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Charleston, WV
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Charleston car rental information

Pick-up locationCharleston
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Pickup truck, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations13
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesDollar, Alamo, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Charleston

$32/dayEconomy
$33/dayCompact
$34/dayIntermediate
$35/dayStandard
$36/dayFull-size
$43/dayMinivan
$64/dayFull-size SUV
$40/dayPremium
$51/dayPickup truck
$39/dayIntermediate SUV
$48/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Charleston car rental reviews and directory

From $86/dayRated #1
Avis
Best rated
9.7 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Avis
Locations in Charleston
170 Airport Road+1 304 343 9453
Monday10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday10:00 - 22:00
Thursday10:00 - 22:00
Friday10:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 22:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:00
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 29 2020
Pros: Yes, fast & easyCons: all good
From $41/dayRated #2
Dollar
9.1 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Dollar
Locations in Charleston
169 Airport Road+1 866 434 2226
Monday10:30 - 20:30
Tuesday10:30 - 20:30
Wednesday10:30 - 20:30
Thursday10:30 - 20:30
Friday10:30 - 20:30
Saturday10:00 - 22:00
Sunday10:30 - 20:30
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and quickly took care to get me my car.Cons: More clear how to utilize toll roads. There was a sticker in the car about a box that didn’t seem to exist nor was I sure how they worked in that area or how to potentially pay for it in a rental. It may come back to bite me later going through one, but that’s on me. I just wasn’t sure on policy, but it seemed like there was one I should have known.
10.0 ExcellentMar 15 2020
Cons: No
10.0 ExcellentDec 22 2019
Pros: The staff was especially friendly and efficient. I had the same employee for pickup and return.Cons: I’m satisfied
9.2 ExcellentApr 2 2019
Pros: Excellent vehicle for the money.Cons: It was hard to get ahold of the local desk to inquire about changing the time and the parking arrangements for the car that we were leaving.
10.0 ExcellentSep 2 2018
Great car for driving mountain roadsPros: Our Nissan Altima provided enough room for golf bag and large suitcase. The handling of the car was very good and came in use on mountain highways of West VirginiaCons: No issues
4.0 OkayMay 24 2018
Pros: The staff at the desk were helpful and courteous. They could not have been nicer in helping me with directions and I received the car very fast.Cons: The car was dirty and I felt that it was expensive in terms of what I received. There was dirt and mud on the seats and floor.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 7 2018
Pros: Fast pickup - excellent value
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From $43/dayRated #3
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Alamo
Locations in Charleston
171 Airport Rd+1 304 344 2563
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.8 ExcellentJul 7 2017
GPSPros: Very nice person working at the Charleston, WV airport. A great representative for your company.Cons: The GPS was hard to use. I almost missed my flight home because of the lack of clarity from the GPS led me astray. Frightening experience as I found myself in the dark in a deserted industrial area of town.
10.0 ExcellentSep 12 2016
Pros: Whole process was made simple
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2016
An awesome experience with Alamo Rental CarPros: The vehicle was clean and gas efficient
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From $39/dayRated #4
Hertz
Most popular
8.2 Excellent (23 reviews)
2 locations in Charleston
Hertz
Locations in Charleston
169 Airport Road+1 304 346 0573
Monday10:30 - 20:30
Tuesday10:30 - 20:30
Wednesday10:30 - 20:30
Thursday10:30 - 20:30
Friday10:30 - 20:30
Saturday10:00 - 22:00
Sunday10:30 - 20:30
300 Court Street+1 304 766 0846
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 2 2019
Pros: Staff was easy to work with and helpful. Drop off was a breeze.Cons: Offer a bottle of water or assistance with baggage.
10.0 ExcellentNov 26 2017
Excellent ExperiencePros: We had a mid-size car and were upgraded to an SUV for a really good rate. Staff was friendly, professional and very helpful.
6.0 GoodJul 26 2017
Last time for HertzPros: Car was great. It was clean. Easy access at pickup.Cons: Meetings cut short a day. Rushed back 75 miles to airport for a one day deduction. They would not credit because I prepaid in full for 2 days. Told me to call 800 number. They said same thing. Rules Rules. Rules. lol. Who reads the small print anyway. We just expect large national companies to treat us fair. They also told me at pick up that the 3rd party insurance purcjased from Kayak wold not be accepted and I would have to pay for any damages immediately and get reimbursed. They lost a customer. I asked them to remove me from Gold Rewards program. My new job requires a lot of travel but I will sign up with another rental company program with southern hospitality.
2.0 MediocreJun 21 2017
Terrible experiencePros: NothingCons: Hertz denied my rental after Kayak.com charged my credit card.
9.6 ExcellentJun 18 2017
Terrific almost brand new vehiclePros: New truck with plenty of technology perks. Good, efficient service at counter. Easy and quick.Cons: N/A
8.0 ExcellentMay 31 2017
Cons: KIA Optima was pretty small for a "full-sized" car.
7.2 GoodApr 9 2017
Cons: They might want to let customers know that their ticket counter in the Charleston, WV airport closes at 5 pm on Saturday. That's kind of crucial info for someone whose flight doesn't arrive till 7 pm!
2.0 MediocreMar 13 2017
Cons: They would not give us the rental car because we used a business credit card and it didn't have our first name on the credit card. It just had our company name on it.
9.2 ExcellentOct 23 2016
Pickup/dropoffPros: I really enjoyed the hell I received from the pickup location in Charleston, WV.Cons: The help I received in Atlanta,GA was awful. They don't try to help at all. I was told I needed to wait my turn to get a receipt for my rental return.
9.2 ExcellentNov 14 2015
Cons: Inside windshield was dirty
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From $48/dayRated #5
Budget
7.4 Good (8 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Budget
