Pros: Si la señorita del counter extremadamente atenta, el señor un venezolano que me entrego el carro muy descortés le pedi un favor y me dijo que ya se tenia que ir y no podia. La persona que me recibió el carro muy servicial, hasta subio a partidas a recibirme el carro.Cons: Mejor comunicación en tre quienes ofrecen sus carros, booking Kayak y ustedes
10.0 ExcellentOct 23 2019
Pros: The customer service
2.0 MediocreMar 26 2019
Cons: Got to the airport and was told there were no cars available. Of course the fly by night local car company booth next to budget was happy to help. I think it’s a racket. Advertise and reserve a car through budget but then when it’s not available yhen send you to their buddies next store to pay more
2.8 MediocreMar 3 2019
Cons: The service was awful as the car given to us was not what we had paid for and never should have been on the road a it broke down the day after we picked it up, and Budget did not want to rectify the situation.
2.0 MediocreJan 9 2019
Cons: They have no car available for me and offer no solution whatsoever.
2.0 MediocreJan 1 2019
budget cancelled my reservationPros: the young lady at the counter tried so hard to help us even though she obviously didn't have the resources to help us.Cons: Budget in Bogota didn't seem like a legitimate business. they canceled our reservation because we didn't arrive within the hour. mind you, we spent 30 minutes trying to find the place within the airport, there wasn't any airport signage. the young lady at the counter was very sweet but her "supervisor" arrived to fix the "situation" and reminded us that we weren't in the US. when i told him this wasn't acceptable he told me to calm down or he wouldn't fix anything. he acted like he was doing me a favor. anyway 2 hours later we got a car that they brought in from the shop. we rented for 4 days, the car had torn seats in the back and lots of dings and dents. on our way to drop off the car just stopped working and the budget people had to pick us up at a gas station. we never got an apology. in addition the "supervisor" told us that he didn't honor Kayak reservations. i will never rent from this Budget ever again.
2.0 MediocreDec 8 2018
Pros: nothingCons: car with bad smell, dirty, I am absolutely disappointed, the air conditioner has a really bad odor.
2.0 MediocreAug 24 2018
No automatic car availablePros: Nothing cause the car I reserved wasn't there.Cons: I said the car I reserved wasn't there.
2.0 MediocreAug 21 2018
Reservation was cancelled upon arrivalPros: Nothing. I never got the car. What good is a reservation if there aren't any cars?Cons: Everything. When I arrived at the desk, the staff barely brought his eyes from his cell phone to tell me that my reservation had been cancelled and they have no cars. I am extremely disappointed in Budget and the reservation process. Seriously, WHAT GOOD is having a reservation if it's not going to be honored?
4.0 OkayAug 10 2018
Never again!!!Pros: NothingCons: 1: almost two hours to get the vehicle 2: smallest car on stock with manual everything! I had to roll down the windows myself and the steering wheel was extremely hard. Felt like a work out! 3: gave me a vehicle with a restricted licence plate on that day, which gave me less than hour to get home. I did not make it. 4: upon return they called me over five times to see where I was and then suggested that I return the car elsewhere. 5. I will not be renting with budget bogota ever again.
Pros: Yes, it wasCons: Yes, maybe bigger car for same price
10.0 ExcellentMar 31 2019
Cons: the wait time at the airport. They have to reinput all the info and takes about 30 mintues to do so.
6.0 GoodFeb 25 2018
Decent customer service. Underpowered vehiclePros: Nice customer serviceCons: Car not as advertised. Underpowered vehicle. Poor performance vehicle.
2.0 MediocreJan 7 2018
Pros: NothingCons: They did not reserve my car and there had no cars at all to rent
2.0 MediocreNov 25 2017
Bad servicePros: NothingCons: 1. They force me to buy their insurance , if not they will charge 2000 dollars to my credit card , although I have bougth insurance thru allianze already . 2. They make me sign a blank boucher , but i already get their insurance , its not good . 3. The car could not be used due to trafic restrictions in Bogota , it was a waste of money . 4. When i went to return the car they were expecting to returned washed , its s rental car and i have never have to do it . 5. They tried to keep the blank boucher with the excuse that they need it for administrative reason , i took it because it not theirs . Very bad experience , never going to rent a car in Bogota .
