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Budget, San Jose International Airport Car Rental

Budget 300+ ratings, 2 reviews

San Jose, California, United States

8.8 / 10 Very Good

Best Price Car Rentals at San Jose Airport(SJC)

Last updated on: January 25, 2023

Budget - San Jose International Airport Information, Car Rental Instructions & Policies

Store Location

1659 Airport Boulevard, Ste 3 San Jose International Airport


408-286-7850 / 408-275-0346

Pickup from Branch or Car Park & After Hours Pickup

The Budget - San Jose International Airport car rental location is in terminal

You can arrive of Budget - San Jose International Airport car rental by free shuttle bus.

If you are in the A terminal, please go to the shuttle bus shuttle area (Shuttle Bus pick-up area), take the shuttle bus to the car rental center; If you are in the B terminal, please collect your luggage to leave the terminal, and then across the road to get to the car rental center (rental car center.

Return to the Store, Car Park or Key Box & After Hours Return

Follow the signs "Return Rental Car" when you enter the airport area, Then find the parking lot of Budget.

Opening Hours

Days of WeekSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Opening hours
06:00 -23:59
06:00 -23:59
06:00 -23:59
06:00 -23:59
06:00 -23:59
06:00 -23:59
06:00 -23:59


Deposits are depending on which car type your rental car falls into, and can be paid with credit cards(pre-authorization)
Representative Car ModelsDeposit Amount(approx.)Business Days Required for Refund

Other car models

Pack up ^
USD 25030-60

Bmw X6

Seat Alhambra

Pack up ^
USD 20030-60

Lincoln Mkz

Jaguar F-pace

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chevrolet Camaro

Pack up ^
USD 200-25030-60

Accepted Cards

Credit cards issued by the following companies qualify a car rental from this store: UnionPay, Visa, Master, DinersClub, JCB, Discover, AMEX

UnionPay Visa Master DinersClub JCB Discover AMEX

Note that two credit cards may be asked for upon pickup if your rental car falls into these car types: Bmw X6, Lincoln Mkz, Jaguar F-pace, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevrolet Camaro


A print-out voucher is more accepted in this store.

Driver Age Requirements

0 - 99 years old

Young Driver Fee applies at 18 - 25 years old with charge of USD 5.325243 - 52 per day approximately.

Driver's License Requirements

There is no mandatory requirments for the driver's license holiding time from this store.

For foreign renters, you need to bring:

Domestic Driving License + International Driving Permit

Please note that the IDP(International Driving Permit) is only a translation and you must bring your original driver’s license with you.

Domestic Driving License + Official embassy translation in English

Please note that your English translation should be authorized by the embassy.

For local renters, you need to bring:

Full Driving License issued in United States

This option applies to customers with local driving license, please show your local license at pick-up.

Additional Extras

Extras Prices
Extras Prices
Toddler car seat rental
Toddler car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing 40-100 lbs /18-45kg (approx. 4 - 11 years)
USD 15.045/day
capped at USD 68.06
GPS rental
GPS rental
Provided by the local stores. Usually, interface and voice are of the local language.
USD 18.83/day
Additional driver fee
Additional driver fee
Note that all drivers must provide their valid documentation.
USD 13.00/day
Infant car seat rental
Infant car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing under 20 lbs /9kg (birth to approx. 1-12 months)
USD 13/day
Child car seat rental
Child car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing 20-40 lbs /9-18kg (approx. 1 - 3 years)‌
USD 5/day
Tire chains rental
Tire chains rental
Prices and inventory depend on local stores.
USD 88.91/day

Cross Border

Free of Charge:

Taking rental cars to following countries is allowed and free of charge:
TRAVEL INTO CANADA WITH U.S. VEHICLE: Insurance Card: Customers must advise the counter of their plans to cross the border into Canada. The counter will place a Canadian Non-Resident Insurance Card in the rental vehicle whenever a U.S. registered vehicle goes into Canada. * This card is provided at no cost * It provides documentation that the vehicle is insured in case of an accident. * The border crossing guard may request proof of insurance.\"


Taking rental cars to following countries is not allowed:

Cross Islands

To be updated


To be updated

Fuel Policy (what does it mean)

Full to Full

Free Tank

Distances to Airports | Railway Stations | Hotels | Other Landmarks


0.4 mi from San Jose Airport

6 mi from Reid-Hillview Of Santa Clara County Airport

7.7 mi from Moffett Federal Airfield

Railway Stations

2.6 mi from AmTrak

2.6 mi from CalTrain San Jose


0.3 mi from Courtyard San Jose Airport

0.5 mi from DoubleTree By Hilton San Jose

0.5 mi from San Jose Airport Garden Hotel

Other Landmarks

2.2 mi from J. Lohr Winery

3 mi from San Jose Civic Auditorium

5.4 mi from Oak Hill Funeral Home And Memorial Park

Map view of Budget Store Location
coordinates: 37.36466 -121.92238

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Guest Reviews

Total points: 8.8 / 10 Very Good

  • Vehicle condition: 10.0
  • Vehicle cleanliness: 10.0
  • Spaciousness: 7.0
  • Counter staff: 8.0
  • Pick-up location: 10.0
  • Drop-off location: 8.0
  • Pick-up time: over 60 mins
  • Drop-off time: 0-10 mins
  • B.YE

    San Jose

    8.3 /10 Very Good

    Reviewed: Saturday, January 28, 2023

    need faster pick-up service, wait in line for almost a hour
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  • A.Pakhomov

    San Jose

    9.3 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, January 28, 2023

    Во время регистрации постоянно пытаются впарить всевозможные дополнительные сервисы, которые даже не очевидны. Нужно постоянно на каждый вопрос отвечать «нет».
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