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Top tips for hiring a car at Hilton Head Island airport

  • Renting a vehicle from car rental at Hilton Head Island Airport has more advantages than the public transport provided by the free trolley services and bus operators. With a rental vehicle, you have the liberty of driving at your own pace at your preferred time. You'll experience more of what the island has to offer, including the beach, shopping destinations, arts and culture centers, museums and nightclubs. You can only experience these places with a rental car that you can drive at your own convenience, unlike public transportation, which only follows a single route.
  • Car rental at Hilton Head Island Airport may charge extra dollars for the convenience and flexibility they offer arriving passengers. These charges include tax fees, car insurance, and car upgrade costs. One practical tip for renting a car at the airport is to avoid paying more on auto insurance by first understanding the details and costs involved in the policy. You also can limit your car rental budget by booking your preferred car in advance. This increases your chances of getting the specific model you want.
  • Is your flight scheduled to touch down at Hilton Head Airport during the car rental after hours? Worry not because the car rental at Hilton Head Island Airport agencies provide after-hours pick-ups, although you'll have to follow additional steps from your agent. Returning the vehicle is also hassle-free during the after-hours. Once you park your car, leave the keys at the dropbox. Remember, you remain responsible for the car until your car rental operator inspects the car, usually within 24h of return.
  • Hilton Head Island has good traffic flow, but it depends on your destination. If you plan on heading to the mainland, you can expect slow-moving traffic on Hilton Head Bridge. Cross your fingers not to have even a minor accident on the bridge because that would bring the traffic to a halt for several hours. Traffic during the morning rush is usually heavy from 7 am to 8.30 am and at dusk from around 6 pm to 7 pm. We recommend that you drive when the traffic moves relatively faster from around 11 am to 3 pm.
  • Book your car hire at Hilton Head Island airport at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Hilton Head Island airport

  • Where can I find the car rental counters at Hilton Head Island Airport?

    An upside to car rental at Hilton Head Island Airport is that you'll find all operators located inside a single building. It's located near the baggage claims area, outside the arrival terminal at 120 Beach City Rd. You'll find various internationally acclaimed car rental agencies.

  • What amenities are there at Hilton Head Airport's car rental center?

    Hilton Head Airport Authority and car rental agencies work hand-in-hand to provide car rental passengers with amenities to make their experience memorable and hassle-free. You'll find comfortable seats in a clean waiting area as you wait for your turn to head over to the counter. Additionally, you'll have free internet access in case you'd like to browse the internet or stay productive on your smart device. You might also get a complimentary cup of coffee during the off-peak travel season.

  • What documents do I need in order to rent a car at Hilton Head Island Airport?

    When renting a car at Hilton Head Airport, you need to show a valid government driver's license, active military ID, or an expired home state license (veterans). Foreigners will require a passport or immigration documents. All these documents must feature a passport photo. You'll also need a credit card with sufficient funds to cover any damages upon return. If another individual besides the credit card owner will drive the car, s/he is required to present a valid driver's license.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Hilton Head Island airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Hilton Head Island airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.

Hilton Head Island Airport car rental reviews and directory

Budget

6,6

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.5

One location in Hilton Head Island Airport

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Locations in Hilton Head Island Airport

120 Beach City Road

+1 843 689 3737

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
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2,0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Car rental had no vehicles, they were waiting on returning cars. I was told I could put my name on a waiting list and be called when vehicles came in, but the incoming vehicles "may not be returned until after we close". Thanks for the reservation.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
they charged me for gas even though i filled the tank. this required an hour of my time to call and get it corrected. they also snuck in a $35 option without telling me. Overall it felt like a scam.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Very easy process to pick up and drop off. Car was very clean and drove nicely.

6,0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Kayak posted $82 cost me $142, couldn't argue need the car.

8,0 Very Good

May 2022

KAYAK
I mistakenly booked my rental car for the wrong airport. They were able to accommodate me, thankfully! But it was much more expensive, probably due to the holiday weekend. But I was very appreciative of the accommodations.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and great drop off location

Cons:

More cars at Hilton Head airport

1 out of 19

Hertz

3,7

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

5.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

3.0

One location in Hilton Head Island Airport

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120 Beach City Road

+1 843 785 2050

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30
Saturday08:30 - 18:30
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2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing since they did not have a car for us

Cons:

A car

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Wring car, didnt care, no discount, then the crappy wrong car had NO GAS in the tank. Took it back next day ans went with Avis. Now i am still being billed for Hertz.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I was told there was no car available for me and that I could wait to see if they had anything the next day. Then they were shocked i wanted to cancel the reservation. I had planned a cross country trip and needed to leave early in the morning the next day. So I was left scrambling to find another car from another business. Luckily the Budget counter had something for me and they were able to help me out. Now I know to go to Budget instead of Hertz in the future.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very quick and easy drop off in Hilton Head. Loved the car!

7,6 Good

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Diane from the airport Savannah/Hilton Head was awesome! She helped me figure out an option when I realized that I reserved the rental car through the wrong airport. She helped me remain calm and found us a minivan that would accommodate my large family & our luggage.

Cons:

Unfortunately, I learned that if you accidentally order a car and pay in advance..and accidentally book the wrong airport (there are 2 Hilton head labeled airports), you cannot transfer any of the prepaid car to the new location. I paid in full for 5 days and Hertz said it's a locked in deal so they wouldn't honor even a discount. So, I had to pay for 2 vehicles on my trip. Completely, not cool.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good experience and will make reservations through kayak and hertz in the future.

