There is no better way to see everything Columbia has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Alamo rental car. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can drive wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your next trip to South Carolina even more enjoyable with an Alamo rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With over one-hundred thousand people, Columbia is a city that has lots going on. Travelers come to check out Columbia's scenery that draws visitors from all over the country and a location Nearby recreation. Whatever you choose to do first, you'll want to take in as much of Columbia as you can during your stay. And with your Alamo rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
We work with many of the finest businesses. Alamo opened in 1974 and pioneered the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage. Alamo strives to provide low-cost, high-value rentals to family and leisure travelers.
What you need to know for the road
How do I get a Columbia Alamo car rental at a great price?
We strive to get you the lowest rates, whether you book. However, reserving ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to check the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my car rental in Columbia?
You will need to carry with you your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Columbia?
Alamo's minimum age to rent a car in Columbia is 21. Take time to review Alamo's policy, as there may be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category cars especially.
What kind of Alamo rental car should I get for my trip to Columbia?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Columbia. Economy or compact cars are easier to park and ideal for short commutes. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Columbia trip can choose the premium category for a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent a car from Alamo. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Alamo car rental?
Alamo does require a deposit when you book your rental car. Alamo will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the make and model of the vehicle.
What is the fuel policy on my Alamo car rental?
We suggest a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank. If you return your rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back to Alamo.
Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Columbia?
Columbia has lots to keep you entertained, but you may want to drive to nearby cities to find out what else South Carolina has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Columbia.
Can I get a one-way rental from Alamo?
Alamo offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your rental at a different location. Don't forget there may be an additional fee when you pick one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Columbia, having your own auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to see more of South Carolina, you can leave when you like, without having to hanging out a stop waiting for the bus or hail a taxi.
Before you head out of town, book your Alamo Columbia rent-a-car and visit all the items on your itinerary. Go through CarRentals.com and drive the open road in Columbia, South Carolina.