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Columbus Car Rentals in 2022

Most popular companyTURO
Price of gas per gallon$3.97
Average price per day$66
Cheapest price per day$43

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

January

$77

February

$73

March

$80

April

$82

May

$78

June

$70

July

$70

August

$65

September

$70

October

$85

November

$77

December

$76

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Columbus is August. The most expensive time to rent a car is October. 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

Small Cars

$41 - $82

All Car Types

$78 - $118

To rent a Small car in Columbus, the United States, you would pay an average price of $66/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Columbus, the United States (~$41/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$82/day). In fact, January is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Columbus. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Columbus, renting a Small car saves you 31% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Columbus Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Columbus, the United States, you would pay an average price of $76/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Columbus, the United States (~$54/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$103/day). In fact, December is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Columbus. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Columbus, renting a Medium car saves you 21% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Columbus Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Columbus, the United States, you would pay an average price of $95/day. July is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Columbus, the United States (~$81/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$106/day). In fact, July is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Columbus. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Columbus, renting a Large car saves you 2% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Columbus Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Columbus, the United States, you would pay an average price of $106/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Columbus, the United States (~$72/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$137/day). In fact, December is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Columbus. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Columbus, renting a SUV car is 11% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Columbus SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Columbus, the United States, you would pay an average price of $141/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Columbus, the United States (~$93/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$200/day). In fact, October is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Columbus. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Columbus, renting a Van car is 33% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Columbus Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Columbus, the United States, you would pay an average price of $84/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Columbus, the United States (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$140/day). In fact, March is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Columbus. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Columbus, renting a Luxury car saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Convertible car in Columbus, the United States, you would pay an average price of $53/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Columbus, the United States (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$125/day). In fact, March is about 0% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Columbus. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Columbus, renting a Convertible car saves you 44% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

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Top rental agencies in Columbus

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Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in Columbus?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $66/day when booking a rental car in Columbus. The best deal a user found was for $43/day from Turo, booked on Sep. 18.

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Columbus?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (10.0 rating), Avis (5.4 rating) and Hertz (4.5 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Columbus.

What are gas prices like in Columbus?

The average gas price in Columbus is $3.97/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $47 and $68 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Columbus for a week from Turo?

Turo is one of the top picks in Columbus. They can have you in a rental car for about $329 per week on average.

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

Generally, for a better deal in Columbus it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 16%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 90 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

Can I rent a car for a month in Columbus?

Typically how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Columbus however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Columbus for a month?

You can potentially save up to 37% on a month-long rental by booking with Turo. Turo is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Columbus can cost you on average $1,410 a month or $47 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

How much is a car rental in Columbus for a weekend?

$84 is typically the average cost for a rental car for the weekend in Columbus, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when traveling to Columbus, then opt for a Compact rental vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of October, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as $60/day.