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Charlotte Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Charlotte
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 50
Airport Locations 17
Popular Agencies Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, Alamo, Advantage

Cheap Car Rentals in Charlotte

Economy $28/day
Compact $29/day
Intermediate $31/day
Standard $31/day
Full-size $35/day
SUV $33/day
Minivan $44/day
Mini $55/day
Premium $38/day
Luxury $45/day
Convertible $57/day
Commercial $31/day
Box truck $46/day
Van $47/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Charlotte dollar
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Charlotte dollar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Charlotte dollar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Charlotte dollar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Charlotte budget
4 Adults, 2 Bags SUV car in Charlotte alamo
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in Charlotte budget
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Charlotte national
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Charlotte budget
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Charlotte avis
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Charlotte alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Charlotte alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Box truck car in Charlotte hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags Van car in Charlotte alamo
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Charlotte car rental reviews and directory

From $44/day
Rated #1
Alamo
Best Rated
8.7 Excellent (6,840 reviews)
1 location in Charlotte
Alamo
Locations in Charlotte
5489 R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy
+1 844 366 8844
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From $53/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (13,066 reviews)
14 locations in Charlotte
Enterprise
Locations in Charlotte
10421 S Tryon St
+1 704 587 1058
1102 S. Tryon St.
+1 704 348 4433
325 E 9th St
+1 704 334 8575
3501 Brookshire Blvd
+1 704 971 9140
4226 South Blvd Ste A
+1 704 525 2104
5100 E Independence Blvd
+1 704 531 2099
5115 Nations Ford Road
+1 704 519 0533
5489 R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy
+1 704 359 8884
5925 N Tryon St
+1 704 597 0004
6030 Piedmont Row Drive South
+1 704 552 7704
6541 E Independence Blvd
+1 704 535 0521
6859 South Blvd
+1 704 553 8233
7340 Smiths Corners Blvd
+1 704 598 3150
7747 University City Blvd
+1 704 688 6580
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From $38/day
Rated #3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,286 reviews)
8 locations in Charlotte
Avis
Locations in Charlotte
1100 West Craighead Road
+1 704 921 3386
222 East 3rd Street
+1 704 331 9007
3716 West W.T. Harris Boulevard
+1 704 599 6432
4200 South Boulevard, Suite A
+1 704 529 7567
4430 East Independence Boulevard
+1 704 563 7013
5489 Josh Birmingham Parkway
+1 704 359 5700
5640 South Boulevard
+1 704 523 7113
6721 East Independence Blvd
+1 704 568 6637
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From $35/day
Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,368 reviews)
8 locations in Charlotte
Budget
Locations in Charlotte
1100 W Craighead Rd
+1 704 596 9590
222 East 3rd Street
+1 704 376 7073
3716 West Wt Harris Boulevard
+1 704 921 3703
4200 South Boulevard
+1 704 529 4826
4430 East Independence Blvd
+1 704 536 6617
5489 Josh Birmingham Parkway
+1 704 359 5701
5640 South Boulevard
+1 704 522 8922
6721 East Independence Blvd
+1 704 567 6202
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From $35/day
Rated #5
Hertz
7.4 Good (4,157 reviews)
7 locations in Charlotte
Hertz
Locations in Charlotte
5010 N Tryon St
+1 704 509 1861
5489 Josh Birmingham Parkway
+1 704 359 0114
6141 E Independence Blvd
+1 704 566 3049
6300 Morrison Blvd
+1 704 362 4768
895 W Trade St
+1 704 444 2803
9218 South Boulevard
+1 704 553 8989
9218 South States
+1 704 643 8434
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From $30/day
Rated #6
Dollar
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.3 Good (6,732 reviews)
1 location in Charlotte
Dollar
Locations in Charlotte
5489 Josh Birmingham Parkway
+1 866 434 2226
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Rated #7
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,816 reviews)
1 location in Charlotte
Thrifty
Locations in Charlotte
5330 Wilkinson Blvd
+1 877 283 0898
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Rated #8
Payless
6.6 Good (2,771 reviews)
1 location in Charlotte
Payless
Locations in Charlotte
3315 Scott Futrell Drive
+1 704 399 7167
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From $35/day
Rated #9
Advantage
6.4 Good (1,307 reviews)
1 location in Charlotte
Advantage
Locations in Charlotte
5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway
+1 704 395 9983
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From $62/day
Rated #10
National
national
8.0 Excellent (899 reviews)
1 location in Charlotte
National
Locations in Charlotte
5489 R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy
+1 844 366 8843
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From $73/day
Rated #11
Ace
ace
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Charlotte
Ace
Locations in Charlotte
5125 South Blvd
+1 704 624 8111
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
1 location in Charlotte
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Charlotte
5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy Suite A, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
+1 704 395 9983
From $54/day
Airport Van
airportvanre
1 location in Charlotte
Airport Van
Locations in Charlotte
4901 Wilkinson Blvd
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Charlotte
Europcar
Locations in Charlotte
Please Go To The Advantage Counter
+1 704 395 9983
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keddy
1 location in Charlotte
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Charlotte
4200 Rental Car Rd, Charlotte
+1 704 395 9983
From $80/day
Silvercar
silvercar
1 location in Charlotte
Silvercar
Locations in Charlotte
3101 Yorkmont Road, STE 1600
+1 855 359 2227
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Charlotte
Sunnycars
Locations in Charlotte
4108 Rental Road

