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Ohio Guide


With natural boundaries to the north and south, this is a beautiful US state that boasts forests, wildlife, national parks and mountains, and is fantastic to tour by car rental in Ohio. Columbus, the diverse capital, is famous for its festivals and excellent shopping, while charming Dayton is best known for its aviation. Cleveland, the largest and most diverse city, lies on the shores of Lake Erie and houses some world-class museums. Cincinnati, the ‘Queen City’, is famed for having the largest historic district in the country.

Hiring a Vehicle

Arranging a rental car is stress free, as there are pick-up points all over the state including in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati as well as at both main and regional airports. Hertz, Avis and Europcar are just a few of the suppliers found here, but it is still wise to compare car hire rates beforehand to guarantee the best deal.

Transport Options

Port Columbus Airport, which serves the state capital, receives flights from within the US as well as from Cancun, Mexico and Toronto, Canada. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is Ohio’s main air hub and receives more flights from within the US, Canada and Mexico as well as the Dominican Republic. Amtrak trains run through the state, and Greyhound buses arrive from many major US cities. Highways criss-cross throughout the entire state heading in all directions.

Car Hire Driving Tips in Ohio

Drivers can get from one side of Ohio to the other in less than five hours, as long as they keep to the maximum speed limit of 70mph on the Ohio Turnpike and 65mph on other highways. Be sure to drive on the right-hand side and to keep to a speed limit of 55mph when not on an interstate highway.

Not to be Missed!

Columbus is in mid-Ohio, making it easy to access all areas of the state with car hire in Ohio. Visit its numerous state parks in the hills, valleys and lakes, or head to the quiet city of Chillicothe to visit the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. The Wayne National Forest Park in the foothills of the Appalachians is fantastic for hikers and outdoor lovers, while Cleveland is a must for those that love art and rock and roll.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

Hot, humid summers and cold winters are the norm throughout Ohio. In July, expect the mercury to get up to 29°C and in January it can get colder than -5°C. Spring is known to have thunderstorms, and these can also hit during September and October.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).