Car Hire in Wilmington, North Carolina

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Wilmington, NC, United States
19 Aug — 26 Aug
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Wilmington, NC, United States
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Best deals found for Wilmington, North Carolina car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Wilmington, North Carolina
Mercedes-Benz GLA
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£65/day

1 Sep - 20 Sep
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Kia Sportage
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£52/day

1 Sep - 20 Sep
Kia Sportage
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£63/day

1 Sep - 20 Sep
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£54/day

1 Sep - 20 Sep
Ford Focus
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£52/day

1 Sep - 20 Sep
Audi A3
Volkswagen Golf
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£51/day

1 Sep - 20 Sep
Volkswagen Golf
Kia Rio
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-door vehicles

£49/day

1 Sep - 20 Sep
Kia Rio
Skoda Superb
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

£52/day

1 Sep - 20 Sep
Skoda Superb
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£48/day

1 Sep - 20 Sep
Toyota Yaris

Important information about Wilmington car hire

Wilmington, North Carolina, is known for its huge World War II Battleship, its large historic plantations and antebellum houses. hired cars in Wilmington are the best way of getting around the city. Parking isn’t normally an issue since there are various parking lots as well as on-street parking. Meters are enforced until late afternoon and lots are free for the first hour. There are various offices for renting vehicles, a total of about 20 car hire locations in Wilmington, so there are plenty of options to choose from. You will probably have no trouble finding a cheap car rental in Wilmington if you are on a budget.

The city is a bit too big to see on foot but you can park your Wilmington car rental central to see the Riverwalk and the Historic District. This North Carolina city isn’t only great for its central attractions. Your rental car in Wilmington can get you to other top attractions like the iconic Myrtle Beach on the South Carolina coast. It’s only about an hour and a half drive away from the city. Also, when in Wilmington you’ll want to see the Poplar Grove Plantation, just a short drive out of the city centre, and find some picture-perfect spots at Carolina Beach. If you’re heading to the historic district with your rental car, you should know that Market Street is known to get congested because it is the most direct route into town. Parking isn’t normally an issue, though, as there are parking lots throughout the city as well as on-street spots.

Since it’s always a good idea to look up tips before driving in a new area, we’ve put together a series of recommendations and laws you should remember. Once you have your car rental in Wilmington, if you ever hear or see an emergency vehicle approaching with flashing lights, you must change lanes to clear the way and slow down to not interfere. Texting and driving is illegal in North Carolina, although you are allowed to talk on your phone in hands-free mode. We always recommend not drinking and driving. Avoid being a road hazard and leave your rental parked if you’re planning on having a drink. You may be charged with a DWI if you’re caught with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08% or more. Please check Wilmington’s department of motor vehicles in case there are any changes in the laws.

If you are travelling from out of the country and your original driving license is not in English, you will need an International Driving Permit to pick up your hired cars in Wilmington. When presenting an IDP, you have to have your original driving license with it at all times; the permit is merely a translation. Apart from the international permit, it’s important to note that you have to be at least 21 years old to rent a vehicle in North Carolina. If you are under 25 years old, you may be charged an extra fee depending on the agency.


Wilmington, North Carolina car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Wilmington that's right for you

Small cars

£29 - £105

All Car Types

£30 - £89

The average price of a Small hire in Wilmington, the United States is £48. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Wilmington, the United States is in November. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just £29 per day. A Small car hire is typically 20% less expensive than the average car hire in Wilmington. The average price of a car hire in Wilmington 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 Wilmington Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Wilmington, the United States is £50. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Wilmington, the United States is in November. The price is 42% lower than the rest of the year at just £30 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 15% less expensive than the average car hire in Wilmington. The average price of a car hire in Wilmington 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 Wilmington Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Wilmington, the United States is £48. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Wilmington, the United States is in May. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just £37 per day. A Large car hire is typically 19% less expensive than the average car hire in Wilmington. The average price of a car hire in Wilmington 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 Wilmington Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Wilmington, the United States is £53. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Wilmington, the United States is in May. The price is 0% lower than the rest of the year at just £57 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 12% less expensive than the average car hire in Wilmington. The average price of a car hire in Wilmington 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 Wilmington SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£48/day

1 Sep - 20 Sep
Toyota Yaris
Volkswagen Golf
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£51/day

1 Sep - 20 Sep
Volkswagen Golf
Kia Rio
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-door vehicles

£49/day

1 Sep - 20 Sep
Kia Rio

Wilmington car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Wilmington, North Carolina
8.6
Excellent
40 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

7.3
7.5
Good
52 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.7
5.2
Okay
40 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

5.7

Overall

5.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.0

Value

5.3
4.4
Okay
34 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

5.9

Overall

4.3

Pick-up/drop-off

3.9

Value

5.1
7.3
Good
15 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.5

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.1
5.9
Okay
16 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.5

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

5.7
5.9
Okay
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

10.0
0.0
Horrible
1 review1 location

Quick facts about car hire in Wilmington

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Wilmington

Popular Car Types

SUV, Premium, Full-size

Cheapest Hire Car

£48

Most Popular Model

Ford Expedition
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Wilmington in the past 72 hours: SUV, Premium, Full-size.
The lowest price for a car hire in Wilmington is £48/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £65/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Wilmington in the past 7 days is the Ford Expedition.

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Driving with a car hire in Wilmington - FAQs

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

You can expect to find the best deals from Avis when you visit Wilmington. With average rates of £60/day available at their 2 locations, Avis is a great company to hire from.

The majority of car hire agencies in Wilmington offer free cancellation. momondo will always tell you whether or not rental car centres such as Hertz, Alamo, and Budget have a cancellation fee for travellers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

With temperatures averaging 18 °C and precipitation usually 99 mm during September, you should consider hiring a standard when travelling to Wilmington. A standard size car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of September and is a popular choice for travellers heading to Wilmington. Hiring a Standard in Wilmington will cost you £56/day on average.

Avis is the car hire company with the most locations in Wilmington, NC. At those 2 locations, you can expect to pay a daily rate of £60 in Wilmington, NC.

Wilmington’s speed limit is 25 mph when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighbourhoods. The suburban speed limit in Wilmington is 75 mph and the speed limit for motorways is 75 mph. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

During the month of August the average temperature in Wilmington is 27 °C and the expected precipitation is 188 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in Wilmington.

Travellers looking to leave from Wilmington on a road trip around North Carolina or the surrounding areas during the month of August should expect temperatures around 25 °C and about 129.6 mm of possible rain through the month.


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