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Just like most cities in the United States and around the world which see a large number of tourists throughout the year, Maui has several car rental and taxi services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are also a variety of different shuttle services that offer transportation directly from the airport to any of the hotels located on the island. Maui also boasts the worlds first rental car company offering cars powered by vegetable oil, aka biodiesel!
As bonus for families traveling with young children, many of the local car rental companies offer special incentives for renters such as the ability to have two approved drivers per car (instead of the usual one), and car seats and booster seats for children at no extra charge.
The car rental companies in Maui obtain their income from tourists, so they do everything possible to make sure their customers have everything they need for a safe and comfortable visit. Many of the companies offer free maps and guides of the island as well as restaurant and shopping information.
One of the more enjoyable (but more expensive and less practical) rentals is a Jeep Wrangler. This option is good if you are a single or couple OR are based in one area and won't have to drag large amounts of luggage around; also not good if you have strollers, golf clubs, etc. that you would have to jam in with children. If these parameters work, an open-top jeep is ideal for tooling about, especially on the road to Hana and similar journeys. Hawaii Drive-O is a good place to find better deals than the rental companies offer (though you end up with a major company). One should shop an on-line aggregator like Expedia to get an idea of the "regular" cost and then ask this resource for a quote.
The taxi services in Maui are available to bring tourists to and from the airport to their hotel or resort, from a hotel and resort to shopping areas and restaurants, and many of them are also available “for-hire” if a private tour of the island is desired.
1. Pono Express (808) 639-1188 Flat rate taxi like Kahului (OGG) Maui airport services and private sightseeing tours. Air-conditioned minivans.
2. Surf Taxi Maui (808) 870-9974 Contact our taxi and tour guide service for transportation and tours through Maui, Hawaii
3. Taxi in Kihei (808) 879-5999 Friendly, reliable, and professional taxi service in Kihei.