Charleston International Airport (CHS)
Car Hire / Rental
(Charleston, South Carolina - SC, USA)
Charleston International Airport (CHS) boasts several national car rental outfits. The airport itself is located just off the I-26, which runs north from Charleston, and the I-526, which loops east / west to the north of the city. Car hire is a competitive business at Charleston Airport and a number of packages are often available, particularly at the weekend.
The airport's proximity to these interstates means that travel time to the airport is fast once you have left the downtown district, although downtown Charleston can become very busy during holiday seasons.
Renting a car at Charleston Airport or within the city is the perfect way to travel to nearby Mount Pleasant to the east, North Charleston to the north, Folly Beach to the south, and Seabrook Island to the southwest. Also nearby, the Francis Marion National Forest lies to the northeast and boasts a range of recreational activities, including hiking and scenic drives.
Speed limits in Charleston, USA
Urban areas: 30 mph / 48 kph
Open roads: 65 mph / 105 kph
Motorways / highways: 70 mph / 113 kph
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Charleston
The city center stands on a peninsula, edged by the Charleston Harbor and the Ashley River. Several roads span the river to the southwest, including the Savannah Highway and the James Island Expressway, across the Robert B. Scarborough Bridge. On the other side of the city, the Arthur Ravenel Junior Bridge (US-17) crosses the water and leads to the Johnnie Dodds Boulevard and the town of Mount Pleasant.
Within Charleston itself, the main parking garages can be found along Meeting Street, East Bay Street, Wentworth Street, Calhoun Street, Concord Street and Courtenay Drive.
Charleston International Airport (CHS) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental companies have representatives at Charleston Airport and will only hire cars to those aged 25+, with a current driving license and credit card:
- Avis Auto Rental
- Budget Rent-a-Car
Charleston International Airport (CHS) Car Rental