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Mount Pleasant car rentals from $47/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Mount Pleasant with a pick-up date of 7/31 and drop-off date of 8/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Mount Pleasant

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Compact$62/day
Intermediate$52/day
Minivan$57/day
Full-size SUV$65/day
Premium$74/day
Luxury$65/day
Pickup truck$62/day
Premium SUV$64/day
Compact SUV$47/day
Standard SUV$49/day
Intermediate SUV$52/day
Luxury SUV$71/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Mount Pleasant

  • Visiting Mount Pleasant for a stay is an exciting move because you’ll have the privilege to visit beautiful places away from the city once you are there. However, getting a rental car in Mount Pleasant can give you a lifetime experience. When renting a car in Mount Pleasant, exploring a vibrant city is not a chance of luck. You will have the convenience of driving yourself to places of your choice at times of your choice. You can make as many stop-overs as you wish and visit as many sites as possible. For example, you can easily access some places with a rental car. You can get to Honey Hill Recreation Areas 29 miles from the city in just 30 minutes.
  • Having access to cheap car rentals in Mount Pleasant increases your freedom while trying to reach different locations throughout the city. You must be 25 years of age or older in order to rent your specific vehicle from any of the Mount Pleasant car rentals. Many rental car companies allow drivers aged 21 or older to rent a car because the legal driving age in Mount Pleasant and South Carolina is 21. However, you will need to pay an underage fee if you are between the ages of 21 and 24. Additionally, you can only rent a vehicle with a maximum capacity of 5 passengers.
  • Renting a car in airport areas is recommended because they have many reliable car rental agencies. The most popular car rental agencies you can expect in the city include Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, and U-Save. These rental car agencies in Mount Pleasant have different car rental policies. You should talk to many car rental agencies before settling for the one that best suits your interests. Therefore, if you land at Charleston Airport, take advantage of these rental car agencies and book a car.
  • The majority of Mount Pleasant's landscape is uneven. As a result, the majority of the city's roads, particularly those leading away from the city center, are curvy and small. As a result, it is wise to maintain lower speeds and pay attention to other drivers if using these roads. Despite this, driving in Mount Pleasant is smooth because most of the roads are kept in good condition and drivers follow all traffic laws to the letter. In order to prevent making a wrong turn if you are unfamiliar with city driving, you need exercise caution when navigating the busy crossroads of U.S. Highway 17 at Mathis Ferry Road and Venning Road.
  • You should expect many jaywalkers when driving your rental car in Mount Pleasant. Oftentimes, they may cross the streets without showing any signals. Be on the lookout when approaching and overtaking them not to cause accidents. Also, the city has several intersections that confuse you when navigating the streets. If you are unfamiliar with the city streets, ask your car rental agency to install a navigation system in your car rental. Most of them are well-equipped to help you navigate hassle-free.
  • Every time you drive in Mount Pleasant with your child, you must follow the child seat regulations set forth by South Carolina law. According to these regulations, any child under the age of 8 years or less than 4'9"tall must always ride in a suitable child restraint system. Depending on the child's age and/or height, such devices can be an infant seat, a child car seat, or a booster seat. With any of the cheap car rentals in Mount Pleasant, you can conveniently get any of these special child features for an extra daily fee.
  • Mount Pleasant is one of the cities in the U.S that is affected by traffic congestion. Long delays are expected in most streets within the city during rush hours. You should avoid the trip during rush hours if possible. Also, avoid using busy intersections that might cause you long delays. For instance, you should avoid using Dundas Streets West at Dupont Street, Annette Street, and Highway 41 from 7 am to 9 am. Instead, you can navigate street 35 and 2nd street 29464.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Mount Pleasant for $66 or less
  • Book your rental car in Mount Pleasant at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Mount Pleasant are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Mount Pleasant

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Mount Pleasant?

