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Downtown (Columbus) car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5

Very good

452 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.4

6 locations in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Columbus)

3245 Morse Rd

+1 614 476 1111

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4106 International Gateway

+1 844 913 0741

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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4233 Eastland Square Dr

+1 614 836 2500

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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475 East Livingston

+1 614 621 8899

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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5801 Karl Rd

+1 614 781 5400

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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6841 Flags Center Dr

+1 614 895 0000

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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8.0 Very good

May 2024

KAYAK
Overall outstanding, friendly, fast service.

2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
The lady at time of pick up was very rude

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Easy, clean and the car I rented was new, did not have smoker's smell.

9.2 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The tahoe we reserved was not available. The assistant manager Chris offered us a minivan for much less than the tahoe. It worked great for our trip.

Cons:

The windshield was not clean. Had smears on it

2.0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

No. I was sent back and forth and one manager openly derided one of his coworkers.

Cons:

They could work as a single unit. It seemed like I was dealing with two separate companies.

6.4 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

People were nice, even if not Covid-19 safe.

Cons:

Had to check at three different rental car checkpoints before finding someone with the Enterprise group that could give us our rental car. Person who got our car wasn’t wearing a Covid-19 mask over her nose, and I had to touch the computer to finish. Lastly, the Ford we rented had a terrible navigation and audio interface, both of which were dangerous to use.

1 out of 64

Alamo

8.0

Very good

217 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.9

One location in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Columbus)

4106 International Gateway

+1 844 913 0739

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Cars were not readily available in Columbus Had to wait 15-20 to get a car after check in process

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
It was great

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
It was perfect! Don’t change anything!

6.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff did a very nice job

Cons:

Car had been smoked in The odor became overwhelming during the rental

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were very easy.

6.0 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I was not given clear direction to where to go pick up. I was in the garage for over 20min looking. After locating a person he pointed me to a vehicle that didnt have any keys... frustrated at this point i walk back to the booth and demand they get the van and bring it. That took forever.

Cons:

Have an attendant on hand. It SHOULD NEVER BE THE CUSTOMERS RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND THE VEHICLE

1 out of 37

Hertz

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.1

5 locations in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Columbus)

1090 A South Hamilton Rd

+1 614 238 1623

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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2361 Morse Road

+1 614 476 6847

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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2496 Scarborough Blvd

+1 614 759 7285

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
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4106 International Gateway

+1 614 239 1084

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
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4430 Westerville Rd

+1 614 476 6847

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Hertz still charges an extra daily fee to add a spouse as an authorized driver. Luckily it looks like a lot of car rental companies are moving away from this, but it's ridiculous

8.0 Very good

Nov 2021

KAYAK
There was an extra charge for a second (spouse) driver which I don’t think we have ever had from another company. When I looked back at the agreement it did mention additional charges for another driver but didn’t say what they were (13$/day). I would have looked at another rental company if I had been aware upfront (like, the info not buried in the middle of the rental agreement) as it did push the price much past the competition’s price. The car was nice, clean, etc.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
A little high priced fir a one day rental, otherwise clean car. No ‘cleaning product’ odor which was nice!

8.0 Very good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff didn't seem overly friendly but were helpful enough. They failed to mention their return method at this location which caused a little confusion when I returned the car.

Cons:

I felt that they should have clearly explained their return method (or at least mentioned it).

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Ended up getting a very nice upgrade for no additional charge due to limited availability

2.0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They wouldn't accept debit cards just credit cards. Would have liked to have known this before I drove all the way to the airport. Not gonna be a slave to the credit card companies to rent a car. You deserve to have them stolen.

1 out of 28

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.2

One location in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Columbus)

4106 International Gateway

+1 614 239 1084

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was not there at the time of my pick up no help on the phone when I called dollar corporate services. Staff was late opening on the second day when I went back to get my car. Not wearing facemask. Very bad experience!

Cons:

Communications between dollar rental and carrentals.com, through who I made my reservation. More punctual and professional help both at the counter in person as well as online is needed.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. They closed before 6 pm, my flight was late. No car to pick up. Rip-off.

Cons:

They could make provisions for early evening pickup. Ie 6 pm

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

We made a “reservation” for a Suburban. When we got there all they had left was a little 4 door car. We have 7 people in our family so that wouldn’t work. The man working was nice enough, but he told us when you reserve with a lower cost rental company it’s hit or miss. Sometimes you get what you want, and sometimes you don’t. He showed us a long list of people he had to call to tell them they didn’t have any cars available. I would not recommend renting from Dollar because there NO GUARANTEE that you’ll get what you reserve, or any car for that matter!

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They should have notified us that they close at 2pm and that, they would not be able to rent us a car. Their sign says go upstairs to the 2nd floor and someone will help you. Then upstairs it says we close at 2pm. So we had to pay double what our original reservation was and book with Hertz there on the spot.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I booked a car at 7 pm. I reached at 7:30pm. Noone was there .

2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

didn't pick up car - mom got corona 2 days before christmas and was unable to cancel. thanks priceline, won't be going through you anymore.

Cons:

not going through priceline

1 out of 44

Thrifty

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.6

One location in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Columbus)

4106 International Gateway

+1 614 239 1084

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Whole process smooth

Cons:

Line at desk to check car out

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

easiest/fastest rental and return I have ever had!

Cons:

nothing

2.0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no refund on the rental, even though the charge was fraudulent. It caused me to have to manage the situation with my bank.

5.2 Fair

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was ok----Ford Eco Sport

Cons:

The Thrifty location was farthest from terminal. The staff was occupied with one customer. The wait was long. The attendant did not know how to open the back of SUV. Therebwas no one there when the car was returned---not a single person and they were aware fo when I was returning. Thrify is cheap for a reason!

