Budget has supplied vehicles to value-minded customers since 1958, with hire car centres across the globe, including more than 40 locations in New Zealand. If booking a Budget vehicle, you can score Frequent Flyer points, so make sure you enter your details when booking to claim these rewards.
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Budget offers compact cars, economy cars, intermediate cars, SUVs, wagons, and passenger vans. The available range of vehicles varies per location.
AMEX, Mastercard, Visa, and Diners Club credit cards are accepted for vehicle payments with Budget. You can also pay with a Visa or Mastercard debit card.
Both credit and debit card payments require a $200 security hold ($400 for commercial vehicles) in addition to the estimated total cost of the vehicle. You won’t have access to these funds until the rental period is completed.
To meet Budget’s licence requirements, you’ll need to present a valid driver licence in English. If your licence is printed in another language, you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP).
Yes. Basic cover is included in the rental quote, but if the vehicle is stolen, damaged, or a third-party loss occurs, you’ll have to pay up to the Rental Vehicle Excess amount listed in your Budget rental agreement.
No. Budget doesn’t require you to wash the hire car prior to drop-off, but it’s advised you return the vehicle in fair condition to avoid cleaning fees.
Yes. Return the hire car to Budget with a full tank of petrol to avoid extra charges.
Unlike other comparison sites where you’re required to input discount codes upon booking, our rates on Budget vehicles already have applicable discounts applied, resulting in the sharpest available rates on every search.