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Reviews for Budget in Asheville


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Overall Rating4.8 MediocreBased on 56 reviews
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It was very difficult to find the office. It turns out it was inside a mall and there is no sign anywhere outside or inside the mall telling you where it is. We had to ask several workers at other shops in the mall - although we weren’t even sure it was even in there! Never had such a frustrating experience trying to rent a car. Once we found the counter everything went smoothly. The woman said they are not permitted to hang signage (!?)Reviewed Oct 28 2022
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When I rented the car I told them I wanted to pick it up at the Ashville Airport. When trying to pick up the vehicle I was told that my car was at a different location. I had to get a taxi which I had to pay $55.00 for. Also the car was dirty and the gas tank was not full. I was told that I could not drop the car off at the airport without paying $250.00 fee. Because of My early flight I was forced to dod this. My experiance with Kayak Sucked Big time. I would never use Kayak again.Reviewed Oct 25 2022
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Pros:Friendly and professional staffCons:Additional staff. Had to wait 45 min for car during pickupReviewed Mar 19 2021
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Cons:The car smelled like cigarettesReviewed Sep 29 2020
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Cons:PriceReviewed Jul 2 2019
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Pros:The employee at the airport was able to switch my reservation around so I could get a car from the airportCons:It was not clear from my reservation that the pickup location was not the airport and what time I would need to be there by to get the car.Reviewed Jun 21 2019
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Drop-off was closed?Cons:The Budget store that I was suppose to drop the car off at was closed.Reviewed Jul 15 2018
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Great customer service at pick-up!Pros:The counter representative in Asheville was outstanding and we were very happy with our car!Reviewed Jul 11 2018
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Car was located at off-site rental location, not aCons:The car I reserved was located 22 miles away off airport location. Internet booking did not indicate this at all. Agent at airport had me pay higher rate for a one day rental then gave incorrect information regarding swapping out the cars the next day. Paid twice as much for a smaller car and endured the hassle of dealing with the whole mix-up while on vacation. Budget just lost another customer.Reviewed Dec 31 2016
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Pros:They did not have a car.Cons:They did not have a car.Reviewed Oct 15 2016
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EasyPros:Easy and quickCons:WOuldn't have wanted to stay long-- smells like tires!!Reviewed Oct 11 2016
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"Reservation" does not mean that Budget will actuaCons:I went to pick up my mid-sized SUV to find out that Budget did not have it and wouldn't have it. They indicated that they were not responsible for this error as someone else who was supposed to return the vehicle extended and they have no control over that. They offered a "full sized" car or 4-door pick up instead - for a higher cost (of course because they were more expensive options). Seems like if they don't have the car they promised, they should make it right without additional expense. I did agree to the sedan they offered (what choice did I have?) and then compared their list of scratches to what was really on the car. Many more on the car than what they reported, including ding in windshield and tape residue all over the inside of the windshield, which I had to scrape off with a razor so that I could see clearly on my trip. The car was dirty - food in the seat and smeared on the back of the front seat. I will pass on Budget as an option in the future.Reviewed Jul 20 2016
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Asheville?


3 South Tunnel Road


Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00


+1 828 299 4191

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3 South Tunnel Road

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Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Asheville

  • When you make the choice to book Budget car rentals in Asheville, you offer yourself the opportunity to explore this amazing part of North Carolina on your own schedule. If you're exploring the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway or embarking on outdoor adventures in the Appalachian Mountains, an SUV or a crossover can provide ample space and comfort for both passengers and luggage. For those navigating the city's vibrant downtown and historic districts, a fuel-efficient compact or midsize car might be more suitable, making parking and maneuvering through city streets more convenient. Additionally, considering the region's diverse weather conditions, especially in winter, opting for a vehicle with all-wheel drive can enhance safety and stability on mountain roads.
  • Budget Car Rental provides a loyalty rewards program known as Budget Fastbreak, offering fantastic advantages for those who book Budget car rentals in Asheville. Fastbreak members earn rewards points with each eligible rental, and these accumulated points can be redeemed for complimentary rental days, providing a cost-saving opportunity for future travel plans. The program boasts flexibility with no blackout dates, allowing members the convenience of planning trips without restrictions.
  • When you book Budget car rentals in Asheville, it's crucial to be aware of the company's cancellation policy. In the case of a cancellation, Budget processes a credit to the original payment card within approximately seven business days. However, for prepaid reservations, canceling before the rental incurs a processing fee. It's essential to note that early vehicle returns before the initially scheduled return date do not result in payment refunds.
  • For an enhanced rental experience, Budget Car Rental offers various add-ons and extras. Navigate the city seamlessly by renting a GPS navigation system, ensuring you can find your way around Asheville and its surroundings effortlessly. If you're traveling with children, Budget provides child safety seats suitable for different age groups, prioritizing their safety and comfort during the journey. Additionally, Budget Car Rental offers diverse fuel options, such as prepaying for a full tank of gas and returning the car empty or opting to refill the tank independently before returning the vehicle.
  • Mini rental cars from Budget in Asheville are around -24% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Asheville

  • Where are some Budget locations in Asheville?

    If you find yourself right in the heart of the city of Asheville and decide you want to pick up a Budget rental car, your best option is going to be a little bit east of the downtown area in the Redwood Forest neighborhood at 3 South Tunnel Road. If you already know you are arriving in Asheville on a flight, your most convenient choice will be to pick up your Budget rental at the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL).

  •  What are some reasons to choose Budget rental car in Asheville?

    As the name of the company implies, Budget offers some of the most competitive rental rates in this area, offering you the chance to save some money on a wonderful trip to Asheville. The staff at the Asheville locations have great insights about the city and the surrounding area and this can be a great benefit to first-time visitors. Budget has a reputation for providing travelers with clean and well-maintained rental cars, assuring a hassle-free trip.

  • Where are some good places to park my car in Asheville?

    Metered street parking is prevalent in downtown and commercial areas, so be sure to adhere to posted regulations regarding time limits and payment requirements. While metered parking may incur fees of about $1.50 per hour, many street parking areas are free. Public parking lots and garages are also plentiful in popular areas, particularly downtown Asheville, with hourly rates typically ranging from $2.50 to $5.00 per hour. Exploring parking options beforehand will ensure a convenient and cost-effective solution during your visit to Asheville.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget in Asheville?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Asheville.

  • How many car rental locations does Budget have in Asheville?

    Budget has 1 rental location in Asheville. Take a look at our Budget rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Budget have a car rental location at the airport: Asheville Regional airport (AVL)?

    No (According to our data)

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Asheville Regional airport (AVL)?