8.0 ExcellentFeb 13 2017
Pros: Fast and good serviceCons: Actually the car had some age on it
2.0 MediocreJan 15 2017
Pros: NothingsCons: They gave away our car as we were an hour late to pick it up from the airport after unavoidable delay. Absolutely unacceptable... makes both Avis and Kayak look bad. We had to figure alternatives out ourselves and ended up booking with Hertz.
6.8 GoodJan 2 2017
Pros: Kindness and service from the staff was great!Cons: Tank was not 100% filled with gas, although I returned it full. Car needed maintenance.
2.0 MediocreDec 19 2016
Customer service was bad.Cons: The staff at the north office of Bogota did not attend to help me on my request to change the vehicle the last day of rental, so I could run my business errands due to a city's prohibition of car used at peak hours (from 3PM to 7:30 PM), so some days unpaired or pair tag id numbers can not circulate at certain hours of these days. I had requested to change the car this day and the response was negative and not helpful at all.
2.0 MediocreDec 14 2016
Not worth itPros: NothingCons: When you are in colombia something is call pico and placa means in some days and some hours of the day you cannot take the car outside or you will get a ticket they offer to come back twice to exchange the car in 4 days i was staying there what a waste of timeeeee they can put white plates to make this cars useful for the turist
To get to some of the more charming cities around Bogota, you’ll need a rental car. Drive to El Infernito (known as Little Hell) or spend the day touring Chingaza National Natural Park (an ideal place for nature lovers). On your drive, you will have many opportunities to take pictures of the mountains and catch a glimpse of different wildlife.
When visiting Bogota, you’ll fly into the El Dorado International Airport. Recognized as one of the busiest airports in the country, it is truly efficient and provides many amenities for travelers, including an area for rental car companies right inside the terminal. You’ll only need to walk a short distance to the lot to pick up or return your rental car.
There are numerous toll roads throughout Bogota and all of Colombia. Because their tolls are not generally automated, you’ll need to have cash and coins handy. Be sure to keep the money out of sight, however, so as not to tempt thieves.
Bogota is said to be one of the most congested cities in terms of traffic. However, this applies mostly to the business districts and the center of town. If you want to avoid traffic jams altogether, it would be best to stay off of roads during rush hour. This is between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., and 3 p.m. until as late as 6:30 p.m.
25% of our users found rental cars in Bogotá for $28 or less
Book your rental car in Bogotá at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Economy rental cars in Bogotá are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Bogotá
Some car rental companies in Bogotá which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Avis and Europcar
On average a rental car in Bogotá costs $35 per day.
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Bogotá. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Bogotá is $2.46 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $29 and $39, depending on the car size.
Economy (Kia Rio Hatchback or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Bogotá.
A Economy car rental in Bogotá costs $29 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Bogotá costs $47 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Bogotá costs $58 per day, on average.
In Bogotá, cars are most frequently rented at Localiza CALLE 26 #103-9, 1er PISO, , PUERTA 2 (6 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Bogotá costs $245 per week ($35 per day).
On average a rental car in Bogotá costs $1,052 per month ($35 per day).
Because of the rugged terrain, you might prefer renting a Jeep or SUV on your vacation to Bogota. Front-wheel or all-wheel drive is also preferred if you are going to visit the natural parks and travel on dirt roads. A car with fast acceleration is just as important as you may have to drive up a hill.
If you are driving in a residential neighborhood, you will be required to keep your speeds under 19 mph (or 30 km/h). Once you leave the residential neighborhoods and are near shopping centers and restaurants, you can pick up speed. The maximum speed limit in these areas is 37 mph (or 60 km/h). Once you are on the freeway, you can travel at speeds of 62 mph (or 100 km/h).
Gas prices in Bogota costs about $0.79 for a liter of gas (16.06 pesos). On average, the gasoline prices in Colombia are slightly lower than in other countries. Also, in Bogota you won’t have to pump your own gas; instead, gas stations have an attendant on staff to do that for you.
Parking on the streets is abundant in many areas of town. However, in the center of the city and the main business district, finding parking can be a challenge. For safety and convenience, it is best to use a paid parking lot or garage with surveillance or an attendant. There are plenty available, especially in the middle of the day.
Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).