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National Car Rentals in Columbus: All you need to know

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 waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own car, you can drive wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming vacation to Indiana even better with a National rental car.

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Columbus is a perfect destination when you wish some respite from rat race of a big city. You are sure to have a good time here, thanks to Columbus's college-town feel. But you may have your eye on taking advantage of its location close to the state's capital. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to check out as much of Columbus as you can during your trip. If you need to mix it up from Columbus's easy-going vibes, then jump in the driver's seat of your National car rental and see what else is out there.

Founded by 24 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 SUVs to economy, allowing you to pick the best car for your upcoming vacation.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get a Columbus National rental car at a great rate?

We strive to get you the lowest rates, whether you reserve your vehicle. However, reserving your car ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to go over the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.

Do I need to bring anything special when I get 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?

Most suppliers in Columbus require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Take time to go over National's policy to find out what the total cost is before you book.

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

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Columbus. Compact or economy automobiles are easier to park and good for short commutes. Commute times in Columbus are around 28 minutes, so you may find a mid-size vehicle or SUV more comfortable. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then choose a hybrid vehicle. 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 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 in the United States. Many of the major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Columbus. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?

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

What is the fuel policy on my National car rental?

At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You receive the car with the needle at "F". If you return your rental with less than the amount that you received it with, 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 filling station before you return the car to National. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Columbus?

Columbus's small-town atmosphere definitely is charming, however you may want to take to the road again after you've explored Indiana's capital or checked out the capital of Indiana.

Does Columbus National offer one-way car rentals?

National typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your vehicle at a different location. Be aware there may be an additional fee when you opt for one-way.

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Once you've checked off the must-see sights in Columbus, having access to your own ride will allow you to see what else Indiana offers. When you're ready to explore more of Indiana, you can go when you like, without having to coordinate a ride-share or spend time waiting for the bus.

Before you head out of town, book your National Columbus rental car and take off to all the must-see sights at your leisure. Book with CarRentals.com and hit the open road in Columbus, Indiana.