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    Budget Rent a Car: Our Trusted Partner

    Budget Rent a Car - A Trusted Auto Europe SupplierBudget Rent a Car is one of the world's best-known car rental companies and is owned by the Avis Budget Group, the company that owns Avis Car Rental and Zipcar. The company operates in roughly 3,000 locations in more than 120 countries. Budget Rent a Car was founded in 1958 favoring the "budget minded" renter. Years later, the company still appeals to value-driven travelers by offering quality vehicles and friendly customer service.

    For almost 60 years, Auto Europe has been helping American travelers rent cars in destinations around the world. We strive to offer our clients the most competitive rates in the industry and pride ourselves on working with only the most reputable suppliers. Over the years we have established rapport with many companies within the rental industry, with the Avis Budget Group being one of our strongest affiliations. Review our car rental FAQs for additional information regarding booking a car with Auto Europe.

    Do you have a question or concern regarding your Budget rental? Call the toll-free number below to speak with an agent from Auto Europe's award winning customer support team. To review or change the contents of your booking, please click the "Manage My Reservation" link below.

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    Budget Rental Car Prices

    Similar to airline, train, bus and other transportation options the price to rent a car from budget varies day to day and vehicle to vehicle. Keep in mind that these rates not only change based off of type, class and size, but also by availability, time of year, popularity as well as the duration of the rental.

    Budget Additional Driver Policy

    The cost to add an additional driver to your rental will vary based on location and time of year. For instance, to rent a car in Eindhoven an additional driver will run about $15-$20 USD/day* with a max out of pocket being $120-$150 USD. In Stavanger, on the other hand you can expect to pay $5-$10 USD/day*. Follow the link to learn more about the rental policies of our trusted suppliers.

    *Additional Driver fees are subject to change over time, verify rates in your Terms & Conditions.

    Budget Rent a Car Contact Information

    Should you have an issue with your Budget car rental while on the road, we also strongly recommend to contact us, as we may work directly with our suppliers to ensure that your experience is second to none. We Our award winning customer support team can be reached at 1-888-223-5555.

    Budget Rent a Car Age Policy

    Budget Rent a Car Rate DetailsLike many of our other trusted suppliers, the age minimum to rent a car from Budget varies from country to country. For instance Germany has a minimum age of 21 and a maximum age of 90 to rent a car, while in Mexico the minimum is 18, while the maximum is 70. Also keep in mind that drivers under 25 in most locations will have to pay a young driver fee. To learn more about the rate details for your rental, click on the "Rate Details" link to the right of your selected vehicle during the booking process.

    Budget Rent a Car Toll Policy

    In the event that you use Budget's e-Toll you will be charged a $3.95* convenience fee for each day of your rental, including the days you do not use the e-Toll, with a maximum of $19.75* in convenience fees per month, plus that cash value of the tolls passed. If you not not use the e-Toll you will not be charged.

    *Budget e-Toll Program rate may vary based on your pick-up location.

    Rental Car Add-Ons And Local Fees When Booking With Budget

    To save money, we recommend reserving any special add-ons at the time of booking your rental, rather than when presented with the options upon your arrival. Not only will this cut down on time at the rental counter, but also ensure that Budget has all of the items ready to go, as sometimes in peak seasons suppliers may not have enough booster/child seats for everyone who did not reserve theirs ahead of time.

    Prices included below are estimates based on a few select itineraries in Europe, rates will vary based on actual pick-up country and location. Please review the Terms & Conditions of your rental to get actual pricing for your itinerary.

