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Cheap Car Rentals in North Carolina

Charlotte, NC, United States
27 Feb — 5 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Charlotte, NC, United States
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North Carolina car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in North Carolina. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 February 2024.

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in North 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 20 February 2024.

January

$65

February

$71

March

$83

April

$92

May

$89

June

$86

July

$86

August

$83

September

$78

October

$91

November

$83

December

$74

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in North 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.

Compare available car types for rental in North Carolina

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in North 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 20 February 2024.

Small cars

$73 - $182

All Car Types

$72 - $172

To hire a small car in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $97/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a small car in North Carolina (~$73/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$182/day). In fact, May is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for hire in North Carolina, hiring a small 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.

To hire a medium car in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $108/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in North Carolina (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$247/day). In fact, November is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for hire in North Carolina, hiring a medium car saves you 9% 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 large car in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $91/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a large car in North Carolina (~$82/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$296/day). In fact, March is about 11% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for hire in North Carolina, hiring a large 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.

To hire a SUV in North Carolina, you would pay an average price of $123/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in North Carolina (~$69/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$247/day). In fact, February is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for North Carolina. When comparing with other car types available for hire in North Carolina, hiring a SUV 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.

Top rental agencies in North Carolina

Explore the leading car hire agencies in North Carolina known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in North Carolina. Reviews were last updated on 20 February 2024.

Alamo

8.1
Very Good
296 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.3
Good
422 reviews70 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.9

Thrifty

7.0
Good
208 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

7.0

Dollar

7.0
Good
355 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

6.7

Hertz

6.2
Okay
672 reviews37 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.2

Budget

6.0
Okay
521 reviews22 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.0

Avis

5.6
Fair
219 reviews22 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.2

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

5.7

Ace

4.3
Mediocre
30 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

3.8

Comfort

4.5

Overall

4.3

Pick-up/drop-off

4.3

Value

4.6

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in North Carolina, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 20 February 2024.

Which car hire company is considered to be the best in North 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 car hire companies in North Carolina.

What are petrol prices like in North Carolina?

The average price of petrol in North Carolina is $1.50/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $67 and $97 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in North Carolina for a week from Thrifty?

Thrifty is one of the most popular car hire companies in North Carolina, offering car hire for around $678 per week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in North Carolina for the best price?

Booking your car hire early can save you up to 35%. Aim to book your car hire at least 7 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in North Carolina.

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

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