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Book Budget hire cars in Washington, D.C.

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Budget car hire prices in Washington, D.C.

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Reviews for Budget in Washington, D.C.

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 rating6.1 OkayBased on 146 reviews
Cleanliness
6.6
Comfort
6.8
Overall
6.0
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.0
Value for money
6.3

Recent reviews

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4.0
The facility is terrible. And I had to wait a long time to be seen even though I was next in line.Reviewed 5 Oct 2023
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2.0
They ran out of cars! And didn’t tell anyone so people waiting in line for hours.Reviewed 3 Oct 2022
review fromkayak
8.0
The car was a little dirty and hadn't been thoroughly cleaned. We also ended up with an SUV instead of a compact car as requested (I don't like driving big cars). I didn't have to pay extra for it (most people would consider it a bonus I guess). But they were very quick with both pickup and dropoff, and overall it was good value for the money.Reviewed 12 Sep 2022
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4.0
Just an overall heads up, they don’t have a lot of vehicles so when you go in to pick up your reserved vehicle, they have to wait for someone to drop off their previously rental vehicle. Then, they turn it around immediately-so no cleaning the vehicle at all. Our vehicle had a check engine light on it as well. Customer service is luck luster-they do not care if you have to wait.Reviewed 12 Sep 2022
review fromkayak
6.0
Pros:Pick up and drop off was not easy especially drop off. It’s in a mall and I have no idea where is car returns. I haven’t given any directions, all I have is the address. No signs whatsoever about car returns. I have to park in the mall and go around asking people. I found there office inside the mall and the lady said I can park anywhere in the mall. The lady wasn’t friendly. I’m not super happy about the drop off part but the price and car were great.Cons:Better communication towards pickups and drop off locations and more instructions.Reviewed 3 Jan 2021
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2.0
Cons:They didn't have any cars, despite me having (and confirming) a reservation.Reviewed 3 Jan 2021
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10.0
Pros:The process at both locations was seamless.Reviewed 1 Jan 2021
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6.0
Pros:The pick-up was horrible. I was suppose to pick up the vehicle at 12 noon. I didn't get a vehicle until after 1:00pm.Cons:This was my first time driving a "keyless" vehicle. I wasn't given any instructions how to operate it. I had to call a friend to tell me how to start and turn off the vehicle. I'm old school and hadn't rented a vehicle in over several years.Reviewed 29 Dec 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:The car was comfortable .Cons:The pickup was an absolute nightmare at dc location. Not enough people working, huge lines, line waits, they didn’t have enough cars. They also marked my tank as being full when it was not. I was also charged an additional $20 for some unexplainable reason that I have to now spend time looking into. Never again.Reviewed 22 Dec 2020
review fromkayak
7.6
Pros:Staff was wonderful. Unfortunately Budget doesn't provide the location with vehicles for the day until two hours before the site opens for business, so there was a long delay from check-in until my rental was ready.Cons:Turnover could be improved for cleaning vehicles by either having more staff or providing vehicles to be sterilized earlier.Reviewed 19 Oct 2020
review fromkayak
9.6
Cons:The exterior of the car was not completely clean. Budget told me that they were not allowed to use water to wash their cars in DC. This struck me as a bit odd, given that I live in DC and had not heard about such restrictions.Reviewed 9 Sep 2020
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10.0
Pros:The staff was very helpful and friendly.Reviewed 2 Sep 2020
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Washington, D.C.?

Address

99 H Street Ne

Hours

Monday09:00 - 16:45
Tuesday09:00 - 16:45
Wednesday09:00 - 16:45
Thursday09:00 - 16:45
Friday09:00 - 16:45
Saturday09:00 - 16:45
Sunday09:00 - 16:45

Phone

+1 202 289 5374

Address

4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw

Hours

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:45

Phone

+1 202 686 2890

Address

1908 L Street Northwest

Hours

Monday09:00 - 16:45
Tuesday09:00 - 16:45
Wednesday09:00 - 16:45
Thursday09:00 - 16:45
Friday09:00 - 16:45
Saturday09:00 - 16:45
Sunday09:00 - 16:45

Phone

+1 202 223 1418

Address

616 E Street Nw

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:45
Sunday09:00 - 16:45

Phone

+1 202 499 1200

Address

5911 Blair Rd Nw

Hours

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

Phone

+1 202 882 1470

Address

1072 Wisconsin Ave Nw

Hours

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:45
Sunday09:00 - 16:45

Phone

+1 202 469 7240

Good to know

Most popular location

1908 L Street Northwest

Most popular car type

Mini

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Washington, D.C.

