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Columbus, OH
May 23 — May 30
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Cheap car rentals in Columbus

Economy$35/day
Compact$35/day
Intermediate$37/day
Standard$38/day
Full-size$37/day
Minivan$62/day
Full-size SUV$74/day
Luxury$58/day
Intermediate SUV$40/day
Standard SUV$52/day
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Columbus car rental reviews and directory

From $54/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (444 reviews)
11 locations in Columbus
Enterprise
Locations in Columbus
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 26 2022
Really appreciate
10.0 ExcellentOct 29 2021
A little more clean but other than that everything was great
10.0 ExcellentOct 26 2021
There was absolutely no problem. The price was amazingly great. Staff was quick and efficient.
1.9 HorribleAug 4 2021
Liked nothing. Customer service was completely unacceptable and unprofessional. Rental car was nothing like I reserved 4 months prior but had a family vacation the next day so nothing I could do. Vehicle I did take smelled and was not cleaned on the outside and worse on the inside. Manager should not be associated w/ company. All around, the worst customer experience of my life. I will never use Enterprise nor Kayak again! Completely missed the mark here.
2.0 MediocreMay 4 2021
I booked a car rental for the Columbus Airport. When I arrived at the Enterprise desk, they told me my rental was across town. I asked for help to get across town or get the car to me (no longer an enterprise offering), but the desk clerk basically said "nope, you're on your own". Kayak also provided no additional help. I rented from Avis desk, don't know why I would use Kayak againHaving the car available where I landed
9.2 ExcellentNov 1 2020
The tahoe we reserved was not available. The assistant manager Chris offered us a minivan for much less than the tahoe. It worked great for our trip.The windshield was not clean. Had smears on it
2.0 MediocreOct 10 2020
No. I was sent back and forth and one manager openly derided one of his coworkers.They could work as a single unit. It seemed like I was dealing with two separate companies.
6.4 GoodAug 26 2020
People were nice, even if not Covid-19 safe.Had to check at three different rental car checkpoints before finding someone with the Enterprise group that could give us our rental car. Person who got our car wasn’t wearing a Covid-19 mask over her nose, and I had to touch the computer to finish. Lastly, the Ford we rented had a terrible navigation and audio interface, both of which were dangerous to use.
4.0 OkayJul 12 2020
Car was filthy with a horrible cigarette smell. Could not even drive it.
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2020
YesNothing
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From $69/dayRated #2
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (210 reviews)
1 location in Columbus
Alamo
Locations in Columbus
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodFeb 12 2022
Wish there were a vehicle similar to what was described at time of rental. Wish car was cleaner on pickup.
7.9 GoodAug 31 2021
The first car I was assigned was too small. The associate changed me to a larger car (still in my reservation’s class) which worked out perfectly.
10.0 ExcellentJul 21 2021
Super easy to pick up and drop off, even at different airports.
4.0 OkayJun 7 2021
We asked for 12 passenger they gave us 15 we had to remove seats for luggage. The vents in the back didn’t work so the driver had to freeze for passengers to be comfortable. There was no plugs of any type other than the dash.
6.0 GoodMar 9 2021
Staff did a very nice jobCar had been smoked in The odor became overwhelming during the rental
10.0 ExcellentDec 5 2020
Pick up and drop off were very easy.