    On average a rental car in Mount Pleasant costs $75 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 Mount Pleasant found in the last 2 weeks is $43.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Mount Pleasant?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($62/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Mount Pleasant?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Mount Pleasant is Budget (6.1, 64 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Mount Pleasant?

    The average gas price in Mount Pleasant is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Mount Pleasant?

    Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Mount Pleasant.

  • Which car rental companies are at Charleston airport (CHS)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Charleston airport (CHS)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Mount Pleasant?

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

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Mount Pleasant?

    An Economy car rental in Mount Pleasant costs $42 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Mount Pleasant?

    An Intermediate car rental in Mount Pleasant costs $48 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Mount Pleasant?

    A Standard car rental in Mount Pleasant costs $50 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Mount Pleasant?

    In Mount Pleasant, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 6258 Rivers Ave (13 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Mount Pleasant?

    On average a rental car in Mount Pleasant costs $528 per week ($75 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Mount Pleasant costs $2,265 per month ($75 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Mount Pleasant?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Mount Pleasant?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 2 car rental agencies in Mount Pleasant.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Mount Pleasant?

    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 Mount Pleasant?

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

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Mount Pleasant?

    The most recommended rental car in Mount Pleasant is an intermediate car. The car is small and economical when you need a parking lot. It's also suitable for saving fuel. Additionally, the vehicle can easily navigate all types of roads, whether smoothly tarmacked or rough and give you a hassle-free trip.

  • Are there toll roads in Mount Pleasant?

    Several roads in the city need drivers (those driving rental cars included) to pay for the tolls whenever they use them. One of the prominent toll routes you might take while traveling through Mount Pleasant is the Chesapeake Expressway.

  • What’s the speed limit in Mount Pleasant and the environs?

    Speed limits vary from one street to another when you are driving Mount Pleasant car rental. However, the set speed limit in most streets is 35mph. But when driving along Dear Creek Drive, the speed limit is 25pmh. The city has traffic signals along the city streets, and the speed limit can change from one time to another. Also, the city has speed cameras. Be careful when driving your car rental in Mount Pleasant because you may be served with traffic tickets, or your license could be suspended.

  • How convenient is it to rent an electric car from Mount Pleasant?

    With about 13 public charging stations across Mount Pleasant, you have nothing to worry about if you are to rent an electric car in the city. This is because you can conveniently recharge your car and continue exploring the city. These EV charging stations are both Level 2 and Level 3.

  • Where are the best places to park in Mount Pleasant?

    Mount Pleasant has many places you can park your rental car. However, Visitor Center Parking Garage and Charleston County Public Library are the recommended places to park your car rental for free. Other locations offering parking services at affordable prices include Battery and Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. When you park your rental car in Mount Pleasant, always adhere to the parking regulations.

Mount Pleasant car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.9

Very good

56 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.5

4 locations in Mount Pleasant

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Locations in Mount Pleasant

1145 Johnnie Dodds Blvd

+1 843 881 2489

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

398 Meeting Street

+1 843 723 6215

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

619 Marina Dr

+1 843 800 3074

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

933 Folly Rd

+1 843 556 7889

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Friendly and easy to work with in regards to rental. SUV had a few minor issue's: idling at traffic light it was jumpy & had to shut off vehicle a few times, turn it back on to shift gears!

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The didn’t have a car for me, they didn’t even call me back. I had to go to Lowe’s to rent a truck, can you believe that!’

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast and attentive service received both visits when picking up our SUVs at the Mt Pleasant SC Location (1145 Johnnie Dodds). The team is solid. We received phone calls day prior to confirm, and the timing was great for our specific situations, and our concerns were always taken care of. Staff (Elliot) went above and beyond not to educate us about our rental and potential upgrade/ insurance options but made us feel confident we got a good rate. We were new to the area and he even recommended his favorite places to eat or visit. We really appreciated the warm welcome and exceptional service. Our second time we just did a rewrite (name care another month) Elliot serviced the car, he even washed it and filled the windshield fluid. He also spent the time helping us apply our Rental points for enterprise plus. Even though we are staying in Folly Beach, we would definitely go back to that location and rent again.

