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Pick-up locationColumbia
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Hire locations11
Airport locations6

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Hertz

7,3

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Columbia

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11300 South Airport Drive

+1 573 449 0077

Monday11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday11:00 - 23:30
Thursday11:00 - 23:30
Friday11:00 - 23:30
Saturday11:00 - 23:30
Sunday11:00 - 23:30
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1905 Rangeline Street

+1 573 445 7050

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
No one available when I came to pick up my car. No notice that they closed at noon on Saturday. No attempt to contact me to find out if I was on my way. No customer service at all. I had even called ahead to check with them about the situation. I like Hertz and have used them many times successfully before, but this location in Columbia, MO, was pitiful. Would never attempt to rent from them again. Cost me almost $100 in extra cab fare and wasted my time. I recommend using another company that might care about their customers.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

yes

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Good location. Friendly workers.

6,4 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car

Cons:

This was no where near the airport.

9,2 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car had great gas mileage.

Cons:

One tire kept losing air, causing me to have to stop and refill it.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Simple process collecting my data and having a car available .5-10 mins at most. Ordered through third party online as well.

1 out of 8

Alamo

8,9

Very Good

15 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.9

One location in Columbia

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11300 S Airport Dr

+1 833 898 2143

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 15:00
Sunday11:00 - 23:30
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9,6 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Easy pick up and drop off.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went smoothly without a hitch

Cons:

Everthing was perfect

9,2 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was superby courteous and helpful.

Cons:

I was dismayed to find out that I had to have my car back at noon, when my flight didn't leave till 7PM. Your staff helped me find out the latest time I could return the car without extra charge, since I had picked it up at 3:30PM. I do not find this policy helpful, and was very surprised about it

2,0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Don’t steal my deposit money maybe?

1 out of 2

Avis

8,7

Very Good

14 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

8.8

One location in Columbia

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305 East Ash Street

+1 573 442 6945

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
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4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no real instruction on how to drop off. The CID airport is small. When I first dropped off, there was no one at the counter. The car smelled of smoke.

8,8 Very Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and welcoming.

Cons:

No window washer fluid in the car and despite it being a non-smoking car, there was a lingering smell of old tobacco.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everthing went smooth,much better than the airlines.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The local office in Columbia, MO, was extremely accommodating and helpful in all ways.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast and awesome service

Cons:

There’s wasn’t nothing I didn’t like

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent customer service.

1 out of 4

Enterprise

8,1

Very Good

26 reviews

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Columbia

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112 N Providence Rd

+1 573 256 8000

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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11300 S Airport Dr

+1 833 898 2142

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 15:00
Sunday11:00 - 23:30
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210 E Texas Ave

+1 573 442 0555

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great to work with and pickup and dropoff were very easy and quick.

Cons:

The van could have been vacuumed a bit better but overall was very good.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Still haven’t been refunded

4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

tried to charge more than what was quoted

Cons:

car inside was dirty

6,0 Okay

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Andy (the girl at the rental office) was really nice.

Cons:

I prepaid for gas. I was dropping off in another state. He assured me there was enough gas in the car to get to my next destination. I told him the weather where I was going was very cold and snowy and would be going through some remote areas so I wanted to be sure. I ended up having to try to frantically try to find a gas station in an area that was pretty remote. I ended up having to travel several miles off the main road to get gas in a tiny town. It was very inconvenient and scary knowing I was almost out of gas. I had been looking for a gas station for over 80 miles and so I was almost on empty. Also the cushions were all stained. It looked like there had been multiple spills and no one had cleaned it up. It looked terrible.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

As a first time car renter, the overall experience was easy and painless! Maddie was extremely helpful and patient as she guided me through the rental process. The car was clean and in great condition! Drop off was easy! Just dropped the keys in the collection box& away I went!

Cons:

Honestly, nothing. The staff was very helpful & friendly! Prices fair! No complaints!

9,6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

No hassles. Pickup and drop off smooth. Pleasant, and friendly staff.

