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Cheap car rentals in Lake Charles

Economy$45/day
Compact$45/day
Intermediate$43/day
Standard$51/day
Full-size$64/day
Pickup truck$60/day
Intermediate SUV$54/day
Standard SUV$64/day
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Top tips for renting a car in Lake Charles

  • Rent a car during your stay in St Charles so you can have a smooth movement as you explore the City and even the neighboring cities in Louisiana. Engaging the Car Rental in Lake Charles can enable you to move from the banks of Calcasieu River in Southern Louisiana to Lake Charles to even Prien Lake, which takes a shorter period. For instance, with a vehicle, you can easily access the Gulf of Mexico, which is approximately 30 miles from the City.
  • With a car in Lake Charles, you can begin your journey to see the attractions of the surrounding areas comfortably and at an affordable price. If you enjoy gambling you can drive to the Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder in less than 15 minutes. You can drive to Gulf Coast, about 10 miles from the city, and see the Henning Cultural Center and the Brimstone Museum. Get cheap car rentals in Lake Charles and explore the city at your speed.
  • Car Rentals in Lake Charles can help you get a car that can take you to the Lake Charles Regional Airport, the closest airport to the City. Located about 5 miles from the City, the airport has a Car rental equipped with different kinds of cars that you may prefer. You can book car Rentals in Lake Charles through KAYAK, which provides an extensive list of vehicles with features you may like during your stay. Ideally, there are other Lake Charles Car Rentals near the airport, namely car Rental Lake Charles and Budget Car Rental.
  • Collect your car immediately after you land at Lake Charles Regional Airport, which is 5 miles from the city. The airport boasts different car rentals that best suit your needs. It has several car rental agencies on-site with various vehicles that fit your needs. The companies have desks inside the airport terminal in the west wing. Always remember to ask about your preferred agency's duty hours. Lake Charles car rental agencies also have other offices near the airport.
  • It is sometimes challenging to navigate through the narrow streets of Lake Charles. Lake Charles, one of the big cities in Louisiana, also has busy streets full of people. Driving through the narrow streets of the City requires patience as a driver. Cyclists may be competing or trying to get to their destinations, and a minor mistake while driving can lead to knocking down one. You, therefore, need to be extra careful as you check out for the pedestrians and cyclists whenever you drive through the busy streets.
  • Only driving licenses issued in the U.S. should be presented. If the license is not issued from the U.S. a visitor should present a valid passport with the driver's name and photograph or translation of the license. The translation can be an International Driver's Permit. You must have a safe driving record when taking a rental car. Cheap car rentals in Lake Charles might also ask you to sign a driving record attachment.
  • With most people rushing to get home after long days at work, you may find it challenging to get home in time due to the traffic congestion that may arise from the many cars on the road. Traffic jams in Lake Charles city vary depending on the street. Even though the traffic is heavy on some roads in the City, there are other streets where the traffic is somehow fair. These streets include Ryan St, W Pujo, Hodges St, Clarence St, and Pujo.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Lake Charles for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car in Lake Charles at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Lake Charles are around 7% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lake Charles

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Lake Charles?

    On average a rental car in Lake Charles costs $68 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Lake Charles found in the last 2 weeks is $40.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Lake Charles?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($43/day), GREEN MOTION ($60/day) and Avis ($64/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 130 W Prien Lake Road 70601 (1 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Lake Charles?

    The average gas price in Lake Charles is $4.16 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $50 and $67, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Lake Charles?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lake Charles.

  • Which car rental companies are at Lake Charles airport (LCH)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Lake Charles airport include Hertz, Budget, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Lake Charles airport (LCH)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Lake Charles?

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

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Lake Charles?

    A Special car rental in Lake Charles costs $95 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Lake Charles?

    A Compact car rental in Lake Charles costs $69 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Lake Charles?

    A Full Size car rental in Lake Charles costs $198 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Lake Charles?

    On average a rental car in Lake Charles costs $478 per week ($68 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Lake Charles?

    On average a rental car in Lake Charles costs $2,051 per month ($68 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Lake Charles?

    Most car rental providers in Lake Charles offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Lake Charles, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Lake Charles?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 11 car rental agencies in Lake Charles.

  • Which car rental companies in Lake Charles have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

    Some car rental companies in Lake Charles which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Budget and Avis

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Lake Charles?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Lake Charles?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Lake Charles so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • Which Car is Best for Driving in Lake Charles City?

    During your stay in the City, certain things contribute to a convenient stay there. One of the issues is the comfortability of moving around from one place to another. However, getting the best driving experience requires the best car. For instance, for smooth movement in Lake Charles city, a four-wheel drive car can significantly benefit your journey as you explore the different places in the City. With this car, you can have a great trip with fewer obstacles or instances of breaking down due to its engine.

  • What are the child law seats in Lake Charles?

