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West Columbia, SC, United States
Aug 11 — Aug 18
Same drop-off
West Columbia, SC, United States
Wed 11/8
Noon
Wed 18/8
Noon
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West Columbia car hire information

Pick-up locationWest Columbia
Hire locations8
Airport locations7

Car hire excess insurance in West Columbia

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some West Columbia car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in West Columbia.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your West Columbia car rental.

West Columbia car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (89 reviews)
1 location in West Columbia
Alamo
Locations in West Columbia
3000 Aviation Way+1 844 806 3358
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodNov 17 2020
Pros: Staff was effective, friendly, helpful and attentive to our needs. Car was great!Cons: Interior and exterior could have been cleaner.
9.6 ExcellentAug 9 2020
Pros: Smooth pick up and drop offCons: Automatic back hitch didn’t work so convenience was loss, but overall good car.
8.0 ExcellentJul 23 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and very helpful.Cons: Selection of cars could have been better, but I ended up with a good car that performed well, no problems.
10.0 ExcellentJun 21 2020
Pros: Slow process to pick up car but after that, everything went smoothly.Cons: Processing pickup
7.2 GoodJun 14 2020
Pros: Staff was very helpful and prompt.Cons: The vehicle didn't seem like it was cleaned very well.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 29 2020
Pros: I believe Rodger was the man at the counter in the airport? Whoever he was, he was great. Ryan was in the parking garage and walked us to the car. He’s a young man who was professional, interesting, and made me proud to see a young student working for such a great rental company.Cons: Absolutely nothing, they gave me a free upgrade because my car was unavailable. Our car is gorgeous.
7.6 GoodJan 21 2020
Pros: The whole experience was goodCons: The price
9.2 ExcellentDec 30 2019
Pros: Staff was great that late at night. Super friendly and efficientCons: Car selection was very limited
10.0 ExcellentNov 30 2019
Pros: Professional staffCons: Added fees are too high when on a fixed income, should have lower fees for seniors.
10.0 ExcellentNov 18 2019
Pros: Super friendly and helpful staff!
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Rated no. 2
Dollar
6.9 Good (42 reviews)
1 location in West Columbia
Dollar
Locations in West Columbia
3018 Aviation Way+1 803 822 2300
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodJul 16 2021
8.0 ExcellentOct 20 2020
Pros: The cleanliness of the car and the make and model!
2.0 MediocreJul 27 2020
Pros: Absolutely nothing about this experience was good.Cons: When reserving a specific class of vehicle, try having that type of vehicle available. Completely ruined a trip that I planned a month in advance. I needed a pick up truck, reserved a pick up truck. After calling 10-15 times, to verify the availability, I was able to get someone on the phone. Unfortunately they were not at all helpful, but they did mention that a truck would be due back in on Tuesday.
2.0 MediocreJun 9 2020
Cons: We made the reservation online through kayak. Decided to drive well out of our way to pick up from dollar bc the price was much less. Once we arrived, they racked on $95 bc it was a one way trip! This should have been calculated when making our reservation for what was clearly a one way reservation. Explained this to Dollar rep and they could care less. We were so upset... wasted lots of time and money. Will never rent from dollar or use kayak again.
10.0 ExcellentMay 20 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, clean car, easy access - no wait.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 10 2020
Pros: The staff worked with me to make sure I was getting the best price and was super nice!Cons: Nothing, It was an overall great experience!
7.6 GoodJan 27 2020
Pros: The car itself was great--didn't have any problems with it at all. PIck up and drop off were quick and easy.Cons: I had reserved the care under my name but my spouse tends to do the driving in a rental car. When we went to pick it up, the company wouldn't let him be the primary driver so we had to pay $12 a day to add him as a driver which was frustrating because we were only going to have one driver. So if you rent with them and only have one person driving, make sure you make the reservation in that person's name.
8.0 ExcellentAug 6 2019
Pros: Pick up was OK, and drop off easy.Cons: Pick up service. You must sign damage inspection prior to seeing vehicle
8.4 ExcellentJul 24 2019
Pros: April went out of her way to help me out with our payment and insurance issues. She was patient and helpful the whole time. The experience would have been a total disaster without her.Cons: Not being able to rent a car with a Visa debit caused all of the problems we faced. I had to swap out of the truck I had reserved into a Scion, buy additional insurance (on top of the insurance I had already purchased) and pay twice what my initial rental was.
10.0 ExcellentJul 8 2019
Pros: The staff was fast and efficient
