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Budget car rental prices in Calgary

Economy$46/day
Compact$46/day
Intermediate$47/day
Standard$89/day
Full-size$50/day
Minivan$120/day
Premium$70/day
Passenger van$155/day
Luxury$39/day
Intermediate SUV$58/day
Standard SUV$61/day
Supplier choice$69/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Reviews for Budget in Calgary

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 Rating7.0 GoodBased on 188 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Comfort
7.8
Overall
7.0
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.0
Value for money
6.9

Recent reviews

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2.0
The car was excellent and in excellent condition, but there were a lot of hidden fees that the company kept silent about. When choosing a car, the price on the website was $68 for two days, with hidden fees they charged $412 for two days. This is not pleasant, the company must inform customers about hidden fees. I will never go to Budget again because I feel cheated.Reviewed May 30 2024
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2.0
We didn’t have an experience as there was no car available when we arrived at 1:30amReviewed May 27 2024
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2.0
My arriving flight was delayed by a few minutes. Then, for no obvious reason, we waited 30 minutes to get our checked luggage. I was 15 minutes past the ‘pickup time’ that I had entered on kayak, and the desk was closed. After a frustrating call to the Budget Call Center, I was told the airport location closed at the exact time I had booked the pickup for, and there was nothing they could do for me. A warning when I booked it and/or a call or text before they closed up for the night would’ve saved me a lot of middle-of-the-night frustration at the airport.Reviewed Apr 29 2024
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2.0
When I arrived at 2am there was no one to serve me, even though someone was supposed to process me. I ended up getting an Uber.Reviewed Apr 26 2024
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2.0
Lots of extra chargesReviewed Mar 17 2024
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10.0
From pickup to drop off we had a fantastic experience!Reviewed Mar 6 2024
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10.0
Great service.Reviewed Mar 1 2024
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2.0
They tried to charge me 1200$ over the price i had booked online by telling me this was only a security deposit when i picked the car up in calgary.Reviewed Feb 26 2024
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4.0
Car was parked poorly, blocked in tightly by 2 other cars. The windshield wipers were destroyed and unusable. thankfully we had no weather during the rentalReviewed Feb 20 2024
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2.0
They overcharged me and it takes 15 working days for them to "analyze my case"Reviewed Jan 18 2024
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2.0
The guy that helped me: Bastian, he told me that the car was not available because I was 3 hours late (we had a flight delay and strong headwinds) He wanted to switch me to a SUV for more than 40 dollars extra per day. I didn’t want that and after 1,5 hours discussing finally some other budget company brought in a pickup Truck. Wich i had rented. Note: because we were 3 hours late the available pickup trucks were at the garage for an oil-change… we couldn’t believe that. When we brought the car back we tanked it ourselves. The closest gasstation was about 7 minutes away. I drove 350 km. And filled the truck for about 60 dollars. After we returned the car, the fuel-gage was just below full. The same guy: Bastian, wanted to charge us 39 dollars for that. We had a whole discussion about that. Furthermore, the left backtire looked like it had been relaired somewhere earlier but it didn’t look good because it had iron threads sticking out of the tire. We only drove from the airport to our destination and to grocery stores and back… We didn’t trust the vehicle at all. Never again will we rent at Budget again. Horrible experience!Reviewed Jan 5 2024
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2.0
Budget company rented me a car with some kind of problem with the on-board computer and this caused me a lot of discomfort during the trip. I even returned the car ahead of schedule. I've been contacting them via email to check the difference in the price charged and they haven't responded.Reviewed Dec 8 2023
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Calgary?

