Book Budget car rentals in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom
19 Aug — 26 Aug
Same drop-off
Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom
Fri 19.08
Fri 26.08
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Budget car rental prices in Edinburgh

Intermediate SUV₪164/day
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Reviews for Budget in Edinburgh

Overall Rating8.1 ExcellentBased on 34 reviews
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We had a great experience with Craig at the rental counter when we realized we booked from the city location. He got us taken care of and on our way quicklyReviewed 2022 Jun 16
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Cons:I felt pressured to upgrade to a car model that I did not need for my trip. When I arrived I was told that the car I had reserved many weeks in advance would not be ready for quite some time, but I could upgrade for minimal cost. In the end the minimal cost turned out to be much more.Reviewed 2019 Jun 05
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Pros:Staff was helpful, courteous and efficient. Both at pick-up and drop-off, the associates went the extra mile to ensure everything was what we wanted.Reviewed 2019 May 19
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Easy check in, friendly staffPros:The check in was easy, no waiting. Was able to upgrade with GPS, which was the best decision.Cons:Signs to get to the check in and check out were not posted well. We spent too much time trying to find the correct place. The car had too electronics that took control of the car at times, causing unnecessary stress.Reviewed 2018 Oct 20
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Pros:The attendant at the Edinburgh airport was friendly and helpfulCons:Getting use to driving on the left side of the roadReviewed 2018 Jul 19
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Difficulties with reservationPros:Making a reservation was easy, prices quoted looked great.Cons:I couldn't change the name on my reservation, and had to cancel the original and make a new reservation in order to accomplish this. My confirmation email was never sent to me, and the actual price at the counter appeared to be more than my reservation price. I also tried to reserve a midsize SUV, but ended up getting a Volkswagen golf (which is supposedly a size larger than what I reserved.Reviewed 2018 Jun 10
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Long wait times to retrieve carPros:Clean car and nice customer service once we were finally helped.Cons:They need better signage informing customers that Avis and budget are one and the same. Stood in line for Budget for an hour waiting on the one and only attendant to check us in to our vehicle. Also still not sure if they will charge me for gas since they gave the car to me almost empty and stated on the agreement it was full. Nobody goes to the car with you to confirm, I did take a picture but I still feel like it’s my word against there’s. I’ll update this if I was overcharged from the original estimate due to them charging for gas they didn’t give in the first place.Reviewed 2018 May 30
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Great carPros:Quick check in and drop off. Fuel efficient.Cons:Remind people from the US that due to narrow streets the mirrors need to be pushed in when parking.Reviewed 2018 Jan 03
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Gave damaged car & overchargedPros:Very little because they are very frustrating to deal with.Cons:Damaged car needed to be exchanged, cutting into vacation time. They then tacked on damage charges that wee already documented on pickup. Budget has since refused to send an itemized bill explaining their crazy charges. Very frustrating!Reviewed 2017 Sep 21
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Pros:Great staff.Cons:Finding gas stations near the drop off point.Reviewed 2017 Sep 09
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ExcellentPros:Price, service, carCons:Had to wait when I arrived about 15 minsReviewed 2017 Jul 12
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Cons:Worse than average rental car gouging. Reservation was for car from 9:30am to 9:30am -- exactly 9 days. Total base price was approx $216. However, adding a second driver, whose only effect on Budget was to reduce chance of accident from driver fatigue, raised total price to about $368. We arrived at pick-up a few minutes early, and were logged in at 9:12am. However, we were given a defective car and the process of discovering this and getting a replacement car meant that we really didn't have our car until after 9:45. Our return receipt shows that the car was returned at 9:49 (19 minutes late), although at least ten minutes of this time was waiting for agent after we arrived. Bottom line -- we actually had use of our rental car for a few minutes less than 9 days, but we were charged for TEN full days days -- that is, approximately $40 more than in our original agreement -- because they calculated that we had it for 9 days and 0.6 hours. Previous experience with Avis, last year. Declined all extra insurance coverage with clear oral agreement at rental counter, but didn't read contract carefully and missed that I was being charged for it anyway. This almost doubled price of the rental, and Avis was adamant in refusal to correct the mistake -- or deliberate deceitful and exploitative behavior? -- of their counter agent . Budget/Avis - a good company to avoid!Reviewed 2017 Jun 14
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Edinburgh?

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Car Rental Centre


Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00


+44 344 544 9064


24 East London Street


Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00


+44 344 544 9064

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