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Budget car rental prices in Albuquerque

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Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
"Great price, very ."(in 3750 reviews)
" and fast."(in 1394 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Will Budget again."(in 252 reviews)

Reviews for Budget in Albuquerque

Overall Rating6.9 OkayBased on 72 reviews
Cleanliness
7.1
Comfort
7.4
Overall
6.8
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.0
Value for money
6.7

Recent reviews

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8.0
Easy in, easy outReviewed 2024 Apr 14
review fromkayak
2.0
First off my flight landed at 11:20 AM on Saturday. I called the location that was my reservation. I told him I would be six minutes away. They said they would wait for me but keep in mind they close at 12 I took a Uber to get there I go to location come to find out 1145 they completely locked their doors. I tried calling them six times and they completely ignore me Crying and very upset since I needed this truck to move my family member I called the reservation hotline and they transfer me to another location. That’s an hour away damaged. My reservation and plans reserve resort to me to pay extra day rental. I will not be using budget anymore. I’m very unhappy with the customer service they have given me.Reviewed 2024 Jan 17
review fromkayak
2.0
Budget was closed at ABQ - directed to AVIS counter. They did NOT have the RAV4 AWD that I had reserved (with nav) ; nor did they have any AWD vehicle for me. The agent said thy don't have AWd vehicles because ABQ only gets snow one month out of the year - I didn't know people who rented in ABQ never strayed out of that city!) After searching, the agent found a FORD Edge with AWD - for an ADDITIONAL $25 per day above the cost of the AWD quote. The right rear tire sensor kept going off during the trip, but the tire itself was not deflated. It is a noisy ride and the seats are not comfortable for a long trip, You have to look at the digital controls on the center console- That is not a safe practice going 75 mph on the I-40. After driving this vehicle for over 2k miles, I can say I would never buy a FORD Edge.Reviewed 2024 Jan 03
review fromkayak
4.0
Won’t rent from Budget again.Reviewed 2023 Nov 08
review fromkayak
10.0
The pick up and drop off were very easy and accommodating. The shuttle to and from the airport, even at 4am, was great!Reviewed 2022 May 09
review fromkayak
4.0
Pros:The fellow at pickup could not have been more friendly and helpful. I have no issue with him.Cons:1st. There was no mention during the online booking of the car that the rental location was not at the airport, despite my flight booking. I took the shuttle from the airport to the car rental center only to be told that my pickup location was a $30 cab ride away.1 1/2 hours would have been saved. 2nd.The car itself was miserable to drive. The alignment was so bad it wouldn't hold the road, it stunk of smoke, and there was an orange abandoned vehicle sticker on the drivers window obstructing view. For some reason I had trouble maintaining an even highway speed and the cruise didn't work. It made my 2 hour drive feel like 5. Driving this car was a white knuckle experience.Reviewed 2021 Apr 13
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:There was nothing I liked about this experience. Such a bad experience.Cons:They made a reservation for 12pm for a location that closed... at 12pm. The guy was still there and informed me that they “have been trying to get this changed for sometime” and did nothing to help us. We had to get a ride to another location and they tried to charge us more than double the reservation price. When I asked to speak to the manger on site, I was told that it would be 3-4hrs before she could speak with us. I spent literally hours on the phone with National. When we finally did get the car, they gave us the wrong car and didn’t tell us. When I called to tell them they gave us the wrong car, they directed me to a new location to pick up the right car. Upon arriving at the new location the person on site told me that he “didn’t know why they told us that, I don’t have any cars to give you”. No one at any of these locations were apologetic or tried to help us figure anything out. National ended up giving us a $100 credit which isn’t really that much (IMO) for how much time I spent dealing with this nightmare.Reviewed 2021 Apr 13
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:Car was great, if a bit beat up. I appreciated the rep finding me an AWD vehicle in case of poor weather conditions.Cons:The front seats were a mess, clean, but battered. Not what I expect from a rental, more what I expect borrowing a friend's car.Reviewed 2021 Feb 20
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:You did not mention that car had added charges based on mileage. I ended up canceling and felt tricked into it. Not fairReviewed 2021 Feb 15
review fromkayak
2.4
Pros:NothingCons:The fact you need a credit cardReviewed 2020 Nov 09
review fromkayak
4.8
Pros:Loved the Jeep WranglerCons:The car had a tire with half the safe level of tire pressure, so I was getting crisis alerts on the dashboard the whole time. The windshield was dirty and there was no windshield wiper fluid.Reviewed 2020 Nov 03
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:Typical airport rental car experience. Shuttle to Budget rental. After that everything went well. Picked up car, which was clean and good condition. Dropped off in Santa Fe. Easy and quick drop off.Reviewed 2020 Jul 24
review fromkayak

Where can I find Budget car rentals in Albuquerque?

