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Reviews for Budget in St. Petersburg


" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
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"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
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Overall Rating6.8 OkayBased on 15 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Vehicle was dirty inside and out. Check-out took longer than normal.Reviewed Oct 29 2023
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Excellent customer service. The woman at the front desk was the best. If there was anything wrong she would turn any bad experience into a positive. Smiles, jokes. She’s someone you always want to meet when you first come into the store.Reviewed Oct 13 2022
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Pros:NothingCons:We Ubered there to pick up the car and there was no one there. We wasted time and money.Reviewed Feb 24 2021
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Pros:Staff was nice. They just didn’t have any cars when we got there. Said it would be 3 hours or I could upgrade. We had planned on have a full size. I had to upgrade to an suv that cost $100 more then plan on.Cons:Just having a a car for me or budget making up the difference.Reviewed Feb 11 2019
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Cons:Reserved for convertible- was told none was available. This is I spite of reserving it several months in advance. No attempt to try to find another vehicle in surrounding areas. Asked to call central reservation number for budget - they were no help at all. Did not even offer to reduce rates as promised vehicle was not available. Very poor service.Reviewed Oct 21 2018
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Pros:Got the keys right away, was able to drop the car off after hours.Cons:After getting the keys, was told to remove the sunpass from windshield since I had my own and didn’t want the additional charges. I couldn’t remove it- no one was around to help. I saw a man that worked there and asked for help, then yelled for help but he ignored me and kept walking. Also, if you leave your vehicle there you have to park it across the street.... so walking across 6 lanes of fast moving traffic is a little unsettling.Reviewed Mar 26 2018
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Pros:The auto was clean and economicalCons:We were informed that we could pick up the rental at the st. Pertersburg/Clearwater airport. At the Budget counter, we were informed that at the car had to be picked up at the Budget office 16 miles away in city. We wasted a couple of hours scrambling to find transportation in an unfamiliar city. The agent at the city Budget office was rude and inconsiderate The whole experience was awful. We will not use Budget to rent an auto again.Reviewed Mar 5 2018
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Did not have a car for usPros:The price...I guessCons:We reserved a van for our family vacation far in advance. When I arrived on the morning g of the reservation, I was informed there were no vehicles. They didn’t bother to call me so I could make other arrangements. It was right after a holiday weekend so we couldn’t find any other vehicles and had to take multiple cars on our trip. Very disappointed.Reviewed Dec 30 2017
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Pros:Clean and quickCons:A little pushy to join their online servicesReviewed Jul 4 2017
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Car smelled like vomitPros:The employeesCons:Puke odor does not make for a pleasant ride : /Reviewed Mar 18 2017
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Pros:The car was very nice. The check in and check out was efficient and prompt. Good team which works there.Reviewed Mar 3 2017
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Cons:Got a ride local friends from airport to car rental. It took 30+ minutes to go 10 miles. We missed the 2 PM closing by 10 minutes. We had no idea the place closed at 2 PM on the weekend. This was not mentioned on any correspondence. I switched the drop off to the airport for over half the cost of a week's rental. I call that excessive!Reviewed Feb 20 2017
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in St. Petersburg?


4037 66th St North


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 - 14:00


+1 727 345 1871

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4037 66th St North

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Top tips for renting a car from Budget in St. Petersburg

  • Those looking to book Budget car rentals in St. Petersburg, Florida, will have a wide range of vehicle types available to choose from. If you wish to elevate your travel experience, you can choose from luxury cars and convertibles, which offer both style and comfort and which are perfect for exploring the city in style. On the other hand, compact cars provide practicality and efficiency, making them an excellent choice for maneuvering through busy urban streets and crowded parking areas. Mid-size and standard SUVs deliver ample space, making them ideal for families or groups. They also provide versatility for both city exploration and venturing into more rugged terrains.
  • Visitors to St. Petersburg will be pleased to note that the area generally experiences low to moderate traffic conditions. The downtown area can be busier during peak commuting hours, particularly on main roads like Central Avenue and 4th Street. Still, traffic flow tends to remain relatively smooth compared to larger cities. With its well-planned connectivity and prominent signage, navigating the city is typically straightforward, and drivers can expect reasonable travel times.
  • St. Petersburg, Florida, offers a variety of parking options to accommodate visitors. Downtown areas provide a great deal of street parking, with metered spaces available for short-term stays. There are also several public parking garages that are strategically located near the area’s most frequented destinations, which offer options for more extended visits. Many attractions, shopping centers, and restaurants have their own dedicated parking lots. Note that visitors may wish to consider using a free-to-download mobile app such as ParkMe to find available parking spaces in live time and to pay for their parking fees at the touch of a button.
  • When visitors choose to rent a vehicle through Budget in St. Petersburg, they should note that they become eligible for more than just convenient transportation. They also gain access to exclusive benefits, including discounts at select hotels. Budget's partnership with well-regarded hotel chains like Wyndham and Best Western allows travelers to enjoy comfortable accommodations and cost-effective stays. Consider the Best Western Plus Yacht Harbor Inn or the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, for example.
  • Intermediate rental cars from Budget in St. Petersburg are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in St. Petersburg

  • What is the most convenient place to pick up my vehicle when I book Budget car rentals in St. Petersburg?

    Budget goes the extra mile to ensure that visitors to St. Petersburg have convenient access to their rental services. With three strategically located branches, including one at the St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE), Budget provides travelers with easy pickup and drop-off options. This means that whether arriving by air or seeking a rental downtown at the 4037 66th Street North or 5300 Gulf Boulevard branches, Budget is ready to meet you at your nearest convenience.

  • What is the minimum age requirement for those looking to book Budget car rentals in St. Petersburg?

    Those looking to rent a car in St. Petersburg, Florida, must be 21 years of age or older. Those less than 25 years of age will find that they have slightly more limited options in terms of the types of vehicles they can choose from, and they may be required to pay a young driver’s fee.

  • What benefits can I expect when I book Budget car rentals in St. Petersburg?

    Budget provides a diverse range of rental vehicles to cater to the preferences and needs of their customers. They also offer a comprehensive rewards program called Fastbreak, which allows renters to bypass the counter and earn Budget Bucks for future discounts. To ensure a worry-free rental experience, Budget is committed to providing reliable roadside assistance for unexpected situations like lockouts, flat tires, fuel delivery, and more.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget in St. Petersburg?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in St. Petersburg.

  • How many car rental locations does Budget have in St. Petersburg?

    Budget has 1 rental location in St. Petersburg. 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: Tampa airport (TPA)?


  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Tampa airport (TPA)?