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Charleston, WV car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Charleston, WV. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on April 23, 2024.

Most popular company

ENTERPRISE

Price of gas per gallon

$3.90

Average price per day

$67

Cheapest price per day

$35

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Charleston, WV and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on April 23, 2024.

January

$59

February

$57

March

$65

April

$59

May

$61

June

$63

July

$66

August

$59

September

$53

October

$53

November

$53

December

$61

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Charleston is September. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. 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.

Compare available car types for rental in Charleston, WV

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Charleston, WV to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on April 23, 2024.

Small cars

$50 - $78

All Car Types

$64 - $93

To rent a small car in Charleston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $64/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Charleston, the United States (~$50/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$78/day). In fact, September is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Charleston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charleston, renting a small car saves you 16% 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 car 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 $65/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Charleston, the United States (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$78/day). In fact, October is about 16% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Charleston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charleston, renting a medium car saves you 14% 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 car 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 $81/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Charleston, the United States (~$65/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$104/day). In fact, October is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Charleston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charleston, renting a large car is 7% 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 large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Charleston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $90/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Charleston, the United States (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$115/day). In fact, September is about 23% 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 is 16% 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 in Charleston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $104/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a van in Charleston, the United States (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$122/day). In fact, February is about 25% 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 is 27% 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 van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Charleston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $110/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Charleston, the United States (~$71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$189/day). In fact, October is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Charleston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charleston, renting a luxury car is 31% 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 convertible in Charleston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $84/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Charleston, the United States (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$109/day). In fact, April is about 8% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Charleston. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charleston, renting a convertible is 10% 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.

Nissan Versa$35/day
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Nissan Versa
Mitsubishi Mirage$35/day
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Mitsubishi Mirage
Chevrolet Spark$52/day
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Chevrolet Spark

Tips for renting a car in Charleston

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Charleston, WV including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on April 23, 2024.
  • Public transportation in Charleston can be unreliable and limited. Renting cheap car rentals in Charleston allows you to create your own schedule and avoid the stress of trying to navigate unfamiliar routes and schedules. Renting a car in Charleston is also relatively inexpensive. You can easily find affordable rental options as there are a variety of rental agencies to choose from. With a car, you have the freedom to take side trips and spontaneous adventures without worrying about scheduling conflicts. You can easily visit Charleston's historic downtown, take a scenic drive through the Kanawha State Forest, or venture out to the nearby Appalachian Mountains.
  • To rent a car in Charleston, you must be at least 21 years old, but some rental car companies may require drivers to be 25 or older. Drivers under 25 may be subject to a daily fee called a "young driver fee." You must also have a valid driver's license from your country of origin and an International Driving Permit if English is not your first language. In addition, you must have car insurance that covers you while driving a rental car. If you don't have insurance, rental car companies may provide coverage for an additional fee. You must have a valid credit card in your name as most rental car companies do not accept cash or debit cards.
  • There are some unique things to look out for when driving cheap car rentals in Charleston. The city has a winding nature on many streets, as well as the many hills and bridges that can make navigation challenging. Another thing to be aware of is the prevalence of large trucks on the roads. These are often transporting goods to and from the many industrial and commercial sites in the city and can be intimidating to navigate around. Additionally, drivers should be aware of the high volume of pedestrians, particularly in downtown areas, where there are many shops, restaurants, and other attractions.

Top rental agencies in Charleston, WV

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Charleston, WV known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Charleston, WV. Reviews were last updated on April 23, 2024.
Rent a vehicle with one of these top rental car agencies serving Charleston, such as Hertz, National and Avis. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a rental car agency.

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

9.3

Value

9.1

Alamo

9.1
Wonderful
4 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.2

Overall

9.2

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

9.0

Budget

8.8
Very good
10 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

8.3

Dollar

8.2
Very good
11 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

8.2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.4
Okay
19 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

5.6

Easirent

1 location

Best Charleston, WV car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Charleston, WV. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Charleston, WV with an average daily rate of $44. Data was last updated on April 23, 2024.
Peruse the best Charleston car rental deals we've found. If these deals don't completely appeal to you, check back soon for alternative offers.
Nissan Versa$35/day
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Nissan Versa
Mitsubishi Mirage$35/day
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Mitsubishi Mirage
Mini Countryman$36/day
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Mini Countryman

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Charleston, WV, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on April 23, 2024.
  • What are the conditions of roads in Charleston?

    Roads in Charleston are generally well-maintained especially the major highways. Charleston is located at the intersection of several major highways, including Interstate 64, Interstate 77, and U.S. Route 119. These highways are typically well-maintained and have high traffic volume, particularly during rush hour. The city also has several major roads, including Kanawha Boulevard, which runs along the Kanawha River, and MacCorkle Avenue, which runs through several neighborhoods. These roads can be congested during peak hours.

  • What is the most convenient place to rent a car in Charleston?

    The best place to rent a car in Charleston is at the airport. There are several airports that serve the city. Yeager Airport (CRW) is approximately 3 miles from Charleston. The rental car offices at Yeager Airport are located on the first floor of the terminal building, near the baggage claim area. Major rental car companies at CRW include Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. Raleigh County Memorial Airport (BKW) is located approximately 48 miles away from Charleston. The rental car office at BKW is located inside the terminal building, next to the baggage claim area.

  • Can I return Charleston car rentals to a different location?

    Yes, it is possible to return Charleston car rentals to a different location. However, there may be an added charge for this service, called a one-way rental fee. This fee varies depending on the rental car company and the drop-off location, so it is best to check with the rental company beforehand to understand the associated costs. Some rental companies may offer one-way rental options without an additional fee, depending on the drop-off location and length of the rental period. This can often be a convenient option if you are planning a road trip or are traveling between cities.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Charleston?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $67/day when booking a rental car in Charleston. The best deal a user found was for $35/day from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, booked on Apr. 14.

  • 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 Alamo (10.0 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 $3.90/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $46 and $67 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Charleston for a week from Enterprise Rent-A-Car?

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car is one of the most popular car rental companies in Charleston, offering car rentals for around $483 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 69% on your car rental. For a below average price in Charleston, Cheapflights recommends booking your car rental at least 80 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 $2,069, with the average price for a rental being around $69 a day. Book with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 54% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Charleston.

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

    $85 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 May, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as $75/day.

  • What car do most people rent in Charleston?

    The majority of Cheapflights travelers prefer to rent a Special (Class Special Car) in Charleston, making it the most popular option.

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Luxury car rentals in Charleston, WV

Find luxury car rental deals in Charleston, WV from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Charleston, WV cost an average of $89 per day. Price data was last updated on April 23, 2024.
Ride in luxury during your trip to Charleston by selecting one these great deals we've found. Double check the dates, pricing, and other key information of your reservation to make sure they're correct before proceeding.
Chrysler 300$75/day
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Chrysler 300
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$77/day
5
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$82/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Van rentals in Charleston, WV

Find van rental deals in Charleston, WV from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Charleston, WV cost an average of $85 per day. Price data was last updated on April 23, 2024.
In terms of van rentals in Charleston, these are some the best options we've found at this time. For alternative options, come back soon as deals are refreshed frequently.
Toyota Sienna$52/day
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Toyota Sienna
Nissan Quest$53/day
5
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Nissan Quest
Chrysler Pacifica$58/day
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Chrysler Pacifica

Car rentals by fuel type in Charleston, WV

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Charleston, WV. Deals were last updated on April 23, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Charleston, WV. There is currently 1 fuel type to choose from.

Hybrid

Hybrid

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