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Cheap Car Rentals in North Carolina

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

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in North Carolina

Price

$22 - $48

Out of all the popular cities in North Carolina, Concord is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $22/day. Renting a car in Concord is 54% cheaper than renting one in New Bern where the per day rate is around $48. Other fairly inexpensive cities in North Carolina to get a rental car in are: Charlotte ($23/day), Greensboro ($29/day), and Winston-Salem ($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 $23/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?

January

$44

February

$62

March

$75

April

$88

May

$78

June

$70

July

$73

August

$65

September

$63

October

$70

November

$58

December

$55

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.

Popular Car Types in North Carolina

There are, in total, 14,394 car rental locations in North Carolina that are operated by 251 companies. In the past week, Small is the cheapest car type users can rent (cheapest price last found: $21/day). Explore 6 car types currently offered from North Carolina rental providers:

Compare available car types for rental in North Carolina

Small Cars

$39 - $80

All Car Types

$68 - $261

To rent a Small car in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $59/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in North Carolina (~$39/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$80/day). In fact, January is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in North Carolina, renting a Small car saves you 54% 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 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 $67/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in North Carolina (~$49/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$81/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in North Carolina, renting a Medium car saves you 48% 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 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 $82/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in North Carolina (~$59/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$149/day). In fact, January is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in North Carolina, renting a Large car saves you 37% 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 Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $88/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in North Carolina (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$119/day). In fact, January is about 37% 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 car saves you 33% 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 car in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $163/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in North Carolina (~$97/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$322/day). In fact, January is about 41% 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 car is 21% 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 car in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $589/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a Pickup Truck car in North Carolina (~$46/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$3,392/day). In fact, June is about 93% 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 car is 78% 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 North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $107/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in North Carolina (~$77/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$144/day). In fact, January is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in North Carolina, renting a Luxury 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 Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $183/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in North Carolina (~$90/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$371/day). In fact, January is about 52% 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 car is 30% 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 North Carolina

All major car rental suppliers in North Carolina

Alamo

8.2
Very good
290 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0

Enterprise

7.6
Good
367 reviews73 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.3

Dollar

7.5
Good
335 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.2

Thrifty

6.8
Okay
205 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.9

Hertz

6.5
Okay
620 reviews35 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.4

Budget

6.1
Okay
459 reviews21 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.7

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.1

Avis

5.9
Fair
177 reviews22 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

5.8

National

5.9
Fair
6 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.4

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Car Rental FAQs

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 $20/day from MEGA MC, booked on Feb. 5.

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: NU Car ($24/day), Ace ($26/day), and Enterprise ($31/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Firefly (10.0 rating), Super Cheap (10.0 rating) and Signature Rent A Car (10.0 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 $3.82/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 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 $618 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 16% in North Carolina - we recommend booking at least 9days 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 $2,649 if you consider booking with MEGA MC. That price represents savings of 98% compared to the North Carolina average. The monthly cost of a car rental in North Carolina is on average $2,649 ($88/day).

Luxury Car Rentals in North Carolina

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Van Rentals in North Carolina

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