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Car hires in South Carolina

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Charleston, SC, United States
8 mar. — 15 mar.
Charleston, SC, United States
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Car hire insight and trends in South Carolina

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in South Carolina

What is the best car hire company in South Carolina?

With an average review score of 8.7/10 from 198 reviewers, Alamo is rated the best car hire company in South Carolina by our users. Alamo has 3 locations in South Carolina including the popular city of Myrtle Beach.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in South Carolina?

Although there are plenty of other car hire types to choose from, the most popular type for a trip to South Carolina are SUV sized cars. 38% of our users chose this vehicle type and found prices for £67/day on average.

Best deals found for South Carolina car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in South Carolina
Audi A1
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£29/day

5 mar. - 19 mar.
Audi A1
Vauxhall Astra
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

£29/day

5 mar. - 19 mar.
Vauxhall Astra
Opel Insignia
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

£34/day

3 maj - 19 maj
Opel Insignia
Toyota Aygo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£35/day

3 maj - 19 maj
Toyota Aygo
Kia Cee'd
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£36/day

5 mar. - 19 mar.
Kia Cee'd
Peugeot 3008
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

£36/day

5 mar. - 19 mar.
Peugeot 3008
Skoda Kamiq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£36/day

27 mar. - 22 apr.
Skoda Kamiq
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£36/day

27 mar. - 22 apr.
Nissan Qashqai
Volkswagen Polo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£37/day

27 mar. - 22 apr.
Volkswagen Polo

South Carolina car hire information

What are the driving conditions like in South Carolina?

Summers in South Carolina are hot and humid, with much milder winters, especially near the coast – though temperatures can drop quite low. Even so, car hire in South Carolina is not as complicated as it would be up north, where the winter temperatures, snow and icy conditions are much more prevalent. As such, remember to include air conditioning for those sweltering summer days when you book your car rental in South Carolina. As with much of America, road conditions are otherwise good, and South Carolina has no fewer than 11 interstate highways running though it, including five primary interstates and six auxiliary interstates. These include the I-95, which connects Miami with New York, the I-26, which bisects the state from the northwest to the southeast and runs through Charleston (the largest city in the state), and the I-85, which connects to Georgia.

What laws should I be aware of when driving in South Carolina?

If you’re going for car rental in South Carolina, be sure to be extra careful when you’re around schools and school buses. Drivers must exercise caution when driving in roads at schools, and they must travel much slower. Drivers also need to be aware of school buses, must slow down, and must exercise caution wherever such buses stop and drop off or pick up children. Seatbelts are compulsory for all occupants in a vehicle. Headlights must be turned on no later than from half an hour after sunset to half an hour before sunrise. Drivers are required by law to make way for emergency vehicles, and they must move over into a different lane if passing such a stationary emergency vehicle.

What documents do I need to hire a car in South Carolina?

For cheap car hire in South Carolina, drivers must produce their original licence in addition to an international driving permit (required if the licence is not in English). A permit on its own will not suffice for cheap car rental in South Carolina. Photocopies or facsimiles of your original licence are not accepted. The licence must have photo identification, and additional identification such as your passport may be requested. The minimum age to hire a car in the state is 21, and surcharges apply for drivers under 25.


South Carolina car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in South Carolina that's right for you

Small cars

£32 - £84

All Car Types

£40 - £76

The average price of a small car hire in South Carolina is £52. The cheapest time to hire a small car in South Carolina is in January. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just £32 per day. A small car rental is typically 12% less expensive than the average rental car in South Carolina. The average price of a car hire in South Carolina can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for South Carolina small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in South Carolina is £60. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in South Carolina is in February. The price is 29% lower than the rest of the year at just £43 per day. A medium car rental is typically 0% more expensive than the average rental car in South Carolina. The average price of a car hire in South Carolina can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for South Carolina medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in South Carolina is £66. The cheapest time to hire a large car in South Carolina is in February. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just £35 per day. A large car rental is typically 10% more expensive than the average rental car in South Carolina. The average price of a car hire in South Carolina can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for South Carolina large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in South Carolina is £59. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in South Carolina is in February. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just £42 per day. A SUV rental is typically 0% less expensive than the average rental car in South Carolina. The average price of a car hire in South Carolina can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for South Carolina SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in South Carolina is £39. The cheapest time to hire a van in South Carolina is in February. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just £50 per day. A van rental is typically 34% less expensive than the average rental car in South Carolina. The average price of a car hire in South Carolina can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for South Carolina van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in South Carolina is £43. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in South Carolina is in February. The price is 12% lower than the rest of the year at just £39 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 27% less expensive than the average rental car in South Carolina. The average price of a car hire in South Carolina can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a luxury car hire in South Carolina is £33. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in South Carolina is in February. The price is 20% lower than the rest of the year at just £41 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 44% less expensive than the average rental car in South Carolina. The average price of a car hire in South Carolina can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for South Carolina luxury car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a convertible hire in South Carolina is £66. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in South Carolina is in February. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just £50 per day. A convertible rental is typically 11% more expensive than the average rental car in South Carolina. The average price of a car hire in South Carolina can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Audi A1
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£29/day

