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Car rentals in Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus, OH, United States
27 Feb — 5 Mar
Columbus, OH, United States
Tue 27/2
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Tue 5/3
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Rental cars insight and trends in Columbus

Useful insights to help you book the perfect rental car in Columbus

What is the cheapest rental car agency in Columbus?

The cheapest rental cars in Columbus are generally found through Hertz. When booking with Hertz, you may be able to find rental car prices for as low as C$ 43/day. The average price to rent a car in Columbus is C$ 79/day.

What car rental company in Columbus has the most locations?

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the most locations of any rental car company in Columbus, with 11 locations.

Best deals found for Columbus, Ohio car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Columbus, Ohio
EconomyC$ 71/day
CompactC$ 71/day
IntermediateC$ 75/day
StandardC$ 78/day
Full-sizeC$ 80/day
MinivanC$ 83/day
Full-size SUVC$ 92/day
PremiumC$ 76/day
LuxuryC$ 84/day
Premium SUVC$ 120/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 84/day
Standard SUVC$ 92/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Columbus car rentals

There are several car rental locations in the city, and it is easy to find the vehicle you want and book a cheap car rental in Columbus through momondo. All the popular attractions are easily accessed by car, including the Columbus Museum of Art, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The Zoo and Aquarium recently added a sea viewing tunnel, where you can enjoy the unique experience of observing sea lions and seals swimming all around you.

While visiting, is it worthwhile to rent a car while visiting Columbus?

Car rentals in Columbus are recommended, they make it much easier to get around the city. Though there are taxis available, it will likely be much more cost-effective to rent a car for the duration of your stay, and a car rental will give you the freedom to go to all the attractions when you want to go without having to wait to be picked up and risk being late for an event. Rental cars are available right at the John Glen National Airport, so you can book in advance through momondo, pick up your car rental at the airport, and drive to your hotel without having to call a taxi or take the bus.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Columbus, OH?

When driving car rentals in Columbus, It is not only illegal to drive over the speed limit, it is also illegal to drive too far below the speed limit unless directed to do so for safety reasons by law enforcement. There are also standard speed limit laws for alleys, school zones, and business districts, even if these areas aren’t marked with special speed limit signs. Safety belts are mandatory for front-seat passengers, the driver, and all small children must be in an approved child safety seat. It is against the law to operate a motor vehicle with alcohol in your system, so if you’re planning to have a drink, we recommend that you don’t drive. Rules can change, so be sure and check with the department of motor vehicles for any changes in driving laws before you drive rental cars in Columbus.

Is it necessary to have a special driver’s license or permit to drive a rental car in Columbus if I’m visiting from another country?

Any tourist visiting the United States may use a valid driver’s license from their native country as long as they do not stay longer than one year. It is recommended that you also carry an International Driving Permit, but it is not required. To secure car rentals in Columbus, make sure you have two forms of identification (like your passport and your driver’s license) and a credit card, as debit cards are not accepted by many car rental companies.


Columbus, Ohio car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Columbus that's right for you

Small cars

C$ 59 - C$ 136

All Car Types

C$ 61 - C$ 162

The average price of a small car rental in Columbus, the United States is C$ 87. The cheapest time to rent a small car in Columbus, the United States is in January. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 59 per day. A small car rental is typically 17% less expensive than the average rental car in Columbus. The average price of a vehicle rental in Columbus can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Columbus small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car rental in Columbus, the United States is C$ 85. The cheapest time to rent a medium car in Columbus, the United States is in February. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 53 per day. A medium car rental is typically 20% less expensive than the average rental car in Columbus. The average price of a vehicle rental in Columbus can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Columbus medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car rental in Columbus, the United States is C$ 114. The cheapest time to rent a large car in Columbus, the United States is in January. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 57 per day. A large car rental is typically 8% more expensive than the average rental car in Columbus. The average price of a vehicle rental in Columbus can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Columbus large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Columbus, the United States is C$ 146. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Columbus, the United States is in January. The price is 54% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 69 per day. A SUV rental is typically 28% more expensive than the average rental car in Columbus. The average price of a vehicle rental in Columbus can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Columbus SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van rental in Columbus, the United States is C$ 112. The cheapest time to rent a van in Columbus, the United States is in August. The price is 14% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 97 per day. A van rental is typically 6% more expensive than the average rental car in Columbus. The average price of a vehicle rental in Columbus can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Columbus van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car rental in Columbus, the United States is C$ 68. The cheapest time to rent a luxury car in Columbus, the United States is in November. The price is 2% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 67 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 36% less expensive than the average rental car in Columbus. The average price of a vehicle rental in Columbus can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Columbus luxury car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Mazda Mazda2
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
5-door vehicles

C$ 71/day

29 Feb - 4 Mar
Mazda Mazda2
Honda Fit
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
5-door vehicles

C$ 71/day

29 Feb - 4 Mar
Honda Fit

Columbus car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Columbus, Ohio

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5
Very good
197 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.4

Alamo

8.2
Very good
109 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

8.1

Hertz

7.4
Good
126 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.0

Dollar

7.0
Good
132 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

6.9

Budget

6.3
Okay
177 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.2

Thrifty

7.2
Good
74 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.0

Avis

7.1
Good
53 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

7.1

Payless

6.0
Okay
35 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.3

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.6

Quick facts about car rentals in Columbus

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Columbus

Popular Car Types

Full-size, Economy, Passenger Van

Cheapest Rental Car

C$ 60

Most Popular Model

Class Special Sedan
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Columbus in the past 72 hours: Full-size, Economy, Passenger Van.
The lowest price for a rental car in Columbus is C$ 60/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from C$ 184/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Columbus in the past 7 days is the Class Special Sedan. Our users also prefer the Mazda Mazda2 as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Columbus