6.0 GoodOct 28 2020
I was not given clear direction to where to go pick up. I was in the garage for over 20min looking. After locating a person he pointed me to a vehicle that didnt have any keys... frustrated at this point i walk back to the booth and demand they get the van and bring it. That took forever.Have an attendant on hand. It SHOULD NEVER BE THE CUSTOMERS RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND THE VEHICLE
2.0 MediocreSep 29 2020
The staff refused to rent me a car. My license expired last month because I turned 25. I am unable to renew it because of the corona virus. Prior to renting the car I called the Ohio BMV and double checked with them. The let me know that because of the pandemic everybody’s licenses and registrations that expired since March were automatically extended until December 31, 2020. They assured me I’d have no issue using my ID to do anything including renting a car and buying alcohol. I double checked the BMV website and on the front page it confirms that everything is automatically extended until the end of the year. The woman at the counter said she couldn’t rent me a car because they already did a one time extension for me for having an expired license. I don’t know what she was talking about because I’ve only ever rented a car one other time and that was in July. My license expired August 4 so when I rented the car in July no special extension would have been made for me. I explained this to her and then she said it’s their policy that they can only rent a car to a person with an expired license if it had expired during the pandemic. And according to her it is no longer a pandemic. Clearly we are still in a worldwide pandemic so that makes absolutely no sense. I tried to explain that the law in Ohio extended all ID/registration until the end of the year because we are in fact still in a pandemic. She then brings her manager out and her manager says it is illegal to rent me a car with an expired license. I tell her I understand but I do not have an expired license since the expiration date was extended. She suggests to me I try to renew online and says if I’m able to do that I could show her that and see if that was sufficient enough to prove I don’t have an expired license. Obviously you cannot receive a driver’s license online so I was unable to do that. I’m really disappointed in the entire experience and also the fact that Alamo thinks that the pandemic has magically disappeared when in fact it’s worse now than it was before. Still not sure what “one time extension” was mentioned to me either. Truly a waste of my morning.
6.4 GoodSep 10 2020
Pick up was easy from Columbus Airport.Drop off was cumbersome. No one in the garage to check you in. Filled the tank up before returning but the gas gauge didn’t move. Check engine light came on about 20 miles from Huntsville.
9.2 ExcellentAug 17 2020
Staff were very good and helpful. They gave me choices on vehicles and helped me hook up my phone to the blue tooth which really helped me make calls easier.
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From $81/dayRated #3
Hertz
7.5 Good (236 reviews)
9 locations in Columbus
Hertz
Locations in Columbus
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 9 2022
Very easy to pick up and drop off. Staff was great and friendly.
4.0 OkayMar 26 2022
Hertz has the tendency to rent damaged cars. They check them with you when checking out. I now take pictures of the car before I leave. On this rental the return guy was saying 'there is a dent here' at which time I showed him the picture I took before I left the pick up location. This is not the first time they have done this. BEWARE!!
2.0 MediocreJan 18 2022
They inspect the car and after that they try to make u pay for something you dont do it. And report as exident damaged with no proof
2.0 MediocreDec 2 2021
I did not rent the car from this location. Upon arrival, attendant required proof of own car insurance. I do not have own car or insurance, which is why I was renting the car. The alternative provided was $40/day for complete insurance from the location itself. I rent cars very often - this has never been a requirement before as my credit card offers great insurance coverage.
4.0 OkayDec 1 2021
Hertz still charges an extra daily fee to add a spouse as an authorized driver. Luckily it looks like a lot of car rental companies are moving away from this, but it's ridiculous
8.0 ExcellentNov 22 2021
There was an extra charge for a second (spouse) driver which I don’t think we have ever had from another company. When I looked back at the agreement it did mention additional charges for another driver but didn’t say what they were (13$/day). I would have looked at another rental company if I had been aware upfront (like, the info not buried in the middle of the rental agreement) as it did push the price much past the competition’s price. The car was nice, clean, etc.
10.0 ExcellentNov 5 2021
A little high priced fir a one day rental, otherwise clean car. No ‘cleaning product’ odor which was nice!
1.9 HorribleOct 2 2021
I requested an email receipt, which I still haven't received almost a week later. Also, I asked about an upgrade and was told it was $20 more, but my credit card was billed for more than that increase, so it appears I was lied to at the counter as well. Unfortunately, National didn't have any cars available for my travel dates, but I'll be avoiding Hertz in the future.
7.9 GoodJun 23 2021
the drop off was scheduled for 10pm. i got there and the place closed at 10pm. in the rental agreement it did not say the hours of operation. i was not able to return the car, and now my plans are all screwed up. otherwise it was a great experience. i am sorting out the aftermath now.
