Book Budget hire cars in San Diego

San Diego, CA, United States
4 Dec — 11 Dec
Same drop-off
San Diego, CA, United States
Sat 4/12
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Sat 11/12
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Budget car hire prices in San Diego

$81/dayEconomy
$84/dayCompact
$94/dayIntermediate
$95/dayStandard
$99/dayFull-size
$116/dayPeople mover
$153/dayFull-size SUV
$144/dayPremium
$137/dayLuxury
$140/dayConvertible
$107/dayIntermediate SUV

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 Diego

Overall rating7.5 GoodBased on 264 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Comfort
7.8
Overall
7.5
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.5
Value for money
7.3

Recent reviews

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2.0
Cons:Upon completion of my reservation with kayak, it gave me a complete price w/ taxes and fees included. Upon arrival to puck up rental they charged me an additional $7 sighting only the base price is guaranteed and that additional fees could be charged that kayak was unaware of and i would need to take it up with kayak.com. If this is true, i could not find any disclaimer on kayak website to the fact. If its says s total with taxes and fees then that should be the price with no suprise charges upon arrival.Reviewed 20 Dec. 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
Poor customer serviceCons:Was 5 min late for the drop off and the location closed I had to drive 15 miles out of my way to drop off at the airport and was charged for another day, I was never told that the location closed at 1:00 or that if I was late I had the option of dropping off at another location. I understand I was late and paying the fee was not what upsets me when I call about where to drop off the car (twice) the operators could not have cared less, rude and unhelpful. I will take my business elsewhere even if that means paying a little extra.Reviewed 25 Jun. 2017
review fromkayak
8.4
Pros:The car was very comfortable to ride and had lot of good passenger security features. You San Diego Clerk was very prompt in service. Car was easy to locate with the location number.Cons:I did not get the size of the car I booked , instead I got much larger car that was kind of too big and bulky for my needs (single rider) and expensive on Gas. While checking in, I forgot to return the key and the checking clerk still gave a clean check out slip so I had to come back from the airport aging to return the keys. While at the airport when I was calling you LAX airport office the operator put me on hold for considerable time and then cam back and said that she does not have a number for that office.Reviewed 11 Jul. 2016
review fromkayak
6.4
Pros:The rate. The first office counter experience. The car.Cons:The car had an almost empty fuel tank. We reported this at the check-out counter and the representative seemed to enter this information into their system. I verbally confirmed that we need to bring the car with an almost empty fuel tank. Upon return, the tank had around 2 more gallons than at checkout. The receiving representatives were unfriendly and moreover they charged a $50+ fuel service fee without notifying me. Thankfully, I checked the receipt. I was told to go to the booth in the garage. The representative in the booth started with suggesting that I'm mistaken and the tank was most probably full. Thankfully again, I had taken the picture of the dashboard at the pick-up and showed it to them. I was planning to let go of the extra gasoline we had in the tank, but the bad attitude and unfriendly manner of the representatives so far made me upset and I demanded a reimbursement. Thankfully they were reasonable enough for refund and reimbursement. In short, a better check-out-in system and friendly and customer-oriented representatives can help a lot here.Reviewed 19 Feb. 2020
review fromkayak
4.4
Cons:We arrived at the airport return station to return the car, where we were told that we were at the wrong drop off place. We were told that we could leave the car there for $200 extra dollars. Agent was extremely abrupt and rude. We had to drive the car another 20 plus miles(To the Mexican border). I complained to the agent there and her response was "well, you had this address," to which my reply was "I am from Kansas how do I know where this is?" It ended up costing us another $40 to get a Uber to return us to the airport. Additionally, we left the car in a parking lot unchecked, as we were told to just return the key to the agent inside the airport. Thankfully we were early, or we might have missed our flight. Agent in LA should have caught this and changed our return location. I will never rent from Budget again...I don't care how cheap they are.Reviewed 4 Jan. 2019
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:We were late for our pick-up time but the agent was cheerful and very helpful. This was during a high-use-period of car rentals and we'd thought we might lose our car to someone else because we were unable to get through by phone to the rental office. What a relief to find a calm and competent agent behind the desk! We were shortly on our way with no penalties. Thumbs up for the Budget rental office located at CBX!!Cons:We used Priceline to rent our car and thought it was scheduled for pickup from the San Diego Airport. Upon arriving we discovered it was actually from a different airport, CBX. Because we were not familiar with addresses of either airport, we did not understand we had made a mistake until we arrived. The agent behind the desk told us this mistake happens all the time when people book through Priceline. We acknowledge that the mistake was ours but if this is common, why hasn't someone from Budget remedied the issue? When the agent was not able to provide a car for us that even remotely match our booked price, he told us to Uber to the other airport. When we asked him to alert the CBX office on our behalf to explain that we were on our way but would be late for our pick-up time, he refused. We were disappointed that the agent showed so little compassion for our predicament. Surely he can contact other offices within his company either online or by phone? Instead we had a 30-minute drive with two people phoning the CBX office but unable to get through. Thumbs down for the Budget rental office located at SAN.Reviewed 19 Jun. 2021
review fromkayak
8.4
Deposit at this location is almost double what is quoted on websitePros:Got a discounted upgradeCons:Deposit at this location is almost double what is quoted on website. Website said most places have $200 credit card holds. I read a review that Vegas was $300. Why would San Diego charge $350?Reviewed 27 Feb. 2018
review fromkayak
7.6
Pros:It was an easy process to get the car checked in, and the car was decent on gasCons:It took a really long time for pickup because there was only one agent working.Reviewed 26 Apr. 2017
review fromkayak
10.0
Great fast servicePros:Easy in, easy out. No complaints!Reviewed 18 Oct. 2018
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:Very smooth and quick check-out processReviewed 15 Oct. 2017
review fromkayak
6.8
Pros:Staff was friendlyCons:Costs were higher than the site led me to believeReviewed 16 Sep. 2019
review fromkayak
8.4
Pros:Ease of checking out the car.Cons:Wet vehicle from recent wash.Reviewed 9 Nov. 2017
review fromkayak

Where can I find Budget hire cars in San Diego?

3355 Admiral Boland Way, Budget car hires

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

+1 619 688 5000

Address

Cross Border Xpress - 2745 Otay Pacific Dr

Hours

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

Phone

+1 619 644 1362

Address

640 Broadway

Hours

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
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 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

Phone

+1 619 574 6975

Address

1670 Kettner Boulevard Suite 1

Hours

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

Phone

+1 619 231 7162

Address

7815 Balboa Avenue

Hours

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 858 974 8632

Address

4550 La Jolla Village Drive

Hours

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 858 320 9017

Address

500 Hotel Circle North

Hours

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

Phone

+1 619 220 0294

Address

3890 Valley Centre Dr Ste 103

Hours

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 858 755 7457

Address

1110 Torrey Pines Road Suite H

Hours

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
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 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

Phone

+1 858 271 0035

Good to know

Most popular location

3355 Admiral Boland Way

Most popular car type

Compact

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in San Diego

  • Book your car hire from San Diego in Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hires from Budget in San Diego are around 20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in San Diego