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Most Frequently Booked Columbia Hotels

Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone

Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone

3.5 out of 5.0 200 Stoneridge Dr, Columbia, SC
(22 Reviews)
This hotel features an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, express check-in, and free airport shuttle. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning.
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Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista

Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista

3.0 out of 5.0 819 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC
(18 Reviews)
This hotel features an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free buffet breakfast and a free area shuttle.
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Towneplace Suites Columbia Northwest/Harbison

Towneplace Suites Columbia Northwest/Harbison

3.0 out of 5.0 438 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC
(3 Reviews)
This hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's no skimping on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. A business center, express check-in, and express check-out are also on offer.
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Columbia Car Rentals & Travel Guide

Spend a lazy afternoon on your front porch sipping sweet iced tea and chatting with your neighbors as practice for your trip to Columbia, SC. This southern city is steeped in rich history and tradition, and you’ll find that famous hospitality and neighborly attitude throughout South Carolina. Pick up your car rental in Columbia, then hit the road to explore the River City and beyond.

Day Tripping Through Time

With plane tickets to Columbia, you’ll be poised to get in on all the action of the Palmetto State. The airport is just 7 miles from the city center, and your Columbia car rental is a great way to see the unforgettable sights of South Carolina. Head 120 miles south to Charleston and explore many historic homes, as well as take a tour of Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began. Check out James Island County Park for more southern fun, like saltwater fishing, crabbing, and horseshoe pits. End your day in the picturesque Battery neighborhood, watching the sun set behind the antebellum mansions along the waterfront. For family-friendly fun, truck the kiddos 30 miles north to Winnsboro, where they can ride on a restored vintage train. Put on the conductor hats and enjoy the breeze in an open air car, or investigate the train from engine to caboose and see who can find the best photo op. Stop into the museum before you head home and check out the 100-year-old train cars.

Discover True Southern Comfort

From Columbia, the highways radiate outward like spokes on a wheel, beckoning you toward discovery. Travelocity has a great selection of rental cars in Columbia for all travelers, from budget to luxury. Plus, bundle and save when you reserve your airfare together with your hotel in Columbia. Then spend that dough on the edible kind instead—hush puppies!

Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Columbia car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Columbia, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Car in Columbia?

The cheapest car rentals in Columbia found within the past 7 days were $39 per day. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.