Columbus car rentals

Columbus car rentals

Search hundreds of hire car sites at once for hire car deals in Columbus

Columbus, GA, United States
7 Jul — 14 Jul
Same drop-off
Columbus, GA, United States
Thu 7/7
Noon
Thu 14/7
Noon
Driver's age:

Search hundreds of hire car sites at once for hire car deals in Columbus

Columbus car rental information

Pick-up locationColumbus
Rental locations12
Airport locations8

Cheap car rentals in Columbus

Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
People mover
Passenger van
SUV
Commercial
Pick-up truck
Mini car in Columbus
Economy car in Columbus
Compact car in Columbus
Intermediate car in Columbus
Standard car in Columbus
Full-size car in Columbus
Luxury car in Columbus
People mover car in Columbus
Passenger van car in Columbus
SUV car in Columbus
Commercial car in Columbus
Pick-up truck car in Columbus

Columbus car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

10.0

Excellent

14 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Columbus

Show locations

Locations in Columbus

3250 W Britt David Rd

+1 844 806 3359

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

staff super friendly at both ends drop off easy everything was perfect

Cons:

Nothing

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The fact that I was denied my rental. If you accept a debit card and my card clearly says debit on the front of itchy can you not accept it.

7.6 Good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Liked that the car was fast and reliable.

Cons:

The price. We didn't get the deposit money back.

8.0 Excellent

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked that they were professional and gave me a free upgrade.

Cons:

Added fees without prior notification on website.

5.6 Okay

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

value for money

Cons:

cleanliness of the vehicle very dirty with spots on the seats plenty of scratches on the outer surface of the vehicle and the vehicle smiled.

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Simple drop off

1 out of 3

Budget

10.0

Excellent

10 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Columbus

Show locations

Locations in Columbus

3250 W Britt David Rd, Ste 111

+1 706 327 5501

Monday09:00 - 21:30
Tuesday09:00 - 21:30
Wednesday09:00 - 21:30
Thursday09:00 - 21:30
Friday09:00 - 21:30
Saturday09:00 - 21:30
Sunday09:00 - 21:30
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rental process and return was super easy. Thanks Budget Columbus Ga Airport!

3.6 Mediocre

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff unfriendly, didn't have a clean decent car. Never offered any apologies

2.0 Mediocre

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

There was nothing about the experience with budget that was even expectable.

Cons:

The right car available. Not getting a vehicle that smelt like marijuana and maintenance light not being on.

4.0 Okay

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Seemingly friendly staff

Cons:

The vehicle was awe full with no Nacional capabilities and very little utility in general. What vehicle doesn’t have the ability to at least connect a personal phone for navigation.

9.2 Excellent

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

extended and dropped off in killeen.

Cons:

didnt get my recipt right away

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I received a confirmation number for my rental and attempted to call the local office at the airport to confirm. I called the local number and was eventually connected with a call center in some foreign land, I'm guessing. They couldn't give me any further information on my rental. I arrived at the rental booth and was informed by the unconcerned-acting attendant that there were no cars available. I spent $200 in cab fares over the duration of my trip. I'll give another rental company a shot at my business next time and see if they can pull it off.

1 out of 3

Avis

4.6

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

4.6

One location in Columbus

Show locations

Locations in Columbus

3250 W Britt David Road, #112

+1 706 322 2539

Monday09:00 - 21:30
Tuesday09:00 - 21:30
Wednesday09:00 - 21:30
Thursday09:00 - 21:30
Friday09:00 - 21:30
Saturday09:00 - 21:30
Sunday09:00 - 21:30
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything could've been better. They made me wait hours on a reservation rental! They rented my sports utility and gave me a mini car for the same price. They charged my credit card more than once , taking over$300 for a1 Day rental! Now I'm fighting fort my money back. Worse experience Ever!!! Run Run Run, I left Enterprise but may return seeing that They aren't so bad now after comparing.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was TRASH! Careless attitudes and busy in personal phones. I had to return my rental because the oil light came on. No one apologized for holding me up, I was an hour late for an important appointment and they didn’t care, I will never rent from Avis again. Their staff needs more customer service training. A simple “I’m sorry for your inconvenience” would’ve went a long way!

8.8 Excellent

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgrade that was received because the size car we reserved was not available.

