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South Carolina car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
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Cheap car hire in South Carolina

Mitsubishi Mirage car
Mitsubishi Mirage
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
M
£32/day
Kia Soul car
Kia Soul
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
M
£28/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
M
£28/day
Volkswagen Jetta car
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
M
£30/day
Toyota Camry car
Toyota Camry
or similar LARGE
5
2
2/4
M
£30/day
Chrysler Pacifica car
Chrysler Pacifica
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
M
£52/day
Chevrolet Tahoe car
Chevrolet Tahoe
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
M
£51/day
Nissan Maxima car
Nissan Maxima
or similar LARGE
5
5
2/4
M
£59/day
Chrysler 300 car
Chrysler 300
or similar LUXURY
5
5
2/4
M
£50/day
Toyota Tacoma car
Toyota Tacoma
or similar PICKUPTRUCK
5
3
2/4
M
£31/day
Nissan Rogue car
Nissan Rogue
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
£33/day
Ford Edge car
Ford Edge
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
£39/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in South Carolina

  • For hire cars in South Carolina, you will need to present an active driver’s licence and a credit card with matching names. For non-locals, a foreign driving licence in English is permissible. However, you may be required to have an international driving permit if your original driver’s licence is in a foreign language. If you do not have a credit card as security, the car hire company may request extra cash as a refundable deposit.
  • It is crucial that you familiarise yourself with current South Carolina driving laws for safety purposes. For instance, left lanes are solely for overtaking and for upcoming left turns. You do not have the legal right of way unless another driver signals you to proceed, especially when manoeuvring several traffic lanes. Drivers are required by law to turn on the windscreen wipers and the headlights in rainy weather. You should also activate your blinker or gesture appropriately before reaching the place you intend to turn.
  • All drivers and their passengers must wear seatbelts whenever in motion. The state also prohibits alcohol intake in a moving vehicle, whether you are the driver or passenger. It is unlawful to text and drive in South Carolina, so keep your phone away when driving your hire car. You should also not drive under the influence of alcohol. The permitted blood alcohol content in South Carolina is 0.08%.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in South Carolina for £40 or less
  • Book your car hire in South Carolina at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in South Carolina are around 25% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate hire cars in South Carolina are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in South Carolina

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in South Carolina?

    On average a car hire in South Carolina costs £42 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in South Carolina?

    Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in South Carolina.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in South Carolina?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget (£28/day), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£32/day) and Alamo (£33/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in South Carolina?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in South Carolina are Alamo (8.8, 266 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.8, 244 reviews), and Thrifty (7.1, 114 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in South Carolina?

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

  • Where should I hire a car in South Carolina?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in South Carolina are Charleston (51% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in South Carolina), Myrtle Beach (33%) and Florence (14%).

  • How much does a car hire in South Carolina cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in South Carolina costs £351 per week (£50 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in South Carolina cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in South Carolina costs £1,503 per month (£50 per day).

  • Should I hire a car in South Carolina?

    Hire a vehicle in South Carolina and get to explore as much as possible. South Carolina is popularly known for its extensive beaches and the historic Charleston City. Hiring an economy hire car will enable you to travel and visit all the must-see spots. While there are public transportation options in most towns across South Carolina, some locations are only accessible via private means. Take your ride along the coast and see the magnificent Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach. For those that enjoy outdoor events, take your time and enjoy the hiking trails and other outdoor activities in Congaree National Park.

  • What is driving like in South Carolina?

    The driving conditions in South Carolina range from flat to mountainous due to the state's diverse topography. Since South Carolina's weather is not particularly harsh, any type of hire car will serve you well for your trip. The state’s road system is pretty impressive, as all areas are connected by a comprehensive network of highways and interstates. The I-77 and the I-20, for example, connect with significant adjacent state cities like Charlotte, North Carolina, Atlanta and Georgia. The I-95, which runs through South Carolina, is the main north-to-south road on the U.S East Coast. Just like the numerous car hire companies in South Carolina, there’s also an abundance of parking spaces. It is important to note that most public car parks require payment and are metered, which makes it easy to pay and know of any restrictions. Major cities in South Carolina are often buzzing with activity, which makes being stuck in a traffic jam during rush hour very possible. A wise way to bypass this nasty experience is to avoid driving during peak hours, altogether.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in South Carolina?

    In South Carolina, most car hire agencies mandate that you be at least 21 years old in order to hire a vehicle. If you need to hire a car and are between the ages of 21 and 24, you will probably have to pay a "young driver charge" and might only be able to hire specific types of vehicles; luxury models may be off limits.

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in South Carolina

    40 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in South Carolina

    30 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in South Carolina

    11 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in South Carolina

    11 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in South Carolina

    6 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in South Carolina

    5 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in South Carolina

    5 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in South Carolina

    5 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in South Carolina

    5 Locations

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car hire locations in South Carolina

    5 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in South Carolina

    3 Locations

  • autoeurope

    AutoEurope car hire locations in South Carolina

    2 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£49/day

Good deal

£40/day

When to book a rental car in South Carolina

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