Car Rentals in Columbia, Maryland

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Columbia, MD
Oct 5 — Oct 12
Same drop-off
Columbia, MD
Thu 10/5
Noon
Thu 10/12
Noon

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Rental cars insight and trends in Columbia

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

What is the cheapest rental car agency in Columbia?

The cheapest rental cars in Columbia are generally found through Hertz. When booking with Hertz, you may be able to find rental car prices for as low as $23/day. The average price to rent a car in Columbia is $44/day.

What car do most people rent in Columbia?

Most momondo users will rent the Nissan Rogue in Columbia, though renting the Nissan Versa is a popular second choice according to our data. If you’re interested in renting the Nissan Rogue, prices are $92 per day on average. Some users have found Nissan Rogue rental deals in Columbia for as low as $71 per day. Nissan Versa rentals in Columbia are $41 per day on average, with some of the cheapest deals at $29 per day.

Best deals found for Columbia, Maryland car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Columbia, Maryland
Economy$41/day
Compact$26/day
Intermediate$34/day
Standard$34/day
Full-size$36/day
Minivan$42/day
Full-size SUV$39/day
Passenger van$44/day
Luxury$67/day
Intermediate SUV$35/day
Standard SUV$36/day
Open air all terrain$44/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Columbia car rentals

Can I drive to other states, regions, or countries with a rental car from Columbia?

Car rentals in Columbia permit renters to drive anywhere within the borders of the United States. Acquire any economy car rental from any car rental location in Columbia and explore the United States with zero restrictions. Travel to Canada and explore any city or town in Canada with no restrictions. Notify your rental provider of your travel plans, whether you will cross the US-Canada or US-Mexico border during renting. Avis and Budget provide renters a Canadian Non-Resident Insurance Card without charge if they intend to travel into Canada. One-way rentals may cross the US-Canada border with some minor restrictions, and they can only travel within some Canadian cities. Travel into Mexico is generally prohibited by Columbia car rental companies. However, if need be, your will purchase an additional cover to protect the economy rental in Mexico.

Can you rent a rental car in Columbia without a credit card?

Yes, renters can pay for cheap car rentals in Columbia using other forms of payment such as debit cards. Acceptable debit cards include those with a MasterCard or Visa logo. Cash payments are also permitted by companies like Budget and Avis but only as deposits for rentals during the start of renting. Enterprise strictly does not accept cash payments. However, credit cards are a more flexible payment option as credit card policies are more conducive and demand less from renters, unlike debit card policies. For instance, not all renters can pay using a debit card, and you must be over 25 years old. Moreover, a company like Hertz requires the renter to book the rental at least 24 hours beforehand to pay using a debit card. On the other hand, renters aged 21 can pay using a credit card and don’t need to reserve the rental in advance.

What driving laws should I keep an eye out for in Columbia?

Familiarize yourself with Columbia’s driving rules and regulations to avoid being on the wrong side of the law. Aggressive driving, such as tailgating, speeding, changing lines recklessly, and running a red light, will get you fines. Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is illegal in Columbia as it compromises the safety of road users. Testing above the legal BAC of 0.08% is the basis for a DUI charge. All occupants must wear seatbelts, whether seated at the front or rear seats. Children under 40 pounds or those under four years must be in a child seat. Always ensure you are behind a wheel of an insured vehicle in Columbia. Yield right-of-way to any approaching emergency vehicles like ambulances and police vehicles. You should also yield to bicyclists and stop for pedestrians. If you arrive at an intersection with another vehicle at the same time, always yield to the vehicle on your right.

What documents does an international traveler need to rent a car in Columbia?

Travelers from other countries can access car rentals in Columbia if they’re over 21 years. The vehicle selection for those under 24 is limited, and a daily surcharge applies. Car rentals in Columbia need a driver’s license in the renter’s name from the resident country and a valid passport. Budget requires proof of return to your residence country by presenting a return ticket. A credit or debit card in the renter’s name, with names matching those on the driver’s license, is also needed. Renters must be at least 25 years to pay using a debit card. If using a debit card, your rental provider may request additional documents such as a copy of your recent paycheck and utility bill or a government-issued identification like a passport. If your driver’s license is printed in non-Roman letters, present it with an international driver’s permit.


