Honolulu is the capital of the American state of Hawaii and the city where most visitors arrive and leave this tropical and heavenly archipelago. It's a busy city, where the 'Hawaiian feeling' is not easy to find. Most tourists therefore immediately travel on to more exotic places. Nearby Honolulu lies the busy Waikiki Beach with tall hotels and apartment buildings along the beach.
Honolulu is a fairly large city, with over 1 million inhabitants.
The city is located on the south coast of Oahu Island, which is not the largest island of the archipelago (that's Hawaii, after which the entire archipelago is named).The Hawaiian islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean; Honolulu lies almost 3800 kilometers west of the nearest point of the American mainland (Point Arena in California).
Tourism forms the main pillar of local economy. Annually, millions of visitors travel via Honolulu Airport to their holiday destination on the islands; many stay near the capital. The city is also an important trade hub between the East and the West and military defense plays an important role (the naval port Pearl Harbor lies just west of Honolulu).
Honolulu International Airport is situated directly west of the city, about 10 kilometers from the center. It's easily reachable by rental car via the I-H1 West. From Waikiki Beach it's best to take Ala Moana Blvd and Nimitz Highway, to avoid Honolulu's busy center.
City transport in Honolulu is simply called The Bus and is efficient. The bus company also maintains connections with other places on Oahu and there's the so-called Circle Island Route, a fun way to see the entire island.
Traffic and Parking
You wouldn't expect this on a tropical island but traffic in Honolulu (and basically along the entire south coast of Oahu) is extremely busy. Morning and evening rush hour are among the busiest in the entire United States! There are also a lot of one-way streets. There are several parking garages to park your rental car, but they are fairly expensive. One of the cheapest is Harbor Court Parking on Bethel Street.
Honolulu offers a huge choice of accommodations; most hotels are near Waikiki Beach. Honolulu draws tourists all year round; the quietest months are April, May, and September through November. If you want to visit Honolulu from December through March, we recommend booking your hotel room well in advance.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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