Book Budget car rentals in Columbus

Columbus, OH, United States
26 Sep — 3 Oct
Columbus, OH, United States
Sun 26/9
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Sun 3/10
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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 Columbus

Overall Rating6.3 GoodBased on 124 reviews
Cleanliness
6.7
Comfort
7.0
Overall
6.1
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.6
Value for money
6.2

Recent reviews

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2.0
Pros:They tried to remedy the mistakes they madeCons:Understaffed and overwhelmed location. Car was not ready till half an hour after the pick up time. Agent made 3 mistake on my rental contract: wrong check out time, wrong fuel level and wrong check in time.Reviewed 7 Jan. 2021
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2.0
Pros:drop off was easy.Cons:The budget in at this location is the worst! No one was there at my scheduled pickup time. When someone finally arrived, no cars were clean. Had to wait 40 minutes for my rental to be cleaned. They gave me a car that smelled like cigarettes. Also, only 1/3 employees were wearing masks. Also, the car was surprisingly kinda old. The employee told me not to worry about the sensors claiming a problem with the air pressure. idk. awful.Reviewed 4 Jan. 2021
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2.0
Pros:NothingCons:If every person I spoke to over the phone would have given me correct information that would have been really helpful and I wouldn’t have wasted my timeReviewed 1 Jun. 2020
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2.0
Pros:Nothing.Cons:Give the entire booking details so people aren’t put out when they get to the counter.Reviewed 18 Jun. 2020
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8.0
Cons:The cost was higher than would have liked for the 1 day but, miles I didn't put on my personal car.Reviewed 5 Mar. 2021
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2.0
Pros:They did not have my vehicle nor could find me one elsewhere in the city. Attendant didn’t seem to care nor apologize for not being able to honor my reservation. I ended up having to go to Airport and rent a vehicle from Hertz.Cons:Having my vehicle as reserved would have been a place to startzReviewed 24 Oct. 2020
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2.0
Pros:They didn’t have a vehicle to honor my reservation.Cons:They could of had the vehicle I reserved as a startReviewed 17 Oct. 2020
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4.0
Pros:Drop off was questionable - we get to the location almost an hour prior to their closing (Christmas Eve close at 12 noon - and had to go back home (10 minutes away) because left credit card - but was told they have 6 reservations and only 4 cars - so first come first serve as to who will get the rental. I thought that was absurd - never experienced that before - luckily did not leave to far away but feel sorry for those who got there and did not get a car for Christmas Eve travel.Cons:The company should have ensured based on reservations they had all vehicles to accommodate. Luckily this site was not one where you pay in advance - wonder if that is one reason the company may be lax in ensuring they have what they need for all of the reservations - since they are not paid upfront they think it is okay to deliver that type of experience where you say "sorry" we don't have enough cars??Reviewed 28 Dec. 2020
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3.2
Pros:The drop off was terrible. I did not receive my rental at the time stamped on the contract and I also had to wait one a line of. About 5-6 cars to get processed before mine at drop off. Then the guy completing the drop off charge me for an extra day saying that I was late by about 20min. I explained all of this to him but he still was being difficult. So I just left.Cons:It’s always nice to deal with people and not not machines acting like people.Reviewed 19 May 2020
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6.8
Pros:Drop off was simple and easyCons:The service person at the counter was unhelpful and very standoffish. The car was also not cleaned well, we found medication under a seat and garbage under the other one. Doesn’t give me confidence that they cleaned the cars well between customers.Reviewed 26 Jul. 2020
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10.0
Pros:Staff was friendly, making the experience fast and seamlessly easy.Cons:Check the inside of vehicle for loose trash. Only a couple pieces of wrapped candy were in the back seat that needed disposed of.Reviewed 11 Mar. 2021
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4.0
Pros:Car was new and clean only 37 miles on it.Cons:Staff was horrible. Pre ordered online with a quoted price of $59.00 for a pickup time of 6:30pm for a mid size car at the Columbus airport. Needed to drive to Dayton airport. Had selected an 8:30 pm drop off the same day which it's only an hour drive. There was only one person to help the line of people. As I'm waiting a lady came back into the lobby and asked if it was normal to be still waiting for her car (half hour she said). The representative did not seem phased or concerned. Just said that it would be coming. For my turn she didn't smile at all. Didn't greet me at all; just asked for I.d. Didn't tell me what was available or ask if I would like this car over that. Just ran through the available extra coverage. I opted for the no filling of gas because I was short on time and didn't want to bother finding a gas station near the drop off airport. Flat fee of $15 if under 75 miles. Rep told me to wait in the garage and they would bring car around. The lady waiting for her car is still there. So are 4 other customers. The drivers just drive a car down turn on flashers and run away. Nobody out there to tell you if this is your car or not. My paperwork did not have a licence plate on it to verify the car. I had to stop on of the drivers before he ran away to ask how to distinguish which car is for whom. Still waiting for my car at 7:20 I had to go back to the rep and question about my drop off time of 8:30 in Dayton. Will they charge me? She just changed time to 11:00. No apologies for the wait. Mind you I pre ordered the car online. Finally got car and paperwork said 3 miles on odometer. I wrote that it was 37 and tried to get gate keeper to initial or write it down he just said you have unlimited miles your alright. I was like ok. Forgetting about the mileage on fuel refilling. No directions on where to leave car in the Dayton drop off area. No signage. Of course it turn out to be 77 miles and did not give me a break on that from the representative in the Dayton airport. "It's a contract." Ended up paying over $90.00 for an hours drive after all the fees and taxes. No help from him with directions to where short term parking was in relation to their garage area. In short: PRICE FOR VALUE SUCKED CUSTOMER SERVICE SUCKEDReviewed 19 Aug. 2020
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Columbus?

4600 International Gateway, Budget car rentals

Address

4600 International Gateway

Hours

Monday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00

Phone

+1 380 867 0247

Address

1400 Bethel Road

Hours

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 614 451 7699

Address

6060 Busch 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
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 614 431 2025

Address

104 East Long Street

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday11:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 614 228 1058

Address

4621 West Broad 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
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 614 870 2200

Address

1030 West 3rd Avenue

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday13:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 614 737 5400

Address

240 South Hamilton Road

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
Sunday12:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 614 863 7500

Good to know

Most popular location

4600 International Gateway

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 67/day

Good deal

C$ 65/day

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Columbus

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget in Columbus for C$ 65 or less
  • Economy rental cars from Budget in Columbus are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Columbus

  • 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 Columbus costs C$ 67 per day.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Columbus.

  • Budget has 7 rental locations in Columbus. Take a look at our Budget rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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