South Carolina

Cheap Car Rentals in South Carolina from $32

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South Carolina car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in South Carolina. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 26, 2024.

Most popular company

Ace

Most common car type

Supplier choice

Average price per day

$66

Cheapest price per day

$32

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

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across South Carolina, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 106 pickup locations in South Carolina to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 26, 2024.

Price

$32 - $47

Out of all the popular cities in South Carolina, Georgetown is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $32/day. Renting a car in Georgetown is 32% cheaper than renting one in Columbia where the per day rate is around $47. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Carolina to get a rental car in are: Spartanburg ($35/day), Hilton Head Island ($36/day), and Florence ($38/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 $38/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?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in South 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 26, 2024.

January

$46

February

$54

March

$60

April

$64

May

$66

June

$70

July

$76

August

$73

September

$60

October

$65

November

$61

December

$56

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Carolina is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. 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 South Carolina

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in South 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 26, 2024.

Small cars

$45 - $84

All Car Types

$61 - $95

To rent a small car in South Carolina, you would pay an average price of $64/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in South Carolina (~$45/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$84/day). In fact, January is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for South Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Carolina, renting a small 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 small car 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 $67/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in South Carolina (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$79/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for South Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Carolina, renting a medium car 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. Here are the best South Carolina medium car 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 $87/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a large car in South Carolina (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$112/day). In fact, February is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for South Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Carolina, renting a large car is 12% 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 large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in South Carolina, you would pay an average price of $83/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in South Carolina (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$98/day). In fact, January is about 22% 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 is 8% 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 SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in South Carolina, you would pay an average price of $105/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a van in South Carolina (~$89/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~$126/day). In fact, December is about 17% 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 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. 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 $96/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 June (~$129/day). In fact, January is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for South Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South 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 South Carolina luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in South Carolina, you would pay an average price of $101/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in South Carolina (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$155/day). In fact, December is about 49% 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 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 convertible rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Nissan Versa$34/day
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Mitsubishi Mirage$35/day
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Toyota Yaris$36/day
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Toyota Yaris

Top rental agencies in South Carolina

Explore the leading car rental agencies in South Carolina known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in South Carolina. Reviews were last updated on February 26, 2024.
Rent a vehicle with one of these top rental car agencies serving South Carolina, including those serving the Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Greenville area. Make sure to take a look at reviews from past customers, daily rate and other charges, and pickup location before making your decision.

Alamo

8.8
Very good
204 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

8.2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.7
Good
232 reviews37 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.6

Thrifty

6.9
Okay
332 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.7

Hertz

6.6
Okay
604 reviews33 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.4

Avis

6.4
Okay
154 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.4

Budget

6.3
Okay
363 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.4

Dollar

6.0
Okay
96 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.8

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

6.3

Ace

4.1
Mediocre
35 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.3

Comfort

4.9

Overall

4.1

Pick-up/drop-off

4.3

Value

4.7

Best South Carolina car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in South Carolina. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in South Carolina with an average daily rate of $42. Data was last updated on February 26, 2024.
Have a look at some of the deals we've found on rental cars in South Carolina including options serving Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Greenville. Deals are constantly refreshed so come back soon for more car rental options.
Nissan Sentra$33/day
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Nissan Sentra
Toyota Corolla$34/day
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Toyota Corolla
Chevrolet Cruze$34/day
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Chevrolet Cruze

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in South Carolina, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 26, 2024.

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 $63/day when booking a rental car in South Carolina. The best deal a user found was for $31/day from Turo, booked on Feb. 18.

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

What are gas prices like in South Carolina?

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

From Turo you can rent a car in South Carolina from about $296 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 21% to make it a great deal in South Carolina. Try to book at least 28 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 50% 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 $1,267. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

Luxury car rentals in South Carolina

Find luxury car rental deals in South Carolina from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in South Carolina cost an average of $36 per day. Price data was last updated on February 26, 2024.
There are several options when it comes to renting a luxury car in South Carolina, including options around Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Greenville. Make sure to take a close look at each offer to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Audi A4$34/day
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Audi A4
Audi A4$35/day
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Audi A4
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$35/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Van rentals in South Carolina

Find van rental deals in South Carolina from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in South Carolina cost an average of $38 per day. Price data was last updated on February 26, 2024.
For those needing a little more space, we've found these great deals on van rentals in South Carolina, including pickup near Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Greenville. To provide you with as many options as possible, we're constantly replacing these deals with new ones so be sure to check back soon.
Dodge Grand Caravan$32/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand Caravan$34/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand Caravan$34/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan

Car rentals by fuel type in South Carolina

Browse car rentals by fuel type in South Carolina. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in South Carolina. Deals were last updated on February 26, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in South Carolina. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($29+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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