Rent a Car at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)

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Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)

Address: 3010 Aviation Way, West Columbia, SC, South Carolina, 29170, United States
Phone: (1) 803-822-8346
Hours of Operation: Sun 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM; Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 12:30 AM; Sat 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Holiday Hours:
2017
THANKSGIVING DY   November  23  09:00AM - 05:00PM
CHRISTMAS HLDY   December  16  08:00AM - 05:00PM
CHRISTMAS EVE   December  24  09:00AM - 07:00PM
CHRISTMAS DAY   December  25  09:00AM - 05:00PM
NEW YEARS EVE   December  31  08:00AM - 07:00PM

2018
NEW YEARS DAY   January  1  09:00AM - 05:00PM

Keydrop Location

If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.

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Location Information

The Budget Car Rental fleet of airport car rentals at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) includes everything from spacious SUVs and luxury sedans to compact cars and fuel-efficient hybrids, so you’re sure to find the perfect CAE car rental deals for your trip here.

If you’re an American history buff, this is a great place to explore. The New Brookland Historic District, also known as Old West Columbia, is home to 23 twentieth century commercial buildings as well as the mill village, comprised of 24 blocks of residential houses built between 1894 and 1916. And to go further back in time, check out Camp Sorghum, once a Confederate States Army POW camp during the Civil War. Food fed to the prisoners was made mostly from cornmeal and sorghum syrup, for which the camp was named.

For a more contemporary excursion, take some time to check out the scenic views along West Columbia’s Riverwalk, or take the family out for a day of activity on the walking, running or biking paths in the area.

Either way, when it comes to West Columbia airport car rentals from Budget, everyone who rents from us can feel confident knowing they’re driving dependable Columbia Metropolitan Airport rental cars at some of the best rental car rates in West Columbia. Let Budget make your trip to South Carolina a memorable one. And don’t forget to sign up for the Fastbreak program.

Fastbreak Service
Proceed to the Budget counter Fastbreak line/or normal line if no Fastbreak line designation/or follow directions to the Fastbreak Kiosk. Present identification and receive your rental agreement. The counter representative will give the customer the keys & directions to their car.
FASTBREAK RETURN: Follow the airport signs for Car Rental return. You do not need to return to the counter to complete your rental. Record your mileage and fuel level on the rental agreement and drop it in the Budget Fastbreak return box. A closed rental agreement will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
General Directions
COUNTER: Located inside of terminal, near baggage claim.
VEHICLES: Located directly outside of terminal.
RETURNS: Same as pickup. AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Available. Park & lock the vehicle. Place keys & completed contract in the drop box located on the left side of the rental counter. NOTE - CUSTOMER is responsible for vehicle & all charges incurred, until the vehicle & contract can be physically closed out on the next business day.
DRIVERS CIRCLE
When you arrive, go to the Budget counter in the baggage claim area. The manager or key person will have your contract ready and personally escort you to your vehicle.
Valet Return: If offered, you will be told about our service as you are escorted to your car.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

Terms and Conditions

Other Nearby Locations

  • 5.54 miles away

    Address: 408 Blossom St

    Phone: (1) 803-779-1212

    Hours of Operation: Sun 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; Mon - Wed 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Thu - Fri 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sat 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM