Budget Rent a Car or more commonly referred to as Budget has over six decades of experience in the car rental industry. Founded in Los Angeles, it’s still one of the best-trusted and most popular car rental companies anywhere in the world. Budget has over 3,000 locations and operates in major markets around the world including, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and South America. Reserve your Budget rental car on Expedia in advance to ensure an easy transition when you reach your destination, just pick up your keys and go. Booking your car rental through Expedia can also mean you get a better deal on your rental car than you would offline and you'll have a wider range of vehicles to choose from.
Renting a car from Budget easy using Expedia, to save you even more time, we’ve made it even simpler by answering some common questions below.
Age restrictions vary from country to country, but in the US and most other countries, you will need to be at least 21 years old and under-25 yrs. will pay a daily surcharge. Under-25s are not permitted to rent luxury cars, mini vans, 12-passenger vans, specialty vehicles, full-size SUVs or premium SUVs.
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.
The standard fleet features Ford and Lincoln vehicles. However, many other car and truck types are available depending on the location where you’re renting. 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 of vehicles available will vary from location to location, but you may be able to rent anything from a Ford Mustang to a Jaguar or Mercedes Sedan.
A valid driver’s license and a credit card. If you are using a Canadian driver’s license and driving in the US, you will be required to also present a valid passport in the driver’s name or an Enhanced Driver’s License in your name. Outside of the US, you will need a passport. You will also need an international driving permit in some locations. It’s a good idea to read the specific terms and conditions on your reservation confirmation page/e-mail or contact Expedia or Budget if you are unsure.
If you have any additional questions beyond the FAQs answered above, reach out to our friendly customer service team via the Expedia customer service portal, and they will be happy to provide all the information you need.
Alternatively, contact Budget via the Worldwide Phone Numbers page which lists telephone numbers for callers all over the world.
US callers can reach the Budget customer service team on 800-214-6094.