Columbia Falls car rentals from $29/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Columbia Falls with a pick-up date of 2/28 and drop-off date of 3/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Columbia Falls

Economy$29/day
Compact$29/day
Intermediate$32/day
Standard$32/day
Full-size$32/day
Minivan$62/day
Full-size SUV$136/day
Passenger van$125/day
Pickup truck$52/day
Premium SUV$149/day
Supplier choice$32/day
Compact SUV$36/day
Standard SUV$47/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Columbia Falls

  • Columbia Falls car rentals offer unparalleled flexibility and convenience compared to alternative transport options. Given the limited availability of buses, a car allows you to explore the region at your own pace. With a car, you can easily access breathtaking natural attractions like Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake, which might be less accessible by other means. Montana's vast landscapes and hidden gems become easily reachable, making Car rentals in Columbia Falls the ideal choice for a comprehensive and immersive experience.
  • When renting a car at Glacier Park Airport (FCA), it's essential to know that the car offices are conveniently near the baggage claim area. Specifically, you can find one counter within the baggage claim area. The rental cars are parked just outside this area for easy access. However, if you're renting from agencies like Enterprise, please note that their office is offsite from the airport. Upon your arrival, you'll need to call them to request a shuttle service to their location. This information ensures a smooth experience when picking up your rental car at Glacier Park Airport.
  • Driving in Columbia Falls generally reflects the calm and relaxed nature of the area. Drivers tend to be courteous and respectful of traffic rules, creating a pleasant driving environment. While bicycles and pedestrians are present, they are manageable, and drivers typically share the road harmoniously. Due to the region's rural character, you'll encounter a mix of vehicles, including trucks. The driving style leans more towards patience and consideration, making for a smooth and enjoyable driving experience in Columbia Falls.
  • In Columbia Falls, the rush hour typically occurs around 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm on weekdays. Traffic congestion can be more challenging on significant routes like Highway 2 and Nucleus Avenue during these times. Winter months, particularly November to March, present difficulties due to snowy and icy road conditions. It's advisable to exercise caution and plan for extra travel time during these seasons and during the mentioned rush hours to navigate the city safely and efficiently.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Columbia Falls for $64 or less
  • Book your rental car in Columbia Falls at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Columbia Falls are around -29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Columbia Falls

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Columbia Falls?

    On average a rental car in Columbia Falls costs $77 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Columbia Falls found in the last 2 weeks is $71.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Columbia Falls?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($29/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 4785 Hwy 2 E 59912 (4 miles from city center).

  • What is the best rental car company in Columbia Falls?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Columbia Falls are Dollar (9.1, 70 reviews), and Avis (8.1, 60 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Columbia Falls?

    The average gas price in Columbia Falls is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Columbia Falls?

    Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Columbia Falls.

  • Which car rental companies are at Glacier Park airport (FCA)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Glacier Park airport include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Alamo, Payless, National and Thrifty.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Glacier Park airport (FCA)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Columbia Falls?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Columbia Falls?

    An Intermediate car rental in Columbia Falls costs $83 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Columbia Falls?

    A Compact car rental in Columbia Falls costs $77 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Columbia Falls?

    A Standard car rental in Columbia Falls costs $126 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Columbia Falls?

    On average a rental car in Columbia Falls costs $537 per week ($77 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Columbia Falls?

    On average a rental car in Columbia Falls costs $2,302 per month ($77 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Columbia Falls?

    Most car rental providers in Columbia Falls offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Columbia Falls, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Columbia Falls?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 2 car rental agencies in Columbia Falls.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Columbia Falls?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Columbia Falls?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Columbia Falls so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  •  What type of car is recommended for driving in Columbia Falls?

    A reliable and versatile vehicle like a four-wheel-drive SUV or a crossover is recommended when looking for car rentals in Columbia Falls. These vehicles are well-suited to handle the varying road conditions due to the city's proximity to mountains and potential winter weather challenges. They offer better traction and stability on snowy and uneven roads. Renting a four-wheel-drive SUV or crossover is a wise choice as it provides comfort, safety, and the capability to navigate both urban and rural areas efficiently, ensuring a smoother driving experience overall.

