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Cheap Car Rentals in North Carolina

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

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

Price

$28 - $56

Out of all the popular cities in North Carolina, Jacksonville is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $28/day. Renting a car in Jacksonville is 48% cheaper than renting one in Kinston where the per day rate is around $56. Other fairly inexpensive cities in North Carolina to get a rental car in are: Wilmington ($40/day), Greenville ($40/day), and Greensboro ($40/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 $43/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in North Carolina is Charlotte.

Cheapest time to rent a car in North Carolina

January

$55

February

$62

March

$75

April

$88

May

$88

June

$90

July

$88

August

$76

September

$66

October

$80

November

$75

December

$69

Top rental agencies in North Carolina

All major car rental suppliers in North Carolina
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Good
293 reviews5 locations
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Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.9

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7.5

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7.6

Value

7.4
7.1
Good
343 reviews71 locations
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Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.4

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7.1

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7.2

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7.1
6.5
Good
326 reviews5 locations
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Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.2

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6.1

Value

6.2
6.1
Good
594 reviews33 locations
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Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

6.0
6.0
Good
406 reviews22 locations
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Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.9

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5.9

Value

5.9
5.9
Okay
194 reviews5 locations
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Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.2

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5.7

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5.5

Value

6.2
5.4
Okay
143 reviews21 locations
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Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

5.9

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5.3

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5.3

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5.3
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Excellent
5 reviews5 locations
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Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.6

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8.7

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8.7

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8.4

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 $80/day when booking a rental car in North Carolina. The best deal a user found was for $28/day from Easirent, booked on May 15.

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 ($34/day), Ace ($35/day), and MEGA MC ($37/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 Alamo (8.7 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 $4.50/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $54 and $77 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 $626 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 8% in North Carolina - we recommend booking at least 11days 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 $2,681 if you consider booking with Easirent. That price represents savings of 87% compared to the North Carolina average. The monthly cost of a car rental in North Carolina is on average $2,681 ($89/day).