Hilton Head Island car rentals

Hilton Head Island car rentals

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Hilton Head Island, SC
Jul 7 — Jul 14
Same drop-off
Hilton Head Island, SC
Thu 7/7
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Thu 7/14
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Hilton Head Island car rental information

Pick-up locationHilton Head Island
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations11
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesAvis, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Hilton Head Island

Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Hilton Head Island car rental reviews and directory

Budget

6.6

Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

6.3

One location in Hilton Head Island

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Locations in Hilton Head Island

120 Beach City Road

+1 843 689 3737

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:30
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8.0 Excellent

May 2022

KAYAK
I mistakenly booked my rental car for the wrong airport. They were able to accommodate me, thankfully! But it was much more expensive, probably due to the holiday weekend. But I was very appreciative of the accommodations.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and great drop off location

Cons:

More cars at Hilton Head airport

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing! Flight was delayed, so I was not able to pick up my car before the rental counter closed. When I went to pick up the car the next day, they would not honor the price I was giving through Kayak, the price changed from $285 to $900. I tried multiple times the day I was supposed to arrive to notify them that I would be late, but the phone was disconnected. When I asked the counter person, they said that the bill wasn't paid, and that's why I could not get through!

Cons:

Head Hilton rental counter is extremely unprofessional, and I would not consider it a "business setting". Personal at the counter and cleaning/service were not in uniform. Counter said that she was going to call someone about my price change, but was definitely not on the phone long enough to talk with someone. Probably because the phone was still offline, from the bill not being paid!

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service was very friendly and helpful

Cons:

Directions on dropping car off

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful, quick, and friendly. Probably the best of any car rental counter I've ever used!

Cons:

Hilton Head Island airport parking lot is free and unattended, but signage isn't great. I took the long way around to exit the lot. Of course, there "the long way around" is an extra 200 feet! :-) That is not the fault of Budget.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

drop off was very easy in Charlotte. Someone was waiting to scan my car as I pulled up. I also got a bigger car than I expected because they didn't have any compacts, so that was a nice surprise!

1 out of 16

Hertz

2.0

Mediocre

30 reviews

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Hilton Head Island

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Locations in Hilton Head Island

120 Beach City Road

+1 843 785 2050

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing since they did not have a car for us

Cons:

A car

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Wring car, didnt care, no discount, then the crappy wrong car had NO GAS in the tank. Took it back next day ans went with Avis. Now i am still being billed for Hertz.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I was told there was no car available for me and that I could wait to see if they had anything the next day. Then they were shocked i wanted to cancel the reservation. I had planned a cross country trip and needed to leave early in the morning the next day. So I was left scrambling to find another car from another business. Luckily the Budget counter had something for me and they were able to help me out. Now I know to go to Budget instead of Hertz in the future.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very quick and easy drop off in Hilton Head. Loved the car!

7.6 Good

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Diane from the airport Savannah/Hilton Head was awesome! She helped me figure out an option when I realized that I reserved the rental car through the wrong airport. She helped me remain calm and found us a minivan that would accommodate my large family & our luggage.

Cons:

Unfortunately, I learned that if you accidentally order a car and pay in advance..and accidentally book the wrong airport (there are 2 Hilton head labeled airports), you cannot transfer any of the prepaid car to the new location. I paid in full for 5 days and Hertz said it's a locked in deal so they wouldn't honor even a discount. So, I had to pay for 2 vehicles on my trip. Completely, not cool.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good experience and will make reservations through kayak and hertz in the future.

1 out of 5

Avis

4.5

Cleanliness

5.4

Comfort

5.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

3.9

One location in Hilton Head Island

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Locations in Hilton Head Island

120 Beach City Road

+1 843 681 4216

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:30
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6.0 Good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, drop off easy. The SUV we had reserved was not available and there were limited other options available.

Cons:

Getting the type of car we had reserved and expected.

8.8 Excellent

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Gas tank couldn’t be operated. Needed instructions . Very specialized .

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenience

Cons:

Nothing

8.8 Excellent

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick check in/ out. Nice car !