5 mar. - 19 mar.
Audi A1
Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£35/day

3 maj - 19 maj
Kia Picanto
Volkswagen Golf
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£36/day

5 mar. - 19 mar.
Volkswagen Golf

South Carolina car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in South Carolina

Alamo

8.7
Very Good
205 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

8.2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.7
Good
218 reviews26 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.5

Thrifty

6.9
Okay
332 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.7

Hertz

6.6
Okay
569 reviews26 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.4

Avis

6.5
Okay
147 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.4

Budget

6.4
Okay
345 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.5

Dollar

6.0
Okay
96 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.8

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

6.3

Ace

4.1
Mediocre
35 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.3

Comfort

4.9

Overall

4.1

Pick-up/drop-off

4.3

Value

4.7

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in South Carolina

Nearby attractions:

Marion Square9.5 mi
Congaree National Park78.9 mi
Family Kingdom Amusement Park85.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Family Kingdom Amusement Park1.8 mi
Marion Square85.2 mi
Congaree National Park109.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Congaree National Park108.3 mi
Marion Square195.8 mi
Family Kingdom Amusement Park207.5 mi

Is it worthwhile to book a rental car in South Carolina?

South Carolina is where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired, at Fort Sumter, which is in Charleston harbour, so if you’re a history buff, don a comfy pair of shoes and sign up for car rental in South Carolina. Aside from Charleston, the state capital of Columbia awaits you, as does the Upstate or Upcountry area of Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson. If you’re looking for Southern charm and hospitality (and some good ol’ Southern comfort food and home cookin’), you’ll find it in buckets and spades in South Carolina.


Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in South Carolina

Below are the most popular hotels in South Carolina
Coral Beach Resort Hotel & Suites

Coral Beach Resort Hotel & Suites

1105 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

1.1 mi from city centre

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort

803 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

0.9 mi from city centre

Ocean Reef Resort

Ocean Reef Resort

7100 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

5.2 mi from city centre

Hilton Grand Vacations Club Ocean Enclave Myrtle Beach

Hilton Grand Vacations Club Ocean Enclave Myrtle Beach

1600 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

0.9 mi from city centre

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

23 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC, United States

4.1 mi from city centre

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, United States

4.4 mi from city centre

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

2 Grasslawn Ave, Hilton Head Island, SC, United States

4.1 mi from city centre

Francis Marion Hotel

Francis Marion Hotel

387 King Street, Charleston, SC, United States

0.7 mi from city centre

Sun N Sand Resort

Sun N Sand Resort

2701 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

2.3 mi from city centre

Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes

Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes

8400 Costa Verda Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

6.1 mi from city centre

Compass Cove Resort

Compass Cove Resort

2311 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

2.0 mi from city centre

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

6.7 mi from city centre

Dayton House Resort, BW Signature Collection

Dayton House Resort, BW Signature Collection

2400 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

1.5 mi from city centre

Homewood Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Homewood Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

520 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

0.2 mi from city centre

Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa

Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa

1 Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC, United States

4.0 mi from city centre

Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District

Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District

560 King Street, Charleston, SC, United States

1.3 mi from city centre

Bermuda Sands on the Boardwalk

Bermuda Sands on the Boardwalk

104 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

0.4 mi from city centre

Town & Country Inn and Suites

Town & Country Inn and Suites

2008 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC, United States

5.7 mi from city centre


Car hire in South Carolina

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in South Carolina so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How long do people hire a car for when staying in South Carolina?

The most popular number of days to hire a car in South Carolina is 7 days, at an average daily price of £41. Only need a rental car for a weekend? Average weekend prices are £103 total. For your week-long South Carolina road-trip you can find prices averaging £284 altogether or for a whole month, costs can be in the region of £1,542.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in South Carolina?

Prices for cars in South Carolina were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in South Carolina?

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

Among different countries, including South Carolina, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the rental company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in South Carolina?

To rent a car in South Carolina, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in South Carolina?

Using momondo to book a car hire in South Carolina could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in South Carolina?

momondo helps you find the best car hire deal in South Carolina by allowing you to filter results by price, capacity, car features, drop off, pick-up location and many more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in South Carolina with free cancellation?

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in South Carolina offering free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in South Carolina on momondo?

Absolutely! momondo offers this feature when searching for a car hire in South Carolina.

Can I find a car hire in South Carolina which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

You can specifically filter for enhanced cleaning on car hire in South Carolina on momondo.

Can I search for car hire in South Carolina with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, car hire deals in South Carolina with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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