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Columbus, OH, United States
29 Jun — 6 Jul
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Columbus car rental Information

Pick-up locationColumbus
Rental locations40
Airport locations11

Cheap car rentals in Columbus

C$ 77/dayEconomy
C$ 77/dayCompact
C$ 77/dayIntermediate
C$ 78/dayStandard
C$ 78/dayFull-size
C$ 112/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 85/dayPremium
C$ 112/dayLuxury
C$ 112/dayPick-up truck
C$ 94/dayIntermediate SUV
C$ 110/dayStandard SUV
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Columbus car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (437 reviews)
11 locations in Columbus
Enterprise
Locations in Columbus
1026 Goodale Blvd+1 614 297 7353
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1733 W 5th Ave+1 614 488 7996
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2160 W Case Rd+1 614 798 9696
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3161 W Broad St+1 614 279 2577
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3245 Morse Rd+1 614 476 1111
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4233 Eastland Square Dr+1 614 836 2500
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4600 International Gateway+1 614 239 3200
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475 East Livingston+1 614 621 8899
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5466 North High Street+1 614 781 5400
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68 Dillmont Dr+1 614 880 1198
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6841 Flags Center Dr+1 614 895 0000
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Saturday10:00 - 13:00
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  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
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From C$ 33/dayRated #2
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (207 reviews)
1 location in Columbus
Alamo
Locations in Columbus
4600 International Gateway+1 614 239 3245
Monday07:00 - 23:59
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  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
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From C$ 35/dayRated #3
Hertz
7.5 Good (221 reviews)
8 locations in Columbus
Hertz
Locations in Columbus
1090 A South Hamilton Rd+1 614 238 1623
Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 14:00
1355 W Mound St+1 614 221 3000
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1535 Georgesville Road+1 614 351 1570
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2455 Billingsley Rd+1 614 793 3100
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2496 Scarborough Blvd+1 614 759 7285
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4430 Westerville Rd+1 614 476 6847
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4600 International Gateway+1 614 239 3254
Monday05:00 - 23:59
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8832 Commerce Loop Drive+1 614 840 1758
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
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From C$ 51/dayRated #4
Dollar
7.3 Good (247 reviews)
1 location in Columbus
Dollar
Locations in Columbus
4600 International Gateway+1 614 239 3254
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
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  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
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From C$ 48/dayRated #5
Thrifty
Most popular
7.3 Good (131 reviews)
1 location in Columbus
Thrifty
Locations in Columbus
4600 International Gateway+1 614 239 3254
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
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  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
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From C$ 63/dayRated #6
Budget
7.2 Good (193 reviews)
7 locations in Columbus
Budget
Locations in Columbus
1030 West 3rd Avenue+1 614 737 5400
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104 East Long Street+1 614 228 1058
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1400 Bethel Road+1 614 451 7699
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240 South Hamilton Road+1 614 863 7500
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4600 International Gateway+1 380 867 0247
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4621 West Broad Street+1 614 870 2200
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6060 Busch Boulevard+1 614 431 2025
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Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 7
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Rated #7
Avis
7.6 Good (44 reviews)
7 locations in Columbus
Avis
Locations in Columbus
1030 West 3rd Avenue+1 614 299 0964
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
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Sunday13:00 - 17:00
104 East Long Street+1 614 224 4259
Monday07:30 - 18:00
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1400 Bethel Road+1 614 538 0488
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240 South Hamilton Road (Highway 317)+1 614 577 0657
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4600 International Gateway+1 380 867 0002
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4621 West Broad Street+1 614 851 0508
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6060 Busch Boulevard+1 614 436 3218
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Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 7.5
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
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Rated #8
National
7.5 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in Columbus
National
Locations in Columbus
4600 International Gateway+1 614 239 3270
Monday07:00 - 23:59
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  • 7.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
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From C$ 28/dayRated #9
Payless
Cheapest deal
5.1 Okay (6 reviews)
1 location in Columbus
Payless
Locations in Columbus
4600 International Gateway+1 380 867 0978
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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  • 5
  • 5.6
  • 4.3
  • 3
  • 5.3
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Easirent
1 location in Columbus
Easirent
Locations in Columbus
John Glenn Columbus International Airport
MondayInvalid Date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Columbus
Sunnycars
Locations in Columbus
4600 International Gateway
Recent reviews
1499 travellers who rented a car in Columbus gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Columbus

