Charleston car rentals

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Charleston, WV, United States
26 Sep — 3 Oct
Same drop-off
Charleston, WV, United States
Sun 26/9
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Sun 3/10
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Charleston car rental information

Pick-up locationCharleston
Rental locations13
Airport locations9

Charleston car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
6.9 Good (30 reviews)
4 locations in Charleston
Enterprise
Locations in Charleston
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible25 Jun 2021
There were NO cars. I did not receive a vehicle.
8.0 Excellent7 Jun 2021
Very friendly staff.Only wish there was an airport shuttle.
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr 2021
NothingEnterprise customer service was awful
5.6 Okay9 Jul 2020
Staff was nice.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 Excellent15 Feb 2020
Friendly staff, easy pickup and drop off.Nothing.
9.6 Excellent30 Jul 2019
Courteous staff.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 Excellent1 May 2019
Erin, the girl working the counter was AMAZING!The price of a compact car especially since when you’re under 25 you cannot rent an SUV at a cheaper price.
10.0 Excellent23 Jul 2018
The representative was very informative. We were told our options and was given good advice. I called on two occasions and was given correct information. I will recommend them to anyone that is in need of a vehicle.Nothing
10.0 Excellent9 Jun 2018
Very good deal for the amount of time we had the van
2.0 Mediocre29 Jan 2018
No car available!I never actually got a car through the Enterprise at the Charleston WV airport. I showed up at 8:30 p.m. and they told me they were out of cars and I should call back in the morning. I did that - twice, leaving messages - and never got a call back or a follow-up. Thankfully there was another Enterprise rental in the town of Charleston who had a 4wd vehicle available. I was able to rent through them, though they wouldn't match the price that I booked online. Overall a poor experience.
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Rated no. 2
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Charleston
National
Locations in Charleston
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent17 Jun 2021
Exceptional staff at Yeager Airport!Total experience was awesome
Rated no. 3
Avis
9.7 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Avis
Locations in Charleston
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent3 May 2021
YesCan't think of anything all went well and the staff was great
10.0 Excellent29 Apr 2020
Yes, fast & easyall good
Rated no. 4
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Alamo
Locations in Charleston
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent7 Jul 2017
GPSVery nice person working at the Charleston, WV airport. A great representative for your company.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 Excellent12 Sep 2016
Whole process was made simple
10.0 Excellent29 Aug 2016
An awesome experience with Alamo Rental CarThe vehicle was clean and gas efficient
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Rated no. 5
Dollar
8.3 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Dollar
Locations in Charleston
  • 8.2
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre10 May 2021
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 Excellent18 Mar 2021
StaffKayak 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 Excellent15 Mar 2021
Great staff! Everything was quick and easy!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 Okay8 Mar 2021
Staff was friendly.Reserved a full size. They only had a economy available. This is unsatisfactory.
10.0 Excellent1 Sep 2020
Staff was friendly and quickly took care to get me my car.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 Excellent15 Mar 2020
No
10.0 Excellent22 Dec 2019
The staff was especially friendly and efficient. I had the same employee for pickup and return.I’m satisfied
9.2 Excellent2 Apr 2019
Excellent vehicle for the money.It was hard to get ahold of the local desk to inquire about changing the time and the parking arrangements for the car that we were leaving.
10.0 Excellent2 Sep 2018
Great car for driving mountain roadsOur Nissan Altima provided enough room for golf bag and large suitcase. The handling of the car was very good and came in use on mountain highways of West VirginiaNo issues
4.0 Okay24 May 2018
The staff at the desk were helpful and courteous. They could not have been nicer in helping me with directions and I received the car very fast.The car was dirty and I felt that it was expensive in terms of what I received. There was dirt and mud on the seats and floor.
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Rated no. 6
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (23 reviews)
2 locations in Charleston
Hertz
Locations in Charleston
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Jul 2019
Staff was easy to work with and helpful. Drop off was a breeze.Offer a bottle of water or assistance with baggage.
10.0 Excellent26 Nov 2017
Excellent ExperienceWe 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 Good26 Jul 2017
Last time for HertzCar was great. It was clean. Easy access at pickup.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 Mediocre21 Jun 2017
Terrible experienceNothingHertz denied my rental after Kayak.com charged my credit card.
9.6 Excellent18 Jun 2017
Terrific almost brand new vehicleNew truck with plenty of technology perks. Good, efficient service at counter. Easy and quick.N/A
8.0 Excellent31 May 2017
KIA Optima was pretty small for a "full-sized" car.
7.2 Good9 Apr 2017
They might want to let customers know that their ticket counter in the Charleston, WV airport closes at 5 pm on Saturday. That's kind of crucial info for someone whose flight doesn't arrive till 7 pm!
2.0 Mediocre13 Mar 2017
They would not give us the rental car because we used a business credit card and it didn't have our first name on the credit card. It just had our company name on it.
9.2 Excellent23 Oct 2016
Pickup/dropoffI really enjoyed the hell I received from the pickup location in Charleston, WV.The help I received in Atlanta,GA was awful. They don't try to help at all. I was told I needed to wait my turn to get a receipt for my rental return.
9.2 Excellent14 Nov 2015
Inside windshield was dirty
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Rated no. 7
Budget
7.4 Good (8 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Budget
Locations in Charleston
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.8 Good19 Aug 2017
Charleston is smallEverything was satisfactory.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 Good15 Aug 2017
Long slow line happy endingScarcity of vehicles caused upgrade. Quick check in.Long long slow slow line. Slow computer system. Multiple people in training.
Easirent
1 location in Charleston
Easirent
Locations in Charleston
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Charleston
Sunnycars
Locations in Charleston
Recent reviews
90 travellers who rented a car in Charleston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Charleston

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Most popular car type

Standard

When to book a rental car in Charleston

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Top tips for hiring a car in Charleston

  • Book your rental car in Charleston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Charleston are around -10% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Charleston

  • The average price of fuel in Charleston is $4.98 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $60 and $80, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Santa Fe or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Charleston.

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

  • A Standard car rental in Charleston costs $92 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Charleston costs $76 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Charleston costs $60 per day, on average.