The island's only gas station, Lanaʻi City Service, sells pricey fuel – a hefty cost for the gas-guzzling rental fleets.
Most vehicle rentals on Lana‘i are pricey 4WDs, although these will be necessary for any real explorations.
The main car-rental outfit on the island is an affiliate of Dollar Rent-a-Car; however, it's best to make your reservations direct with this office. Having a monopoly on Lanaʻi translates into steep prices: 4WD Jeeps are available. The firm is owned by Lanaʻi City Service; note the firm's numerous restrictions on where you can drive your 4WD; confirm these in advance to avoid hefty fines.
Alternatively, other small local firms may offer cheaper rates and allow you to drive to more parts of the island. Most can arrange for pick-up and drop-off at any place on the island. ABB Executive Rentals offers 4WDs and a 2WD car and will arrange pick-up and drop-off. Lanaʻi Cheap Jeeps rents 4WD Jeeps and Subarus.
Driving Distances & Times From Lanaʻi City
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The Four Seasons Resort Lanaʻi runs a limited shuttle service to Lana‘i City and the airport for guests; rates start at $35 per person.
Rabaca's Limousine offers point-to-point rides between the main areas of the island, including the airport. Custom trips to far-flung parts of the island and specialized tours are also available.