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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Charleston 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 11 July 2024.

January

$82

February

$105

March

$118

April

$124

May

$119

June

$123

July

$129

August

$118

September

$96

October

$115

November

$108

December

$101

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Charleston 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 Charleston

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Charleston to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 July 2024.

Small cars

$72 - $181

All Car Types

$67 - $209

To hire a small car in Charleston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $70/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Charleston, the United States (~$72/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~$181/day). In fact, December is about 2% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Charleston. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Charleston, hiring a small car saves you 32% 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.

To hire a medium car in Charleston, the United States, you would pay an average price of $81/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Charleston, the United States (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$241/day). In fact, December is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Charleston. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Charleston, hiring a medium car saves you 20% 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.

Top rental agencies in Charleston

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Charleston known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Charleston. Reviews were last updated on 11 July 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Charleston, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and Budget in Charleston. Reviews, pricing info, pickup locations, and other important details are available to aid your decision.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.7
Good
107 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.4

Hertz

7.1
Good
225 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.5

Budget

6.0
Okay
217 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.2

Alamo

9.2
Wonderful
92 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.4

Overall

9.1

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

8.7

Dollar

6.5
Okay
64 reviews1 location

Avis

5.4
Fair
76 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.3

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.6

National

8.0
Very Good
3 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.5

Value

8.5

Easirent

1 location

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Charleston, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 11 July 2024.
  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Charleston?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (9.2 rating), National (8.0 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.7 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Charleston.

  • What are petrol prices like in Charleston?

    The average price of petrol in Charleston is $1.65/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $74 and $107 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Charleston for a week from Avis?

    Avis is one of the top picks in Charleston. They can have you in a hire car for about $1,687 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Charleston for the best price?

    Hiring your favourite 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 29% in Charleston - we recommend booking at least 7days in advance.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Charleston?

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

  • What car do most people hire in Charleston?

    The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Standard (GMC Canyon) in Charleston, making it the most popular option.

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