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Nearest Distances

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Distance from KOA to:

Kailua Kona – 7 miles
Hilo – 85 miles
Lanai City – 94 miles
Pearl City – 170 miles
Lihue – 263 miles

Nearest Major Airports:

Waikoloa International Airport – 31 miles
Waimea-Kohala Airport – 34 miles
Upolu Airport – 44 miles
Hilo International Airport – 62 miles
Honolulu International Airport - 164 miles

Car Hire Kona

Kona Airport (KOA) Guide

Kona International Airport in Keahole is conveniently situated at about seven miles from northwest Kailua Kona. Since Hawaii is one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations, countless travelers use Kona Airport each year as a point of entry. At present, Kona Airport in Keahole is served by many domestic and international airline carriers, allowing tourists to take pleasure in non-stop services to different sites. Commercial carriers consist of major U.S. airline companies like American Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and Delta Airlines as well as Hawaiian carriers including Island Air, Hawaiian Airlines, and Aloha Airlines plus numerous others. 
North and South terminals that feature various amenities and services make up the bulk of Kona Airport. Comfortable lounge areas are open for relaxation before or after flights too. Furthermore, Kona Airport has a wide range of retail shops and restaurants to offer and ultra-friendly airport personnel who are always ready to provide assistance to guests regarding ground transport, gate numbers, flight information, and many other issues. Information monitors evenly located around the terminal area provide updated flight status.

Kona Airport (KOA) Directions

Getting to Kona Airport requires traveling on Queen Kaahumanu Highway. From this highway, turn towards Keahole Airport Road facing the ocean at around 0.3 miles of driving to reach Keahole Street. Then make a right turn and follow the route towards the Kona Airport.

Kona Airport (KOA) Parking

Kona Airport offers public parking to all travelers. Parking stubs are issued upon entering the parking area through automated ticket dispensers. To avoid delays, it is advised to have the stubs, credit cards or cash ready for the assigned cashiers upon exit to the area.

Kona Airport (KOA) Flight Information

Kona Airport is located on Hawaii’s main island and caters to Kailua Kona and the prime resorts of the districts of North Kona and South Kohala. Kona Airport services over 62 long haul flights on a weekly basis and over 258 short haul flights.

Hotels Near Kona Airport

There are a plethora of resorts within 8-20 miles of Kona Airport:

South Kona Hideaway – 8.4 miles
Kaawa Loa Plantation Guesthouse and Retreat – 9.1 miles
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa – 13.4 miles
Kona Coast Resort – 14.3 miles
Keauhou Beach Resort – 14.8 miles
Kona Magic Sands Resort – 15.8 miles
Castle Kona Bali Kai – 16.7 miles
Aston Kona by the Sea – 17.7 miles
Kona Reef Resort – 18.2 miles
Royal Kona Resort – 18.4 miles

Kona Time Zone

Ten hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT -10:00)

Kona Info

Car hire in Kona International Airport in Keahole is quickly developing as an effective means of touring on vacation. Rates which usually start at unbeatable prices will allow visitors to join the other happy tourists and travel in comfort and style in a reliable vehicle.

Our car hire Kona Airport package consists of a number of optional extras including breakdown coverage, collision damage waivers, absolute liability insurance, road fund taxes, premium location fees, vehicle theft waivers, and unlimited mileage which can definitely provide the needed peace of mind. Clients of car hire Kona Airport can choose airport pick up in order to begin their enjoyable vacation.

Facts about KOA

  • Approximately 9,000 daily passengers.
  • 2,700 acres of airport total land area.
  • Around 400 daily aircraft operations including air carriers, air taxis, general aviation, and the military.
  • Three major passenger terminals namely North, South, and Commuter Terminal.

Kailua Kona is a popular tourist site with traditional ambiance. Even though bustling with tourists, cruisers, and travelers from around the world, Kailua Kona still remains a reserved town with shorelines uncorrupted by high-rise buildings. Several beaches nearby are still scarcely inhabited, thus preserving their natural attractions.

Tourists will be well-occupied by a lot of activities like shopping and sightseeing, as well as bar-hopping until early closing time each night. A long stretch from Kailua Pier to the south of Keauhou Bay is the Ali’i Drive which is the main oceanfront spot of Kailua Kona. It consists of an excellent blend of souvenir stands, art galleries, street cafes, restaurants, and curio stores all conveniently situated in the scenic coast of Kailua Kona where the most breathtaking sunsets can be romantically viewed.

From Kona Airport, South Highway 19 will lead directly to Kailua Kona. Turning right upon reaching Palani Road will guide the route to downtown Ali’i Drive and Kailua Pier and there is no better way to access these places than with a car hire.
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