prices start at a flat $9/hour (or $72/day – day rates are calculated by taking the hourly rate and multiplying it by 8 hours). Underage drivers also have the same benefits as all other Hui members, including free gas, in-station parking, and 24/7 customer support. Hui is the best way for students and travelers alike to save money.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age to rent a car in Hawaii?

In Hawaii, you can be as young as 18 years old to rent a car from major companies, but you’ll have to pay a young driver surcharge as high as $45. Companies like Hui Car Share do not charge a young driver fee.

Can I rent a car under 25?

Yes. Sign up for a Hui account in the Hui Car Share App, which is totally free. In the app, you will be asked to input your driver’s license information and will need to verify your identity. Once you do that, you’ll see over 100 vehicles available to rent in the app. Tap on a station to make a reservation with a vehicle. Your final price will have no underage fees, hooray!

Can you rent a car at 18 in Hawaii?

Yes. Renting a car at 18 years old is as easy as renting a car as an adult – all you need is a Hui account. There’s one more step in the process: you’ll be prompted to verify your college enrollment. Once you do that, you’ll be quickly verified and be entitled to the same privileges as all other drivers!

Do you offer student discounts for college students?

Hui Car Share is located conveniently near the University of Hawaii Campus, Hawaii Pacific University Campus, Chaminade University Campus, Tokai University Campus, and student housing at the Hale Mahana Apartment and Waikiki Vista Apartment. College students pay the same rate as adult drivers.

I have more questions, can I talk to someone?

Sure. Give us a call at +1 (808) 400–4068 and our awesome customer support team would love to help answer any of your questions.

What is Hui Car Share?

Hui is a car rental service that allows you to instantly access cars around Oahu using a smartphone app. Use your phone as the key to your car so you do not have to wait in rental car counters. Rent a car for an hour or for a day. With Hui, parking and gas is free. We don’t charge any recurring fees so accessing a car is as easy as downloading our app and signing up.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to help you make the most informed decision and bring you the most accurate information as of October 2020. While we thoroughly researched the topic, Hui Car Share cannot guarantee the terms we’ve researched. Terms and conditions can frequently change and may vary by location. Please confirm all information with the individual car rental company.