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Reviews for Budget in Columbus

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 Rating6.3 OkayBased on 156 reviews
Cleanliness
6.7
Comfort
6.8
Overall
6.3
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.1
Value for money
6.2

Recent reviews

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4.0
They gave me a broken car the first time. I didn't realize it until I was on the highway 20 miles out of town. The second car they gave me smelled awful like smoke and was filthy dirty.Reviewed Jul 11 2024
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2.0
We had a 9am pick up time and got to the pick up location on time only to find a sign that said “be back in 30 minutes”. When the employees finally showed up they gave us a car that was very damaged. We took the car and once we got on the freeway the car was violently shaking so we had to go back and exchange the car for another. That vehicle only had a quarter tank of gas so we had to stop and get gas. This all caused major delays in our travel.Reviewed Apr 22 2024
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8.0
The main focus is the airport , there aren’t many non-airport locations.Reviewed Apr 8 2024
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2.0
Drop off was easy and gentleman was nice. Pick up in CMH took forever and vehicle was dirty with bald tires. It wasn't worth it to spend another 45 minutes in line to get a new vehicle. Guy behind the counter in CMH was trying to con everyone into insurance and other add-ons which is what caused a 45 minute way for a line of 3 customers.Reviewed Mar 8 2024
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10.0
It was the most organized rental experience I’ve ever had. They are on point . From the counter to the drop off their customer service is outstanding. I wish more rental companies got it right like they have. A+ experience thank y’all so much !Reviewed Mar 4 2024
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10.0
I was just a good all around experience. Very good. Keep up the good workReviewed Nov 20 2023
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10.0
Friendly quick serviceReviewed Oct 17 2023
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10.0
I had a great driver named Rick. He did the first run. I wanted him to take to airport but another person got the ride first. Is there a way to ask for particular driver??Reviewed Oct 10 2023
review fromkayak
6.0
I got a small vehicle instead of what was requested and paid for, I about ran thru two red lights because not seeing them due to seating being to small for my bodyReviewed Sep 24 2023
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4.0
We rented a full size vehicle for a week , all of the cars were dirty & the agent lied about not having a car wash and up charged us for a cleaner vehicle instead of upgrading us for the inconveniencesReviewed Jun 14 2023
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6.0
The drop off signage needs additional work as it was very difficult to figure out where to pull in our car and the person checking in early in the morning was very unprofessional to us as we didn't know where to put the car, seems you didn't want to walk the extra 50 ft to get the carReviewed Aug 23 2022
review fromkayak
1.9
not staffed adequately. i booked through a third party and when asking for courtesy extension of a couple of hours due to highway traffice accident, they told me i had to book an extra day. on top of that, there was an additional fee to extend my reservation since it was more than 6 hours. i will never book with budget again.Reviewed Jun 24 2021
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Columbus?

Address

4106 International Gateway

Hours

Monday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:0008:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:0008:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00

Phone

+1 380 867 0247

Address

4810 Sawmill Road

Hours

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 614 451 7699

Address

6060 Busch Boulevard

Hours

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 614 431 2025

Address

104 East Long Street

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday11:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 614 228 1058

Address

3949 West Broad Street

Hours

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 614 870 2200

Address

1030 West 3rd Avenue

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday13:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 614 737 5400

Address

240 South Hamilton Road

Hours

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday12:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 614 863 7500

Address

1717 W 5th Ave

Hours

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

Phone

+1 614 487 7206

Good to know

Most popular location

4106 International Gateway

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Columbus

  • When you decide to book Budget car rentals in Columbus, a convertible car can add a touch of fun and excitement to your trip if you plan to explore scenic routes in the area. If you have specific hauling needs or plan to engage in outdoor activities like camping or fishing, a truck rental might be more suitable. Columbus is becoming more environmentally conscious, so renting an electric or hybrid car can be an environmentally friendly choice while also saving on fuel costs.
  • Travelers who book Budget car rentals in Columbus during the winter should consider renting a car with winter tires or snow chains, especially if you’re planning to drive in areas with heavy snowfall or icy conditions. Renting a vehicle with 4WD or AWD can provide better stability, traction, and control on snowy or icy roads. You’ll also want to ensure that the rental car has adequate antifreeze and windshield washer fluid.
  • When you pick up your Budget car rentals in Columbus, be mindful of weekday rush hours. Morning rush hour is usually from 7:30 am–9 am, and afternoon rush hour typically occurs from 4:30 pm–6 pm. I-270 is the outer beltway that encircles Columbus. During rush hours and peak travel times, sections of I-270 can become congested, particularly on the north and west sides of the city.
  • The Budget Car Rental loyalty program, known as Budget Fastbreak, offers several benefits and highlights for its members. Fastbreak members can expedite the reservation and rental process, allowing you to skip the rental counter and go directly to your rental car. Members enjoy access to dedicated Fastbreak counters at select locations, providing a more streamlined and convenient experience. As a Fastbreak member, you can earn Budget Bucks, which are reward points that can be redeemed for free rentals or other services.
  • Intermediate rental cars from Budget in Columbus are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Columbus

  • Where are some good spots in Columbus to get a Budget rental car?

    If flying, a popular spot for travelers to pick up their rental car is the John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH). If you happen to already be in the center of Columbus and don't want to make your way back to the airport, a better option is the location at 104 East Long St., in the heart of downtown Columbus. If you are farther to the north in a suburb like Worthington, the location at 6060 Busch Blvd is closer. Visitors that are west of the city center in the Lincoln Village area might select the location at 4621 W. Broad Street.

  • What are some reasons to choose Budget over other brands?

    Budget is known for offering budget-friendly rental rates, making it an economical choice for travelers. Budget provides a variety of vehicles to select from to cater to different travel needs and group sizes. They offer compact cars, SUVs, and trucks. Budget aims for transparent pricing to reduce the likelihood of unexpected fees or charges. With Fastbreak membership you can enjoy express return services that allow you to return your rental car more quickly. The Budget mobile app makes it easy to manage reservations and access your Fastbreak profile from your smartphone or tablet.

  •  What are some tips for parking a rental car in Columbus?

    Columbus has numerous parking garages, and lots located in and around the downtown area. Popular garages include the Columbus Commons Garage, North Market Garage, and the Convention Center Garage. The cost for these spots is around $5.00 to $15.00 to park for 2 hours. On-street parking is available in many areas of Columbus. Be sure to check for parking signs and regulations. Please use meters or mobile apps where required. In some areas, street parking is free, but there can also be spots that cost from $0.80 to $1.50 to park for 2 hours.

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

    Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Columbus.

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

    Budget has 8 rental locations in Columbus. 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: Columbus airport (CMH)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Columbus airport (CMH)?

    Yes