    Additional Information
    • Includes Unlimited Mileage
    • Liability Insurance: Included in rates.
    • Premium Location Surcharge: Airport Surcharge.
    • Vehicle License Fee: Included in the rates.
    Driver Information
    • Minimum Age: 19
    • Young Driver surcharge: Drivers age 19 -24 are required to pay between $10-$15 USD per day (maximum $140), VAT included, paid locally.
    • Additional Driver Fee: Each additional driver is around $5-$10 USD per day, VAT included, paid locally with a max number of days set.
    Optional Equipment
    • Booster Seats: Suitable for children aged 5-12 years. Fee is approximately $30 USD, per rental, VAT included, paid locally. 48 hours advance notice is required to confirm seat. If request is not made with advance notice, seat is subject to availability at arrival
    • Child Seats: Suitable for children aged 1 months - 4 years. Fee is $40-$50 USD per rental, VAT included, paid locally . 48 hours advance notice is required to confirm seat. If request is not made with advance notice, seat is subject to availability at arrival.
    GPS Price
    • GPS: $10-$15 USD per day (maximum $125 USD), VAT included, paid locally. Rent a GPS from Auto Europe for as little as $1 a day!
    Snow Tires/Chains
    • Winterization Fee: Included in rates for rentals commencing Nov 01 - Apr 30 . Winterization includes winter tires (some suppliers may include an ice scraper).
    *Typically, total number of days charged will have a cap no matter how long your rental reservation.

    Budget Rent a Car Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Budget Rent a Car Have a Lost & Found Department?

    Should you discover that you have misplaced an item and believe it was left in your rental, please contact the Budget rental office where you dropped of your car. You can also submit a lost item claim. If you have any questions regarding a lost and found, please feel free to contact the Auto Europe customer support team with all of your concerns.

    Do I Need Special Paperwork to Rent a Car From Budget?

    To ensure that your pick-up process goes smoothly, please be sure to have your credit card in the driver's name, Auto Europe rental voucher, a valid driver's license and in some cases an international driver's permit.

    Can I Pay For My Rental From Budget With a Debit Card?

    Those wishing to pay by debit card may do so at many of Budget's locations, however you should keep in mind that in the even that you use a debit card, Budget reserves the right to place a hold on your card that ranges from $100 - $500. Also, drivers under the age of 25 are not permitted to pay for their rental via debit card. We always recommend paying for your rental with a credit card like Visa, MasterCard, American Express or similarly accepted cards, but should you prefer to pay with a debit card, we at Auto Europe are more than happy to point you in the direction of a supplier that accepts them, like Budget.

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    Budget Rent a Car: "Customer Led, Service Driven"

    Commitment to a positive customer experience is deep rooted in Budget's business practice. They are focused on providing quality products, along with consistent and dependable service to every customer. Starting with an original fleet of only ten cars, the company lived up to the 'Budget' name by cutting the daily and per mile rental rates that were already established by other airport based rental companies.

    The Budget car fleet averages less than six months on the road and vehicles undergo regular preventative maintenance and emissions inspections, making their vehicles more energy efficient than older or poorly-maintained vehicles. Their fleets offer a range of eco-friendly vehicles that are fondly referred to as Budget Green Machines. These vehicles have EPA ratings of at least 28 miles per gallon (highway) or better and are SmartWay Certified.  In order to receive a SmartWay designation, a vehicle must receive a combined score of 13 or better on Air Pollution Ratings and Greenhouse Gas Ratings. Vehicles that receive this certification are better environmental performers in comparison to other vehicles.

    What Makes Budget Rent a Car Different

    In addition to their eco-friendly car rental fleet selections, Budget is working with to help raise awareness about global warming. is a non-profit organization that supports renewable energy, energy efficiency and global reforestation projects. This cause raises money for carbon offsets and reductions, climate change education and public outreach. 

    Along with their commitment to the environment, Budget Rent a Car is also dedicated to being a responsible member of the communities in which they operate. Budget is a national sponsor of the Wounded Warrior project, which is a non-profit organization that raises awareness and provides programs and services for injured U.S. service men and women. The company also provides financial and volunteer based support for other national organizations that support healthcare research, education and economic development, as other travel-related support services.  

    Let Auto Europe Help You Book a Rental Car with Budget!

    Planning a trip abroad can be stressful, whether you're traveling for business or leisure. One thing is for sure, you will need a rental car. Act as your own tour guide and see the sights at your own pace, or be sure that you make it to your morning meetings on time. Navigate the streets of London with ease with a rental car from Budget and you will never have to wait for taxis or tour buses again. Rely on Auto Europe for all of your car rental needs while traveling abroad and rest assured that you're getting the best rental rates available. All you have to do is call us toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 and make your reservation, pick your Budget rental car up at the London Heathrow Airport and start your adventure! No matter where you need to go, we'll help get you there!

    Our Most Popular Cities to Rent a Car with Budget

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