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Book Budget car rentals in San Jose

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Budget car rental prices in San Jose

EconomyC$ 63/day
CompactC$ 51/day
IntermediateC$ 55/day
StandardC$ 77/day
Full-sizeC$ 78/day
PremiumC$ 90/day
LuxuryC$ 89/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 73/day
Standard SUVC$ 100/day
Open-air all-terrainC$ 160/day
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Reviews for Budget in San Jose

Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
"Great price, very ."(in 3750 reviews)
" and fast."(in 1394 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Will Budget again."(in 252 reviews)
Overall Rating6.4 OkayBased on 89 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Overall
6.4
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.4
Value for money
6.2

Recent reviews

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10.0
Very good customer serviceReviewed 25 Feb. 2024
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6.0
Long wait time delay to get vehicleReviewed 25 Jan. 2024
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2.0
picking up the vehicle at san jose airport took more than 20 minutes. There was only on attendant and there were no cars in the class I had booked. Ended up driving a pickup truck instead of a compact car. Gas cost was an issue. Upon arriving at the one way drop off location, I ended up in the parking lot of a shopping mall with no directions as to where to drop the car. Spent another 20 minutes on the phone being shuttled through the same two automated phone systems over and over again, Finally drove to vehicle to the local airport rental car return center. There I was advised there would be a $50 fee for dropping off at the wrong location. I asked the attendant for directions as to where to drop the car at the mall address that was given. Neither he or three other attendants were able to provide directions as to where and how to drop the vehicle at the designated location. After some discussion with the manager they agreed to drop the $50 fee and accept the vehicle at that location. When I received the final invoice there was nearly $45 in additional service fees that were not indicated on the initial rental contract.. Thoroughly disappointed with the entire rental service. Will NEVER rent from budget again. Please pass this along to Budget as well. Dissatisfied Customer....Reviewed 12 Oct. 2023
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10.0
The staff was extremely pleasant and accommodating my needs when I needed to change vehicles due to issues w a small size cabin with my initial reservation. They saved the day.Reviewed 26 Sep. 2023
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2.0
Stood in line for over an hour at checkin, then another half-hour waiting for a car….people were good, but archaic system and grossly understaffed.Reviewed 26 Sep. 2022
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8.0
Pros:Staff member just left the station saying he wioo up or be back and never came back. The other agent had to take over both linesReviewed 26 Apr. 2021
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8.0
Cons:Better price and less wait timeReviewed 12 Apr. 2021
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2.0
Cons:I went to pick up my car and the location was closed. I spent $40 on Uber ans had to scramble to find another rental. Spent three days prior calling customer service to confirm but no one would answer. Hours of location should be detailed in the confirmation email.Reviewed 25 Feb. 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Guy in the booth was nice.Cons:Loaded car up and drove off only to find they put the wrong car in the wrong parking spot. THEN AVIS Budget group has done this repeatedly. You drive less than 75 miles and THEY AUTOMATICALLY ADD A FUEL CHARGE, even if the guy at returns notes that you filled the tank. Most people won't complain and you will spend hours trying to resolve this with their Call Center, the Social Media Group and then the Executive TEAM, JUST SAVE TIME AND AVOID BUDGET AVIS AT ALL COST (or be prepared to be ripped off and spend hours needlessly.)Reviewed 22 Jan. 2021
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5.2
Pros:Not much.Cons:On the website, I had reserved a standard-size SUV. When I went to pick up the vehicle, they gave me one that I was not familiar with but which I soon learned was compact SUV. I did not have time to go back and complain, but it made our entire trip a bit harrowing, and I feel like I was ripped off by Budget. This felt like a bait-and-switch scam. When I picked up the car, it was clean, but it had that horrible "new car smell" in it that is really disgusting, especially for someone who has allergies. I ended up having to light a match inside the vehicle in order to subdue that grotesque smell. When I went to drop off the vehicle, the entrance to the Budget drop off location was closed and it pointed me to Avis. This forced me to backup in the wrong direction on a one-way street. There was a tiny sign at the Avis drop-off location for Budget but it was not visible unless you stopped at the Avis drop-off location and looked for it. Overall, this was not a pleasant experience and I cannot recommend either Budget or Kayak.Reviewed 16 Oct. 2020
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4.4
Pros:Staff seemed tired and overworked.Cons:The car was scary. It pulled hard to the right and the steering wheel would wobble at speed and when stoppingReviewed 6 Oct. 2020
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2.0
Pros:NothingCons:not overbooking and letting us know our car wouldn't be available sooner. Helping us actually get a replacement option instead of leaving us strandedReviewed 8 Sep. 2020
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in San Jose?

Address

1659 Airport Boulevard, Ste 3

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

+1 408 286 7850

Address

3680 Stevens Creek Blvd, Ste B

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 669 244 4335

Address

2180 Tully Road

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 408 809 0512

Address

1350 N 1st Street

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 669 223 1795

Address

2200 Eastridge Loop Ste 1104

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 669 255 4102

Good to know

Most popular location

1659 Airport Boulevard, Ste 3

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 97/day

Good deal

C$ 85/day

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in San Jose

  • When you have chosen to visit this beautiful city in Northern California, a great way to enhance your trip is to book Budget car rentals in San Jose. If you're traveling with a small family or a group, a sedan offers more space and comfort. It's a good option for city driving and longer journeys. If you want to travel in style and comfort, consider renting a luxury car. San Jose has scenic routes and upscale destinations that can be enjoyed with a higher-end vehicle. San Jose is environmentally conscious, and if you prefer a more sustainable option, consider renting an electric or hybrid car.
  • Budget Car Rental offers a loyalty rewards program called “Budget Fastbreak,” providing substantial benefits for those who book Budget car rentals in San Jose. Fastbreak members have the opportunity to accumulate rewards points for each eligible rental, enabling them to exchange these points for free rental days, resulting in savings for future rentals. The program is designed for flexibility, eliminating blackout dates, and facilitating convenient trip planning. Additionally, Fastbreak members benefit from expedited service, including access to a dedicated counter for a streamlined pick-up and return experience.
  • When you book Budget car rentals in San Jose, it's crucial to be mindful of the company's cancellation policy. Following the processing of a cancellation, Budget applies a credit to the original payment card within approximately seven business days. It's noteworthy that canceling a prepaid reservation before the rental incurs a processing fee. Furthermore, in the case of an early vehicle return before the initially scheduled return date, no payment refund will be provided.
  • To enhance your rental experience in San Jose, Budget Car Rental offers various add-ons and extras. These include the option to rent a GPS device for easy navigation in San Jose. Families traveling with children can opt to rent child safety seats suitable for different age groups, ensuring the safety and comfort of young passengers. Budget Car Rental also provides diverse fuel options, allowing customers to prepay for a full tank of gas and return the car empty, or choose to refill the tank personally before returning the vehicle.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget in San Jose for C$ 85 or less.
  • Book your rental car from Budget in San Jose at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Intermediate rental cars from Budget in San Jose are around 10% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in San Jose

  • Where are some Budget locations in San Jose?

    In the San Jose area, you have plenty of options where you can pick up Budget rental cars. Travelers right in the heart of the city will find a great location at 1350 N. 1st Street. If you find that you are southeast of the city center, there is a location at 2200 Eastridge Loop, Ste, 1104, while those that are southwest of the city will find a location at 3680 Stevens Creek Blvd, Ste. B.

  • What are some benefits of choosing Budget in San Jose?

    Budget Car Rental stands out for its competitive rates, providing affordability without compromising on service quality. Budget has a reputation for providing well-maintained and clean rental vehicles that are sure to enhance any trip to San Jose. Overall, Budget's combination of a rewarding loyalty program, competitive rates, and various extras makes it a compelling choice for individuals seeking reliable and cost-effective car rental services in San Jose.

  • Where should I go to park my rental in San Jose?

    In downtown San Jose, there are both metered street parking and parking garages available. Metered street parking rates are normally about $2 per hour, and parking garages may charge hourly or daily rates of around $1 to $10 per hour to park, depending on location and proximity to popular attractions and destinations. If you're staying at a hotel, they may offer parking facilities for guests. The cost and availability will depend on the hotel's policies.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Budget in San Jose?

    On average a rental car from Budget in San Jose costs C$ 97 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget in San Jose?

    Intermediate (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in San Jose.

  • How many car rental locations does Budget have in San Jose?

    Budget has 5 rental locations in San Jose. Take a look at our Budget rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Budget have a car rental location at the airport: San Jose airport (SJC)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from San Jose airport (SJC)?

    Yes