Cons:

Inside of vehicle could have been cleaner.

1 out of 6

National

7,1

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

One location in Columbia

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11300 S Airport Dr

+1 833 898 2144

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 15:00
Sunday11:00 - 23:30
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was easy to work with and pleasant. We had the vehicle reserved and the process was easy and quick. Nice vehicle was clean and well cared for made the trip nice. The return was just as easy and quick. Returned the keys to the associate and he printed the receipt and I was on my way. Would definitely recommend them to friends and family.

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

staff seemed efficient, very pleasant and nice.

8,8 Very Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy pickup and dropping off! Staff was great to work with.

Cons:

I would have appreciated a full tank of gas when picking up. A minor thing but had to stop sooner when driving to destination. Attendant was okay with me bringing it back 3/4 full like I picked it up so no big deal

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
It was easy, affordable and I received exactly what I was looking for. Couldn't have been more pleased!!

3,9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
needed to take the car 3 hours from original return location with same date and time return. Was told it would cost 1400.00 more than original cost. The reason for different return was our flight was cancelled and I needed to flight out of a different airport. This price was unreasonable

1,9 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK
They were unable to fulfill the reservation and only let me know one hour before expected pick up.

1 out of 2

Budget

7,0

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.7

One location in Columbia

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305 East Ash Street

+1 573 442 8533

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
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2,0 Poor

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Wasn't able to rent the car. They were closed. Put me in a bad situation.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I rent dozens of cars every year and I’ve never received the care, quality, and friendliness as I do at this Budget / Avis. I always check them out first for my rental needs. They get me in, out, and on the road in minutes.

Cons:

Nothing. I’ve not had a bad experience with this office.

4,0 Mediocre

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was super easy.

Cons:

They don't work with the Kansas City airport Budget, so no receipt, no records, no nothing...

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Abshir and his team always provide the best customer service.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Abshir is the best!

6,0 Okay

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I tried to call to arrange a change in the pickup time for my vehicle, since there were limited hours at the site. I got routed through the Budget phone tree and could not speak with the local service representative.

1 out of 4

Easirent

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Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Columbia

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Columbia Regional Airport

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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Columbia

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11300 South Airport Drive

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126 travellers who hired a car in Columbia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,9

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a car hire in Columbia

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Top tips for hiring a car in Columbia

  • Columbia is halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis, which makes it a great gateway for exploring Missouri if you have a Columbia car rental. A set of wheels will allow you to head out to the Devil’s Icebox Trail for some hiking or check out the multiple recreation areas, like the Stephens Lake Park, the Columbia Cosmopolitan, the Eagle Bluffs, or the Shelter Gardens. You can also use your set of wheels to check out the campus of the University of Missouri and other colleges in the region. Take a drive out onto the scenic roads near the Missouri River Valley where the Ozark Mountains change into rolling plains and savannas.
  • If you are flying into Columbia, the closest airport is the Columbia Regional Airport. The car rental office is conveniently located within the main terminal. Simply proceed to the counters located just outside the baggage claim to retrieve your car rental in Columbia.
  • The two main freeways serving Columbia are the I-70 and the US 63. Within the city, there are two main highways, Route 763 and 740. Columbia is well known for the MKT Trail, which allows both pedestrian and cycling traffic across the city. If you’re driving around this trail, be sure to keep your eye out for pedestrians or cyclists with whom you might be sharing the road. Route B and the I-70 experience a great number of car crashes during the year, a reminder to drivers to be vigilant while driving these roadways. The Stadium Blvd is another tricky intersection where drivers should beware.
  • A large congregation of traffic occurs along the Stadium Blvd, particularly during the morning rush hour from 7am to 10am, and then again from 5pm to 7pm. Keep in mind that the city does get snow from December to March. If you’re here during the winter months, practice safe snow driving techniques by driving slowly, alertly and defensively. Allow for extra time on your trips and with your low-beam headlights turned on.
  • Book your car hire in Columbia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Columbia are around 51% cheaper than other car types, on average

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