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Charleston, SC, United States7 Nov — 14 Nov
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Charleston car rental information

Pick-up locationCharleston
Rental locations19
Airport locations9

Charleston car rental reviews and directory

From ₪144/dayRated #1
Alamo
Most popular
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (130 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Alamo
Locations in Charleston
5500 International Blvd+1 833 969 2383
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 9.1
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  • 8.9
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  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Jun 09
Pros: Staff was super friendly and efficient, pick up was quick
10.0 Excellent2020 May 27
Pros: Very efficient staff. The entire process was painless
10.0 Excellent2020 Mar 18
Cons: Nice fast check in and great car for rental! Thank You!
10.0 Excellent2020 Feb 10
Pros: Everything was wonderful
8.0 Excellent2020 Jan 28
Pros: The staff was friendly but did not listen when running payment so it turned into a mess. They ran my card 3 times charging it 3 times.Cons: Not running my card 3 times and me spending 45 minutes getting it straightened out with bank.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jan 27
Pros: Easy drop off, friendly staff.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jan 26
Pros: Very easy to pick up and drop off.
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 31
Pros: Friendly helpful staff.Cons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre2019 Dec 09
Pros: NothinCons: When yall can be more clear on things
8.0 Excellent2019 Dec 03
Pros: helpful staffCons: check tire pressure light was on. back tire needed air.
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Rated #2
Hertz
8 Excellent (313 reviews)
2 locations in Charleston
Hertz
Locations in Charleston
3025 Ashley Town Center Drive+1 843 573 2147
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
5500 International Blvd+1 843 767 4554
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 16
Pros: Staff was excellent, great service!!Cons: Nothing!!
8.0 Excellent2020 Oct 04
Pros: Was upgraded to better car due to previous bad experience
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 23
Pros: Ladies at the counter inside the airport were very courteous and professionalCons: First car smelled of smoke and had cigarette burns in the upholstery. I took the car back to the airport and they switched it. When I brought it back the person at the stop off was sitting in a van and didn't,t come out for a while, then said I had cracked a bumper which was not done by me but nobody had checked the replacement car
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 18
Cons: they were closed when I went to pick up the car so I didn't have a vehicle.
10.0 Excellent2020 Feb 21
Pros: great customerCons: nothing
9.6 Excellent2020 Feb 04
Cons: The third seat is hard for older adults to get in and out of - agility is a must.
8.8 Excellent2019 Nov 13
Pros: The woman checking me in was unfriendly but efficient.Cons: Only the 'reception'.
10.0 Excellent2019 Nov 06
Pros: Pick up and drop off quick and easy.
10.0 Excellent2019 Oct 31
Pros: Pick-Up and Drop-off were super easy! The car was great. Clean/spacious.
9.6 Excellent2019 Oct 29
Cons: Shuttle between the airport and rental location. Renting off site saved $250. A Uber back and forth was $36. Great savings, easy checkin and return
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Rated #3
Budget
7.4 Good (175 reviews)
3 locations in Charleston
Budget
Locations in Charleston
2070 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard+1 843 573 9144
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday12:00 - 14:00
390 Meeting Street+1 843 577 5195
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
5500 International Blvd+1 843 552 1771
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 23
Pros: It was terrible.Cons: The car had clearly not been clean before it’s last customer....in the middle of a pandemic. When I called to complain they offered little to no help that was meaningful, just apologies.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 14
Cons: When you make a reservation and show up at the said time for the reservation to find out that they have no cars.....that’s pretty messed up! On vacation and needed the car for that days plans only to to told sorry, we don’t have any cars. To top it all of they did the same thing to three other people. Thank god Enterprise what next door and had just enough cars available to help everyone out!
4.0 Okay2020 Sep 14
Pros: short line to pick up car.Cons: Car was lower grade than advertised. Smelled of cigarette smoke and unpleasant odor of upholstery cleaner/deodorizer. Quite a long walk in the humidity and heat (without shade or covered walkway) to terminal from drop-off.
6.0 Good2020 Sep 13
Pros: Car was niceCons: Wasn’t any other large SUVs so I had to pay for premium which I didn’t plan for
4.0 Okay2020 Sep 11
Cons: No masks being worn by employees at the pickup in Charleston. Car smelled of smoke. Steering wheel and middle console were grimy. No employees available at drop off in Savannah even though it was midday on a Thursday.
8.0 Excellent2020 Aug 19
Pros: The car was great on gas !Cons: The carxpuld of wen cleaner, windows were dirty and it smelled like smoke that they were trying to cover up.
4.8 Okay2020 Jun 22
Pros: Budget did not have any cars when I arrived to pick up my reservation. When I asked them to call their office at the local airport to reserve a car there, they said they did not have the phone number. Agent referred me to competitors down the street suggesting I would have better luck with them.Cons: When someone reserves a car, have one available. That's what reservations are for, right?
5.2 Okay2020 Jun 22
Pros: Drop off was very easy.Cons: Staff member at pickup was not very friendly or transparent with fees. I had to ask what I was being charged multiple times in order to decline certain coverage. The car itself was not a good value. The vehicle was not very clean (found fake nail in backseat, car was sandy).
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jun 20
Cons: They didn't have a car for me after reserving early. Will never do business with them again.
9.2 Excellent2020 Jun 07
Pros: Both staff were excellent in spite of everything going on todayCons: right front felt out of balance or alignment so a little vibration to the car
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Rated #4
Enterprise
8.1 Excellent (99 reviews)
5 locations in Charleston
Enterprise
Locations in Charleston
2004 Savannah Hwy+1 843 556 7889
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
2440 Savannah Hwy+1 843 766 5160
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
398 Meeting Street+1 843 723 6215
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
5500 International Blvd # 114+1 833 969 2385
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
619 Marina Dr+1 843 800 3074
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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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 19
Pros: The return staffCons: Not being lied to about price
