Rent a Car at Downtown Columbus

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Downtown Columbus (CM3)


104 E Long St,
(Near 3rd Ave), Columbus, OH, Ohio, 43215, United States


(1) 614-228-1058

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Hours of Operation:

Sun 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Mon - Fri 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Holiday Hours:

EASTER   March  31  closed
MEMORIAL DAY   May  27  closed
INDEPENDENCE DY   July  4  closed
LABOR DAY   September  2  closed
THANKSGIVING DY   November  28  closed
THANKGVNG HLDY   November  29  08:00AM - 12:00PM
CHRISTMAS EVE   December  24  08:00AM - 12:00PM
CHRISTMAS   December  25  closed
NEW YEARS EVE   December  31  08:00AM - 12:00PM

NEW YEAR   January  1  closed

Free pickup service available


Location Information
Fastbreak Service
Proceed to Budget rental counter. Show your drivers license and identify yourself as a Fastbreak member. The Budget rental agent will provide you with your preprinted contract and keys.
General Directions
COUNTER: From I-670, take the 3rd St (US-23) exit towards Downtown Columbus. Travel south on 3rd St (US-23) for approx. 1 mile and stay in left hand lane. Turn left (at traffic light) onto E. Long St. Budget is located at the intersection of 3rd and E. Long St.
CARS: On-site.
RETURNS: Same as pickup.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Not Allowed. IF customer chooses to leave the vehicle, the CUSTOMER is responsible for vehicle & all charges (including any damages the vehicle may have incurred during the after hours drop) until the contract can be closed out on the following business day.

Columbus Car Rental

When you’re looking for convenient and affordable car rental in Columbus, Ohio, look no further than Budget on East Long Street in Downtown Columbus. Here you’ll find a thriving community of unique small businesses, restaurants, and shops to check out when you pick up your rental car. You can quickly be on your way to the Ohio Expo Center, Ohio State University, or anywhere else you’re headed in Ohio.

Our East Long Street location is just a few blocks from E Broad Street, I-670, and I-71. You’ll be a short drive from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport rental car drop-off location, or you can return your rental car at any of our other Columbus car rental locations.

Budget offers a variety of popular makes and models, and our downtown location is no exception. Choose a cheap car rental in Columbus, Ohio, like a fuel-efficient economy car or a full-size SUV. You can even pick up a luxury car rental in Columbus, Ohio, and make the most of a scenic drive up to Lake Erie. Learn more about Columbus car rental below.

Neighborhood Landmarks

  • Across the street from Rishi Sushi Kitchen & Bar

  • Three blocks from the Downtown YMCA

Economy Cars

Get great gas mileage when you head to Cleveland in an economy car from Budget.

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Compact Cars

Take a compact car to easily get around the Arena District downtown.

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Intermediate SUVs

Reserve an intermediate SUV for a reliable vehicle on trips to Battelle Darby Creek.

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See Prices & Available Cars

Ready to book your Columbus car rental? To get started, simply head to the top of the page and fill out the reservation form. Budget makes it easy to see all available vehicles and their rates. Just enter your desired pickup date and time to explore your options. Don’t wait to reserve your car rental today!

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