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Book Budget hire cars in Los Angeles

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Budget car hire prices in Los Angeles

Economy$48/day
Compact$49/day
Intermediate$48/day
Standard$60/day
Full-size$61/day
People mover$85/day
Premium$71/day
Passenger van$106/day
Luxury$74/day
Premium SUV$97/day
Intermediate SUV$54/day
Standard SUV$62/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Reviews for Budget in Los Angeles

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 rating5.5 FairBased on 499 reviews
Cleanliness
6.4
Comfort
6.5
Overall
5.5
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.5
Value for money
5.6

Recent reviews

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2.0
The line went around the building. Probably a 2hr wait. Ended up getting an Uber and renting somewhere else far from the airport.Reviewed 16 May 2024
review fromkayak
6.0
The way to pick up my rental, took about an hour and 45 minutes to get to the point where I was able to leave with the car When I returned the car to the address listed in San Jose, there were not clear instructions for returning the budget rental carReviewed 12 May 2024
review fromkayak
2.0
I was told i would not be charged a one way rental fee of $100; but the charge appeared on my bill. No one at budget answers the phone for customer serviceReviewed 9 May 2024
review fromkayak
2.0
I’m so upset with how much budget charged over what we were quoted. My quote from Kayak was $500 Canadian and the charged price was double that. It’s absolutely insane that this can even happen. We picked the car up on time and we dropped it off on time. With a full tank of gas. Horrendous business practicesReviewed 9 May 2024
review fromkayak
10.0
everything was very goodReviewed 9 May 2024
review fromkayak
2.0
The experience was terrible. I reserved online (easily). arrived early, got in line, and scanned the QR code as requested to expedite my checkin. After entering my DL and CC information, I received an alert on phone telling me my reservation was confirmed and the pickup counter was Fast Break. What wa “Fastbreak?” I inquired and was told it’s a location across the parking lot and J could just pick up my car. I left the line and lugged my luggage across a very cracked and potholed parking lot with no walkway to FastBreak where the receptionist was extremely rude and told me I did not have a reservation. I showed her the message I received. She said I needed a number which I did not have. She told me to essentially help myself. I eventually found out I was at the wrong counter and I had no Fastbreak Number. I had no idea what that was but she refused to help me or even tell me what Fastbreak was even when I asked for an explanation. I would not have left my place in line if I had not received the notice in my phone. I went back to the Budget counter (note I had family in tow, with lots of luggage) across the broken parking lot, back to the line I had left, now twice as long (4 times as long as I was midway through the previous line). After over an hour, I finally picked up my car. Overall the pick up facility was in terrible shape. Only the lady who check me out as I drove off the parking lot offered a greeting and smile. There is no customer service elsewhere at the LAX location - everyone there seemed to either hate the customers or their job or both. The random erroneous email telling me to pick up at Fastbreak was a terrible idea for whoever put that in place. Also the bathroom is in terrible shape. The door is extremely damaged and nicked all over. The lady at the Miramar location where I dropped off the car was very sweet despite being terribly busy as a one man show for the location. Overall the electirc car was new, drove well. The outside was dirty (it had just rained, but the interior was clean. The price was great. I noticed during pickup at the airport, 6 shuttles from Alamo/Enterpise passed by before one old dirty bus from Budget came. (Note I had the same price offer from multiple car rental companies when I was booking and purposely picked Budget!) The shuttle driver was nice and appreciative of the tip I gave him. I recall telling myself multiple times during the experience, in the future, as long as I have other options, I would never choose Budget again. It was a very (and unnecessarily) unpleasant experience, especially after a overseas flight. I would also recommend anyone else from picking Budget, at least the LAX location. Hope this helps your team improve your operations.Reviewed 9 May 2024
review fromkayak
2.0
Had to wait 20 min for a Bidget shuttle while 7 (yes seven) shuttles for Alamo, Enterprise and almost every other rental car passed by. When we got to the rental car building the line to rent wrapped clear around the building. Serious 75 yard long line. It was unbelievable, the longest I’ve ever seen for a rental co. And it moved at a snails pace. Hours. Absolutely ridiculous and unacceptableReviewed 3 May 2024
review fromkayak
2.0
Overcharged me.Reviewed 29 Apr 2024
review fromkayak
8.0
I had to replace the first vehicle because of roaches but budget took great care of meReviewed 10 Apr 2024
review fromkayak
6.0
Gave me the car with half a tank and said to return it that way but when I returned it they said it had to be a full tank. Luckily I had paperwork proving it but I don’t think I should have to go through that.Reviewed 9 Apr 2024
review fromkayak
8.0
It was good. Budget helped me about the drop off and it was easy to solve some issues. However, the cleanness of the car was really poor. We found stuff and belongs to earlier renters under the seats.Reviewed 6 Apr 2024
review fromkayak
10.0
ble to get a good price despite one way rental. Offered upgrade. No hardsell on insurance;Reviewed 6 Apr 2024
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Los Angeles?