Locations in Charleston
170 Airport Road+1 304 343 4381
Monday10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday10:00 - 22:00
Thursday10:00 - 22:00
Friday10:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 22:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.8 GoodAug 19 2017
Charleston is smallPros: Everything was satisfactory.Cons: The signage directing you were to return your call could've been better. You just park your car wherever you want, make note of the mileage and fuel. And take an elevator or stairs to the first floor and return your keys. There is nobody around.
6.4 GoodAug 15 2017
Long slow line happy endingPros: Scarcity of vehicles caused upgrade. Quick check in.Cons: Long long slow slow line. Slow computer system. Multiple people in training.
From $39/dayRated #6
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (27 reviews)
4 locations in Charleston
Enterprise
Locations in Charleston
1115 Smith Street+1 304 344 2600
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1614 2nd Ave+1 304 343 8403
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
171 Airport Road+1 304 344 2660
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
5201 Maccorkle Ave Se+1 304 926 8900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
5.6 OkayJul 9 2020
Pros: Staff was nice.Cons: They did not have any vehicles available at my pickup time. An hour afterwards they had a smaller than requested vehicle available. The staff did call an hour before pickup to tell me they did not have the car available at the reserved time.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 15 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, easy pickup and drop off.Cons: Nothing.
9.6 ExcellentJul 30 2019
Pros: Courteous staff.Cons: The front sensor was broken, so an indicator light was on the whole trip. Not a big deal, but it would've been nice for everything to be working properly.
9.2 ExcellentMay 1 2019
Pros: Erin, the girl working the counter was AMAZING!Cons: The price of a compact car especially since when you’re under 25 you cannot rent an SUV at a cheaper price.
10.0 ExcellentJul 23 2018
Pros: The representative was very informative. We were told our options and was given good advice. I called on two occasions and was given correct information. I will recommend them to anyone that is in need of a vehicle.Cons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentJun 9 2018
Pros: Very good deal for the amount of time we had the van
2.0 MediocreJan 29 2018
No car available!Cons: I never actually got a car through the Enterprise at the Charleston WV airport. I showed up at 8:30 p.m. and they told me they were out of cars and I should call back in the morning. I did that - twice, leaving messages - and never got a call back or a follow-up. Thankfully there was another Enterprise rental in the town of Charleston who had a 4wd vehicle available. I was able to rent through them, though they wouldn't match the price that I booked online. Overall a poor experience.
2.0 MediocreJan 27 2018
Refused2Rent! Out of Cars!Pros: Nothing!Cons: Despite my having a confirmation number! And showing up to the airport in person! Enterprise refused to rent to me – because they were out of cars! They had no explanation for why the website was still allowing cars to be booked!
2.0 MediocreAug 29 2017
Wrong locationCons: My reservation was made for the downtown location. Not the airport as my search requested
5.6 OkayJun 2 2017
Wrong locationPros: Vehicle was fineCons: I ordered car on kayak from Charleston WV Airport. When I got there, they told me I was supposed to be downtown. How would I know the address s for a different location? I'm from NY. My rental went from 150 to $220 because no small cars were available at the airport. I feel I should get $70 refund. Plus, gas was way more expensive for large SUV
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Easirent
1 location in Charleston
Easirent
Locations in Charleston
Yeager Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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From $56/day
National
1 location in Charleston
National
Locations in Charleston
171 Airport Rd+1 304 344 2563
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday10:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Charleston
Sunnycars
Locations in Charleston
181 Airport Rd, Yeager County APT
Recent reviews
81 travelers who rented a car in Charleston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car rental locations in or near Charleston

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$54/day

Good deal

$42/day

When to book a rental car in Charleston

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Charleston

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Charleston for $42 or less
  • Book your rental car in Charleston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Charleston are around 41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Charleston

  • Some car rental companies in Charleston which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Alamo

  • On average a rental car in Charleston costs $54 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar ($36/day), Budget ($40/day) and Alamo ($64/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Dollar 169 Airport Road 25311 (2 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Charleston is $0.72 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $9 and $12, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Nissan Pathfinder or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Charleston.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Yeager airport include Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo, Dollar, Budget, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Yeager airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo, Dollar, Budget, Avis, and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Standard car rental in Charleston costs $67 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Charleston costs $47 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Charleston costs $51 per day, on average.

  • In Charleston, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 5201 Maccorkle Ave Se (4 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Charleston costs $381 per week ($54 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Charleston costs $1,635 per month ($54 per day).

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).