Address

3400 University Boulevard Se

Hours

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 505 764 3560

Address

6921 Pan American Freeway

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 505 344 7196

Address

4770 Montgomery Blvd Ne C113

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 505 872 9541

Address

1901 University Boulevard Ne

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 505 884 4771

Address

9501 Coors Blvd Nw

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 505 897 6725

Good to know

Most popular location

3400 University Boulevard Se

Most popular car type

Mini

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Albuquerque

  • Albuquerque, a city rich in Southwestern culture and breathtaking landscapes, is a destination that calls for exploration by car. Budget car rentals in Albuquerque offer conveniently located pickup spots throughout the city. These prime locations provide an easy start for your journey, whether you’re heading to the historic Old Town, planning a scenic drive along the Sandia Crest, or attending a business meeting in Downtown Albuquerque.
  • Since the agency caters to the diverse needs of travelers, getting a Budget car rental in Albuquerque gives you access to a wide range of vehicles that suit different travel styles and needs. Compact cars are ideal for solo travelers or couples looking to navigate the city’s vibrant streets, while SUVs are ideal for families or groups planning to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding New Mexico landscape, including trips to the Sandia Mountains. For those in Albuquerque on business or seeking an extra touch of comfort, Budget’s selection of luxury and premium vehicles ensures you travel in style and comfort.
  • Regular visitors to Albuquerque can significantly improve their car rental experience by joining the Fastbreak program when they book Budget car rentals in Albuquerque. This loyalty service streamlines the rental process with faster checkouts and priority service, making it ideal for both business travelers and tourists. The Fastbreak program focuses on making every visit to Albuquerque more convenient and enjoyable. Members are rewarded with perks like discounts and complimentary upgrades, enhancing the overall value of their travel. Additionally, the program keeps track of your rental preferences, ensuring a personalized and efficient experience each time you rent a car with Budget in Albuquerque.
  • At Budget, customer satisfaction is a top priority. The staff is committed to providing helpful and efficient service, ready to assist with everything from vehicle selection to local travel tips, such as the best routes to the Petroglyph National Monument or other popular attractions. If any issues happen during your rental period, Budget’s team in Albuquerque is dedicated to resolving them promptly, ensuring your car rental experience is smooth and stress-free in order for you to fully enjoy the unique charm and beauty of Albuquerque.
  • Mini rental cars from Budget in Albuquerque are around -252% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Albuquerque

  • What are the best locations to pick up Budget car rentals in Albuquerque?

    Budget Car Rentals offers a conveniently located branch at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), perfect for travelers arriving by air. For those already in Albuquerque, another Budget branch is situated at 4770 Montgomery Blvd. NE, located in the Northeast Heights area of the city. This location is still easily accessible and near major roads, making it a practical choice for those in or around the Northeast Heights.

  • What distinctive rental advantages and features can customers enjoy with Budget car rentals in Albuquerque?

    In Albuquerque, Budget Car Rentals provides a wide selection of vehicles to cater to various travel preferences, ranging from economical cars ideal for city trips to more spacious SUVs for exploring the scenic landscapes of New Mexico. You’ll appreciate benefits such as special deals, flexible rental agreements, and various insurance coverage options. Additionally, amenities such as GPS navigation and child safety seats are typically available to enhance your driving experience.

  • What are the best places to park your vehicle from Budget in Albuquerque?

    In Albuquerque, parking options include metered street parking, particularly in the downtown and central areas, as well as public parking lots and garages situated near key attractions and commercial zones. If staying in a hotel, inquire whether they provide guest parking, which might be free or require an additional fee. It's essential to be informed about the city’s parking regulations and signage to ensure proper parking of your Budget rental car and to avoid any parking infractions.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget in Albuquerque?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Albuquerque.

  • How many car rental locations does Budget have in Albuquerque?

    Budget has 5 rental locations in Albuquerque. Take a look at our Budget rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Budget have a car rental location at the airport: Albuquerque airport (ABQ)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Albuquerque airport (ABQ)?

    Yes