  • What’s the speed limit in Columbia Falls?

    In Columbia Falls, the general speed limit within city limits is typically 25 mph on local streets and residential areas. However, it's essential to be aware of specific speed limit signs, as some roads may have different limits. The speed limit on major roads like Highway 2 can be 35 to 45 mph. Pay attention to school zones, where speed limits often drop to 20 mph during school hours. Adhering to posted limitations is crucial for safety and avoiding potential fines.

  • Where are the best places to park in Columbia Falls?

    While driving car rentals in Columbia Falls, convenient parking can be found throughout downtown, often on Nucleus Avenue and adjacent streets. Parking is generally free of charge in most areas, including public lots and on-street spaces. Additionally, businesses and attractions usually offer their own parking spaces for patrons. When parking, remember any time limits or specific regulations posted on signs. Paid parking in Columbia Falls ranges from $2 to $10 per hour for shorter stays in privately owned lots or event venues.

Columbia Falls car rental reviews and directory

Dollar

9.2

Wonderful

96 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

8.3

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5506 Hwy 2 West

+1 406 892 0009

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Very accommodating staff- friendly and welcoming. Easy car pick up. Was great!!

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Friendly and professional on both pick up and drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly. Car was very nice.

Cons:

A little more info in how the shuttle picked you up and where.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They called me to arrange the ride from the airport to the rental site. So convenient!

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was incredible. They sent a shuttle on time to pick us up without me having to do anything but make the reservation. They were super friendly and made us feel welcome. A real nice surprise for a rental company!

Cons:

Nothing on their end. I was unsure how it'd work with the shuttle and you could tell people that they'll show up just for you based on your time input upon reservation. This personal service is such a nice benefit that you could let the customer know upon reservation on Kayak. But the service itself was perfect!

2.0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Plane was late, they shut down for the evening and went home, stranding me at the aiport.

Cons:

Show up -- Duh!

1 out of 20

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.1

Wonderful

43 reviews

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.3

One location in Columbia Falls

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4785 Hwy 2 E

+1 406 755 4848

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4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

we were able to pick up the car quickly

Cons:

The car itself was not good. When we asked if the car had 4 wheel drive we were told we would be fine without it without ever inquiring into where we were going-we could’ve used four wheel drive. While driving just along the highways themselves the car had difficulty maintaining speed and struggled at the slightest incline. The Bluetooth connection in the car was spotty at best; not to mention if you need to plug your phone in it wouldn’t play navigation from that phone anymore. If any of us had been traveling alone with this vehicle it would’ve been almost dangerous trying to read navigation from our phones the whole time. Having a good system for navigation on a rental car should absolutely be standard.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

We did a one way rental and everything went as planned. Staff at both enterprise locations were efficient and very professional.

Cons:

We arrived early into Whitefish and had hoped to pick up our vehicle early but there was insufficient inventory. Not the company’s fault but some flexibility would have been ideal.

8.8 Very good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at Enterprise is always superior. Helpful, fun, friendly.

Cons:

this one cost a bundle and it was a mid-size SUV.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The woman running the place when I picked up the car was terrific! Friendly, well-informed, helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The branch manager, Krystal, was absolutely fantastic!!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

drop was easy. immediate shuttle to FCA airport. Customer service rep proactively met me outside to do final paperwork

1 out of 8

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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Glacier Park International Airport

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Avis

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4170 Us Highway 2 East

+1 406 257 2727

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK
This location is great, right outside the doors when you land. The folks were friendly and super helpful. Our car was newer, cleaned and on full for our fun hiking trip.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The front desk was super accommodating. Friendly and organized staff.

Cons:

Nothing

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

dollar rental was very friendly and helpful. When our flight was delayed Avis would not assure us that we would have a suv to rent.