Cons:

Nada.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly and pick up and drop off was very easy. The price was very good for a 30 day rental.

Cons:

The car could have been a little cleaner inside and out.

7.6 Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

all good

Cons:

location of property

2.0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I reserved a car but when I got there they did not even have my name and all of their cars were booked! I had to rent from Hertz next door!

1 out of 11

Hertz

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

4 locations in Mount Pleasant

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1561 Johnnie Dodds Blvd

+1 843 856 9766

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

2700 N Hwy 17 Unit #140f

+1 843 388 9504

Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00

2821 Azalea Dr

+1 843 480 4311

Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00

4565 Gaynor Ave

+1 843 767 4554

Monday00:00 - 00:0004:00 - 23:59
Tuesday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Wednesday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Thursday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Friday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:0004:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I paid, had a confirmation number my credit card was charged but the agency had no cars for me.

9.2 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pickup and return, employees all very nice

Cons:

Booked a full size car which they didn't have available. They upgraded to Ford Escape which was comfortable but not what I ordered.

4.4 Mediocre

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very basic SUV rental

Cons:

Santa Fe had a lot of miles and did not ride well at all. the seats were uncomfortable and drove more like a truck. Was not pleasant to be in for long periods of time. The main hertz Office on Hwy 17 Mt Pleasant the associates were very unhelpful and did not seem to care. When I expressed interest in what type of vehicle I may be getting. They would not let me put in a preference and did not even attempt to help in anyway. They do not know anything about good customer service and to keep clients. The gentleman at the Brickyard location was very helpful when I returned it. That did leave a better impression on me.

8.0 Very good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up/drop off

Cons:

Would like more car options

1 out of 2

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Mount Pleasant

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390 Meeting Street

+1 843 577 5195

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
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8.0 Very good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Nice, new clean car, fast service

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Picking up the car took under 10 minutes. Dropping off took about 5 minutes. So easy! I really appreciated that. I thought it was a bit expensive though.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Will never use them again

7.9 Good

Jun 2021

KAYAK
It was a quick and easy in-and-out experience. It was not personable but that is okay.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Booked a rental car for my trip to Charleston. Thankfully, I saw the scathingly terrible reviews and decided to call ahead to make sure my reserved car was there. Very rude woman said "no cars here" and when I asked if there was another place that had some (even though I already had a reservation) she just hung up. Terrible experience.

Cons:

Actually honoring your customers reservations and coming through with a promised vehicle rental. Or, just a thought, do not allow bookings when you know there are not vehicles available!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Glad I got a car. Charleston was out.

Cons:

All good

1 out of 23

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Mount Pleasant

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390 Meeting Street

+1 843 577 9705

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Terrible. Waited in line at desk, paid and headed to garage. Then waited over an hour for a vehicle. No cars and not nice staff.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
They did an excellent job.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

should’ve have been more courteous send us an email explaining the company has no vehicles before the date of pickup, I lost a day of work thinking my reservation was good but I was told “Life happens “

Cons:

Notifications or warnings before the date of pickup

6.0 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off was quick and easy.

Cons:

Car smelled of cigarette smoke.

6.4 Okay

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was givenTo us with only a quarter of a tank of gas. The clerk said that he would put this in the computer and we would not be charged for a full tank upon return. He did not document this in the computer. Upon pick up, we noticed several ants crawling out of the ventilation system. When trying to phone Avis to tell them about this and for the potential of exchanging the car, the agent was unable to help us in anyway. She would not put us through to any other customer service agent, And she indicated that she was unable to document this in our record. So, in essence we picked up a car that had only a quarter of a tank of gas and was crawling with ants.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Service friendly. Great price!

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 10

214 travelers who rented a car in Mount Pleasant gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

Car rental locations in or near Mount Pleasant

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Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$75/day

Good deal

$66/day

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