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Avis car rental prices in Columbia

Passenger Van
Pick-up truck

Reviews for Avis in Columbia


" and friendly."(in 779 reviews)
" and very helpful."(in 779 reviews)
" drop off easy."(in 779 reviews)


" like cigarette smoke!"(in 116 reviews)
"Clerk said no ."(in 1799 reviews)
" was the worst."(in 163 reviews)
Overall Rating8.1 Very goodBased on 7 reviews
Value for money

Recent reviews

Traveler rating
Cons:There was no real instruction on how to drop off. The CID airport is small. When I first dropped off, there was no one at the counter. The car smelled of smoke.Reviewed 14 Apr 2021
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Pros:Staff was very friendly and welcoming.Cons:No window washer fluid in the car and despite it being a non-smoking car, there was a lingering smell of old tobacco.Reviewed 11 Oct 2020
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Pros:Everthing went smooth,much better than the airlines.Reviewed 24 Sep 2018
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Pros:The local office in Columbia, MO, was extremely accommodating and helpful in all ways.Reviewed 1 May 2018
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Awesome!!Pros:Fast and awesome serviceCons:There’s wasn’t nothing I didn’t likeReviewed 29 Mar 2018
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Pros:Excellent customer service.Reviewed 9 Mar 2017
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Don't take MoX!!!Pros:Cheaper for 2 people to rent from Columbia to KCI or St Louis than ride MoX.Cons:Only issue was car smelled badly like cigarettes.Reviewed 13 Jun 2016
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Pros:Absheer is the friendliest customer service representative I have ever experiencedReviewed 4 May 2016
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Where can I find Avis car rentals in Columbia?


305 East Ash Street


Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00


+1 573 442 6945

Good to know

Most popular location

305 East Ash Street

Most popular car type


Top tips for renting a car from Avis in Columbia

  • When you are making the choice to book Avis car rentals in Columbia, it is important to select the right type of vehicle for your trip needs. If you're traveling with family or a group and need more space for passengers and luggage, consider renting a midsize or full-size car. An SUV or crossover is a great choice if you plan to explore the natural attractions around Columbia, such as state parks and outdoor recreational areas. If you're traveling with a larger group or need to transport a significant amount of cargo, a minivan can be a practical choice, providing ample seating and storage space.
  • The Avis Preferred loyalty program provides numerous advantages to individuals who book Avis car rentals in Columbia. These perks include access to a dedicated service counter, reducing wait times, and ensuring priority service, which can be particularly advantageous during peak travel seasons. Additionally, Avis Preferred members accumulate points for every qualifying rental, which can be exchanged for complimentary rental days. The frequency of your rentals with Avis directly correlates with the number of points you can amass.
  • When you are going to book Avis car rentals in Columbia during the winter, choose a car with good traction and maneuverability in winter conditions. All-wheel-drive (AWD) or four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles are typically better equipped to handle snow and ice. Ensure you have appropriate rental car insurance, including coverage for winter-related incidents like skidding on icy roads or damage due to snow or hail. Make sure the rental car comes equipped with an ice scraper and snow brush to clear off snow and ice from windows and mirrors.
  • You can drive an Avis rental car across state lines, but there are a few important considerations to keep in mind. Check if there are any additional fees associated with taking the rental car across state lines.  Ensure that you have the appropriate driver's license and meet any age requirements for driving in the state you plan to visit. Consider any travel restrictions or regulations specific to the state you plan to visit. For example, some states may have different rules regarding car seats, cell phone use, or other driving-related laws.
  • Compact rental cars from Avis in Columbia are around 61% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Avis in Columbia

  • Where can I go in Columbia to pick up my Avis car rental?

    One of the best things about using Avis for your car rental needs in the city of Columbia is that their location sits right in the heart of the downtown area at 305 East Ash St. This location is not far from Interstate 70, Highway 63, and Highway 163, which all form a loop around the center of the city, making it quite easy to get to this rental location from practically anywhere in Columbia. This location is also quite close to the University of Missouri, making it convenient for visitors to the campus to pick up a rental car.

  • Why should I use Avis in Columbia?

    Avis is known for maintaining its rental fleet so the cars are in good condition, providing you with reliable and clean vehicles. Avis often offers various services and add-ons, such as GPS navigation, child car seats, and roadside assistance, to enhance your rental experience. Avis provides solutions for business travelers including corporate rental programs, which can be beneficial if you're traveling for work. Avis typically offers a range of rental terms, whether you need a car for a few hours, a day, a week, or longer, providing flexibility for your travel plans.

  • Where are some of the best places to park my rental in Columbia?

    Columbia offers on-street parking in the downtown area and other commercial districts. The costs of on-street parking may vary, and this often involves metered spaces. Rates and time limits are typically posted on the meters or nearby signage. The costs may range from $1 to $2 per hour, and the time limits can vary from 1 to 2 hours or longer. Columbia has several parking garages available in and around the downtown area. These garages provide convenient and covered parking options. The cost for parking in garages can range from $1 to $2 per hour, with daily maximums typically around $10 to $15.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Avis in Columbia?

    Compact (Chevrolet Bolt or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Avis in Columbia.

  • How many car rental locations does Avis have in Columbia?

    Avis has 1 rental location in Columbia. Take a look at our Avis rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Avis have a car rental location at the airport: Columbia Regional airport (COU)?

    No (According to our data)

  • Does Avis offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Columbia Regional airport (COU)?

    No (According to our data)