Book Budget hire cars in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom
13 Jul — 20 Jul
Same drop-off
Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom
Wed 13/7
Noon
Wed 20/7
Noon
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Budget car hire prices in Edinburgh

$103/dayEconomy
$119/dayCompact
$123/dayIntermediate
$103/dayMini
$201/dayPremium
$233/dayLuxury
$119/dayIntermediate SUV
$121/dayCompact SUV

Reviews for Budget in Edinburgh

Overall rating8.1 ExcellentBased on 34 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Comfort
8.5
Overall
7.9
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.4
Value for money
7.5

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4.8
Cons:I felt pressured to upgrade to a car model that I did not need for my trip. When I arrived I was told that the car I had reserved many weeks in advance would not be ready for quite some time, but I could upgrade for minimal cost. In the end the minimal cost turned out to be much more.Reviewed 5 Jun. 2019
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10.0
Pros:Staff was helpful, courteous and efficient. Both at pick-up and drop-off, the associates went the extra mile to ensure everything was what we wanted.Reviewed 19 May 2019
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8.4
Easy check in, friendly staffPros:The check in was easy, no waiting. Was able to upgrade with GPS, which was the best decision.Cons:Signs to get to the check in and check out were not posted well. We spent too much time trying to find the correct place. The car had too electronics that took control of the car at times, causing unnecessary stress.Reviewed 20 Oct. 2018
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10.0
Pros:The attendant at the Edinburgh airport was friendly and helpfulCons:Getting use to driving on the left side of the roadReviewed 19 Jul. 2018
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5.2
Difficulties with reservationPros:Making a reservation was easy, prices quoted looked great.Cons:I couldn't change the name on my reservation, and had to cancel the original and make a new reservation in order to accomplish this. My confirmation email was never sent to me, and the actual price at the counter appeared to be more than my reservation price. I also tried to reserve a midsize SUV, but ended up getting a Volkswagen golf (which is supposedly a size larger than what I reserved.Reviewed 10 Jun. 2018
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6.8
Long wait times to retrieve carPros:Clean car and nice customer service once we were finally helped.Cons:They need better signage informing customers that Avis and budget are one and the same. Stood in line for Budget for an hour waiting on the one and only attendant to check us in to our vehicle. Also still not sure if they will charge me for gas since they gave the car to me almost empty and stated on the agreement it was full. Nobody goes to the car with you to confirm, I did take a picture but I still feel like it’s my word against there’s. I’ll update this if I was overcharged from the original estimate due to them charging for gas they didn’t give in the first place.Reviewed 30 May 2018
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8.4
Great carPros:Quick check in and drop off. Fuel efficient.Cons:Remind people from the US that due to narrow streets the mirrors need to be pushed in when parking.Reviewed 3 Jan. 2018
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4.0
Gave damaged car & overchargedPros:Very little because they are very frustrating to deal with.Cons:Damaged car needed to be exchanged, cutting into vacation time. They then tacked on damage charges that wee already documented on pickup. Budget has since refused to send an itemized bill explaining their crazy charges. Very frustrating!Reviewed 21 Sep. 2017
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9.6
Pros:Great staff.Cons:Finding gas stations near the drop off point.Reviewed 9 Sep. 2017
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10.0
ExcellentPros:Price, service, carCons:Had to wait when I arrived about 15 minsReviewed 12 Jul. 2017
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4.4
Cons:Worse than average rental car gouging. Reservation was for car from 9:30am to 9:30am -- exactly 9 days. Total base price was approx $216. However, adding a second driver, whose only effect on Budget was to reduce chance of accident from driver fatigue, raised total price to about $368. We arrived at pick-up a few minutes early, and were logged in at 9:12am. However, we were given a defective car and the process of discovering this and getting a replacement car meant that we really didn't have our car until after 9:45. Our return receipt shows that the car was returned at 9:49 (19 minutes late), although at least ten minutes of this time was waiting for agent after we arrived. Bottom line -- we actually had use of our rental car for a few minutes less than 9 days, but we were charged for TEN full days days -- that is, approximately $40 more than in our original agreement -- because they calculated that we had it for 9 days and 0.6 hours. Previous experience with Avis, last year. Declined all extra insurance coverage with clear oral agreement at rental counter, but didn't read contract carefully and missed that I was being charged for it anyway. This almost doubled price of the rental, and Avis was adamant in refusal to correct the mistake -- or deliberate deceitful and exploitative behavior? -- of their counter agent . Budget/Avis - a good company to avoid!Reviewed 14 Jun. 2017
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7.6
Mediocre Premium Class and Lots of Up-Selling at PickupPros:The car was fine mechanically. Very clean when we picked it up. Drop off was quick and easy.Cons:This was the least luxurious Premium class we've ever rented. No heated seats and the car had navigation but they had taken out the memory card so it didn't work. They didn't have our quoted rate at check-in and had to put in a discount to match the rate. Check-in took 40 minutes so they could try to up-sell us to Luxury class and CDW, etc.Reviewed 19 Apr. 2017
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Edinburgh?

Car Rental Centre, Budget car hires

Address

Car Rental Centre

Hours

Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00

Phone

+44 344 544 9064

Address

24 East London Street

Hours

Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

Phone

+44 344 544 9064

Good to know

Most popular location

Car Rental Centre

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$180/day

Good deal

$124/day

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Edinburgh

  • 25% of our users found a car hire from Budget in Edinburgh for $124 or less
  • Book your car hire from Edinburgh in Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires from Budget in Edinburgh are around 6% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Edinburgh