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Book Budget hire cars in Los Angeles

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Budget car hire prices in Los Angeles

Economy€29/day
Compact€30/day
Intermediate€30/day
Standard€33/day
Full-size€34/day
People carrier€55/day
Full-size SUV€70/day
Premium€48/day
Passenger van€50/day
Luxury€44/day
Premium SUV€60/day
Intermediate SUV€31/day
Standard SUV€38/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 498 reviews
Cleanliness
6.4
Comfort
6.5
Overall
5.5
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.5
Value for money
5.6

Recent reviews

Traveller rating
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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

€40/day

Good deal

€31/day

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Los Angeles

  • When you choose to book Budget car hire in Los Angeles, you will have a wide variety of rental agency locations to choose from including inner city locations and the most convenient (if you are flying in) at Los Angeles Airport. It is always advisable to book your rental car in advance so you can choose the best pick-up locations and ensure you get the car you want as certain locations will be busy and you might not get the car you desire.
  • Making the right decision on your brand and category of car when you book Budget car hire in Los Angeles will depend on the type of trip you are planning on. Budget have a wide fleet range of cars for your needs starting from compact cars for short trips right up to family vans for long-distance travel. If you are flying in for a business trip, then choose from one of the luxury brands. Budget car hire has a rental for your budget and your needs.
  • If you are travelling to L.A. to explore the bustling beach walks and piers of Venice Beach, then if you book Budget car hire in Los Angeles at the 1027 Broadway, Santa Monica branch, you are only around a 12-min drive to the main beaches. This is the most convenient location if you have booked a hotel near the promenade and want to experience real Los Angeles beach life without putting too much mileage on your rental car.
  • When driving in Los Angeles, the traffic can get very congested, so in order to be fuel-wise follow these tips when you book Budget car hire in Los Angeles. Stick to the speed limit; alternatively, driving slower speeds reduces your fuel usage. Try to avoid peak hour traffic where you might need to be stopping and starting and breaking, as this also burns up fuel unnecessarily. When purchasing your car rental use the Full-To-Full fuel policy so you are responsible for filling up the car when you return it and wont be charged the extra amounts that Budget might add on as an extra service.
  • 25% of our users found car hire from Budget in Los Angeles for €31 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 17% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Los Angeles

  • Why should I choose Budget car hire in Los Angeles?

    There are over 13 different Budget car hire offices around Los Angeles and so you are spoilt for choice on where you choose to pick up your car. If you have booked a hotel then simply Google which car rental office will be most convenient for you to pick up from. This variety of Budget offices also makes it convenient if you explore and want to drop off your car at a Budget office across town.

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

    As there are many different locations to book Budget car hire in Los Angeles, depending on which location you choose, it is best to find out what the after-hours returns policies are. Most of the inner city Budget rental offices open from around 7 am and close at 5pm. The Budget rental on 700 W 7th St is open 24 hours if you want to drop off your car at anytime. At the airport you will find a dropbox for your keys so you can drop off at any time convenient to you.

  • Does Budget car hire offer free roadside assistance?

    You will need to purchase extra roadside assistance in case of any issues you might have, which differs at each car hire location you choose and what services you need. This reasonable rate will cover you for assistance like jump starts, locksmith assistance if you lock your keys inside the vehicle, flat tyre assistance, fuel delivery and full towing options. This might be worth the extra assurance in a foreign city.

  • 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 €40 per day.

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

    Compact (Nissan Rogue 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