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Book Budget hire cars in London

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Budget car hire prices in London

Economy$72/day
Compact$72/day
Intermediate$135/day
People mover$215/day
Mini$69/day
Premium$169/day
Compact SUV$78/day
Intermediate SUV$97/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Reviews for Budget in London

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)
Overall rating7.3 GoodBased on 60 reviews
Cleanliness
7.7
Comfort
7.4
Overall
7.3
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.4
Value for money
6.9

Recent reviews

Traveller rating
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4.0
The hidden fees and what I was charged vice what I paid was outrageous. I was quoted less than half of what I ended up paying. I was deeply disappointed in this type of activity. I would much rather have upfront and honest prices and not feel like I was ripped of and taken advantage of.Reviewed 21 Apr 2024
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10.0
Easy pickup up and very easy to drop car off after hours. Staff were very friendly and the price was good for a weekend rentalReviewed 16 Apr 2024
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10.0
From the outset, customer service was awesome. It always has been when I’ve come here.Reviewed 18 Mar 2024
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2.0
I paid upfront for the car hire. When I eventually got to the Budget hire at City Airport (including £25 taxi to get there) I was told that I could not hire a car - due to a previous driving disq (which has now expired but remains as note on license for an extra 2yts). - I was never asked about this during the hire process; - it has never stopped me hiring before (I hired a month ago, not from Budget); - I was not offered a refund WHAT IS THE POSITION THERE? - my weekend was ruined I could not get to where I was goingReviewed 29 Jan 2024
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10.0
Pick up and drop off were easy. Upgrade to GPS was good.Reviewed 30 Oct 2022
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10.0
It was impossible to phone these people on Saturday morning. I returned the car one day early. It was unclear where to drop the car, but I figured it out, and then got stuck in the parking garage. I had to squeak out when a car left. I found the budget website unhelpful and also the customer support number. But overall I was delighted and the car was great. It was somewhat disconcerting that they didn’t inspect the car when I brought it in and they said I would be billed at a later time. They required rather large deposit upfront. So I had to trust them on thatReviewed 24 Sep 2022
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2.0
- We were told that we if had to return the car early we won't be charged anything on top of what we have paid, even if out rental agreement had a minimum period - We were not told about the city supplement fee at pick-up nor drop-off - We were charged a damage fee for a damage that was there at time of pick-up without being sent an invoice or anything like that, money just disappeared from my account - I had to wait a total of 95 minutes on hold for someone to respond to our concernsReviewed 26 Aug 2022
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8.0
Pros:Very friendly and quick serviceReviewed 31 May 2021
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9.2
Pros:The staff were great, the car was great.Cons:We arrived in terminal 2 and there are only shuttles from terminal 3. With a toddler and all the bags and car seats that entails it was a long walk .Reviewed 5 Jan 2020
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6.4
Pros:Location was good for pickup and dropoffCons:The car had built in GPS with touch screen but the budget car rental rep gladly sold me GPS charging for it. They gave me a toddler seat for my 9 month baby and had nothing else.Reviewed 22 Oct 2019
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9.6
Pros:It was easy to get to and deliver the car on returnCons:I have no response about getting my deposit back and, the fare that I received did not include any insurance so it was more expensive that I expectedReviewed 11 Oct 2019
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2.0
Pros:Budget changed the reservation from a Premium vehicle to a compact car , with an increase in price without notifying me. When I logged onto the Budget website the reservation had been changed. I was told the rate was no longer available!!! I will not use Budget again!!!!!!!Cons:Why was my original reservation changed? They did not want to honor the original ruling entail rate!Reviewed 21 Jul 2019
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in London?

Address

Central Heathrow Location

Hours

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59

Phone

+44 344 544 4600

Address

London Stansted Airport

Hours

Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
Sunday06:30 - 23:59

Phone

+44 344 544 9059

Address

London City Airport

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
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

Phone

+44 344 544 4662

Address

33-35 York Road

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

Phone

+44 344 544 6652

Address

Tower Bridge Guoman Hotel

Hours

Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00

Phone

+44 344 544 2848

Address

152 Upper Richmond Road

Hours

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday20:00 - 23:59

Phone

+44 20 8780 5800

Address

Wembley Tesco Extra

Phone

+44 344 544 7823

Address

Tesco Extra Car Park

Hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

Phone

+44 344 544 6829

Address

10-12 Semley Place

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
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

