• Customer ratings 8.8 / 10
  • Quick and easy service
Save up to 60%

Columbia, SC car rental comparison

Enter city or airport code
- days
Car rental price comparison
  • Over 140,000 car rental stations worldwide
  • More than 470,312 HAPPY customers
  • Free cancellation - Up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled pick up time
Global Sale is now on!
Take advantage of discounts up to 25% from various rental companies - Valid until February 29, 2024
We compare the offers from those and many more suppliers:

Climate chart Columbia, SC

max 145°F min 115°F
max 147°F min 122°F
max 158°F min 126°F
max 167°F min 129°F
max 187°F min 147°F
max 203°F min 158°F
max 203°F min 167°F
max 199°F min 163°F
max 190°F min 154°F
max 171°F min 135°F
max 154°F min 126°F
max 131°F min 106°F

Weekly overview Columbia, SC

Weather Columbia, SC 7 days

Wednesday 28-02-2024 Patchy rain possible 52°F / 77°F
Thursday 29-02-2024 Overcast 41°F / 57°F
Friday 01-03-2024 Heavy rain 45°F / 48°F
Saturday 02-03-2024 Patchy rain possible 46°F / 59°F
Sunday 03-03-2024 Mist 54°F / 66°F
Monday 04-03-2024 Partly cloudy 54°F / 61°F
Tuesday 05-03-2024 Partly cloudy 55°F / 73°F
Wednesday 06-03-2024 Moderate rain 57°F / 61°F
Thursday 07-03-2024 Patchy rain possible 63°F / 75°F
Friday 08-03-2024 Patchy rain possible 55°F / 75°F
Saturday 09-03-2024 Moderate rain 61°F / 75°F
Sunday 10-03-2024 Sunny/Clear 52°F / 63°F
Monday 11-03-2024 Sunny/Clear 46°F / 63°F

This is how HAPPYCAR works

We find and compare the best deals

We offer rental cars in more than 40,000 locations
Book a rental car with a comprehensive insurance online rather than overpay on site.
Save up to 60%. Cancellation free of charge up to 48 hours before pick-up.

Columbia, SC attractions and Travel Tips

Columbia is a historical city and has numerous cultural attractions and landmarks that make it an ideal tourist destination. The HAPPYCAR car rental comparison portal allows you to select the ideal car to help you to explore these sights at your convenience. With car rental Columbia, you can cruise to the ACE Basin or the adjacent town of Beaufort to explore its historical architecture.

Columbia Metropolitan Airport is one of the leading airports in South Carolina. This airport serves the cities of Columbia, Lexington, Clemson, and Greenville. The airport offers an array of amenities such as easy access to car rental agencies. We partner with rental car service providers such as; Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, and Thrifty to ensure that there is a car for everyone.

Things to do on Columbia, SC

When driving in Columbia, always be on the lookout for animals as they can cause damage to your rental car. This is a common occurrence in the fall during deer hunting season. When driving on the highway and happen to observe a tow truck loading a vehicle, you are required by law to shift to the other lane for safety reasons.

Cruise through time and connect with Columbia's shared past. You'll discover previous incarnations of the city as you explore the neighborhoods of Arsenal Hill, Old Shandon, and Cottontown. With car hire Columbia, you'll be able to explore the historic homes and gardens of the city's ancient families.

Columbia boasts of a vibrant food scene and has numerous new and exciting eateries popping up all the time. The city is renowned for its seasoned chefs who will marvel you with their culinary creations during your stay.

Cruise with your car rental Columbia to Lula Drake, a comfortable yet bustling, old-world wine parlor that characterizes the other side of downtown. You’ll discover bakeries, coffee shops, fast-casual restaurants, a vegan café, as well as a family-friendly Mexican eatery.

With a rental car, you'll be able to explore Lexington County which offers a wide range of tasty options. You may also desire to keep an eye out for treasures hidden in secluded locations such as Inakaya, a truly Japanese eatery and sushi bar set in a strip mall in the northeast of Columbia.

Columbia is a hub for numerous seasonal events. Whether you're visiting the city during winter, spring, summer or fall, the city has seasonal events that you can enjoy. Regardless of the season of your visit, there is always an event that suits your interest. Locals and savvy tourists alike enjoy the Italian, Greek, and Korean Festivals. Some of the festivals lined up for you in Columbia include; The historic Columbia’s Jubilee Festival of Heritage, the Rosewood Crawfish Festival, the Indie Grits film festival, Summer’s Tasty Tomato Festival, the Freeway Music Festival, the Jam Room Music Festival and so much more!

In case you are traveling with your family, you may consider taking them to the Riverbanks Zoo for giraffe feeding, animal spotting, as well as for adventure. This zoo offers a zip line canopy tour, Waterfall Junction, sky-high safari vertical ropes challenge, as well as a rock climbing wall. There are also family-friendly important events all year round such as; summer movies at the amphitheater, Lights before Christmas, as well as Boo at the Zoo.


There's so much to be discovered and experienced off the beaten path in Columbia, SC. The region has multiple premier destinations that offer plenty of adventure for a day or weekend trip.

Cruise with your rental car Columbia to Hitchcock Woods in Aiken, for a chance to enjoy some Fox hunt experience at H drag hunts that take place every Tuesday from October through March. This 2,000-acre park is one of the largest urban forests in the United States and offers over 70-miles of trails for runners, equestrian traffic and hikers.

In case you are a fan of archeology, the Charles Towne Landing State Historic site is the ideal location for you. This park offers excavations experience that offers clues to ancient inhabitants. Here you get to discover more about the native Americans, European settlers as well as African slaves.

Car hire Columbia through HAPPYCAR will enable you to have the best drive experience during your stay in this amazing city, we welcome you to Columbia, SC.