Book Budget hire cars in Chicago

Chicago, IL, United States
Sep 30 — Oct 7
Chicago, IL, United States
Thu 30/9
Noon
Thu 7/10
Noon
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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 Chicago

Overall rating6.2 GoodBased on 258 reviews
Cleanliness
6.8
Comfort
6.8
Overall
5.9
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.7
Value for money
6.1

Recent reviews

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10.0
Pros:The pick up and drop off was efficient and effortless. Usually I am stressed, but Budget made it an easy process!Cons:The price always shocks me.Reviewed Jan 25 2021
review fromkayak
4.4
Don't Trust Customer ServicePros:Got a much larger and more useful vehicle for essentially the same price as a regular mini van rental.Cons:Spoke to two separate customer service reps to verify that my age (24) would not prevent me from receiving the vehicle I had reserved. Was told that the location I chose would have no problem accommodating me and would allow that. When I showed up to get my mini van, I was told no and had to get the branch manager involved to make an exception. Then they didn't have any mini vans so I was given a 12 passenger van. Not an issue but I had to re-purchase the insurance after I had already paid for insurance on my initial rental, was already too late to have it refunded.Reviewed Jun 6 2016
review fromkayak
6.8
Be careful!Pros:The car itself - a Hyundai Sonata hatchback- was fine and actually a pleasant surprise.Cons:Despite telling the agent multiple times that I would fill the car with gas myself before returning it, she charged me the $46 fuel service option. When I questioned her on it, she said it always shows up that way, but if I refuel it, it will just get taken off. That’s a very shady practice in my opinion. When I returned the car with a full tank and asked the woman who checked the car in to remove the charge she did, but she also told me not to accept that next time. It’s an option, not a default, and I should not have had to agree to that.Reviewed Jul 7 2018
review fromkayak
7.2
Pros:The person who helped me was having a bad day. Real cranky. Or maybe customer service isn't his thing. Lost a customer.Reviewed Sep 30 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:Pick up took over an hour. Customers were forced to be in line indoors and in close quarters which was very unsafe. Car was damaged on the outside and was not clean on the inside. There was also a slight smoky smell in the car.Reviewed Oct 12 2020
review fromkayak
8.4
Pros:easy to book and returnCons:Car was clean but smelled like smoke. I wish there was a non-smoking option.Reviewed Jul 28 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
KAYAK and Budget double charged for insurancePros:Car was nice and the shuttle bus was fast.Cons:I selected insurance coverage when booking on Kayak and was charged for insurance. Budget Representative at the counter asked if I wanted insurance, totaling $27, which is the same price I was charged on the Kayak website. I told the Budget Representative that I thought I had already purcahsed insurance at the time of booking. The representative said that it was not on the reservation, so I had the representative add the insurance. Turns out I was charged for insurance by Kayak and Budget. Never using Kayak or Budget again.Reviewed Aug 11 2016
review fromkayak
5.2
Budget/Avis at ohare may scam uPros:Clean, comfortable carCons:We reserved a cat from ohare, we picked up the car from ohare and we returned the car to ohare. My quote was 372. We returned the car with no damage and a full gas tank and were charged 722. They claim they quoted me as renting the car from midway airport and then returning it to midway airport. There is no other explanation except they try to rip you off and hope you don't look at the recipt until it's too late. After arguing with a very rude agent for 40 min we got a manager who was professional but clueless. After about 90 min we had to go or else we would miss our flight home. We had to settle paying 480. Over a hundred dollars more than we should have. Have rented several cars before from other services and have never had a problem. Will rent from ohare airport many more times but will never at any location rent from Budget/Avis.Reviewed Dec 1 2015
review fromkayak
5.6
Not Happy with Drop OffPros:new car and nice bluish color; easy to pick up car and drop off car (except NO drop off sign that says Budget-I had to park and walk in to ask where to park the car). I'm not happy to spend $100 a day to rent car but it was the cheapest price available so happy about that.Cons:ALL DIRTY WINDOWS, inside perfume smell was annoying, drop off guy had lack of communication and charged wrong credit card becuz he didn't ask me-he assumed I wanted same card charged. I expected he would ask for my charge card and my signature. He credited my account and took a different card but I did not want a charge and a credit on that card. Then the words he used seemed he was blaming ME. He was Not very apologetic at all. Plus he was RUDE to the people behind us when we left the counter.Reviewed Feb 23 2017
review fromkayak
4.0
Hassle returning car and getting correct bill (iniPros:Pick up was smooth, car was as describedCons:I returned the car early (after just 1 day instead of 1 week as originally planned). The clerk explained that the computer wasn't working so she would send me an email with the final receipt. When I checked my emails a few hours later, I saw that she emailed me the receipt and it was for a full week rental rather than prorated for my 1 day rental. I called the local agency right away but the call was transferred to a national customer service office, and the person I spoke with said he would correct the mistake and email me the corrected receipt. Bin ever received it, so the next day I called the local agency again and spoke to the clerk, who then made the correction and sent an email with the correct amount billed. So a lot of extra effort and time needed on my part to fix their mistake.Reviewed Sep 2 2016
review fromkayak
3.6
Horrible staffCons:The line to pick up my car was over one hour in a hot humid building. I could see multiple staff chatting with each other while dozens of customers were waiting. When my turn came, they tried to upgrade me to an SUV by charging an extra $60 per day for a total of $297 for two days. I said this was not a reasonable price but they wouldn't listen. I finally cancelled my original reservation and made a new one on my phone for $94 for a bigger SUV for two days. If they had just talked nicely with me, I was willing to pay up to $150. You guys left money on the table and irritated me. I will go back to renting from National. Rosa should not be in a customer facing job. She was very unfriendly, slow and didn't smile once. I realize hiring good people is difficult but she is just in the wrong job.Reviewed Sep 23 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:Car was terrible shape and did not feel safe. Told the rerun clerk who seemed to ignoreReviewed Feb 16 2021
review fromkayak

Where can I find Budget hire cars in Chicago?

3721 North Broadway Street, Budget car hires

Address

3721 North Broadway Street

Hours

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

Phone

+1 773 528 1770

Address

714 South Wabash Avenue

Hours

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

Phone

+1 312 960 3100

Address

8181 South Cicero Avenue

Hours

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

Phone

+1 708 229 8360

Address

5150 West 55th Street

Hours

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

Phone

+1 773 948 7002

Address

10255 West Zemke Boulevard

Hours

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 773 894 1900

Address

214 North Clark Street

Hours

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

Phone

+1 312 263 0086

Address

1830 S Wabash Ave

Hours

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

Phone

+1 312 225 5396

Address

335a South Franklin St

Hours

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

Phone

+1 708 392 6981

Address

933 W North Avenue, Suite 933

Hours

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 312 219 6153

Address

3255 West Fullerton Avenue

Hours

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Phone

+1 773 252 4352

Good to know

Most popular location

10255 West Zemke Boulevard

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Chicago

  • Intermediate car hires from Budget in Chicago are around 9% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Chicago

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Chicago.

  • Budget has 10 car hire locations in Chicago. Take a look at our Budget hire location map to find the best car hires near you.

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