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Columbus car rentals from $30/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 Columbus with a pick-up date of 6/24 and drop-off date of 8/19. 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 Columbus

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Kia Rio car
Kia Rio
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$32/day
Kia Soul car
Kia Soul
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
$30/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$33/day
Hyundai Sonata car
Hyundai Sonata
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$38/day
Toyota Camry car
Toyota Camry
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$37/day
Toyota Sienna car
Toyota Sienna
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$48/day
Volvo XC60 car
Volvo XC60
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$50/day
Mercedes-Benz E-Class car
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
$42/day
RAM Pickup car
RAM Pickup
or similar PICKUPTRUCK
5
5
2/4
$39/day
Land Rover Range Rover Sport car
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
$52/day
Toyota RAV4 car
Toyota RAV4
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$38/day
Chevrolet Equinox car
Chevrolet Equinox
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$42/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Columbus

  • Columbus is surrounded by fantastic destinations. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is one of the elite destinations near Columbus. Situated 128.6 mi (207km) from Columbus, this park features a historical canal, cycling trails, and waterfalls. Newark, situated 40 mi (64km) away, is another fantastic destination near Columbus. In this small city, you can check out the interesting Works Museum and the historical mounds constructed by Old Native Indian organizations. Seneca Caverns is also a superb destination not far from Columbus. Located 97.4 mi (157km) away, this natural attraction is a destination you'll enjoy visiting if you love underground explorations. With a rental from one of the cheap car rentals in Columbus, you can easily drive to any or all of these destinations. This being the case, if you plan on exploring several destinations while in Columbus, it's in your best interest to rent a car from a reliable Columbus car rental.
  • From the moment you pick up your car from your preferred cheap car rental in Columbus to when you return it, you must drive within the speed limits. This is because, in Columbus, speeding attracts huge fines. In this city, if caught driving under 10mph over the set limit, you'll pay a fine of $152. On the other hand, if you're caught driving 20 mph over the speed limit, you'll be fined $192.
  • There are numerous cheap car rentals in Downtown Columbus. Hence, if you want to rent a car in downtown Columbus, you can do so without hassle. In this part of the city, Enterprise has a location on East Livingston Avenue, while Budget has a location on East Long Street.
  • 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 $56 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 5% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Columbus are around 69% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Columbus

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Columbus?

    With regular rain and ice on the streets, a 4-wheel drive car is certainly a wise choice to make in Columbus. Depending on how much storage is needed, a smaller SUV or minivan are an appropriate choice which provide essential road grip while still being small enough to navigate through the city without problems.

  • What’s the speed limit in Columbus?

    Adhering to the posted speed limit is paramount when driving through Columbus. If there is no sign posted, the general speed limits are as follows: 15 mph in alleys, 20 mph in school areas, 25 mph in residential areas, up to 65 mph on interstates, and up to 70 mph on rural freeways. Don’t forget to adapt the speed to the weather and road conditions.

  • Where are the best places to park in Columbus?

    Street parking as well as garages and public parking lots are available in Columbus. Street parking, especially in the downtown area, is usually metered, so check the time and weekday restrictions at the posted sign. Parking garages such as Lot 005 or LeVeque Tower Garage, for example, offer daily or even monthly parking opportunities for a reasonable charge and are centrally located.

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

    On average a rental car in Columbus costs $70 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 Columbus found in the last 2 weeks is $51.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Columbus?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($30/day), Payless ($37/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($52/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 4106 International Gateway 43219 (6 miles from city center).

  • What is the best rental car company in Columbus?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Columbus are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.5, 72 reviews), Hertz (7.5, 79 reviews), and Thrifty (7.0, 56 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Columbus?

    The average gas price in Columbus is $3.74 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $45 and $60, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Columbus?

    Standard (Dodge Journey or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Columbus.

  • Which car rental companies are at Columbus airport (CMH)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Columbus airport include Budget, Hertz, Payless, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Thrifty, Alamo, Avis, Dollar and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Columbus airport (CMH)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Columbus?

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Columbus?

    A Standard car rental in Columbus costs $27 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Columbus?

    A Premium car rental in Columbus costs $31 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Columbus?

    An Intermediate car rental in Columbus costs $37 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Columbus costs $493 per week ($70 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Columbus costs $2,112 per month ($70 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Columbus?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Columbus?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 12 car rental agencies in Columbus.

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

    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 Columbus?

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

  • What areas should I look out for while driving in Columbus?

    While driving your cheap rental car in Columbus, you must keep an eye out for school, work, hospital zones, and residential areas. When driving in the first three zones, you must maintain a speed not more than20mph, while in residential areas, you must maintain a speed not more than 25mph. If you're caught speeding in any of these zones, you'll be fined upwards of $150.

