Book Budget hire cars in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Oct 2 — Oct 9
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
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Sat 9/10
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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 Rio de Janeiro

Overall rating5.3 OkayBased on 51 reviews
Cleanliness
6.0
Comfort
5.5
Overall
5.0
Pick-up/Drop-off
4.7
Value for money
5.5

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6.4
Please notify of difference in foreign country renPros:Counter staff were extremely helpful and prompt. Pickup and return was easy (once I actually had a reservation). Even extending my reservation was not complicated except for the fact I had to return to the airport to do so!Cons:Upon arrival I was informed that reservations in Brazil are only good for one hour after the reservation time. My car was rented to someone else. I had to take a taxi to the hotel, call and make another reservation and take a taxi back to the airport the next day to pickup the car. Budget would not honor my previous reservation. Due to increased demand, I was charged more for my new reservation than the reservation the counter gave away the previous day even though my rental would now be shortened by a day. Extending the reservation could not be done online or even by phone, I had to return to the airport counter to extend my reservation.Reviewed Jan 20 2016
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2.4
The worst place to rent in Rio!Pros:nothingCons:Customer service tried to get more money than it was supposed to be. I had 2 insurance and they blocked $12,000 reais on my creditcard!!!! That was just ridiculous :( When I returned the car, they charged me a whole extra day because I missed the deadline by about 20 min :( Lastly, eventhough I had filled the tank to the top, they wanted to charge me 9 more liters of alcohol at $9 reais when the liter outside was just about $3! I have rented a car in many parts of the world, but this one was a shock!!! If I had time, I would sue this place :((Reviewed Jul 30 2016
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2.0
Got SCREWED - Don't rely on Budget Car Rental.Cons:Our flight was delayed from LA to Brazil. When we got to the rental car desk late they had canceled our reservation. Lucky for us the rental car kiosk Localiza, next to Budget, was open and matched the Budget price.Reviewed Jan 3 2017
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4.0
Cons:Only spoke Portuguese The car has a bad door that didn't allowed it to be locked. Not helpful at all.Reviewed Feb 3 2017
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2.0
Pros:No car was available when I arrived, and no help was givenReviewed Jan 30 2017
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10.0
Pros:All Good, nothing to complain about it...Great experience!Reviewed Jul 31 2017
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5.6
Pros:It was a good value for the money. The car was a good carCons:It was the worse experience because I was 120 miles from the office when my car broke down and nobody in the 24 hours office answered the phone. The phone number for emergency also does not work. I needed another car and I had to drive back to Rio to get one. I lost one day dealing with this problem. Even if it is good value for the money I would never rent from them again.Reviewed Nov 4 2016
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7.2
$104.00 US charge on my credit card unexplained anPros:Staff tried to help but none spoke English.Cons:No one spoke English at pick up lot or drop off lot. There was some scratches on the car and had to sign for same...and then charge on credit card extra $104.00 unexplained. Also, in airport, rental counter, took 45 minutes to fill out the form...then pick up for their shuttle bus was mile walk ...not good for handicap person like me.Reviewed Sep 9 2016
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2.0
Terrible Service at Budget Santos Dumont AirportPros:they loaned me a car without estate license in front of the car . I was charge by police in in three separate occasion. and the Police didn't give a receipt from the ticket .Reviewed Sep 19 2016
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8.0
I would rate everything as excellent if it weren'tPros:The car was great, clean. Wish the pickup and dropoff were separated in the assessment. The former was bad at the airport but great at the car pickup place. Dropoff was also greatCons:The long wait at the airport at the counter. After flying for about 11 hours (not counting the wait for flights and connections) it is really hard to wait for almost an hour to check-in at the counter. Also, when finally checked-in I was told my card was declined whiich I felt strange as I just had used it at the Duty Free shop at the same airport. While the clerk cancelled that transaction and I handed her the other card she told me I needed a windshield insurance (which I never heard of); regular insurance doesn't cover windshield damage according to her. Last night I realized I was charged twice, once in each card. I felt cheated - paid far more than originally toldReviewed Jan 7 2016
review fromkayak
2.8
Pros:NOTHING LIKED READ THE SECTION WHAT I DID NOT LIKECons:AT THE PICK UP ON THE 18TH NOVEMBER IT TOOK ONE AND A HALF HOURS AND I PAID THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE 54 DAY RENTAL WITH MASTERCARD.. TO MY SURPRISE AFTER THE RETURN OF THE VEHICLE ON THE 11 JANUARY 2016, I LOOK AT MY BANK ACCOUNT AND SEE THAT BUDGET HAS DEBITED ON THE 13TH JANUARY 2016 THE SAME FULL AMOUNT AGAIN SO THEREFORE BUDGET HAS RECEIVED TWICE THE FULL PAYMENT FOR THIS RENTAL....IT APPEARS THAT NO ONE AT KAYAK OR BUDGET IN THE USA WHERE THE RESERVATION WAS MADE IS INTERESTED TO HELP ME GET BACK THE MONEY AND I HAVE CONTACTED BUDGET BRAZIL BUT STILL WAITING FOR A REFUND OF THE SECOND FULL PAYMENT.. A DISASTER DAVID HAYTERReviewed Jan 18 2016
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4.0
Pros:They closed midnight and i have early fly so they make you pay for the parking at the airportReviewed Feb 3 2016
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Rio de Janeiro?

Avenida Vinte De Janiero, Budget car hires

Address

Avenida Vinte De Janiero

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

+55 213 398 2350

Address

Praca Sen. Salgado Filho

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

+55 212 533 7864

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Rio de Janeiro

  • Intermediate (Audi A3 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Rio de Janeiro.

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

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