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Budget car rental prices in Raleigh

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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 Raleigh

Overall Rating5.2 FairBased on 57 reviews
Cleanliness
5.3
Comfort
5.6
Overall
5.2
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.1
Value for money
5.3

Recent reviews

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2.0
Budget customer service told me that a shuttle would arrive to pick me up from dealership. None arrived. Called multiple times. No way to speak directly to the Raleigh location on Glenwood avenue.. Even customer service could not reach them. Took an Uber, and excuse was they had had no phone for several days. Location also hard to access, inside a crowded mall. Car smelled terrible- tons of sickly sweet “car freshener” trying to mask stale cigarette odor.Reviewed 2023 Oct 21
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2.0
3.5 hour line at pickup. We had to walkover to Herz and rebook there!!Reviewed 2023 Sep 25
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2.0
Very hard to find location, and the first employee was incredibly unhelpful. Told us they only had mini vans when we could visibility see jeep car keys on the hook. When asked they finally gave us the jeep we booked. Took over an hour to get our car.Reviewed 2022 Oct 20
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2.0
Rented us out a car that someone else was rented. Our car smelled like a dirty armpit. Very unorganizedReviewed 2022 Sep 19
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8.0
Pros:The car was new so that was nice.Cons:Pickup and drop off in a shopping mall was not ideal. And the car had clearly not been cleaned before we received it.Reviewed 2021 May 30
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10.0
Pros:Customer service was really friendlyReviewed 2021 May 18
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2.0
Pros:Cancellation of rental was very easy and simple. The customer service representative was very nice and helpful and apologized for the situation.Cons:We scheduled our rental pick-up for 7pm. We didn’t know that the pick-up location closed at 7pm. We were unable to receive our rental. If closing time is at 7pm, then the last rental for the evening needs to be at 6:30pm.Reviewed 2021 May 15
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2.0
Pros:NothingCons:They could have left a voicemail saying they didn't have any cars available.Reviewed 2021 Mar 30
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8.0
Pros:Considering the conditions of COVID, the young lady was very helpful and checked me in quickly and when I returned the car the same girl waited on me again and made my car return and easy transitionCons:The location in the mall is horrible, bad parking and hard to find. I drove around the mall twice before I was able to find the location of Budget. Also when I got in the car, it was clean, however the car had a strong marijuana odor. I did report this to the clerk at the counter, she made note of it. But because of the timing and the lack of cars available I went ahead and took the car anyhow. But it was unpleasant to drive a car with that odor when you are a non user and a non smoker.Reviewed 2020 Dec 29
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6.8
Pros:Staff was friendly and helpful and the process was simpleCons:More locations with slightly later drop off hoursReviewed 2019 Jul 07
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2.8
Pros:The car got me from point A to point B comfortably.Cons:The car didn't have rims and was dirty when I picked it up. No attendant at pickup location, waited for 30 minutes before the attendant arrived. Attendant at drop off had me stand outside in the rain while he remarked about the condition of the car.Reviewed 2019 Mar 21
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4.4
Not impressedCons:The check in process was awful and took 45 minutes. The mans clmpjter was down so he spent 15 mins trying to reboot, then had to do everything manually. Then the only behicle he has was a pickup truck when I needed an economy vehicle. The truck was dented and had stains/crumbs all over the inside.Reviewed 2018 Dec 09
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Raleigh?

Address

4237 Louisburg Road, Suite 108

Phone

+1 919 878 0861

Address

421 South Salisbury Street

Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 919 856 4912

Address

7320 Old Wake Forest Road

Hours

Monday10:00 - 13:00
Tuesday10:00 - 13:00
Wednesday10:00 - 13:00
Thursday10:00 - 13:00
Friday10:00 - 13:00
Saturday10:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 919 792 2822

Address

4325 Glenwood Avenue

Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 19:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 919 788 0141

Good to know

Most popular location

4325 Glenwood Avenue

Most popular car type

Compact

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Raleigh

  • A study that was conducted several years ago found that Raleigh is the best city in the entire country to drive in. There isn’t usually much traffic in and around Raleigh on a normal day, so those who drive in the city often have pleasant experiences. If you’d like to make the most of this, try asking for a premium or luxury rental car when you book Budget car rentals in Raleigh. You’ll be able to get the chance to drive around in a nice car without having to worry about getting stuck in traffic all the time.
  • Raleigh is a lot larger than many people realize before visiting. It’s almost 150 square miles big, so many things are spread out throughout the area. Because of this, you might find yourself behind the wheel of your Budget rental car for longer than you anticipated, and you might also end up spending more money on gas than you planned. Ask Budget about possibly renting a fuel-friendly car that will cut down on how much gas you need to buy while also being great for the environment at the same time.
  • While driving in Raleigh is generally going to be a positive experience, there is a slight chance you might get confused at times as you drive around. Residents have sometimes complained about the confusion created by the street names in the city and the signage that is used. To get around these obstacles, consider asking Budget to provide you with a GPS system in your rental car for a small fee. It’ll keep you on the right track and prevent you from ever getting too lost.
  • Ideally, you won’t have to worry about canceling reservations after you book Budget car rentals in Raleigh. But if you have to do it, try not to wait until it’s too late. As long as you cancel a Budget rental car reservation more than 48 hours before it’s set to start, you will be able to sidestep cancellation fees. Budget has one of the more customer-friendly cancellation policies on the books for its rental cars.
  • Compact rental cars from Budget in Raleigh are around 25% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Raleigh

  • Where is the best place to pick up a Budget rental car in Raleigh?

    When you book Budget car rentals in Raleigh, you’ll have several options when it comes to where they can be picked up. The 421 South Salisbury Street near the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel is a convenient location, especially if you’ll be staying in this area. The 7320 Old Wake Forest Road location at the Sears Auto Center is another good option to have. One other location that might work well for you is on 4325 Glenwood Avenue near Crabtree Valley Mall.

  • What advantages come along with renting a car from Budget in Raleigh?

    If you would like to make sure you’ll be able to grab your rental car from Budget and go when you arrive in Raleigh, signing up for the Budget Fastbreak Program will be a slam dunk. This program is designed to help get its members in and out of Budget locations as quickly as possible. Best of all, it’s completely free to sign up for this program.

  • Will I be able to locate places to park my Budget rental car in Raleigh?

    Raleigh increased many of its parking fines from $30 to $200 in 2023, so you’ll want to be extra careful when you park your Budget rental car in the city. To reduce the chances of you getting a ticket at any point, try to park in one of the many parking lots and garages in the downtown Raleigh area. There are about 70 different parking lots and garages you can choose from.

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

    Compact (Kia Soul or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Raleigh.

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

    Budget has 4 rental locations in Raleigh. 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: Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU)?

    No (According to our data)

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU)?

    Yes