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, U S A
Phone: (1) 803-822-5100
Location Type: Licensee
Hours of Operation: Sun 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Holiday Hours:
INDEPENDENCE DA   July  4 - July  5  08:00AM - 08:00PM
THANKSGIVING DY   November  25 - November  26  09:00AM - 05:00PM
HOLIDAY   December  18 - December  19  09:00AM - 05:00PM
CHRISTMAS EVE   December  24  09:00AM - 08:00PM
CHRISTMAS HLDY   December  25 - December  26  09:00AM - 05:00PM
NEW YEARS EVE   December  31  09:00AM - 08:00PM

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


Location Information

Where is Avis at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)?

Preferred Service
Exit concourse to upper level of terminal building. Turn to the right and go down the escalator to the baggage claim area. Turn left to the Avis counter. Show your drivers license and identify yourself as a Preferred Renter to the Avis rental agent in order to receive your preprinted rental document and keys.
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.
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.

Columbia Airport Rental Car Return

Quickly drop off your rental before your flight at 3010 Aviation Way, West Columbia, SC, 29170 (pick up and drop-off locations are the same). Once you are at the Columbia Airport, follow the blue signs that direct you to the rental car return. Park and lock the car, then check out before boarding your flight.

Car Rental Columbia, SC, Airport Information

Rain or shine, a Columbia Airport car rental can be your go-to transportation across the city. Easily make your way from the airport to business meetings or tourist attractions. Feel like a true local as you eat at Cola’s Restaurant, visit the Columbia Museum of Art, and walk around Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park. Choose Avis for a car rental in Columbia, SC, and benefit from coupons, airport convenience, and popular vehicle models. Plus, you get access to download the Avis App, one of the top car rental apps in the country. The Avis App allows you to book a car, change or cancel your reservation, and choose your rental model, all from your phone! Here are a few more perks of renting from Avis. 

What is the best type of car to rent in Columbia?

Rent a sedan or SUV rental from the Columbia Airport and visit nearby national parks, lakes, museums, and more. Sedans are a great choice when traveling around the city or driving long distances. The storage and seats in an SUV make these vehicles popular among groups, people hauling equipment, and those who love exploring the outdoors. Discover the sizes of sedans and SUVs offered at Avis.

Sedan Rental

From compact cars to full-size sedans, these models are easier to park and can help you save money on gas.


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SUV Rental

Not only are SUVs versatile and stylish, but you can also choose between different sizes. We offer 5-, 7-, and 8-seat SUVs at CAE.


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Rent a Car and Explore Columbia

A car rental from Columbia, SC, Airport can take you deep into the forest or across the Columbia Canal. Add these popular attractions to your adventures. 

Local Attractions

  • Congaree National Park: This forest is filled with outdoor adventures. Spend the night under the stars, map out a hiking trail, or begin to canoe down the Congaree River. 

  • Riverbanks Zoo and Garden: Riverbanks is not only a zoo and garden but an aquarium too. The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is a great place to spend the day with friends and family.

  • Soda City Market: A year-round market held every Saturday morning with over 100 vendors selling products that are focused around your brain, body, and belly.

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