  • An important factor when you book Budget car rentals in Washington, D.C. is choosing the right type of car for your trip needs. If you plan to stay within the city and don't need much space, a compact or economy car is a practical choice. It's easier to maneuver in traffic, and parking can be less challenging. This is a good option for solo travelers or couples. If you're environmentally conscious or plan to do a lot of city driving, consider renting a hybrid or electric car. D.C. has charging stations, and you can save on fuel costs.
  • Budget Car Rental provides a loyalty program known as Budget Fastbreak, offering fantastic advantages to those who book Budget car rentals in Washington, D.C. As a Fastbreak member, you have the opportunity to accumulate reward points for each eligible rental. These points can be later redeemed for complimentary rental days, allowing you to enjoy savings on future bookings. Plus, the program offers flexibility as there are no blackout dates, making trip planning easier. Fastbreak members also enjoy expedited service at dedicated counters, reducing wait times and providing priority service throughout the rental process.
  • It's essential to keep in mind the cancellation policy when you book Budget car rentals in Washington, D.C. Upon cancellation, Budget will issue a credit to your original payment card within approximately seven business days. Please be aware that if you choose to cancel a prepaid reservation before the rental, a processing fee will apply. Additionally, in the case of an early return of the vehicle before the initially scheduled return date, no payment refund will be provided.
  • If you plan to book Budget car rentals in Washington, D.C., during the winter months, check if Budget offers vehicles with winter tires. In case of heavy snowfall, consider renting a vehicle equipped with snow chains or traction aids. Ensure the vehicle is equipped with an ice scraper, de-icing fluid, or a snow brush. If you're not accustomed to driving in winter conditions, be cautious. Reduce your speed, maintain a safe following distance, and avoid sudden maneuvers.
  • Mini car hire from Budget in Washington, D.C. are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Washington, D.C.

  • Where can I go to pick up a Budget car rental in Washington, D.C.?

    When you are planning on taking a flight to the very convenient Washington, D.C. Reagan-National Airport (DCA) that is just to the south of the center of the city, this can be a very convenient place to pick up your rental car. For renters already in the city who do not want to make the trip back to the airport, better options include the locations at 1908 Elm St. NW. and 1072 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

  • What are some advantages of using Budget car rental in Washington, D.C.?

    Budget is known for its competitive pricing in the Washington, D.C. area, which can help you find affordable rental options, especially for longer trips. Budget offers a variety of rental terms, whether you need a car for a few hours, a day, a week, or longer, providing flexibility for your travel plans. Budget offers various add-ons and extras, including GPS navigation devices, child car seats, and different fuel service options, enhancing your rental experience.

  • Where should I go to park my rental in Washington, D.C.?

    Washington, D.C. has street parking available throughout the city. Be sure to pay attention to parking signs and meters, as regulations and pricing can vary by location. Some areas offer free parking on Sundays and holidays, but when you have to pay for parking, expect the cost to be about $2.30 for 1 hour. There are many parking garages and lots in and around Washington, D.C., often located near popular attractions and business districts. Prices can vary, with some charging hourly rates and others offering daily rates. Expect to pay more for parking in the city center, with costs running between $10 to $20 for 1 hour of parking.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Budget in Washington, D.C.?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Washington, D.C..

  • How many car hire locations does Budget have in Washington, D.C.?

    Budget has 6 hire locations in Washington, D.C.. 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: Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

    No (according to our data)

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Dulles Intl airport (IAD)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget have a car hire location at the airport: Baltimore/Washington airport (BWI)?

    No (according to our data)

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Baltimore/Washington airport (BWI)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget have a car hire location at the airport: Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

    No (according to our data)

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Reagan-National airport (DCA)?

    Yes