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Cheap rental cars in Charleston
From $39/day
Compact
5 seats 2 bags
From $39/day
Economy
4 seats 2 bags
From $41/day
Intermediate
5 seats 3 bags
From $43/day
Full-size
5 seats 3 bags
From $43/day
Standard
5 seats 3 bags
From $43/day
Minivan
5 seats 3 bags
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Rental car locations in Charleston

Alamo
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Charleston, SC
Budget
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Charleston, SC
Budget
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390 Meeting St
Avis
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390 Meeting St
Avis
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2068 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Hertz
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3025 Ashley Town Center Dr

Charleston rental car information

Average Rental Car CostCheapest Rental Car PriceMost Popular Rental TypeLowest Price Rental Company
$180Nissan Versa ($39 per day)SUVEnterprise ($39 per day)
FAQs about renting a car in Charleston
What is the average cost to rent a car in Charleston?
The average cost to rent a car in Charleston is $180 per day.
What is the cheapest price for a rental car in Charleston?
The cheapest rental car in Charleston is Nissan Versa ($39 per day).
What is the most popular rental car type in Charleston?
SUV is the most booked rental car type in Charleston
Which car rental companies have the lowest priced rental cars in Charleston?
Enterprise has the cheapest rental car rate in the next 14 days. Nissan Versa $39 per day
Which rental car companies offer services in Charleston?
Car rental companies that service Charleston are Enterprise, Hertz, and Budget

Find the best rental car deals in Charleston

Renting a car in Charleston is a must if you want to fully explore in and around the city. There’s a lot of things to do and places to see in Charleston. Renting a car gives you the flexibility to drive to a nearby city or attraction outside of Charleston.

With Tripadvisor, you can rent all types of vehicles in Charleston. We offer economical standard cars, sporty convertibles, family-friendly minivans, and comfortable SUVs. By leveraging the world’s largest rental car booking service and searching all major rental brands, we help you find the lowest rental car prices available. We offer comprehensive coverage of over 60,000 locations worldwide.

What you need to know when renting a car in Charleston

  • You can pick up your vehicle at any rental car location in Charleston or at the airport.
  • Make sure you compare deals across all major rental car brands - there are dozens to choose from in Charleston.
  • Major rental car providers include Hertz, National, Enterprise, Alamo and Avis, but Charleston also offers other rental car brands.
  • Reserve early to get the best-priced rental car for your trip to Charleston.

Tips for renting a car in Charleston

  • Join a loyalty rewards program with a car rental company so you can earn points to use towards perks. Joining is typically free-of-charge.
  • Look for Charleston car rental locations outside the airport as prices usually include a kiosk fee at the airport.
  • Consider taking a taxi or rideshare from the airport to an offsite location. Taxes and fees are based on where you pick up your rental car, not where you drop off.
  • Join a loyalty rewards program with a car rental company so you can earn points to use towards perks. Joining is typically free-of-charge.
  • When flying to Charleston, check with the airline for reward programs that include discounts at car rental companies.
Airports serving Charleston
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Hertz
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3025 Ashley Town Center Dr
Budget
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390 Meeting St
Avis
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2068 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Budget
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Alamo
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Avis
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390 Meeting St
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