Car hire at Charleston Airport

Car hire at Charleston Airport

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Charleston, SC, United States - Charleston
2 Jun — 9 Jun
Same drop-off
Charleston, SC, United States - Charleston
Thu 2/6
Noon
Thu 9/6
Noon
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Cheap car rentals in Charleston Airport

EconomyC$ 145/day
CompactC$ 147/day
IntermediateC$ 147/day
StandardC$ 148/day
Full-sizeC$ 146/day
Full-size SUVC$ 227/day
LuxuryC$ 183/day
ConvertibleC$ 198/day
Compact SUVC$ 185/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 189/day
Standard SUVC$ 197/day
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Charleston Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
9 Excellent (149 reviews)
1 location in Charleston Airport
Alamo
Locations in Charleston Airport
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 8.7
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Rated #2
Hertz
8.4 Excellent (266 reviews)
1 location in Charleston Airport
Hertz
Locations in Charleston Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
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Rated #3
Budget
6.8 Good (149 reviews)
1 location in Charleston Airport
Budget
Locations in Charleston Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
  • 6.8
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Rated #4
Thrifty
6.2 Good (360 reviews)
1 location in Charleston Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Charleston Airport
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 5.6
  • 6.5
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Rated #5
Enterprise
8.4 Excellent (57 reviews)
1 location in Charleston Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Charleston Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
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Rated #6
Avis
6.8 Good (41 reviews)
1 location in Charleston Airport
Avis
Locations in Charleston Airport
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
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Rated #7
Dollar
6.1 Good (93 reviews)
1 location in Charleston Airport
Dollar
Locations in Charleston Airport
  • 6.3
  • 6.7
  • 6
  • 5.6
  • 6.2
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Rated #8
National
9.1 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Charleston Airport
National
Locations in Charleston Airport
  • 10
  • 8.5
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Charleston Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Charleston Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Charleston Airport
Easirent
Locations in Charleston Airport
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1119 travellers who rented a car in Charleston Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations at Charleston Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 160/day

Good deal

C$ 144/day

Top tips for renting a car at Charleston Airport

  • Charleston Airport is about a 15min drive from the city center via I-26E and US-78 E. Bus service from the airport is limited to downtown and the North Charleston areas. Therefore, car rental at Charleston Airport is the easiest and the quickest way to get to your hotel or vacation rental. Although you can book a rental car when you land, if you're traveling from Monday through Thursday during business hours, it is recommended that you make a reservation. This is because airport traffic can be busy during these hours.
  • You can rent a car at the airport from numerous national brand companies. Some car rentals at Charleston Airport are convenient because they are in the terminal, such as Budget and Avis. Look for signs pointing you to the rental car area. Other rental agencies, such as Dollar, Sunnycars, and Thrifty, are offsite. These agencies, however, will shuttle you from the airport to their offices. To catch the shuttle, follow the signs located outside of the baggage claim. Note that Dollar and Thrifty share a shuttle because they are in the same location.
  • Most of the car rentals at Charleston Airport are open seven days a week. They open at around 7 am and close at midnight. If, however, you need to return your car outside of those hours, you can do so. Simply lock the vehicle and leave both your contract and key in dropbox. For agencies with kiosks at the airport, there is a dropbox right by the desk. Dollar and Thrifty, who are offsite, are also open from 7 am until midnight. Although you can return the car after hours, it could be a problem getting back to the airport if the shuttle is not running.
  • Rent a specialty vehicle, such as a sporty convertible or an open-air jeep, to drive during your beach vacation to South Carolina. SUVs or sedans with large trunks are available for travelers who plan to drive to nearby Myrtle Beach for a day of shopping or golfing and need extra space for their bags or sporting equipment. Check out Alamo, Hertz, Dollar, or Budget to rent one of these car types.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Charleston Airport for C$ 142 or less
  • Book your rental car at Charleston Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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