ECO-DRIVING: Donation Based Pickup & Drop-off!
Our donation price for airport pahoa pickups is an informal service because it is not designed to make money but simply to pay car costs and gas. This service allows responsible drivers at Hedonisia who own or rent their vehicles to receive 'gas money' to subsidize their trip to town.
Eco-Driving: We call it a green driving in Hawaiig because it is more efficient when drivers can also do a few personal chores in town! Hawaii has some of the highest gas prices in America so represents quite a saving!
'Big Island' Hawaii is served by Kona Airport (100 miles away) and Hilo Airport (28 miles).
We offer a donation pick up or drop off service from Hilo Airport, town and Pahoa town.
- From 9am to 7pm from Hilo Airport or town: $30
- Early morning Hilo pickup before 9am or After 7pm: $40
- Pahoa Town Pickup or Drop-off: $12
WHY WE OFFER THIS SERVICE. A taxi ride to Hedonisia from Hilo Airport costs over $70 and does not include any grocery stops.
We often have interns and guests with their own vehicles who would like to have a little 'gas money' for a trip to town!
Please have enough cash to pay the driver directly who picks you up as they collect the money.
Waiting time at the airport is 1 hour so bring a book or magazine or just enjoy the tropical ambiance of our little airport! Be sure to call us as soon as you land so we can drive there as security regulations at the airport do not allow curbside parking.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel with more than 72 hours notice there is no charge. However, if you cancel with less than 24 hours notice then we have a 50% Cancellation fee for Hilo pickups because the driver has already been arranged.
FLIGHT DELAYS: Because we drive out to pick you up in advance if there is a flight delay then that affects us too! If you are delayed up to one hour then there is no extra charge. 1-4 hours there is a $10 per hour waiting fee in addition to the regular pick up fee.
If your flight is delayed into the night then a night time pickup charge also applies. After 4 hours you will have to call a taxi as our drivers are volunteers and can't wait that long!
However, you will still be liable for the pickup fees. We can give you a receipt for the extra charges so you can submit them to the airline for possible reimbursement.
Local Big Island Car Rentals
We recommend Big Island Auto Rentals: bigislandautorentals.com Tel. 808-938-8084. If you rent a car online or on the phone please state our Referral ID: firstname.lastname@example.org. We get a small referral fee for this service. However, please note that Hedonisia Hawaii is NOT responsible for any rentals that result from this referral!