  • Are there parking spaces in Downtown Columbus?

    If you'd like to park your rental car in downtown Columbus, you can do so with ease, given that this part of the city is home to several parking garages. Some notable parking spots in Downtown Columbus include LeVeque Tower Garage on North Front Street, Blue Garage on South 6th Street, and Columbus Commons Garage, on East Rich Street.

Columbus car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5

Very good

467 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.4

11 locations in Columbus

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Locations in Columbus

1026 Goodale Blvd

+1 614 297 7353

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1733 W 5th Ave

+1 614 488 7996

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2160 W Case Rd

+1 614 798 9696

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3161 W Broad St

+1 614 279 2577

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3245 Morse Rd

+1 614 476 1111

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4106 International Gateway

+1 844 913 0741

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

4233 Eastland Square Dr

+1 614 836 2500

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

475 East Livingston

+1 614 621 8899

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

57 Lazelle Rd E

+1 614 880 1198

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

5801 Karl Rd

+1 614 781 5400

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

6841 Flags Center Dr

+1 614 895 0000

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8.0 Very good

May 2024

KAYAK
Overall outstanding, friendly, fast service.

2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
The lady at time of pick up was very rude

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Easy, clean and the car I rented was new, did not have smoker's smell.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

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 again

Cons:

Having the car available where I landed

9.2 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

The windshield was not clean. Had smears on it

2.0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

No. I was sent back and forth and one manager openly derided one of his coworkers.

Cons:

They could work as a single unit. It seemed like I was dealing with two separate companies.

1 out of 67

Alamo

8.0

Very good

217 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.9

One location in Columbus

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Locations in Columbus

4106 International Gateway

+1 844 913 0739

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Cars were not readily available in Columbus Had to wait 15-20 to get a car after check in process

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
It was great

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
It was perfect! Don’t change anything!

6.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff did a very nice job

Cons:

Car had been smoked in The odor became overwhelming during the rental

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were very easy.

6.0 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

Have an attendant on hand. It SHOULD NEVER BE THE CUSTOMERS RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND THE VEHICLE

1 out of 37

Hertz

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.1

9 locations in Columbus

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Locations in Columbus

1090 A South Hamilton Rd

+1 614 238 1623

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

1355 W Mound St

+1 614 221 3000

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
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1535 Georgesville Road

+1 614 351 1570

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
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2361 Morse Road

+1 614 476 6847

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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Thursday08:00 - 17:30
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Saturday09:00 - 14:00

2455 Billingsley Rd

+1 614 793 3100

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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2496 Scarborough Blvd

+1 614 759 7285

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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4106 International Gateway

+1 614 239 1084

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
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4430 Westerville Rd

+1 614 476 6847

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

8832 Commerce Loop Drive

+1 614 840 1758

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
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 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
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 Very good

Nov 2021

KAYAK
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 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
A little high priced fir a one day rental, otherwise clean car. No ‘cleaning product’ odor which was nice!

8.0 Very good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff didn't seem overly friendly but were helpful enough. They failed to mention their return method at this location which caused a little confusion when I returned the car.

Cons:

I felt that they should have clearly explained their return method (or at least mentioned it).

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Ended up getting a very nice upgrade for no additional charge due to limited availability

1 out of 42

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.1

One location in Columbus

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Locations in Columbus

4106 International Gateway

+1 614 239 1084

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

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!

Cons:

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 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. They closed before 6 pm, my flight was late. No car to pick up. Rip-off.

Cons:

They could make provisions for early evening pickup. Ie 6 pm

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

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 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

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 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I booked a car at 7 pm. I reached at 7:30pm. Noone was there .

2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

not going through priceline

1 out of 44

Thrifty

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.7

One location in Columbus

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Locations in Columbus

4106 International Gateway

+1 614 239 1084

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Whole process smooth

Cons:

Line at desk to check car out

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

easiest/fastest rental and return I have ever had!

Cons:

nothing

2.0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no refund on the rental, even though the charge was fraudulent. It caused me to have to manage the situation with my bank.

5.2 Fair

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was ok----Ford Eco Sport

Cons:

The Thrifty location was farthest from terminal. The staff was occupied with one customer. The wait was long. The attendant did not know how to open the back of SUV. Therebwas no one there when the car was returned---not a single person and they were aware fo when I was returning. Thrify is cheap for a reason!