Cons:

If someone is willing to pay for a suv even though they can't pick it up when planned, they should make sure the suv is there when they get there.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

This was at Glacier National Airport in Kalispell, MT. Made the reservation with Avis because the value was reasonable and they were open at 8 AM when I needed to pick up the car and make it to an appointment. Arrived at 8 AM and two people at the counter, neither of which could rent me the car because they did not work the front desk. They said the person was running late and would be in shortly. Thirty minutes later, the front desk person was still not there. Could not wait any longer so I went to Budget and they had just what I needed and for the same price. Avis lost the rental and a customer.

8.0 Very good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The tires on my rental required filling every other day. As soon as I left the lot, the tire light came on....luckily nothing happened and they didn’t deflate completely but I still feel like this should have been looked at prior to me driving

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The Staff was friendly but didn't talk my ear off, the Vehicle was newer & in great shape. It also got decent gas mileage for a big ford expedition, about 20 MPG. Pick Up & Drop Off was a breeze & took less than 5 minutes for both.

Cons:

I thought the $1,300.00 Price Tag was Pretty Steep for 6 Days, especially since the last day I dropped the vehicle off between 7:30 & 8:00 AM.

1 out of 14

Budget

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4170 Us Highway 2 East

+1 406 755 7500

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Easy to get, drop off.

8.0 Very good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
No sat nav in car which is a bit strange / cheap

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Personnel at the Budget booth were great; friendly, talkative, and good-humored. We actually got an upgrade from a VE Jetta to a fairly new Kia Sorrento gratis.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

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ALL GOOD ! ! !

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

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Super easy drop off. Young lady at the counter when I picked up was incredibly helpful and friendly.

Cons:

Literally nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick and easy to understand instructions for rentals. Very informative. Beth showed us the car we would be using, so that we wouldn’t get confused and she also offered the best choice for us, since there are some age restrictions. She also gave us unlimited mileage which was a huge bonus for us! We will be booking with Budget again soon! Thanks Beth!

1 out of 6

Hertz

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4170 Highway 2 East

+1 406 758 2220

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Super friendly staff. Very easy rental and return. One of my better rental experiences.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Got car I needed and everything went quick and smooth

Cons:

Nothing

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Thecar was ok but not what I ordered. They offered me $20 off per day which frankly was an insult. They initially offered me a hundai sonata which would totally not work for 4 large adults. I booked the car 3 months ago so I gave them way more lead time than necessary,

Cons:

As above

9.2 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Check in and paperwork were simple

Cons:

Parking lot is 100 yards from the terminal and in the dirt.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The best van i ever rented

Cons:

would aways prefer unlimited miles did not like the restriction as we were out west in a national park

8.0 Very good

Jun 2023

KAYAK
The van I rented was not available. But the associate I worked with me to rent me two cars for a cheaper price. That came with pros like more luggage space but having two cars was not ideal for my group. Thank you to the associates who did everything in her power to try to solve the van issue for me. Lastly, I did not like that both cars I was given had damage. One had a cracked windshield and the other’s plastic step to get into the car was cracked on the passenger side.

1 out of 2

National

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4170 Us-2

+1 844 917 0965

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Very easy process, very friendly staff.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The car was nice. The process of getting it was a headache. I did not pick it up through national it changed hands to two other companies before we finally figured out who I was to pick it up from which turned out to be Avis. Due to weather I had to change drop off location. It took forever to get ahold of a representative to make this change. Different ethnicities made it very difficult to understand what they were saying.

3.9 Poor

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Waited for an hour and a half to get our car after traveling all day. The office was obviously understaffed, and everyone who asked about the delay was told that it would just be a few more minutes. Vehicle was dirty with trash still in it from the previous renters.

7.9 Good

Aug 2021

KAYAK
Good service. Good pickup and return. Very expensive. We were told there were no cars to rent. So price was high. But there were lots of cars there. We paid far too much.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
Easy to work with and upgraded my vehicle when requested.

7.9 Good

Aug 2021

KAYAK
Easy pickup and return

1 out of 2

AutoEurope

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Glacier Park International Airport

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Sunnycars

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4170 Us Highway 2 East

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4170 Us Highway 2 East, Kalispell, , USA Montana

+1 914 368 0091

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276 travelers who rented a car in Columbia Falls gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$77/day

Good deal

$64/day

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