Cons:

Needed a wash , bugs all over winshield

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Failed to have my reserved vehicle causing me to rent a car from another company at 10 times the original rental rate. Not $10. Orders of magnitude. Then demonstrated no concern over not having vehicle. Should be sued by the attorney general.

2.0 Mediocre

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Showed up to get the car and nobody was at the counter.

8.0 Excellent

Mar 2022

KAYAK
They were short staffed so we waited in line over an hour to pick up our car. Phoenicia was wonderful however when we realized I had booked the car at the wrong airport. She was able to cancel the reservation and rebook us in a brand new car.

6.0 Good

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Price too much

2.0 Mediocre

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Got to terminal representative, and, “No cars” That’s right -$40 Uber ride. No cars. Did not care. Said maybe Budget has cars…. Not what I wanted from my “reservation”. No cars. Never again.

5.9 Okay

Aug 2021

KAYAK
Final bill was higher than the highest estimate and no explanation was offered. The bill should have been at the base rate with taxes/fees. I had to call days later for a breakdown of final charges. Vehicle was ready as promised (even early) and very clean. Pickup and drop off was very easy.

1.9 Horrible

Jul 2021

KAYAK
I ended up canceling because I could not pick up the car early. Was disappointed

1 out of 4

Enterprise

No score is available

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Hilton Head Island

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Locations in Hilton Head Island

120 Beach City Rd

+1 843 681 7368

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
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140-a Beach City Rd

+1 843 689 9910

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They had no cars available all day when I arrived which left me stranded.

Cons:

They had no cars available all day when I arrived which left me stranded.

8.8 Excellent

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

How quick the drop off process was.

Cons:

The person at the front desk was quick and cordial if not a bit under enthusiastic to be working compared to his counterparts in Charleston.

2.8 Mediocre

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The company didn't have a car for me.

Cons:

The company didn't have a car for me.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Enjoyed the easy transaction from beginning to end!

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They had no cars available all day when I arrived which left me stranded.

Cons:

They had no cars available all day when I arrived which left me stranded.

8.8 Excellent

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

How quick the drop off process was.

Cons:

The person at the front desk was quick and cordial if not a bit under enthusiastic to be working compared to his counterparts in Charleston.

2.8 Mediocre

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The company didn't have a car for me.

Cons:

The company didn't have a car for me.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Enjoyed the easy transaction from beginning to end!

1 out of 2

Alamo

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Hilton Head Island

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120 Beach City Rd

+1 844 378 0639

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

First time to the airport so it was a little tough to find.

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I made a reservation and specifically asked there was a car available on the phone while speaking to a person, not the computer, but when I arrived to pick my car up there was not a car there!!! When I questioned the attendant, he said there was nothing he could do for me. Consequently, I ended up spending over $100.00 more than I should have because another rental (Hertz) said they only had a van. I believe this should be Alamo'so responsibility. I also believe the attendant could have been much more helpful! He at least could have checked with all the other rental companies to see if there was a cheaper option. I would really like a response!!!

7.6 Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I am 24 so I accept that I needed to pay an extra fee. However, when I booked, I correctly input my age. I was not charged the fee until I actually picked up the car which I found frustrating. Also, there was no cruise control.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup was quick and easy. Nice car. Very easy

4.8 Okay

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Huge line. Booked few hours earlier but they had no record of my booking. Had to wait for clerk to call her manager, leave a voice mail, then wait for him to call back in order to get a car. Didn't get the car I wanted. Didn't get a receipt, temporary registration, or any documentation from Alamo or Kayak. Initially told car had a full tank but was only half full. The clerk also told me the insurance I bought through Allianz didn't cover damage to the car despite that being incorrect, then she charged be for Alamo insurance without my consent which I had to call to get a charge back a few days later to correct. Terrible experience.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very pleasant experience.

1 out of 2

Thrifty

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Hilton Head Island

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Locations in Hilton Head Island

120 Beach City Rd

+1 843 689 9990

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

The Thrifty agent was not there, so I was stuck without a car and I was trying to make a flight at a different airport. I had to rent a more expensive car at Hertz in order to make the flight. This was awful, and I am going to contact Thrifty reimburse me.

