Book Budget hire cars in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom
Oct 28 — Nov 4
Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom
Thu 28/10
Noon
Thu 4/11
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 Edinburgh

Overall rating8.1 ExcellentBased on 32 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Comfort
8.6
Overall
7.8
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.3
Value for money
7.6

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7.6
Pros:Rental agent friendly and when we got to the desk efficient. Offered a free upgrade. Drop off very quick.Cons:One lady at desk resulting us in being there for 55 minutes. Interior of car biscuits on the rear floor and a pair of expensive sunglasses on the front passenger seat. Exterior OKReviewed Sep 17 2016
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6.8
Long wait times to retrieve carPros:Clean car and nice customer service once we were finally helped.Cons:They need better signage informing customers that Avis and budget are one and the same. Stood in line for Budget for an hour waiting on the one and only attendant to check us in to our vehicle. Also still not sure if they will charge me for gas since they gave the car to me almost empty and stated on the agreement it was full. Nobody goes to the car with you to confirm, I did take a picture but I still feel like it’s my word against there’s. I’ll update this if I was overcharged from the original estimate due to them charging for gas they didn’t give in the first place.Reviewed May 30 2018
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8.8
Great carPros:The car. Ease of pick up.Cons:The wait in line to get the car. Avis/budget were combined, preferred members jump the line, the rest of us "less preferred". Customers waited.. Close to an hour. Drop off was easy.Reviewed Sep 10 2016
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10.0
ExcellentPros:Price, service, carCons:Had to wait when I arrived about 15 minsReviewed Jul 12 2017
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10.0
Pros:The attendant at the Edinburgh airport was friendly and helpfulCons:Getting use to driving on the left side of the roadReviewed Jul 19 2018
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4.0
Gave damaged car & overchargedPros:Very little because they are very frustrating to deal with.Cons:Damaged car needed to be exchanged, cutting into vacation time. They then tacked on damage charges that wee already documented on pickup. Budget has since refused to send an itemized bill explaining their crazy charges. Very frustrating!Reviewed Sep 21 2017
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9.2
Very fast pick and drop. Cleanliness superbPros:The car was fantasticCons:Why not a bit cheaper?Reviewed Apr 6 2017
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4.4
Cons:Worse than average rental car gouging. Reservation was for car from 9:30am to 9:30am -- exactly 9 days. Total base price was approx $216. However, adding a second driver, whose only effect on Budget was to reduce chance of accident from driver fatigue, raised total price to about $368. We arrived at pick-up a few minutes early, and were logged in at 9:12am. However, we were given a defective car and the process of discovering this and getting a replacement car meant that we really didn't have our car until after 9:45. Our return receipt shows that the car was returned at 9:49 (19 minutes late), although at least ten minutes of this time was waiting for agent after we arrived. Bottom line -- we actually had use of our rental car for a few minutes less than 9 days, but we were charged for TEN full days days -- that is, approximately $40 more than in our original agreement -- because they calculated that we had it for 9 days and 0.6 hours. Previous experience with Avis, last year. Declined all extra insurance coverage with clear oral agreement at rental counter, but didn't read contract carefully and missed that I was being charged for it anyway. This almost doubled price of the rental, and Avis was adamant in refusal to correct the mistake -- or deliberate deceitful and exploitative behavior? -- of their counter agent . Budget/Avis - a good company to avoid!Reviewed Jun 14 2017
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4.4
No customer servicePros:6 hour wait for roadside assistanceReviewed Sep 10 2016
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8.4
Easy check in, friendly staffPros:The check in was easy, no waiting. Was able to upgrade with GPS, which was the best decision.Cons:Signs to get to the check in and check out were not posted well. We spent too much time trying to find the correct place. The car had too electronics that took control of the car at times, causing unnecessary stress.Reviewed Oct 20 2018
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4.0
Pros:Near to my hotel, quite centralize. The car was clean and in good condition.Cons:The drop-off point have very limited parking place and should have informed customer on any public holiday as we were not told about it. We have encountered some issues and could not find anyone to consult with despite paying so much money.Reviewed Jun 6 2016
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10.0
Pros:Staff was helpful, courteous and efficient. Both at pick-up and drop-off, the associates went the extra mile to ensure everything was what we wanted.Reviewed May 19 2019
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Edinburgh?

Car Rental Centre, Budget car hires

Address

Car Rental Centre

Hours

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

Phone

+44 344 544 4605

Address

24 East London Street

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

Phone

+44 344 544 9064

Good to know

Most popular location

Car Rental Centre

Most popular car type

Mini

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Edinburgh

  • Mini car hires from Budget in Edinburgh are around 91% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Edinburgh

  • Mini (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Edinburgh.

  • Budget has 2 car hire locations in Edinburgh. Take a look at our Budget hire location map to find the best car hires near you.

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