Book Budget hire cars in Catania

Catania, SI, Italy
Sep 29 — Oct 6
Catania, SI, Italy
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Wed 6/10
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" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
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"Great car and -off"(in 1485 reviews)


"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
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Reviews for Budget in Catania

Overall rating5.6 OkayBased on 21 reviews
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Cons:Having rented many cars in the US, this was by far the slowest and overly complicated experience. It took over an hour and a half from arriving at the desk to finally receive car. They would only let the person who's name is on the reservation be the primary driver and pay for the car. Once I explained I made the reservation for my father who was standing with me with a valid driver's license and I would not be driving, they finally added him as a secondary driver for a $250 euro fee (which we got down to $125 and just accepted because we just wanted to get out of there). She kept taking the time to upsell us and not tell us the price impact until asked. Overall, it was just an extremely painful and slow process to just receive a car I had reserved weeks prior. I will not be returning or recommending Budget for future car rental needs in Catania.Reviewed Sep 18 2016
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Budget took advantage of me, LOTS OF HIDDEN FEES!!Pros:The car was clean, and new.Cons:Very poor communication, as to a few users on here, i signed up thinking i was going to pay $200 for a week with a car and insurance from Allianz, but that was sadly not the case. Once i arrived, i was greeted with $300 of additional fees, Including VAT, city tax (which the rental said was already paid for when i checked out), and also a destination fee given i was not returning at the same spot, ($65). None of this was mentioned when i booked the car! To top it off, they had the nerve to give me a car with 3/4 of a tank (marked full) and have you agree to the policy of $65 to fill up the tank at the end of the rental if it is not exactly full. Ridiculous. Then Avis recommended we purchase an additional $40/day of insurance to ensure our deductible ($1000) is not put into jeopardy if we get into an accident. Just insane. SO in summary, i got a car with 3/4 tank of gas (marked full). Was supposed to pay $200 with insurance taxes fees for 5 days, ended up paying $600+. STAY AWAY!! SCAM!!Reviewed Oct 2 2016
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Waiting and extra chargesPros:Car was okCons:Arrival - desk is not signposted and difficult to find. Then waiting 45 minutes in heat to be served dispite pre-booking. Then clerk was pushing trying to sell extra insurance. Return- no petrol station near hire place so ended up paying/being charged for re-fill. Also, charged extra taxes and charges despite quote including these.Reviewed Jul 10 2017
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Pros:No problems in actual car collection or drop off.Cons:It was difficult to find the Budget collection area as there are many companies on top of each other.Reviewed May 15 2019
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Terrible!Pros:NothingCons:When you get off a plane you are absolutely exhausted and just want to get going! I had reserved two full size cars for my 7 family members & I. We needed these specific cars for us and space for our luggage. First off they could not find the reservation. I pulled the reservation up on my phone & then they would not honor the price! Both reservations were in my name (I booked them) yet the refused to add on extra drivers, bc of course one person can’t drive two cars. So. There solution? Create a whole new reservation, double the price of course. The point is, they did not want to help us but instead we’re more concerned with making more money. It was absolutely disgusting!Reviewed Jul 15 2018
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Pros:The van was fine and handled all 7 passengers and our baggage. It was comfortable and easy to handle.Cons:They over charged with a surprise bill on our credit card. The GPS didn't work. There wasn't a Budget office in the airport or any shuttle or directions to the pickup location. The service desk person wasn't interested in our rental and kept up a conversation with a co-worker and made us wait. The drop off in the same location was very poorly signed and we got lost several times after disgorging five or our party at the airport terminal. When we finally found the rental return location the staffer was surly and when we mentioned that the GPS wasn't working he threw it in a bin and did not give us any satisfaction that we would get a credit. He said that there would be no paperwork!Reviewed Nov 5 2018
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personnel was not friendlyPros:nothingCons:They told me that a bump in the rear door was not included in the car pick up checklist, but the bump was there. I’ve asked the local rep to check with the Palermo office but they said that it was closed. They asked me to fill a form which I did. Even the manager was not helpfulReviewed Sep 24 2018
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Pros:PriceCons:Cigarette smell. Charged me for a pre-existing scratch.Reviewed Dec 17 2018
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ExpensivePros:The sun in Sicilia, that's all.Cons:We booked for a Ford Fiesta/look a like but finally the car was not available ! We got an Opel Moka because we had no choice.. More expensive.Reviewed Aug 26 2017
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Cons:Waited in line about 3 hour, and then, budget manager, simply deceived me, twice, hidding taxes, fees and surchages and misled me on payment saying that this twice big amount is not a rental cost, but only an insurance deposit for the duration of the car rental.Reviewed Aug 31 2019
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Great hotel and Location right on the ocean...Pros:The pool and sunny terrace with palm trees and pines everywhere. The bar at the pool and the drinks menu (long drinks, cocktails, wine beer) and full service snack bar. Rooms were clean and the bed was very comfortable. Very good wellness service with massage and more. Great parking for large vehicles if you rent one. The location was very quiet even though the main road was about 100m away. Only 30 min to mount Etna and 1 hour to Syracuse and Taormina and other sites. etc....Cons:The breakfast could offer more than scrambled and (self) boiled eggs but over all you could get filled up for a long day site seeing and drink all the coffee you wanted.Reviewed Jun 5 2016
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Cons:The chaos of Catania airport. There were a gazillion people there. The price was substantially more than I had expected to pay and the car was much larger as well (a real van!) which made driving in some areas a bit stressful.Reviewed Apr 9 2018
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Catania?

Aeroporto Fontana Rossa, Budget car hires


Aeroporto Fontana Rossa


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


+39 095 340500


Via Cardinale Dusmet Snc


Monday15:00 - 19:0009:00 - 12:30
Tuesday15:00 - 19:0009:00 - 12:30
Wednesday15:00 - 19:0009:00 - 12:30
Thursday15:00 - 19:0009:00 - 12:30
Friday15:00 - 19:0009:00 - 12:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:30


+39 095 537871

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  • Economy car hires from Budget in Catania are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

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  • Economy (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Catania.

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