2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

If I would hv got my car. Putting my money back in my account. Trying to get them back on the phone.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I never got the rental. I got to the airport and they stated I needed a major credit card. I canceled the rental car and You still kept my money. I want that taken off my debit card asap

1 out of 25

Budget

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

6.2

3 locations in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Columbus)

240 South Hamilton Road

+1 614 863 7500

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
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4106 International Gateway

+1 380 867 0247

Monday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Friday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
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6060 Busch Boulevard

+1 614 431 2025

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
We had a 9am pick up time and got to the pick up location on time only to find a sign that said “be back in 30 minutes”. When the employees finally showed up they gave us a car that was very damaged. We took the car and once we got on the freeway the car was violently shaking so we had to go back and exchange the car for another. That vehicle only had a quarter tank of gas so we had to stop and get gas. This all caused major delays in our travel.

8.0 Very good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The main focus is the airport , there aren’t many non-airport locations.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Drop off was easy and gentleman was nice. Pick up in CMH took forever and vehicle was dirty with bald tires. It wasn't worth it to spend another 45 minutes in line to get a new vehicle. Guy behind the counter in CMH was trying to con everyone into insurance and other add-ons which is what caused a 45 minute way for a line of 3 customers.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
It was the most organized rental experience I’ve ever had. They are on point . From the counter to the drop off their customer service is outstanding. I wish more rental companies got it right like they have. A+ experience thank y’all so much !

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I was just a good all around experience. Very good. Keep up the good work

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Friendly quick service

1 out of 49

Avis

7.1

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.1

3 locations in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Columbus)

240 South Hamilton Road

+1 614 577 0657

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
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4106 International Gateway

+1 380 867 0002

Monday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
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6060 Busch Boulevard

+1 614 436 3218

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
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8.0 Very good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
G Old

8.0 Very good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
wash the cars before rent and full gas tank.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
The worst customer service ever from start to fighting finish!

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
not to wait 35" at the counter before Ito get my car...

4.4 Mediocre

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy.

Cons:

It took a long time to pick up the car (40 minutes) even though there was only one person in front of me in line. The cars weren't ready. I had absolutely no choice, and the car was not what I had ordered. It was really flashy--something I did not want at all as a woman travelling alone.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I made a reservation for a big car but it wasn’t quite large enough for what I needed, when I went back to see if I could upgrade to a bigger one, they changed the paperwork and within a few minutes for no charge, I had a bigger car ready to go! Thanks again!!

Cons:

Directions into the rental car pickup/dropoff locations in the airport. It was a little confusing and took us a while for figure out

1 out of 13

Payless

6.0

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

6.6

One location in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Columbus)

4106 International Gateway

+1 380 867 0978

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30
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6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Definitely a car that used by a smoker in the past.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Easy to use!

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The car smelled like stale cigarette smoke and didn’t seem very clean. I felt like I was borrowing somebodies car and not renting. The battery died while I was out with my family. Would not recommend Payless car rentals

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Amazing car and easy drop off.

1.9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Car was sent with a half tank of gas, when returned I was informed it was supposed to be full and charged at a premium for gas, they will likely now park the car at half and repeat the gimmick on the next sucker.

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off went very smoothly and efficiently.

Cons:

It was extremely difficult to find the Payless pick up counter. There was no signage for Payless indicating where I should go. I had to ask a family member to do some research while I wandered around. She discovered that Avis bought Budget and Payless so I went to the Avis/Budget counter. There was a small Payless sign behind the Budget counter. Definitely frustrating.

1 out of 12

National

7.9

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.4

One location in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Columbus)

4106 International Gateway

+1 844 913 0740

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Poorest management and the stuff needs more training

3.2 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I reserved a Tahoe or equivalent but they gave me a Tacome truck with less space. The wait to check in and get vehicle was over an hour wait. The truck was dirty: the previous user had a dog in it and there was hair everywhere. The window have finger smudges on all of them and there was fish scales in the tail bed. I was definitely a lack luster experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and the drop off super easy

6.0 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was definitely friendly and welcoming and made the entire process effortless

Cons:

The car absolutely reeked of cigarette smoke. When choosing the SUV, I had only a few options, and I entered two different ones, both reeking. I just had to choose one and go with it, clearly keeping the windows down during all three days (despite the heatwave). The smell did not go away!

5.6 Fair

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, easy pickup/ drop off

Cons:

Smoky car! Gross.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

No wait, clean car, easy access coming and going.

1 out of 5

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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One location in Downtown

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John Glenn Columbus International Airport

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Free2Move

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2 locations in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Columbus)

1629, Lockbourne Rd

+1 844 543 7332

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1749, E Columbus St

+1 844 543 7332

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Sunnycars

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One location in Downtown

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4106 International Gateway

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1587 travelers who rented a car in Downtown gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.2

Car rental locations in or near Downtown (Columbus)

Good to know

Most popular agency

National

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

229 ﷼/day

Good deal

229 ﷼/day

When to book a rental car in Downtown, Columbus

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Downtown, Columbus

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Downtown for 229 ﷼ or less.
  • Book your rental car in Downtown at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • January is typically the cheapest month to rent a car in Downtown, with prices around 210 ﷼/day. July, in contrast, is often the most costly month, with an average of 311 ﷼/day.

FAQs about renting a car in Downtown (Columbus)

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Downtown?

    On average a rental car in Downtown costs 229 ﷼ per day.

  • What is the best rental car company in Downtown?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Downtown is BUDGET (5.5, 61 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Downtown?

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  • What is the most popular rental car type in Downtown?

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Downtown?

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Downtown?

    On average a rental car in Downtown costs 1,600 ﷼ per week (229 ﷼ per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Downtown?

    On average a rental car in Downtown costs 6,857 ﷼ per month (229 ﷼ per day).