2.0 MediocreJun 14 2021
I requested a Full sized SUV to carry 6 people blue all their bags on a road trip. When I got there to pick up the car, the cars they tried to give me wouldn’t have fit all of us comfortably with bag as well. I ended up not using Hertz and went with a different company that was able to get me into a van for less money and way better customer service.
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From $65/dayRated #4
Dollar
7.4 Good (250 reviews)
1 location in Columbus
Dollar
Locations in Columbus
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayAug 2 2021
The wait was long picking up…..drop off was easy
2.0 MediocreApr 2 2021
Staff was not there at the time of my pick up no help on the phone when I called dollar corporate services. Staff was late opening on the second day when I went back to get my car. Not wearing facemask. Very bad experience!Communications between dollar rental and carrentals.com, through who I made my reservation. More punctual and professional help both at the counter in person as well as online is needed.
2.0 MediocreApr 1 2021
Nothing. They closed before 6 pm, my flight was late. No car to pick up. Rip-off.They could make provisions for early evening pickup. Ie 6 pm
2.0 MediocreMar 16 2021
We made a “reservation” for a Suburban. When we got there all they had left was a little 4 door car. We have 7 people in our family so that wouldn’t work. The man working was nice enough, but he told us when you reserve with a lower cost rental company it’s hit or miss. Sometimes you get what you want, and sometimes you don’t. He showed us a long list of people he had to call to tell them they didn’t have any cars available. I would not recommend renting from Dollar because there NO GUARANTEE that you’ll get what you reserve, or any car for that matter!
2.0 MediocreMar 8 2021
They should have notified us that they close at 2pm and that, they would not be able to rent us a car. Their sign says go upstairs to the 2nd floor and someone will help you. Then upstairs it says we close at 2pm. So we had to pay double what our original reservation was and book with Hertz there on the spot.
2.0 MediocreFeb 6 2021
NothingI booked a car at 7 pm. I reached at 7:30pm. Noone was there .
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2020
didn't pick up car - mom got corona 2 days before christmas and was unable to cancel. thanks priceline, won't be going through you anymore.not going through priceline
4.8 OkayNov 5 2020
Staff was niceCar smelled and was not the one I signed up for
8.8 ExcellentOct 26 2020
The size of the car was good, and the mileage was excellentPick up was a little strange when adding a second driver. A little surprised that fee was $13,50 per day for another driver. My most recent experience prior to this rental was with Alamo who allowed the second driver at no additional cost.
8.0 ExcellentOct 12 2020
The staff was overwhelmed, but polite. The drop off was super easy.Add more support staff at Columbus International Airport to assist customers.
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From $65/dayRated #5
Thrifty
7.3 Good (146 reviews)
1 location in Columbus
Thrifty
Locations in Columbus
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 14 2022
Could have had a snow scraper to help clear the windshield the next morning. Sun, warming the car and a credit card finally did the trick.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 14 2022
Everything was easy from pick up to drop off. The car was a great car
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2022
Staff was easy to get along with...friendly and professional
8.0 ExcellentOct 23 2021
Couple of details. Big issue developed unnecessarily when car auto-locked with “key” thing inside. With no information given on door code we were in an interesting situation. No one at Avis was able to supply the code (which is ridiculous ). One person finally somehow remotely unlocked the thing. All so unnecessary Also , the license plate tab was 8 months out of date. Glad we weren’t stopped by the highway patrol!
1.9 HorribleSep 20 2021
Did not pick up the car because the line at the rental counter was so completely utterly ridiculous. Wound up renting from Hertz instead.
10.0 ExcellentSep 4 2021
Thank you so much!! Great car and looking forward to seeing the new parking garage at John Glenn International Airport!!
7.9 GoodAug 26 2021
Did a good job!