Address

15180 Bannister Road Southeast

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

Phone

+1 403 226 1550

Address

2000 Airport Road Northeast

Hours

Monday00:00 - 02:0007:00 - 17:00
Tuesday00:00 - 02:0007:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:0000:00 - 02:00
Thursday00:00 - 02:0007:00 - 17:00
Friday00:00 - 02:0007:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:0000:00 - 02:00
Sunday00:00 - 02:0007:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 403 221 1715

Address

140 6th Avenue Southeast

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
Sunday10:00 - 19:00

Phone

+1 403 226 1550

Address

5210 Macleod Trail Southwest

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 403 299 6811

Address

3328 26th Street Northeast

Hours

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 403 299 6800

Address

1544 16th Avenue Northwest

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
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 403 226 1550

Address

724 6th Avenue Southwest

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 403 299 6830

Address

Bay 6,125 11450 29th Street Se

Hours

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 403 226 1550

Address

9707 Barlow Trail Ne

Hours

Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30

Phone

+1 403 226 1550

Address

7687 110 Avenue Northwest

Hours

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 403 226 1550

Good to know

Most popular location

2000 Airport Road Northeast

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$82/day

Good deal

$44/day

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Calgary

  • One of the best reasons to book Budget car rentals in Calgary is that there are a large number of vehicle types available for rent. For example, families making a vacation trip to Calgary might choose one of the amazing SUV options from Budget.  Business travellers looking to save a little money might choose a compact or economy model, while couples on a romantic getaway might consider one of the luxury models available from Budget.
  • Drivers who book Budget car rentals in Calgary will find driving quite easy because of the number of highways that run through the center of the city. Highway 2 is a major north-south highway, and Highway 1 is a major east-to-west highway that both intersect right in the center of Calgary. Highway 201 makes a circle around the outskirts of Calgary, and drivers will soon find that getting to practically any destination in the city is easy with minimal use of surface streets.
  • When you book Budget car rentals in Calgary during the winter you can sometimes find difficult driving conditions due to snow and ice. Travellers should know ahead of time that Budget car rental does not rent snow chains for their vehicles. That said, Budget does offer some great vehicles offering four-wheel-drive to make driving during these difficult conditions easier plus, you can even rent wintertime options like ski racks at some locations.
  • Travellers that would like to go on a road trip through Alberta after arriving in Calgary do not need to worry about making their way back to Calgary with their rental car because Budget offers one-way rentals. That means travellers can fly to the Calgary International Airport (YYC) and pick up their rental car and then return the car to cities such as Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer, or Fort McMurray.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget in Calgary for $44 or less.
  • Book your rental car from Budget in Calgary at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Mini rental cars from Budget in Calgary are around 73% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Calgary

  • What are the best pick-up locations for Budget car rentals in Calgary?

    While picking up your Budget car rental at the Calgary International Airport is quite convenient if you're flying into the city, travellers already in Calgary that would like to rent a car do not need to make their way back to the airport to get a car. There is a location in the center of Calgary on 6th Ave. Southwest, as well as one on 26th Street Northeast that both offer convenience for travellers looking to rent a car in Calgary.

  • What are the different car rental benefits or amenities offered by Budget in Calgary?

    One of the best benefits of utilizing Budget is its Budget Car Rental Fastbreak Program. This is a loyalty rewards program that is free to join that allows travellers to simply show their valid driver's license and pick up the keys to the rental, and head to their car, and returns are just as easy. Budget has also assembled a medical advisory council that strives to ensure that every rental car offers the highest standards of cleanliness, hygiene, and safety.

  • Where are the best places to park Budget car rentals in Calgary?

    For drivers who plan on staying in the suburban areas of Calgary or more outlying areas, finding free street parking is generally going to be quite easy. When travellers begin to make their way into the center of Calgary, they will encounter far more paid parking options. That said, drivers can always find free street parking after 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and all day during the day on Sunday. The city also has a number of multi-story parkades that offer a convenient place to find parking in a central location. You can also pay for parking with a credit card. 

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Budget in Calgary?

    On average a rental car from Budget in Calgary costs $82 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget in Calgary?

    Mini (Chrysler Town & Country or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Calgary.

  • How many car rental locations does Budget have in Calgary?

    Budget has 10 rental locations in Calgary. Take a look at our Budget rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Budget have a car rental location at the airport: Calgary airport (YYC)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Calgary airport (YYC)?

    Yes