These Terms and Conditions apply to the general rate rules for Budget retail rates.
Policy items (e.g. ‘age’ policy) are subject to change and may vary slightly depending on location. Budget cannot be held responsible for discrepancies against the generic information provided here. Kindly refer to the Policy pages in the GDS at time of booking for location-specific policies
VAT / TAX RATE 20.00%
All values stated are INCLUSIVE of TAX (VAT) and subject to change
|RETAIL RATE - GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS|
WAIVER and PROTECTION OPTIONS
The only variable elements for inclusive vs. exclusive retail rates are CDW and TP.
All mandatory charges e.g.: airport surcharge, VAT and RFR (VLF) are included in all rates (inclusive and exclusive)
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
||If an INCLUSIVE rate, CDW is included in the rate|
|If an EXCLUSIVE rate, CDW is excluded from the rate; please refer to the table below for charge details|
|Car group||Cost per day||
(if CDW is included in rate or purchased)
|E||7.80||1000.00||N/A||(All costs are quoted in GBP and include tax)|
|Excess charge in case of damage||If an inclusive rate or CDW is purchased the excess charge detailed in the above table will apply|
|If an EXCLUSIVE rate (and CDW is not purchased), the excess charge payable will be the full value of the vehicle|
Theft Protection (TP)
||If an INCLUSIVE rate, TP is included in the rate|
|If an EXCLUSIVE rate, TP is excluded from the rate; please refer to the table below for charge details|
|Car group||Cost per day||
(if TP is included in rate or purchased)
|E||7.12||1000.00||N/A||(All costs are quoted in GBP and include tax)|
|Excess charge in case of theft||If an inclusive rate or TP is purchased the excess charge detailed in the above table will apply|
|If an EXCLUSIVE rate (and TP is not purchased), the excess charge payable will be the full value of the vehicle|
|Excess charge in case of theft||If an inclusive rate or STP is purchased the excess charge detailed in the above table will apply|
|If an EXCLUSIVE rate (and STP is not purchased), the excess charge payable will be the full value of the vehicle|
|Included in rate||Excluded from rate||Cost per day||Cost per rental||Percentage of rental|
|Personal Insurance (PAI)||
A maximum of GBP 42,000 per insured person in the event of death, loss of limbs or eyes or permanent total disablement.
Medical expenses incurred due to an accident - a maximum of GBP 2,100.00 per person.
Unlimited assistance and rescue costs
Baggage up to GBP 2,100.00 per vehicle (Conditions and item limits apply)
GBP 3.50 (capped at 10 days)
|Windscreen||Reduces excess to zero on front windscreen damage||Yes||
GBP 4.00 (capped at 10 days)
|Third Party Liability unlimited?||Yes||Covers you in case you cause damage, including passengers and their property, when using the Budget vehicle.|
For customers with contracted rates e.g.; a corporate account or quoting a Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number please refer to the contracted terms & conditions for the relevant account/ BCD number as they may vary from those detailed here.
A deposit is required to cover any costs in case of damage or theft.
Please refer to Waiver & Protection Options for further information on driver liability.
Payment by cash is not accepted.
The following debit cards are accepted
A major credit card in the name of the primary driver must be produced at time of rental.
The following major credit cards are accepted:
Visa Electron card is not accepted.
2 credit cards are required for car groups K & N
|AGE and DRIVING LICENCE REQUIREMENTS|
|Minimum Renting Age||You must be at least 23 years old + 1 years driving experience to rent at this location. If you are aged between 23 and 25 years old you must pay a young driver surcharge of GBP 32.50 incl VAT (GBP 37.70 Premium location fee) per day (capped at 10 days) and can only rent car groups A B C E, M and I.|
|Maximum Renting Age||
No maximum renting age restrictions apply.
In some locations, drivers over the age of 70 will require insurance clearance prior to rent. Please contact the renting branch* (list of locations below)
|Driving Licence Restrictions||
All drivers of the vehicle must be in possession of a full, valid driving licence which they must have held for a minimum of 12 months. UK drivers with a photo card driving licence should present the photo card. Failure to bring a valid photo card driving licence may result in the rental being refused. Old paper style licences are accepted.
We may require customers to consent to their licence records being accessed as needed*. Expired photo card licences will not be accepted and rental will be refused. All UK customers will need to hold a full and valid licence free from any endorsements excluded in our terms & conditions. If your licence is in non-roman alphabet (e.g. Japanese), you will need the original licence AND an international driving permit.
In the UK, if any driver has any unspent driving convictions for:
- careless, reckless or dangerous driving,
- driving or attempting to drive whilst under the influence of drink or drugs,
- using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks,
- theft or unauthorised taking of a vehicle – or,
- been disqualified (or anything similar) in the last 10 years – or
Or if you have 2 or more unspent convictions for offences not listed above, your rental will be refused.
* The following Budget stores will require customers to bring their DVLA 'Share my Licence' code at the time of rental; Barrow In Furness, Blackpool Airport, Bolton, Carlisle, Chester, Lancaster, Reading, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington, Warrington Bank Quay Train Station, Workington. For more information regarding the paper licence changes at these locations please contact the store directly.
For rentals in Ireland, customers must have been eligible to hold a valid driver's licence for 8 years of which 2 must be at a full driver's licence qualification; there may be restrictions in Ireland for renting over the age of 75. If renting in Ireland, please contact the rental location directly for more details. For rentals in other countries, the licence is typically required for at least one year (please check the terms and conditions of the renting country prior to booking).