1.9 HorribleJul 11 2021
Customer service was very rude when picking up the car. My booking reservation stated personal auto insurance was not required, however, at pick-up the woman refused to honor my booking and said she couldn’t proceed with my registration. She said thrifty was recently bought by another company as if that would explain why the booking was not updated to state your own insurance was needed. If that is thrifty’s policy, okay, but the booking reservation which I booked days in advance needs to reflect that…. Especially now when it is difficult to reserve a car. Moreover, she was incredibly rude, and my experience was very negative that it makes me question what kind of service and support I would have if I were to rent a car to the extent I will never rent from Thrifty. I went to Alamo next door and it was night and day. The customer service was so friendly and helpful, that I trusted them. Definitely don’t trust Thrifty and won’t be back.
1.9 HorribleJun 24 2021
In my haste to leave on my trip to put my mother on hospice, I forgot my credit card at home. Counter clerk was rude and unhelpful. I was stressed. I ended up going to Avis who would rent to me using a debit card. By the way, my mother did pass. I will not recommend Thrifty.
6.0 GoodJun 13 2021
Allow to change vehicle if dirty or smelly.
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From $53/dayRated #6
Budget
Cheapest deal
Most popular
6.9 Good (246 reviews)
7 locations in Columbus
Budget
Locations in Columbus
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 7 2022
Don't know why offices were closed or staff MIA on both pickup and drop off.
4.0 OkayMay 7 2022
Staff was very efficient and helpful, vehicle was OK, but not very clean. Waited in checkout line with about 20 other customers for approx. 45 minutes because Budget had only one employee checking customers out. This is not an isolated situation because when I returned the vehicle there were approx. 35 customers in line with only two Budget employees. Not acceptable because Budget knows the reservation schedule.
8.0 ExcellentMay 4 2022
The car could have been cleaned better. Found a bottle of previous user under the seat. Car was not full loaded with petrol, but that i managed by keeping my bills from tanking gasoline. With that i could prove that i tanked more than that i used. So that part went very well
10.0 ExcellentApr 3 2022
The car smelled like cigarette smoke. That’s the only part that ruined the experience. Everything else was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
10.0 ExcellentMar 30 2022
Friendly, courteous, and efficient. It was honestly the best car rental experience I have ever had. I highly recommend the CMH Budget rental
8.0 ExcellentMar 30 2022
Better customer service. Friendlier people.
8.0 ExcellentMar 28 2022
Service was excellent was NL easy but the car's claim is was OK and smell of smoke
10.0 ExcellentMar 27 2022
Quick in an out service, the ability to upgrade if I wanted and good customer service…
10.0 ExcellentMar 15 2022
The parking lot could have been better.
2.0 MediocreMar 11 2022
I booked this car for my wife because her return flight was canceled. She got to the counter and they told her she couldn't rent at that location because she had a debit card (with a Visa logo) even though she'd used that card a few days earlier to rent a car at Avis. They gave her a Budget location they said WOULD take the card. She called a cab and went to the location and spent $40 to get there. They pulled a credit check on her and said she was declined??!! She has an 800 credit score as a few weeks ago so that's laughable. She then had to spend $40 to get back to the airport! After wasting 2 hours with Budget and missing multiple potential flights she found a flight with a midnight arrival. I've rented with Budget for over 20 years and I have to say this is the WORST experience I've ever had with ANY company. Their payment rules are a joke. I could have just given Budget my CC number over the phone and paid for the car (if not for their backwards rules). You cost us $80 and 15 hours of travel that should have been 8. There are many more details to this infuriating story, but I've said enough. Disgusted beyond belief, Tom
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From $59/dayRated #7
Avis
7.8 Good (63 reviews)
7 locations in Columbus
Avis
Locations in Columbus
  • 7.7
  • 8.4
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 14 2022
The wait for the shuttle to the rental car center at CMH was RIDICULOUS. Massive amounts of people waiting for shuttles. Had to take a taxi to the rental car center! Once there, line at the counter was at least 25 people long. Only TWO agents working for THREE rental companies. After that, the experience was superb. CMH has really messed up by putting rental cars off site.
