Charleston car hire

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Charleston car hire information

Pick-up locationCharleston
Car types
Hire locations14
Airport locations10

Cheap car hire in Charleston

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Charleston

  • Book your car hire in Charleston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Charleston are around -33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Charleston

  • How much is the price of fuel in Charleston?

    The average price of fuel in Charleston is R65,70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R788 and R1 051, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Charleston?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Charleston.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Charleston?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Charleston?

    A Mini car hire in Charleston costs R2 103 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Charleston?

    A Standard car hire in Charleston costs R1 370 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Charleston?

    An Intermediate car hire in Charleston costs R1 701 per day, on average.

Charleston car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6,4

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

5.6

4 locations in Charleston

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Locations in Charleston

1115 Smith Street

+1 304 344 2600

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1614 2nd Ave

+1 304 343 8403

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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171 Airport Road

+1 304 352 3743

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday11:30 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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5201 Maccorkle Ave Se

+1 304 926 8900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1,9 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK
There were NO cars. I did not receive a vehicle.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Enterprise customer service was awful

5,6 Fair

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was nice.

Cons:

They did not have any vehicles available at my pickup time. An hour afterwards they had a smaller than requested vehicle available. The staff did call an hour before pickup to tell me they did not have the car available at the reserved time.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, easy pickup and drop off.

Cons:

Nothing.

9,6 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Courteous staff.

Cons:

The front sensor was broken, so an indicator light was on the whole trip. Not a big deal, but it would've been nice for everything to be working properly.

9,2 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Erin, the girl working the counter was AMAZING!

Cons:

The price of a compact car especially since when you’re under 25 you cannot rent an SUV at a cheaper price.

1 out of 7

Hertz

10,0

Wonderful

23 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Charleston

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Locations in Charleston

169 Airport Road

+1 304 346 0573

Monday10:30 - 20:30
Tuesday10:30 - 20:30
Wednesday10:30 - 20:30
Thursday10:30 - 20:30
Friday10:30 - 20:30
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:30 - 20:30
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300 Court Street

+1 304 766 0846

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was easy to work with and helpful. Drop off was a breeze.

Cons:

Offer a bottle of water or assistance with baggage.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We had a mid-size car and were upgraded to an SUV for a really good rate. Staff was friendly, professional and very helpful.

6,0 Okay

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was great. It was clean. Easy access at pickup.

Cons:

Meetings cut short a day. Rushed back 75 miles to airport for a one day deduction. They would not credit because I prepaid in full for 2 days. Told me to call 800 number. They said same thing. Rules Rules. Rules. lol. Who reads the small print anyway. We just expect large national companies to treat us fair. They also told me at pick up that the 3rd party insurance purcjased from Kayak wold not be accepted and I would have to pay for any damages immediately and get reimbursed. They lost a customer. I asked them to remove me from Gold Rewards program. My new job requires a lot of travel but I will sign up with another rental company program with southern hospitality.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Hertz denied my rental after Kayak.com charged my credit card.

9,6 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

New truck with plenty of technology perks. Good, efficient service at counter. Easy and quick.

Cons:

N/A

8,0 Very Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

KIA Optima was pretty small for a "full-sized" car.

1 out of 4

National

10,0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Charleston

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Locations in Charleston

171 Airport Rd

+1 304 344 2563

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday11:30 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Exceptional staff at Yeager Airport!

Cons:

Total experience was awesome

1 out of 1

Avis

9,5

Wonderful

13 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.1

One location in Charleston

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Locations in Charleston

170 Airport Road

+1 304 343 9453

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Can't think of anything all went well and the staff was great

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, fast & easy

Cons:

all good

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
helpful worker at desk, quick and efficient

10,0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Usually the cars are clean, but maybe due to staff isuues, the car was not clean.

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
everything was fine and went smoothly

8,0 Very Good

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Was an easy experience to

1 out of 2

Alamo

9,2

Wonderful

6 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

9.0

One location in Charleston

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Locations in Charleston

171 Airport Rd

+1 304 344 2563

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday11:30 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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8,8 Very Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice person working at the Charleston, WV airport. A great representative for your company.

Cons:

The GPS was hard to use. I almost missed my flight home because of the lack of clarity from the GPS led me astray. Frightening experience as I found myself in the dark in a deserted industrial area of town.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Whole process was made simple

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was clean and gas efficient

1 out of 1

Budget

8,8

Very Good

20 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

8.3

One location in Charleston

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Locations in Charleston

170 Airport Road

+1 304 343 4381

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
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2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Vehicle was filthy. Had to clean all the major touch-points inside plus clean out the cup holders once I reached my destination. Very disappointing.

6,8 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was satisfactory.

Cons:

The signage directing you were to return your call could've been better. You just park your car wherever you want, make note of the mileage and fuel. And take an elevator or stairs to the first floor and return your keys. There is nobody around.

6,4 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Scarcity of vehicles caused upgrade. Quick check in.

Cons:

Long long slow slow line. Slow computer system. Multiple people in training.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
You can't beat the price or the car. It did take a while to get checked in but it was crowded so it's understandable

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
The salesperson in both Charleston West Virginia,and Charleston South Carolina were both exceptionallly friendly and efficient at their jobs. Nice work on this rental experience Budget.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Nice car. Only issue was a strong fragrance smell.

1 out of 4

Dollar

8,3

Very Good

14 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.4

One location in Charleston

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Locations in Charleston

169 Airport Road

+1 866 434 2226

Monday10:30 - 20:30
Tuesday10:30 - 20:30
Wednesday10:30 - 20:30
Thursday10:30 - 20:30
Friday10:30 - 20:30
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:30 - 20:30
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2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They were closed at our pick up time for reservation. I was stranded at the air port for a few hours trying to figure out a ride. The customer service was absolutely terrible with everyone we were contacted with. I will never go through this company again and will definitely spread word on my awful experience.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff

Cons:

Kayak has charged me for 14 days of rental, which, because of COVID19 issues I only used the car for 6 days. I have been told there are no exceptions by CS. Awful policies. Not wonderful telephone service. Dollar and their staff are amazing. If this cant be resolved I will never use KAYAK or PRICELINE again. period. Thank you. Ash

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff! Everything was quick and easy!

Cons:

Communicate that depending on drop off time (ours was early) no one will be present at the desk and we can just drop off the keys.

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly.

Cons:

Reserved a full size. They only had a economy available. This is unsatisfactory.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and quickly took care to get me my car.

Cons:

More clear how to utilize toll roads. There was a sticker in the car about a box that didn’t seem to exist nor was I sure how they worked in that area or how to potentially pay for it in a rental. It may come back to bite me later going through one, but that’s on me. I just wasn’t sure on policy, but it seemed like there was one I should have known.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

No

1 out of 4

Easirent

4,7

Mediocre

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One location in Charleston

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Yeager Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Charleston

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Locations in Charleston

181 Airport Rd, Yeager County APT

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One location in Charleston

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Locations in Charleston

171 Airport Rd, Yeager County Arpt, Charleston, , USA West Virginia

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
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110 travellers who hired a car in Charleston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4,8

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Most popular car type

Mini

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