Driving Directions from Kona International Airport (approximately 10 miles): Exit the airport and turn Right on HI-19 (Queen Kaahumanu Hwy) heading South for approximately 6.8 miles. Turn Right on Palani Road approximately ½ mile, veering left (becomes Alii Drive). Continue on Alii Drive for approximately 3 miles to Sea Village Condo Complex, 75-6002 Alii Drive, on the right hand side. The first driveway has a large Banyan Tree and a Sea Village sign, take the second entrance on your right. You are now in the Sea Village parking lot, go straight until you see the mail center and you will need to veer left. The building immediately on your right is Bldg. 3, find a parking space.
The 5 major rental car companies are located within the Kona airport. National, Avis, Hertz, Alamo and Budget. Once you exit your terminal go out to the street and cross over to the middle island where the rental car buses will pick you up. The car companies are just up the street 2-3 miles and the rental car buses will take you over to the different car companies.
Kona International Airport from an aerial view. You can see the rental car companies in the upper portion of the picture.
Should you choose not to get a rental car, the airport's website provides a list of Pre-Arranged Ground Transportation.