8.0 ExcellentMay 10 2022
Give early as I need.
6.0 GoodApr 28 2022
Was in and out pretty quickly, but received a car that wasn’t clean. Was sticky in places and items from last rental (trash) was still in interior and under seats. Got car with 5/8 tank of gas. If I had more time before departure, I would have requested a clean car. Faint smells of marijuana inside as well.
4.0 OkayApr 16 2022
For pick up: only one agent was working at 8:30am, enormous line with each person's check in taking about 10 minutes. There were four people in front of me and it took an hour to get through the line. When I left there were more than 30 people in line. Very disappointing since I had a meeting to get to, added to my stress.
2.0 MediocreMar 21 2022
We rented a Ford Expedition for our trip. When I picked up the car, it was filthy and had not been cared for. Problems included: -car had not been washed, -car had not been swept or cleaned out. There was a dirty plate in the car, and pet hair all over the seats and floors. -There was less than 5 miles worth of gas in the vehicle -There was NO windsheild washer fluid in the vehicle -The oil needed changed (not just nearing the end of its' oil life, it was on oil change required message. -The car reeked of smoke. We brought the outside cleanliness of vehicle to the attention of the worker as well as the smokie smell of the car and he indicated that he would notate it, but there was nothing he could do. We called to speak with a manager of the AVIS rental site when we were on vacation, was promised a return phone call, but that didn't happen. When I returned the car today and asked to speak with a mangager (I had a dirty plate that was left in the car in my possesion as well as a baggie of pet har that we had swept from the vehicle on the day we rented it. I was told he was not calling his manager, and that he was calling the police instead. At that point, I was very frustrated, so I threw the bag on the counter in front of him and it broke. He refused to speak with me. The car has been returned. This was NOT a happy experience for me! Very disappointed.
10.0 ExcellentJan 25 2022
Great job
10.0 ExcellentNov 12 2021
We had the rental less than 24 hours. Was a bit pricey.Gentleman in Columbus was Excellent.
7.9 GoodOct 11 2021
Except for the serious shortage of agents to fulfill reservations at CMH, the experience was great.
7.9 GoodSep 14 2021
The car was comfortable enough the inside glass was in need of cleaning and pricing has gone up
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2021
The entire process from reservation online to drop off was perfect. Very efficient staff/process
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From $109/dayRated #8
National
7.8 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Columbus
National
Locations in Columbus
  • 7.6
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 20 2022
Customer services was top notch. Andrea from National was great - very friendly and gave her business card in the event anything went wrong. Pick up and drop off were both easy and enjoyable.
10.0 ExcellentJul 15 2021
Much better price than other vendors.
7.9 GoodJul 13 2021
National was just fine in terms of all the pick up/drop off functions, I'd use them again. But currently the price for a car is way out of proportion. It could have been due to the July 4th weekend, but I'll start looking for alternatives when I can!
10.0 ExcellentJun 21 2021
car was great. Hyundai Accent. staff helpful.its getting pricey to rent a car
4.8 OkaySep 21 2020
I waited two hours to pick up a van . They didn’t even appreciate my time saying thank you so much or didn’t even give me discount for it. I didn’t the reservation and still they didn’t have a car ready for me . Not happy with service at all . Please let me know if you want to talk to me . My email address is puspadhital92@gmail.comAt least give a customer discount if they waited couple hours . Oh also , car condition was poor . Looks like they didn’t do an alignment in while and brakes were making a wired sound .
2.0 MediocreAug 6 2020
Poorest management and the stuff needs more training
3.2 MediocreJun 2 2020
I reserved a Tahoe or equivalent but they gave me a Tacome truck with less space. The wait to check in and get vehicle was over an hour wait. The truck was dirty: the previous user had a dog in it and there was hair everywhere. The window have finger smudges on all of them and there was fish scales in the tail bed. I was definitely a lack luster experience.
