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Budget car rental prices at Charleston Airport

EconomyC$ 120/day
CompactC$ 120/day
IntermediateC$ 121/day
StandardC$ 140/day
Full-sizeC$ 121/day
PremiumC$ 159/day
Passenger VanC$ 342/day
LuxuryC$ 145/day
ConvertibleC$ 168/day
Pick-up truckC$ 165/day
CoupeC$ 154/day
Premium coupeC$ 175/day
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Pick up was terrible. Took over an hour because cars were not ready or available even though I had a reservation. Inefficient process of waiting in a line inside the airport and then another line just as long in the parking deck.Reviewed 9 May 2023
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After waiting for two hours, I was told that there were no cars available at this location and the persons working there were no help. I had to switch my reservation to the Charleston Airport myself. The budget employee stated that they were unable to do so themselves.Reviewed 1 May 2023
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Everything was great…. Exterior of car was dirty, but car inside was clean. Brand new- 8 miles on odometer… we used car for a southern states road trip, ending in Dallas. Great trip.Reviewed 24 Apr. 2023
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Picking up a car at the airport to go one way was a disaster. It took me two hours to get my rental car. They had one person in the garage getting the cars for people. It was disorganized lack of staff. I will never use Avis rental car services again. When it was time to drop off my car back at the airport, that was a hot mess as well. No one there to tell me what to do. I sat in the car for 10 minutes before I decided just to park it and leave the keys in it. I absolutely terrible management.Reviewed 24 Apr. 2023
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The pickup process at the airport took two hours. Budget/Avis only had one person checking people in at the counter which was not adequate for the number of people waiting to pickup a car. Also, the cars were not available at the airport for pickup so we all had to wait again to be picked up by a shuttle van to drive us to another parking lot to get a car. The entire process took over 2 hours, which is unacceptable. Budget/Avis was the only company at the airport having this issue. I will not rent from them again at the Charleston airport.Reviewed 20 Apr. 2023
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Budget sucksReviewed 19 Apr. 2023
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This was the worst rental experience I have ever had. After waiting in one line to check in for my car, I had to wait in another line for almost an hour and a half to actually get a car because there weren’t any available. Of course, the representative at the counter did not mention anything about this as I was checking in. So I was late for something very important as a result. The car was very dirty on the inside, it smelled horrible, and the first of multiple service lights came on within the first day. There was nothing I liked about the experience at all other than having some form of transport, and the whole entire experience could have, and should have, been better.Reviewed 18 Apr. 2023
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My group waited for 5 hours to get our vehicle. The Charleston Airport Budget Car Rental simply could not handle the amount of people in need of a rental car.Reviewed 18 Apr. 2023
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What a mess. I got to the rental car booth to pick up my car only to be told that I had to go back into the terminal to get my information to then go back to stand in another line to get my car. I waited about an extra 20 minutes and ended up missing part of an event which was the whole reason I flew into SC. The worker getting the cars really needed extra support. When I got my car, it was DIRTY. There were dried leaves and junk all over the car. It was actually embarrassing to drive it was so dirty. The car was only filled about 2/3 of gas. The car drove fine other than my vision was blocked by all the crud on the back windshield. When I went to return the car, there was one worker and about 50 cars piled up and blocking the entrance to return the car. I had to park on a throughway in the garage and just left the car there and let the worker know. Seems like they were way understaffed as there were about 15 people lined up being shuttled to another budget location to get their cars. What a mess. Overall poor experience, especially for what I paid.Reviewed 17 Apr. 2023
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Another horrible experience with Budget. This will be the last time I ever use them. Insanely long waits for cars that never come (second time in a row). Absurdly rude and obnoxious personnel—like laughably rude, yelling at customers. Had to take a car too small for my family just to get out of the airport in less than two hours. Car smelled like cigarettes. Could go on and on but what’s the point. I’d rather spend the time telling everyone I know to never use them.Reviewed 16 Apr. 2023
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We waited in the rental line at Charleston airport for 1 hour to fill out paperwork to pick up the car. We thought we were in the clear as we headed to the garage….we were wrong. Another HOUR wait to receive the car. Car itself was great and drop off had no issues. But 2 hour wait to pickup is unacceptable.Reviewed 16 Apr. 2023
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Canceled the reservation 3 days in advance and they kept 150 dollars for their inconvenience. Don’t rent with this company.Reviewed 16 Apr. 2023
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Budget car rentals near Charleston Airport

5500 International Blvd, Budget car rentals


5500 International Blvd


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+1 843 552 1771


7685 Northwoods Boulevard


Monday08:00 - 18:00
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+1 843 553 5660

Top tips for renting a car from Budget at Charleston Airport

  • Book your rental car at Charleston Airport from Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars from Budget at Charleston Airport are around 100% cheaper than other car types, on average

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