Address

800 North Alameda 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 - 12:00

Phone

+1 213 617 2977

Address

1333 N Highland Ave

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

+1 323 460 2175

Address

9775 Airport Boulevard

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

+1 310 642 4500

Address

7521 Lankershim 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
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 818 980 1500

Address

3600 Wilshire 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 - 12:00

Phone

+1 213 381 2813

Address

888 South Figueroa 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
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 213 553 8867

Address

9545 Reseda Boulevard Unit 5

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Phone

+1 818 576 9590

Address

11656 Ventura 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 - 12:00

Phone

+1 818 761 1383

Address

647 Mateo Street

Hours

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 213 328 6380

Address

1234 Westwood 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
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 310 446 4192

Address

19228 Ventura Boulevard

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Phone

+1 818 345 1160

Address

11901 Santa Monica 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 - 12:00

Phone

+1 310 914 7702

Address

700 West 7th Street, Ste A 200

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

+1 626 642 9622

Good to know

Most popular location

9775 Airport Boulevard

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$104/day

Good deal

$88/day

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Los Angeles

  • When you choose to book Budget car hire in Los Angeles, there are over 13 car hire locations to choose from, so you will be spoilt for choice. There are car locations that have 24-hour opening hours and drop-offs but most inner city locations will close around 11 pm. If you use the Los Angeles Airport car rental, you can drop off your car at any time and have the convenience of ease of travel to and from the airport.
  • Budget cars are well known for the wide choice available in their fleet of cars. Making the best decision on your brand, category and style of car when you book Budget car hire in Los Angeles, will ultimately depend on what sort of trip you will be embarking on. Budget offer a large range of categories ranging from low budget end compact mini cars, right up to an exclusive range of luxury VIP brands and high-end SUV cars that can seat a large number of passengers.
  • Car insurance should be a top priority when hiring from Budget cars in Los Angeles, and they have the right option for you. Most car rental packages come with the basic Loss Damage Waiver to cover yourself and the Budget car hire company. Depending on what sort of category car you hire and what type of driving you will be doing, you can choose options for extra insurance to cover you for no excess in case of any accidents, and also extra windscreen and tyre insurance, which can be common damage that occurs after travelling. Check the best options and Budget will help advise what you need and don’t need.
  • Los Angeles is an incredible city to explore and if you choose Budget car hire, the fact that you can choose your pick-up location from over 13 car hire offices should help you when booking a hotel and planning your itinerary. The best thing about having such a huge Budget presence in Los Angeles means that if you want to return your car on the other side of town you simply have to clear this with your dealer of choice.
  • 25% of our users found car hire from Budget in Los Angeles for $88 or less.
  • Book your car hire from Budget in Los Angeles at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Compact car hire from Budget in Los Angeles are around 90% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Los Angeles

  • What are the best ways to get the most affordable deals when using Budget car hire in Los Angeles?

    If you book as early as possible you will be open to certain early bird specials and can save a lot of cash. The fact that you have over 13 Budget car dealers to choose from in Los Angeles, you can definitely find the best deal to suit your needs. Depending on your stay if you rent the car for longer than a day or two, there will be cheaper per day rates that will save you money in the long run. When choosing the best location for your pick-up, make sure you cross check the different deals at the different Budget location hires and they will match or better any deals you present to them in order to secure your business.

  • Can I return my car after hours with a Budget car hire in Los Angeles?

    There are 13 car rental offices in Los Angeles and most of the inner city offices have opening hours that range from around 7 am to 11pm at night. There is one car rental in the city that has a 24-hour opening policy and you can drop off your car at the Los Angeles Airport after hours, so if you choose Budget car hire you will definitely have more options open to you to suit your travel needs exactly.

  • Does Budget car hire offer free roadside assistance?

    As there are 13 car hire locations in Los Angeles, depending on which one you choose and what package, it might be a good idea to check about the roadside assistance inclusion. Some package deals come with this as a free extra but others might require you buy extra assistance cover. Check what the cover entails and choose the best to suit your needs.

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

    On average a car hire from Budget in Los Angeles costs $104 per day.

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

    Compact (Jeep Renegade or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Los Angeles.

  • How many car hire locations does Budget have in Los Angeles?

    Budget has 13 hire locations in Los Angeles. 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: Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Yes