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Charleston, SC, United States
Aug 3 — Aug 10
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Charleston, SC, United States
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Charleston car hire information

Pick-up locationCharleston
Hire locations19
Airport locations9

Charleston car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
9 Excellent (139 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Alamo
Locations in Charleston
5500 International Blvd+1 833 969 2383
Monday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Friday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2021
Pros: We were treated so kindly. The young man carried our luggage to the car and even gave us a choice. Most will not do that!
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2021
Pros: All of the staff I had come into contact with were phenomenal! Couldn't have asked for better service.Cons: If they had actually attached the invoice to to email that was sent to me.
8.0 ExcellentMar 24 2021
Pros: Easy in and out. Car was very comfortable.Cons: The battery died on me the first day, but Alamo roadside assistance was able to fix the problem and all was good the rest of the trip.
10.0 ExcellentJan 3 2021
Pros: It was a last minute decision to rent & the process was easy and the car was great
10.0 ExcellentJun 9 2020
Pros: Staff was super friendly and efficient, pick up was quick
10.0 ExcellentMay 27 2020
Pros: Very efficient staff. The entire process was painless
10.0 ExcellentMar 18 2020
Cons: Nice fast check in and great car for rental! Thank You!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 10 2020
Pros: Everything was wonderful
8.0 ExcellentJan 28 2020
Pros: The staff was friendly but did not listen when running payment so it turned into a mess. They ran my card 3 times charging it 3 times.Cons: Not running my card 3 times and me spending 45 minutes getting it straightened out with bank.
10.0 ExcellentJan 27 2020
Pros: Easy drop off, friendly staff.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
7.9 Good (114 reviews)
5 locations in Charleston
Enterprise
Locations in Charleston
2004 Savannah Hwy+1 843 556 7889
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
2440 Savannah Hwy+1 843 766 5160
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
398 Meeting Street+1 843 723 6215
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
5500 International Blvd # 114+1 833 969 2385
Monday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Friday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
619 Marina Dr+1 843 800 3074
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 24 2021
1.9 HorribleJul 19 2021
3.9 MediocreJul 12 2021
8.0 ExcellentJun 14 2021
Pros: They had car ready for me when I showed up.Cons: I didn't realize that the pickup was several miles away from airport which was inconvienent and expensive taking an Uber to and from location to pick-up and drop off car.
8.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Pros: Staff was helpfulCons: Price
10.0 ExcellentMay 24 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off of the car took less than 5 minutes. Super friendly staff!
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2021
Pros: The location was not at the airport, we didn't know that when booking and then there were no cars available!
2.0 MediocreMay 5 2021
Cons: To have had the car we reserved be at the Charleston airport where we requested instead of an offsite location that we were unaware of and unable to get to because they closed early! Therefore, we had to obtain a car at the Enterprise location at the airport for a far more expensive rate than we had been quoted originally.
4.0 OkayApr 25 2021
Cons: Car smelled of cigarette smoke. It was overwhelming
5.2 OkayOct 19 2020
Pros: The return staffCons: Not being lied to about price
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Rated no. 3
Hertz
7.8 Good (357 reviews)
2 locations in Charleston
Hertz
Locations in Charleston
3025 Ashley Town Center Drive+1 843 573 2147
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
5500 International Blvd+1 843 767 4554
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayJul 26 2021
1.9 HorribleJul 25 2021
5.9 OkayJul 20 2021
10.0 ExcellentJul 10 2021
10.0 ExcellentJun 26 2021
Pros: el proseso fue muy facil y sin contratiempo personal muy atento
10.0 ExcellentJun 13 2021
Cons: Agent at the airport was a Blessing.
2.0 MediocreJun 10 2021
Cons: There was no rental. After making a reservation I got to the Hertz Rental Office at 3025 Ashley Town Center, Charleston, SC and Dave promptly took my information and said we don’t have any cars to rent. He said he’d call me back and I never even received a phone call. Horrible service!!
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Pros: Drop off super easy.Cons: Pick up was a bit far and we had to go with quite a bit of luggage but we made it!
2.0 MediocreMay 31 2021
Pros: I was called a few minutes before my pickup time to be told the car was not availableCons: You tell me as for now, I will never use Hertz again
8.0 ExcellentMay 29 2021
Pros: Staff at airport corrected the problemCons: I booked a pick up time at a location that was closed. I should not have been allowed to book at that time. Called Hertz and the wouldn’t find me a similar car anywhere near for my family of 6 stranded travelers.
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.3 Good (202 reviews)
3 locations in Charleston
Budget
Locations in Charleston
2070 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard+1 843 573 9144
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
390 Meeting Street+1 843 577 5195
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
5500 International Blvd+1 843 552 1771
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleJul 19 2021
8.0 ExcellentJul 7 2021
Cons: The car given to us was not clean. The minivan had not been clean in the back. Also it was still dirty on the outside, it had bugs on it still from the previous driver.
7.9 GoodJun 23 2021
2.0 MediocreJun 11 2021
Pros: I didn't like anything about my experience with Budget. The people where I picked up the car in Charleston were lame and unhelpful.Cons: This was the worst experience picking up a rental car ever. I had prepaid for the car and she couldn't find my prepaid amount even though she had the reservation and I showed her the confirming email on my phone. She charged me a higher amount and said there wasn't anything she could do. The car was in a very difficult spot to pull out of the lot. I had to back it out for about 100 feet even though she had asked her assistant to pull the car out. The car was dirty and the windshield was dirty. After I left the lot, i discovered the gas tank was less than 1/4 full.
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2021
Pros: The woman at the counter at the airport was wonderful to deal with. So friendly and helpful!
8.0 ExcellentJun 5 2021
