Car Rentals in Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus, OH
Jun 1 — Jun 8
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Columbus, OH
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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.

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.

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.

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.


Best deals found for Columbus, Ohio car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Columbus, Ohio
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$45/day

5 Jun - 7 Aug
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$39/day

22 Jun - 24 Aug
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$35/day

5 Jun - 7 Aug
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$34/day

5 Jun - 7 Aug
Toyota Camry
Bentley Arnage
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$56/day

5 Jun - 5 Jul
Bentley Arnage
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$53/day

5 Jun - 7 Aug
Buick LaCrosse
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$37/day

5 Jun - 7 Aug
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$35/day

5 Jun - 7 Aug
Kia Forte
BMW 3 Series
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$35/day

5 Jun - 7 Aug
BMW 3 Series

Columbus, Ohio car rental deals found on momondo

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

Small Cars

$53 - $100

All Car Types

$66 - $124

The average price of a Small rental in Columbus, the United States is $76. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Columbus, the United States is in January. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just $53 per day. A Small rental is typically 20% less expensive than the average car rental 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 rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Columbus, the United States is $70. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Columbus, the United States is in January. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just $47 per day. A Medium rental is typically 26% less expensive than the average car rental 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 rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Columbus, the United States is $92. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Columbus, the United States is in October. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $72 per day. A Large rental is typically 4% less expensive than the average car rental 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 rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Columbus, the United States is $88. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Columbus, the United States is in January. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $62 per day. A SUV rental is typically 8% less expensive than the average car rental 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 $119. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Columbus, the United States is in January. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just $79 per day. A Van rental is typically 21% more expensive than the average car rental 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 rental in Columbus, the United States is $101. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Columbus, the United States is in December. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $71 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 6% more expensive than the average car rental 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 rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Columbus, the United States is $109. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Columbus, the United States is in December. The price is 61% lower than the rest of the year at just $43 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 14% more expensive than the average car rental 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.

Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$33/day

5 Jun - 7 Aug
Mitsubishi Colt
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$35/day

5 Jun - 7 Aug
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$33/day

5 Jun - 7 Aug
Perodua Myvi

Columbus car rental directory

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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
Most Popular AgencyBudgetThe most popular Columbus car rental agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car rental companies are Avis and Hertz
Popular Car TypesEconomy, Full-size, SUVThe following car types were offered at rental car companies in Columbus in the past 72 hours: Economy, Full-size, SUV.
Cheapest Rental Car$30The lowest price for a rental car in Columbus is $30/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $73/day.
Most Popular ModelToyota CamryThe most popular car model to rent in Columbus in the past 7 days is the Toyota Camry. Our users also prefer the Kia Rio 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 Stadium5.5 mi
Columbus Museum of Art5.9 mi
Wexner Center for the Arts6.4 mi
Greater Columbus Convention Center6.4 mi
Goodale Park6.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium60.8 mi
Ohio Stadium64.0 mi
Huntington Park64.2 mi
Center of Science and Industry64.4 mi
Genoa Park and Ampitheater64.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Center of Science and Industry95.6 mi
Genoa Park and Ampitheater95.7 mi
Huntington Park95.8 mi
Scioto Mile95.8 mi
LeVeque Tower95.9 mi

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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

Our data shows that for weekend car rental deals during June in Columbus, you can expect to pay around $102. A particularly good deal might be around $26, which is the lowest quote for Columbus we've seen so far. Deals are a little different for a week-long rental - starting at around $26, with an average price of $77.

Daily rates from Budget are typically the cheapest, with an average price of $69/day when getting a rental car in Columbus. The absolute cheapest price found at their 7 locations in Columbus is $20/day.

Every rental car company in Columbus has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car rental search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car rental companies in Columbus include Enterprise, Alamo, and Hertz, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

With temperatures averaging 75.2 °F and precipitation usually 4.8″ during June, you should consider renting a Standard car when traveling to Columbus. A Standard car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of June and is a popular choice for travelers heading to Columbus. Renting a Standard in Columbus will cost you $94/day on average.

Enterprise has 11 locations. momondo users can expect to pay $67/day on average when renting from these locations.

Travelers who rent a car in Columbus should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 25 mph. Suburban speed limits around Columbus are generally 75 mph, whereas speed limits on highways are 75 mph. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re traveling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

During the month of May the average temperature in Columbus is 62.6 °F and the expected precipitation is 4.2″. This information is useful for travelers looking for a car rental in Columbus.

The climate in Ohio during May is usually 59 °F with an expected 4.1″ of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to rent a car and leave from Columbus on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.


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