If you want to see everything Columbus has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Don't spend your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own ride, you can drive anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next trip to Georgia more enjoyable with a National rental car.
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With over two-hundred thousand people, Columbus is a city that has plenty going on. Many tourists come to explore Columbus's storied past. No matter what you choose to do first, you'll want to take in as much of Columbus as you can during your stay. And with your National rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
Originally founded by two dozen independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything luxury to economy, allowing you to pick the best vehicle for your next vacation.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Columbus National car rental at a great rate?
We strive to get you the best rates, whether you reserve your vehicle. But booking your car 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?
You'll need to carry with you your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's Columbus's minimum age to rent a car?
Most suppliers in Columbus set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Make sure to check National's policy, as there may be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category rentals especially.
What kind of National rental car should I get for my trip to Columbus?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Columbus. Economy or compact cars are easier to park and ideal for short drives. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle is going to have enough room for all of you and be a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Columbus vacation can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does the United States require car insurance?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent a car from National. Many of the major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) usually cover your car rental. But many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering large 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 U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National requires a deposit when you reserve your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your rental for your trip to Columbus. Please note that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the model and make of the vehicle.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
We advise a full tank policy. You should get into your vehicle topped off. 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 fuel prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before you bring it back to National. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Columbus has enough to keep you entertained, but you may want to drive to nearby cities to see what else Georgia has to offer. You can explore the rest of the region free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Columbus.
Does Columbus National offer one-way car rentals?
National typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your rental at a different location. Be aware there is typically an additional fee when you opt for one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Columbus, having access to an automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of Georgia, you can go when you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or wait for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your National Columbus car rental and visit all the must-do activities at your leisure. Book with CarRentals.com and drive the highway in Columbus, Georgia.