There is no better way to see everything Columbia has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can drive wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next getaway to South Carolina more enjoyable with a Budget car rental.
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With over one-hundred thousand people, Columbia is a city that has lots going on. Travelers come to enjoy 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 check out 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 the most dependable car rental businesses. Started in Los Angeles, California around 1958, Budget always attempts to provide the best prices for their customers. With a name like Budget, you know this company will try to get you the cheapest rate.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Columbia Budget rental car at a great rate?
We try to get you the lowest rates, whether you reserve your car. However, reserving your car ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to not add an additional driver and read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in Columbia?
Make sure to bring your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's Columbia's minimum age to rent a car?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Columbia is 21. Take time to review Budget's policy, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular.
What kind of Budget rental car should I get for my trip to Columbia?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Columbia. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and ideal for short commutes. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle will have enough room for all of you and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a dash of luxury on their Columbia vacation can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from Budget in the United States. Many major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering large vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Columbia. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Budget require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Budget does require a deposit when you reserve your rental. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip to Columbia. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly based on the make and model of the car.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You receive the car with full tank, and you should return it filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring the car back to Budget. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Columbia?
Columbia has enough 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 region free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Columbia.
Can I get a one-way rental from Budget?
Budget typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to drop off your vehicle at another Budget. However, 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 access to a car lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of South Carolina, you can go when you want to, without having to hanging out a stop waiting for the bus or signal for a cab.
Before you head out of town, book your Budget Columbia car rental and visit all the items on your itinerary. Book through CarRentals.com and speed along the road in Columbia, South Carolina.