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Cheap Car Rentals in North Carolina from $20

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North Carolina car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in North Carolina. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 22, 2024.

Most popular company

Hertz

Most common car type

Intermediate

Average price per day

$53

Cheapest price per day

$20

What are the car rental prices for popular cities in North Carolina?

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across North Carolina, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 169 pickup locations in North Carolina to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 22, 2024.

Price

$25 - $34

Out of all the popular cities in North Carolina, Concord is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $25/day. Renting a car in Concord is 26% cheaper than renting one in Fayetteville where the per day rate is around $34. Other fairly inexpensive cities in North Carolina to get a rental car in are: Charlotte ($26/day), Winston-Salem ($30/day), and Rocky Mount ($30/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Charlotte should expect to spend around $26/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in North Carolina is Charlotte.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in North Carolina?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in North Carolina 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 22, 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in North Carolina 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 22, 2024.

Small cars

$40 - $68

All Car Types

$49 - $92

To rent a small car in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $54/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in North Carolina (~$40/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$68/day). In fact, January is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in North Carolina, renting a small car saves you 28% 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 North Carolina small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $61/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in North Carolina (~$46/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$80/day). In fact, January is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in North Carolina, 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 North Carolina medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $89/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in North Carolina (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$116/day). In fact, January is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in North Carolina, renting a large 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. Here are the best North Carolina large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $73/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in North Carolina (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$93/day). In fact, January is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in North Carolina, renting a SUV saves you 0% 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 North Carolina SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $141/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in North Carolina (~$99/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$189/day). In fact, January is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in North Carolina, renting a van is 48% 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 North Carolina van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $76/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in North Carolina (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$123/day). In fact, October is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in North Carolina, renting a pickup truck is 3% 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 North Carolina pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $91/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in North Carolina (~$72/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$122/day). In fact, January is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in North Carolina, renting a luxury car is 20% 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 North Carolina luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $131/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in North Carolina (~$91/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$168/day). In fact, February is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in North Carolina, renting a convertible 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 North Carolina convertible rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Kia Rio$20/day
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Chevrolet Spark$24/day
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Toyota Yaris$25/day
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Top rental agencies in North Carolina

Explore the leading car rental agencies in North Carolina known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in North Carolina. Reviews were last updated on February 22, 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in North Carolina, including pickup locations serving Charlotte, Raleigh and Fayetteville. Make sure to read through user feedback, confirm pickup locations, and check the fine print before choosing.

Alamo

8.1
Very good
296 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.3
Good
422 reviews70 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.9

Dollar

7.0
Good
355 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

6.7

Thrifty

6.9
Okay
208 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

7.0

Hertz

6.2
Okay
672 reviews37 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.2

Budget

6.0
Okay
521 reviews22 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.0

Avis

5.6
Fair
219 reviews22 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.2

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

5.7

Ace

4.3
Mediocre
30 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

3.8

Comfort

4.5

Overall

4.3

Pick-up/drop-off

4.3

Value

4.6

Best North Carolina car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in North Carolina. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in North Carolina with an average daily rate of $31. Data was last updated on February 22, 2024.
We've found these great deals on car rentals in North Carolina, including options within the Charlotte, Raleigh and Fayetteville area. Come back soon if you don't find what you're looking for as deals are updated often.
Kia Rio$20/day
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Kia Rio
Chevrolet Spark$24/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Toyota Yaris$25/day
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Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in North Carolina, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 22, 2024.

What are the requirements to rent a car in North Carolina?

Most North Carolina car rentals companies need their renters to be at least 21 years old. However, for those below the age of 25, a daily surcharge will be applied. All drivers must present a valid driver’s license bearing their name before picking up North Carolina rental cars. Foreign renters with driver’s licenses not in the Roman alphabet must present an International Driver’s Permit before getting rental cars in North Carolina. Debit cards and credit are the most accepted form of payment when renting cars in North Carolina.

What are the rules for driving in North Carolina?

All the car occupants should buckle up, failure to which a fine will be applied. Children under eight must be in safety seats. Pedestrians should be given way in designated crosswalks and intersections. Those who use their phones for navigation or making calls must have a hands-free kit, as distracted driving is illegal in North Carolina. Whether you are driving a cheap car rental in North Carolina or a more premium model, the maximum speed limit is 70 mph on the rural interstate highways. Stick to 55 mph when driving on rural roads outside the municipality. It is illegal to drive North Carolina car rentals with a blood alcohol content above 0.08%. Additionally, we highly advise checking with North Carolina’s Department of Motor Vehicles for any recent law changes before getting into your cheap car rental in North Carolina.

What type of car is recommended for driving in North Carolina?

An SUV would be ideal for trips around the North Carolina cities like Charlotte. For those visiting the coastal regions or beaches in the Wilmington area, a convertible that lets you feel the sea breeze would be ideal. A four-wheel-drive vehicle would do well for off-road trips to national parks like the Great Smoky Mountains. A sedan would be an ideal option for visits to the various museums like Old Salem, as it would help you explore more at an affordable cost.

What is the cheapest rental car found in North Carolina?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $52/day when booking a rental car in North Carolina. The best deal a user found was for $24/day from MEGA MC, booked on Feb. 18.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in North Carolina?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in North Carolina from the following companies over the past two weeks: Turo ($20/day), CarWiz ($24/day), and NU Car ($28/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and Priceless (9.2 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in North Carolina.

What are gas prices like in North Carolina?

The average gas price in North Carolina is $3.48/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $41 and $60 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in North Carolina for a week from Budget?

Budget is one of the top picks in North Carolina. They can have you in a rental car for about $478 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in North Carolina 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 35% in North Carolina - we recommend booking at least 7days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in North Carolina?

Yes, you can rent a car for a month in North Carolina. Check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

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

Prices can be as low as $2,047 if you consider booking with MEGA MC. That price represents savings of 84% compared to the North Carolina average. The monthly cost of a car rental in North Carolina is on average $2,047 ($68/day).

Small car rentals in North Carolina

Find small car rental deals in North Carolina from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in North Carolina cost an average of $26 per day. Price data was last updated on February 22, 2024.
Hyundai i10$23/day
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Hyundai i10$25/day
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Hyundai i10$25/day
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Car rentals by fuel type in North Carolina

Browse car rentals by fuel type in North Carolina. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in North Carolina. Deals were last updated on February 22, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in North Carolina. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($29+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid