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Cheap Car Rentals in Charleston, WV

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Charleston, WV Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyDOLLAR
Price of gas per gallon$3.82
Average price per day$64
Cheapest price per day$36

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Charleston?

January

$65

February

$67

March

$66

April

$72

May

$71

June

$74

July

$73

August

$66

September

$62

October

$70

November

$73

December

$79

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Charleston is September. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in Charleston, WV

Small is the cheapest car type you can rent in Charleston this past week from 14 rental locations out of 10 rental agencies. Prices for a Charleston Small rental start from $40/day. Check out available deals for 5 car types currently offered at listed car rental agencies here:

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Small Cars

$60 - $99

All Car Types

$74 - $107

To rent a Small car in Charleston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $73/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Charleston, the United States (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$99/day). In fact, August is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Charleston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charleston, renting a Small car saves you 18% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Charleston Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Charleston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $73/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Charleston, the United States (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$93/day). In fact, September is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Charleston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charleston, renting a Medium car saves you 18% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Charleston Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Charleston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $87/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Charleston, the United States (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$119/day). In fact, September is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Charleston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charleston, renting a Large car saves you 2% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Charleston Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Charleston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $94/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Charleston, the United States (~$72/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$126/day). In fact, November is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Charleston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charleston, renting a SUV car is 6% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Charleston SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Charleston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $107/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Charleston, the United States (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$131/day). In fact, February is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Charleston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charleston, renting a Van car is 17% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Luxury car in Charleston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $109/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Charleston, the United States (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$167/day). In fact, November is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Charleston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charleston, renting a Luxury car is 19% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

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Top rental agencies in Charleston, WV

All major car rental suppliers in Charleston, WV

Hertz

10.0
Wonderful
10 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

National

10.0
Wonderful
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Avis

9.5
Wonderful
6 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.5

Overall

9.5

Pick-up/drop-off

9.5

Value

9.3

Budget

8.3
Very good
8 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

7.6

Dollar

8.3
Very good
11 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

8.4

Enterprise

7.6
Good
19 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.0

Alamo

3 reviews1 location

Easirent

1 location

Best Charleston, WV Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in Charleston?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $64/day when booking a rental car in Charleston. The best deal a user found was for $36/day from Dollar, booked on Jul. 28.

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Charleston?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (10.0 rating), Hertz (10.0 rating) and Avis (9.5 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Charleston.

What are gas prices like in Charleston?

The average gas price in Charleston is $3.82/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $45 and $66 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Charleston for a week from Dollar?

Dollar is one of the most popular car rental companies in Charleston, offering car rentals for around $355 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Charleston for the best price?

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting the vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 12% on your car rental. For a below average price in Charleston, Cheapflights recommends booking your car rental at least 75 days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Charleston?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Charleston for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Charleston for a month?

Generally, a month-long car rental in Charleston can be found for about $1,521, with the average price for a rental being around $51 a day. Book with Dollar, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 51% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Charleston.

How much is a car rental in Charleston for a weekend?

$74 is typically the average cost for a rental car for the weekend in Charleston, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when traveling to Charleston, then opt for a Compact rental vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of March, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as $69/day.

What car do most people rent in Charleston?

The majority of Cheapflights travelers prefer to rent a Compact (Nissan Versa) in Charleston, making it the most popular option.

Luxury Car Rentals in Charleston, WV

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Van Rentals in Charleston, WV

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Car type options available for Charleston, WV

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