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Budget car rental prices in San Diego

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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 San Diego

Overall Rating6.6 OkayBased on 176 reviews
Cleanliness
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Overall
6.5
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.4
Value for money
6.6

Recent reviews

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10.0
It was fantastic.Reviewed 2024 Feb 25
review fromkayak
8.0
San Diego Budget rental agent provides excellence service. LOS ANGELES too except the shuttle bys driver not a vey pleasant experience . We requested to be drop off at the departure area @Tom Bradley Intl AIrport but she drop us off like a piece of luggage at the arrival and told us to walk. She's rude , we have to walk 1/2 a mile to find the departure. That's a bad customer service. I was going to hand her a tip but because she did not treat us with at least a standard customer satisfaction I told myself she doesn't deserve it.Reviewed 2023 Dec 18
review fromkayak
10.0
Hard to think of anythingReviewed 2023 Dec 04
review fromkayak
2.0
I friendly staff The truck was beat up lots of dents Got overcharged Drop off was confusing and inconvenientReviewed 2023 Nov 21
review fromkayak
2.0
I booked the car with Kayak and they allowed me to book it at a rental location that closes at 5pm, when my flight arrived at 5pm. Therefore, I missed the pickup, and when I went to get it the next day the price was twice as much as the original.Reviewed 2022 Oct 05
review fromkayak
10.0
Easy serviceReviewed 2022 Sep 26
review fromkayak
2.0
Horrible service/ experience. Why no one called when I was Uber to get my car they were all out. They didn’t even cancel my rental. I still had to do it even though they didn’t had the van. Please consider other car rentals.Reviewed 2022 Sep 24
review fromkayak
2.0
Rented a car with two patches in the tire. One let loose less than 40 miles down the highway. Luckily we were not in the desert driving when it happened. Roadside assistance sent us to a “more local” branch to swap out the vehicle and that branch had no clue we were coming. Total mess and I’m not stoked.Reviewed 2022 Sep 20
review fromkayak
2.0
The car wasn’t available. They canceled the reservation and we couldn’t rent a car.Reviewed 2022 Sep 18
review fromkayak
2.0
They cancelled my reservation last minute. Claimed they called my phone the day before which is not true. I showed up morning of and was told there were no more cars. Didn’t offer any help on alternatives.Reviewed 2022 Sep 14
review fromkayak
6.0
Plan time to stand in line. Car was not all that clean.Reviewed 2022 Sep 11
review fromkayak
2.0
The car was filthy! Dirty, dusty, full of food crumbs, and terrible smell! My return time was 10am. I arrived by 10:30 and they charged me for an extra day no matter how I argued the issue! By the end I just wanted to leave! But an absolute racket! And then they wanted to charge me an airport fee when we are not at the airport and it’s just a scam! Do not rent from either Budget or Avis at this location!Reviewed 2022 Sep 09
review fromkayak

Where can I find Budget car rentals in San Diego?

Address

3355 Admiral Boland Way

Hours

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 619 680 4949

Address

Cross Border Xpress - 2745 Otay Pacific Dr

Hours

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 619 644 1362

Address

1350 6th Ave Suite #170

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 619 544 0510

Address

2790 Kurtz Street Suite 1

Hours

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 619 574 6975

Address

1670 Kettner Boulevard Suite 1

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 619 231 7162

Address

7815 Balboa Avenue

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 858 974 8632

Address

4550 La Jolla Village Drive

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 858 320 9017

Address

500 Hotel Circle North

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 619 220 0294

Address

3890 Valley Centre Dr Ste 103

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 858 755 7457

Address

1110 Torrey Pines Road Suite H

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 858 456 2124

Address

8720 Miramar Road

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 858 271 0035

Good to know

Most popular location

3355 Admiral Boland Way

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

₪138/day

Good deal

₪125/day

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in San Diego

  • When you book Budget car rentals in San Diego, there are several different types of vehicles that suit the location well. One car type that comes particularly in handy is a convertible, as it will allow you to take advantage of the beautiful weather that California is known for having. If you plan on going to the beach or doing some recreational activities, you can always opt for an SUV instead, as this will give you the extra room you need to store your equipment. To easily navigate the city center and use smaller parking spaces, you can always select an economy model.
  • If you book Budget car rentals in San Diego, you always have the option of adding Extended Roadside Assistance to your reservation for a small additional fee. This service helps to protect you against things that may not be covered by traditional coverage, such as having a flat tire changed or getting a replacement key.
  • Students are able to easily book Budget car rentals in San Diego. Unlike other companies, Budget does not require its customers to be a minimum of 25 years old. Instead, you can rent a car with Budget as long as you are at least 21 and have a valid driver’s license. In fact, the company even periodically offers discounts for students, helping to make their services accessible to young renters.
  • As San Diego is so close to Mexico, it is quite common for renters to want to cross the border while visiting the area. Budget conveniently allows its customers to do this with their rentals. To take advantage of this service, you will want to make sure that you notify the branch that you will be renting from ahead of time. You will most likely need to complete some extra paperwork, as well as pay for additional coverage that is required when driving internationally.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget in San Diego for ₪125 or less.
  • Intermediate rental cars from Budget in San Diego are around 55% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in San Diego

  • Where are the best pick-up locations for Budget car rentals in San Diego?

    There are a few different convenient pick-up locations for Budget car rentals in San Diego. One that is particularly popular is the branch located on Balboa Avenue, as it is centrally located near the well known neighborhood of Pacific Beach. There is also a branch that can be found on Kettner Boulevard, which is conveniently placed in the city center. If you will be flying into San Diego International Airport (SAN), you can also pick up your Budget rental directly from here. Simply head to the Arrivals terminal where you will find the car rental center, as well as Budget’s official desk.

  • Am I able to pick my own Budget car rentals in San Diego, or will I be assigned a vehicle by the company?

    When you first make your reservation, Budget will allow you to select the car model that you would like to rent. The company will do its best to provide you with this specific vehicle, but whether you receive it or not will ultimately depend on what they have available in their fleet during the specific rental period that you selected. In the case that the model you requested is not available, you will instead be given a similar and comparable vehicle that meets the same specifications.

  • Is it possible for me to have Budget car rentals in San Diego delivered directly to me?

    Budget does not deliver its rental vehicles directly to customers. In order to have access to your rental vehicle, you will instead need to physically go to the rental branch of your choice in order to fill out any necessary paperwork and then receive the car that you have been assigned. 

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Budget in San Diego?

    On average a rental car from Budget in San Diego costs ₪138 per day.

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

    Intermediate (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in San Diego.

  • How many car rental locations does Budget have in San Diego?

    Budget has 11 rental locations in San Diego. 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: San Diego airport (SAN)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from San Diego airport (SAN)?

    Yes