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Book Budget hire cars in Athens

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Budget car hire prices in Athens

Intermediate SUVRM 622/day
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Reviews for Budget in Athens

Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
"Great price, very ."(in 3750 reviews)
" and fast."(in 1394 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Will Budget again."(in 252 reviews)
Overall rating8.7 Very GoodBased on 12 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Comfort
9.0
Overall
8.8
Pick-up/Drop-off
8.8
Value for money
8.5

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8.0
Very goodReviewed 14 Apr 2024
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9.6
Pros:Staff very friendlyCons:NoneReviewed 6 Feb 2020
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10.0
Pros:Fast process and good attitude from the employees.Cons:Everything was goodReviewed 17 Dec 2019
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5.2
Pros:The staff was very polite and helpfulCons:We recieved a very low grade gps unit it could not identify even the drop-off point the Thessaloniki airport. In addition from i could understand we received a different class car than the one we ordered. The was great but smaller than we ordered.Reviewed 22 Jul 2019
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6.0
Pros:Easy to get at airportCons:Return at counter was long. Counter was not identified Avis budget. Could have been any company Car was very small and many scratches Hidden costs. For one hour difference upon return I was charged an extra dayReviewed 13 Jul 2019
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8.8
Good service personnel, impolite parking personnel.Pros:Front Desk people were very courteous and friendly. They even upgraded me for free because the argument I had with the parking person.Cons:Park person that brought the car threatened me because I exchanged some words with him when trying to enter the rental parking lot and he wasn't letting me in as he was unparking another rental car.Reviewed 8 Sep 2018
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10.0
Athens to CorfuPros:Pick up was great. No issues with car.Reviewed 18 Aug 2018
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8.0
Pros:Nice carCons:Would not recognize insurance purchased through kayskReviewed 20 May 2018
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6.0
Pros:We were upgraded to Mercedes CCons:We were told it is Diesel and Automatic. We got a Manuel car with Benzin.Reviewed 10 Apr 2018
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4.4
scam, rip off and bad carCons:The car made terrible noises from the second day we had it and staff were uninterested and said is was unlikely as quite new. I received a parking ticket on the street, paid it, but the police took the number plates as they do in Greece. Budget were completely unhelpful in trying to get them back and said they could take a month - but locals and hotel said all it requires is someone to collect from central police station. They are now charging me triple the rental rate, keeping the contract open, not answering the phone, not contacting me and not collecting the number plates. Total scam and dishonest.Reviewed 18 Sep 2017
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9.6
Good service and carPros:Friendly representatives - not pushing for extra insurance etc. Good car - we were given a better car than we bookedReviewed 16 Aug 2017
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10.0
Pros:Helpful staff. Good location. Clean restrooms. Coffee and drinks provided of a good quality.Reviewed 24 Apr 2017
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Athens?

Address

Airport Eleftherios Venizelos

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

+30 21 0353 0553

Address

23,syngrou Avenue

Hours

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

Phone

+30 21 0921 4771

Address

Syngrou Avenue 53

Hours

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

Phone

+30 21 0921 2605

Good to know

Most popular location

Airport Eleftherios Venizelos

Most popular car type

Standard

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Athens

  • The ancient city of Athens has good public transport around the city centre, but if you’re looking to explore the many historical landmarks away from downtown more convenient transport is highly recommended. When you book Budget car hire in Athens, teams of friendly staff get you the car or van of your choice without enduring long wait times. Plus, you drive off in a vehicle which is comfortable, reliable and easy to collect or return when the times comes. Put yours through the paces with a road trip down to the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio, approximately 70 km south via Attiki Odos/A6.
  • You can obtain an Athens Budget hire car as long as you are at least 21 year old at the time of booking and have at least one year’s driving experience. ‘Young driver’ fees apply to all customers below 25 years of age and you will be restricted in terms of your vehicle choices. You should also note that Budget typically doesn’t let vehicles to drivers over the age of 70 years in Greece.
  • There are at least four convenient locations where you can book Budget car hire in Athens. Of these, the most ideal one is Athens International Airport where Budget has an office at the airport’s car hire centre. If you’re flying, you can locate the office just outside International Arrivals and it’s a short walk to the pick-up area. You should know this location is open 24-hr Monday-Sunday and offers convenient after-hours return service. Just park the vehicle and drop the keys off in the Drop Box outside the office door.
  • Drive your Athens Budget hire car on the right-side of the road, perform a seatbelt check and connect your hands-free mobile before setting off on your adventures. All speed signs in Athens are posted in km/h and may not always show mph, so remember the maximum speed on major highways or motorways is around 130 km/h or 80 mph and the fastest you can go in rural areas is about 110 km/h (60 mph). In the city centre or residential areas, don’t drive above 50 km/h (30 mph).
  • Book your car hire from Budget in Athens at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Standard car hire from Budget in Athens are around -200% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Athens

  • What Budget car hire are best suited for driving in Athens?

    If you’re travelling solo or as a couple, opt for a compact car which is most affordable and easy to negotiate around the city centre. We recommend small and intermediate saloons to comfortably seat four, but give the nod to large-sized saloons, vans and people carriers if you’re a party of five or more since these vehicles offer maximum storage capacity. Premium SUVs and luxury vehicles are deluxe options when cost is not a consideration.

  • What documents do I need to book Budget car hire in Athens?

    UK nationals must have a passport and return ticket as well as picture-ID and valid domestic driver’s license to reserve Budget car hire in Athens. Other foreign nationals with licenses in non-Romanic alphabets must also produce an International Driving Permit or a certified English translation in order to qualify. You must use a major credit card since Budget does not allow the use of bank debit cards for payment. Payment cards must be registered in the name of the registered driver and the same card used to book the vehicle must be used at the collection point.

  • What should I know about parking Budget car hire in Athens?

    Parking in Athens is zoned where Blue zones are reserved for residents, Yellow ones are earmarked for special vehicles and White zones include free and paid parking areas with maximum 3 hour limits.  There are public car parks in the city where you can stay for extended hours, such as Metropark Athens and Parking Siggrou. ParkAround is a handy app for finding the nearest parking spaces to your location. Public parking in Central Athens and elsewhere is free from 21.00-09.00 Monday-Friday, and from 16.00-09.00 on Saturdays.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Budget in Athens?

    Standard (Opel Vivaro or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Athens.

  • How many car hire locations does Budget have in Athens?

    Budget has 3 hire locations in Athens. Take a look at our Budget hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does Budget have a car hire location at the airport: Eleftherios V. airport (ATH)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Eleftherios V. airport (ATH)?

    Yes