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Book Budget car rentals at San Jose Airport

Tue 4/23
Tue 4/30
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Budget car rental prices at San Jose Airport

Economy$42/day
Compact$41/day
Intermediate$42/day
Standard$49/day
Full-size$45/day
Minivan$71/day
Luxury$56/day
Pickup truck$61/day
Intermediate SUV$54/day
Standard SUV$58/day
Coupe$62/day
Open air all terrain$79/day
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Reviews

Pros

"The condition"(in 3750 reviews)
"Clean and odor-free ."(in 3683 reviews)
"Great and easy pick up."(in 1394 reviews)

Cons

"The was scary."(in 3893 reviews)
"not overbooking and letting us know our sooner."(in 3768 reviews)
"Didn't like the smell like smoke."(in 3893 reviews)
Overall Rating6.5 OkayBased on 72 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Comfort
7.3
Overall
6.4
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.4
Value for money
6.3

Recent reviews

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10.0
Very good customer serviceReviewed Feb 25 2024
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6.0
Long wait time delay to get vehicleReviewed Jan 25 2024
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2.0
picking up the vehicle at san jose airport took more than 20 minutes. There was only on attendant and there were no cars in the class I had booked. Ended up driving a pickup truck instead of a compact car. Gas cost was an issue. Upon arriving at the one way drop off location, I ended up in the parking lot of a shopping mall with no directions as to where to drop the car. Spent another 20 minutes on the phone being shuttled through the same two automated phone systems over and over again, Finally drove to vehicle to the local airport rental car return center. There I was advised there would be a $50 fee for dropping off at the wrong location. I asked the attendant for directions as to where to drop the car at the mall address that was given. Neither he or three other attendants were able to provide directions as to where and how to drop the vehicle at the designated location. After some discussion with the manager they agreed to drop the $50 fee and accept the vehicle at that location. When I received the final invoice there was nearly $45 in additional service fees that were not indicated on the initial rental contract.. Thoroughly disappointed with the entire rental service. Will NEVER rent from budget again. Please pass this along to Budget as well. Dissatisfied Customer....Reviewed Oct 12 2023
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10.0
The staff was extremely pleasant and accommodating my needs when I needed to change vehicles due to issues w a small size cabin with my initial reservation. They saved the day.Reviewed Sep 26 2023
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2.0
Stood in line for over an hour at checkin, then another half-hour waiting for a car….people were good, but archaic system and grossly understaffed.Reviewed Sep 26 2022
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8.0
Pros:Staff member just left the station saying he wioo up or be back and never came back. The other agent had to take over both linesReviewed Apr 26 2021
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8.0
Cons:Better price and less wait timeReviewed Apr 12 2021
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2.0
Pros:Guy in the booth was nice.Cons:Loaded car up and drove off only to find they put the wrong car in the wrong parking spot. THEN AVIS Budget group has done this repeatedly. You drive less than 75 miles and THEY AUTOMATICALLY ADD A FUEL CHARGE, even if the guy at returns notes that you filled the tank. Most people won't complain and you will spend hours trying to resolve this with their Call Center, the Social Media Group and then the Executive TEAM, JUST SAVE TIME AND AVOID BUDGET AVIS AT ALL COST (or be prepared to be ripped off and spend hours needlessly.)Reviewed Jan 22 2021
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5.2
Pros:Not much.Cons:On the website, I had reserved a standard-size SUV. When I went to pick up the vehicle, they gave me one that I was not familiar with but which I soon learned was compact SUV. I did not have time to go back and complain, but it made our entire trip a bit harrowing, and I feel like I was ripped off by Budget. This felt like a bait-and-switch scam. When I picked up the car, it was clean, but it had that horrible "new car smell" in it that is really disgusting, especially for someone who has allergies. I ended up having to light a match inside the vehicle in order to subdue that grotesque smell. When I went to drop off the vehicle, the entrance to the Budget drop off location was closed and it pointed me to Avis. This forced me to backup in the wrong direction on a one-way street. There was a tiny sign at the Avis drop-off location for Budget but it was not visible unless you stopped at the Avis drop-off location and looked for it. Overall, this was not a pleasant experience and I cannot recommend either Budget or Kayak.Reviewed Oct 16 2020
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4.4
Pros:Staff seemed tired and overworked.Cons:The car was scary. It pulled hard to the right and the steering wheel would wobble at speed and when stoppingReviewed Oct 6 2020
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2.0
Pros:NothingCons:not overbooking and letting us know our car wouldn't be available sooner. Helping us actually get a replacement option instead of leaving us strandedReviewed Sep 8 2020
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2.0
Cons:over 2 hours standing in line to rent a carReviewed Dec 29 2019
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Budget car rentals near San Jose Airport

