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Wilmington Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyTURO
Price of gas per gallon$3.63
Average price per day$62
Cheapest price per day$36

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Wilmington?

January

$54

February

$48

March

$61

April

$75

May

$70

June

$69

July

$83

August

$76

September

$71

October

$77

November

$77

December

$74

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Wilmington is February. 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.

Popular Car Types in Wilmington

There are 10 rental agencies servicing Wilmington. These agencies, altogether, have 19 rental locations available. Need an affordable rental? Medium is the cheapest car type to rent in Wilmington with prices from $33 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 7 car types you can rent in Wilmington:

Compare available car types for rental in Wilmington

Small Cars

$53 - $108

All Car Types

$82 - $125

To rent a Small car in Wilmington, the United States, you would pay an average price of $80/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Wilmington, the United States (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$108/day). In fact, January is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Wilmington. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wilmington, renting a Small car saves you 22% 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 Wilmington Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Wilmington, the United States, you would pay an average price of $84/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Wilmington, the United States (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$96/day). In fact, January is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Wilmington. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wilmington, renting a Medium 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 Wilmington Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Wilmington, the United States, you would pay an average price of $106/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Wilmington, the United States (~$86/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$136/day). In fact, January is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Wilmington. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wilmington, renting a Large car is 3% 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 Wilmington Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Wilmington, the United States, you would pay an average price of $106/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Wilmington, the United States (~$89/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$119/day). In fact, January is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Wilmington. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wilmington, renting a SUV car is 4% 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 Wilmington SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Wilmington, the United States, you would pay an average price of $148/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Wilmington, the United States (~$101/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$234/day). In fact, November is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Wilmington. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wilmington, renting a Van car is 31% 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 Wilmington Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Wilmington, the United States, you would pay an average price of $91/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Wilmington, the United States (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$111/day). In fact, November is about 16% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Wilmington. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wilmington, renting a Luxury 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 Wilmington Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Wilmington, the United States, you would pay an average price of $106/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Wilmington, the United States (~$69/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$152/day). In fact, February is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Wilmington. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wilmington, renting a Convertible car is 4% 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 Wilmington

All major car rental suppliers in Wilmington

Hertz

7.5
Good
53 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.5

Alamo

7.4
Good
42 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.4

Budget

6.6
Okay
39 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

7.1

Thrifty

6.0
Okay
40 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

5.9

Enterprise

8.0
Very good
17 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.9

National

7.2
Good
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.9

Avis

6.6
Okay
16 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.6

Dollar

1 review1 location

Best Wilmington Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Wilmington, NC?

Restrictions from high-end vehicles and mandatory "Young Driver" daily charges apply for renters under the age of 21. Most car rental locations in Wilmington rent vehicles to American holders of temporary licenses and EU citizens with active licenses. Foreigners who attach a valid government-issued license, a current passport, valid credit card, and proof of return travel to their country of origin are permitted to book economy car rentals.

What are the rules for driving in Wilmington, NC?

The most common speed limit when driving car rentals in Wilmington is 55 mph. It’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08% or above. Drivers must also give the right of way to pedestrians and cyclists at crosswalks and intersections. Everyone in the rental car must be wearing their seat belts, and children under eight must be strapped in age- and weight-appropriate car seats. It’s helpful to research any new or existing road laws through the city’s Department of Motor Vehicles to ensure you’re following the law when driving rental cars in Wilmington.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Wilmington, NC?

If you’re planning an off-the-beaten-path drive through scenic North Carolina, you need a mid- or standard-size SUV car rental in Wilmington. Economy cars, compact cars, and electric car rentals are ideal for city driving, but they also will hold their own for long road trips, thanks to their great fuel efficiency.

What are the best places to park in Wilmington, NC?

Wilmington has everything from metered street parking lots for $1.50 an hour, to privately run parking lots and suburban downtown parking, which may require proof of residency or other documentation. The city’s Residential Parking Permit Program allows eligible residents to purchase visitor parking passes for $5 per pass, which you could use to park your luxury car rental in the city for 48 hours. You can also pay $1-13 (depending on duration) for the parking deck at 2nd Street, the RiverPlace Deck, and the Wilmington Convention Center parking deck. Drivers with valid handicap license plates or hang-tags can park in off-street parking garages or surface lots for unlimited time (posted hourly rates must still be paid).

What is the cheapest rental car found in Wilmington?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $62/day when booking a rental car in Wilmington. The best deal a user found was for $36/day from Turo, booked on Jan. 22.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Wilmington?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Wilmington from the following companies over the past two weeks: Budget ($48/day), Avis ($49/day), and Enterprise ($69/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Enterprise (8.0 rating), Hertz (7.5 rating) and Alamo (7.4 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Wilmington.

What are gas prices like in Wilmington?

The average gas price in Wilmington is $3.63/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $43 and $62 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Wilmington for a week from Turo?

From Turo you can rent a car in Wilmington from about $252 per week on average.

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

Booking early can save you upwards 14% on your rental. Booking your vehicle at least 90 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Wilmington.

Can I rent a car for a month in Wilmington?

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

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

We’ve recently found that Turo offers you prices that are 42% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in Wilmington for a month is $1,080. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

How much is a car rental in Wilmington for a weekend?

The average price for a weekend car rental in Wilmington is $68. Renting a Standard is your cheapest option if you’ve looking to save money on your weekend car rental in Wilmington. For the month of February, Cheapflights users have found rental cars in Wilmington for as low as $64/day.

What car do most people rent in Wilmington?

The majority of Cheapflights travelers prefer to rent a Compact (Mitsubishi Mirage G4) in Wilmington, making it the most popular option.

Luxury Car Rentals in Wilmington

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Van Rentals in Wilmington

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

Car type options available for Wilmington

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