Book Budget car rentals in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
2 Oct — 9 Oct
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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Sat 9/10
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Budget car rental prices in Pittsburgh

C$ 72/dayCompact
C$ 106/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 93/dayPremium
C$ 125/dayOpen-air all-terrain

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 Pittsburgh

Overall Rating6.0 GoodBased on 71 reviews
Cleanliness
6.5
Comfort
6.5
Overall
5.7
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.8
Value for money
5.9

Recent reviews

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4.4
No car at pick up and unsafe to driveCons:My pickup was scheduled for 6 pm, and when I arrived at 6 the office was closed. The only Budget office still open was the airport and the were sold out of cars. So I had to wait until the next morning to pick up a car, forcing me to cancel appointments for the next morning. When I finally picked up the car the next morning they neglected to fill the windshield wiper fluid. It had recently snowed, and my windshield got so dirty on the turnpike that I couldn't see except for through one spot. It was extremely dangerous driving to the next rest stop where I purchase wiper fluid of my own. I am extremely disappointed.Reviewed 28 Dec. 2017
review fromkayak
5.6
Pros:The condition of the car was great, a newer Chrevrolet Malibu. Good gas mileage, great features, comfortable for long drives, etc.Cons:The pick-up from BUF was a fiasco. The untrained counter person took almost 20 minutes at the counter to issue my car. I then received a telephone call from Budget two days later indicating that the car was not supposed to leave BUF. I was returning it to PIT, and the person had issued me the wrong car. When I returned the car at PIT, they could not find it in the system, and I was paraded back and forth between the Budget and Avis counters. I still don't have my receipt which they were going to e-mail me within an hour. A miserable experience!Reviewed 22 Oct. 2016
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Nope. NothingCons:They were closed!!! when I arrived to pick it up. My time was 9pm pickup. No one at the counter. Sign stated they closed at 8pm. NOT Budgets fault. This ball was dropped by KayakReviewed 21 Jun. 2020
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10.0
Pros:PerfectCons:Everything was easy and no hassles.Reviewed 20 Sep. 2020
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8.4
Cons:Quality of rented car seat was very poor. It was dirty, part of the head rest was broken and it was missing safety straps to attach to the car.Reviewed 6 Sep. 2016
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5.2
Educate your customer servicePros:I liked to size and comfort of the Jeep when I received it was also clean.Thats about it for my positive points.Cons:First of all what the heck are all the charges??you can get the car for a great price but them $70 of surcharges is outrageousI!! No one to ask questions when you get in the car and by the way check your car for damage there were several dings when we checked it, don't want to be blamed for them. As I got on the road i noticed the etoll box, i thought perfect but how does it work. I called the customer service and the gentleman James said all you do is go through the toll and it activated it, simple right? I asked is there any fee he said NO, you just pay the toll when you return online at etoll When I returned the car I asked the man who greeted me. he was rude said he didn't know budget has nothing to do with it.He did say if you open the box to activate it you can use it. HUMM?? I didn't know this so I went through ezpass and it was never activated???He said I don't know cant tell you and they don't know inside either as I said I would ask them. So I went inside to the desk. I think the same two rocks were sitting there all weekend same spots. No customer service here either they didn't know how it worked they said I had to take care of it at etoll, they didn't know how it worked.HUMM, your rental, a service is offered in your car, but noone properly knows how it workd.Called customer service again, they couldn't help me this time, they gave me the number to etoll byw the desk didn't have it.They then also told me there was a $3.95 a day charge to use it and I would be billed in 4-6 weeks, there was no going online to pay it now. WHAT A MESS!! I would not know the charges until they are posed to my card as well.I can say the woman Porsha at etoll was great she was very helpful and calmed me down. She is going to refund the $3.95 that they did not tell me about and I am to contact her when the charges post which she will email me these charged as well. NOTE TO ALL: FIST IMPRESSION and WORD OF MOUTH is your biggest selling point in sales. HERE"S MY OPINION ON THIS...DON't pick BUDGET RENT A CAR. I NEVER WILL AGAIN!!Reviewed 20 Feb. 