1 out of 5

National

8,4

Very Good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

6.9

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120 Beach City Rd

+1 844 378 0638

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
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Alamo

7,3

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.0

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120 Beach City Rd

+1 844 378 0639

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
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2,0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Raven was awful

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

First time to the airport so it was a little tough to find.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I made a reservation and specifically asked there was a car available on the phone while speaking to a person, not the computer, but when I arrived to pick my car up there was not a car there!!! When I questioned the attendant, he said there was nothing he could do for me. Consequently, I ended up spending over $100.00 more than I should have because another rental (Hertz) said they only had a van. I believe this should be Alamo'so responsibility. I also believe the attendant could have been much more helpful! He at least could have checked with all the other rental companies to see if there was a cheaper option. I would really like a response!!!

7,6 Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I am 24 so I accept that I needed to pay an extra fee. However, when I booked, I correctly input my age. I was not charged the fee until I actually picked up the car which I found frustrating. Also, there was no cruise control.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup was quick and easy. Nice car. Very easy

4,8 Mediocre

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Huge line. Booked few hours earlier but they had no record of my booking. Had to wait for clerk to call her manager, leave a voice mail, then wait for him to call back in order to get a car. Didn't get the car I wanted. Didn't get a receipt, temporary registration, or any documentation from Alamo or Kayak. Initially told car had a full tank but was only half full. The clerk also told me the insurance I bought through Allianz didn't cover damage to the car despite that being incorrect, then she charged be for Alamo insurance without my consent which I had to call to get a charge back a few days later to correct. Terrible experience.

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,3

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

7.3

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120 Beach City Rd

+1 843 681 7368

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
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Thursday10:00 - 18:00
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8,8 Very Good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

How quick the drop off process was.

Cons:

The person at the front desk was quick and cordial if not a bit under enthusiastic to be working compared to his counterparts in Charleston.

2,8 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The company didn't have a car for me.

Cons:

The company didn't have a car for me.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Enjoyed the easy transaction from beginning to end!

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Thank you

1,9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Extra fees added without informing me

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Easy check in and out at Hilton Head airport!!

1 out of 2

Thrifty

6,7

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.4

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120 Beach City Rd

+1 843 689 9990

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
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Friday08:30 - 18:30
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6,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I ordered small fuel efficient car and was told that only car available was orange over powered gas hog

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

My plane was delayed for a couple hours. When I realized this I called the rental office (it took quite some time for them to answer) and told them I would be delayed. They assured me that there would be someone there when I arrived. When I got there the office was closed and I had to wait until the next day to pick up my rental car. The next day they offered no apologies or explanation and still charged me the original amount for the full rental.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

The Thrifty agent was not there, so I was stuck without a car and I was trying to make a flight at a different airport. I had to rent a more expensive car at Hertz in order to make the flight. This was awful, and I am going to contact Thrifty reimburse me.

4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car ready when I arrive. Quick return.

Cons:

There was no cruise control. This was not stated to me at check-in. Yet the agent asked where I am going. I was traveling over 800 miles in 2 days. The agent asked me about other things. The brakes pulled a little. Gas mileage on an small car was not great. There was a refundable $200 deposit that was never told to me before I booked the car. They had my credit card. Why do they hold $200. I am not a new driver. Had better experience with other car rental companies in the past.

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car. Pick up and return easy.

Cons:

The price.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

All good.

1 out of 3

Avis

6,4

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

5.9

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120 Beach City Road

+1 843 681 4216

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
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2,0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
Your call center is horrible. The car had a low air tire warning when we started the car. We filled up with air and it kept losing air. When we tried to get assistance by calling the 1-800 number on the paperwork, all we got was a run around and no one seemed to know the answer. They asked me to call back the next day when the rental car location was open. When I called, they advised me to call the number of the actual location. When I called that number I got the call center AGAIN. I finally brought the vehicle back and they stated they were cleaning a car for me to take. After sitting for almost an hour and checking with them several times, the person who was cleaning the vehicle had left for the day. Nothing like spending your valuable vacation time sitting in a rental car place. I am thoroughly disappointed and will not be using Avis/Budget again.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Drop off was fast and easy

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Great

4,0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
was forced to upgrade my car from the one I reserved because they didn't have any economy sized cars left

6,0 Okay

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, drop off easy. The SUV we had reserved was not available and there were limited other options available.

Cons:

Getting the type of car we had reserved and expected.

8,8 Very Good

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Gas tank couldn’t be operated. Needed instructions . Very specialized .

1 out of 6

Dollar

1,9

Cleanliness

1.9

Comfort

1.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

1.9

Value for money

1.9

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120 Beach City Rd

+1 843 689 9970

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
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1,9 Poor

Sep 2021

KAYAK
I travelled 80 miles round trip to pick up a vehicle @ 9 PM that hadn't been returned and there were no other vehicles available for the type I needed. I would have appreciated being contacted before making an unnecessary trip. However, the rep at the counter was very courteous.

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

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120 Beach City Road

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Target Car Rental

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120 Beach City Road Hilton Head, SC

+1 843 681 7604

Monday08:00 - 19:00
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120 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head, , USA South Carolina

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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194 travellers who hired a car in Hilton Head Island Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

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