Book Budget hire cars in Gainesville

Gainesville, FL, United States
Oct 4 — Oct 11
Gainesville, FL, United States
Mon 4/10
Noon
Mon 11/10
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 Gainesville

Overall rating6.8 GoodBased on 38 reviews
Cleanliness
7.1
Comfort
7.0
Overall
6.7
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.6
Value for money
6.5

Recent reviews

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2.0
Pros:I wish i had something positive to say but i do not.Cons:Well to be perfectly honest it was the worst experiance i have ever had with any rental car company. After booking i called budget rental in gainsville three different times over 3 days only to be transferred to not 1 but 3 different individuals who could barely speak english and were definately not in Gainsville and of next to no help. They confirmed and told me that someone would be at the budget counter when i arrived or that i would be able to get my keys and that someone would contact me withing 24 hours of flying (which never happened). I landed in Gainsville FL at 936 (they close at 10), but nobody was at the desk, i called the budget company 3 different times that night only to be transferred to individuals that lets face it should not be in customer care and their "supervisors" were an absolute joke and even worse help. Turns out that the card i have on file they didn't charge and they cancelled the booking giving me 0 notification of anything and what customer care do you ask i got as a return? "your rental was cancelled cause we are braindead" oops. no respect, no nothing, if i could fire everyone i spoke with, i would start there. In closing i would like to say that budget your company and your customer care is absolute trash and i would rethink your current business plan and staff before bankruptcy. Worst ever go to ENTERPRISE they were amazing and i could actually talk to someone at their local desk when i called #gasp imagine that? budget = pile of hot garbage. so many other things ill keep to myself......... Please, Please budget do not reach out to me unless you intend to give me cash for the hell you put me, all those others who had to hear me rage and go off in the middle of the airport on your phone staff for screwing me and my brother and sister out of our car stranding us with no apology or reconciliation and zero i mean zero customer care.Reviewed Sep 16 2020
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8.8
Pros:Pick up and drop off very efficient. Staff was excellent.Cons:Car had smell of smokeReviewed Sep 27 2020
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2.0
Cons:I made the reservation for 3pm pick up at the Hilton, Budget location in Gainesville, FL. The reservation was cheaper than picking up at the Gainesville Airport. When I arrived, the desk was closed. I feel like I should not have been able to make a reservation for a time the desk would not be open. I called Budget and spoke to a representative that was able to move my reservation to the Gainesville Airport and confirmed that they had a car available. This was going to be $40 more expensive, but as we were without options, we agreed. We drove 20 minutes to the airport only to be told by the Budget representative that they had no cars and that he "didn't know what to tell me". I asked if there was anything else I could do, and that the Budget rep on the phone had confirmed that there was a car for me, to which he replied again, "I don't know what to tell you." I ended up walking counter to counter at the airport and asking for cars. I ended up having to pay twice as much as my original reservation for a car with your competitor. This could not have been a more negative experience.Reviewed Dec 27 2017
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2.0
Cons:They didn't let me rent the car because I didn't have a credit cardReviewed Jun 6 2017
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9.2
Cons:No one was at the airport counter when I went to pick up the car for about 20 minutes, so it was a bit weird, I only stayed bc the airport employee said someone would be back soon. Otherwise I had an awesome experience, the car was great and affordable.Reviewed Dec 2 2019
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7.2
Tyre pressuresPros:All 4 low so not checked. Bottles left in car so not indpectedCons:See aboveReviewed Aug 30 2017
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10.0
Pros:Always easy to return the car at the Hilton in Gainesville.Reviewed Sep 16 2016
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10.0
Pros:friendly staffCons:nothingReviewed Apr 2 2016
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10.0
Pros:Excellent. Everything was as I expected.Cons:NoneReviewed May 27 2016
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8.0
Pros:How quick and easy it was pick up the vehicle.Cons:We really had trouble finding the drop off location when we put the address into the GPS there was no rental agency at that address.Reviewed Oct 1 2019
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2.0
Bad experiencePros:NothingCons:They gave my car away because I showed up more than 2 hours after my original reservation. My flight was late and they didn’t seem to care. No other cars were available. I was inconvenient and had to make other arrangements which cost me more moneyReviewed Mar 18 2018
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9.6
Car rental Gainesville to Orlando airportPros:Very quick pickup.Cons:NothingReviewed Aug 9 2016
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Gainesville?

3400 Northeast 39th Avenue, Budget car hires

Address

3400 Northeast 39th Avenue

Hours

Monday09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday09:00 - 22:00
Thursday09:00 - 22:00
Friday09:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

Phone

+1 352 373 3959

Address

1714 Sw 34th St

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday08:00 - 15:00

Phone

+1 352 335 0940

Good to know

Most popular location

1714 Sw 34th St

Most popular car type

Economy

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Gainesville

  • Economy car hires from Budget in Gainesville are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Gainesville

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Gainesville.

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

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