4.0 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car ready when I arrive. Quick return.

Cons:

There was no cruise control. This was not stated to me at check-in. Yet the agent asked where I am going. I was traveling over 800 miles in 2 days. The agent asked me about other things. The brakes pulled a little. Gas mileage on an small car was not great. There was a refundable $200 deposit that was never told to me before I booked the car. They had my credit card. Why do they hold $200. I am not a new driver. Had better experience with other car rental companies in the past.

8.0 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car. Pick up and return easy.

Cons:

The price.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

All good.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

There was no car available at the location or on the whole island.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

The Thrifty agent was not there, so I was stuck without a car and I was trying to make a flight at a different airport. I had to rent a more expensive car at Hertz in order to make the flight. This was awful, and I am going to contact Thrifty reimburse me.

4.0 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car ready when I arrive. Quick return.

Cons:

There was no cruise control. This was not stated to me at check-in. Yet the agent asked where I am going. I was traveling over 800 miles in 2 days. The agent asked me about other things. The brakes pulled a little. Gas mileage on an small car was not great. There was a refundable $200 deposit that was never told to me before I booked the car. They had my credit card. Why do they hold $200. I am not a new driver. Had better experience with other car rental companies in the past.

8.0 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car. Pick up and return easy.

Cons:

The price.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

All good.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

There was no car available at the location or on the whole island.

1 out of 2

Dollar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Hilton Head Island

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Locations in Hilton Head Island

120 Beach City Rd

+1 843 689 9970

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
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National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Hilton Head Island

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Locations in Hilton Head Island

120 Beach City Rd

+1 844 378 0638

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Hilton Head Island

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Locations in Hilton Head Island

120 Beach City Road

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Target Car Rental

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Hilton Head Island

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Locations in Hilton Head Island

120 Beach City Road Hilton Head, SC

+1 843 681 7604

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
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162 travelers who rented a car in Hilton Head Island gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.5

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$132/day

Good deal

$101/day

When to book a rental car in Hilton Head Island

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Top tips for renting a car in Hilton Head Island

  • You can choose to explore all the amazing attractions of the city and gain maximum convenience and flexibility using car rentals in Hilton Head. You can rent a private vehicle to discover the island of Hilton Head, which boasts over 12 miles of public beaches, generally consisting of mostly free parking. Alternatively, you can visit Daufuskie Island, which is in-between Hilton Head Island and the northern shoreline of Georgia, and includes a 45min ferry ride with the potential to spot frolicking dolphins. Public transportation in Hilton Head is seasonal, making a car rental an ideal choice for maximum independence.
  • The Hilton Head International Airport is located approximately 45 miles south of the island, making car rentals in Hilton Head a convenient choice for anyone planning on visiting the town. The airport has a number of car rental offices on site, including Alamo, Enterprise, National, Thrifty, Budget and Dollar, which can all be found at the baggage claim area. Vehicles can be picked up at the terminal door. There are also shuttle services from the airport to car rental agencies located outside of the airport.
  • There are a number of pathways in the town of Hilton Head that provide miles of trails for both pedestrians and cyclists. Motorists are advised to drive with caution, especially during rush hours, as jaywalking is a common occurrence. Visitors can also choose Hilton Head car rentals that provide cars with built-in GPS systems, making it easy to navigate unfamiliar roads.
  • Hilton Head Island sees visitors from all over the country, meaning there will likely be a number of different driving styles mixed into one area. Motorists are advised to drive with caution while touring the city and pay attention to traffic circles, especially at night. Visitors are also advised to tour the island during weekdays as there is usually a lot of traffic on weekends due to arrivals and departures. Rush hour occurs from 7am to 8:30am and 4:30pm to 5:30pm, especially around the Hilton Head Bridge. Drivers spend an average of 30min in traffic.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Hilton Head Island for $101 or less
  • Book your rental car in Hilton Head Island at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Hilton Head Island are around 52% cheaper than other car types, on average

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