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2022

KAYAK
It was a very easy pickup and drop off process , the staff was excellent

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK
EXCELENTE SERVICIO. SIN NOVEDAD

2.0 Mediocre

Nov 2021

KAYAK
I was unable to get the car due to not being able to use my debit card

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything could've been better. They made me wait hours on a reservation rental! They rented my sports utility and gave me a mini car for the same price. They charged my credit card more than once , taking over$300 for a1 Day rental! Now I'm fighting fort my money back. Worse experience Ever!!! Run Run Run, I left Enterprise but may return seeing that They aren't so bad now after comparing.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was TRASH! Careless attitudes and busy in personal phones. I had to return my rental because the oil light came on. No one apologized for holding me up, I was an hour late for an important appointment and they didn’t care, I will never rent from Avis again. Their staff needs more customer service training. A simple “I’m sorry for your inconvenience” would’ve went a long way!

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I was unable to get a rental from here because I did not have a credit card but debit card although I would have been paying for services upfront. I just went to Enterprise so if they give you a hard time Enterprise got you I had real business to take care of.

1 out of 3

National

4.4

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.0

Value for money

5.0

One location in Columbus

Show locations

Locations in Columbus

3250 W Britt David Rd

+1 844 816 4379

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Sadly, this was a business ending experience for us!

Cons:

We needed an SUV-sized vehicle for our trip to a high school graduation (we were transporting a large item to a family member). My wife made the reservation in MARCH for an SUV to be used at the tail of May. The day before our rental, my wife went to the rental company to ensure we were going to get the size vehicle we reserved. NONE WERE AVAILABLE! We had to scramble and borrow a neighbor’s SUV. We will not go with the company in the future!

6.8 Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Part of the staff were helpful, the part were terrible

Cons:

When we got there, they didn’t have a premium SUV, the biggest was a 5 passenger, since there were 6 of us that wAsnt going to work. They didn’t offer a solution, told us we would have to take two cars. Finally a van magically appeared. Lots of my time was wasted!!! I will never ever use kayak again

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Sadly, this was a business ending experience for us!

Cons:

We needed an SUV-sized vehicle for our trip to a high school graduation (we were transporting a large item to a family member). My wife made the reservation in MARCH for an SUV to be used at the tail of May. The day before our rental, my wife went to the rental company to ensure we were going to get the size vehicle we reserved. NONE WERE AVAILABLE! We had to scramble and borrow a neighbor’s SUV. We will not go with the company in the future!

6.8 Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Part of the staff were helpful, the part were terrible

Cons:

When we got there, they didn’t have a premium SUV, the biggest was a 5 passenger, since there were 6 of us that wAsnt going to work. They didn’t offer a solution, told us we would have to take two cars. Finally a van magically appeared. Lots of my time was wasted!!! I will never ever use kayak again

1 out of 1

Hertz

2.6

Mediocre

18 reviews

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

5.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.6

Value for money

2.6

One location in Columbus

Show locations

Locations in Columbus

3250 W Britt David Rd Ste 110

+1 706 324 2725

Monday09:00 - 21:30
Tuesday09:00 - 21:30
Wednesday09:00 - 21:30
Thursday09:00 - 21:30
Friday09:00 - 21:30
Saturday09:00 - 21:30
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

There was a vehicle for me to use.

Cons:

The reservation although confirmed, was not ready. Staff at pickup were rude and short because my pickup was scheduled for 6pm, and they were ready to leave for the day at 6pm. I was told there was no vehicle like the one I had reserved, but they were willing to place me in a sedan. They handed the keys over, told me the total charge without explaining the break down and sent me on a hunt for the vehicle. It took me 10 minutes to find it only to see that the cleanliness sticker had been left torn from the previous rental trip. The car was not cleaned and it did not have a full tank of gas. There was no use going back to the counter since the staff was out the door before I could collect my baggage and follow. The drop off was smoother although I wasn't able to really talk to anyone about my concerns for billing. They had me drive up and leave the vehicle in a return line.

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was fine.

Cons:

I dropped the car off on the day it was due. I went inside and handed the keys to the attendant. After three days I started getting calls that my vehicle was overdue and I needed to return it. I was on vacation and was on the phone for a long time. I was informed it would be taken care of. The calls continued for 3 days. I called the company several times during my VACATION. After asking for a supervisor and telling them I was tired of being harassed, the calls finally stopped.

5.2 Okay

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Employees were unable to explain about the toll pass, i was never told that dropping off the car at a later time was going to cost me 49 dollars more.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very comfortable Nice size Cruse control Simple controls

Cons:

none

4.4 Okay

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was fine and once I got it 2 hours after I was supposed to all went well. Only cost @ $20 to fill up which was good.

