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Budget Car Rentals in Columbia: All you need to know

If you want to see everything Columbia has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Budget. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own ride enables you to go to the attractions you want to see the most, when you want. Make your upcoming trip to Missouri even better with a Budget car rental.

Why drive with CarRentals.com?

With over one-hundred thousand people, Columbia is a city that has lots going on. You are sure to have an enjoyable time here, thanks to Columbia's college-town amenities. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to see as much of Columbia as you can during your stay. And with your Budget rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.

We work with many of the most dependable businesses in the industry. Started during Los Angeles in 1959, Budget always works to provide the best rates for their customers. With a name like Budget, you know they'll try to get you the cheapest rate.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get a Columbia Budget car rental at a great price?

We try to get you the best rates, no matter when you reserve your car. However, booking your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to not add an additional driver and check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.

What should I carry with me when I get my car in Columbia?

Be sure to bring your driver's license and a credit card in your name.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Columbia?

Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Columbia is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to go over Budget's policy to determine if there is an additional cost before you book.

What kind of Budget rental car should I get for my trip to Columbia?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Columbia. Economy or compact vehicles are great for short commutes and are easier to park. Commute times in Columbia are close to 36 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car provides a more comfortable ride. If you want to decrease your emissions and save on gas, then opt for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a touch of luxury on their Columbia 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?

You are required to have insurance before you rent from Budget in the United States. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger 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 Budget car rental?

Budget does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip to Columbia. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the model and make of the car.

Do I have to return my Budget rental with a full tank?

We encourage a full to full policy. You receive the car with full tank, and you should return it with a full tank. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car to Budget.

Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Columbia?

Columbia has enough to keep you entertained, but you may want to head to nearby cities to find out what else Missouri has to offer. You can explore the rest of the region free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Columbia.

Does Columbia Budget offer one-way car rentals?

Budget offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your vehicle at another location. Be aware there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Columbia, having the keys to your own ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to check out more of Missouri, you can go wherever you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or spend time waiting for the bus.

Before you head out of town, book your Budget Columbia rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the items on your itinerary. Book with CarRentals.com and cruise the highway in Columbia, Missouri.