Columbia Car Rentals

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Pick-up Location Columbia
Rental Locations 15
Airport Locations 3

Columbia car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best Rated
8.5 Excellent (12,810 reviews)
7 locations in Columbia
Enterprise
Locations in Columbia
10249 Two Notch Rd
+1 803 419 4319
130 Harbison Blvd
+1 803 749 0555
1307 Assembly St
+1 803 748 9214
3014 Two Notch Rd
+1 803 786 6957
320 Greystone Blvd
+1 803 251 2912
7611 1/2 Garners Ferry Rd
+1 803 776 9461
9724 Two Notch Rd
+1 803 865 7464
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Rated #2
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,905 reviews)
6 locations in Columbia
Hertz
Locations in Columbia
3000 Aviation Way
+1 803 822 8341
4016 Fernandina Road
+1 803 213 1078
508 Gervais Street
+1 803 252 2561
6615 Two Notch Rd Ste D
+1 803 754 1706
7356 B Garners Ferry Road
+1 803 695 0179
9817 Farrow Rd
+1 803 430 9332
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Hertz reviews in Columbia

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Sunnycars
2 locations in Columbia
Sunnycars
Locations in Columbia
3000 Aviation Way
3260 Airport Boulevard Ste 8

Car Rental Locations in Columbia

When to Book a Rental Car in Columbia

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Top tips for renting a car in Columbia

  • A historical city, Columbia has many cultural attractions and landmarks for tourists to visit. Having a rental car will let you tour these sights at your convenience. Additionally, you can drive to the ACE Basin or the nearby town of Beaufort with its Southern charm and historical architecture.
  • Columbia Metropolitan Airport is one of the major airports in South Carolina. It serves the cities of Columbia, Greenville, Lexington, and Clemson. Travelers flying out of this airport can enjoy a number of amenities including easy access to car rental agencies. Located close to baggage claim, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, and Thrifty all operate out of this facility.
  • In Columbia you should always be on the lookout for animals that might suddenly run out into the road. This is especially a problem in the fall during deer hunting season. These animals can cause substantial damage to your rental car. Additionally, by law, if you are driving on the highway and see a tow truck loading a vehicle, you must move over to the other lane for safety reasons.
  • During your stay in Columbia, you might want to limit your driving during peak travel hours. This includes morning rush hour from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and in the afternoon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic is especially busy on highways like Interstate 26 and Highway 17, which lead into and out of the downtown district.
  • Book your rental car in Columbia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs About Renting a Car in Columbia

What is the best rental car company in Columbia?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Columbia are Enterprise (8.5, 12810 reviews), Hertz (7.4, 3905 reviews), and Sunnycars (6.8, 2 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Columbia?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Columbia?

You’ll find a wide variety of vehicles to choose from when renting a car in Columbia. Select from compact, luxury, or a sports utility vehicle (ideal if you plan to drive through the ACE Basin). Also, if you are traveling to Columbia in the summer months, be sure that the air conditioning system in your rental car works well because there can be many hot days.

What's the speed limit in Columbia?

Because it is a big city, Columbia has many highways. When traveling on city freeways, you can travel at maximum speeds of 60 mph and on major roads around shopping districts the speed limit is 50 mph. However, on the interstate you can increase your speed to 70 mph. Inside residential neighborhoods, the maximum speed allowed is 30 mph.

How are gas prices in Columbia?

Gasoline in Columbia is very economical. On average you will pay just over $2.00 for a gallon of regular gasoline. Premium gasoline will cost about $0.60 more and diesel almost $2.80 for a gallon of fuel. This is lower than in other cities and states within the United States.

Where are the best places to park in Columbia?

The City of Columbia has numerous metered parking spaces downtown. Street parking in Columbia is always free after 6 p.m. and on weekends. But, if you are willing to walk, drive down some nearby side roads to find non-metered parking spaces. Additionally there is the option of parking in a garage or lot. Note that some of these facilities are city-owned while others are privately owned and operated.