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Car Hire at Charleston Airport

This information is correct as of August 2015

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Where to hire a car at Charleston Airport

There are five car hire companies with desks at Charleston Airport: Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Budget and National/Alamo. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Charleston Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

Luckily there is a BP garage located just 11 minutes drive from Charleston Airport. From Airport Road, get on to Keystone Drive then right onto Bigley Avenue. The petrol station will be on the left hand side.

Driving around Charleston Airport

Charleston Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. Charleston is accessible by three interstates. The I-77 goes from Parkersburg in the north and to Beckley and Bluefield in the south; the I-64 goes from Huntington in the west to Beckley and Lewisburg in the southeast and the I-79 begins in Charleston and continues to Morgantown in the northeast.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Charleston Airport.


Huntingdon may have a small town feel but there is plenty to admire from the many shops, restaurants, live music venues and cool bars in the University area to antiques, markets, cosy cafes and outdoor entertainment in Old Central City. Tranquil, landscaped gardens and fabulous hiking trails make for a pleasant escape while the local theatre, museums and art galleries are a must for anyone searching for culture. From skydiving to pottery painting, Huntington caters for all visitors.

Huntington is just under an hour’s drive from Charleston Airport. Get on to the I-64 from the airport and follow signs to Huntington, taking exit 8 for West Virginia and the 152 S/W.


Parkersburg lets visitors step back in time with wagon rides and visits to a 17th century aristocratic mansion and the oil and gas museum which tracks the boom era of the region. Alternatively, get out in nature to North Bend State Park where swimming, mountain biking, fishing, horse riding and hiking are all wonderful outdoor activities for the whole family. A local theatres and a lovely choice of festivals celebrating everything from fireworks and bees to harvests and volcanoes.

Parkersburg is an hour and twenty minutes drive from Charleston Airport. From the airport, merge on to the I-64using the right lane to get on the Interstate 77. Continue on the I-77and exit at 173 for West Virginia. Follow the signs for downtown Parkersburg.


The state capital, Charleston, is Virginia’s cultural hub with science museums, art galleries, giant film screens, a planetarium, cultural centre and some fantastic cafes, bars and restaurants in which to while away the evenings. Kahawha State Forest, on the city’s periphery is an outdoor paradise of hiking, horse riding, fishing, shooting and camping and picnicking fun for all the family. Kids can play Frisbee or volleyball while adults can take advantage of the best comedy club in West Virginia – the Comedy Zone. Charleston is just 10 minutes from the airport. Take Airport Road and merge onto Greenbriar Street. Get on to the I-64 and take exit 100 for Leon Sullivan Way. Follow signs for the city centre.

Parking in Charleston is mostly in garages which charge from $1 per hour up to a maximum of $5 for daily parking. These garages are open from 6am to 10pm Monday to Friday and from 6am to 6pm on Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays. Some hotels in Charleston offer free car parking.

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