Cons:

Hertz told us over the phone after we made the reservation we were good to pick up the car at 5 pm and we specifically told them we do not have a credit card and the lady said it would be fine we were good to go. They charged our bank account for the rental. When we got there the guy tells us we can't get the car because we don't have a credit card to put on file. I had to call a family member to come to the airport and bring me one to put on file and I was two hours late leaving. This was a terrible and stressful experience, embarrassing and a bad way to start a business trip. And to top it all off the extremely unhelpful and unwilling to do anything to help us non-customer service Hertz offered was pathetic. The only way I'll ever use this company again is if someone pays me to.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Compared to the other rental places their vehicles are well maintained and in better condition.

Cons:

It would be more convenient if they opened earlier than 9.

1 out of 4

Enterprise

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

5 locations in Columbus

Show locations

Locations in Columbus

1807 S Lumpkin Rd

+1 706 689 0896

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
View deals

3250 W Britt David Rd

+1 844 917 0961

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
View deals

3410 Veterans Pkwy

+1 706 653 7572

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
View deals

3450 Macon Rd

+1 706 568 3400

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
View deals

5733b Veterans Pkwy

+1 706 660 1090

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:30
Sunday12:00 - 15:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was outstanding

4.4 Okay

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great gas mileage on the car. Ended up with a Hyundai sonata Drop off was quick

Cons:

Car was dirty. Wait for pick up was about 2 hrs

6.4 Good

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was great. Location easy to find.

Cons:

I had scheduled to pick up the car at 8:00 a.m. When I arrived, they said it would be ready in 15 minutes. I did not leave until 8:35. This was a tad annoying.

8.8 Excellent

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up went incredibly smooth and fast

Cons:

The rental lot is not nearly as clearly labeled as other locations.

5.2 Okay

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Customer Service at the airport was lacking, no one to check in the car or issue a reciept.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was outstanding

4.4 Okay

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great gas mileage on the car. Ended up with a Hyundai sonata Drop off was quick

Cons:

Car was dirty. Wait for pick up was about 2 hrs

6.4 Good

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was great. Location easy to find.

Cons:

I had scheduled to pick up the car at 8:00 a.m. When I arrived, they said it would be ready in 15 minutes. I did not leave until 8:35. This was a tad annoying.

8.8 Excellent

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up went incredibly smooth and fast

Cons:

The rental lot is not nearly as clearly labeled as other locations.

5.2 Okay

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Customer Service at the airport was lacking, no one to check in the car or issue a reciept.

1 out of 2

Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Columbus

Show locations

Locations in Columbus

Columbus Airport

Opening times not available

View deals

Filters

No reviews available

Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Columbus

Show locations

Locations in Columbus

3250 West Britt David Road

Opening times not available

View deals

Filters

No reviews available

71 travellers who rented a car in Columbus gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

Car hire locations in or near Columbus

Good to know

Most popular car type

Full-size

When to book a rental car in Columbus

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Columbus

  • Though public transport is offered in the city, enjoying a sense of wonder as you adventure at your own pace in Columbus and its surroundings with a rental car can’t be compared to anything else. Using car rentals in Columbus gives you the freedom and comfort you need to move to any place at any time. Maneuvering through the city and arriving at your desired destination won’t be a problem, considering most Columbus car rentals have a GPS navigation system. Even if it’s your first time in the city, with a navigation system you can drive to Hocking Hills, which is about an hour’s drive from Columbus city center. Whether you’re planning a business trip or a romantic getaway, booking a rental car in Columbus will save you time and make your trip more enjoyable.
  • Most car rentals in Columbus are either within the CMH airport’s premises or a short walk away. Companies such as Enterprise, Alamo, Avis, Hertz, Budget, and Dollar are located at the airport, while others such as Thrifty and National offer shuttle and pick-up services from the airport.
  • Although the city roads are well maintained, you should be cautious while driving a rental car in Columbus, especially when it is raining. Watch out for speed limits, other motorists, and rid yourself of all distractions. If it’s your first time in Columbus, set all your rental car’s controls before leaving the parking lot. Adjusting your GPS device or other control knobs while driving might take your eyes off the road, and increase your chances of causing an accident.
  • Columbus is a big and busy city with hundreds of cars on the road at nearly any given time. To dodge wasting time in traffic jams, avoid moving around during rush hour, which is around 6am-8am, 3:30pm-4pm, and 6pm-7pm on weekdays. If you have to drive during rush hour, the roads to avoid are Interstate 70-71 downtown, state Route 315, and the I-270 outer belt, which are hugely trafficked. If you’re on a schedule or trying to catch a flight, keep these times in mind when planning your route.
  • 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 -2% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Columbus