There is no better way to see everything Columbus 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. Having your own vehicle enables you to go to the sites you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your next getaway to Indiana even better with an Alamo rental car.
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Columbus is a perfect spot when you wish to get away from rat race of a big city. You are sure to have an enjoyable time here, thanks to Columbus's college-town amenities. But you may have your eye on taking advantage of its location near the state's capital. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to check out as much of Columbus as possible while on your vacation. If you need to see what else is around Columbus, then jump in the driver's seat of your Alamo rental car and see what else is out there.
We work with many of the most dependable car rental dealers. Alamo opened its doors in 1974 and pioneered the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage. Alamo strives to provide low-cost, high-value rentals to leisure and family travelers.
What you need to know for the road
How do I get a Columbus Alamo rental car at a great price?
We strive to get you the lowest price, no matter when you book. However, booking your car ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to read 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 Columbus?
You'll need to bring your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's Columbus's minimum age to rent a car?
Alamo's minimum age to rent a car in Columbus is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to review Alamo's policies to determine what the total cost is before you book.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Columbus?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Columbus. Economy or compact vehicles are easier to park and ideal for short commutes. Commute times in Columbus are around 28 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car more comfortable. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then go for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a little luxury on their Columbus getaway can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS 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. Many of the major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) typically offer coverage. But many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering larger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Columbus. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Alamo require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Alamo requires a deposit when you book your rental. Alamo will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip to Columbus. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the vehicle.
What is the fuel policy on my Alamo car rental?
We recommend a full tank policy. You should get your automobile with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Alamo. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Columbus?
Columbus's small-town atmosphere certainly has its charms, however you may want to take to the road again after you've explored Indiana's capital or explored Indiana's capital.
Does Alamo offer one-way rentals in Columbus?
Alamo typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your rental at a different Alamo. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you choose one-way.
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Once you've explored the must-see sights in Columbus, having the keys to your own ride will allow you to see what else Indiana offers. When you are ready to check out more of Indiana, you can leave when you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or memorizing a bus schedule.
Before you head out of town, book your Alamo Columbus rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the items on your itinerary. Go through CarRentals.com and cruise the road in Columbus, Indiana.