Book Budget car rentals in Arlington

Arlington, VA, United States
27 Sep — 4 Oct
Arlington, VA, United States
Mon 27/9
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Mon 4/10
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Budget car rental prices in Arlington

C$ 102/dayEconomy
C$ 104/dayCompact
C$ 104/dayIntermediate
C$ 101/dayStandard
C$ 104/dayFull-size
C$ 195/dayMinivan
C$ 158/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 114/dayPremium
C$ 314/dayPassenger Van
C$ 134/dayLuxury
C$ 271/dayPremium SUV
C$ 84/dayIntermediate SUV

Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
""Great price, veryr.""(in 3750 reviews)
"Great car and -off"(in 1485 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Car smoke !"(in 239 reviews)

Reviews for Budget in Arlington

Overall Rating6.0 GoodBased on 83 reviews
Cleanliness
6.5
Comfort
6.5
Overall
5.7
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.7
Value for money
5.7

Recent reviews

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10.0
Pros:It was fantastic. the Price and customer care was wonderful.Reviewed 19 Apr. 2017
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10.0
Pros:The staff was friendly and helpful and the entire rental process was smooth on pickup and return.Reviewed 28 Apr. 2020
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9.6
Pros:I loved that everything was easy.Cons:The gate service could have been better. The man checking me out of the gate got smart with me and I just asked him a few questions while filling out the damage sheet of what I saw. Then upon leaving, either the gate was malfunctioning or the attendance were messing around. The gate first closed on my hood and luckily I wasn’t on the spikes. I looked back and waited for them to open and when they did the gate closed on the top of the car and luckily I didn’t get spiked but it left a long white mark on the top driver side. Thankfully its not serious. The guy behind me was in the same situation but he got spiked and of course he’s mad but his attendant said “It’s your car! It’s your fault!” I am a witness I don’t it was his fault and I hope he’s not charged for it. This was 12/13/19 around 11:00 pm.Reviewed 16 Dec. 2019
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2.0
Pros:Nothing. Horrible customer service, including from the manager/owner of the branch.Cons:They could have kept their word and provided me with a car as I had a reservation. Budget in Arlington canceled my reservation just ten minutes before I was supposed to rent the car. I was depending on them and could not have gone to another location at such late notice. They refused to listen that going to another location at such late notice was not an option (I repeated this multiple times) and went ahead and booked a reservation without my concern at another location. Horrible service. They should have informed me that they would not be able to keep their word well in advance. They were unapologetic and had a horrible attitude. The manager, who also claimed to be the owner of that branch, was the one assisting over the phone after another employees became extremely rude and nasty. Both women were horrible. I will never book a car with this location and would warn everyone to stay away.Reviewed 26 Jan. 2020
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5.2
Staff Better at National AirportPros:Very cute car (a VW Beetle) and fairly efficient.Cons:The whole pick-up and leaving the airport experience at National was miserable. We waited 35 minutes in a long line to get the car. There were two reps working, doing their best, but only two, until two Avis reps adjacent started helped about 3/4 of the way through our experience. Then, it was another 30 minutes to get out of the garage (really). When we finally got to the exit, the attendant, just shrugged and said, "We're busy." While the rate was very reasonable, we will be very unlikely to ever rent with Budget again (at least from this location).Reviewed 16 Oct. 2018
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6.8
Read your receipt!Pros:Car was nice. Drop off process was very easy.Cons:I got there later than expected and they didn’t have anymore intermediate cars left so they gave me an SUV. The agent originally put insurance which I asked her to remove as I would use my own. When she redid the paperwork my bill came out higher than what I had booked. The agent said it was because I didn’t pick it up at the time I said I was going to so that rate was void. I’ve never heard that before and have rented plenty of cars. It was late and I was tired and needed the car so I left. When I read the paperwork I saw it was actually because I was being charged for the SUV! I’m sure they were trying to get their money back because a lot of people in line had to be upgraded due to lack of car availability. I wish I would have taken the extra time to just read it before leaving the airport.Reviewed 13 Nov. 2018
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2.0
Cons:My experience at the DCA airport Budget was so disheartening. As soon as I entered the car rental garage, I remembered that I needed to fill up gas. I spent 38 minutes driving all over the garage trying to exit. The signs are missed marked and it's beyond disorganized. When I finally found someone to guide me to the gate, the Budget security gate yelled at me and said I could not leave despite me only renting the car 3 hours earlier. I went back to the Budget car rental where they guided me to the preferred desk. At the preferred desk, I explained to the woman that I had been driving around for over 40 minutes at this point and that I needed to fill the car up with gas and her response was "So" and just stared me down. I must have looked stunned and confused because the gentleman in the preferred booth stood up to ask more about my story. He explained that because they were closing at midnight that he would have to charge me another day because my contract had ended or he would charge me for the gas. Keep in mind that I had rented this car 3 hours prior from another airport. The staff's unwillingness to help and to be yelled at by 2 Budget employees when I was inquiring for help is so upsetting. I have never had an experience like this at any other Budget and feel this poor service is very specific to the Budget at DCA airport.Reviewed 9 Jul. 2018
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10.0
Pros:Easy drop off and quick service.Cons:More vehicle options.Reviewed 3 Feb. 2021
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4.0
Pros:I like that the staff was very nice and professional.Cons:The car was not very clean and it smelled like cigarettes and marijuana. The window washer fluid was empty. There was a minor dent in the rear quarter panel.Reviewed 31 Jan. 2021
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2.0
Cons:I was originally booked with Hertz, but when I got there I was told I would have to wait 45 minutes for my vehicle. The woman at the Budget counter overheard and said that Budget had vehicles available right away and it would only cost $20 more. I cancelled my Hertz reservation and then got a rental from Budget. The car I was given was very dirty and smelled like cigarettes. I requested a different car. It was cleaner, but still had a slight smell. For the new car, the Budget agent did not update my rental information, so when I got to the exit gate, I was told I had to go back to the counter. I was turned away from the exit gate three times because the agent was not paying attention and repeatedly failed to correctly update my rental agreement. I spent an hour dealing with these errors. If I had stayed with Hertz, I would have left sooner and my rental would have cost less.Reviewed 16 Feb. 2021
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2.0
Pros:Nothing.Cons:The customer service is absolutely atrocious. I didn’t even get the rental. I would not recommend Budget to anyone.Reviewed 23 Dec. 2020
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8.0
Pros:Staff at DCA was very friendly and helpfulCons:Drop off at RDU was very disorganized.Reviewed 20 Dec. 2020
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Arlington?

2500 National Avenue, Budget car rentals

Address

2500 National Avenue

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

+1 703 872 0320

Address

3206 10th Street North

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

+1 703 812 0921

Address

1100 South Hayes 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

+1 571 451 1869

Good to know

Most popular location

2500 National Avenue

Most popular car type

Full-size

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Arlington

  • Book your rental car from Arlington in Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Arlington

  • As the situation changes with coronavirus (COVID-19) Budget will continually update its policies accordingly. Please contact Budget directly for the latest information. You can find up-to-date information on the coronavirus response of Budget here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Budget

  • Full-size (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Arlington.

  • Budget has 3 rental locations in Arlington. Take a look at our Budget rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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