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Baden Baden (X24)

Address:

Maximilianstrasse 54 56, Baden Baden, XX, 76534, Germany

Phone:

49069710445596

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Holiday Hours:


2022
HOLIDAY   October  3  closed
ALL   November  1  closed
CHRISTMAS EVE   December  24  08:00AM - 10:00AM
CHRISTMAS DAY   December  25 - December  26  closed

2023
NEW YEAR   January  1  closed
HOLIDAY   January  6  closed

Location Information
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

Terms and Conditions

Prepay Rules
  • Retain your reservation confirmation number as it is necessary for modification, cancellation or no-show refund requests. Changes to your prepay reservation must be made either on Budget.com, Budget.com.au or Budget.co.nz or at the rental counter. At time of change, current rates, taxes and fees apply.
  • Your credit or debit card will be charged upon reservation confirmation. Method of prepayment toward your rental may not be changed after confirmation.
  • Debit cards are not accepted at some Budget locations and are not a recommended form of prepayment.
  • While a debit or prepaid charge card is an acceptable form of rental prepayment online, they may not be accepted for the credit hold required when you pick up your vehicle.
  • Please review the terms and conditions on our confirmation page regarding credit or debit card acceptance at the location. To release the vehicle to you at time of pick-up, all rental terms and conditions must be met, regardless of your original prepayment.
  • Prepaid Debit/Gift cards are not acceptable methods of credit identification to pick up a vehicle at any location. One of the above mentioned cards must be presented. Prepaid Debit/Gift cards are accepted at time of return only.
  • The same credit or debit card used to complete an online Pay Now reservation must be presented at the rental pick-up counter as a form of identification.
  • Generally, at the time of rental, we'll require an authorization hold on your credit card or debit card. A prepaid charge card is not accepted for this required hold.
  • The card presented at pickup will be the card of record for the rental.
  • If you use a debit card at a location that accepts them, we will perform a credit check to ensure credit worthiness before releasing the vehicle and you must also present a second form of current identification.
  • Prepaid reservations are only offered at participating locations.
  • Upon paying your rental with a Debit Card, Budget will generally request an authorization hold against your account for the estimated charges of the rental but reserves the right in its sole, discretion, to request extra value based on certain factors as we deem appropriate. Some exceptions may apply. THESE FUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE.
  • If you selected Fuel Service Option, fuel price isn't included in your reservation total, but prevailing market rate will be added when you return your vehicle .
  • Budget accepts most major credit cards as credit identification at the time of rental. Accepted credit cards: Budget Charge Card, American Express, AT&T Capital, Diner's Club Intl, Discover, China Union Pay, GE Capital, JCB, MasterCard, PHH, Sears and Visa. Some locations may not accept each of the referenced cards.
  • Coupons may be applied to prepay rentals. Vouchers or Budget rental certificates cannot be used in conjunction with a prepay reservation.
  • Gift Cards (Budget or any other) are not allowed on prepay reservations.
  • When the rental is over, we will process the reversal but the bank may take time to post it back to the account - unless you already paid toward your rental, in which case the hold will be only $100 USD. While this hold is in place, the funds will not be available for your use.
  • Budget is not responsible for any returned checks or overdrafts based on this policy.
  • Your quoted rental rate is based on the exact parameters (locations, dates, etc.) of your particular rental - changing your confirmed reservation parameters could result in a different rate.
  • There is no fee for making the following changes: vehicle type, options (GPS, protections, etc.), rental period dates/times, adding other drivers, switching between participating prepay pick-up locations within the same country. To change to a non-participating location or one outside of the original pick-up country, you must cancel your original reservation (with applicable cancellation fee) and re-book at then current rates.
  • Non-permissible changes include: method of prepayment; name on reservation; changing your pick-up to a non-participating prepay location or one outside of the original pick-up country. If you still wish to make these changes, you must cancel your original prepay reservation with applicable cancellation fee and re-book at then current rates.
  • At time of rental pick-up, location rental qualification rules apply. The name on all rental credentials (license and credit or debit card) must match the name on the reservation. If the names do not match, it is deemed a non-permissible change to your prepay reservation and must follow procedures to cancel and re-book at then current rates (with applicable cancellation or no-show fees).
  • At the time of pick up, driver must present a valid driver's license and credit card (or debit card at participating locations) in the driver's name. A prepaid charge card is not an acceptable credential. All drivers must have a safe driving record.
  • At time of pick up, driver must present a valid, drivers license and credit or debit card in the driver's name. If the drivers license is not U.S.-issued, you must present your drivers license and either a passport or a Canadian enhanced license in the driver's name.
  • At the time of rental, the renter or authorized driver may be subject to an electronic DMV check from the issuing state of the driver's license, or may be asked to sign a declaration attesting to specific criteria.
  • Positive identification in addition to your driver's license may be required.
  • Your total rental rate is calculated based on the information provided at time of reservation.
  • Vehicles are rented on a daily (24-hour) basis. There is a 29-minute grace period for returns. After 30 minutes late, a 3/4-day late charge + $.01 + taxes apply. After 90 minutes late, full-day late charges + taxes apply. There is no grace period for rental fees, surcharges and optional equipment or protections charges, so full-day late charges will apply for these items.
  • Extensions or late returns result in additional charges.
  • Rather than requiring customers to be 25 to rent, Budget now rents to customers between the ages of 21-24 with a valid credit card and driver's license. At time of rental, we will automatically apply an additional underage surcharge for these drivers.
  • The collection, use and retention of your information, including your personally identifiable information, provided to us in connection with payment for our services and products, or participation in our programs, whether directly by you or on your behalf through a payment service, is subject to our Privacy Notice.

