Car Rentals in Wilmington, North Carolina

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Wilmington, NC
Jun 30 — Jul 7
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Best deals found for Wilmington, North Carolina car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Wilmington, North Carolina
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$68/day

28 Jun - 5 Jul
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$50/day

14 Sep - 25 Sep
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$50/day

14 Sep - 25 Sep
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$45/day

30 Jun - 30 Jul
Toyota Camry
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$51/day

28 Jul - 28 Aug
Buick LaCrosse
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$57/day

5 Sep - 12 Sep
Toyota Fortuner
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$42/day

29 Jun - 5 Jul
Hyundai Accent
Kia Optima
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$54/day

5 Sep - 12 Sep
Kia Optima
Renault Duster
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$49/day

14 Sep - 25 Sep
Renault Duster

Wilmington, North Carolina car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Wilmington that's right for you

Small Cars

$44 - $87

All Car Types

$63 - $121

The average price of a Small rental in Wilmington, the United States is $60. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Wilmington, the United States is in December. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just $44 per day. A Small rental is typically 33% less expensive than the average car rental in Wilmington. The average price of a vehicle rental in Wilmington can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Wilmington Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Wilmington, the United States is $66. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Wilmington, the United States is in December. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $47 per day. A Medium rental is typically 25% less expensive than the average car rental in Wilmington. The average price of a vehicle rental in Wilmington can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Wilmington Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Wilmington, the United States is $94. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Wilmington, the United States is in December. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $62 per day. A Large rental is typically 6% more expensive than the average car rental in Wilmington. The average price of a vehicle rental in Wilmington can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Wilmington Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Wilmington, the United States is $91. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Wilmington, the United States is in August. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just $63 per day. A SUV rental is typically 3% more expensive than the average car rental in Wilmington. The average price of a vehicle rental in Wilmington can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Wilmington SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Wilmington, the United States is $127. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Wilmington, the United States is in December. The price is 54% lower than the rest of the year at just $60 per day. A Van rental is typically 31% more expensive than the average car rental in Wilmington. The average price of a vehicle rental in Wilmington can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Wilmington Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Wilmington, the United States is $80. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Wilmington, the United States is in February. The price is 58% lower than the rest of the year at just $34 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 11% less expensive than the average car rental in Wilmington. The average price of a vehicle rental in Wilmington can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Wilmington Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Wilmington, the United States is $105. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Wilmington, the United States is in February. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just $65 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 16% more expensive than the average car rental in Wilmington. The average price of a vehicle rental in Wilmington can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$42/day

29 Jun - 5 Jul
Hyundai Accent
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$45/day

28 Jul - 28 Aug
Ford Focus
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$45/day

28 Jul - 28 Aug
Opel Corsa

Wilmington car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Wilmington, North Carolina
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40 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.8
7.0
Good
52 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.2
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Okay
39 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.1

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.9
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Okay
32 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.1

Pick-up/drop-off

5.1

Value

4.8
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Good
14 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

6.9
5.9
Okay
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

10.0
5.8
Okay
16 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

5.8
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1 review1 location

Quick facts about car rentals in Wilmington

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Wilmington

Most Popular Agency

Hertz

Popular Car Types

Full-size, Economy, Intermediate

Cheapest Rental Car

$36

Most Popular Model

Hyundai Accent
The most popular Wilmington car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Avis and Budget
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Wilmington in the past 72 hours: Full-size, Economy, Intermediate.
The lowest price for a rental car in Wilmington is $36/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $73/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Wilmington in the past 7 days is the Hyundai Accent. Our users also prefer the Toyota Camry as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Wilmington

Nearby attractions:

Battleship North Carolina67.4 mi
Wilmington Convention Center67.8 mi
Thalian Hall67.8 mi
Cape Fear Museum68.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

Cape Fear Museum3.2 mi
Thalian Hall3.4 mi
Wilmington Convention Center3.4 mi
Battleship North Carolina3.8 mi

Nearby attractions:

