If you want to see everything Charleston has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Alamo. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own ride allows you to go to the spots you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next trip to South Carolina even more enjoyable with an Alamo rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With over one-hundred thousand people, Charleston is a city that has plenty going on. Many tourists come to take advantage of Charleston's local attractions. However, you may have your eye on exploring the thriving art scene and a diverse population. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to check out as much of Charleston as possible while on your trip. And with your Alamo rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
We work with some of the most dependable car rental businesses. Alamo opened in 1974 and introduced the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage. Alamo strives to provide a fun, low-cost, high-value rental experience to family and leisure travelers.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Charleston Alamo rental car at a great price?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the lowest rates, whether you book. But getting your car ahead of your visit can help you save even more. Be sure to not add an additional driver and read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
What do I need have with me when I get my car rental in Charleston?
Be sure to present your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Charleston?
Alamo's minimum age to rent a car in Charleston is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Take time to go over Alamo's policies to know if there is an additional cost for you.
What kind of Alamo rental car should I get for my trip to Charleston?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Charleston. Economy or compact vehicles are good for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a SUV or a sedan will have more room for luggage and be a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Charleston getaway can choose the premium category to get a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. Many of the major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) typically cover your car rental. But many of them have limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Charleston. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Alamo require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Alamo requires a deposit when you book your rental. Alamo will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly based on the model and make of the vehicle.
Do I have to return my Alamo rental with a full tank?
We recommend a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with full tank, and you should return it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Alamo. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Charleston has lots to keep you entertained, but you may want to drive to nearby cities to find out what else South Carolina has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Charleston.
Does Charleston Alamo offer one-way car rentals?
Alamo usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at another Alamo. However, there is typically an additional fee when you opt for one-way.
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With so much to do and see in Charleston, having access to a car lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to explore more of South Carolina, you can drive when you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or memorizing a bus schedule.
Before you head out of town, book your Alamo Charleston rental car and zip off to take in all the items on your itinerary at your own pace. Go through CarRentals.com and speed along the road in Charleston, South Carolina.