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Reviews for Budget in Erie


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


"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Will Budget again."(in 252 reviews)
Overall Rating7.4 GoodBased on 19 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Given a car with horrible perfume embedded in it and a leaky tire that had a nail in it. Had to delay trip after calling 800 number because they would only send roadside assistance after 7:30pm. Three thumbs down.Reviewed 2024 Jun 12
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I landed at Erie international in my private plane. I got a ride to the terminal. The Budget desk in the terminal was dark. I asked the adjacent rental desk attendant about where the Budget attendant might be and was told probably washing cars. I turned away and purple by chance saw a young woman hunched down behind the counter in the dark texting or playing a game on her phone. I got her attention. She was reluctant and sullen as I disturbed her. She said I didn’t have a reservation and she had no cars. I said I have my reservation number, she said my reservation was for the off site Budget rental dealer about 1/2 mile away. I had to walk there. As I arrived this same woman arrived at the Budget operation I had just walked to, driving a car. Not good customer service. She could have offered me a ride. She could have been more accommodating. The operation seems to be operating in survival mode. Will rent elsewhere on my next trip to Erie PA. Car was fine.Reviewed 2022 Sep 23
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Pros:Yes to bothCons:Car smelled Smokey.Reviewed 2020 Sep 18
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Cons:The Kia car was extremely hard to get in and out of, hard to move the front seats and was dented when I got it, so it looked shabby. Budget did not discount it because it was dented, although they certainly would have charged me if I dented it!Reviewed 2020 Mar 13
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Cons:Cleanliness of car.Reviewed 2019 May 21
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Great servicePros:Fantastic service, fair price, quality vehicle.Reviewed 2018 Oct 16
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Pros:Very convenient way to return the car no hasslesReviewed 2018 Feb 26
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Cons:The rental car counters are located INSIDE the Erie airport but are not marked from outside the airport. We drove around the airport twice before deciding to go inside the terminal to ask.Reviewed 2017 Aug 14
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Billed $50 more than quoted pricePros:The car was okay.Cons:This was an extremely frustrating experience for me. I picked up a vehicle, drove 5 miles before stopping at a gas station and when I went to start the car it wouldn't start. I had to wait for a tow and by the time I got back and got a new car three hours had passed. I wasn't able to start my 7 hour journey as planned and I was charged $10 for an extension to keep the vehicle longer. I was also charged a base rate of $153, when I was quoted $112 (included taxes and fees). After additional taxes and fees were added to the $153, the cost was $200 for 24 hours.Reviewed 2017 Jul 10
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WaitCons:The woman behind the counter was nice. My issue was with having to wait 15 minutes for the car to be cleaned and prepped before I was able to leave.Reviewed 2017 Jul 06
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Pros:Very helpful and great attitude.Reviewed 2016 Dec 22
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Pros:Nice clean carCons:I had to go back inside to report old damage that should have been shown on the damage slip.Reviewed 2016 Sep 14
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Erie?


4411 West 12th Street


Monday22:00 - 23:0013:00 - 16:30
Tuesday13:00 - 16:3022:00 - 23:00
Wednesday22:00 - 23:0013:00 - 16:30
Thursday22:00 - 23:0013:00 - 16:30
Friday13:00 - 16:3022:00 - 23:00
Saturday22:00 - 23:0013:00 - 16:30
Sunday13:00 - 16:3022:00 - 23:00


+1 814 833 3414


4135 West 12th Street


Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00


+1 814 835 2374

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Most popular location

4135 West 12th Street

Most popular car type


Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Erie

  • In Erie, a city known for its lakeside charm and historic sites, Budget Car Rentals stands out for its commitment to providing value without compromising quality. Opting for Budget car rentals in Erie means benefiting from competitive pricing tailored to the diverse needs of Erie visitors and residents. As a major player in the car rental industry, Budget offers an array of vehicles that are regularly serviced and maintained, ensuring reliability for every journey, be it a drive by the picturesque Presque Isle State Park or the city's bustling downtown.
  • When in Erie, a city that offers both the vibrancy of urban life and the tranquility of lakeside retreats, having the right vehicle is crucial. Budget Car Rentals in Erie ensures you drive the best-suited car for your needs. Whether zipping through downtown Erie in a nimble compact car or heading for a serene day out in a spacious SUV, Budget promises a comprehensive range to choose from. Noteworthy destinations like the Erie Maritime Museum or the bustling waterfront demand dependable transportation.
  • When you choose Budget car rentals in Erie, you're not just opting for a vehicle but also unlocking access to their exclusive Fastbreak program. Enrolling in Fastbreak is not only straightforward but free, and it promises a streamlined rental experience. Right from the start, members are ushered through an expedited process with an easy online form to fill out. Once a member, you can then enjoy the luxury of skipping long lines, getting the keys to your desired vehicle, and heading out to the city. When it's time to return the car, simply park it in the designated area and Budget will email you the final receipt.
  • Budget Rentals stands out for its excellent customer service. The team is always prepared to assist renters with their queries and needs. From navigating Erie's attractions to understanding the best routes during peak times, their guidance is invaluable. This commitment to customer-centric service, coupled with the reliability of an international brand, ensures that renters have a smooth and memorable experience.
  • Intermediate rental cars from Budget in Erie are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Erie

  • Where should you pick up your Budget Car Rental in Erie?

    The prime location for Budget Car Rentals in Erie is at 4135 W 12th St, conveniently situated near the airport. This ensures quick and straightforward access, especially for travelers flying into Erie and looking to start their journey without delays. Its proximity to major routes and the city's airport make this address an excellent choice for both locals and visitors. Ensure you're familiar with this address for a hassle-free pickup experience.

  • What benefits or amenities are provided by Budget Car Rentals in Erie?

    Budget Car Rentals in Erie prioritizes convenience with its strategic location near the airport, streamlining transitions for travelers. The Fastbreak service ensures swift pick-up and drop-off processes, while advanced navigation tools facilitate seamless city navigation. Safety measures like child seats and comprehensive insurance options offer renters peace of mind. Overall, Budget's flexible services in Erie are designed to cater to the diverse needs of its clientele.

  • Where are the prime locations to park Budget car rentals in Erie?

    Erie, known for its picturesque lakeside views and rich history, provides diverse parking choices. In its bustling zones, especially near retail centers and key attractions, on-street parking often proves abundant. Some of these may function on a metered basis. Public parking facilities are thoughtfully placed throughout the city, offering either free or nominal fee-based parking. For those heading to major event spaces or cultural landmarks, well-organized parking amenities are typically in service. If you’re opting for a few overnight stays, numerous hotels, and accommodations in Erie emphasize guest convenience by featuring specialized parking zones.

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

    Intermediate (Nissan Kicks or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Erie.

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

    Budget has 2 rental locations in Erie. 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: Erie airport (ERI)?


  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Erie airport (ERI)?