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Recently Booked Budget Car Rentals from $ 18.58/day

Mini

(Fiat Panda or Similar)

mini
  • 2
  • 4-5
  • Man.
  • A/C
$ 18.58 /day

($ 297.32 total)

Mini

(Toyota Aygo or Similar)

mini
  • 2
  • 2-3
  • Man.
  • A/C
$ 18.68 /day

($ 186.82 total)

Mini

(Toyota Aygo or Similar)

mini
  • 2
  • 2-3
  • Man.
  • A/C
$ 18.78 /day

($ 112.66 total)


Mini

(Fiat Panda or Similar)

mini
  • 2
  • 4-5
  • Man.
  • A/C
$ 18.85 /day

($ 320.39 total)

Mini

(Fiat Panda or Similar)

mini
  • 2
  • 4-5
  • Man.
  • A/C
$ 19.29 /day

($ 135.06 total)

Mini

(Toyota Aygo or Similar)

mini
  • 2
  • 2-3
  • Man.
  • A/C
$ 19.40 /day

($ 77.58 total)


Prices are based on bookings made during the previous 42 days. Price is dynamic and varies based on the date of the booking, length of rental and car class. There is no guarantee this price will be in effect at the time of your search.

Budget Rental Car Reviews

Car rental rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 410 ratings

Budget

"great experience"

(Reviewed on October 07, 2015 )

Budget

"The rate you quoted me was very close, the rate at Budget was about $2 more, not a big deal but letting you know for your reference. Experience was great, awesome car, great price. Just what we needed."

(Reviewed on October 05, 2015 )


Budget

"The Gentlemen upon return was fantastic. The gentlemen that I rented the car from was just okay. He seemed bothered by me a bit. I rented from Budget specifically for the rate. I normally rent from enterprise. This was ove..." Read more

(Reviewed on October 05, 2015 )

Budget

"Our salesman Donavan was outstanding. It was not his fault that the Chicago location where we were returning the vehicle did not send a convertible to the Merrillville location yet again, but the budget rep Donavan was ..." Read more

(Reviewed on October 01, 2015 )


Budget

"I had a rental at fox for a Full size car. They did not have a full size only a Jeep. They referred me to Budget, who saved the day. THANKS BUDGET"

(Reviewed on October 01, 2015 )

Budget

"Good job. Thanks."

(Reviewed on October 01, 2015 )


Budget

"Awesome service. I actually got a upgrade for the same price. Will definitely rent from them again."

(Reviewed on September 27, 2015 )

Budget

"outstanding"

(Reviewed on September 27, 2015 )


Budget

"Staff impersonal and not engaged in their job. Back seat of car was dusty. Car was awesome. Return was fine . Again staff impersonal on return. My first guess would be these employees are part of a union."

(Reviewed on September 25, 2015 )

Budget

"Excellent!!!"

(Reviewed on September 24, 2015 )


Budget

"Really good experience everything went as it should"

(Reviewed on September 24, 2015 )

Budget

"Everything was outstanding and I will recommend to my family's n friends too. Good job"

(Reviewed on September 24, 2015 )


Budget

"I always recommend CarRentals.com to my friends and family. In my opinion CarRentals.com is currently the best option to rent cars in the US and Canada."

(Reviewed on September 23, 2015 )

Budget

"great service"

(Reviewed on September 23, 2015 )


Please be aware that some of these reviews may have been translated automatically into English.

Budget Car Rentals in Santa Cruz: What you need to know

Santa Cruz is just one of many neighborhoods in Monterey that are worth exploring, and, you will need a ride to check out everything there is to do around the area. Buses or metro, while inexpensive, may not take you to exactly where you need to go. Ridesharing, like Uber or Lyft, is convenient, but you may be surprised by which areas don't have service. Additionally, if you plan to go all over Santa Cruz and the surrounding areas, the cost can add up.

If you want the convenience to go where you need to at a good price, then you've found the best place. CarRentals.com works with several of the top businesses in the world. Open for business in Los Angeles in 1959, Budget always attempts to provide the best rates for customers. With a name like Budget, you know this company will try to get you the cheapest rate.

Frequently asked questions about renting a car

How do I get a Santa Cruz Budget car rental at a great price?

You're on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by going through us. However, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable:

  • Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
  • Reserve your car rental as far in advance as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they commonly are pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental

A bit of knowledge can go a long way to more savings.

Do I need to bring anything special when I get my vehicle in Santa Cruz?

You will need to carry with you your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.

What's 's minimum age to rent a car Santa Cruz?

Most suppliers, like Budget, set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. However, there might be an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go through Budget's to find any additional fees will be before you book your car

Is there a particular vehicle I should book for my trip to Santa Cruz?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Santa Cruz. If you are having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
LuxuryWhen you feel like you deserve the bestInfiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar
SUV or MinivanFamilies with plenty of suitcases and a need for spaceChrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar
Economy CarWhen saving money is a top priorityFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

Is insurance necessary when you rent a car in the U.S. of A?

Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the Budget. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Most credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Monterey.

Does Budget require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?

Budget, like many other rental car companies, requires a deposit when you book. The deposit can vary greatly depending on the size of the car. Additionally, be sure there is enough funds on your credit card to pay a deposit.

Do I have to fill up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?

Budget and most other rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We recommend returning it topped off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before bringing the vehicle to Budget.

Why should I get unlimited miles in Santa Cruz?

Most suppliers offer unlimited miles, but you want to make sure it is part of the package. It's helpful to know how much you want to drive so you can plan your trip in advance. Although most rental car companies offer unlimited mileage, if it isn't part of your rental agreement, you could face additional cost. You may need to have unlimited miles if you are thinking of taking some road trips to explore everything that Monterey has to offer, or even the U.S.A.

What is there to do around Santa Cruz?

Once you've checked out Santa Cruz, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. There are some worthwhile stops around Monterey that are just a drive away. You may want to bring your clubs. work on your drives at De Laveaga Golf Course or Pasatiempo Golf Club. More of a history fan? Then make head to California Powder Works Bridge and Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to take in some local history.

Reserve Your Ride Today!

With everything there is to do in Monterey, having access to your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of the United States, you can leave when you want, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or having to be committed to a bus schedule.

Heading out of town soon? Book your Budget Santa Cruz car rental and zip off to take in all the must-do activities at your own pace. Book with CarRentals.com and hit the roads in Monterey, California.