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Columbia, SC, United States
23 Jun — 30 Jun
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Columbia, SC, United States
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Columbia car rental Information

Pick-up locationColumbia
Rental locations18
Airport locations4

Cheap car rentals in Columbia

C$ 53/dayCompact
C$ 78/dayIntermediate
C$ 58/dayStandard
C$ 60/dayFull-size
C$ 139/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 53/dayMini
C$ 112/dayLuxury
C$ 102/dayCompact SUV
C$ 125/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Columbia car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 64/dayRated #1
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
Best rated
6.6 Good (82 reviews)
7 locations in Columbia
Hertz
Locations in Columbia
200 Stonebridge Dr+1 803 252 2561
Monday09:00 - 17:00
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3000 Aviation Way+1 803 822 8341
Monday07:00 - 23:59
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4016 Fernandina Road+1 803 213 1078
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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508 Gervais Street+1 803 252 2561
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6615 Two Notch Rd Ste D+1 803 754 1706
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7356 B Garners Ferry Road+1 803 695 0179
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9817 Farrow Rd+1 803 430 9332
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  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
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Rated #2
Enterprise
5 Okay (10 reviews)
7 locations in Columbia
Enterprise
Locations in Columbia
10249 Two Notch Rd+1 803 419 4319
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 14:00
130 Harbison Blvd+1 803 749 0555
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1307 Assembly St+1 803 748 9214
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2638 Two Notch Rd+1 803 786 6957
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320 Greystone Blvd+1 803 251 2912
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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7611 1/2 Garners Ferry Rd+1 803 776 9461
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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9724 Two Notch Rd+1 803 865 7464
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 4.4
  • 5.4
  • 5.2
  • 4.6
  • 5.6
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Rated #3
Ace
3.6 Mediocre (5 reviews)
1 location in Columbia
Ace
Locations in Columbia
5317 Two Notch Road+1 803 744 9700
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
  • 2.8
  • 3.6
  • 4
  • 3.6
  • 4
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Columbia
Sunnycars
Locations in Columbia
3000 Aviation Way
3260 Airport Boulevard Ste 8
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Easirent
1 location in Columbia
Easirent
Locations in Columbia
Columbia Metropolitan Airport
MondayInvalid Date - 23:59
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Recent reviews
97 travellers who rented a car in Columbia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

Car rental locations in or near Columbia

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 86/day

Good deal

C$ 64/day

When to book a rental car in Columbia

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

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.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Columbia for C$ 64 or less
  • Book your rental car in Columbia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Columbia are around 49% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Columbia

  • One car rental company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Columbia costs C$ 86 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 64/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 3000 Aviation Way 29170 (10 kilometers from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Columbia is Hertz (6.7, 92 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Columbia is C$ 4.14 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 50 and C$ 66, depending on the car size.

  • Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Columbia.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Metropolitan airport is Hertz.

  • The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Metropolitan airport to off-airport locations is Hertz.

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

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Columbia costs C$ 43 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Columbia costs C$ 143 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Columbia costs C$ 86 per day, on average.

  • On average a rental car in Columbia costs C$ 604 per week (C$ 86 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Columbia costs C$ 2,586 per month (C$ 86 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.