Find Rentals
Price Trends
Agencies
FAQs
Columbus

Cheap Car Rentals in Columbus

Driver's age: 26-65
Sat 15/6
Sat 22/6

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Columbus?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Columbus and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 8 June 2024.

January

$81

February

$87

March

$97

April

$102

May

$105

June

$113

July

$112

August

$110

September

$100

October

$100

November

$99

December

$99

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Columbus is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is June. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for rental in Columbus

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Columbus to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 8 June 2024.

Top rental agencies in Columbus

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Columbus known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Columbus. Reviews were last updated on 8 June 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Columbus, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo and Hertz in Columbus. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.4
Very Good
199 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.4

Alamo

8.1
Very Good
110 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

8.0

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

7.1
Good
132 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

7.0

Budget

6.3
Okay
185 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.2

Avis

7.1
Good
55 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

7.1

Thrifty

7.0
Good
74 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

6.7

Payless

6.0
Okay
36 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.3

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.6

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Columbus, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 8 June 2024.
  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Columbus?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.4 rating), Alamo (8.1 rating) and National (7.7 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Columbus.

  • What are petrol prices like in Columbus?

    The average price of petrol in Columbus is $1.68/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $75 and $109 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Columbus for a week from Avis?

    Avis is one of the most popular car hire companies in Columbus, offering car hire for around $721 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Columbus for the best price?

    Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 30% on a hire car in Columbus. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 7 days prior to your desired date.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Columbus?

    Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in Columbus.

  • What car do most people hire in Columbus?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Columbus is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica) based on our Cheapflights data.

See more FAQs
Best Car Hire Deals
We make it easy and fast to find and compare deals from 70,000+ hire locations and hundreds of agencies.
No Surprises
Prices shown to you will be completely in full, without any hidden charges or fees.
Free cancellation
Plans change — we get it. And that’s why you can search and book car hire on Cheapflights from agencies that offer free cancellation