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West Virginia car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in West Virginia. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Most popular company

Budget

Most common car type

Mini

Average price per day

$56

Cheapest price per day

$31

What are the car rental prices for popular cities in West Virginia?

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across West Virginia, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 51 pickup locations in West Virginia to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Price

$31 - $62

Out of all the popular cities in West Virginia, Wheeling is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $31/day. Renting a car in Wheeling is 50% cheaper than renting one in Lewisburg where the per day rate is around $62. Other fairly inexpensive cities in West Virginia to get a rental car in are: Morgantown ($39/day), Parkersburg ($40/day), and Clarksburg ($43/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Charleston should expect to spend around $51/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in West Virginia is Charleston.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in West Virginia?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in West Virginia 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 23, 2024.

January

$59

February

$58

March

$61

April

$59

May

$60

June

$64

July

$68

August

$59

September

$53

October

$53

November

$53

December

$61

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in West Virginia is September. 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 West Virginia

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in West Virginia 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 23, 2024.

Small cars

$49 - $86

All Car Types

$65 - $95

To rent a small car in West Virginia, you would pay an average price of $63/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a small car in West Virginia (~$49/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$86/day). In fact, September is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for West Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in West Virginia, renting a small car saves you 15% 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 West Virginia small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in West Virginia, you would pay an average price of $67/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in West Virginia (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$80/day). In fact, October is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for West Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in West Virginia, renting a medium 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 West Virginia medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in West Virginia, you would pay an average price of $79/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a large car in West Virginia (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$101/day). In fact, September is about 16% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for West Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in West Virginia, renting a large car is 6% 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 West Virginia large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in West Virginia, you would pay an average price of $87/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in West Virginia (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$108/day). In fact, September is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for West Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in West Virginia, renting a SUV is 14% 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 West Virginia SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in West Virginia, you would pay an average price of $102/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a van in West Virginia (~$91/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~$111/day). In fact, February is about 12% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for West Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in West Virginia, renting a van is 28% 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 West Virginia van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in West Virginia, you would pay an average price of $102/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in West Virginia (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$195/day). In fact, October is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for West Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in West Virginia, renting a luxury car 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 West Virginia luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in West Virginia, you would pay an average price of $84/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in West Virginia (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$109/day). In fact, April is about 8% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for West Virginia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in West Virginia, renting a convertible is 11% 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.

Hyundai Venue$31/day
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Hyundai Accent$31/day
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Nissan Versa Note$34/day
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Tips for renting a car in West Virginia

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in West Virginia including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on February 23, 2024.
  • If you will be visiting West Virginia with little ones, make sure that you are familiar with and understand the state’s car seat laws. For instance, all passengers under the age of eight must always be in a car or booster seat. The car or booster seat needs to be federally approved. The only exception to this is if a child reaches a height of four feet and nine inches tall (4' 9") before they turn eight years of age.
  • West Virginia is bordered by numerous states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky. Because of this, it is quite common for individuals to drive to other states that are nearby. Car rental companies will allow you to do this, and you do not need to pay for additional insurance or declare this to your agency. However, you will want to check if the agency you are renting with allows you to return your vehicle in a different state.
  • The state of West Virginia has quite a few toll roads, including the West Virginia Turnpike. You can either pay with cash or an E-ZPass, an option that allows you to save money and move quickly through the payment area. Many rental companies in West Virginia will already have an E-ZPass on their vehicles, so you may want to consider asking your agency if you can have a car with one for convenience.

Top rental agencies in West Virginia

Explore the leading car rental agencies in West Virginia known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in West Virginia. Reviews were last updated on February 23, 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in West Virginia, including those serving the greater Charleston, Falling Waters and Morgantown area. Check out reviews from past customers, confirm pickup locations, and other critical details before booking your reservation.

