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Columbus, IN
Apr 29 — May 6
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Columbus car rental information

Pick-up locationColumbus
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Pickup truck, Premium, Standard SUV
Rental locations4
Popular agenciesHertz, Avis, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Columbus

$40/dayEconomy
$47/dayCompact
$41/dayIntermediate
$46/dayFull-size
$134/dayMinivan
$87/dayFull-size SUV
$58/dayPremium
$79/dayLuxury
$85/dayPickup truck
$55/dayIntermediate SUV
$64/dayCompact SUV
$81/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Columbus car rental reviews and directory

From $38/dayRated #1
Avis
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Columbus
Avis
Locations in Columbus
735 Whitfield Drive+1 812 378 2674
Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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  • 10
Recent reviews
From $54/dayRated #2
Budget
9.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Columbus
Budget
Locations in Columbus
735 Whitfield Drive+1 812 376 7697
Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
  • 9
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Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentJul 15 2017
Great ServicePros: Easy pickup of the car. Friendly staff member. Car was fueled, clean, and ready to go.Cons: The vehicle smelled like covered-up smoke. However I'm pretty sure when I reserved it, it was supposed to be a non-smoking vehicle.
From $43/dayRated #3
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (6 reviews)
6 locations in Columbus
Enterprise
Locations in Columbus
1628 East State Road 44+1 317 398 9898
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2021 25th Street+1 812 375 1198
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2128 N. Middle Dr.+1 812 933 5700
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2770 N Morton St+1 317 738 9307
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
702 East Tipton+1 812 524 0178
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
801 Us Highway 31 S+1 317 889 1264
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
  • 8.6
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Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJan 4 2021
Pros: Car was brand new and very comfortable.Cons: Enterprise did not replace the car when we noticed a crack on the Car's windshield. The Crack kept growing but they were adamant that it was very normal and did not need the car to be replaced for that.
10.0 ExcellentOct 10 2019
Pros: Yes, they took me back home also, which was nice. The kid who took me was friendly.
10.0 ExcellentMay 9 2017
Pros: From the beginning to the end of this process Enterprise representatives are excellent!
10.0 ExcellentNov 29 2016
ImpressedPros: Customer service was great, car was clean and in good condition.
From $31/dayRated #4
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.7 Good (26 reviews)
2 locations in Columbus
Hertz
Locations in Columbus
1643 Central Avenue+1 812 314 8283
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
695 S.state Rd 135+1 317 883 2954
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
  • 7.7
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  • 7.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 20 2020
Pros: Helpful staff made a last-minute change easy.
2.0 MediocreMay 22 2020
Cons: I did not use my rental. It was cancelled with Hertz on 4/20/2020 due to Covid 19. I have yet to see my refund despite repeated promises from them. Then today I read that they are possibly applying for bankruptcy. Sorry to leave my comments/problem on this forum but I just could not sit through another call. You can call me at 317/340-5611 if you are able to help me with this problem. Thank you, Rhonda Denzio
6.0 GoodJun 5 2019
Pros: Pickup was easy. Nice staff.Cons: The car was dirty when picked up. We usually receive a car that has been washed. They took extra money from us and we cant get an answer as to why. Been trying to get our money back for three days.
6.8 GoodApr 30 2018
Cons: I booked with a third party online and it never mentioned about the 25 and younger fee so I was thinking we got that waived and didn’t have that charged
10.0 ExcellentFeb 13 2018
Hertz RatingPros: Loved how easy it was to pick up and drop off! Car was very clean and drove perfectly. Nothing bad to say at all!
8.0 ExcellentOct 4 2017
Pros: Easy, convenient drop off
8.0 ExcellentJul 7 2017
mazda 3Pros: the turning and the gas conservation
6.0 GoodApr 11 2017
Hertz rentalPros: The car was nice and served our purpose for the trip.Cons: we had reserved a full size vehicle and when we went to pick it up they did not have one as someone did not return a car on time, so we settled for a mid size. They did give us a free tank of gas for our trouble and added a second driver for free as this normally has a steep charge. We also go hit with a large toll fee after the trip that was about $25.00 more than the actual tolls were as this is a fee they tack on to handle the tolls.
8.8 ExcellentMar 17 2017
Nice car, good pricePros: The staff was friendly and helpful.Cons: If you use a debit card they pull your credit, beware of that. If you use an actual credit card they don't. This is really dumb I think.
4.0 OkayFeb 7 2017
Customer ServiceCons: I prepaid for a 4 day rental, first mistake. Due to family emergency our plans changed. Branch manager would not try to work with the situation, even change to a 1 day rental. If you prepay, no chance for a refund. One reason I prepaid was to hopefully have an easy in and out transaction. Nope, car was not ready for the scheduled pickup time. 25 min. wait. Was offered an upgrade that was ready, for additional charge. Luckily with the change in plans I didn't travel far. When I went to refill fuel before returning the car, the access panel to the fuel tank would not open. Called the Road Side Assistance #, who was very courteous (Billy) was told he would take care of fuel charges. Returned to the branch told them about the issue. It took 2 people to open access panel, 1 to hold the release, 1 to pry open panel. I was traveling alone. Was then told I needed to go fill it up. This location is very convenient for me, but I will never use them again. VERY POOR.
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35 travelers who rented a car in Columbus gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car rental locations in or near Columbus

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$50/day

Good deal

$37/day

When to book a rental car in Columbus

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Columbus

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Columbus for $37 or less
  • Book your rental car in Columbus at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Columbus are around 51% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Columbus

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

  • On average a rental car in Columbus costs $50 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($55/day), Enterprise ($79/day) and Avis ($134/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 1643 Central Avenue 47201 (1 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Columbus 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.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Indianapolis airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Enterprise, Sixt, Dollar, Alamo, Budget, Avis, Payless and Airport Van.

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

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

  • A Standard car rental in Columbus costs $46 per day, on average.

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

  • A Full-size car rental in Columbus costs $77 per day, on average.

  • In Columbus, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1643 Central Avenue (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Columbus costs $351 per week ($50 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Columbus costs $1,506 per month ($50 per day).

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