Columbia car rentals

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Pick-up location Columbia
Rental locations 17
Airport locations 4

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Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
5.3 Okay (40 reviews)
7 locations in Columbia
Hertz
Locations in Columbia
200 Stonebridge Dr
+1 803 252 2561
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3000 Aviation Way
+1 803 822 8341
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07:00 - 23:59
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Sunday07:00 - 23:59
4016 Fernandina Road
+1 803 213 1078
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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508 Gervais Street
+1 803 252 2561
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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6615 Two Notch Rd Ste D
+1 803 754 1706
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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7356 B Garners Ferry Road
+1 803 695 0179
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9817 Farrow Rd
+1 803 430 9332
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
21 Jun 2017
Awful
Pros: Never got car
Cons: Giving the runaround by people that didn't know what they were talking about
2.0 Mediocre
27 Jun 2018
Cons: The agent gave me a car with worn out tires. The front tires did not have any tread left. So I got a flat tire and I had to change a flat tire out in the rain. I returned the car early. Very bad experience.
6.0 Good
7 Apr 2016
Bait and Switch
Cons: The upsell was not tactful at all. When the employee pressured me to buy the optional insurance, I kept asking "how much is the insurance" and she would only tell me the total (not the additional cost I was incurring). I asked repeatedly and she either didn't comprehend the question or chose to ignore it. Then she told me I could elect to return the tank empty and Hertsz would just charge me for whatever it cost to refuel. But in fact I was charged for a full tank of gas right then and there. I could have saved myself at least $10 by just refueling myself before I returned. Lame.
2.0 Mediocre
14 Mar 2017
POOR 2.0
Cons: I had to call a taxi to get to Hertz rental. When i got there they wouldnt accept my Visa Debit Card because it was not from a local bank. I had wish kayak would had told me before i spent money on taxi. Also they had debited 68.00 for traveler's insurance when i initially booked online . Therefore i wil need credit of 68.00 put back on my card. Would not recommend kayak until they are on the same page of these rental companies.
2.0 Mediocre
20 Sep 2017
They were closed at the agreed upon time to pick up
Pros: Nothing
Cons: I took an Uber to pick up my rental car and was supposed to pick up at 5:00PM and the office was closed even though their office was supposed to close at 6:00PM. This left me stranded until I could get another Uber to pick me up. I will never rent from Hertz again as this was highly unprofessional and if they needed to close at least have the common courtesy to call the people that have a pending pick up. I called the customer service number to demand a refund and they said that it would take 5 days to process, but that has been a week ago. I have a hard time paying for a car that I was not afforded the opportunity to actually pick up. I guess I need to call them again today to question the status of my refund. Never again Hertz.
10.0 Excellent
10 Mar 2018
Great service
Pros: An awesome car with great service at a superb price!!! I will rent Elbert again.
3.6 Mediocre
9 Jun 2019
Cons: Car was not the intermediate or full size I order
4.4 Okay
7 Mar 2017
Bad customer service in this specific dealership.
Pros: Good vehicle.
Cons: Bad customer service. I am a regular Hertz renter, but this dealership is bad. I had to wait for 35 mins to pickup my car. There was only one person ahead of me. There were multiple calls that were prioritized over customers standing in the front. I returned the key in drop box on Sunday, no one noticed this in Hertz and i was charged 426 per day after that. I had to call them and explain this to get it sorted and get money back.
2.0 Mediocre
31 Jul 2017
Sorry no cars are available come back tomorrow and maybe we will have
Cons: I had to find my own translation I will not use your service again ! Contact us below letting hang out there Very disappointed Steve
2.0 Mediocre
23 Apr 2018
Cons: RENTAL OFFICE WAS CLOSED
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
5.9 Okay (3 reviews)
7 locations in Columbia
Enterprise
Locations in Columbia
10249 Two Notch Rd
+1 803 419 4319
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunday13:00 - 16:00
130 Harbison Blvd
+1 803 749 0555
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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1307 Assembly St
+1 803 748 9214
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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3014 Two Notch Rd
+1 803 786 6957
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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320 Greystone Blvd
+1 803 251 2912
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
7611 1/2 Garners Ferry Rd
+1 803 776 9461
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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9724 Two Notch Rd
+1 803 865 7464
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
13 Jan 2017
Pros: This particular site was outstanding in providing great and courteous service. They were prompt in delivering the car and were able to satisfy all my needs very well.
5.6 Okay
2 Sep 2016
Good price, but difficult experience
Pros: The staff was very helpful in the Columbia pick-up location. The car we ended up with was comfortable and ran well. When we encountered problems with the pickup (see other section) the staff was happy to assist me in finding a suitable replacement vehicle.
Cons: We ran into some difficulties with the pick-up in Columbia. Initially, the gentleman helping me didn't think he had a car in the category I had reserved. He did offer me an upgrade to a pickup, but, as I was driving down the entire East Coast, I didn't want to chance luggage in a pickup. He eventually found a car in my category. When he opened the door, the smell of strawberry air freshener was overwhelming. By the time I got home with the car, I could tell why - there was a definite smell of smoke in the car. I called to get a new car, as I was going to have it for a month and wasn't prepared to drive a car that smelled so strongly. They asked me to drive back in with the car and choose one off their lot. I was offered a smaller car, but my luggage wouldn't fit. He then offered me a car that they were still detailing. We did take that one, but it ended up having had cola or some sticky substance sprayed over much of the interior... Hence my rating on cleanliness.
2.0 Mediocre
13 Mar 2017
fix the site:
Pros: I got a great rental at Hertz!
Cons: I attempted to book online 2 times (on the Enterprise Site), I got all the way to payment and whack, disconnected. I follow-up with a call, disconnected! I guess you no longer need/want my business.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Columbia
Sunnycars
Locations in Columbia
3000 Aviation Way
3260 Airport Boulevard Ste 8
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Columbia
Easirent
Locations in Columbia
Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Monday00:01 - 23:59
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43 travellers who rented a car in Columbia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.4

