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Columbia, MO
Jun 1 — Jun 8
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Columbia, MO
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From $51/dayRated #1
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (44 reviews)
2 locations in Columbia
Hertz
Locations in Columbia
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 19 2022
Super easy process, super friendly and kind staff, 24/7 Roadside Assistance responders were fantastic, knowledgeable and helpful. The staff were genuinely upset and sorry for the very small issue I had with the car. I felt like they truly cared about making sure I had a good experience.
2.0 MediocreJan 31 2022
The rental car location was off airport property. That was not communicated during booking. Booking came without local phone number so was unable to contact local office. Once Uber reached the location, at 6:01, location was already closed for evening. Unable to get the car, talk to anyone at hertz and lost all monies for booking. Terrible experience.
1.9 HorribleJul 23 2021
Was given the smallest car on the lot for $200 for one day. Car smelled like smoke and the value just wasn’t there. I’ll probably go back to enterprise or another provider next time I rent.
10.0 ExcellentJun 11 2021
The pickup and drop off was quick and easy. The staff was very friendly.Nothing
8.0 ExcellentJun 27 2020
yes
10.0 ExcellentNov 11 2019
Good location. Friendly workers.
6.4 GoodSep 16 2019
Nice carThis was no where near the airport.
9.2 ExcellentJun 11 2019
The car had great gas mileage.One tire kept losing air, causing me to have to stop and refill it.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 21 2018
2 for 2 from this HertzSimple process collecting my data and having a car available .5-10 mins at most. Ordered through third party online as well.
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2017
Easy in easy outPrice, car good on fuel, easy pick up and drop offNothing
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From $54/dayRated #2
Avis
9.1 Excellent (13 reviews)
1 location in Columbia
Avis
Locations in Columbia
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJan 16 2022
I always use Avis in Columbia when I come to visit family. I have never had a bad experience and would recommend these guys! Thanks Avis I’m Columbia!!
4.0 OkayApr 14 2021
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.
8.8 ExcellentOct 11 2020
Staff was very friendly and welcoming.No window washer fluid in the car and despite it being a non-smoking car, there was a lingering smell of old tobacco.
10.0 ExcellentSep 24 2018
Everthing went smooth,much better than the airlines.
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2018
The local office in Columbia, MO, was extremely accommodating and helpful in all ways.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2018
Awesome!!Fast and awesome serviceThere’s wasn’t nothing I didn’t like
10.0 ExcellentMar 9 2017
Excellent customer service.
9.6 ExcellentJun 13 2016
Don't take MoX!!!Cheaper for 2 people to rent from Columbia to KCI or St Louis than ride MoX.Only issue was car smelled badly like cigarettes.
10.0 ExcellentMay 4 2016
Absheer is the friendliest customer service representative I have ever experienced
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From $78/dayRated #3
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (16 reviews)
1 location in Columbia
Alamo
Locations in Columbia
  • 8.3
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreNov 22 2021
Don’t steal my deposit money maybe?
9.6 ExcellentJul 7 2020
Friendly staff. Easy pick up and drop off.
10.0 ExcellentOct 29 2019
Everything went smoothly without a hitchEverthing was perfect
9.2 ExcellentAug 26 2019
The staff was superby courteous and helpful.I was dismayed to find out that I had to have my car back at noon, when my flight didn't leave till 7PM. Your staff helped me find out the latest time I could return the car without extra charge, since I had picked it up at 3:30PM. I do not find this policy helpful, and was very surprised about it
5.2 OkayApr 16 2018
Clean but poor overall service.Despite stains on the ceiling, etc, the car wasn't dirty, there were no bugs, and the desk attendant was helpful. The car was in good condition mechanically as well.I tried calling the desk but no one picked up - the STL airport is the only rental hub I've used where you are not able to drop someone off by car at the rental facility. HQ had no idea how to help me navigate to the rental station, it added a lot of confusion that was unnecessary.
From $74/dayRated #4
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (26 reviews)
3 locations in Columbia
Enterprise
Locations in Columbia
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2021
The staff was very friendly and helpful when picking the vehicle up. Dropping off was easy, just dropped the vehicle off and dropped keys off at desk.The Columbia, MO airport parking is HORRIBLE! There is a place for parking return rental vehicles, there were NO spaces, I could tell spaces were taken up by non rentals. I know this is no fault of Enterprise, as I'm sure there is only so much they can do when having vehicles moved or towed.
10.0 ExcellentMay 25 2021
Staff was great to work with and pickup and dropoff were very easy and quick.The van could have been vacuumed a bit better but overall was very good.
2.0 MediocreApr 11 2021
Still haven’t been refunded
4.0 OkayApr 1 2021
tried to charge more than what was quotedcar inside was dirty
6.0 GoodJan 1 2021
Andy (the girl at the rental office) was really nice.I prepaid for gas. I was dropping off in another state. He assured me there was enough gas in the car to get to my next destination. I told him the weather where I was going was very cold and snowy and would be going through some remote areas so I wanted to be sure. I ended up having to try to frantically try to find a gas station in an area that was pretty remote. I ended up having to travel several miles off the main road to get gas in a tiny town. It was very inconvenient and scary knowing I was almost out of gas. I had been looking for a gas station for over 80 miles and so I was almost on empty. Also the cushions were all stained. It looked like there had been multiple spills and no one had cleaned it up. It looked terrible.
10.0 ExcellentOct 2 2020
As a first time car renter, the overall experience was easy and painless! Maddie was extremely helpful and patient as she guided me through the rental process. The car was clean and in great condition! Drop off was easy! Just dropped the keys in the collection box& away I went!Honestly, nothing. The staff was very helpful & friendly! Prices fair! No complaints!
9.6 ExcellentAug 11 2020
No hassles. Pickup and drop off smooth. Pleasant, and friendly staff.Inside of vehicle could have been cleaner.
2.0 MediocreJul 3 2020
They could have rented me the car. Would not do a one way rental, even though the website said it would. Wont use Enterprise again.
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2020
Staff was great. Really polite. Worked with me.N/a
8.0 ExcellentOct 8 2019
Staff was great, but they had very limited selection. The vehicle I had had some mis aimed headlights.More vehicle choice and better maintenance
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From $52/dayRated #5
Budget
8.1 Excellent (16 reviews)
1 location in Columbia
Budget
Locations in Columbia
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 19 2021
NothingIt they have a car they didn’t have a car when I get there and didn’t call me to let me know I spent 30 dollars in Uber for nothing then I went to hertz they were better then you
2.0 MediocreNov 18 2018
Wasn't able to rent the car. They were closed. Put me in a bad situation.
10.0 ExcellentMay 18 2018
Best rental service in ColumbiaI rent dozens of cars every year and I’ve never received the care, quality, and friendliness as I do at this Budget / Avis. I always check them out first for my rental needs. They get me in, out, and on the road in minutes.Nothing. I’ve not had a bad experience with this office.
4.0 OkaySep 19 2017
Drop off was super easy.They don't work with the Kansas City airport Budget, so no receipt, no records, no nothing...
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2017
Great customer serviceAbshir and his team always provide the best customer service.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 4 2017
Budget/Avis in CoMo is awesomeAbshir is the best!
6.0 GoodDec 30 2016
Difficult to get customer serviceI tried to call to arrange a change in the pickup time for my vehicle, since there were limited hours at the site. I got routed through the Budget phone tree and could not speak with the local service representative.
10.0 ExcellentOct 14 2016
Continual customerColumbia MO Budget Rental downtown has the best service of any car rental place I have rented from. I constantly travel for work and have to rent a lot of cars and Abshir and his crew provide the best and friendlist service of them all. I highly recommend this Budget location.
10.0 ExcellentApr 29 2016
Friendly, helpful staff, great car, great value, nThe staff member at the Columbia office was very nice, very helpful, and offered great suggestions for staying safe after he found out where I was driving. The car was clean and ran perfectly, pick up and drop off were easy and efficient, and there were no surprises, cost or otherwise -- exactly how a car rental should be. Highly recommend.
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From $83/dayRated #6
National
7.1 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in Columbia
National
Locations in Columbia
  • 6.6
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 3 2022
It was easy, affordable and I received exactly what I was looking for. Couldn't have been more pleased!!
3.9 MediocreAug 28 2021
needed to take the car 3 hours from original return location with same date and time return. Was told it would cost 1400.00 more than original cost. The reason for different return was our flight was cancelled and I needed to flight out of a different airport. This price was unreasonable
1.9 HorribleJun 23 2021
They were unable to fulfill the reservation and only let me know one hour before expected pick up.
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2021
The staff was easy to work with and pleasant. We had the vehicle reserved and the process was easy and quick. Nice vehicle was clean and well cared for made the trip nice. The return was just as easy and quick. Returned the keys to the associate and he printed the receipt and I was on my way. Would definitely recommend them to friends and family.
8.0 ExcellentJul 5 2020
staff seemed efficient, very pleasant and nice.
8.8 ExcellentJul 8 2019
Super easy pickup and dropping off! Staff was great to work with.I would have appreciated a full tank of gas when picking up. A minor thing but had to stop sooner when driving to destination. Attendant was okay with me bringing it back 3/4 full like I picked it up so no big deal
Easirent
1 location in Columbia
Easirent
Locations in Columbia
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Columbia
Sunnycars
Locations in Columbia
Recent reviews
121 travelers who rented a car in Columbia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car rental locations in or near Columbia

