Budget – or, to give it its full name, Budget Rent a Car – has over six decades of experience in the car rental industry. The company was founded in Los Angeles in 1958, and after all these years, it’s still one of the best-trusted and most popular car rental companies anywhere in the world. In addition to North America, Budget now operates in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and South America. It has well over 2,500 locations. Reserve your Budget rental car through Orbitz to save time when you arrive at your destination, and to get special car rental deals.
It’s easy to rent a car from Budget, but to make it even simpler, we’ve answered some common questions below.
This varies from country to country, but in the US and most other countries, you will need to be at least 21, and under-25s will pay extra. Under-25s will usually be unable to rent certain vehicles, such as luxury cars.
In the US, there is no upper age limit for renting a car with Budget; however, some countries do impose upper age limits, or request a surcharge from drivers over a certain age.
Popular Budget rental cars at the lower end of the price spectrum include the Ford Fiesta Sedan and Ford Focus. In addition to these standard cars you would expect from any car rental company, Budget offers vans, SUVs and luxury cars.
The range available will vary from location to location, but you may be able to rent anything from a Ford Mustang to a Jeep.
Definite requirements include a valid driver’s license and a credit card. Debit card payments, if available, may be subject to an identity check requiring proof of address or a flight ticket.
Outside of the US, you will need a passport. You will also need an international driving permit in some locations.
If we haven’t managed to answer all of your questions above, don’t worry – just get in touch with our customer service team via the Orbitz customer service portal, and they will be happy to provide all the information you need.
US callers can reach the Budget customer service team on 800-214-6094.
You can also talk to the US car reservations team on 800-218-7992.