Cons: The price was outrageous! I know there was a golf tournament going on but felt $900 for two days of use was absolutely ridiculous and was price gouging. I could have used a taxi twenty times and not spent that much. If it had not been an emergency I would NEVER have rented it.
2.0 MediocreMay 28 2021
Pros: Booked a rental car for my trip to Charleston. Thankfully, I saw the scathingly terrible reviews and decided to call ahead to make sure my reserved car was there. Very rude woman said "no cars here" and when I asked if there was another place that had some (even though I already had a reservation) she just hung up. Terrible experience.Cons: Actually honoring your customers reservations and coming through with a promised vehicle rental. Or, just a thought, do not allow bookings when you know there are not vehicles available!
8.0 ExcellentMay 25 2021
Cons: The drop off in winter haven, Florida was under staff and unable to send me confirmation that I dropped off my vehicle. It has been about 24 hours later and still no email.
10.0 ExcellentMay 13 2021
Pros: Glad I got a car. Charleston was out.Cons: All good
6.0 GoodMay 3 2021
Pros: The staff in Charleston was friendly and courteous.Cons: The car was barely clean. There were spots, smudges, and it was filthy on the doors. The car was also very uncomfortable. It caused a lot of pain from the less than adequate padding on the seats. Additionally, when we turned the car in one (1) day early we did not receive any credit for that one day early. We tried calling and the individual, when we started to explain our concern, hung up on us. This rude behavior, and the fact that the care had not been properly cleaned at the Charleston pickup point, and it was an uncomfortable ride, and we did not get credit for turning the car in one (1) day early adds up to the fact that we will not rent from Budget again and we will tell all of our friends about this poor treatment and give no positive recommendations for Budget rentals.
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.2 Good (63 reviews)
3 locations in Charleston
Avis
Locations in Charleston
2070 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard Space 804+1 843 402 9626
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
390 Meeting Street+1 843 577 9705
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
5500 International Blvd+1 843 767 7030
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 7
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 18 2021
Pros: Stuff niceCons: You suck. You are a monopoly and therefore are breaking all the US anti trust laws. I can’t wait until this company is shredded. Because we all know the little guy doesn’t count for a penny. It’s all about control of wealth. I’m not stupid. You don’t care. That’s why you make people wait omg the phone. Over charge, have no leniency even one minute late. Shame shame shame shame shame.
8.0 ExcellentJun 13 2021
Pros: The prius hybrid got 55 mile per gallon.Cons: he threatened to charge me a $250 fee because there was pet hair in the car. We were not told no pets. This survey app also is glitchy and sucks
2.0 MediocreJun 8 2021
Pros: The drop-off was easy and efficient.Cons: The car was dirty when I picked it up and the lady at the counter said that cleaning the vehicle was not possible. Additionally, the pressure in the right front tire was low, which made me nervous, and the auxiliary cord did not work. The AVIS representative did not offer to help me with any of these problems. The low tire pressure was particularly disconcerting as I had a 5 hour drive to complete that day.
10.0 ExcellentJun 6 2021
Cons: The waiting line was way too long. More people to help serve the people faster or have a Express service where all paperwork is already done and you can just verify your ID and payment and Go!!!!!!
6.0 GoodJun 3 2021
Cons: I had a horrible experience with the lady who was working there when I dropped off the car yesterday. There were many cars blocking access to the lot so I parked at the gate - she yelled at me in front of other people ‘I’m not taking your keys until you park that car’ she wanted me to drive through a gap that I’d already assessed was to narrow for me to get the car safely through - awful experience, actually left me shaken up.
2.0 MediocreMay 18 2021
Pros: should’ve have been more courteous send us an email explaining the company has no vehicles before the date of pickup, I lost a day of work thinking my reservation was good but I was told “Life happens “Cons: Notifications or warnings before the date of pickup
8.0 ExcellentSep 6 2020
Pros: We received an upgrade car from the one we reserved. Drop off at ATL airport rental car center was quick and convenient.Cons: Pickup at CHS was a little slow. Car had a strong smoker smell, but we didn’t want to delay our trip any further by going back to ask for another one.
6.0 GoodJun 10 2020
Pros: Pick up and drop off was quick and easy.Cons: Car smelled of cigarette smoke.
6.4 GoodNov 2 2019
Cons: The car was givenTo us with only a quarter of a tank of gas. The clerk said that he would put this in the computer and we would not be charged for a full tank upon return. He did not document this in the computer. Upon pick up, we noticed several ants crawling out of the ventilation system. When trying to phone Avis to tell them about this and for the potential of exchanging the car, the agent was unable to help us in anyway. She would not put us through to any other customer service agent, And she indicated that she was unable to document this in our record. So, in essence we picked up a car that had only a quarter of a tank of gas and was crawling with ants.
9.6 ExcellentAug 17 2019
Pros: Staff at both pick up and drop off were excellent, very polite and helpful. Drop off location in Charlotte was a little difficult to find/notice due to location and store frontage, but figured it out after calling that office.Cons: Drop off location signage.
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Rated no. 6
National
9.1 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
National
Locations in Charleston
5500 International Blvd+1 833 969 2384
Monday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Friday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
  • 10
  • 8.5
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 31 2020
Pros: Great car cleanCons: Nothing
Sunnycars
2 locations in Charleston
Sunnycars
Locations in Charleston
2039 Savannah Highway
5500 Interbnational Boulevard
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Easirent
1 location in Charleston
Easirent
Locations in Charleston
Charleston International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
Recent reviews
879 travellers who hired a car in Charleston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,9

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  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Charleston are Alamo (8,7, 212 reviews), Enterprise (8,3, 338 reviews), and Hertz (7,9, 394 reviews).

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