By now you’ve probably heard of Hawaii’s rental car shortage, which has prompted visitors to hire U-Hauls and other unorthodox vehicles. The shortage of rentals has also pushed up the prices of the few options available at traditional agencies like Hertz and Avis. But there are more reasonable and affordable alternatives, especially for those who want to combine several while on vacation.
The first is to challenge the misconception that you will need a car for the duration of your stay. Depending on which island you are visiting, where you are staying, and what you plan to do, you can get by without a vehicle most or all of the time.