Car rental locations in or near Columbia

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Most popular car type Compact

When to book a rental car in Columbia

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Top tips for renting a car in Columbia

  • A historical city, Columbia has many cultural attractions and landmarks for tourists to visit. Having a rental car will let you tour these sights at your convenience. Additionally, you can drive to the ACE Basin or the nearby town of Beaufort with its Southern charm and historical architecture.
  • Columbia Metropolitan Airport is one of the major airports in South Carolina. It serves the cities of Columbia, Greenville, Lexington, and Clemson. Travelers flying out of this airport can enjoy a number of amenities including easy access to car rental agencies. Located close to baggage claim, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, and Thrifty all operate out of this facility.
  • In Columbia you should always be on the lookout for animals that might suddenly run out into the road. This is especially a problem in the fall during deer hunting season. These animals can cause substantial damage to your rental car. Additionally, by law, if you are driving on the highway and see a tow truck loading a vehicle, you must move over to the other lane for safety reasons.
  • During your stay in Columbia, you might want to limit your driving during peak travel hours. This includes morning rush hour from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and in the afternoon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic is especially busy on highways like Interstate 26 and Highway 17, which lead into and out of the downtown district.
  • Book your rental car in Columbia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Columbia

What is the most popular rental car in Columbia?

Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Columbia.

What is the best rental car company in Columbia?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Columbia are Alamo (8.7, 6471 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12816 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 3911 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Columbia?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

How much does a Compact car rental cost in Columbia?

A Compact car rental in Columbia costs ₹ 5,741 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Columbia?

You’ll find a wide variety of vehicles to choose from when renting a car in Columbia. Select from compact, luxury, or a sports utility vehicle (ideal if you plan to drive through the ACE Basin). Also, if you are traveling to Columbia in the summer months, be sure that the air conditioning system in your rental car works well because there can be many hot days.

What's the speed limit in Columbia?

Because it is a big city, Columbia has many highways. When traveling on city freeways, you can travel at maximum speeds of 60 mph and on major roads around shopping districts the speed limit is 50 mph. However, on the interstate you can increase your speed to 70 mph. Inside residential neighborhoods, the maximum speed allowed is 30 mph.

How are gas prices in Columbia?

Gasoline in Columbia is very economical. On average you will pay just over $2.00 for a gallon of regular gasoline. Premium gasoline will cost about $0.60 more and diesel almost $2.80 for a gallon of fuel. This is lower than in other cities and states within the United States.

Where are the best places to park in Columbia?

The City of Columbia has numerous metered parking spaces downtown. Street parking in Columbia is always free after 6 p.m. and on weekends. But, if you are willing to walk, drive down some nearby side roads to find non-metered parking spaces. Additionally there is the option of parking in a garage or lot. Note that some of these facilities are city-owned while others are privately owned and operated.

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