There is no better way to see everything Columbia has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own car allows you to go to the attractions you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next vacation to South Carolina more enjoyable with a National car rental.
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With over one-hundred thousand people, Columbia is a city that has lots going on. Many tourists come to admire Columbia's attractive setting and a locale Nearby recreation. Whatever you pick to do first, you'll want to see as much of Columbia as possible while on your vacation. And with your National rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
Founded by two dozen independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 international locations. National provides everything luxury to economy, allowing you to pick the ideal ride for your vacation.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Columbia National car rental at a great price?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the best rates, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. But reserving ahead of your trip can help you save even more. 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 pick up my rental car in Columbia?
Make sure to present your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Columbia?
Most suppliers in Columbia set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review National's policy to determine if there is an additional cost for you.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Columbia?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Columbia. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and ideal for short drives. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a sedan or SUV will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride on longer commutes. Those looking for a touch of extravagance on their Columbia getaway can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent from National. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National requires a deposit when you reserve your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly based on the make and model of the car.
Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?
We suggest a full to full policy. You should get into your car with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car to National. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Columbia?
Columbia has enough to keep you entertained, but you may want to drive to nearby cities to see what else South Carolina has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits once you've checked off all the activities in Columbia.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Columbia?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your rental car at a different National. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.
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With so much to do and see in Columbia, having access to a vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to see more of South Carolina, you can drive when you like, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or looking through a bus schedule.
Before your next getaway, book your National Columbia rental car and take off to all the must-do activities. Go with CarRentals.com and hit the road in Columbia, South Carolina.