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Car rentals in Columbus: What you need to know

Billings, Montana, is full of fascinating neighborhoods like Columbus. It's in areas like these where you can get a true feel for a region like Billings. But after you are done checking out all the wonderful things to do in Columbus, you'll need a vehicle to check out all that Billings provides.

You will have to adhere to a strict schedule if you try to save money by hopping on Columbus's bus system. Rideshares and taxis are more convenient, but the costs can add up. Moreover, they may not be readily available when you want a ride right away. A Columbus rental car is the best way to make sure you experience the entirety of the neighborhood and the rest of Billings on your vacation. See below to learn all that you want about car rentals in Columbus.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get an affordable car rental in Columbus?

Looking the lowest rates on a car rental? You have come to the right place. Get the most savings on your tip to Columbus by doing a few things:

  • Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Make sure you know any cost for a mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the total cost before you book your car
  • Don't get more vehicle than you need. Typically, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate

Make sure you go through the rental policy before you reserve your vehicle.

What kind of rental car should I get in Columbus?

With a number of vehicle types to decide from, it can be tough to decide which car is the best for your trip. But, keep in mind your needs and how many you're traveling with. Our table below can help you select the best automobile for your needs.

Do I have to be a certain age to rent a car in Columbus?

In most places, you can rent an automobile in Billings if you're at least 21. Be aware that you will most likely be charged an additional fee if you are under 25. Take time to go over the rental company's policies to determine what the total cost is for you.

Do I need insurance when I rent my Columbus car rental?

The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the car rental company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with at checkout.

Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the supplier's policy before you decide.

What fuel policy should I go for in Columbus?

Most suppliers provide you a full tank. We suggest returning the car with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, you should find a gas station before you bring it back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Do any Columbus suppliers provide one-way?

Most rental car providers offer one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to drop off your vehicle in a different area. Be aware that there is typically an extra fee for one-way rentals. Make sure to read the supplier's policy to know the total cost.

Can I book with unlimited mileage when renting a car in Columbus?

The majority of suppliers offer unlimited miles, but you need to ensure it's part of the bundle. It's useful to know how far you want to drive and plan your trips in advance. Although most rental car providers offer unlimited mileage, if it isn't part of your package those miles can pile up and so can the extra cost. You may want unlimited miles if you're hitting the open road to discover all that Billings or even Montana has to offer.

Anything I should make sure to do around Columbus?

Once you've checked out Columbus, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. There are some worthwhile stops around Billings that are just a drive away. Need a tip of where to start your trip? The Billings Depot can make for a fascinating day.

Book a Columbus, Billings Ride Today

Has a restaurant in Billings intrigued you? Do you have to get to a meeting on the other side of town? Don't miss out on one of Columbus must-sees or be late to your meeting. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can make sure your trip is on your time, and not have to adhere a bus schedule.

Check out our choice of vehicles from some of the top-rated car rental companies in the nation and choose the perfect car for your Columbus adventure.