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Cheap Car Rentals in Charleston

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Charleston Car Rentals in 2022

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per gallon$4.50
Average price per day$127
Cheapest price per day$44

Cheapest time to rent a car in Charleston

January

$74

February

$85

March

$107

April

$117

May

$111

June

$114

July

$116

August

$109

September

$89

October

$109

November

$101

December

$95

Top rental agencies in Charleston

All major car rental suppliers in Charleston
5.8
Okay
145 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

5.8
8.7
Excellent
81 reviews1 location
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Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.5
7.0
Good
82 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.9
6.0
Good
84 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

6.1
5.6
Okay
57 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

5.8
10.0
Excellent
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0
2 locations
1 location

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Charleston?

To get car rentals in Charleston, you will have to present a valid driver’s license along with a credit card matching the name of the driver. If this license is from a different country and not in English, they may ask for an International Driver’s Permit as well to pick up rental cars in Charleston.

What are the rules for driving in Charleston?

When driving your Charleston car rentals, remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road. It’s also mandatory for all passengers to wear a fastened seatbelt while in a moving vehicle, even those in the backseats of a passenger van rental. It’s illegal for drivers to have more than 0.08% of blood alcohol content. It’s also a good idea to check out the department of motor vehicles to make sure there aren’t any new updates.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Charleston?

Charleston can get quite busy during rush hour, especially in the downtown area. When picking out a cheap car rental in Charleston, if you are planning on exploring the city you may want to opt for an electric car rental or a compact vehicle. This South Carolina city is also known for its beaches. If this is your plan for your time visiting the city, look for car rentals in Charleston that have extra cargo space like an SUV, especially for those coming with children. The car rental locations in Charleston offer a wide variety of categories to suit your needs.

What are the best places to park in Charleston?

There are various places to park your rental cars in Charleston. The city has both on-street and off-street parking areas. If you find an on-street parking spot for your Charleston car rentals, the parking is metered during the day except on Sundays. There are about 15 parking garages across the city, as well as a few metered and non-metered parking lots. This can be a good place to park your cheap car rental in Charleston, especially during peak hours or on the weekends. In the more residential areas surrounding Charleston, you may find free spots. Just keep an eye out for any signs restricting car parking.