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Book Budget hire cars in Edinburgh

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Budget car hire prices in Edinburgh

EconomyRM 260/day
CompactRM 274/day
IntermediateRM 530/day
MiniRM 247/day
PremiumRM 583/day
Compact SUVRM 273/day
Intermediate SUVRM 366/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Reviews for Budget in Edinburgh

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 rating8.4 Very GoodBased on 10 reviews
Cleanliness
9.6
Comfort
9.0
Overall
8.4
Pick-up/Drop-off
8.4
Value for money
7.8

Recent reviews

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10.0
Very goodReviewed 4 Mar 2024
review fromkayak
10.0
The car was to come with a GPS but it wasn’t installed. They don’t provide portable GPS units. Fortunately we have a cell phone with us and the charge cord fits. They were very helpful in explaining the car’s features and the car manual was supplied.Reviewed 16 Sep 2022
review fromkayak
4.8
Cons:I felt pressured to upgrade to a car model that I did not need for my trip. When I arrived I was told that the car I had reserved many weeks in advance would not be ready for quite some time, but I could upgrade for minimal cost. In the end the minimal cost turned out to be much more.Reviewed 5 Jun 2019
review fromkayak
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 19 May 2019
review fromkayak
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 20 Oct 2018
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:The attendant at the Edinburgh airport was friendly and helpfulCons:Getting use to driving on the left side of the roadReviewed 19 Jul 2018
review fromkayak
5.2
Difficulties with reservationPros:Making a reservation was easy, prices quoted looked great.Cons:I couldn't change the name on my reservation, and had to cancel the original and make a new reservation in order to accomplish this. My confirmation email was never sent to me, and the actual price at the counter appeared to be more than my reservation price. I also tried to reserve a midsize SUV, but ended up getting a Volkswagen golf (which is supposedly a size larger than what I reserved.Reviewed 10 Jun 2018
review fromkayak
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 30 May 2018
review fromkayak
8.4
Great carPros:Quick check in and drop off. Fuel efficient.Cons:Remind people from the US that due to narrow streets the mirrors need to be pushed in when parking.Reviewed 3 Jan 2018
review fromkayak
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 21 Sep 2017
review fromkayak
9.6
Pros:Great staff.Cons:Finding gas stations near the drop off point.Reviewed 9 Sep 2017
review fromkayak
10.0
ExcellentPros:Price, service, carCons:Had to wait when I arrived about 15 minsReviewed 12 Jul 2017
review fromkayak

Where can I find Budget hire cars in Edinburgh?

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 9064

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
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

Phone

+44 344 544 6059

Address

45 Lochrin Place

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
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

Phone

+44 131 229 6333

Address

Qpark Greenside Row

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
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

Phone

+44 344 544 6905

Good to know

Most popular location

Car Rental Centre

Most popular car type

Compact

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Edinburgh

  • A specific advantage of using Budget car hire in Edinburgh is the company's QuickPass service. This allows you to register, book and provide all necessary documentation online in advance, preventing the need to go through the whole process when you collect your vehicle at one of the agencies in the city. All you'll need to do is present your photo ID and you can pick up your keys and drive away in no time. You'll really appreciate this extra efficiency if you've arrived in Edinburgh after a long trip.
  • There are some tangible benefits to booking Budget car hire in Edinburgh. The East London Street collection desk is open from 08:00 till 18:00, six days a week. On Sundays you can collect your vehicle between 10:00 and 16:00. The branch at Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport branch allows you to return your car at any time around the clock, outside of its office hours of 07:00 to 23:00 daily. You just have to put the keys in the after-hours drop box.
  • Budget car hire in Edinburgh branches offers a range of vehicle models that you can choose from, depending on how many passengers you have and where you want to go. The East London Street branch offers economy cars that are great for running around the city. You can also get hatchbacks and four-seater sedans. Premium luxury saloons are available too. The airport branch has a similar selection, with the addition of compact and full-size SUVs. All of these are late model vehicles, promising the latest comfort and safety features.
  • If you're new to driving in Edinburgh, there are a couple of things to note in advance, especially if you're collecting your car from the East London Street Branch in the centre of the city. Here the speed limits can vary quickly from zone to zone. The normal speed limit in built-up areas is 30 mph, but in some zones, it drops to 20 mph. If you're driving on the motorway from the airport, you can travel at 70 mph. An important rule of the road to observe when driving in Edinburgh is that cyclists have right of way when turning left.
  • Book your car hire from Budget in Edinburgh at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Compact car hire from Budget in Edinburgh are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Edinburgh

  • Where is the best place to pick up my hire car in Edinburgh?

    This will mainly be determined by where you're coming from in the city and which branch is closest to the public transport hubs that you may be using. If you're flying into Edinburgh Airport you can hire a car from Budget right there in the airport terminal. Otherwise one of the most popular Budget branch agency is in East London Street, in the central Edinburgh New Town district. Your nearest landmark for this agency is the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

  • What documents do I need to collect my Budget hire car in Edinburgh?

    No matter whether you're collecting your car from the East London Street branch or the one at Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport, you'll have to show the same documentation. Your UK driver's licence is first and foremost, and you must also bring your DVLA licence code. You'll also need to present the credit card you used (or want to use) to make your hire car reservation. Two are required if you've chosen a premium vehicle. You may also need to provide proof of residence, like a utility bill.

  • What benefits does Budget offer in Edinburgh?

    The Edinburgh Airport Budget branch and its office in East London Street offer the same benefits. You can choose the make and model of car that you prefer, rather than being restricted to a category-only choice. The vehicles are well-maintained, which includes tyre and windscreen wiper checks. Full safety checks are also carried out before any car is released for re-hire.

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

    Compact (Nissan Juke or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Edinburgh.

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

    Budget has 4 hire locations in Edinburgh. 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: Turnhouse airport (EDI)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Turnhouse airport (EDI)?

    Yes