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Charlotte car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Charlotte. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 14, 2024.

Most popular company

HERTZ

Price of gas per gallon

$3.44

Average price per day

$52

Cheapest price per day

$22

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Charlotte 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 February 14, 2024.

January

$40

February

$44

March

$51

April

$57

May

$55

June

$53

July

$53

August

$51

September

$48

October

$56

November

$51

December

$46

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Charlotte is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is April. 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 Charlotte

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Charlotte to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 14, 2024.

Small cars

$39 - $61

All Car Types

$68 - $112

To rent a small car in Charlotte, the United States, you would pay an average price of $53/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Charlotte, the United States (~$39/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$61/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Charlotte. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charlotte, renting a small car saves you 42% 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 Charlotte small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Charlotte, the United States, you would pay an average price of $58/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Charlotte, the United States (~$47/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$69/day). In fact, January is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Charlotte. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charlotte, renting a medium car saves you 36% 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 Charlotte medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Charlotte, the United States, you would pay an average price of $88/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Charlotte, the United States (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$115/day). In fact, January is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Charlotte. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charlotte, renting a large car saves you 4% 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 Charlotte large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Charlotte, the United States, you would pay an average price of $72/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Charlotte, the United States (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$89/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Charlotte. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charlotte, renting a SUV saves you 20% 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 Charlotte SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Charlotte, the United States, you would pay an average price of $161/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a van in Charlotte, the United States (~$102/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$237/day). In fact, October is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Charlotte. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charlotte, renting a van is 44% 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 Charlotte van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Charlotte, the United States, you would pay an average price of $79/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Charlotte, the United States (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$178/day). In fact, May is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Charlotte. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charlotte, renting a pickup truck saves you 13% 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.

To rent a luxury car in Charlotte, the United States, you would pay an average price of $93/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Charlotte, the United States (~$69/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$129/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Charlotte. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charlotte, renting a luxury car is 4% 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 Charlotte luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Charlotte, the United States, you would pay an average price of $122/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Charlotte, the United States (~$79/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$158/day). In fact, February is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Charlotte. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Charlotte, renting a convertible 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.

Chevrolet Spark$22/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Kia Rio$25/day
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Kia Rio
Toyota Corolla$32/day
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Toyota Corolla

Tips for renting a car in Charlotte

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Charlotte including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on February 14, 2024.
  • Renting an electric vehicle in Charlotte can be a beneficial and eco-friendly choice. EVs are generally more energy-efficient than traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, resulting in lower fuel costs. Some rental companies may offer special incentives or discounts for renting EVs, making them a cost-effective option for your trip. Charlotte has been working on expanding its EV charging infrastructure, making it easier to find charging stations and ensuring you have sufficient range for your travel needs. In some areas, EVs are allowed to use carpool lanes even with just one occupant, which can significantly reduce travel time during peak hours.
  • Charlotte is located within a reasonable driving distance from various exciting day trip destinations. Drive to Asheville, North Carolina, and explore the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, visit the Biltmore Estate, and enjoy the vibrant arts and craft scene in downtown Asheville. Make your way to Greenville, South Carolina and discover Falls Park on the Reedy River, stroll through the charming downtown area, and visit the Greenville County Museum of Art. When you drive to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, you can explore Old Salem Museums & Gardens, a living history museum, and enjoy the city's rich arts and culinary scene.
  • When renting a car in Charlotte and traveling with kids, it's important to follow appropriate car seat guidelines for their safety. Infants and children up to at least two years of age should be secured in a rear-facing car seat. As they grow, children who have outgrown the rear-facing seat should transition to a forward-facing car seat with a harness, usually between the ages of two and five. Once children outgrow the forward-facing car seat, they should use a booster seat until they are at least eight years old.

Top rental agencies in Charlotte

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Charlotte known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Charlotte. Reviews were last updated on February 14, 2024.
Rent a vehicle with one of these top rental car agencies serving Charlotte, such as Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Dollar. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Alamo

8.5
Very good
141 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.9
Good
128 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.3

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.5

Dollar

6.9
Okay
306 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.7

Budget

6.2
Okay
247 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.0

Hertz

6.1
Okay
316 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.1

Thrifty

7.0
Good
48 reviews2 locations

Advantage

6.2
Okay
98 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.1

Avis

5.4
Fair
71 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

5.9

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.4

Value

5.5

Best Charlotte car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Charlotte. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Charlotte with an average daily rate of $28. Data was last updated on February 14, 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on rentals cars in Charlotte. If these deals don't completely appeal to you, check back soon for alternative offers.
Chevrolet Spark$22/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Nissan Altima$22/day
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Nissan Altima
Toyota Prius$23/day
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Toyota Prius

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Charlotte, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 14, 2024.