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Upon arriving at the Budget Desk at the Pgh Intl Airport I was informed that because I was using a debit card I was not able to rent a car. I had already paid for the rental insurance and when my wife went online to cancel the insurance (prior to the pick-up time of the car), she got a message that it could not be canceled on-line and required a phone call. I ended up paying for the insurance for the car I could not rent. All in all, this was the worst experience I've ever had regarding a rental car. I will never use Budget again, and will be sharing this horrible experience with everyone I know.Reviewed 21 May 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
Left my family, including our four autistic children, stranded.Cons:I requested a minivan, specifically because I knew it was the only type of car that would work for my family and all of our bags. I got through the whole heck in process without being told that they didn't actually have a minivan. The budget employee handed me the keys and told me it was a Kia Sorrento. I asked if that was a minivan and she responded that it was a "7-passenger vehicle." I asked again, and again, she refused to directly answer the question. I told her I couldn't take anything other than the minivan we reserved, due to my kids' needs and the number of bags we had. She had no interest in helping us. So there we were, with our four young children with autism, stranded at the airport after a difficult red-eye fight, left to figure out a solution on our own, with kids melting down and everything. It was bad enough that they didn't have the minivan I reserved, but the unhelpful employee made a bad situation worse. I will never rent a car from Budget again.Reviewed 26 Jul. 2017
review fromkayak
6.0
Really wanted the minivan I orderedCons:I rented a vehicle for 2 colleagues and myself to drive down to Washington DC for work. We had a large number of boxes/displays plus luggage for our 7 day trip. I specifically went all the way out to the airport to pick up my car because it was over $400 cheaper to get the minivan we needed from that location. When I arrived the desk attendant asked if I wanted a minivan because if I did it would take them some time to get it. I had placed my reservation 3 weeks in advance. She offered a SUV that seated 7 for the same price. I have no experience with SUV's so I asked her if it held the same amount of cargo. She showed me a picture and said, "sure." It didn't. It took us twice as long to pack up and we had to leave boxes behind because they didn't fit.Reviewed 10 May 2017
review fromkayak
6.0
Cons:Getting a hold of and agent at the airport called several time in the day and line was busy.Reviewed 11 Apr. 2021
review fromkayak
6.0
Pros:Staff at PIT and BWI were very helpful.Cons:There was no antennae on the car. I picked it up at PIT that way. Did not realize it was missing until I reached my destination. Also, the passenger window did not work. Lastly, the Budget office was not open when I returned the car. I drove around BWI for 30 minutes trying to figure where and how to return the car. Turns out I was to return it at the AVIS drop-off. No instructions advised of that change. Very disappointing.Reviewed 10 May 2021
review fromkayak
6.0
Pros:Friendly staff, efficient, really clean and comfortable car.Cons:Very questionable brakes. Felt soft, and made a loud grinding sound.Reviewed 8 Jun. 2021
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Pittsburgh?

Landside Terminal, # 4000, Budget car rentals

Address

Landside Terminal, # 4000

Hours

Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30

Phone

+1 412 472 5252

Address

6215 Babcock Boulevard

Hours

Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 412 369 7713

Address

620 Rodi Road

Hours

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 412 241 1464

Address

4643 Baum Boulevard

Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 412 578 0173

Address

625 Stanwix Street

Hours

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 412 433 9803

Address

4052 Liberty Avenue

Hours

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 412 802 7607

Good to know

Most popular location

Landside Terminal, # 4000

Most popular car type

Economy

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Pittsburgh

  • Book your rental car from Pittsburgh in Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars from Budget in Pittsburgh are around 8% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Pittsburgh

  • 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

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

  • Budget has 6 rental locations in Pittsburgh. Take a look at our Budget rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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