10.0 ExcellentDec 2 2019
Staff was very friendly and the drop off super easy
6.0 GoodJul 21 2019
Staff was definitely friendly and welcoming and made the entire process effortlessThe car absolutely reeked of cigarette smoke. When choosing the SUV, I had only a few options, and I entered two different ones, both reeking. I just had to choose one and go with it, clearly keeping the windows down during all three days (despite the heatwave). The smell did not go away!
5.6 OkayApr 1 2019
Friendly staff, easy pickup/ drop offSmoky car! Gross.
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From $58/dayRated #9
Payless
5.4 Okay (25 reviews)
1 location in Columbus
Payless
Locations in Columbus
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 5.2
  • 4.6
  • 6
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayFeb 28 2022
Well while waiting in line to rent my car, I heard the agent charge three people in front of me charged a $100.00 deductible. All were white. When I got to the counter, he charged me a $250.00 deductible which was just $13.00 less than the total rental. I was in a hurry so I didn’t have time to argue with him. But I thought I’d let you know
4.0 OkayFeb 18 2022
First off, it says that the car counter is in the terminal and it’s not. I was not expecting to have to shuttle to the car rental place. I felt like the advertisement was not truthful. Then I was given a car that did not have a full gas tank, but I did not notice until I had left the airport. But they did nothing about it. I was not pleased with the service of Payless.
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2022
It was a SCAM I WILL TELL EVERYONE NOT TO EVER USE THIS COMPANY
10.0 ExcellentDec 18 2021
Excellent reception and service.
10.0 ExcellentOct 19 2021
Great value for the money
1.9 HorribleSep 29 2021
Garbage customer service. Outrageous extension and collision protection fees.
7.9 GoodSep 29 2021
Told via phone that early pick up not available, arrived to find nor lines and car lot full. Very disappointing
3.9 MediocreSep 14 2021
The van hadn’t been cleaned and it took more than an hour to pick up. There was sand, and food, and wrappers everywhere and it smelled like a locker room.
3.9 MediocreSep 13 2021
So, first of all the airport remodeled. There was a payless sign but no payless booth upstairs. Your staff didn't seem to care about me waiting in line. Since AVIS and Payless are the same companies they should work uniformly. They don't. It took over an hour to get to the booth and another 30 to get the car. I tried to cancel but YOUR agent said it can only be done at the booth. I will likely never use your service again and definitely will not pay in advance.
1.9 HorribleSep 7 2021
We were renting a vehicle so that we could use it for our drive-up wedding, where you get married in your vehicle. For this reason, we specifically wanted a convertible - it was very important to have a convertible. When we placed the order, it said that we would get the convertible advertised - a Ford Mustang convertible, or a comparable convertible. We arrived to pick up the car on the morning of our wedding, and was told there were no convertibles available. None at all. We had trusted that you would keep your word. I will say that our counter person was extremely helpful and kept trying different ways to accommodate us. She went above and beyond. I am only 5 foot tall, and disabled. We were told that the only option that would be somewhat like a convertible was a Jeep Zahara, which is very tall. The roof over the front of the car came off. Because we were desperate, and our wedding was happening that day, we rented the Jeep, even though I could not get into it. Once we got to the wedding place, we had to use a step stool and be very careful, but I was finally able to get in, but it was precarious getting in and out. We made it work, but not having a regular convertible added so much more stress and took more time, and made things more dangerous for me. Would have been nice to be able to get out and into a regular convertible. Would have been nice if you would have honored the contract.
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Easirent
1 location in Columbus
Easirent
Locations in Columbus
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Sunnycars
1 location in Columbus
Sunnycars
Locations in Columbus
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1637 travelers who rented a car in Columbus gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Columbus

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Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$75/day

Good deal

$57/day

When to book a rental car in Columbus

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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 $57 or less
  • Book your rental car in Columbus at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Columbus are around 36% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Columbus are around -59% cheaper than other car types, on average

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