Book Budget car rentals in Birmingham

Birmingham, AL, United States
28 Sep — 5 Oct
Birmingham, AL, United States
Tue 28/9
Noon
Tue 5/10
Noon
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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 Birmingham

Overall Rating6.7 GoodBased on 33 reviews
Cleanliness
6.9
Comfort
6.9
Overall
6.7
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.3
Value for money
6.5

Recent reviews

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4.4
Weird weird budget sitePros:They gave us a free upgrade because the smart cars transmission was so bad it continually lulled and would kill us on the highway.Cons:They asked questions I've never been asked when renting a car. They needed to know my destination and demanded my work telephone. We got budget specifically because I knew their other driver policy. Spouses are free. He went with me to get the car and we officially listed him as a second driver. When he returned the car full of gas in perfect shape the people at the desk said we were banned because he wasn't allowed to drive the car. Truly avoid this budget location. It's not predictable and not well run. This is a locally run budget rental. Don't judge them all by this one.Reviewed 24 May 2017
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6.8
Pros:I liked the fact that I received a hybrid vehicle for my long trip. The gas savings were great.Cons:Both at pick up and drop off the door had a sign that the attendant would return in a few minutes. The car, when received was externally very dirty and had what looked like tape residue on some of the windows. This made inspection difficult, so much so that I missed a chip in the windshield thinking it was a dead bug. Luckily, it had already been reported. Additionally, I had reserved a mid-size car and received a compact. Since it was a hybrid and I was going on a long trip, I didn't complain, but I'm pretty sure that I over paid for a compact car.Reviewed 22 Oct. 2019
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10.0
Pros:Staff was awesome. Easy pickup and a nice, low milage, nice carReviewed 15 Apr. 2021
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2.0
Cons:Waited over an hour for a car that smelled like cigarettes had holes in the seeds and was absolutely disgusting. Do you have one person working the counter and 12 people in line.Reviewed 30 May 2021
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8.0
fast and excellent servicePros:Location and serviceCons:Car had items left by the previous rental.Reviewed 15 Jul. 2016
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7.2
Pros:Staff was friendlyCons:They did not have a luxury car. Options were very limited. Very odd colored cars available.Reviewed 25 Feb. 2019
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2.8
Car reeked of Marijuana SmokePros:Price was good, and liked the ride of the Toyota CamryCons:The car smelled like pot when I picked it up. When I went into the front desk to notify the staff, they just blinked and said they'd note it on my damages form. They didn't offer to switch cars and they didn't even apologize to me. I made a comment again that I was disappointed with the smell of smoke when I dropped the car off, and the Manager who checked me in ignored my comment.Reviewed 17 Nov. 2017
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10.0
Mustang 5.0 GT Convertible 6-speed.Pros:Almost new, top end car. Way more than I expected.Reviewed 20 Jul. 2018
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10.0
Pros:Alphonso was great! Very friendly and efficient.Reviewed 27 Jul. 2016
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6.4
Pros:Convenient location on-site airportCons:Car windshield was very dirty. Strong smoke smell -- not there when we drove it off the lot but following morning it was terrible.Reviewed 21 Jan. 2018
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5.6
Pros:Returning the rental was easyCons:The cleaning of the car was a joke. This is the third car from budget that I’ve had where the staff just ran it through the car wash while the inside looked messy. Also, the billing is wrong. The bill was more at the end than what was quoted.Reviewed 15 Aug. 2019
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2.0
AbsentCons:My flight was delayed and no one was at the counter or in the garage for me to rent the car I reserved. I rented a car elsewhere.Reviewed 26 Feb. 2016
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Birmingham?

5900 Messer Airport Highway, Budget car rentals

Address

5900 Messer Airport Highway

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

+1 205 322 3596

Address

2301 Third Avenue South

Hours

Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30

Phone

+1 205 322 3598

Address

5344 Messer Airport Highway

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

+1 205 322 3596

Address

450 Cahaba Park Circle

Hours

Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30

Phone

+1 205 552 1515

Good to know

Most popular location

450 Cahaba Park Circle

Most popular car type

Compact

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Birmingham

  • Compact rental cars from Budget in Birmingham are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Birmingham

  • 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

  • Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Birmingham.

  • Budget has 4 rental locations in Birmingham. Take a look at our Budget rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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