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$78/day

Good deal

$58/day

When to book a rental car in Columbia

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Top tips for renting a car in Columbia

  • Columbia is halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis, which makes it a great gateway for exploring Missouri if you have a Columbia car rental. A set of wheels will allow you to head out to the Devil’s Icebox Trail for some hiking or check out the multiple recreation areas, like the Stephens Lake Park, the Columbia Cosmopolitan, the Eagle Bluffs, or the Shelter Gardens. You can also use your set of wheels to check out the campus of the University of Missouri and other colleges in the region. Take a drive out onto the scenic roads near the Missouri River Valley where the Ozark Mountains change into rolling plains and savannas.
  • If you are flying into Columbia, the closest airport is the Columbia Regional Airport. The car rental office is conveniently located within the main terminal. Simply proceed to the counters located just outside the baggage claim to retrieve your car rental in Columbia.
  • The two main freeways serving Columbia are the I-70 and the US 63. Within the city, there are two main highways, Route 763 and 740. Columbia is well known for the MKT Trail, which allows both pedestrian and cycling traffic across the city. If you’re driving around this trail, be sure to keep your eye out for pedestrians or cyclists with whom you might be sharing the road. Route B and the I-70 experience a great number of car crashes during the year, a reminder to drivers to be vigilant while driving these roadways. The Stadium Blvd is another tricky intersection where drivers should beware.
  • A large congregation of traffic occurs along the Stadium Blvd, particularly during the morning rush hour from 7am to 10am, and then again from 5pm to 7pm. Keep in mind that the city does get snow from December to March. If you’re here during the winter months, practice safe snow driving techniques by driving slowly, alertly and defensively. Allow for extra time on your trips and with your low-beam headlights turned on.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Columbia for $58 or less
  • Book your rental car in Columbia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Columbia are around 30% cheaper than other car types, on average

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