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Budget car hire prices in San Diego

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Reviews for Budget in San Diego

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 rating6.5 OkayBased on 180 reviews
Cleanliness
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Overall
6.5
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.5
Value for money
6.6

Recent reviews

Traveller rating
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6.0
Budget was great. I requested a vehicle to be picked up @ the airport. KAYAK reserved a vehicle @ a Budget location far away. The airport Budget Manager was able to change our reservation and rent us a van with the same discounts. Budget was great; Kayak sucks!!!Reviewed 7 May 2024
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8.0
Thought I had reserved an intermediate suv, received a compact. It worked out okay once all our luggage was out.Reviewed 21 Apr 2024
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6.0
Good except the Cost to extend the contract was excessive The agent told me knee how to do it but did notReviewed 30 Mar 2024
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6.0
Ended up paying $200+ because I booked here from the airport rental center and this app booked it 30 min away to one close to the damn border. I’d had to get a Uber for not only myself but for my 2 kids aw well. Ended up settling to just rent from the location the shuttle already took us to, just to find out it’s gonna be $350 more. Manager did to some adjusting to get it a lil lower. I was grateful for that. Also upgraded my vehicle for no cost. :)Reviewed 25 Mar 2024
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8.0
My experience with the local office was excellent. Jay and his staff were terrific to deal with. I just got home and noticed that I am over billed. I will call in a couple of days to customer service for a correction if the bill isn't corrected automatically.Reviewed 14 Mar 2024
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10.0
It was fantastic.Reviewed 25 Feb 2024
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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 18 Dec 2023
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10.0
Hard to think of anythingReviewed 4 Dec 2023
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2.0
I friendly staff The truck was beat up lots of dents Got overcharged Drop off was confusing and inconvenientReviewed 21 Nov 2023
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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 5 Oct 2022
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10.0
Easy serviceReviewed 26 Sep 2022
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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 24 Sep 2022
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Where can I find Budget hire cars 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

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 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 - 16:00
Tuesday07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday07:00 - 16:00
Thursday07:00 - 16:00
Friday07:00 - 16:00
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
Sunday10:00 - 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

Luxury

Top tips for hiring 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.
  • Luxury car hire from Budget in San Diego are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring 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. 

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

    Luxury (Tesla Model 3 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in San Diego.

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

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

    Yes

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

    Yes