Charleston car rentals

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Charleston car rental information

Pick-up location Charleston
Car types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental locations 12
Airport locations 9
Popular agencies Enterprise, Dollar, Alamo, Surprise Agency, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Charleston

Economy $20/day
Compact $20/day
Intermediate $24/day
Standard $32/day
Full-size $26/day
SUV $25/day
Minivan $40/day
Mini $35/day
Premium $22/day
Luxury $47/day
Commercial $30/day
Van $41/day
Box truck $120/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Charleston opaquecar
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Charleston alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Charleston dollar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Charleston alamo
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Charleston dollar
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in Charleston dollar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in Charleston dollar
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Charleston national
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Charleston dollar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Charleston opaquecar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Commercial car in Charleston opaquecar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Van car in Charleston alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Box truck car in Charleston enterprise
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Charleston car rental reviews and directory

From $48/day
Rated #1
National
national
Best rated
8.0 Excellent (878 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
National
Locations in Charleston
171 Airport Rd
+1 304 344 2563
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday17:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
From $37/day
Rated #2
Alamo
9.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Alamo
Locations in Charleston
171 Airport Rd
+1 304 344 2563
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday17:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 9.3
  • 10.0
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  • 9.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
Aug 29 2016
An awesome experience with Alamo Rental Car
Pros: The vehicle was clean and gas efficient
10.0 Excellent
Sep 12 2016
Pros: Whole process was made simple
8.8 Excellent
Jul 7 2017
GPS
Pros: 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.
From $29/day
Rated #3
Dollar
Cheapest deal
Most popular
8.6 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Dollar
Locations in Charleston
169 Airport Road
+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
May 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 Excellent
Feb 7 2018
Pros: Fast pickup - excellent value
10.0 Excellent
Sep 2 2018
Great car for driving mountain roads
Pros: 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 Virginia
Cons: No issues
9.2 Excellent
Apr 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 Excellent
Dec 22 2019
Pros: The staff was especially friendly and efficient. I had the same employee for pickup and return.
Cons: I’m satisfied
From $46/day
Rated #4
Hertz
7.3 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Hertz
Locations in Charleston
169 Airport Road
+1 304 346 0573
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
Nov 14 2015
Cons: Inside windshield was dirty
9.2 Excellent
Oct 23 2016
Pickup/dropoff
Pros: 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.
2.0 Mediocre
Mar 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.
7.2 Good
Apr 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!
8.0 Excellent
May 31 2017
Cons: KIA Optima was pretty small for a "full-sized" car.
9.6 Excellent
Jun 18 2017
Terrific almost brand new vehicle
Pros: New truck with plenty of technology perks. Good, efficient service at counter. Easy and quick.
Cons: N/A
2.0 Mediocre
Jun 21 2017
Terrible experience
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Hertz denied my rental after Kayak.com charged my credit card.
6.0 Good
Jul 26 2017
Last time for Hertz
Pros: 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.
10.0 Excellent
Nov 26 2017
Excellent Experience
Pros: We had a mid-size car and were upgraded to an SUV for a really good rate. Staff was friendly, professional and very helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Jul 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.
From $44/day
Rated #5
Budget
budget
6.6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Budget
Locations in Charleston
170 Airport Road
+1 304 343 4381
Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
6.4 Good
Aug 15 2017
Long slow line happy ending
Pros: Scarcity of vehicles caused upgrade. Quick check in.
Cons: Long long slow slow line. Slow computer system. Multiple people in training.
6.8 Good
Aug 19 2017
Charleston is small
Pros: 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.
From $34/day
Rated #6
Enterprise
5.9 Okay (12 reviews)
4 locations in Charleston
Enterprise
Locations in Charleston
1115 Smith Street
+1 304 344 2600
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00
1614 2nd Ave
+1 304 343 8403
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
171 Airport Road
+1 304 344 2660
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
5201 Maccorkle Ave Se
+1 304 926 8900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Recent reviews
6.0 Good
Oct 13 2015
Pros: No one is ever at the desk to give me a printed receipt. It's the second time now. It's very annoying. Also I don't get the Chevy Sonic I desire. The car I had didn't even have cruise control.
2.0 Mediocre
Jan 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 Mediocre
Jan 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.
10.0 Excellent
Jun 9 2018
Pros: Very good deal for the amount of time we had the van
10.0 Excellent
Jul 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
9.6 Excellent
Jul 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.
2.0 Mediocre
Mar 23 2017
Cons: they didn't have any cars and no one to pick me up had to go to airport and pay 50% more
6.0 Good
May 2 2017
Pros: Car was good quality and as expected
Cons: Promises from the car representative. Promised a drop off at the end of the trip which did not happen. Stated that the insurance would be for 2 rental days, but charged for 3. It was unacceptable practice.
5.6 Okay
Jun 2 2017
Wrong location
Pros: Vehicle was fine
Cons: 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
2.0 Mediocre
Aug 29 2017
Wrong location
Cons: My reservation was made for the downtown location. Not the airport as my search requested
From $88/day
Avis
avis
1 location in Charleston
Avis
Locations in Charleston
170 Airport Road
+1 304 343 9453
Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Charleston
Easirent
Locations in Charleston
Yeager Airport
Monday00:01 - 23:59
Tuesday00:01 - 23:59
Wednesday00:01 - 23:59
Thursday00:01 - 23:59
Friday00:01 - 23:59
Saturday00:01 - 23:59
Sunday
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Charleston
Sunnycars
Locations in Charleston
181 Airport Rd, Yeager County APT
32 travelers who rented a car in Charleston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near Charleston

Good to know

Most popular agency Dollar
Most popular car type Intermediate
Average price $52/day
Good deal $36/day

When to book a rental car in Charleston

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches
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Top tips for renting a car in Charleston

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Charleston for $36 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 50% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Charleston

How much does it cost to rent a car in Charleston?

On average a rental car in Charleston costs $52 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Charleston?

Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Charleston.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Charleston?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar ($22/day), National ($44/day) and Enterprise ($107/day).

What is the best rental car company in Charleston?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Charleston are Alamo (8.7, 6489 reviews), Hertz (7.4, 3852 reviews), and National (8.0, 878 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Yeager airport (CRW)?

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

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Yeager airport (CRW)?

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

How can I find car rentals near me in Charleston?

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

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Charleston?

A Intermediate car rental in Charleston costs $61 per day, on average.

What is the most popular rental car location in Charleston?

In Charleston, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 169 Airport Road (2.42 miles from city center).

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Charleston?

On average a rental car in Charleston costs $364 per week ($52 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Charleston?

On average a rental car in Charleston costs $1561 per month ($52 per day).

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