Address

1659 Airport Boulevard, Ste 3

Hours

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 408 286 7850

Address

1350 N 1st 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 - 13:00

Phone

+1 669 223 1795

Address

2390 Lafayette St

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 408 445 2330

Address

2895 El Camino Real

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 - 13:00

Phone

+1 408 445 2330

Address

3680 Stevens Creek Blvd, Ste B

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 - 13:00

Phone

+1 669 244 4335

Top tips for renting a car from Budget at San Jose Airport

  • Upon your arrival at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), you will find that this airport offers a dedicated Rental Car Center that houses all of the rental car companies, including Budget. If you arrive at Terminal B, all you need to do is walk across Airport Boulevard, just outside the baggage claim area, to reach the rental car center. If you happen to arrive at Terminal A, walk outside and find the rental car shuttle buses that will take you to the center.
  • Budget Car Rental's loyalty program, Fastbreak, elevates the experience for frequent renters. It offers expedited check-ins and check-outs, ensuring efficiency and time savings. Through its multi-tiered structure, members accrue points with each rental, unlocking perks like complimentary rental days and upgrades. Designed with customer satisfaction in mind, Fastbreak adds significant value for those who frequently opt for Budget. The streamlined process makes it a rewarding choice, providing a seamless and efficient experience for customers who regularly rely on Budget for their car rental needs.
  • Budget Car Rentals at San Jose Airport (SJC) provides a diverse selection of specialty cars to meet various travel preferences. Whether customers are seeking the comfort of SUVs for trips for the family, the thrill of convertibles for sporty drives, or the fuel efficiency of hybrids, Budget's fleet caters to diverse needs. Additionally, they offer trucks for utility and vans for group travel. With well-maintained vehicles and versatile options, Budget ensures a customized and enjoyable rental experience for customers exploring the San Jose area.
  • Budget Car Rental's cancellation policy at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is an important customer consideration. After canceling a reservation, Budget typically refunds the original payment card within around seven days of your cancellation. However, canceling a prepaid reservation before the rental may incur a processing fee. Moreover, if the vehicle is returned earlier than the initially scheduled return date, there will be no refund for the unused rental period. Understanding the specific terms and potential fees is crucial when navigating Budget's cancellation policy in San Jose.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget at San Jose Airport for $69 or less
  • Book your rental car at San Jose Airport from Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars from Budget at San Jose Airport are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget at San Jose Airport

  • Is it possible to get a one-way rental when I choose Budget at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport?

    Budget Car Rentals at San Jose Airport allows for one-way rentals, providing customers the freedom to collect a vehicle at the airport and return it elsewhere. This flexibility benefits travelers with unique starting and ending destinations. However, it is crucial to carefully examine the terms, conditions, and any fees associated with one-way rentals when booking with Budget at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to ensure a well-informed and seamless rental experience.

  • What are some good choices for upgrades I can add to my Budget Car Rentals at San Jose Airport?

    At Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, Budget Car Rental provides a range of enhancements for customers to elevate their rental experience. Choices encompass GPS navigation systems, ensuring smooth and efficient travel. Families can opt for child safety seats designed for various ages, prioritizing comfort and safety. Additionally, renters have flexibility with fuel options, including the convenience of prepaying for fuel, eliminating the need to refill the tank before returning the vehicle.

  • Does Budget Car Rental at San Jose Airport offer any special amenities or features for renters with limited mobility or disabilities?

    Budget Car Rental provides services and features catering to renters with limited mobility or disabilities. Accessible vehicles with features like hand controls ensure adaptability, while trained staff assist with accessibility needs, creating a seamless rental experience. Budget's commitment to inclusivity ensures that customers with diverse mobility requirements can navigate their travel comfortably and confidently.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Budget at San Jose Airport?

    On average a rental car from Budget at San Jose Airport costs $59 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget at San Jose Airport?

    Standard (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget at San Jose Airport.

  • Where can I find Budget car rentals at San Jose Airport?

    1659 Airport Boulevard, Ste 3 is the closest Budget rental location to San Jose Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 408 286 7850.

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from San Jose Airport (SJC)?

    Yes