Is it possible to rent a car at an airport location in Charlotte, and where will I find the companies?

At Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), you can find the rental car companies situated in the Rental Car Facility on the Second Level of the parking deck, conveniently located in front of the terminal. Upon arriving after your flight, head to the Arrivals Level of the terminal and make your way across the car and bus lanes using the designated crosswalk and covered walkway that leads directly into the parking deck's lobby. Inside the lobby, proceed to the rental company's counter from which you are picking up your car, where a representative will be available to assist you with the rental process.

What are some of the busier times and areas for driving in Charlotte?

In Charlotte, like in any major city, traffic congestion can be more pronounced during certain times and in specific areas. Some of the busier times and areas for driving in Charlotte include weekday mornings from approximately 7:00 am to 9:00 am and weekday evenings from around 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm are peak traffic hours. During these times, major roads and highways can experience heavy congestion as people commute to and from work. Interstates such as I-77, I-85, and I-485 are often busy during rush hours and on weekends, as they serve as major transportation routes connecting different parts of the city and its suburbs. The central business district, commonly known as Uptown, experiences significant traffic congestion during weekday business hours due to office commuters and visitors.

What is the minimum age to rent a car in Charlotte?

The minimum age to rent a car in Charlotte is typically 21 years old. However, some rental companies may let those between the ages of 18 and 20 rent a car with an additional young renter fee. It's essential to check the specific policies of the car rental company you intend to use, as age requirements and fees may vary between different companies. Additionally, some rental companies may have restrictions or additional requirements for drivers under 25 years old, such as a limit on what types of vehicles they can rent or requiring added coverage of insurance.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Charlotte?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $52/day when booking a rental car in Charlotte. The best deal a user found was for $24/day from MEGA MC, booked on Feb. 11.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Charlotte?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Charlotte from the following companies over the past two weeks: NU Car ($22/day), CarWiz ($22/day), and Turo ($25/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Advantage (10.0 rating), Silvercar (10.0 rating) and Alamo (8.4 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Charlotte.

What are gas prices like in Charlotte?

The average gas price in Charlotte is $3.44/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $41 and $59 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Charlotte for a week from Hertz?

Hertz offers rental cars in Charlotte for about $344 per week on average.

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

Renting your favorite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 37% in Charlotte - we recommend booking at least 7days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Charlotte?

Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in Charlotte.

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

MEGA MC currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 78% compared to the average price of a 30-day rental in Charlotte. Typically, a monthly car rental in Charlotte can be found for $1,475. You can find car rental deals to be on average $49 a day.

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

It costs $71 for a weekend car rental in Charlotte, on average. The cheapest type of car rental you can book on any given weekend is the Economy as prices are generally lower for these rental types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a rental car in Charlotte in March, prices are $61 per day on average.

What car do most people rent in Charlotte?

The most popular car chosen by those traveling to Charlotte is Economy (Chevrolet Spark) based on our Cheapflights data.

Luxury car rentals in Charlotte

Find luxury car rental deals in Charlotte from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Charlotte cost an average of $46 per day. Price data was last updated on February 14, 2024.
Ride in luxury during your trip to Charlotte by selecting one these great deals we've found. Check back soon for more options if you're not finding the right car rental for you and your fellow passengers.
Chrysler 300$45/day
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Chrysler 300
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$45/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Chrysler 300$45/day
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Chrysler 300

Van rentals in Charlotte

Find van rental deals in Charlotte from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Charlotte cost an average of $53 per day. Price data was last updated on February 14, 2024.
If you're in need of a larger vehicle, check out some of the deals we've found on van rentals in Charlotte. To provide you with as many options as possible, we're constantly adding new deals so check back soon if you're not finding the one right for you.
Dodge Grand Caravan$49/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Nissan Quest$53/day
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Nissan Quest
Dodge Grand Caravan$53/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
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