2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

If I would hv got my car. Putting my money back in my account. Trying to get them back on the phone.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I never got the rental. I got to the airport and they stated I needed a major credit card. I canceled the rental car and You still kept my money. I want that taken off my debit card asap

1 out of 25

Budget

Most popular

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.2

8 locations in Columbus

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1030 West 3rd Avenue

+1 614 737 5400

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday13:00 - 17:00

104 East Long Street

+1 614 228 1058

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday11:00 - 14:00

1717 W 5th Ave

+1 614 487 7206

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

240 South Hamilton Road

+1 614 863 7500

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday12:00 - 16:00

3949 West Broad Street

+1 614 870 2200

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

4106 International Gateway

+1 380 867 0247

Monday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Friday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00

4810 Sawmill Road

+1 614 451 7699

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

6060 Busch Boulevard

+1 614 431 2025

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
We had a 9am pick up time and got to the pick up location on time only to find a sign that said “be back in 30 minutes”. When the employees finally showed up they gave us a car that was very damaged. We took the car and once we got on the freeway the car was violently shaking so we had to go back and exchange the car for another. That vehicle only had a quarter tank of gas so we had to stop and get gas. This all caused major delays in our travel.

8.0 Very good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The main focus is the airport , there aren’t many non-airport locations.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Drop off was easy and gentleman was nice. Pick up in CMH took forever and vehicle was dirty with bald tires. It wasn't worth it to spend another 45 minutes in line to get a new vehicle. Guy behind the counter in CMH was trying to con everyone into insurance and other add-ons which is what caused a 45 minute way for a line of 3 customers.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
It was the most organized rental experience I’ve ever had. They are on point . From the counter to the drop off their customer service is outstanding. I wish more rental companies got it right like they have. A+ experience thank y’all so much !

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I was just a good all around experience. Very good. Keep up the good work

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Friendly quick service

1 out of 62

Avis

7.1

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.1

8 locations in Columbus

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1030 West 3rd Avenue

+1 614 299 0964

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday13:00 - 17:00

104 East Long Street

+1 614 224 4259

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday11:00 - 14:00

1717 W 5th Ave

+1 614 486 8261

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

240 South Hamilton Road

+1 614 577 0657

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday12:00 - 16:00

3949 West Broad Street

+1 614 851 0508

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

4106 International Gateway

+1 380 867 0002

Monday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00

4810 Sawmill Road

+1 614 538 0488

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

6060 Busch Boulevard

+1 614 436 3218

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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8.0 Very good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
G Old

8.0 Very good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
wash the cars before rent and full gas tank.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
The worst customer service ever from start to fighting finish!

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
not to wait 35" at the counter before Ito get my car...

4.4 Mediocre

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy.

Cons:

It took a long time to pick up the car (40 minutes) even though there was only one person in front of me in line. The cars weren't ready. I had absolutely no choice, and the car was not what I had ordered. It was really flashy--something I did not want at all as a woman travelling alone.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I made a reservation for a big car but it wasn’t quite large enough for what I needed, when I went back to see if I could upgrade to a bigger one, they changed the paperwork and within a few minutes for no charge, I had a bigger car ready to go! Thanks again!!

Cons:

Directions into the rental car pickup/dropoff locations in the airport. It was a little confusing and took us a while for figure out

1 out of 19

Payless

6.0

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

6.6

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4106 International Gateway

+1 380 867 0978

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30

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6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Definitely a car that used by a smoker in the past.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Easy to use!

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The car smelled like stale cigarette smoke and didn’t seem very clean. I felt like I was borrowing somebodies car and not renting. The battery died while I was out with my family. Would not recommend Payless car rentals

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Amazing car and easy drop off.

1.9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Car was sent with a half tank of gas, when returned I was informed it was supposed to be full and charged at a premium for gas, they will likely now park the car at half and repeat the gimmick on the next sucker.

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off went very smoothly and efficiently.

Cons:

It was extremely difficult to find the Payless pick up counter. There was no signage for Payless indicating where I should go. I had to ask a family member to do some research while I wandered around. She discovered that Avis bought Budget and Payless so I went to the Avis/Budget counter. There was a small Payless sign behind the Budget counter. Definitely frustrating.

1 out of 12

National

7.9

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.4

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4106 International Gateway

+1 844 913 0740

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Poorest management and the stuff needs more training

3.2 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

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 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and the drop off super easy

6.0 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was definitely friendly and welcoming and made the entire process effortless

Cons:

The 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 Fair

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, easy pickup/ drop off

Cons:

Smoky car! Gross.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

No wait, clean car, easy access coming and going.

1 out of 5

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

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One location in Columbus

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John Glenn Columbus International Airport

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Free2Move

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3 locations in Columbus

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1629, Lockbourne Rd

+1 844 543 7332

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1749, E Columbus St

+1 844 543 7332

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20, S Third street Suite 210

+1 844 543 7332

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Sunnycars

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One location in Columbus

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4106 International Gateway

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1748 travelers who rented a car in Columbus gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.1

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$70/day

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$56/day

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