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Rated no. 3
Thrifty
6.9 Good (33 reviews)
1 location in West Columbia
Thrifty
Locations in West Columbia
3018 Aviation Way+1 803 822 2300
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 9 2020
Pros: Pickup and drop off was very easy.
7.6 GoodJan 4 2020
Cons: Thrifty car representative told me the insurance I bought through your website was not worth the paper it was printed on and tried to sell me another policy
7.6 GoodDec 31 2019
Cons: Kayak quote me $96 and on the counter they changed me $109
3.6 MediocreOct 26 2019
Cons: I paid for an SUV and ended up with a Nissan Sentra. The associate didn't even bother to ask me which car I would prefer. And when she asked her co worker over the phone to bring the car, she didn't even tell her what car to bring up. So they both just picked whatever they wanted. When I asked her for a larger car since that's what I paid for, she just quickly said she didn't have anything else and went back to talking on the phone. When they brought the car to me, I asked if they were going to do the walk around inspection with me and she just said, "No, it's fine. I didnt see anything." And then just walked away. There were a few dents on the car but obviously it didn't matter to her. I went to go see my husband's military graduation and I had just landed in SC after 18 hours of flying. The last thing I needed to deal with was their attitude and poor customer service. Definitely will not be going back.
4.4 OkaySep 23 2019
Pros: The “premium” vehicle was Dodge Ram. I guess that’s premium in South Carolina... when in Rome...Cons: The “premium” vehicle was Dodge Ram.
2.0 MediocreJul 12 2019
Pros: NOT AT ALL! I couldnt even get my rental car after waiting in line to be helped for an hour!Cons: everything. ill be more detailed directly with you, but i will NEVER use Thrifty again
10.0 ExcellentMay 15 2019
Pros: Car was great. Price too!
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2019
Pros: YesCons: THey could have had a car available or at least negotiated with Avis/Budget to give me a car for the same rate that I had with THrifty.
6.4 GoodOct 15 2018
Ask about drop off locations!Cons: At no point was untold the drop off location was NOT located at the airport at my destination. I nearly missed my flight as I had to rush to an offsite location and rely on a shuttle us back to the airport terminal. This could/should have been mentioned by the agent at the pickup site.
2.0 MediocreSep 24 2018
Hope you don’t land lateCons: We were delayed at Chicago and were late to pick up our car by 15 minutes and they gave the car away before we got there. The attendant told us that we should have called and seemed completely oblivious that we couldn’t have called since we were thousands of feet in the air. Terrible experience but maybe ok if you somehow decide to not get delayed at any point on your trip.
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Rated no. 4
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in West Columbia
National
Locations in West Columbia
3260 Airport Blvd Ste 8+1 844 806 3357
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 7 2016
Super easyPros: Van was clean and ran smoothly – made transporting all of our equipment super easy. Getting the van was great - right outside of the airport and hassle free.
Rated no. 5
Avis
9.7 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in West Columbia
Avis
Locations in West Columbia
3010 Aviation Way+1 803 822 5100
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 9.7
  • 10
  • 9.4
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 9 2021
Pros: Nice car. Attentive staff.
10.0 ExcellentApr 22 2019
Pros: it was excellent, the prior page would not allow me to select the rateingsCons: nothing
8.4 ExcellentApr 2 2018
Car was fine the procedure is unusualPros: The person at the counter was friendly and courteousCons: I do not like dropping my car off in the parking garage without an attendant to inspect it. I am always concerned of being blamed if any damage occurred in the gargae I will be Joel responsible for it
9.6 ExcellentMay 27 2016
Pros: The easy access at the airport.Cons: It was very difficult finding how to open the gas cover door release. The AVIS rep didn't say anything. I had to Google how to so I could fill up the car. The release mechanism on the Nissan Versa is located under the dash near your knees so you don't see it. As opposed to being on the floor next to the trunk release or like the new models where you just push on the gas cover door and it opens.
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Rated no. 6
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (23 reviews)
4 locations in West Columbia
Enterprise
Locations in West Columbia
1307 Assembly St+1 803 748 9214
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1502 Charleston Hwy+1 803 791 1984
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3000 Aviation Way+1 833 969 2399
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
320 Greystone Blvd+1 803 251 2912
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
  • 8.6
  • 9
  • 8.6
  • 9
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 20 2020
Pros: Did not get rental, didn't know about 3rd party rental.Cons: Communication between both parties. Paid for insurance on rental I didn't get.
