|Car types||Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People carrier, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Alamo, Avis, Enterprise|
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Charleston car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Charleston.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Charleston car rental.
Some car hire companies in Charleston which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Alamo and Avis
On average a hire car in Charleston costs £34 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Alamo (£74/day), Avis (£96/day) and Enterprise (£119/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Alamo 5500 International Blvd 29418 (10 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Charleston is £2.67 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £32 and £43, depending on the car size.
Compact (Ford Focus 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 Compact car hire in Charleston costs £40 per day, on average.
A Economy car hire in Charleston costs £39 per day, on average.
A Full-size car hire in Charleston costs £35 per day, on average.
In Charleston, cars are most frequently hired at Budget 5500 International Blvd (10 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Charleston costs £236 per week (£34 per day).
On average a car hire in Charleston costs £1,010 per month (£34 per day).
Charleston’s streets are well-suited for a wide range of vehicles. Sedans, coupes, SUVs, and large trucks will all be perfectly comfortable on the road, so all vehicle options are a good choice. Additionally, streetside parking spaces are large enough for even the biggest of hire vehicles, making parking a non-issue.
In the center of downtown, drivers can expect speeds of 25 mph and 30 mph while the main roads and avenues features speed limits of 40 mph. On two-lane county roads and streets leading to the peripheral areas of the city, speed limits will get up to 55 mph. Interstates throughout the state of South Carolina have a speed limit of 70 mph.
Drivers will rejoice to hear that petrol prices in Charleston are fairly cheap, especially in comparison to some of the more expensive cities in the U.S. for gas, such as San Diego and Seattle. On average, petrol prices in Charleston are around $2.20 per gallon of gas.
Planning on visiting downtown? Parking garages and streetside parallel parking are your best options. Both are widely available and, fortunately, even the private parking options are fairly cheap. However, when a big event is going on downtown, parking spaces can sometimes become hard to come by; in those instances, you may have to park an extra block or two away.