Hertz

7.3
Good
36 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.2
Okay
35 reviews23 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.1

National

10.0
Wonderful
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Avis

9.5
Wonderful
6 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

9.5

Overall

9.5

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

9.0

Budget

8.8
Very good
10 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

8.3

Dollar

8.3
Very good
11 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.4

Alamo

4.6
Mediocre
5 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.6

Overall

4.6

Pick-up/drop-off

4.6

Value

4.6

Easirent

6 locations

Best West Virginia car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in West Virginia. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in West Virginia with an average daily rate of $49. Data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
We've found these great deals on car rentals in West Virginia, including options within the Charleston, Falling Waters and Morgantown area. Make sure to examine important information for each deal, including price, car type, and pickup location.
Hyundai Venue$31/day
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Hyundai Accent$31/day
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Ford Focus$32/day
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Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in West Virginia, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 23, 2024.

Should I rent a car in West Virginia?

Driving is by far one of the best ways to travel throughout West Virginia. Even in the larger cities, such as Charleston and Morgantown, public transportation is limited. In more rural areas, including the mountains, there is no access to public transportation at all, so having access to a vehicle is essential. West Virginia is also known for having several great road trip routes, including the Seneca Skyway.

What is driving like in West Virginia?

When driving in the West Virginia mountains, you will want to proceed cautiously, as they are known for being very winding and steep. If you are in a larger city, like Charleston, you can expect for most of the roads to be well paved and to very rarely have potholes. However, in more rural parts of the state, there may be areas where the roads are not paved at all. Rural areas also do not always have lights, so try to stick to main roads when driving at night to be as safe as possible. It is quite common for West Virginia to receive a lot of snow during the winter months, particularly in the mountainous areas. If you will be visiting the state during a colder period, make sure that the car you are renting is adequately prepared. For example, you will want a vehicle with tires that are designed for snow, as well as chains.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in West Virginia?

To rent a standard vehicle in West Virginia, a driver must be a minimum of 21 years old. However, keep in mind that if you are under the age of 25, almost all rental companies will ask you to pay a daily young driver’s fee. In addition to this age requirement, drivers are also asked to possess a valid driver’s license that will not expire before the end of your rental period. You should be in possession of your license for at least one year before you rent a car with it, and it cannot have any negative remarks or restrictions. You will also need a credit card to pay for your rental vehicle.

What is the cheapest rental car found in West Virginia?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $57/day when booking a rental car in West Virginia. The best deal a user found was for $32/day from Dollar, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in West Virginia?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in West Virginia from the following companies over the past two weeks: Budget ($34/day), Alamo ($38/day), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($55/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in West Virginia?

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 West Virginia.

What are gas prices like in West Virginia?

The average gas price in West Virginia 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 West Virginia for a week from Budget?

From Budget you can rent a car in West Virginia from about $655 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in West Virginia for the best price?

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting the vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 57% on your car rental. For a below average price in West Virginia, Cheapflights recommends booking your car rental at least 90 days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in West Virginia?

Yes, renting a vehicle in West Virginia for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in West Virginia for a month?

Generally, a month-long car rental in West Virginia can be found for about $2,808, with the average price for a rental being around $94 a day. Book with Dollar, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 74% less compared to the average price of car rentals in West Virginia.

Small car rentals in West Virginia

Find small car rental deals in West Virginia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in West Virginia cost an average of $51 per day. Price data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
Hyundai i10$33/day
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Hyundai i10$41/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$43/day
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Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in West Virginia

Find luxury car rental deals in West Virginia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in West Virginia cost an average of $73 per day. Price data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've detected on luxury car rentals in West Virginia, including options near Charleston, Falling Waters and Morgantown. If you're not finding what you're looking for, come back soon as new deals are always being added.
Chrysler 300$54/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class$54/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Chrysler 300$54/day
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Chrysler 300

Van rentals in West Virginia

Find van rental deals in West Virginia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in West Virginia cost an average of $67 per day. Price data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
To make it easier to find a van rental in West Virginia, we've compiled these deals for you, including pickup options near Charleston, Falling Waters and Morgantown. Be sure to come back soon for more deals if you don't find one that is perfect for you.
Kia Sedona$46/day
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Chrysler Pacifica$46/day
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Chrysler Pacifica
Kia Sedona$46/day
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Kia Sedona

Car rentals by fuel type in West Virginia

Browse car rentals by fuel type in West Virginia. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in West Virginia. Deals were last updated on February 23, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in West Virginia. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($25+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

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