Residents of EC countries can use own licence from country of origin.
Non-EC residents can use own licence for max 12 months after entry to UK. Please be aware that the issuing date on US licences will change when a customer changes address so it is important to bring proof that they have held a licence for over 12 months.
Drivers will need to be in possession of a valid credit card in their own name, to cover the damage excess deposit. UK residents should also provide 2 forms of proof of address e.g. utility bills / bank statements (or similar).
None UK residents should provide their passport.
|Included in rate||Excluded from rate||Cost per day||Cost per rental||Percentage of rental|
|Airport Service Charge||Yes|
|RRF / VRF (Road Fund Fee or Vehicle Licence Fee)||Yes|
|Eco Taxes||Not applicable|
|Fuel Charges (per litre)||
Customers are required to return the vehicle with full tank or the following surcharge will apply, pump price + % uplift per litre service charge.
EZ Fuel Fee - Where you have driven 75 miles or less, there will be a flat fuel fee of £14.40 including VAT (regardless of whether the fuel gauge shows the fuel tank as full) unless you can prove the vehicle has been refuelled by providing a refuelling receipt from a petrol station.
|Mileage / kilometre restrictions||Mileage and kilometre restrictions are unlimited|
|Included in rate||Excluded from rate||Cost per day*||Cost per rental||Percentage of rental|
|Additional Driver||Yes||GBP 11.00||Up to a maximum charge of GBP 110.00 per rental|
|Additional Driver - Spouse||Yes||GBP 11.00||Up to a maximum charge of GBP 110.00 per rental|
|Baby Seat less than 12 month||Group 0: Birth - 13kg||Yes||GBP 10.00||Up to a maximum charge of GBP 70.00 per rental|
|Child Seat 1-12 years old||Group 1: Weight 9-18kg Group 2: Weight & 15 - 36kg||Yes||GBP 10.00||Up to a maximum charge of GBP 70.00 per rental|
|Roadside Safety Net (RSN)||Yes||GBP 3.00||Up to a maximum charge of GBP 30.00 per rental|
|Snow Chains||Not available||Yes|
|Winter Tyres||Not available|
|Mobile WIFI||A charge of £100.00 + VAT will apply if you rent a WIFI unit and do not return it when you check-in your rental vehicle. This charge will be in addition to the charge for the use of the WIFI unit. (***This is also charged if returned damaged)||Yes||GBP 8.62||No fixed maximum charge|
|GPS||A charge of £100.00 + VAT will apply if you rent a GPS unit and do not return it when you check-in your rental vehicle. This charge will be in addition to the charge for the use of the GPS unit. (***This is also charged if returned damaged)||GBP 11.99||GBP 119.90|
|Luggage Racks||Not available||Yes|
|Ski Racks||Not available|
|Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers||Available on request|
|Delivery & Collection||Not available||Yes|
|* Cost per day above excludes Premium Location Fee which may be added subject to location of rental|
|Collecting and Returning Your Vehicle||
The driver must present proof of identity when collecting the vehicle. Please see the Driving Licence/ID Requirements section for more information.
During Office Hours
If you are delayed due to a delayed flight an additional charge may apply. This only applies if you enter your flight number when booking.
If you are late we will guarantee your rental for 24 hours. After this time your reserved car may be released and rented to another customer.
Out of Office Hours – Collection
Not available in the UK
If you do not collect the vehicle a “No Show” charge of GBP 48.00 will apply.
Out of Office Hours – Return
If the vehicle is returned outside of office hours the driver is liable for damage or theft until the car has been inspected by a member of Budget staff.
You may return the vehicle out of hours if you request this at the time of booking. There is no charge for this service.
|ONE WAY RENTALS|
|Domestic:||£48.00 per rental - only allowed within UK Mainland|
|CROSS BORDER CHARGES|
|Continental Cover is available to purchase at some locations at time of rental for any travel within the continent. Please contact the branch 2 days prior to travel for details and to arrange. Charges: 1-7 days £90, 8-14 days £126, £15-21 days £156, 22-28 days £216. Chrages include VAT and exclude any additional premium location fees that may be applicable.|
|OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION|
Rates are subject to review or change within the notice period agreed contractually. Freesale: No vehicles are sold on a complete freesale basis. At peak times, and for automatic, estate or speciality vehicles rental length restrictions may apply. These restrictions will be communicated when implemented. Please supply a contact email address for notification of restrictions.
Cars will have a full tank of fuel at start of rental and should be returned with a full tank, otherwise refuelling charges will apply.
LONDON CONGESTION CHARGING
The charging hours within the Congestion Zone are from 7.00AM - 6.00PM. The fee is applicable from Monday to Friday. No charge will be made at weekends or on public holidays. Drivers should look out for the Congestion Charge signs en route.
For further information about the congestion charge fee, how to pay and any penalties, please refer to www.tfl.gov.uk.
Legislation in the UK bans smoking in public places, workplaces and vehicles. Please be aware that all Budget’s fleet and premises in the UK are no-smoking environments. You may be charged for additional cleaning costs if evidence of smoking is found in one of our vehicles.
BREAKDOWN SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE FOR MECHANICAL AND TECHNICAL BREAKDOWN. CHARGES MAY APPLY FOR PARTS AND LABOUR UNLESS RSN IS TAKEN.
TELEPHONE: 0800 200 888 (24 HOURS)
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Vehicle capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.
In the event of cancellation, any deposit amounts paid at the time of booking are non-refundable.
If you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.
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