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Budget car rental prices at Los Angeles Airport

Premium SUV$96/day
Supplier choice$40/day
Intermediate SUV$55/day
Standard SUV$60/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.



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Overall Rating5.6 FairBased on 408 reviews
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Recent reviews

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The line went around the building. Probably a 2hr wait. Ended up getting an Uber and renting somewhere else far from the airport.Reviewed May 16 2024
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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 May 12 2024
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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 May 9 2024
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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 May 9 2024
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everything was very goodReviewed May 9 2024
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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 May 9 2024
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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 May 3 2024
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Overcharged me.Reviewed Apr 29 2024
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I had to replace the first vehicle because of roaches but budget took great care of meReviewed Apr 10 2024
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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 Apr 6 2024
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You are not transparent on pricing. Here is the advertised pricing: Estimated Total: $54.50 Daily Rate: $35.10 Number of days: 1 Subtotal: $35.1 Fees: $19.40 Total Days: 1 Estimated Total: $54.50 Due at pick-up Here is what I actually paid, even though I returned the car on time and with a full tank: $ 72.63 Base Rate: Taxable Products/Services*: Non-Taxable Products/Services: Rental Sales Tax: Net Charges: *Includes Fees and Surcharges $ 35.10 $ 7.14 $ 26.38 $ 4.01 $ 72.63Reviewed Mar 29 2024
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Even though I got better car than expected, due to change of the flight time, I went 5 hours later to pick up and they charged me for late pickup. Finally, they returned money after complaining.Reviewed Mar 26 2024
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Budget car rentals near Los Angeles Airport


9775 Airport Boulevard


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


+1 310 642 4500

Top tips for renting a car from Budget at Los Angeles Airport

  • Budget car rentals at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) offer much-needed convenience and flexibility when touring this city. With a rental car, visitors can leap into the adventure of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas extensively. Among the must-see attractions within the city include The Getty Center, Disneyland Resort, Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory, and Universal Studios Hollywood. Suppose you want to explore the hidden gems outside the city, you can drive to: Long Beach, a coastal port known for its waterfronts and golden sands; Anaheim, a town famous for its beautiful parks; Santa Ana, a beautiful city sitting close to the Santa Ana River, and Riverside, a town defined by palm trees and stunning architecture.
  • You won’t have trouble booking a Budget car rental at Los Angeles Airport. After arriving at LAX, locate the operator’s counter after the baggage claim area. After the exit, keep an eye on the purple sign marked: "Rental Car Shuttles" dangling from the ceiling on the island opposite the exit. A courtesy Budget shuttle runs every 5 - 10 minutes from this spot to the pick-up garage located at 9775 Airport Blvd.
  • As you pick up your car, remember to clarify with the management regarding the drop-off zone. To return your rental car, proceed to the predetermined Budget lot, remove your bags from the car, and then check in at the rental desk. You must surrender the keys and complete the check-in form before departing. Also, during pick up, verify with the management if it’s possible to drop off your car beyond closure hours.
  • Los Angeles Airport Budget car rental is known for its wide range of vehicle classes in its fleet. The vehicles are stylish, fuel-efficient, comfortable, and spacious, and thus able to meet various needs.  Its garage boasts about 20 car classes, 15 luxury car classes, 2 SUV classes, two truck classes, and six van classes. Suppose you want to hit the rugged terrain; consider booking an SUV. Families will find vans handy as they need more space to travel together.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget at Los Angeles Airport for $65 or less
  • Book your rental car at Los Angeles Airport from Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars from Budget at Los Angeles Airport are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget at Los Angeles Airport

  • Where can I find an Budget counter at Los Angeles Airport?

    The Los Angeles Airport car rental can be accessed without any hassle. In the arrivals terminal, go past the baggage claim carrousel through the exit. Look out for a Budget car rental sign across the road. Before clearance, you will have to present identification documents, and sign the contract you are issued with keys to your car. You will find friendly staff ready to get you to the road.

  • What documentation is required to rent a car at Budget Los Angeles Airport?

    Like most car rental facilities, Los Angeles Airport Budget car rental requires you to be 21 or older before renting cars. Still, it’s part of its policy to surcharge drivers aged between 21 and 24. Among the mandatory documents that you must present at the counter include a valid driver's license, and a major credit card or debit. In addition, you must show a ticketed return travel itinerary to support your cards. The service provider will scrutinize your driver’s license to confirm that the name it bears is the same as that one on your  home address.

  • What are some of the protections offered when you book a Budget car rental at Los Angeles Airport?

    Book Budget car rentals in Los Angeles airport to benefit from several other add-ons that come with the package. Be sure to get a Third Party Liability Protection, Roadside Assistance Protection, and Damage Waiver. Typically, the car rental rates vary depending on the type of car class that you choose. For any clarifications, contact the management in advance.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Budget at Los Angeles Airport?

    On average a rental car from Budget at Los Angeles Airport costs $46 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget at Los Angeles Airport?

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

  • Where can I find Budget car rentals at Los Angeles Airport?

    9775 Airport Boulevard is the closest Budget rental location to Los Angeles Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 310 642 4500.

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Los Angeles Airport (LAX)?