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Budget car hire prices in Charleston

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Reviews for Budget in Charleston

Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
"Great price, very ."(in 3750 reviews)
" and fast."(in 1394 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Will Budget again."(in 252 reviews)
Overall rating5.8 FairBased on 212 reviews
Cleanliness
6.3
Comfort
6.8
Overall
5.7
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.9
Value for money
6.0

Recent reviews

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6.0
The rental car operation at CHS was overwhelmed - I waited an over an hour waiting in lines. They had to pull my vehicle from a remote lot - it wasn’t in the garage. The car was clean on the outside but the interior was not - my wife spent time wiping everything down. The tires were really worn - I wish that I had more time to reject the vehicle - bald spots on all four tires. Returning to Budget at OKC was fast and friendly - that part of the rental was terrific!Reviewed 15 May 2024
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2.0
I prepaid my car in full. When I finally got to the counter after waiting an hour in line they had my reservation but said I didn't pay yet. I had to wait another hour for the manager to call me, who was of no help. I had to pay again and this time had to pay $100 more than I paid originally. Not I have to fight with Budget to get my well deserved money back. Absolutely awful. Will never ever rent from Budget again and will tell everyone in the world to stay away.Reviewed 15 Apr 2024
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10.0
Quality and cleanliness of carReviewed 11 Apr 2024
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10.0
All goodReviewed 9 Apr 2024
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2.0
The entire experience could not have been worse! 2 1/2 hours in line (in spite of pre paying, and ensuring I was part of the Fast Break program) to be given a 12 passenger van at an offsite lot. I will never use Budget (or Avis) again...Reviewed 30 Mar 2024
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2.0
My rental car was a mini-van instead of the medium size SUV I reserved. More importantly, this vehicle when running had the thermostat stuck at 76 degrees and the screen would not turn on for me to neither adjust temperature or change the radio station. Any time I was driving, the dashboard would beep alerting me of ‘maintenance required’. Also since maintenance was required, the blind side alert and backup camera would not work but again car would beep every 15 seconds reminding me of this fact. The thermostat stuck at 76 degrees made for a very uncomfortable ride and with all the issues with the dashboard I also for some reason could not roll down the windows either. It was stifling hot so I always had a headache due to the temperature in the vehicle. My first time using Budget. Would not recommend.Reviewed 25 Feb 2024
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4.0
Car performed well, but smelled from smoke. Very excessive wait time at counter before being able to speak to agent. Pre-registering had almost no effect on the total time required to complete the rental transaction. The rental counter clearly needed more agents on duty, given the long wait time.Reviewed 19 Feb 2024
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4.0
We had a one way rental starting in CHS an ending in Hilton Head. We prepaid gas. The car tire went flat on the second day. Luckily we were still in Charleston. It took over an hour to trade out the car as the folks receiving it made me go back and forth to the counter. Then they closed out my contract inappropriately. We got an upgraded car which was nice however when we went to turn in the car the prepay was not there and the gent in Hilton Head said the car was supposed to be returned in CHS.Reviewed 3 Feb 2024
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10.0
The staff were friendly and helpful. The rental SUV was clean, well maintained, and easy to navigate.Reviewed 2 Feb 2024
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4.0
Twice now I’ve rented with budget CHS. Service is super slow at rental counter with inadequate manpower.Reviewed 18 Dec 2023
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8.0
Over an hour wait to pick up vehicle. Only one agent to complete the registration.Reviewed 21 Nov 2023
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2.0
Long line. Staff was not motivated and indifferent. We booked a Toyota Camry or similar but was offered a Kia EV which is not suitable for plan to drive a long distance. When quietiedd about a petrol car, we were offered a Lexus but had to pay $20 per day and no other choice. Just like take it or leave it scenario. Frankly not impressed.Reviewed 15 Oct 2023
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Charleston?

