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Budget car rental prices in Edinburgh

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Reviews for Budget in Edinburgh

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 Rating7.6 GoodBased on 10 reviews
Cleanliness
9.6
Comfort
9.0
Overall
7.6
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.6
Value for money
7.6

Recent reviews

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2.0
Kiosk style mobile pickup in an underground garage where there is no phone reception. The credit card reader wasn’t working and they wanted to drive me to another location to pay. It took 40 minutes, even though I was the only customer and they decided at the end to use their own network to call in my payments and details to the other station. On return at 515 pm there was no one there and no sign of any kind, such as explaining where the key drop was. The Budget phone lines close at 4pm (one) and 5 pm (the other). Very annoying.Reviewed Jul 5 2024
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10.0
Very goodReviewed Mar 4 2024
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10.0
The car was to come with a GPS but it wasn’t installed. They don’t provide portable GPS units. Fortunately we have a cell phone with us and the charge cord fits. They were very helpful in explaining the car’s features and the car manual was supplied.Reviewed Sep 16 2022
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4.8
Cons:I felt pressured to upgrade to a car model that I did not need for my trip. When I arrived I was told that the car I had reserved many weeks in advance would not be ready for quite some time, but I could upgrade for minimal cost. In the end the minimal cost turned out to be much more.Reviewed Jun 5 2019
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10.0
Pros:Staff was helpful, courteous and efficient. Both at pick-up and drop-off, the associates went the extra mile to ensure everything was what we wanted.Reviewed May 19 2019
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8.4
Easy check in, friendly staffPros:The check in was easy, no waiting. Was able to upgrade with GPS, which was the best decision.Cons:Signs to get to the check in and check out were not posted well. We spent too much time trying to find the correct place. The car had too electronics that took control of the car at times, causing unnecessary stress.Reviewed Oct 20 2018
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10.0
Pros:The attendant at the Edinburgh airport was friendly and helpfulCons:Getting use to driving on the left side of the roadReviewed Jul 19 2018
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5.2
Difficulties with reservationPros:Making a reservation was easy, prices quoted looked great.Cons:I couldn't change the name on my reservation, and had to cancel the original and make a new reservation in order to accomplish this. My confirmation email was never sent to me, and the actual price at the counter appeared to be more than my reservation price. I also tried to reserve a midsize SUV, but ended up getting a Volkswagen golf (which is supposedly a size larger than what I reserved.Reviewed Jun 10 2018
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6.8
Long wait times to retrieve carPros:Clean car and nice customer service once we were finally helped.Cons:They need better signage informing customers that Avis and budget are one and the same. Stood in line for Budget for an hour waiting on the one and only attendant to check us in to our vehicle. Also still not sure if they will charge me for gas since they gave the car to me almost empty and stated on the agreement it was full. Nobody goes to the car with you to confirm, I did take a picture but I still feel like it’s my word against there’s. I’ll update this if I was overcharged from the original estimate due to them charging for gas they didn’t give in the first place.Reviewed May 30 2018
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8.4
Great carPros:Quick check in and drop off. Fuel efficient.Cons:Remind people from the US that due to narrow streets the mirrors need to be pushed in when parking.Reviewed Jan 3 2018
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4.0
Gave damaged car & overchargedPros:Very little because they are very frustrating to deal with.Cons:Damaged car needed to be exchanged, cutting into vacation time. They then tacked on damage charges that wee already documented on pickup. Budget has since refused to send an itemized bill explaining their crazy charges. Very frustrating!Reviewed Sep 21 2017
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9.6
Pros:Great staff.Cons:Finding gas stations near the drop off point.Reviewed Sep 9 2017
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Edinburgh?

Address

Car Rental Centre

Hours

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00

Phone

+44 344 544 9064

Address

24 East London Street

Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

Phone

+44 344 544 6059

Address

45 Lochrin Place

Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

Phone

+44 131 229 6333

Address

Qpark Greenside Row

Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

Phone

+44 344 544 6905

Good to know

Most popular location

Car Rental Centre

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$52/day

Good deal

$38/day

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Edinburgh

  • If you’re planning to stay in Edinburgh, you can hire a small or medium-sized vehicle from Budget in Edinburgh, to discover the attractions of the city, such as The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat. If you’re travelling with a large family or a group of friends, hire a people mover that can accommodate up to seven passengers.
  • The minimum age limit to hire a Budget car in Edinburgh is 23 years old, and drivers under 25 years old may incur an extra fee. There are also maximum age limits for hiring a car. If you are over 75 years old, you will need to present a letter from your doctor confirming that you are fit to drive and may need to perform a driving assessment as part of your Budget hire agreement.
  • If you are unable to return your vehicle during office hours, an additional charge may be incurred for an after-hours return. Always notify Budget car hire in advance if you need to return your hire car later than the time scheduled. If you hire a car between November and April, a Winter Service Fee may be charged. Drivers must also pay for any traffic infringements, parking fines or tolls incurred, plus an administrative fee.
  • The fuel policy for Budget car hire in Edinburgh is full to full. The fuel tank of your vehicle will be full at the time of pickup, and you will need to ensure that the tank is full on return; otherwise, you will be charged for the cost of refuelling. Always check what type of fuel is appropriate for your vehicle, as the wrong one can cause damage to the vehicle. Always retain the receipt of your last refuelling and photographs of the mileage reading and fuel gauge when you return your car.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget in Edinburgh for $38 or less.
  • Book your rental car from Budget in Edinburgh at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Compact rental cars from Budget in Edinburgh are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Edinburgh

  • What documents do I need to present when getting Budget hire cars in Edinburgh?

    For UK residents, you must present your driver's licence issued in the UK with the DVLA code and a valid national ID with a photo. For non-UK residents, you must also bring a photo ID (such as a passport or ID card) that is valid for a period of at least 3 months beyond the end of the hire period, and show another form of proof of address, such as a utility bill or bank statement. Your driving licence from your country of origin must be in English or have an official translation. Alternatively, you can present an International Driving Permit alongside your original licence. You must also show a credit card in the driver’s name.

  • What extras are available when booking Budget hire cars in Edinburgh?

    For an extra cost, you can choose to pick up your Budget hire car from one location in Edinburgh and drop it off at another location. You can also nominate an additional driver for an extra fee, to share the driving. If you would like a GPS navigator in your vehicle, you can book one in advance. Travelling with children? Child seats are available for kids from nine months to four years old, or up to 25 kg. Always try to reserve child seats in advance.

  • What kind of insurance is available for Budget hire cars in Edinburgh?

    Included protection for your Budget car hire in Edinburgh includes third-party liability, in the case of an accident, physical injury or direct loss of property for a third party. Under the standard collision damage waiver and theft protection policies, in the event of an accident or theft, you will be required to bear all the costs up to the amount of the excess. If the car breaks down, contact Budget car hire in Edinburgh for assistance.

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

    On average a rental car from Budget in Edinburgh costs $52 per day.

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

    Compact (Nissan Juke or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Edinburgh.

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

    Budget has 4 rental locations in Edinburgh. 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: Turnhouse airport (EDI)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Turnhouse airport (EDI)?

    Yes