Rent a Car at Charleston Downtown

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Charleston Downtown (HS3)


390 Meeting Street,
(services Cruise Ship Port), Charleston, SC, South Carolina, 29403, United States


(1) 843-577-5195

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Hours of Operation:

Sun 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Holiday Hours:

THANKSGIVING DY   November  28  closed
CHRISTMAS DAY   December  25  closed

NEW YEARS DAY   January  1  closed
INDEPENDENCE DY   July  4  08:00AM - 02:00PM
LABOR DAY   September  2  08:00AM - 02:00PM

Free pickup service available


Location Information
Fastbreak Service
Proceed to Budget rental counter. Show your drivers license and identify yourself as a Fastbreak member. The Budget rental agent will provide you with your preprinted contract and keys.
General Directions
COUNTER: Located at the intersection of Meeting Street & Mary Street. CARS: On-site. RETURNS: Same as pick-up. AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Not accepted.

Downtown Charleston Car Rental

After your student finishes a long semester of school at the College of Charleston, you can simplify your journey home if you rent a car in Charleston. Or if you find yourself without your normal ride because of necessary car repairs, get temporary transportation anywhere with a car rental in Charleston. You can find a welcoming face in the hub of the city at Budget on Meeting Street in Downtown Charleston. Located near East Bay Street and US-17, this location is perfect for picking up rental cars. 

Visiting the city? Begin your trip at the Charleston Visitor Center and learn more about the area, then walk over to Budget for a cheap car rental in Charleston. With a rental car, you can drive over to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and view the breathtaking grounds. Patriots Point, a museum with historic ships and aircraft, is another hot tourist destination. Don’t forget Middleton Place, a must-see while you are here. Walk around the large plantation and admire the magnificent grounds surrounding it. 

Time to take off? Return your car rental on your way out to Budget at the Charleston airport. You can also return your vehicle to one of the Budget locations in Charleston


Neighborhood Landmarks

  • Across the street from Charleston Progressive Academy

  • Two blocks from The Charleston Museum


Popular Rental Options in Charleston

  • Economy Cars: Great gas mileage is the perfect excuse for a road trip over to Jacksonville, Florida, or Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Midsize Cars: Midsize car rentals are perfect for those here on business and tourists traveling around the city. 

  • Full-Size Cars: For longer drives over to Atlanta, Georgia, consider a full-size car rental. You will be grateful for the extra legroom and trunk space. 


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Don’t stop here—you’ll want to view more vehicles and their rates, such as an economy car rental or a luxury car rental in Charleston. Input just a little bit of information and you’ll be able to find the perfect car rental at Budget on Meeting Street in Downtown Charleston. In the form above, choose a date and time to pick up a rental car. Next, find a drop-off location, date, and time. Click “Select My Car” and you’re almost done! Complete your rental car reservation today!

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