Address

5500 International Blvd

Hours

Monday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 843 552 1771

Address

390 Meeting Street

Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 843 577 5195

Address

2070 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard

Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 843 573 9144

Good to know

Most popular location

5500 International Blvd

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Charleston

  • Experience the charm of Charleston with Budget car rentals, where excellence meets affordability. Revel in a fleet of impeccably maintained, cutting-edge vehicles, ensuring a smooth journey through the historic streets. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff adds a personal touch, guiding you to hidden gems. Benefit from seamless transactions and unparalleled customer service, setting us apart from the rest. Choose Budget for the newest models, a dedicated team, and an unforgettable Charleston adventure. Don't just rent a car; embrace a worry-free, delightful exploration with Budget—your trusted travel companion in the heart of the Lowcountry.
  • Unleash your Charleston adventure with Budget car rentals, offering a tailored fleet for every taste. Navigate the cobblestone streets in a sleek sedan, or elevate your coastal drive in a stylish SUV. Embrace the southern charm with a convertible, or opt for a spacious minivan for family escapades. Experience the Holy City in your chosen chariot, handpicked to suit your journey. With Budget, it's not just about renting a car; it's about finding the perfect vehicle for your unique Charleston escapade. Tailor your ride, savor the ride.
  • Indulge in the perks of Charleston's charm with Budget's exclusive loyalty program. Elevate your journey with Budget Fastbreak, granting members priority service and streamlined rentals. Savor the rewards—accumulate points with every rental and unlock discounts, upgrades, and even free days. Eligibility extends to all, effortlessly sign up online. As a loyal explorer of the Holy City, relish the distinct advantages that Budget's loyalty program brings, turning each rental into a rewarding experience, creating not just memories but a seamless, VIP travel connection with Budget in Charleston.
  • Experience worry-free travel planning with Budget car rentals in Charleston. Our flexible cancellation policy ensures peace of mind. Cancel up to 24 hours before your reservation without penalties, securing a full refund. Life happens, and we understand. Navigate Charleston with confidence, knowing that your plans are as flexible as the southern breeze. Choose Budget for not just the freedom of the road, but the freedom to adapt your journey seamlessly, making your Charleston exploration truly stress-free.
  • Intermediate car hire from Budget in Charleston are around -7% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Charleston

  • Where are the best pickup locations for Budget car rentals in Charleston?

    For an iconic start to your Charleston adventure, opt for Budget car rentals at 1619 Savannah Hwy. Nestled near historic landmarks, this location seamlessly blends convenience and charm. Another gem is 549 King Street, surrounded by vibrant shops and eateries, offering a lively prelude to your journey. These strategic spots not only provide easy access to Charleston's treasures but also showcase the city's essence, ensuring your rental experience is as memorable as your Lowcountry exploration. Choose these locales for a perfect fusion of convenience and Charleston's unique character.

  • What are the different car rental benefits or amenities offered by Budget car rentals in Charleston?

    Discover a wealth of perks with Budget car rentals in Charleston. Enjoy the privilege of choosing your chariot from a diverse fleet, ensuring your journey matches your style. Revel in complimentary Fastbreak membership, granting priority service and exclusive rewards. Seamless transactions and top-notch customer service are guaranteed, making every rental a breeze. With Budget, it's not just about the car; it's about a personalized, stress-free experience tailored to the unique charm of Charleston, ensuring your exploration is as exceptional as the city itself.

  • Where are the best places to park Budget car rentals in Charleston?

    Explore Charleston stress-free with strategic parking choices for your Budget car rental. Opt for the convenience of metered parking on King Street, immersing you in the city's vibrant energy. Alternatively, secure your chariot in nearby parking garages like the Visitor Center Garage, effortlessly paid through mobile apps or at on-site kiosks. Charleston's commitment to safety ensures a secure haven for your parked vehicle. Choose these parking havens for a worry-free blend of accessibility, security, and the quintessential charm of Charleston.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Budget in Charleston?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Charleston.

  • How many car hire locations does Budget have in Charleston?

    Budget has 3 hire locations in Charleston. Take a look at our Budget hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does Budget have a car hire location at the airport: Charleston airport (CHS)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Charleston airport (CHS)?

    Yes