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Budget Car Rentals in Columbus: All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Columbus has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own car enables you to go to the sites you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next vacation to Mississippi even more enjoyable with a Budget car rental.

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Columbus is a perfect town when you desire some respite from rat race of a big city. With everything there is to see and do, you'll want your own set of wheels to explore all you can during your getaway. If you need to mix it up from Columbus's easy-going vibes, then jump behind the wheel of your Budget car rental and see what else is out there.

We work with the finest rental car dealers. With a name like Budget, you know they'll try to get you the cheapest price. Open for business in 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always strives to provide the best rates for its customers.

What you need to know about car rentals in Columbus

How do I get the best rates on a Columbus Budget rental car?

We strive to get you the lowest price, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. However, booking well ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and check the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.

What should I carry with me when I pick up my rental car in Columbus?

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

What's Columbus's minimum age to rent a car?

Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Columbus is 21. Take time to read through Budget's policies, as there may be additional fees if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals especially.

Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Columbus?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Columbus. Economy or compact cars are good for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a mid-size or SUV will have more room and offer a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Columbus trip can choose a higher-end vehicle like a Cadillac or Audi 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 in the United States. Many of the major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) generally offer coverage. But many of them have limitations, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best 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 purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Does Budget require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?

Budget requires a deposit when you book your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip to Columbus. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the model and make of the rental.

Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?

We recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your Budget rental with the needle at "F". If you return the rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Budget. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Columbus's small-town atmosphere definitely has its charms, however you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Columbus.

Does Columbus Budget offer one-way car rentals?

Budget offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your rental at another location. Be aware there is typically an additional charge when you opt for one-way.

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Once you've checked off the must-do activities in Columbus, having access to a vehicle will allow you to see what else Mississippi offers. When you are ready to see more of Mississippi, you can leave when you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or spend time waiting for the bus.

Before your next family vacation, book your Budget Columbus rental car and visit all the must-see sights at your own pace. Go with CarRentals.com and drive the road in Columbus, Mississippi.