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 spend your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own car, you can go wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next vacation to Ohio more enjoyable with an Alamo car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
Columbus has over half a million people, which probably means this region is big enough for some exploration. Visitors come to have fun at Columbus's local attractions. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to take in as much of Columbus as you can during your trip. You'll be able to explore of this city once you get the keys to your Alamo rental car.
We work with many of the most dependable rental car dealers. Alamo opened in 1974 and introduced the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage. Alamo strives to provide a fun, high-value, low-cost rental experience to family and leisure travelers.
What you need to know before you go
How do I get the best prices on a Columbus Alamo car rental?
We try to get you the lowest rates, whether you reserve your vehicle. But reserving ahead of time can help you save even more. Make sure to keep the car under one driver's name and go over the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car rental in Columbus?
Be sure to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Columbus's minimum age to rent a car?
Alamo's minimum age to rent a car in Columbus is 21. Take time to read through Alamo's policy, as there may be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Columbus?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Columbus. Compact or economy vehicles are easier to park and ideal for short drives. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a sedan or SUV will have enough room for all of you and be a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a touch of extravagance on their Columbus trip can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 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. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Columbus. Otherwise, as a United States 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 requires a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Alamo will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please note that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the model and make of the rental.
Do I have to return my Alamo rental with a full tank?
We advise a full to full policy. You receive the car with the needle at "F". However, if you return your rental with less than the amount that you received it with, 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 your car back to Alamo. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Columbus?
Columbus has over half a million people, so there should be plenty to do. Unlimited miles allow you to see what else Ohio has to offer without being concerned about your limits.
Does Columbus Alamo offer one-way car rentals?
Alamo offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your rental at a different location. Don't forget there may be an additional charge when you opt for one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Columbus, having access to a ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to check out more of Ohio, you can drive when you like, without having to wait for the bus or hail a taxi.
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. Reserve through CarRentals.com and speed along the road in Columbus, Ohio.