Book Budget hire cars in San Jose

San Jose, CA, United States
12 Dec — 19 Dec
Same drop-off
San Jose, CA, United States
Sun 12/12
Noon
Sun 19/12
Noon
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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 San Jose

Overall rating7.6 GoodBased on 154 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Overall
7.5
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.4
Value for money
7.5

Recent reviews

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5.2
Pros:Not much.Cons:On the website, I had reserved a standard-size SUV. When I went to pick up the vehicle, they gave me one that I was not familiar with but which I soon learned was compact SUV. I did not have time to go back and complain, but it made our entire trip a bit harrowing, and I feel like I was ripped off by Budget. This felt like a bait-and-switch scam. When I picked up the car, it was clean, but it had that horrible "new car smell" in it that is really disgusting, especially for someone who has allergies. I ended up having to light a match inside the vehicle in order to subdue that grotesque smell. When I went to drop off the vehicle, the entrance to the Budget drop off location was closed and it pointed me to Avis. This forced me to backup in the wrong direction on a one-way street. There was a tiny sign at the Avis drop-off location for Budget but it was not visible unless you stopped at the Avis drop-off location and looked for it. Overall, this was not a pleasant experience and I cannot recommend either Budget or Kayak.Reviewed 16 Oct 2020
review fromkayak
8.4
Pros:Returning the car was extremely easy.Reviewed 11 Feb 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Guy in the booth was nice.Cons:Loaded car up and drove off only to find they put the wrong car in the wrong parking spot. THEN AVIS Budget group has done this repeatedly. You drive less than 75 miles and THEY AUTOMATICALLY ADD A FUEL CHARGE, even if the guy at returns notes that you filled the tank. Most people won't complain and you will spend hours trying to resolve this with their Call Center, the Social Media Group and then the Executive TEAM, JUST SAVE TIME AND AVOID BUDGET AVIS AT ALL COST (or be prepared to be ripped off and spend hours needlessly.)Reviewed 22 Jan 2021
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:Excellent customer service.Reviewed 25 Apr 2017
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8.8
Nice car.Pros:Liked the car and the easy check-in and check-out procedures.Cons:I wish there is drop center in Fremont for Budget.Reviewed 5 Jul 2017
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10.0
Worked perfect and at a great pricePros:The cost kept going down, started at 26.76, left the ramp at 26.04 and turned in the car 100 miles later for 21.56. Not sure how that happens, but my wallet really likes the extra cash. Even upgraded by staff because they were out of smaller cars!Cons:No issues what so ever!!Reviewed 22 Feb 2016
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10.0
Great experiencePros:Prompt service and amazing priceReviewed 11 Jul 2016
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4.8
SJC was understaffed for pick-upCons:I was in line for nearly 30 minutes . . .Reviewed 18 Mar 2018
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9.2
Hooked it up when issues arosePros:Apparently kayak doesn't communicateven well with what they process of pick up is and the truck was marked with a different name but once I was picked up the guy was really nice and upgraded me for my troubles. Overall great experience!Reviewed 20 Jan 2017
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:Very ConvenientReviewed 27 Oct 2018
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10.0
Excellent value and servicePros:From the pick up counter to drop off, this was a good deal with great service.Cons:Some Arab in the 7-11 in Monterey sold my credit card info and I had to get new cardsReviewed 30 Oct 2015
review fromkayak
10.0
Easy and excellent servicePros:It was easy to get to from the airport, car rental upgraded, and easy drop off. It was my first time renting a car and I'd be happy to do it again. Thanks!Reviewed 27 Jul 2017
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in San Jose?

1659 Airport Boulevard, Ste 3, Budget car hires

Address

1659 Airport Boulevard, Ste 3

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

+1 408 286 7850

Address

3680 Stevens Creek Boulevard

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

+1 669 244 4335

Address

2180 Tully Road

Hours

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

Phone

+1 408 809 0512

Address

1350 N 1st 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
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 669 223 1795

Address

2200 Eastridge Loop Ste 1104

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

+1 669 255 4102

Good to know

Most popular location

1659 Airport Boulevard, Ste 3

Most popular car type

Mini

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in San Jose

  • Mini car hires from Budget in San Jose are around -34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in San Jose