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Cheap Car Rentals in South Carolina

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

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

Price

$26 - $69

Out of all the popular cities in South Carolina, Anderson is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $26/day. Renting a car in Anderson is 62% cheaper than renting one in Orangeburg where the per day rate is around $69. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Carolina to get a rental car in are: Greenville ($39/day), Myrtle Beach ($41/day), and Charleston ($41/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Myrtle Beach should expect to spend around $41/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in South Carolina is Myrtle Beach.

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

January

$57

February

$76

March

$102

April

$113

May

$109

June

$111

July

$109

August

$101

September

$88

October

$87

November

$78

December

$73

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South 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 South Carolina

Small is the cheapest car type you can rent in South Carolina this past week from 14,390 rental locations out of 251 rental agencies. Prices for a South Carolina Small rental start from $37/day. Check out available deals for 7 car types currently offered at listed car rental agencies here:

Compare available car types for rental in South Carolina

Small Cars

$60 - $125

All Car Types

$74 - $138

To rent a Small car in South Carolina, you would pay an average price of $87/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in South Carolina (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$125/day). In fact, February is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for South Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Carolina, renting a Small car saves you 23% 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 South Carolina Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in South Carolina, you would pay an average price of $87/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in South Carolina (~$58/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$105/day). In fact, January is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for South Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Carolina, renting a Medium car saves you 23% 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 South Carolina Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in South Carolina, you would pay an average price of $94/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in South Carolina (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$113/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for South Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Carolina, renting a Large car saves you 17% 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 South Carolina Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in South Carolina, you would pay an average price of $100/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in South Carolina (~$58/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$117/day). In fact, January is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for South Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Carolina, renting a SUV car saves you 11% 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 South Carolina SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in South Carolina, you would pay an average price of $145/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in South Carolina (~$111/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$205/day). In fact, February is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for South Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Carolina, renting a Van car is 23% 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 South Carolina Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in South Carolina, you would pay an average price of $118/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in South Carolina (~$64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$180/day). In fact, January is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for South Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Carolina, renting a Luxury car is 5% 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 South Carolina Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in South Carolina, you would pay an average price of $157/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in South Carolina (~$95/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$200/day). In fact, January is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for South Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Carolina, renting a Convertible car is 29% 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 South Carolina

All major car rental suppliers in South Carolina

Alamo

8.9
Very good
189 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.4

Enterprise

8.0
Very good
220 reviews36 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.9

Hertz

7.0
Good
611 reviews32 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

6.8

Budget

6.7
Okay
354 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.6

Thrifty

6.7
Okay
325 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.5

Avis

6.4
Okay
152 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.3

Dollar

6.1
Okay
95 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.8

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

6.3

National

9.6
Wonderful
8 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Overall

9.6

Pick-up/drop-off

9.6

Value

9.6

Best South Carolina Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

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

You will need to be at least 21 years to be able to get a cheap car rental in South Carolina. An extra daily surcharge is applied for car rentals in South Carolina to all drivers below 25. Young drivers also cannot access electric car rentals and luxury car rentals in South Carolina. Most South Carolina car rentals will require you to have a valid driver’s license and a credit card, all registered in your name. Drivers with foreign driver’s licenses not in the Roman alphabet will be required to present an International Driving Permit before getting car rentals in South Carolina.

What are the rules for driving in South Carolina?

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind as you drive South Carolina car rentals. Stick to the right when driving car rentals in South Carolina, as left lanes are only used for passing, and upcoming left turns. All passengers should wear a seatbelt and kids eight and younger be secured in a child protective seat. Ensure that you don’t drive rental cars in South Carolina under the influence of alcohol. We advise appointing a designated driver or leaving your rental car behind if your blood alcohol content is above 0.08%. Remember to keep your phone away as it is illegal to text while driving in South Carolina. Nonetheless, it is prudent to check with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles if there have been any recent law changes before getting rental cars in South Carolina.

What type of car is recommend for driving in South Carolina?

The type of car you would choose largely depends on your purpose of traveling. A compact sedan would be ideal for those visiting South Carolina as solo travelers, while if you’re traveling as a group, consider booking a larger automobile like a passenger van rental as it will comfortably accommodate you all. An SUV would be more suitable for those traveling as a family as it comes with more space for people and luggage, while a cheap car rental in South Carolina would be ideal for those visiting on a tight budget.

What is the cheapest rental car found in South Carolina?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $66/day when booking a rental car in South Carolina. The best deal a user found was for $35/day from Turo, booked on Feb. 5.

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

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in South Carolina from the following companies over the past two weeks: Enterprise ($47/day), Alamo ($49/day), and Avis ($70/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in South 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 South Carolina.

What are gas prices like in South Carolina?

The average gas price in South 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 South Carolina for a week from Budget?

From Budget you can rent a car in South Carolina from about $579 per week on average.

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

Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 2% to make it a great deal in South Carolina. Try to book at least 90 days prior to when you need the car rental to close on a rate below the average.

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

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

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

We’ve recently found that Turo offers you prices that are 70% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in South Carolina for a month is $2,482. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

Luxury Car Rentals in South Carolina

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in South Carolina from the best rental car providers in the country.

Van Rentals in South Carolina

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on vacation. Find deals like the ones below for South Carolina van rentals.
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