Wilmington Convention Center73.9 mi
Battleship North Carolina74.0 mi
Thalian Hall74.3 mi
Cape Fear Museum74.7 mi

Important information about Wilmington car rentals

Wilmington, North Carolina, is known for its huge World War II Battleship, its large historic plantations and antebellum houses. Car rentals in Wilmington are the best way of getting around the city. Parking isn’t normally an issue since there are various parking lots as well as on-street parking. Meters are enforced until late afternoon and lots are free for the first hour. There are various offices for renting vehicles, a total of about 20 car rental locations in Wilmington, so there are plenty of options to choose from. You will probably have no trouble finding a cheap car rental in Wilmington if you are on a budget.

The city is a bit too big to see on foot but you can park your Wilmington car rental downtown to see the Riverwalk and the Historic District. This North Carolina city isn’t only great for its downtown attractions. Your rental car in Wilmington can get you to other top attractions like the iconic Myrtle Beach on the South Carolina coast. It’s only about an hour and a half drive away from the city. Also, when in Wilmington you’ll want to see the Poplar Grove Plantation, just a short drive out of the city center, and find some picture-perfect spots at Carolina Beach. If you’re heading to the historic district with your rental car, you should know that Market Street is known to get congested because it is the most direct route into town. Parking isn’t normally an issue, though, as there are parking lots throughout the city as well as on-street spots.

Since it’s always a good idea to look up tips before driving in a new area, we’ve put together a series of recommendations and laws you should remember. Once you have your car rental in Wilmington, if you ever hear or see an emergency vehicle approaching with flashing lights, you must change lanes to clear the way and slow down to not interfere. Texting and driving is illegal in North Carolina, although you are allowed to talk on your phone in hands-free mode. We always recommend not drinking and driving. Avoid being a road hazard and leave your rental parked if you’re planning on having a drink. You may be charged with a DWI if you’re caught with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08% or more. Please check Wilmington’s department of motor vehicles in case there are any changes in the laws.

If you are traveling from out of the country and your original driver’s license is not in English, you will need an International Driving Permit to pick up your car rentals in Wilmington. When presenting an IDP, you have to have your original driver’s license with it at all times; the permit is merely a translation. Apart from the international permit, it’s important to note that you have to be at least 21 years old to rent a vehicle in North Carolina. If you are under 25 years old, you may be charged an extra fee depending on the agency.


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Driving with a rental car in Wilmington - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Wilmington so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

To rent a car for a weekend in Wilmington in July, the average price was $99 with cheaper deals starting around $28. Users looking for a one-week rental in Wilmington for July saw an average deal of $70 - but quotes as low as $24 were available depending on dates and car options.

The cheapest provider in Wilmington is Avis, with an average daily rental rate of $75 from its 2 locations in Wilmington. The absolute cheapest deal momondo users have found at Avis in Wilmington is $22.

The majority of the Wilmington car rental agencies that we partner with do not have a cancellation fee. This means that if your plans change unexpectedly, many car rental centers in Wilmington such as Hertz, Alamo, and Avis often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.

A Standard car is the ideal car to rent when visiting Wilmington in July. On average, Wilmington receives 7.4″ of precipitation and temperatures hover around 80.6 °F during the month of July. These conditions are well-suited for a standard, which can easily handle a bit of rain and even hold up well when temperatures fall. Renting a Standard in Wilmington will cost you $68/day on average.

Enterprise has the most locations in Wilmington, NC with 6 locations. At those locations, momondo users can typically find car rental rates of $85/day.

Wilmington’s speed limit is 25 mph when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighborhoods. The suburban speed limit in Wilmington is 75 mph and the speed limit for highways is 75 mph. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

During the month of June the average temperature in Wilmington is 77 °F and the expected precipitation is 5.2″. This information is useful for travelers looking for a car rental in Wilmington.

The climate in North Carolina during June is usually 75.2 °F with an expected 4.4″ of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to rent a car and leave from Wilmington on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.


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