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Southport car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Southport

  • Southport is a charming seaside town in North Carolina with plenty of outdoor activities, historic sites, and stunning scenery. With Southport car rentals, you can easily explore the town and its surroundings at your own pace and on your own schedule. You can avoid the wait for public transportation and the limitations of bus or train schedules. Some of the top attractions in and around Southport are best explored with a car. Oak Island Beach, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, and the Wilmington Riverwalk are all relatively close by, but are not easily accessible by public transportation.
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is located approximately 45 miles from Southport. MYR has a dedicated rental-car facility on site, which is located across from the baggage-claim area. The airport shuttle will take you to the rental-car facility. Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is located approximately 35 miles from Southport. The rental-car companies are located inside the airport terminal building, near the baggage claim, and are accessible via airport shuttle. Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) is located approximately 60 miles from Southport. The rental-car companies at EWN are located in the terminal building, near the baggage-claim area. The airport shuttle bus will take you to the rental-car area.
  • Southport is a pedestrian-friendly town, and many people use the sidewalks to walk or bike. Drivers should be cautious and aware of pedestrians, who may cross the road at any time. Southport has many cyclists who share the road with vehicles, so when you're driving cheap car rentals in Southport, give cyclists adequate space and respect their right to be on the road. The driving style in Southport is generally calm and relaxed, and most drivers obey traffic rules; however, there may be some impatient drivers on the road, especially during peak vacation season.
  • Rush-hour traffic in Southport typically occurs between 7 am and 9 am and between 4 pm and 6 pm when residents commute to and from work. There might also be more-than-usual congestion on roads like North Howe Street and the Davis Canal Bridge during peak travel times, i.e., the summer months, when tourists flock to the area. Seasonal weather doesn't tend to cause major difficulties for driving cheap car rentals in Southport, only if you encounter some heavy rain or severe storms, and roads become flooded or visibility low.
  • Book your car hire in Southport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Southport are around 7% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Southport

  • How much is the price of fuel in Southport?

    The average price of fuel in Southport is R70,23 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R843 and R1 124, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Southport?

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

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

    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 Southport?

    A Mini car hire in Southport costs R1 785 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Southport costs R1 600 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Southport costs R1 083 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Southport?

    When it comes to choosing cheap car rentals in Southport, the type of car you should rent largely depends on your personal preferences. However, for the best experience, it's recommended to rent a smaller vehicle, such as a compact or mid-sized car. Typically, smaller cars are much easier to maneuver through Southport's narrower streets and roundabouts than larger vehicles like SUVs or trucks. This is especially important if you're unfamiliar with the area and you need to make sudden turns at unfamiliar intersections.

  • What’s the speed limit in Southport?

    In Southport, NC, the speed limits vary depending on the road type or location. The speed limit in residential areas is typically 25 mph, marked with signs or indicated by the presence of schools. Most of the main roads in town have a speed limit of 35 mph, such as State Highway 211, Howe Street, and Long Beach Road. Some of the roads outside of town or near major highways may have higher speed limits, the fastest likely being 55 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Southport?

    There are several parking options available for Southport car rentals. Downtown Southport provides on-street parking and a few public parking lots with parking meters. The cost for metered parking is around $1 per hour and is enforced Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Visitors driving rental cars should bring plenty of change for the meters, or pay using the Passport parking app.

Southport car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6,6

Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.6

5 locations in Southport

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Locations in Southport

1740 Airport Blvd

+1 910 254 9503

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2309 S College Rd

+1 910 397 9110

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4124 Market St

+1 910 251 9812

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4565, Unit 1 Long Beach Rd.

+1 910 454 8943

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53 Naber Dr

+1 910 754 7175

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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
They were great. The car was a little small for how we are. But would rent again.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
They schedule the vehicle and the time but when I showed up they did not have the vehicle and send me home empty handed with no vehicle for my family

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Check in and check out was super easy. Very friendly, and answered any questions we had. Car we rented accommodated everyone. I highly recommend Enterprise, Wilmington

7,6 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick pick up and drop off

Cons:

Was really hoping for an F 150 not a Dodge ram.

8,8 Very Good

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car wasn’t ready at noon. It had a cracked windshield, so they gave me a different car. The car was ready 4.25 hours later. They drove me to an appointment, but were late picking me up. Otherwise, everything was excellent!

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The young lady that helped me was excellent.

Cons:

The pickup DID NOT HAVE POWER SEATS!!!

1 out of 5

Hertz

No score available yet

3 locations in Southport

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Locations in Southport

4019 Long Beach Rd

+1 910 457 0469

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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4757 Main St

+1 910 877 0079

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5214 Market St Ste 103

+1 910 399 3489

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was ready but had to get an upgrade as my choice was not available gave me the same rate as booked.

Cons:

All went well car was very comfortable.

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car had not been washed outside. The inside appeared to be cleaned

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice vehicle, clean and great for the long drive.

Cons:

Of course, I got a great deal through Kayak and hertz but I got a dink in the windshield and had to pay $75 for the repair which blew my cost savings.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient non-airport location. Car was ready, and the paperwork only took a few minutes. Great rental agent.

6,0 Okay

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Not much

Cons:

Car not available when promised, even though I had reservation for over a month!! No cruise control on car. No key fob for car. Although the car did drive well!!

4,8 Mediocre

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a newer model.

Cons:

The car smelled like smoke and had some seat damages that made driving uncomfortable.

1 out of 3

National

No score available yet

One location in Southport

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Locations in Southport

1740 Airport Blvd

+1 844 370 9815

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8,0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
They would not let me purchase extra insurance because it was a convertible. Turned out ok because I did not need it.

5,9 Fair

Jul 2021

KAYAK
The car was not ready when we arrived- we had to wait for almost an hour- but the people were friendly and the car was great

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Southport

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Locations in Southport

1740 Airport Blvd

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44 travellers who hired a car in Southport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

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Most popular car type

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