    Children below 13 years old are not allowed in the front passenger seats. Children between the ages of 2 and 4 must be in a rear-facing seat buckled with a seat belt. Those between 4 and 9 years and are too big for the rear-facing seats should be in a child seat fixed well with a car lap-shoulder belt. Child seats are only permitted in the back.

  • What is the Speed Limit in Lake Charles City?

    When driving in the City of Lake Charles, you must be keen enough not to break the different traffic rules that the City has put in place. One of the crucial traffic rules that the City is strict in is the speed limit. There have been many accidents due to overspending or breaking traffic rules. Due to this, in a place such as Holly Brook Drive, the speed limit is 20 mph. On other highways such as the Cattail way, Moss Rock Drive, Waterfall Drive, and Riverside Drive, the City still maintains a speed limit of 20 mph. However, away from these highways, the speed limit varies depending on the nature of the road or street.

  • What road trips can I take from Lake Charles?

    With your own set of wheels, you can take a 25-minute road trip to Vinton, which lies 23 miles away. The city has an attractive side with the Delta Down Racetrack Casino and Hotels. The city also offers great sites for horse racing. The road trip from Lake Charles to Jennings will take 37 minutes and lies about 36 miles away. Here you get to visit the Gator Chateau home for baby alligators. On the other hand, a 52-minute drive from Lake Charles can also take you to Holly Beach which lies 47 miles away. It provides beautiful beaches surrounded by white sand and nature trails.

  • What are the Best Places to Park in Lake Charles City?

    When looking for a place to stay, a good parking place is what you need to consider during your stay, especially if you have a rental car. Most parking places are in hotels for the visitors; however, you need to understand that your visit is not only limited to the hotel, and frequently you will be required to take a ride. In Lake Charles city, several places are considered the best for parking. These places include; Aiport BLVD Parking, Riverside parking, and Millennium park. Ideally, you can pack at David D for around $28 a month or Ernest S for about $39 monthly.

Lake Charles car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

10.0

Wonderful

11 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Lake Charles

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from $87/day

Locations in Lake Charles

500 Airport Blvd

+1 833 789 0980

Monday11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday11:00 - 22:00
Thursday11:00 - 22:00
Friday11:00 - 22:00
Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 22:00
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2.0 Poor

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Alamo didn’t have a car for me. They did the same thing to me last year. You need to stop contracting with them. The lady over the counter even stated don’t go through a third party

Cons:

The car was supposed to be ready at 12, I received a phone call from Alamo that there was no car. She stated she would call me back as soon as one became available She I showed up at 8pm and they still didn’t have a car. It wasn’t until I became visibly upset and started saying things so the customers could hear me that did they mysteriously came up with a car.

2.8 Poor

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car

Cons:

It was dirty and stink

1 out of 1

GREEN MOTION

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Lake Charles

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from $57/day

Locations in Lake Charles

2100 E Prien Lake Rd

+1 337 602 6287

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
The ladies working there were super friendly and professional.

1 out of 1

National

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Lake Charles

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from $48/day

Locations in Lake Charles

500 Airport Blvd

+1 833 789 0981

Monday11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday11:00 - 22:00
Thursday11:00 - 22:00
Friday11:00 - 22:00
Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

When I returned the rental car in Dothan, Alabama, the return agent could not believe the price I received for a one way rental. I informed them that I utilized your website to secure the price. They advised that the lowest they had ever seen was double what I paid.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Quick and easy pickup and drop off… Friendly and professional staff… Would like to see larger selection of Large SUV rentals.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.7

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.7

3 locations in Lake Charles

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from $78/day

Locations in Lake Charles

1102 E College St

+1 337 474 9581

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1516 N Martin Luther King Hwy

+1 337 433 9700

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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500 Airport Blvd

+1 833 789 0978

Monday11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday11:00 - 22:00
Thursday11:00 - 22:00
Friday11:00 - 22:00
Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 22:00
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2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I wasnt able to rent a car with them because they failed to tell me they dont even accept any pf the cards i have

Cons:

Ill never try to go through enterprise again

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went well; there was a bit of a wait to pick up the car but she was very friendly and courteous. Drop off was fast and easy.

Cons:

Everything was excellent!

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was awesome

Cons:

Nothing everything was great

2.0 Poor

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

My flight was running late, I called to make accommodations since my pick up was scheduled for 2 but i wouldnt make it in until around 430 (they closed at 4) and was treated rudely by staff at LCH. Asked if they could drop car at FBO for general aviation (only a 3 min walk) since i was flying in private aircraft as they’ve done in the past and just told no. When I picked up car at competitor they told me they would have been happy to drop car and the enterprise attendant working is known for being rude and not helpful.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Being made to pick up the vehicle at a time when that particular rental office was closed - having to rebook through Enterprize for another location (in town) at the airport and being charged a new fee ($5 per day facility fee) and then returning the vehicle two and a half days early and getting charged almost the same original fee. What a dissappointment!

