Book a cheap car rental for North Carolina on VIP Cars
|Popular car rental locations in NC:||Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, Ashville, Wilmington|
|One-way car rental:||Available|
Reserve a cheap car rental for North Carolina, located in the Southeastern United States, and explore this fascinating state also known as the Tar Heel State and the Old North State with total ease. Visitors can relish outdoor activities from hiking, skiing, and mountain climbing alongside with a flavor of Appalachian music and culture in the Blue Ridge and Smokey mountains.
Pisgah is a must-see for visitors to the Western NC area. Take a dip in one of the various swimming holes, visit the fish hatchery or go away up to Looking Glass Falls or Mount Pisgah. Asheville and the NC Appalachian Mountains are the most beautiful areas of the state. Mount Mitchell is the highest peak in the range located in the west of the state. Car rental in North Carolina means easy access to its various cities and counties.
- To rent a car you must fulfill the age requirements (you must be at least 21 years to be eligible) and must have a valid credit card and a driver’s license.
- At the time of car rental return, make sure you refuel the car & keep the receipts as some of suppliers ask for it as proof.
Car rental companies we work with in North Carolina
VIP Cars offers affordable car rental deals for North Carolina. On our booking engine, a wide fleet of cars are made available for a big network of locations within North Carolina. This variety – when it comes to competitive prices, fleet of cars and locations – is made possible by collaborating with a bevy of suppliers. These suppliers, in addition to all this, also offer various beneficial inclusions and add-ons. The inclusions cover standard insurances like collision damage waiver and theft waiver which are the part of the deal’s price; you don’t pay anything extra for these. Add-ons like GPS, additional driver and baby seats etc are offered by these suppliers as optionals; for these you have to pay a small per day fee to rent them.
We work with the following car rental agencies for location USA North Carolina:
- Dollar Rent A Car
- National Rent a Car
- Thrifty Car Rental
- Enterprise Rent A Car
- Alamo Rent a Car
Car rental pick-up/return locations in NC
VIP Cars and partners cover a big network of locations in North Carolina; hence, with us you can pick a car rental at one place in NC and can drop it off at another. On our booking form, by default, the pickup and the drop-off are same, but that can be changed by using the 'Different drop-off location?’ section on our booking engine. By setting a drop-off different from the pickup, the deal gets converted into a one-way – for this service, the supplier charges a small per day fee.
The following are the popular airport locations where you can request your car hire pickup or drop-off:
Asheville Reg Airport
Albert J Ellis Airport
New Bern Airport
Rocky Mount Airport
Best type of car to rent in North Carolina
VIP Cars and partner companies offer a variety of car-type that you can compare on our booking engine. North Carolina is big on both attractions and activities! For travelers who want to travel from one city to the other, they can use economy or multi-seaters cars, but for road trips or off-roading you should go for 4x4s. A convertible is best for a coastal drive where a luxury car is best for business agendas.
You can expect to find the following car rental types while searching for your car hire in North Carolina:
- Van rental NC: 7, 8, 9, and 12 seater vans and minivans are ideal for travelers who are traveling with a big group of friends and family. Book them at least a month in advance for bigger savings.
- Luxury car rental NC: In the luxury segment, you can rent almost any car from BMW, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Jaguar, Ferrari, Jeep, and Mercedes.
Driving tips for North Carolina
The following are the car rental tips that you can keep in mind while driving your hired car in North Carolina:
Drinking and Driving
Kindly avoid mixing drinking and driving. If you have had a drink and are found behind the wheel with blood alcohol concentration greater than 0.08%, you will be punished either in the form of on-the-spot fines from $200 or imprisonment from a day to 30 days.
When visibility is restricted to 400 feet or less, drivers should use headlights while driving their rental cars irrespective of the time of the day. Same should be followed during inclement weather.
The driver, as well as the passengers, should wear seat belts at all times while on the road. If the law is violated, there might be fines starting from $20. Children under the age of 8 must be seated in safety seats and older children in booster seats. You can rent these add-ons at the time of booking.
Unless posted otherwise, the right turn on a traffic light during red light is permitted after a complete stop; left turns are not permitted at all.
If you encounter any problem on the highway while driving your rented car, you can connect to the Highway Patrol statewide by calling HP (*47) or the Emergency Number 911.
When traffic lights are out and you are approaching an intersection, stop your vehicle or give the right of way.
Frequently asked questions
How old do you have to be to rent a car in NC?
Drivers aged between 21-24 years can rent cars in US North Carolina on VIP Cars. The minimum age to rent a car may vary from supplier to supplier & might also be different for different locations and different car-types. Minimum age doesn’t mean that the travelers under that age can’t rent, they can but suppliers charge a young driver surcharge from them. Read the T&Cs for current information.
How much to rent a car in Charlotte/Raleigh NC?
Whether to rent a car in Charlotte or Raleigh, the cost of the car depends on the following factors:
- Your age and the paid extras/services: If you are younger than 25 years, suppliers will charge you a young driver fee which adds to the overall cost of the rental. Similarly add-ons (like GPS and baby seats) and paid services (like one-way and cross-border) add to the rental’s cost.
- The type of car you are renting: Economy cars, minis and standard cars are the cheapest to rent, but if you want a bigger car or a luxury car you will be paying more.
- The time of the year when you are renting a car: September to November is the best time of the year to visit North Carolina. Therefore if you are renting a car in these months, you will be paying more. Rent at least 3 months in advance for cheaper deals.
Can you drive in North Carolina with an out of state learners permit?
You can’t rent and drive a vehicle in NC with a learner’s license. All the rent-a-car companies allow only those drivers to hire cars which have a full and valid driver’s license. Call us for more information.
Can I use a debit card to rent a car in North Carolina?
Most probably yes, though note that most of the suppliers only allow payment through credit cards. This is because they block a security amount on your credit card which they refund after the rental car has been returned in the same condition in which it was picked. In case of debit cards, for the suppliers which allow it, even they run a credit history before allowing you to pick the rental. Call us for more information.