Nearby attractions:

Columbus Crew Stadium8.9 km
Greater Columbus Convention Center10.4 km
Ohio Theater10.5 km
Palace Theatre10.6 km
Nationwide Arena10.7 km

Nearby attractions:

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium97.9 km
Ohio Stadium103.0 km
Huntington Park103.3 km
Nationwide Arena103.8 km
Palace Theatre104.2 km

Nearby attractions:

Ohio Theater16.8 km
Palace Theatre17.1 km
Greater Columbus Convention Center17.8 km
Nationwide Arena17.9 km
Huntington Park18.1 km

Rent a car near one of these popular hotels in Columbus

Below are the most popular hotels in Columbus
Sonesta Columbus Downtown

Sonesta Columbus Downtown

33 East Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, OH, United States

0.7 km from city centre

Hilton Columbus Downtown

Hilton Columbus Downtown

402 North High Street, Columbus, OH, United States

0.9 km from city centre

Sheraton Suites Columbus Worthington

Sheraton Suites Columbus Worthington

201 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, OH, United States

16.5 km from city centre

Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris

Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris

8805 Orion Place, Columbus, OH, United States

20.3 km from city centre

Crowne Plaza Columbus North - Worthington, An IHG Hotel

Crowne Plaza Columbus North - Worthington, An IHG Hotel

6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, OH, United States

14.9 km from city centre

Canopy By Hilton Columbus Downtown Short North

Canopy By Hilton Columbus Downtown Short North

77 East Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, OH, United States

0.6 km from city centre

Hilton Columbus/Polaris

Hilton Columbus/Polaris

8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH, United States

19.8 km from city centre

Graduate Columbus

Graduate Columbus

750 North High Street, Columbus, OH, United States

1.6 km from city centre

Hyatt Place Columbus Worthington

Hyatt Place Columbus Worthington

7490 Vantage Drive, Columbus, OH, United States

16.8 km from city centre

DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus - Worthington

DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus - Worthington

175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, OH, United States

16.5 km from city centre

Hilton Columbus at Easton

Hilton Columbus at Easton

3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, OH, United States

11.6 km from city centre

Best Western Suites

Best Western Suites

1133 Evans Way Ct, Columbus, OH, United States

13.6 km from city centre

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Downtown

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Downtown

35 West Spring Street, Columbus, OH, United States

0.8 km from city centre

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Columbus Air

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Columbus Air

2900 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH, United States

6.5 km from city centre

Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center

Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center

88 East Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, OH, United States

0.6 km from city centre

The Blackwell Inn And Pfahl Conference Center

The Blackwell Inn And Pfahl Conference Center

2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH, United States

4.8 km from city centre

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris

8535 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH, United States

19.4 km from city centre

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Columbus Downtown

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Columbus Downtown

50 South Front Street, Columbus, OH, United States

0.9 km from city centre


Driving with a rental car in Columbus - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Columbus so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to rent a car in Columbus, Ohio in March?

Our data shows that for weekend car rental deals during March in Columbus, you can expect to pay around C$ 96. A particularly good deal might be around C$ 96, which is the lowest quote for Columbus we've seen so far. Stretching your rental over seven days shifts the price range to about C$ 0 to C$ 0.

Is there a fee to cancel my Columbus, Ohio car rental?

In most cases, there is no fee when you cancel your Columbus car rental. You can check to see whether or not your preferred car rental company in Columbus offers free cancellation when booking with momondo.

What is the best type of car to rent in Columbus during March?

Most people will rent an Economy car when travelling to Columbus during the month of March. Its efficient gas mileage and ability to handle wet road conditions makes the economy car a go-to choice when precipitation averages 86 mm and temperatures hover around 12 °C. Renting a Economy in Columbus will cost you C$ 60/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Columbus, Ohio?

40 km/h is the city speed limit for Columbus, which also applies to surrounding towns and other urban centres. The suburban speed limit and the speed limit for highways around Columbus are 120 km/h and 120 km/h, respectively. If you rent a car in Columbus, be aware that these speed limits may be strictly enforced.

What is the weather like in Columbus, OH in February?

During the month of February the average temperature in Columbus is 0 °C and the expected precipitation is 58 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car rental in Columbus.

Is the weather in Columbus similar to the rest of Ohio?

Those looking to rent a car in Columbus for a road trip to the surrounding areas, please know the weather in Ohio during the month of February usually is around -1 °C with 58.1 mm of possible rain.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Columbus?

Prices for cars in Columbus are updated daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Columbus?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Columbus?

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Columbus. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to rent a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Columbus?

To rent a car in Columbus, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car rental in Columbus?

You should book a car rental in Columbus using momondo because it is quick, free and easy to use and could save you money. momondo does the hard work of finding the rental car prices and policies, all you need to do is compare and choose what works best for your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car rental deal in Columbus?

Filtering is how momondo helps you find a great rental car in Columbus. Narrow your search using price and map features as well as filtering by fuel or mileage policies amongst many other filters available.

Does momondo show car rental deals in Columbus with free cancellation?

Yes you can filter specifically for car rental companies in Columbus offering free cancellation on momondo.

Can I rent a car with a fair fuel policy in Columbus on momondo?

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car rental locations including Columbus.

Can I find a car rental in Columbus which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo shows deals with enhanced cleaning services for rental cars in Columbus.

Can I search for rental cars in Columbus with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Absolutely. You can specifically filter for rental car deals in Columbus with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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