Car Rental Locations in Charlotte

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Dollar
Most Popular Car Type Economy
Average price $48/day
Good deal $34/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Charlotte

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Charlotte

  • Driving in Charlotte is the most convenient and effective way of getting to know the city, as all the major interest points are pretty scattered across a 15-mile range. Downtown Charlotte, which is known as Uptown, gets quite busy, but just a short ride away you'll find the cool North Davidson St. and Plaza Midwood neighborhoods. A car is the perfect option for those looking to explore other destinations outside the city — including the US National Whitewater Center, an outdoor recreation facility that sits 15 miles west of Uptown and offers several outdoor activities. Another popular destination is Lake Norman, which is only 30 minutes outside of Charlotte.
  • All the big car rental agencies, including Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz, can be found at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)'s Consolidated Rental Car Facility, which is in the Level 2 lobby next to the Hourly Parking Deck, right in front of the Arrivals terminal.
  • Uptown is one of the most crowded areas in the city, particularly when there are big events going on, such as a Carolina Panthers game, so beware of pedestrians if you're driving there. The whole of Charlotte gets pretty packed during NASCAR season, so you may want to avoid going to shopping malls in the city center. The Interstate 485 (I-485) is a highway loop that encircles the city, and, while it may be a little difficult to navigate, it is usually less congested than the Interstate 77, which flows north-south on the western side of Charlotte.
  • Although traffic is manageable, roads are usually fairly busy throughout Charlotte during peak hours, so avoid rush hour traffic both in the morning (between 7:30 and 10 a.m.) and afternoon (between 4 and 7 p.m.) if you don't want to be stuck driving for longer than needed. The I-77 in particular tends to get packed during rush hour, in which case it's best to take the 385 loop around the city. When there's a major sporting event taking place, it is recommended that you refrain from driving in the Uptown area.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Charlotte for $34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Charlotte at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Charlotte are around 21% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Charlotte are around 41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Charlotte

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

On average a rental car in Charlotte costs $62 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Charlotte?

Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Charlotte.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Charlotte?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar ($28/day), Alamo ($31/day) and Budget ($35/day).

What is the best rental car company in Charlotte?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Charlotte are Alamo (8.7, 6840 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13066 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2286 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Douglas Airport (CLT)?

Car rental companies onsite at Douglas Airport include Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, Advantage, Avis, Airport Van, Silvercar and National.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Douglas Airport (CLT)?

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

What is the cheapest rental car location in Charlotte?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Dollar 5489 Josh Birmingham Parkway 28208 (6 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Charlotte?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Charlotte?

A small automatic car is the recommended option in Charlotte for travelers who don't require much space for passengers or luggage, as they are easy to drive and park around the city. For families, a compact SUV might be the best option, as it drives well both in the city and around the mountains and lakes.

What's the speed limit in Charlotte?

The speed limit within the city is usually 35 miles per hour (mph), but it may be lower in certain residential areas, in which case speed limit signs will be posted. Outside the city area the speed limit is usually 55 mph, and interstates all have posted speed limits with a maximum of 70 mph.

How are gas prices in Charlotte?

The average gas prices in the city are approximately $2.29 per gallon, while lower prices can range anywhere between $1.99 and $2.14 per gallon. Try to fill up the tank early in the morning or late in the evening, and avoid doing so on weekends or just before, as gas stations can get pretty crowded.

Where are the best places to park in Charlotte?

There are about 1,100 on-street parking spaces in the Uptown area of Charlotte, plus over 20 parking garages spread throughout the city. Street parking must be paid between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays -- you can either pay at the meter or at the designated kiosks. Parking Uptown usually costs at least $1 per hour, while daily rates typically range between $8 - $10.