Book Budget car rentals in Charleston

Charleston, SC, United States
4 Oct — 11 Oct
Charleston, SC, United States
Mon 4/10
Noon
Mon 11/10
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 Charleston

Overall Rating6.6 GoodBased on 86 reviews
Cleanliness
6.5
Comfort
7.0
Overall
6.4
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.5
Value for money
6.4

Recent reviews

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2.0
Cons:they nickel and dime you for everything. i filled up with gas 1 exit away from airport and they charged me $10 to fill up tank at avis as they said it wasn't full. ridiculous. How much more full could it be. I drove 5 miles after i filled itReviewed 1 Dec. 2020
review fromkayak
4.0
Cons:No masks being worn by employees at the pickup in Charleston. Car smelled of smoke. Steering wheel and middle console were grimy. No employees available at drop off in Savannah even though it was midday on a Thursday.Reviewed 11 Sep. 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:When you make a reservation and show up at the said time for the reservation to find out that they have no cars.....that’s pretty messed up! On vacation and needed the car for that days plans only to to told sorry, we don’t have any cars. To top it all of they did the same thing to three other people. Thank god Enterprise what next door and had just enough cars available to help everyone out!Reviewed 14 Oct. 2020
review fromkayak
4.0
Pros:YesCons:Exterior of vehicle was dirty and the vehicle had more than 58,000 miles and the check engine light was onReviewed 27 Jan. 2021
review fromkayak
7.6
Pros:Staff both where I picked it up and where I dropped you off for great.Cons:I thought I had a price of $88 for the rental but my credit card was billed for $131 that’s a significant difference! Somebody needs to explain to meReviewed 31 Oct. 2020
review fromkayak
2.8
Cons:Car was FILTHY and reeked of cigarette smoke. Instead of changing out, they just gave me a slip notating that there was a "smoky smell". Didn't acknowledge that the car was absolutely disgusting.Reviewed 9 Nov. 2020
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:Friendly staff, very simple. Paid what I was quoted for the car. No fuss, no muss.Cons:not enough clarity about fees: I was terrified until the moment I dropped the car off that at some point they were going to try to hit me with drop-off or one-way fees in the hundreds of dollars. Car did not have wiper fluid. Back dashboard contained what appeared to be long white dog hairs. Not a big deal, but combined with the lack of wiper fluid, made me a little concerned what else they might have been glossing over in cleaning and maintenance. Would like to have had the toll structure explained to me before I drove off, instead of when I was 150 miles into the trip and it suddenly occurred to me WAIT HOW DO I PAY TOLLS????Reviewed 25 Feb. 2021
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:The van was very helpful and had lots of features I didn't expect.Cons:The pickup line was a little slowReviewed 4 Nov. 2020
review fromkayak
9.2
Pros:Promptness of service, quality of vehicle, ease of pickup.Cons:Low tire pressure warning lights were on from the start. I came back to have them addressed. The pressure was checked but the warning lights stayed on. I was told that that often happens until the tires heat up. Sure enough, the lights did go off in a while, but came on again and stayed on during other drives. It turns out one tire had dropped from 35 psi to 20. I re-inflated it but didn't feel safe driving the car, so I swapped it for another at the Atlanta airport rental car center. Also the car did have some dirt/stains on the seats and rear doors that i discovered and wiped off myself.Reviewed 8 Mar. 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:The local Budget downtown Charleston is run and owned privately. The sevice was unprofessional. They tried to charge us more than the kayak deal, when I showed them my price from the web, the rep explained that I am booking 20 minutes earlier and that it was a different deal. The rep told us the car had a full tank (which was in the paperwork) when we started driving we realized it was only 1/4 full... The car was terrible- part of the spoiler (in the front) started dragging on the freeway. We stopped and PAID to have it fixed in order to be able to continue our trip. DONOT use this place.Reviewed 5 Aug. 2017
review fromkayak
7.2
Pros:Yes! Car check tire pressure gauge was on. Car exterior cleanliness was not good but I understand the difficult times we are currently in but windows, lenses on headlights and taillights, and mirrors should be clear/clean for safe driving. Budget reps at both ends were terrific. Special acknowledgement to Dan, the Manager st the Cherry Hill, NJ location. He was pleasant and welcoming and interested that I was a satisfied customer which I am. Thank you! JamesCons:See aboveReviewed 3 Jun. 2020
review fromkayak
4.8
Pros:Budget did not have any cars when I arrived to pick up my reservation. When I asked them to call their office at the local airport to reserve a car there, they said they did not have the phone number. Agent referred me to competitors down the street suggesting I would have better luck with them.Cons:When someone reserves a car, have one available. That's what reservations are for, right?Reviewed 22 Jun. 2020
review fromkayak

Where can I find Budget car rentals in Charleston?

5500 International Blvd, Budget car rentals

Address

5500 International Blvd

Hours

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 843 552 1771

Address

390 Meeting Street

Hours

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 843 577 5195

Address

2070 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard

Hours

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 843 573 9144

Good to know

Most popular location

5500 International Blvd

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 75/day

Good deal

C$ 58/day

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Charleston

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget in Charleston for C$ 58 or less
  • Economy rental cars from Budget in Charleston are around 20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Charleston

  • 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

  • On average a rental car from Budget in Charleston costs C$ 75 per day.

  • Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Charleston.

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

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