Book Budget hire cars in Glasgow

Glasgow, SCT, United Kingdom
30 Sep — 7 Oct
Glasgow, SCT, United Kingdom
Thu 30/9
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Thu 7/10
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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 Glasgow

Overall rating7.4 GoodBased on 19 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Comfort
8.3
Overall
7.0
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.4
Value for money
6.3

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5.6
Dodgy sales tactics - BEWARE!Pros:New car, good conditionCons:I normally use Europcar for my car rentals but I shopped around prior to my trip to Scotland and booked a Hyundai Tucson online for a 4 days at £157 which looked like a great deal. When I arrived at the car hire in Glasgow airport I was told that the car I hired was not available and I would have to pay an extra £30 per day (£120 in total) for a Volvo XC60 which is of a similar style of car. I was also told the insurance was an extra £80 on top so I was expected to pay an extra £200 (£357 in total) for the 4 day car hire. I wasn't happy about this at all but to soften the deal the sales guy said he would add my partner as a second driver for free (normally £12 per day). Begrudgingly I accepted the costs and decided to proceed. Now for the interesting bit... I was told the costs verbally and he showed them to me on his screen behind the counter but when it came to signing the contract I was shown a tablet where the sales guy quickly scrolled to the terms and conditions for me to read and sign. I was then emailed the contract handed the keys and off on my 4 day trip. Note that I was never given a print out with all of the details of the car hire. When returning the car I was presented with a receipt for £555.60 (almost £200 more than the extra fees I already had to pay!). When I questioned the costs I was told that is what I signed for and I should check the breakdown in the contract I was emailed. On returning home I checked my email to indeed find that somehow I had signed for the £555.60 bill with a breakdown of that I was being charged. There were a bunch of costs for 'Counter Products' but NOWHERE in the bill was the original £30 per day and £80 for insurance. None of the numbers even came close to the figures I was told. I will NEVER use Budget car hire again and have learnt a lesson in making sure I clearly see all of the cost breakdowns (preferably printed out) before signing the dotted line.Reviewed 14 Aug 2017
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4.0
Ripped off again in Scotland.Cons:I was ripped off again. The second time this has happened to me in Glasgow, UK. At the end of the rental, I was charged for scratches on the wheel rim which I did not cause. All of the wheels had scrapes and scratches on them. The person checking me in only looked at ONE rim and pointed out several scratches which he said "looked new". They charged me GBP 120.00 for the scratches, and a GBP 55.00 fee for "damage processing". How ridiculous. I am going to contest these charges, because I did not drive up on curbs or otherwise damage this rim. I only parked in the hotel parking lot and at the COSTCO parking lot, both of which had parking slots and no curbs.Reviewed 26 Nov 2017
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10.0
Pros:Quick and professional service both in picking up and dropping off the car.Reviewed 13 Sep 2019
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6.8
Pros:Staff was friendly and efficient.Cons:I was charged for a scratch that was on the bottom of the front bumper and possibly already on the car prior to my renting it. It was so low that I had to bend over to see it.Reviewed 10 Jul 2019
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6.8
Pros:Customer service person was great - we found the staff to be incredibly pleasant. The car itself was great.Cons:The rental was MUCH more costly than what was advertised and the bill that came afterwards was very hard to understand. They press you to add insurance and then there are increased taxes and fees that you don't know about. The bill was about 25% more than we were expecting. Pretty frustrating... and expensive.Reviewed 25 Apr 2017
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10.0
Pros:convenient location, friendly staffReviewed 31 Jul 2017
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4.8
Terrible customer service at GlasgowCons:Guy at counter rude. Woman at parking lot lied about petrol tank level.Reviewed 8 Jan 2017
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5.6
Didn't have car, extra feesPros:The first person I met seemed to want to be helpful (but she handed me over to another)Cons:They didn't even have the car we booked (7 person) on site, despit having booked it weeks in advance. They gave us a 5 person car, tried to tell us it was better than the one we booked and if we wanted the 7-seater we would have to come back to the airport at night and hopefully one would be ready. Then they added extra fees for "minimum required legal insurance", saying we were quoted the wrong amount because we booked on the US site (we have French drivers licenses). Disappointing.Reviewed 21 Apr 2017
review fromkayak
7.2
Check the contract!Pros:Nice clean new car. Attendants on lot were good at pickup and dropoff.Cons:Check in clerk was rude and pushed us through signing contract too fast for our jet lagged state. We resisted the CDW and the fuel deal was contingent on partial tank at return but missed the payment in dollars vs pounds option. Despite the wording on the contract we were not offered choice of payment currency. Credit card exchange rate would have saved $15.Reviewed 3 Jun 2017
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7.6
Quick exitPros:Quick exitCons:Took us 3 people to ask where to drop off the car. Not a simple system.Reviewed 20 Oct 2018
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6.8
Car rentalPros:Nice vehicle. Easy drop off.Cons:Prices. I thought all taxes were included, yet I was charged £60 vat. It also took over an hour to pick up the vehicle.Reviewed 27 Jun 2016
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5.6
Misleading online estimatePros:Car was clean and comfortable. Glasgow airport is fairly simple to get in and out of car rental area.Cons:Upsaling left and right - apparently prepurchasing the insurance with Kayak was insufficient. Also some how the model car we were upgraded to didn't have GPS so yet another upcharge. The reservation was for ~$150 online, final charges were nearly $450!Reviewed 29 Nov 2016
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Glasgow?

St Andrews Drive, Budget car hires

Address

St Andrews Drive

Hours

Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30

Phone

+44 344 544 4604

Address

70 Lancefield Street

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

+44 344 544 6064

Good to know

Most popular location

St Andrews Drive

Most popular car type

Economy

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Glasgow

  • Economy (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Glasgow.

  • Budget has 2 car hire locations in Glasgow. Take a look at our Budget hire location map to find the best car hires near you.

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