9.2 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Liked the good service and value for the money.

Cons:

Whats not to like about good service and a reliable vehicle.

1 out of 2

Ace

6.2

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Lake Charles

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2100 East Prien Lake Road

+1 337 706 9584

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
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2.8 Poor

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They add charges that’s not on site, I would never rent from them again ever

6.0 Okay

Jun 2022

KAYAK
They allowed me to reserve a suburban but did not have one when we went to pick up.

1 out of 1

Avis

6.0

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Lake Charles

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from $35/day

Locations in Lake Charles

301 Churchill Street

+1 337 480 2343

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 11:30
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500 Airport Boulevard

+1 337 477 9374

Monday09:30 - 23:00
Tuesday09:30 - 23:00
Wednesday09:30 - 23:00
Thursday09:30 - 23:00
Friday09:30 - 23:00
Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 22:00
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8.4 Very good

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

All I needed to do was drop off the car. Quick and easy transaction. Value for money question didn't apply -- that's why it's rated with one star. Survey should really have an NA option.

Cons:

No negatives.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Good place to rent from. Second time we have used them, overall good experience.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Reserved Large SUV over a MONTH in advance and the night before departure I received a call informing me a large SUV will not be available by the most rudest and unprofessional AVIS agent I have ever dealt with…. It was interrupting my plans therefore I should have been the one being rude… What could make things better would be making sure you have the rental that you CONFIRMED on the reservations with the customers…

1 out of 1

Hertz

3.9

Cleanliness

5.4

Comfort

4.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.9

Value for money

3.9

2 locations in Lake Charles

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from $56/day

Locations in Lake Charles

130 W Prien Lake Road

+1 337 478 1633

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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500 Airport Blvd

+1 337 477 0616

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

No staff at the office. The office was closed due to weather. But the weather was great that day. I took a $30 uber to Hertz be stranded. Worst experience ever!

Cons:

Anything would have been better. Employees present would have been a great luxury

10.0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great experience. Amazing custumer service.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

This location seems to be chronically understaffed.

5.2 Fair

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Good value Hyundai Sonata was nice vehicle Comfortable to drive Easy to reserve using Kayak

Cons:

Charged and extra day when I was about 30 minutes past return time. Picked up vehicle and you could tell they tried to cover up a smoking smell. Especially bad in trunk.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

car was an upgrade from what I originally ordered and I had to add a day to the rental...I was allowed to do that at the same discounted rate as original order! Great to hear!

Cons:

Fortunately, I had a corporate # code because I only had a debit card to use.. Would be great if debit card was acceptable once credit check is passed.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I paid for the car reservation online where it asked me my age multiple times. I went to pick it up weeks later. They let me pay for it online but I was under 25 so they couldn't accept my payment for the deposit and if I did pay cash it would more than double the price of the car. There was no age limit on the site. The only thing it said was had to be 21. I was late for my trip, have no money to use on vacation be cause I had to find an alternate was to get there, and have to wait 10 days for a refund!!

1 out of 4

Budget

2.5

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.3

Value for money

3.3

2 locations in Lake Charles

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from $61/day

Locations in Lake Charles

301 Churchill Street

+1 337 478 1790

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 11:30
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500 Airport Boulevard

+1 337 477 7976

Monday09:30 - 23:00
Tuesday09:30 - 23:00
Wednesday09:30 - 23:00
Thursday09:30 - 23:00
Friday09:30 - 23:00
Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 22:00
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2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They closed at 2 pm so I was forced to rent a car from a competing rental service

3.6 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

None of workers in Lake Charles and only a few in Houston (man taking car at drop-off put his head inside the car with me inside!) were wearing masks. There were no distancing measures in Lake Charles. I felt very uncomfortable. The car AC was not functioning (very low, if little output).

2.0 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I request a rental 6 days before getting my rental. When I got there, the lady ran all my information and then said we don't have the convertible that you requested. Then, she asked if I wanted another car. If I wanted anot her car, I would have requested another car. I wanted the convertible that I requested. I ended up with no car from Budget. I was so mad.

8.8 Very good

May 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient location, good people, great price.

Cons:

Car was too small to be considered a mid-size vehicle.

1 out of 2

Ace Rental Cars

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One location in Lake Charles

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2100 East Prien Lake Road

+1 337 706 9584

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Sunnycars

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One location in Lake Charles

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500 Airport Blvd

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VIPCars Recommendation

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Locations in Lake Charles

500 Airport Blvd, Lake Charles, 70607-669, USA Louisiana

+1 914 368 0091

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:30 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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63 travelers who rented a car in Lake Charles gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

Car rental locations in or near Lake Charles

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Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Average price

$68/day

Good deal

$56/day

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