Budget Car Rental Terms

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Budget Rent a Car System Inc, is an American company founded in 1958 in Los Angeles, California, with operations located in Parsippany, New Jersey. Budget started with an original fleet of 10 cars, and developed its reputation by undercutting the daily rental rates of established airport based car rental companies. In 1960 the company moved its headquarters to Chicago Illinois and expanded their fleets with franchised and wholly owned rental outlets.

Team Rental Group purchased the public company in 1997 and took on the name Budget Group, then was sold to Cendant Corporation, which also owns Avis, in 2006, with the name changing to Avis Budget Group.

There are over 800 Budget locations in the US.

Working with Budget Car Rental

Budget Car Rental is highly recommended as a reliable source of rental cars in Hawaii. We have been working with this company for over 20 years, and find their staff easy to work with, and we work well together to help make your Budget car rental Hawaii experience second to none.

Budget Car Rental locations offer current year vehicles at competitive rates, with benefits that include spouse or domestic partner as free additional drivers. Budget carries all sizes of vehicles on their lots, and their policy on having clean sanitized cars is evident. Our clients have great comments on their rentals at Budget Car Rental Hawaii locations.

Budget Car Rental FAQs

Can I use a debit card at Budget car rental?

Renters over 24 years of age can use a debit card. Anyone between 21-24 will need a credit card, and will be limited on which vehicles they may rent.

What is the Budget rental car cancellation policy?

It is always free to cancel a rental car with Budget when booked through us.

What kind of cars do they have?

Budget Car Rental Airport locations carry a wide range of vehicles, right from the smallest economy sized cars to large vans capable of carrying 12-15 passengers. There are some luxury vehicles, 2 and 4 door wranglers, convertibles and virtually every size in between.

Can you return a Budget rental car to any location?

When you rent a vehicle with a pick up in one location, if you wish to drop it in another location on the same island, you must specify that when booking. Choose the drop off location as well. Some locations charge a “drop fee” to drop in a separate location. If you do not specify this, you may be charged more to drop unannounced at a different location.

Do they charge for mileage?

In Hawaii, Budget Car Rental locations do not charge for mileage. The islands are not very big, so you most likely would never drive farther than any mileage limit anyway.

Does Budget charge for additional drivers?

Yes, if the driver is not a spouse or domestic partner, you will pay for any additional drivers.

Budget Car Rental Terms & Conditions

Budget Rental Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Minimum age 25 years with a major credit card for discount rates
  • Drivers aged 21 – 24 are subject to a $27/day young driver surcharge
  • Minimum age 25 years when presenting a Debit card. Debit cards must have either the MasterCard or Visa logo.
  • A minimum hold of $200 will be applied to debit card rentals

Approved Credit Cards

Some locations may not accept all of these cards.

  • American Express
  • Budget Charge Card
  • Budget International
  • Carte Blanche
  • China UnionPay
  • Diners Club
  • Diners Club International
  • Discover
  • JCB Card
  • Mastercard
  • Optima
  • Peterson
  • Howell and Heather (PHH)
  • Visa

Additional Budget Car Rental Information & Requirements

BEWARE – Adding a Budget Fastbreak or RapidRes membership number to this reservation will void the discount rate and the retail rate will apply. You lose the discount and we lose our commission.

Base rates do not include optional insurance, taxes, the Vehicle Licensing fee, the applicable Airport Concession Recovery Fee and the Hawaii Highway Revenue surcharge. Renters will be responsible for all charges directly to the rental location.

Weekly rates can be based on 5 – 7 consecutive days rental on one island only.

Late Return Charges: Rates are based on a 24 hour rental period. There is a 29 minute grace period after which late returns are assessed an hourly charge at a rate equal to 3/4 the daily rate up to but not exceeding the daily rate. After 7 hours an additional $10 per day penalty applies for each additional day.

24 hour advance booking recommended. No other coupons or discounts apply. All rentals are subject to standard terms and conditions in effect on the rental date. All prices USD and subject to HI taxes. All rates, taxes, options, and additional charges are subject to change without notice.

Optional Services

Optional services as currently offered, may be subject to change without notice

  • Additional driver (No charge for spouse) $ 13/day (not to exceed $65/rental per driver) limit of 2 extra drivers min age 25
  • Child Safety Seat $14day / $70 max
  • GPS Units $ 16.99/Day $69.75/Week to a max of $99.95/rental

Optional Protection Plans

Policy terms & conditions and rates are subject to change without notice

  • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW): $31.99/day
  • Supplemental Liability Insurance (ALI): $16.84/day
  • Additional Liability Insurance (ALI): $16.84/day
  • Personal Effects Protection (PEP): $9.95/day
  • Roadside safety net: $7.99/day

Budget Rental Car Locations

Big Island Hawaii
1 General Lyman Field, HILO HI

73-361 Kupipi Street, Kailua-Kona HI 96745

Kauai Island
3285 HOOLIMALIMA PLACE, Lihue, HI 96766 US

Maui Island
101 Airport Access Rd., Kahului Maui HI 96732



Oahu Island
300 Rogers Blvd., Honolulu HI 96819