Book Budget car rentals at Sacramento Intl Airport

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Budget car rental prices at Sacramento Intl Airport

EconomyC$ 71/day
CompactC$ 63/day
IntermediateC$ 68/day
StandardC$ 82/day
Full-sizeC$ 82/day
MinivanC$ 129/day
PremiumC$ 104/day
LuxuryC$ 85/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 87/day
Standard SUVC$ 113/day
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Overall Rating6.5 OkayBased on 120 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Rental company tried to force me to take an electric vehicle saying it was their choice. I was told the car had a driving range of 200 miles and must be returned with 70% of battery life. Rental companies are stuck with electric cars that are not wanted by renters. This was a bait and switch situation. I was forced to take the large SUV at a higher price.Reviewed 4 Jun. 2024
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I booked a "mystery" car and was delighted with the car I got. Price was very good, and the counter service was excellent. Long wait for shuttle was the worst part, and lack of correct signage on leaving the airport was next worst (I ended up at a freeway entrance that was blocked off), but Budget was responsible for neither.Reviewed 13 May 2024
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They overcharged me, the staff is very rude and unhelpful (Mary/Mariella in Oakland front desk) she wouldn't even try to help. Customer service on the phone has been a waste of time and am still waiting for a refund email.Reviewed 21 Jan. 2024
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The cat we originally picked up did not have good fuel economy. We drove it for 3 days and then rang Budget to ask about exchanging it. They said take it in to Sacramento airport desk and they will sort it. We did this and the gentleman at the counter could not have been more helpful. We picked a Hyundai Elantra and it was perfect for our trip down south to the Grand Canyon and southern national parks. Full marks to Budget for their customer service and no hassle car hire.Reviewed 30 Oct. 2022
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Only complaint was the long initial line... Dropoff was a breeze.Reviewed 19 Oct. 2022
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The first car I was given was smaller than I reserved because the orignal had not been cleaned yet. However, the one I was given was full of ants. I didn’t notice until the drive to my office, but by the time I arrived there I didn’t have time to return. Luckily I ended a meeting early allowing me to return for a new car and was given one actually in my class. This was a major hassle for me and made me late in leaving for my trip, not to mention having to spray to kill the ants in the first car I was given.Reviewed 10 Oct. 2022
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VERY SLOW pickup service. Budget is clearly running their business into the ground.Reviewed 31 May 2022
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Cons:Full size car not available. Have a car with nasty stale cigarette smell. Then changed to a very small SUV calling it an upgrade. Line waiting at Sacramento was half hour with 3 customers in line. Budget needs to streamline the process and provide a clean car as promised. I paid $317 for 4 days rental. Expect better.Reviewed 22 May 2021
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Pros:It was easy to get, great room, road easy, good on gas.Cons:Nothing that I can think of.Reviewed 19 May 2021
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Pros:Very friendly staff, good value, good fuel economy for the size of vehicle, rear seat comfortCons:Cleanliness of the inside of the windshieldReviewed 10 May 2021
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Pros:Staff friendlyReviewed 6 May 2021
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Pros:Drop off easyCons:Got there to pick up the car at 7am and agent was not there yet. Took 45 minutes to get the car. 😆Reviewed 21 Apr. 2021
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Budget car rentals near Sacramento Intl Airport


6420 Mcnair Circle


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


+1 916 922 4789

Top tips for renting a car from Budget at Sacramento Intl Airport

  • Sacramento is notoriously hot in the summer months and during the beginning of fall. Customers who booked Budget car rentals at Sacramento International Airport (SMF) specifically praised the strong air conditioning systems that kept the interior cool even during heat waves.
  • The staff at Budget car rentals at Sacramento Intl Airport (SMF) are known for being friendly and creating a welcoming atmosphere. Specifically, customers report that the staff will go out of their way to solve problems, such as connecting a family with a larger vehicle or replacing a rental with a more fuel-efficient model.
  • If you’re planning to drive in San Francisco, don’t book a car with a manual transmission at Budget car rentals at Sacramento Intl Airport. Unless you’re an experienced manual driver, you’ll find driving up the hills difficult and need to be prepared to put the car in gear when stopped at a traffic light on an incline. We recommend booking a small, automatic car for your day trip to San Francisco, or a fully electric vehicle.
  • Budget car rentals at Sacramento Intl Airport provides customers lots of chances to save money, including booking the Supplier Choice through KAYAK. When you opt for the Supplier Choice, the staff at Budget will select the make and model of the car for you. This is an excellent choice for drivers who don’t have specific car needs or for travelers on a budget. However, we wouldn’t recommend this option for drivers who prefer a small or fuel-efficient car.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget at Sacramento Intl Airport for C$ 92 or less
  • Book your rental car at Sacramento Intl Airport from Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Luxury rental cars from Budget at Sacramento Intl Airport are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget at Sacramento Intl Airport

  • Which car at Budget car rentals at Sacramento Intl Airport (SMF) is best for a Northern California road trip?

    If you’re planning on heading to the coast to visit Muir Woods, Big Sur, and the Golden Gate Bridge, we recommend choosing a hybrid sedan or a compact SUV. California, especially the areas near San Jose and San Francisco, have more EV charging stations than most places so you’ll be able to charge the vehicle during your road trip. A sedan will give you enough room to fit your bags if you’re planning to stay at hotels during your road trip. However, if you’re traveling with up to 5 people or plan to camp in Big Sur, we recommend choosing a compact SUV. This vehicle type offers enough room for camping gear, but won’t be difficult to park in the small coastal towns.

  • What add-ons can I include with Budget car rentals at Sacramento Intl Airport?

    When you book your Budget car through KAYAK, you can choose from a variety of add-ons guaranteed to upgrade your trip. Some of the most popular add-ons include one-way returns and roadside protection. If you’re traveling with a baby or toddler, don’t forget to book an infant, child, or booster seat for an additional fee. You can also choose the insurance plan that makes you feel confident on the road, including the Loss Damage Waiver (LDS), supplementary insurance, and personal accident insurance.

  • Can I return my rental car after hours at Budget car rentals at Sacramento Intl Airport?

    Yes, you can return your car even if the rental center is closed. Budget car rentals at Sacramento Intl Airport is open daily from 6:00 am until 12:00 am, which coincides with the time when most flights arrive and depart. However, if you need to return the car between 12:00 am and 6:00 am, it’s a simple process. Once you arrive at Sacramental Intl Airport, follow the Budget car return signs. Next, park the car in the designated return parking, and thoroughly check for any forgotten personal items. Then, lock the car, and write down the mileage and fuel level on the contract. Finally, place the contract and the keys in the clearly marked drop box.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Budget at Sacramento Intl Airport?

    On average a rental car from Budget at Sacramento Intl Airport costs C$ 63 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget at Sacramento Intl Airport?

    Intermediate (Toyota Tacoma or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget at Sacramento Intl Airport.

  • Where can I find Budget car rentals at Sacramento Intl Airport?

    6420 Mcnair Circle is the closest Budget rental location to Sacramento Intl Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 916 922 4789.

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Sacramento Intl Airport (SMF)?