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Old Nov 29, 10, 7:48 pm   #1
 
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OGG taxi at 10pm?

We are arriving at OGG around 10pm, if all flights are on time! That is 3am back home for us, so we will be extremely tired! Are there always taxis at the airport that time of night? I have a car rented at airport, and also a car at hotel (Grand Wailea) the next day for pickup. I am trying to decide which way would be better. Its a little more expensive at hotel because we would have to taxi there, and added charge to drop at airport, but the 3am drive concerns me! Does anyone know how late taxis are available at OGG? Thanks!
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Old Nov 30, 10, 7:00 pm   #2
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I can't tell you whether taxis would be available, but I'd think it's very likely they will be. Still, if your car rental desk is open that late, I'd just rent at the airport. It's not a long drive to the GW and there will be very little traffic -- you can muster up the energy to do it safely.
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Old Dec 1, 10, 6:09 pm   #3
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I can't tell you whether taxis would be available, but I'd think it's very likely they will be. Still, if your car rental desk is open that late, I'd just rent at the airport. It's not a long drive to the GW and there will be very little traffic -- you can muster up the energy to do it safely.
Agreed. Although taxis should be available at that hour at OGG.
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It's only a 20-25 min. drive. Easy-squeezee. I'm sure the car rental offices will be open at 10PM also.
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It's only a 20-25 min. drive. Easy-squeezee. I'm sure the car rental offices will be open at 10PM also.
For sure. I've returned a car to Budget at OGG around 11 pm. Though I think that was close to closing.

To the OP, why not just see how you feel when you arrive into OGG? Too tired, take a cab. Feeling a little adventerous, get the car.
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It's not a big deal to get a cab. It'll probably be more expensive than renting a car (especially given that you usually get a price break for weekly rentals), and it is a really easy drive, but I have to admit that when we arrived in Waikiki at 8pm one year, we were pretty delirious by the time we collapsed into bed.

It's also a shame to spend a few hundred bucks a night on a hotel room when all you're going to do is sleep in the room and not enjoy the resort.
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Old Dec 11, 10, 8:47 pm   #7
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Car rentals will generally wait until the last flight that's listed on their roster. We've arrived after midnite and car rental place was waiting for us. I would do a reservation, list your flight # and time, and you will have a little peace of mind.
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The real consideration for me would be whether it is a status resrevation like Hertz Gold etc. where you can just have your maps ready and get in the car and go. If you have to do the whole line up at the desk routine, I would take the cab and hassle with it the next day after a good night of sleep. There are few perks better than the rental car levels where the car is waiting and you by-pass the desk clerks (the lines, the waivers, the upsells etc. etc.), IMHO.
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