Columbia, Maryland car rental deals found on momondo

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

Small

$41 - $61

All Car Types

$72 - $104

The average price of a Small rental in Columbia, the United States is $54. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Columbia, the United States is in January. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $41 per day. A Small rental is typically 35% less expensive than the average rental car in Columbia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Columbia 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 Columbia Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Columbia, the United States is $62. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Columbia, the United States is in January. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $41 per day. A Medium rental is typically 25% less expensive than the average rental car in Columbia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Columbia 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 Columbia Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Columbia, the United States is $92. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Columbia, the United States is in November. The price is 23% lower than the rest of the year at just $71 per day. A Large rental is typically 10% more expensive than the average rental car in Columbia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Columbia 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 Columbia Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Columbia, the United States is $74. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Columbia, the United States is in January. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just $47 per day. A SUV rental is typically 11% less expensive than the average rental car in Columbia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Columbia 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 Columbia SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Columbia, the United States is $133. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Columbia, the United States is in December. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just $79 per day. A Van rental is typically 38% more expensive than the average rental car in Columbia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Columbia 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 Columbia Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Columbia, the United States is $74. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Columbia, the United States is in October. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just $50 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 10% less expensive than the average rental car in Columbia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Columbia 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 Columbia Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Columbia, the United States is $65. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Columbia, the United States is in June. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $50 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 21% less expensive than the average rental car in Columbia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Columbia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Toyota Corolla
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$26/day

1 Nov - 1 Dec
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Yaris
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$41/day

1 Nov - 1 Dec
Toyota Yaris
Chevrolet Aveo Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
5-door vehicles

$41/day

1 Nov - 1 Dec
Chevrolet Aveo Sedan

Columbia car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Columbia, Maryland

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.2
Wonderful
6 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

9.5

Budget

8.3
Very good
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

8.5

Avis

8.0
Very good
4 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.6

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.3

Hertz

6.5
Okay
3 reviews1 location

Quick facts about car rentals in Columbia

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

Most Popular Agency

NextCar

Popular Car Types

Passenger Van, SUV, Full-size

Cheapest Rental Car

$32

Most Popular Model

Class Intermediate SUV
The most popular Columbia car rental agency found on momondo this month is NextCar. Other top choices for car rental companies are Avis and Budget
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Columbia in the past 72 hours: Passenger Van, SUV, Full-size.
The lowest price for a rental car in Columbia is $32/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $50/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Columbia in the past 7 days is the Class Intermediate SUV. Our users also prefer the Nissan Rogue as an alternative.

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Nearby attractions:

Merriweather Post Pavilion36.2 mi

Nearby attractions:

Merriweather Post Pavilion10.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Merriweather Post Pavilion26.3 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Columbia - FAQs

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

How much will it cost to rent a car in Columbia, Maryland in October?

For October in Columbia, the average price from these searches for a weekend rental was $52 - but some users found deals as low as $41. Users looking for a one-week rental in Columbia for October saw an average deal of $60 - but quotes as low as $40 were available depending on dates and car options.

What is the speed limit in Columbia, Maryland?

The speed limit in Columbia is 25 mph, unless otherwise stated on road signs. Columbia also has a suburban speed limit of 75 mph which is strictly enforced. If you find yourself on a highway in Columbia, be aware that the speed limit is generally 75 mph.

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Is the weather in Columbia similar to the rest of Maryland?

The climate in Maryland during September is usually 68 °F with an expected 3.7″ of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to rent a car and leave from Columbia on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Columbia?

Prices for cars in Columbia refresh daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Columbia?

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

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Columbia. 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 Columbia?

To rent a car in Columbia, 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.


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Why use momondo?

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

You should use momondo to book a car rental in Columbia because it could save you time and money. momondo fetches and allows you to compare car rental prices and policies from thousands of car rental websites.

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

Filtering is how momondo helps you find a great rental car in Columbia. 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 Columbia with free cancellation?

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

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

Yes, simply select the fair fuel policy filter after performing a search for rental cars in Columbia on momondo.

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

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

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

Unlimited mileage is indeed an option momondo offers on rental cars in Columbia.


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