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Columbia, MD
Apr 22 — Apr 29
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Columbia, MD
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Columbia car rental information

Pick-up locationColumbia
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Passenger van, Pickup truck, Premium, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations4
Popular agenciesAvis, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Columbia

$39/dayEconomy
$39/dayCompact
$40/dayIntermediate
$39/dayStandard
$42/dayFull-size
$64/daySUV
$66/dayMinivan
$66/dayFull-size SUV
$62/dayPremium
$75/dayPassenger van
$43/dayPickup truck
$52/dayIntermediate SUV
$63/dayStandard SUV
$149/daySupplier choice
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Columbia car rental reviews and directory

From $37/dayRated #1
Avis
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Columbia
Avis
Locations in Columbia
10020 Baltimore National Pike+1 410 461 3127
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
7290 Cradlerock Way - Suite A+1 443 259 0219
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentOct 7 2019
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff memberCons: Cleanliness. Stained seats. Smoke smell.
From $34/dayRated #2
Budget
8.6 Excellent (5 reviews)
3 locations in Columbia
Budget
Locations in Columbia
10020 Baltimore Natl Pike+1 410 461 2760
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
6475 Washington Boulevard+1 443 492 6462
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
7290 Cradlerock Way Suite A+1 410 312 5198
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
4.4 OkayJun 10 2019
Pros: Never made it to the front of the line.Cons: More agents at desk. More attention paid by staff to how many people are in line.
From $38/dayRated #3
Enterprise
Most popular
8.2 Excellent (15 reviews)
4 locations in Columbia
Enterprise
Locations in Columbia
10270 Baltimore National Pike+1 410 480 9664
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
12186 Clarksville Pike+1 443 535 0067
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7351 Assateague Dr Ste 50+1 410 799 0975
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
8916 Mcgaw Ct Ste 1a+1 410 290 7355
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodJan 17 2019
Pros: Willingness to assist when there is an issue with getting the car reserved.Cons: They canceled my reservation since i did not arrive at 2pm. I would suggest in the furure, an email or call to confirm if i still want the reservation instead of canceling without notice would help for a better experience. Because of this, we were forced to go to another location.
2.8 MediocreMay 4 2018
Reeked cigarette smoke and trunk permanently lockedPros: Good quality but filthy vehicleCons: Reeked of cigarettes and cigars after a week of open window, disinfect spray. Major airport and garage security issue. Trunk permanently locked. Renting group didn’t even check at rental! Couldn’t be opened for security check.
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2017
Pros: Everything was great. Car staff price was greatm felt safe with my grandkids
6.4 GoodDec 28 2016
Pros: Pickup and drop-off went smoothly The price for the car was reasonable given that it was over the holidayCons: Despite the car being "intermediate" it was still pretty small and not the most comfortable (dodge dart) The car did not appear to have been washed inside or out. The worst of which was goo and sprinkles from what I'm guessing was a donut that was smeared on the shift knob and emergency brake.
7.2 GoodNov 26 2016
Cons: PRICE LINE did not honor the contract. They stated that the pick up was at the airport location. However, when I showed up at the airport they said I had to go elsewhere, The phone customer service at ENTERPRISE was very poor. They said they take no responsibility and blamed it on PRICELINE. PRICE LINE reported that they were sorry that they lied, but refused to make it right.
2.0 MediocreOct 13 2016
Pros: NothingCons: NO other options were offered.
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From $32/dayRated #4
Hertz
Cheapest deal
5.9 Okay (4 reviews)
1 location in Columbia
Hertz
Locations in Columbia
6440 Dobbin Center Way+1 410 740 7263
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 5.5
  • 5
  • 6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentSep 4 2017
Pros: The car was great.Cons: 1) Online booking connected me to drop-off point I didn't want - then I was charged $60 to drop car off at my pick-up point. 2) Person showing me to my car did not speak English and knew nothing about the car...so I didn't know how to start it, or where any features. were located. (it was raining - windshield wipers would've been a start!) 3) person found who spoke English went through a 'speed' tutorial on the car. It was a push-button start, etc. I normally drive a diesel 3/4 ton pick-up...I would have appreciated a bit more help. BUT, I took the car, found most of the features I needed, and got it back safely.
8.0 ExcellentJul 22 2017
Cons: Vehicle I was expecting was more sturdy and stable on highway. Kia does not meet that expectation.
5.6 OkayNov 26 2016
So soPros: AccerlationCons: The radio system was hard to work. The blue tooth was the dumbest Eva.
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27 travelers who rented a car in Columbia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car rental locations in or near Columbia

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$47/day

Good deal

$36/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 $36 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 45% 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 Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty

  • On average a rental car in Columbia costs $47 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($39/day) and Budget ($66/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis 7290 Cradlerock Way - Suite A 21045 (2 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Columbia is $3.21 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $51, depending on the car size.

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

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

  • The only car rental company onsite at Reagan-National airport is Hertz.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dulles Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Advantage, National, and Silvercar.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Reagan-National airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Payless, Advantage, and National.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Columbia costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Columbia costs $43 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Columbia costs $40 per day, on average.

  • In Columbia, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 7410 New Ridge Rd (8 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Columbia costs $326 per week ($47 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Columbia costs $1,398 per month ($47 per day).

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).