Charleston car rentals

Charleston car rentals

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Charleston, WV
Jan 31 — Feb 7
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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, Luxury, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations13
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesBudget, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo

Cheap car rentals in Charleston

Economy$42/day
Compact$42/day
Intermediate$48/day
Standard$51/day
Full-size$49/day
Full-size SUV$73/day
Luxury$75/day
Premium SUV$100/day
Intermediate SUV$56/day
Standard SUV$60/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Charleston car rental reviews and directory

From $39/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
Cheapest deal
6.9 Good (32 reviews)
4 locations in Charleston
Enterprise
Locations in Charleston
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreDec 12 2021
I rented a Chrysler Pacifica. I drove three hours to pick it up. Upon arrival, the previous renters had all tested positive for COVID, when they returned the vehicle the day before I was to pick it up. I never received a phone call from Enterprise letting me know it was not available. Upon arriving to the town in which I was to pick the van up, I made a call to see if it was ready. It was then the agent informed me it wasn’t available and there was nothing that would accommodate the five passengers I was to pick up. Enterprise ruined my Christmas! I was going to travel and bring back my daughter and grandchildren, whom I hadn’t seen in three years.
1.9 HorribleJun 25 2021
There were NO cars. I did not receive a vehicle.
8.0 ExcellentJun 7 2021
Very friendly staff.Only wish there was an airport shuttle.
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2021
NothingEnterprise customer service was awful
5.6 OkayJul 9 2020
Staff was nice.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
Friendly staff, easy pickup and drop off.Nothing.
9.6 ExcellentJul 30 2019
Courteous staff.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
Erin, the girl working the counter was AMAZING!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
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.Nothing
10.0 ExcellentJun 9 2018
Very good deal for the amount of time we had the van
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From $56/dayRated #2
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Charleston
National
Locations in Charleston
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 17 2021
Exceptional staff at Yeager Airport!Total experience was awesome
From $86/dayRated #3
Avis
9.4 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Avis
Locations in Charleston
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentDec 19 2021
everything was fine and went smoothly
8.0 ExcellentNov 27 2021
Was an easy experience to
10.0 ExcellentMay 3 2021
YesCan't think of anything all went well and the staff was great
10.0 ExcellentApr 29 2020
Yes, fast & easyall good
From $43/dayRated #4
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Alamo
Locations in Charleston
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.8 ExcellentJul 7 2017
GPSVery nice person working at the Charleston, WV airport. A great representative for your company.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
Whole process was made simple
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2016
An awesome experience with Alamo Rental CarThe vehicle was clean and gas efficient
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From $41/dayRated #5
Dollar
8.3 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Dollar
Locations in Charleston
  • 8.2
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 10 2021
They were closed at our pick up time for reservation. I was stranded at the air port for a few hours trying to figure out a ride. The customer service was absolutely terrible with everyone we were contacted with. I will never go through this company again and will definitely spread word on my awful experience.
10.0 ExcellentMar 18 2021
StaffKayak has charged me for 14 days of rental, which, because of COVID19 issues I only used the car for 6 days. I have been told there are no exceptions by CS. Awful policies. Not wonderful telephone service. Dollar and their staff are amazing. If this cant be resolved I will never use KAYAK or PRICELINE again. period. Thank you. Ash
10.0 ExcellentMar 15 2021
Great staff! Everything was quick and easy!Communicate that depending on drop off time (ours was early) no one will be present at the desk and we can just drop off the keys.
4.0 OkayMar 8 2021
Staff was friendly.Reserved a full size. They only had a economy available. This is unsatisfactory.
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2020
Staff was friendly and quickly took care to get me my car.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
No
10.0 ExcellentDec 22 2019
The staff was especially friendly and efficient. I had the same employee for pickup and return.I’m satisfied
9.2 ExcellentApr 2 2019
Excellent vehicle for the money.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 roadsOur 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 VirginiaNo issues
4.0 OkayMay 24 2018
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.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.
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From $39/dayRated #6
Hertz
Most popular
8.2 Excellent (23 reviews)
2 locations in Charleston
Hertz
Locations in Charleston
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 2 2019
Staff was easy to work with and helpful. Drop off was a breeze.Offer a bottle of water or assistance with baggage.
10.0 ExcellentNov 26 2017
Excellent ExperienceWe 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 HertzCar was great. It was clean. Easy access at pickup.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 experienceNothingHertz denied my rental after Kayak.com charged my credit card.
9.6 ExcellentJun 18 2017
Terrific almost brand new vehicleNew truck with plenty of technology perks. Good, efficient service at counter. Easy and quick.N/A
8.0 ExcellentMay 31 2017
KIA Optima was pretty small for a "full-sized" car.
7.2 GoodApr 9 2017
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
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/dropoffI really enjoyed the hell I received from the pickup location in Charleston, WV.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
Inside windshield was dirty
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From $48/dayRated #7
Budget
7.7 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Budget
Locations in Charleston
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 18 2022
The lady who worked the front desk was a saint. My flight got cancelled so I decided to drive back to home which was Texas. She made getting our vehicle fast and easy and was such a delight. Thank you
7.9 GoodOct 1 2021
SUV was clean and fairly priced. Because airport is small, there is limited staff so there wasn't curbside service for the return. Had to wait in line and ended up taking ~20 minutes. Overall, a good experience, though.
6.8 GoodAug 19 2017
Charleston is smallEverything was satisfactory.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 endingScarcity of vehicles caused upgrade. Quick check in.Long long slow slow line. Slow computer system. Multiple people in training.
Easirent
1 location in Charleston
Easirent
Locations in Charleston
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Charleston
Sunnycars
Locations in Charleston
Recent reviews
97 travelers who rented a car in Charleston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Charleston

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Average price

$54/day

Good deal

$42/day

When to book a rental car in Charleston

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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
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Charleston are around 6% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Charleston are around 32% cheaper than other car types, on average

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