8.8 ExcellentAug 19 2019
Pros: Disappointed that the location was closed. Just a drop off to a key suppository. Ho hum.Cons: Open location during daytime.
9.2 ExcellentJul 31 2019
Pros: Process went smoothly, very friendly and helpful employeesCons: Car smelled like it had been smoked in and I was given the car with less than half a tank of gas
8.0 ExcellentDec 19 2018
Much Better This TimePros: On line reservation easy, price was OK. The overall staff were very friendly and helpful. The car was clean and what I had reserved.Cons: I had to drive to the airport to pick up the car instead of a oneway rental as I have done in the past. This time they were charging a $75 drop off fee which was something new. Rental went from forty something dollars to over one hundred and twenty plus!!!
9.6 ExcellentDec 11 2018
Seamless pickup/drop offPros: The process was simple and they even accommodated a last minute change in drop off location.Cons: The price using Kayak was several hundred dollars less which was great, but it bothers me that some people would have paid the Enterprise going rate. Why such a difference?
8.0 ExcellentNov 12 2018
Great servicePros: Everyone was polite, and especially the attendant in the garage. Very positive experience.Cons: They didn't have the car ready I had reserved, but the substitute was fine.
10.0 ExcellentOct 17 2018
Pros: the dropoff was extremely easy, the lady was right there in the parking garage, I was done in literally one minute. She was very courteous and friendly. Excellent customer service.
9.6 ExcellentAug 27 2018
Pros: I liked the ease of the pick up and drop off process. I had a good rate for my rental, but there are always a lot of fees. The vehicle was very comfortable and it had all of the "bells and whistles". We all enjoyed the ride.Cons: The only thing was that the 2nd row flooded had been smeared with ketchup and we had to clean it up, before we could get on the road.
8.4 ExcellentApr 3 2018
Would rent from here again but would hope for better pricePros: Availability of vehicle we wanted Good customer service at desk and in car rental pickup areaCons: Price was a bit high for what we got
10.0 ExcellentMar 28 2018
AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!!Pros: Simplicity of the entire process!!
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Rated no. 7
Budget
7 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in West Columbia
Budget
Locations in West Columbia
3010 Aviation Way+1 803 822 8346
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
5.2 OkayNov 12 2018
Cons: Return instructions non-existent: Found garage but inside no kiosk or personnel or clear instruction how to proceed. Ended up having to go to counter in terminal. Then they tried to charge me too much.
2.0 MediocreOct 19 2018
It suckedPros: Absolutely nothing.Cons: I was apparently an hour late and it cost me twice as much as I was quoted. I learned that budget has independent centers. It was horrendous. I will never choose Budget again. Don’t do it people, they are not kind nor helpful. There are lots of other options.
10.0 ExcellentApr 16 2018
Pros: Quick check out Very clean car Good handling car Quick check inCons: Nothing
8.4 ExcellentSep 30 2017
Cons: Expense
8.0 ExcellentSep 6 2016
Pros: i think the car needed some transmission work.
8.0 ExcellentApr 11 2016
Cons: The first car I was assigned had a low air in the tire light on and I had to go back to the desk to change cars. And two days into the rental, the same thing happened to the car that I was driving. I filled the tire at the gas station, but that should be taken care of before renting the car
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Rated no. 8
Hertz
6.6 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in West Columbia
Hertz
Locations in West Columbia
200 Stonebridge Dr+1 803 252 2561
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
508 Gervais Street+1 803 252 2561
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 27 2018
Cons: The agent gave me a car with worn out tires. The front tires did not have any tread left. So I got a flat tire and I had to change a flat tire out in the rain. I returned the car early. Very bad experience.
2.0 MediocreJun 21 2017
AwfulPros: Never got carCons: Giving the runaround by people that didn't know what they were talking about
7.6 GoodJul 14 2016
Hertz was out of carsPros: Upgraded my car since were out of the one I rentedCons: Got there an hour early hoping to get an earlier start on my trip. Had to wait 30 minutes past my original pick up time as they didn't have any cars.
Sunnycars
1 location in West Columbia
Sunnycars
Locations in West Columbia
3000 Aviation Way
Recent reviews
211 travellers who hired a car in West Columbia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,0

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FAQs about hiring a car in West Columbia

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company in West Columbia is Alamo (8,8, 121 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in West Columbia is R50,51 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R606 and R808, depending on the car size.

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