Book Budget car rentals in Austin

Austin, TX, United States
31 Oct — 7 Nov
Austin, TX, United States
Sun 31.10
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Sun 07.11
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Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
""Great price, veryr.""(in 3750 reviews)
"Great car and -off"(in 1485 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Car smoke !"(in 239 reviews)

Reviews for Budget in Austin

Overall Rating7.2 GoodBased on 197 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Comfort
7.6
Overall
7.1
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.0
Value for money
7.1

Recent reviews

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2.0
Closes at 2 on a Sunday!Cons:1) address provided does not I dictate it is a small space inside of a Walmart. We spend 10 minutes driving around the parking lot only to try to go inside Walmart on the off chance it was a kiosk. 2) I reserved my car for 12pm, but the flight was delayed by an hour and I didn’t arrive until 2:30pm...I didn’t think it would be a problem. The kiosk closes as 2:00pm, so we Ubered back to the airport for 40 minutes to rent a car from there. Travel can be unpredictable, they should warn you if your pick up time is within 3 hours of the kiosk closing! SO FRUSTRATING!!Reviewed 2018 Jan 31
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3.2
Pros:Nothing. The whole experience was horrible.Cons:Havv VG e employees there to help customers. There was nobody!Reviewed 2020 May 26
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10.0
Pros:Pick-up and drop off was a breeze. I loved the car.Cons:Nothing that I can think of at the moment.Reviewed 2020 Aug 13
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9.6
Rental Van for an out-of-town ski tripPros:The van was very roomy and had lots more storage for bags than it indicated on the website. We drove to Colorado with six passengers and it was ideal... a seventh passenger would have been a tight fit! The van got great gas mileage (above 25 mpg). And there were no issues with pick up or drop off.Cons:Budget asks that you sign an extra driver onto the rental for an additional $65. This is, in my estimation, a completely predatory charge. Since we were covered by our own insurance, which covered any additional drivers, we did not have to give them any money for an extra driver. When we called and asked about this the agent told us that it was needed because in the event that we were pulled over, the car would be impounded by the police if the driver was not on the budget policy. This was not true! FAKE NEWS! In fact, we got pulled over and the driver was not on the policy and the police officer only asked to see the policy and the drivers license of the person who rented the car. Don't get scammed by Budget. If you have your own insurance then don't pay for an extra driver.Reviewed 2018 Mar 17
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5.6
Long wait!Pros:Once I figured out how to turn the car on/off, I enjoyed driving it and there were no problems.Cons:No cars were available when I arrived, despite having made reservations and specified my arrival time. I had to wait approximately 45 minutes. The car was clean on the inside, but pretty grimy on the outside. I don't think it was washed very thoroughly. There was no one on site to explain to me how to work the car - it had a keyless ignition, which I had never seen before. My cousin explained to me how to turn it on, but I had to drive around the garage looking for someone to explain to me how to turn it off!Reviewed 2017 Oct 21
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4.0
Hold on my bank account for a one day rental??????Pros:Car was okay.Cons:Well, I rented a car for one day, which I was told the cost totaled around $180 for the day, plus I got renters insurance. I was charged for that AND I then had a charge for $477 on hold in my banking system for almost a week now. I have NO CLUE what this charge is for and I am very angry about it! I paid for the rental, I dropped it off on time in good condition and the gas tank was full. I have tried to resolve this issue for a whole week now and all I get is a different story from everyone I talk to.There is no reason at all that Budget should be holding MY MONEY from me. This is unacceptable and I will not use you business ever again.!Reviewed 2016 Mar 14
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2.0
Pros:NothingCons:Customer service was No help.Reviewed 2021 Mar 27
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10.0
Excellent Customer ServicePros:I found out at pickup that the rental KAYAK reserved for me was not for unlimited mileage. This may have been because I was a local renter and my trip would have cost me an extra $100 based on the mileage rate. The Budget customer representative noticed this and went out of his way to get me unlimited mileage at Budget's rate which was only $5 more. This was so much better than a previous experience with Advantage where I was forced to buy their rental insurance just because I was a local renter which added almost $300 to my bill.Cons:KAYAK did not specify that the reservation was not for unlimited mileage.Reviewed 2017 Sep 26
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10.0
Outstanding ServicePros:My husband booked Budget, but at a completely different location by accident instead of at the Austin airport. A Budget representative indicated she could try to meet my car reservation, but was not sure due to low inventory on my original reservation. She extended her desire to really help me and my budget, she placed me in a Jeep Grand Cherokee (a complete upgrade from my original mid size reservation) and saved me a few dollars from original reservation. I wish I could recall this service representative's name at the Budget counter at the Austin Airport because she really extended great service to me and while I was driving around Austin for those 5 days, I gained a very favorable impression of Budget and I did think of the wonderful car I was driving. Whenever I need a rental, I will be back Budget and continue to hire outstanding service representatives! Thank you.Reviewed 2018 Dec 22
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10.0
Cons:Had to switch the first car because it had not been serviced and needed an oil change. The second car ended up being low on wiper fluid. Staff was super nice and helpful in making the switch.Reviewed 2020 Dec 24
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2.0
Cons:Prepared to be nickeled and dimed. Gas tank showing well above full, but they can squeeze a little more in? Charge. Return a few minutes late? Charge. All of course within the Terms and Conditions that you sign when you rent the car, but up to you if you want to do business with someone who is going to take every possible opportunity to squeeze every cent out of you as you can.Reviewed 2020 Oct 19
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7.2
Pros:The lady who helped us rent our vehicle was very helpful.Cons:The wait for a car at the beginning was very long, over 45 minutes.Reviewed 2020 Jul 06
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Austin?

13201 Fm 620 North, Budget car rentals

Address

13201 Fm 620 North

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 512 331 8593

Address

7010 Highway 71 West, Ste 345

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 512 288 3605

Address

3819 Presidential Blvd

Hours

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00

Phone

+1 512 356 3519

Address

2901 S Capital Of Texas Hwy

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 512 732 0066

Address

1104 North I-35

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 512 322 9377

Address

8820 Burnet Road

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 512 419 1908

Address

12901 N Interstate 35 Ste 120

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 512 990 7263

Address

1610 West 35th Street

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 512 371 7361

Address

6929 Airport Blvd, Ste 167

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 512 419 7908

Good to know

Most popular location

3819 Presidential Blvd

Most popular car type

Economy

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Austin

  • Economy rental cars from Budget in Austin are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Austin

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Austin.

  • Budget has 9 rental locations in Austin. Take a look at our Budget rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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