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 54/day

Good deal

C$ 43/day

When to book a rental car in Columbus

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

Top tips for renting a car in Columbus

  • Make the most out of your trip to Columbus and rent a car to explore everything from Lincoln Village in the west of the city to Blacklick Woods Metro Park or Pickerington Ponds Metro Park in the east. Columbus has a lot on offer and, with a car, you can conveniently reach all your destinations within your own timeframe.
  • For travelers landing at John Glenn Columbus International Airport, rent a car directly from the on-site car rental center to be in the city in less than 15 minutes. The airport sports eight agencies, including Alamo, Avis, and Hertz, who can be found on the ground level of the parking garage where the cars are also parked. Posted signs help drivers out of the airport to the I-670, which directly leads into the heart of Columbus.
  • Columbus is definitely not as challenging to drive in as Boston, for example, but rental car drivers should double-check before venturing into an intersection, as right of way is not always followed. Also, Columbus drivers tend to drive slower on the left lane, which is nonetheless discouraged. When it rains, make sure to adapt the speed, as full downpours commonly happen in Columbus.
  • The winters in Ohio can be harsh and cold, so winter travelers should ensure the rental car is properly equipped for the cold season. If parked overnight, make sure the tank is always half-full or more; otherwise, the risk of a frozen gas line increases. Also bear in mind that the posted speed limits are intended for dry roads, so, when snow and sleet are coating the streets, speed must be reduced and adapted to the road conditions.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Columbus for C$ 43 or less
  • Book your rental car in Columbus at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Columbus are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Columbus

  • Some car rental companies in Columbus which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Dollar and Budget

  • On average a hire car in Columbus costs C$ 54 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty (C$ 97/day), Payless (C$ 105/day) and Enterprise (C$ 117/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Thrifty 4600 International Gateway 43219 (10 kilometers from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Columbus are Alamo (8.6, 214 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 506 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 260 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Columbus is C$ 4.23 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 51 and C$ 68, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Columbus.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Columbus airport include Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Hertz, Alamo and Payless.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Columbus airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Hertz and Alamo.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Columbus costs C$ 54 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Columbus costs C$ 62 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Columbus costs C$ 67 per day, on average.

  • In Columbus, cars are most frequently rented at Payless 4600 International Gateway (10 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Columbus costs C$ 377 per week (C$ 54 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Columbus costs C$ 1,617 per month (C$ 54 per day).

  • With regular rain and ice on the streets, a 4-wheel drive car is certainly a wise choice to make in Columbus. Depending on how much storage is needed, a smaller SUV or minivan are an appropriate choice which provide essential road grip while still being small enough to navigate through the city without problems.

  • Adhering to the posted speed limit is paramount when driving through Columbus. If there is no sign posted, the general speed limits are as follows: 15 mph in alleys, 20 mph in school areas, 25 mph in residential areas, up to 65 mph on interstates, and up to 70 mph on rural freeways. Don’t forget to adapt the speed to the weather and road conditions.

  • The average gas price in Columbus lies around $2.60 per gallon, but gas stations like Sam’s Club or Costco are usually on the slightly cheaper side at around $2.20 per gallon. Gas stations around the airport and the highway are often more expensive than stations inside the city, so bear that in mind before refueling the tank.

  • Street parking as well as garages and public parking lots are available in Columbus. Street parking, especially in the downtown area, is usually metered, so check the time and weekday restrictions at the posted sign. Parking garages such as Lot 005 or LeVeque Tower Garage, for example, offer daily or even monthly parking opportunities for a reasonable charge and are centrally located.