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 03
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.
4.4 Okay2020 Jul 27
Cons: Gas was empty fuel light was on with zero miles to empty. Washer fluid was dry not even a drop.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 07
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.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Aug 14
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!
9.6 Excellent2019 Apr 15
Pros: Staff were very friendly and positive and helpful. Car was immaculate and perfect for us.Cons: Need more folks to help here. originally we were told to wait to turn the car in! then we were able to leave and trust that they would confirm the car is ok. the staff is great, just understaffed.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Apr 07
Cons: The place to pick up the car, could have been open so I could actually get the car. I should never have had an rental scheduled and confirmed from a buyer lace that was not open. The entire last day of my vacation was ruined by not having a car available.
4.4 Okay2019 Jan 21
Pros: location.Cons: Rude staff, told us our rental was not available, dirty rental car, overcharged from booked price.
9.2 Excellent2019 Jan 02
CharlestonPros: Bluetooth and great mileage.
8.0 Excellent2018 Jun 07
Great value!Pros: Overall everything was good!Cons: We had no idea we could not use our debit card. We had to do a run around to get this. I think if they would have let us know this before time, we would have been great!!
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Rated #5
Avis
7.4 Good (53 reviews)
3 locations in Charleston
Avis
Locations in Charleston
2070 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard Space 804+1 843 402 9626
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday12:00 - 14:00
390 Meeting Street+1 843 577 9705
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
5500 International Blvd+1 843 767 7030
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 7.5
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  • 7.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2020 Sep 06
Pros: We received an upgrade car from the one we reserved. Drop off at ATL airport rental car center was quick and convenient.Cons: Pickup at CHS was a little slow. Car had a strong smoker smell, but we didn’t want to delay our trip any further by going back to ask for another one.
6.0 Good2020 Jun 10
Pros: Pick up and drop off was quick and easy.Cons: Car smelled of cigarette smoke.
6.4 Good2019 Nov 02
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.
9.6 Excellent2019 Aug 17
Pros: Staff at both pick up and drop off were excellent, very polite and helpful. Drop off location in Charlotte was a little difficult to find/notice due to location and store frontage, but figured it out after calling that office.Cons: Drop off location signage.
6.8 Good2019 Jul 23
Pros: Check in process fairly quick.Cons: Chose to return car with gas full with gas I bought. In the check in process in rental return they added $15.88 for gas. He could not remove it in the lot. Had to go inside and wait in line. She said that because I drove less than 74 miles, it adds that charge no matter. This is not right.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Oct 13
$700 debit card depositCons: I expected $200 plus rental. WOW. Denied. Stuck on a Sunday with limited options. Had to borrow a friends car. I understand it was my responsibility to check ahead but i rent cars. Never 700
10.0 Excellent2018 Aug 23
Pros: The lady @Mansell office was super sweet and knew her customers..and, waited for someone running late,with an EXCEPTIONAL ATTITUDE..so I give this an excellent rating.. the staff at Charlston airport, not as helpful,organized friendly or knowledgeable..I had my reservation and rental policy insurance ready for her to see, and she said" drivers license and credit card" then asked for what I was prepared to show her..Short, slow line..
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 02
Pros: Service friendly. Great price!Cons: Nothing
4.0 Okay2018 Jun 19
Cons: The rental offfice at 390 Meeting St was closed when I went to pick up my car so I had to arrange a new rental the following day. The office was at the Sears Auto Center which is closing and the Avis people could’t open up until 15 minutes late. My rental was for one day and cost me $150 which did. include $30 for insurance. The Avis agents were courteous but my overall experience was not good. Avis is moving out of the Sears Auto Center as I understand it. As for the office at Meeting St, I had called Avis and was lead to believe I couldn’t get the car until after 12 but the office closed at 12.
8.0 Excellent2018 May 12
Pros: Good basic transportationCons: Long wait at counter. Unclear directions on where to get car.
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From ₪120/dayRated #6
National
Cheapest deal
9.1 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
National
Locations in Charleston
5500 International Blvd+1 833 969 2384
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 10
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 May 31
Pros: Great car cleanCons: Nothing
Sunnycars
2 locations in Charleston
Sunnycars
Locations in Charleston
2039 Savannah Highway
5500 Interbnational Boulevard
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Easirent
1 location in Charleston
Easirent
Locations in Charleston
Charleston International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
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774 travelers who rented a car in Charleston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car rental locations in or near Charleston

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

₪142/day

Good deal

₪133/day

When to book a rental car in Charleston

Top tips for renting a car in Charleston

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Charleston for ₪133 or less
  • Book your rental car in Charleston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Charleston are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Charleston

  • Some car rental companies in Charleston which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo and National

  • On average a rental car in Charleston costs ₪142 per day.

  • Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Charleston.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Charleston are Alamo (8.7, 202 reviews), Enterprise (8.4, 319 reviews), and Hertz (8.0, 350 reviews).

  • Car rental companies onsite at AFB-Municipal airport include Alamo and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from AFB-Municipal airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, and National.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Charleston costs ₪129 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Charleston costs ₪149 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Charleston costs ₪809 per day, on average.

  • In Charleston, cars are most frequently rented at Alamo 5500 International Blvd (16 km from city center ).

  • On average a rental car in Charleston costs ₪996 per week (₪142 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Charleston costs ₪4,267 per month (₪142 per day).