Phone

+44 344 544 6140

Address

Heathrow Apt T5 Bus Stop 25

Hours

Monday04:45 - 23:59
Tuesday04:45 - 23:59
Wednesday04:45 - 23:59
Thursday04:45 - 23:59
Friday04:45 - 23:59
Saturday04:45 - 23:59
Sunday04:45 - 23:59

Phone

+44 344 544 6000

Address

Westfield Shopping Centre

Phone

+44 344 544 3893

Address

Marriot Hotel

Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00

Phone

+44 344 544 4214

Address

South Terminal

Hours

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

Phone

+44 344 544 6001

Address

88 Eversholt 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
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

Phone

+44 344 544 8751

Address

Wembley Tesco Extra

Phone

+44 344 544 7823

Address

145 Battersea Park Road

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
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

Phone

+44 344 544 7033

Good to know

Most popular location

Central Heathrow Location

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$85/day

Good deal

$72/day

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in London

  • Book Budget car hire in London because it's one of the most reputable international brands offering services in this city and almost every major city in the world. Budget provides one of the widest ranges of vehicles and one of the youngest fleets, with most vehicles being less than a year old. When you book Budget car hire in London, you'll be selecting a car that's serviced regularly, well maintained and of high quality and comfort.
  • When you book Budget car hire in London, you'll be choosing a company that has a wide range of vehicle types available. One of the most common choices is an economy class hire car. You'll be also able to choose from compact models. There are compact SUVs available for small groups planning on long-distance trips, or you could pick up an intermediate model for larger groups.
  • A suitable place to book car hire in London if you're flying into the city is a local airport. Budget operates out of both South and North Terminals at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and out of the main arrivals hall at London City Airport (LCY), as soon as you exit the luggage claim area. At London Heathrow Airport (LHR), you'll find the Budget car hire desks at T2, T4 and T5. They're in the arrivals hall of T2 and T4 and by the bus and taxi signs at T5.
  • Driving in London can be difficult, even for more experienced drivers, but there are a few things to keep in mind that'll help you when driving your Budget hire car in the city. Firstly, make sure you plan your route properly and avoid driving during peak travel times in the early morning and late afternoon. Make sure to keep a gap while driving; a good rule is to stay at least a car's length behind the vehicle in front of you. Keep a look out for other road users, like those on bicycles, mopeds and scooters.
  • 25% of our users found car hire from Budget in London for $72 or less.
  • Book your car hire from Budget in London at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Intermediate car hire from Budget in London are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in London

  • Where are the best pick-up locations for Budget car hire in London?

    Your choice of pick-up location depends mostly on how you arrive and where you'll be staying in London. One of the most popular pick-up and drop-off locations is the central Heathrow location at the airport because it's usually the departure and arrival point for travellers anyway. If you're located close to Putney, one of the best places to pick up your vehicle is at 152 Upper Richmond Rd. If you're located in the city centre, consider making your way to London Victoria Station for your car hire in the city.

  • What are the benefits or amenities offered by Budget in London?

    One of the best things about booking your Budget car hire in London is the ability to choose your own type of vehicle. You'll have access to a wide fleet to suit your needs. A few of the policies offered by Budget include free cancellation and an unlimited mileage option. If you plan on travelling a long way, one of the best policies to choose is the fair fuel policy along with unlimited mileage. Another popular benefit of booking through Budget is the company's contactless policy.

  • Where are the best places to park Budget car hire in London?

    Parking your Budget hire car on the street in London can be difficult between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., thanks to the parking restrictions. But, there are various car parks across the city operated by NCP and Q-Park, which you can book in advance. There are over 100 car parks in London operated by NCP, while Q-Park has roughly 16 car parks located around Central London, such as those at Park Lane, Oxford Street, Leicester, Soho, Chinatown and Trafalgar Square.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car from Budget in London?

    On average a car hire from Budget in London costs $85 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Budget in London?

    Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in London.

  • How many car hire locations does Budget have in London?

    Budget has 16 hire locations in London. Take a look at our Budget hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does Budget have a car hire location at the airport: Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget have a car hire location at the airport: Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget have a car hire location at the airport: Stansted airport (STN)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Stansted airport (STN)?

    Yes