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Columbia, MO
May 20 — May 27
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Columbia car rental information

Pick-up locationColumbia
Rental locations11
Airport locations6

Columbia car rental reviews and directory

From $30/dayRated #1
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Best rated
Most popular
8.8 Excellent (39 reviews)
2 locations in Columbia
Hertz
Locations in Columbia
11300 South Airport Drive+1 573 449 0077
Monday09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday09:00 - 22:30
Thursday09:00 - 22:30
Friday09:00 - 22:30
Saturday11:30 - 22:30
Sunday11:30 - 22:30
1905 Rangeline Street+1 573 445 7050
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:30
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJun 27 2020
Pros: yes
10.0 ExcellentNov 11 2019
Pros: Good location. Friendly workers.
6.4 GoodSep 16 2019
Pros: Nice carCons: This was no where near the airport.
9.2 ExcellentJun 11 2019
Pros: The car had great gas mileage.Cons: One tire kept losing air, causing me to have to stop and refill it.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 21 2018
2 for 2 from this HertzPros: Simple 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 outPros: Price, car good on fuel, easy pick up and drop offCons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentOct 14 2017
Polite and helpful.Pros: The guys here are pros. The cars to pick from were all in great shape. Positive attitude means a bunch.
5.6 OkayOct 9 2017
Not a very good representative of HertzPros: Was a great car and excellent mileage for the trip.Cons: No one went over the car or explained anything. Went to pick up the car was running late and called ahead to see if they would stay over about 10 min so we could pick it up. Response was that the agent had plans and next time don't be late to pick up. Did not offer refund for that day and had to make two trips to the location ro pick up the car....bad business practice and if i can will not rent from that location again.
2.0 MediocreSep 5 2017
Cons: When I got there the place I was to rent from was closed even though it was the time of my pickup it closed at the time of my pickup and when I try to get another rental car at the airport they said they had no rental cars
4.8 OkayAug 28 2017
Cousin Vinnys Chop ShopPros: First off, the office was filthy. Carpets stained, yellow walls, and it was very unproffessional looking. They were inside of a very nice Holiday Inn, so it really created an atmosphere of them setting up shop in a broom closet. Everything in there could have been moved out within an hour and it gave it an overall shady vibe. The car itself was banged up a bit, but gas mileage was amazing and I may actually buy that model now.Cons: Office was terribly shady looking. We had to put down a $200 deposit, deapite paying a month ahead and having full coverage, so what had seemed like a deal was just hidden fees. The car was dinged up.
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From $37/dayRated #2
Avis
9.3 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Columbia
Avis
Locations in Columbia
305 East Ash Street+1 573 442 6945
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 14 2021
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.
8.8 ExcellentOct 11 2020
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.
10.0 ExcellentSep 24 2018
Pros: Everthing went smooth,much better than the airlines.
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2018
Pros: The local office in Columbia, MO, was extremely accommodating and helpful in all ways.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2018
Awesome!!Pros: Fast and awesome serviceCons: There’s wasn’t nothing I didn’t like
10.0 ExcellentMar 9 2017
Pros: Excellent customer service.
9.6 ExcellentJun 13 2016
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.
10.0 ExcellentMay 4 2016
Pros: Absheer is the friendliest customer service representative I have ever experienced
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From $55/dayRated #3
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Columbia
Alamo
Locations in Columbia
11300 S Airport Dr+1 833 898 2143
Monday09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday09:00 - 22:30
Thursday09:00 - 22:30
Friday09:00 - 22:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday11:00 - 21:30
  • 8.8
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.4
  • 9.1
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentJul 7 2020
Pros: Friendly staff. Easy pick up and drop off.
10.0 ExcellentOct 29 2019
Pros: Everything went smoothly without a hitchCons: Everthing was perfect
9.2 ExcellentAug 26 2019
Pros: The staff was superby courteous and helpful.Cons: 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.Pros: 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.Cons: 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 $107/dayRated #4
National
8.9 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Columbia
National
Locations in Columbia
11300 S Airport Dr+1 833 898 2144
Monday09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday09:00 - 22:30
Thursday09:00 - 22:30
Friday09:00 - 22:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday11:00 - 21:30
  • 8
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2021
Pros: 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
Pros: staff seemed efficient, very pleasant and nice.
8.8 ExcellentJul 8 2019
Pros: Super easy pickup and dropping off! Staff was great to work with.Cons: 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
From $34/dayRated #5
Budget
8.4 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Columbia
Budget
Locations in Columbia
305 East Ash Street+1 573 442 8533
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.7
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreNov 18 2018
Cons: 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 ColumbiaPros: I 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.Cons: Nothing. I’ve not had a bad experience with this office.
4.0 OkaySep 19 2017
Pros: Drop off was super easy.Cons: They don't work with the Kansas City airport Budget, so no receipt, no records, no nothing...
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2017
Great customer servicePros: Abshir and his team always provide the best customer service.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 4 2017
Budget/Avis in CoMo is awesomePros: Abshir is the best!
6.0 GoodDec 30 2016
Difficult to get customer serviceCons: I 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 customerPros: Columbia 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, nPros: The 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 $34/dayRated #6
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (24 reviews)
3 locations in Columbia
Enterprise
Locations in Columbia
112 N Providence Rd+1 573 256 8000
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
11300 S Airport Dr+1 833 898 2142
Monday09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday09:00 - 22:30
Thursday09:00 - 22:30
Friday09:00 - 22:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday11:00 - 21:30
210 E Texas Ave+1 573 442 0555
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:30
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 11 2021
Cons: Still haven’t been refunded
4.0 OkayApr 1 2021
Pros: tried to charge more than what was quotedCons: car inside was dirty
6.0 GoodJan 1 2021
Pros: Andy (the girl at the rental office) was really nice.Cons: 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
Pros: 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!Cons: Honestly, nothing. The staff was very helpful & friendly! Prices fair! No complaints!
9.6 ExcellentAug 11 2020
Pros: No hassles. Pickup and drop off smooth. Pleasant, and friendly staff.Cons: Inside of vehicle could have been cleaner.
2.0 MediocreJul 3 2020
Cons: 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
Pros: Staff was great. Really polite. Worked with me.Cons: N/a
8.0 ExcellentOct 8 2019
Pros: Staff was great, but they had very limited selection. The vehicle I had had some mis aimed headlights.Cons: More vehicle choice and better maintenance
9.2 ExcellentAug 19 2019
Pros: Price.Cons: Enterprise failed me big time last time. This time went as expected which is all I ask.
2.0 MediocreSep 9 2018
They did not give me the car. they saved it for the game day to rent wCons: They did not give me the car. they saved it for the game day to rent with higher rate.
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Easirent
1 location in Columbia
Easirent
Locations in Columbia
Columbia Regional Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Columbia
Sunnycars
Locations in Columbia
11300 South Airport Drive
Recent reviews
105 travelers who rented a car in Columbia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.7

Car rental locations in or near Columbia

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$51/day

Good deal

$39/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

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Columbia for $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Columbia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Columbia are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Columbia

  • Some car rental companies in Columbia which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Alamo

  • On average a rental car in Columbia costs $51 per day.

  • The average gas price in Columbia is $3.25 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $52, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Columbia.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Columbia Regional airport include Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Columbia Regional airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo, and National.

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

  • A Standard car rental in Columbia costs $45 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Columbia costs $49 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Columbia costs $59 per day, on average.

  • In Columbia, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1905 Rangeline Street (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Columbia costs $360 per week ($51 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Columbia costs $1,544 per month ($51 per day).

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