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Recently Booked Columbus Car Rentals from $ 24.62/day


(Chevrolet Spark or Similar)

  • 2
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 24.62 /day

($ 73.85 total)


(Nissan Versa Note or Similar)

  • 4
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 25.68 /day

($ 102.70 total)


(Honda Civic or Similar)

  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 25.80 /day

($ 77.40 total)


(Kia Soul or Similar)

  • 5
  • 5
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 28.73 /day

($ 114.91 total)


(Kia Optima or Similar)

  • 5
  • 2/4
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 33.20 /day

($ 99.61 total)


(Dodge Ram or Similar)

  • 5
  • 5
  • Auto
  • A/C
$ 34.71 /day

($ 34.71 total)

Prices are based on bookings made during the previous 42 days. Price is dynamic and varies based on the date of the booking, length of rental and car class. There is no guarantee this price will be in effect at the time of your search.

Columbus Car Rental Reviews

Car rental rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 26 ratings


"I was pleased with customer service, especially during this stressful trip to visit an injured family member. Thanks for making the car rental experience quick and easy."

(Reviewed on December 01, 2014 )


"very very satisfied"

(Reviewed on November 17, 2014 )


"Had a great experience and Terrance the employee that we returned the car to was a fabulous, helpful guy. I would definitely rent again from Enterprise and"

(Reviewed on November 06, 2014 )


"Outstanding experience!"

(Reviewed on October 12, 2014 )


"It was a great experience. Thanks !"

(Reviewed on September 04, 2014 )


" is the best source for renting a car. I've used before and will in the future."

(Reviewed on August 29, 2014 )


"Outstanding service from Awesome!"

(Reviewed on August 13, 2014 )


"Jason was great and the service was fantastic. Didn't realized he gave us an upgraded for our vehicle until it was returned. It was my first time driving the Toyota Corolla and truly enjoyed the car. The driving experie..." Read more

(Reviewed on July 23, 2014 )


"Columbus, Ohio airport staff for Enterprise was awesome. Very friendly staff. I fly every year to CMH and will use them again."

(Reviewed on July 17, 2014 )


"I had a problem getting my quoted rate honored. Luckily, the personnel at the Dayton Airport location (where I dropped off the car) were willing and able to correct the billing. Otherwise,, great experience!"

(Reviewed on July 16, 2014 )


"Very easy to use. I'll be back and even recommend to friends. Thanks."

(Reviewed on July 04, 2014 )


"over all it was a very good experience for me with and hertz"

(Reviewed on June 29, 2014 )


"Kate and Kiki were just wonderful!!!"

(Reviewed on June 15, 2014 )


"I reserved a full size and we got a Chevy Traverse which to me is more like an SUV. We LOVED the car and are actually thinking about buying one. Thank you Enterprise and for a wonderful renting experience...." Read more

(Reviewed on June 15, 2014 )

Please be aware that some of these reviews may have been translated automatically into English.

All You Need to Know about Car Rental in Columbus, Ohio

Visit Ohio’s state capital in style with a car rental in Columbus. With your own set of wheels, you can easily cruise around the Discovery City from Big Walnut Creek to Lockbourne, and take in the riverside sights. What are you waiting for? Reserve your vehicle today and get ready to explore all the city has to offer.

How can I get a cheap car rental in Columbus?

With a wide range of cheap rental car deals to choose from via, you can explore Columbus, Ohio in a vehicle that suits your needs. And, if you’re watching your spending, you can keep costs down by:

  • - Weighing up the various prices on offer from different rental companies;
  • - Not picking up or dropping off your car at the airport;
  • - Knowing in advance how much mileage you’ll require from your rental; 
  • - Booking your vehicle well in advance.

Which car rental companies are situated in Columbus?

Along with the globally-known names like Enterprise, Avis, and Hertz, there are also some regional firms to choose from in Ohio. It’s a savvy move to check online reviews when searching.

What kind of car should I get in Columbus, Ohio?

If you’re here alone or with just a friend or 2, and don’t want to splurge too much on transportation, you can always opt for an economy car. If, however, you’re with a larger group of friends or family, you can ensure maximum comfort by hiring an SUV or even an 4-wheel drive.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Columbus?

The minimum age for drivers of car rentals is 21 years. A surcharge may be added if you happen to be under 25.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Columbus?

Yes, and you can see if your car or credit card insurance encompasses rental cars. As a US citizen, you can always take the option of purchasing insurance through, or from the rental company directly.

What fuel policy is available in Columbus?

Rental cars very often come with full-to-full fuel policies. This is a good thing, as all you have to do is remember to refuel before returning it, and you won’t have to deal with any extra fees.

Can I book with unlimited mileage when renting a car in Columbus, Ohio?

It’s good to plan ahead and work out just how much driving you intend to do in Columbus. If it’s a lot, then check if you can have your vehicle with unlimited mileage. This is often available, and will allow you to hit the road and really explore without worrying about clocking up extra costs.

Is it possible to hire a car one-way in Columbus?

Yes, it is, but it may cost you a bit more to do so. Ask your chosen car rental company to find out more about this.

3 sights that you cannot miss in Columbus

With its foodie and cultural scenes, Columbus is a fascinating urban playground to discover. Rev up that engine and get set to visit these sights:

  • - To immerse yourself in the exotic, drive over to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, where the lavish Palm House is just one of the zones filled with rare and colorful flowers and plants, and a calendar of special exhibitions blends art and nature.
  • - A very different experience awaits in the German Village, which lives up to its name with iconic German restaurants like Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, and Victorian architecture largely unchanged since the days of the early German settlers.
  • - Your mind will be blown at COSI Columbus, a sleek science museum which features a mechanical T.rex and a state-of-the-art planetarium which will transport you through space and into the human body.

3 great road trips from Columbus, Ohio

While you can comfortably spend all your time in Columbus without getting bored, having your own rental car also means it’s a cinch to get out to these areas close by:

  • - The artistic community of Yellow Springs is less than an hour west of Columbus, and is a charming, chilled out little place packed with independent shops and galleries, and home to numerous annual festivals.
  • - Just over a 2-hour drive from Columbus is the buzzing city of Cleveland, which sits on the shores of Lake Erie and is well worth a day trip or overnight stay, thanks to attractions like Cleveland Museum of Art and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • - If you’re craving the great outdoors, take the 20-minute drive out to Battelle Darby Creek, which is swathed in over 7,000 acres of forests and wetlands, and is where you can go canoeing, mountain biking, and bison spotting.

What is parking like in Columbus?

Parking is plentiful in Columbus, with 1,000s of garage parking spots available throughout the city. If you use street parking spots, then just be sure you check about time restrictions or you could risk being fined or towed.

With all this to do in Ohio’s historic capital, don’t leave anything to chance. Book your car rental here at now, and you can then be sure of your perfect vehicle waiting for you when you arrive, so you can get on with visiting the outdoorsy attractions and centuries-old landmarks of Columbus.

Search 8 Columbus Car Rental Companies

Dollar car rental locations in Columbus

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Thrifty car rental locations in Columbus

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Enterprise car rental locations in Columbus

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Budget car rental locations in Columbus

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Avis car rental locations in Columbus

15 locations  |

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National car rental locations in Columbus

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Alamo car rental locations in Columbus

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Hertz car rental locations in Columbus

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