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Overall Rating6.6 OkayBased on 149 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Awful, waited in line in the parking garage for 1.5 hours before I was able to get my car. Will never use budget again.Reviewed Jun 11 2024
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The car still had some crumbs and dirt in it after being cleaned but overall it was great!Reviewed Jun 8 2024
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They did not have the vehicle I reserved so there was nothing for me to rent.Reviewed May 13 2024
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Car smelled like cigarettes. Was given to me missing a quarter tank of gas. The AC did not workReviewed Apr 29 2024
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The staff member who helped me obtain my vehicle was terrific. The only complaint I have is that I specifically reserved a mini van for a noon pick up. When I got there, none were available. Then why bother? So I agreed to a large SUV. When I went to the deck to get in the vehicle, another customer was about to drive off in it. He too had been assigned the same vehicle. I went all the way back to the counter and by the time I got there, a minivan had been cleaned and was available. If it weren't for the exceptional customer service I received from the desk staff, I would have had a much worse attitude.Reviewed Mar 29 2024
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The first vehicle they gave us, when we went to get it, the key was missing, so we had go through the whole process again. The second vehicle we got from the time of pickup reminded us constantly that it was in need of an oil change. This was a bit alarming as we didn't know how long we could travel until it might become an emergency issue.Reviewed Mar 19 2024
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When I arrived I was told the mini van I reserved was not available and had to take a suv with minimal trunk space. I walked to the car alone with no one there to do a walk around with me to take note of any issues with the vehicle. The car was NOT clean, there was dirt in the trunk space, a stain on the middle seat, and the outside of the vehicle was dirty. I had no choice but to take the car in that state as I was on a time schedule. During my time with the car it CUT OFF due to a computer malfunction and took over an hour to come back on causing me and my family to miss a dinner reservation. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!Reviewed Feb 29 2024
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It was convenient. Had some minor issues on pick up which seemed to be related to not booking directly with Budget.Reviewed Feb 28 2024
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After we finished with contract, we waited almost an hour for our car Next they never ever answer the phone as we left something in the car we needed for workReviewed Feb 25 2024
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Easy pickup, easy dropoff, friendly staff. Would recommendReviewed Feb 25 2024
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No cars were available for pick up when I arrived at the airport - had to wait in line for an available vehicle. When I reached my destination - I parked, checked into my hotel, and went out back out. The car would not start. The battery had died. I called the roadside assistance number on the key fob. They came right away and jumped the car . He also recommended I immediately take the car to an airport close to where I was (not the same airport where I picked up the vehicle) and return it - which I did. Thankfully, I had the time to do this - although a major inconvenience.Reviewed Feb 19 2024
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I didn’t get the car at all it was all sold out when I asked at the front they said they can’t give me any cars and to ask for a refundReviewed Jan 21 2024
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Budget car rentals near Charlotte Douglas Airport


5489 Josh Birmingham Parkway


Monday00:00 - 02:0005:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 02:0005:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Friday00:00 - 02:0005:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Sunday00:00 - 02:0005:00 - 23:59


+1 704 359 5701


4200 South Boulevard


Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday11:00 - 14:00


+1 704 529 4826

Top tips for renting a car from Budget at Charlotte Douglas Airport

  • Booking a Douglas Charlotte Airport Budget car rental is better than taking a public bus since it guarantees a more comfortable trip and helps one to avoid having to change buses to get to their destination. Additionally, it provides more freedom as travelers go to and from numerous stunning locations, like Carolina Harbor, Freedom Park, and the Reed Gold Mine. Renting a car at Douglas Charlotte Airport is also a speedier option to reach your destination because you can set your own schedule and pace, and the Budget rental process is very quick, as opposed to buses, which have many set stops. It is also more practical than using public buses for people who are carrying a lot of luggagesince they avoid paying extra baggage fees.
  • For those looking to book Budget car rentals at Douglas Charlotte Airport, the Budget rental agency has two locations in the airport. Members of the Fastbreak program should head to the Budget Fastbreak building, which is on the third floor of the rental car garage, while non-members can head to the rental car area on level 2. When picking up the Budget rental car, you will be asked to present a valid ID with a photo and name matching those of the primary driver, a legal driving license with name matching the ID, and an active credit card with enough balance to pay for the reservation fee.
  • When returning a Douglas Charlotte Airport Budget car rental, you will be directed by directional signs along the airport pathways to the hourly deck. Drive past the entrance to the hourly deck on the left and proceed to the immediate entrance to your left in the direction of rental car returns. You will then see the Budget rental car return signs. Once you've finished returning your car, head back to the lobby on level 2 using the escalators on the south of the deck and to the exit.
  • It's recommended that you make prior arrangements if you anticipate arriving at Douglas Charlotte Airport around any holiday period, as most people tend to book Budget car rentals at Douglas Charlotte Airport during peak holiday seasons, like Thanksgiving and Easter .
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget at Charlotte Douglas Airport for $64 or less
  • Book your rental car at Charlotte Douglas Airport from Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars from Budget at Charlotte Douglas Airport are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget at Charlotte Douglas Airport

  • Where are the Budget car rental companies situated at Douglas Charlotte Airport?

    f you want to book Budget car rentals at Douglas Charlotte Airport, walk out of the terminal near the baggage claim area on the lower level, then walk straight across the shuttle bus lanes on the covered walkway into the lobby on level 2. Once within the lobby hall, go to the Budget rental agency desk, where a representative will help you with the reservation process.

  • Which rental car companies are easiest at Douglas Charlotte Airport?

    The easiest car rental facility to find at Douglas Charlotte Airport is Budget, as there are signs conveniently placed to guide travelers in locating the agency desks. It is also easiest to book Budget car rentals at Douglas Charlotte Airport because Budget offers skilled personnel at the airport who guide and help to hasten the rental process for travelers.

  • What kind of amenities are offered at Douglas Charlotte Airport Budget rental car center?

    Budget rental cars at Douglas Charlotte Airport Budget are usually parked in the rental car facility, which is covered, protecting them from the scorching sun, bad snow days, and other harsh conditions that could damage the cars' exteriors. Budget also offers cars with hand controls for travelers who have reduced mobility and need to rent vehicles throughk Budget car rentals at Douglas Charlotte Airport. Additionally, the agency's skilled personnel are always available to help clients with any difficulties they may face.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Budget at Charlotte Douglas Airport?

    On average a rental car from Budget at Charlotte Douglas Airport costs $61 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget at Charlotte Douglas Airport?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget at Charlotte Douglas Airport.

  • Where can I find Budget car rentals at Charlotte Douglas Airport?

    5489 Josh Birmingham Parkway is the closest Budget rental location to Charlotte Douglas Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 704 359 5701.

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT)?