Cancellation Policy

  • Changes to a reservation must be done at Budget.com, Budget.com.au, or Budget.co.nz using the "Modify/Cancel" option.  Any changes to the reservation may impact the rental charges.  If a prepaid reservation is cancelled more than 24 hours before the pickup time, a $50.00 USD cancellation fee will be assessed.
  • If you need to cancel during the 24 hour period prior to the scheduled pick-up time, we will refund the full prepaid amount less a $150 USD processing fee. 
  • If you do not cancel the reservation prior to the time of pick-up and the rental vehicle is not picked up on the rental date, no portion of the prepaid amount will be refunded.
  • If you return the vehicle before the original return date (early return), you will not be refunded any portion of the payment.
  • All refund requests must be submitted within six months of the scheduled rental pick up date. No refunds will be granted after this six month window.
  • Underpayments will be handled at the counter at time of rental return. Unfortunately, we can't promise that your prepaid daily vehicle rate will apply if you change vehicle types, lengthen or shorten your rental period or change your pick up location.
  • Upon returning the vehicle, Budget will process a release of the unused portion of the hold subject to your bank's procedure. This hold may take up to two weeks to be released by your bank.
  • If you have already paid toward your rental using a debit card, we will reverse any hold when the rental is over. The bank, however, may take time to post it back to your account. While this hold is in place, the funds will not be available for your use.

Optional Coverages

Damage

What products reduce the amount I have to pay if the vehicle is damaged during the rental?
If you have Damage Waiver (CDW) and the vehicle, keys, any accessories or any vehicle documents are damaged, the amount you have to pay for the damage will be reduced to no more than the excess stated on your rental agreement meaning you'll pay for the cost of repair or replacement plus a damage processing fee of 30.00 EUR or the excess, whichever is less. If you can show the damage was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund these costs to you. If you can show the damage was less than we said, we will refund you the difference. You retain the right to prove that no damage or loss has occurred or that the damage or loss occurred is considerably lower than the damage processing fee.
How much is the excess?
Depending on car group rented, customer is liable for an amount ranging between 18,000.00 EUR and  102,000.00 EUR if Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is not taken. Purchase of CDW reduces liability to an amount between 1100.00 EUR and 1500.00 EUR depending on car group rented.
How do I get Damage Waiver?
In most cases, Damage Waiver is provided with the vehicle as standard. If it is included, it will be stated on your rental agreement and in your booking confirmation email. If it is not included, the price depends on the vehicle you're renting and the place you're renting it from.
Is there an excess reduction product available to reduce my excess further?
Yes, Super Damage Waiver (SCDW) is an excess reduction product which reduces your excess to zero. The price depends on the vehicle and location but you can expect it to costs between 23.37 EUR and 30.75 EUR a day.
Will I need to pay if the windscreen is damaged?
Yes, it will be treated the same as any other damage to the vehicle.
What happens if I damage any optional extras I rent from you?
If any optional extras are damaged, you have to pay for the cost of replacement, or their estimated repair costs in addition to the rental fee.
Are there any times when the excess would not apply?
Yes, the amount you pay will not be reduced if damage was caused by or as a result of:

  • Water or fire damage, that was not your fault.
  • Driving the vehicle without due care and attention
  • Driving or using the vehicle in breach of your contract

What do I have to pay if I don't have Damage Waiver?
If the vehicle, keys, any accessories or any vehicle documents are damaged during your rental, unless you can prove the damage was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, you will have to pay:

  • Either the cost of replacement, or the estimated repair costs whichever is cheaper
  • Plus our loss of use
  • Plus an administration fee

Where can I find information of damage charges I've paid?
If we find damage, we will charge the amount you have to pay to your card. Unless you have asked us to send you a receipt by post or email, you will be able to find details of this payment here.

Theft

What products reduce the amount I have to pay if the vehicle is lost or stolen during the rental?
If you have Theft Protection waiver (TP) and the vehicle is stolen, the amount you have to pay will be reduced to no more than the excess stated on your rental agreement meaning you’ll pay for the cost of repair or replacement or the excess, whichever is less. If you can show the damage was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund these costs to you. If you can show the damage was less than we said, we will refund you the difference. If you can show the loss or theft was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund these costs to you.

How much is the excess?
Depending on car group rented, customer is liable for an amount ranging between 18,000.00 EUR and 102,000.00 EUR if Theft Protection waiver (TP) is not taken. Purchase of TP reduces liability to an amount between 1100.00 EUR and 1500.00 EUR depending on car group rented.
How do I get Theft Protection waiver?
In most cases, Theft Protection waiver is provided with the vehicle as standard. If it is included, it will be stated on your rental agreement and in your booking confirmation email. If it is not included, the price depends on the vehicle you are renting and the place you’re renting it from.
Is there an excess reduction product available to reduce my excess further?
Yes, Super Theft Protection waiver (STP) is an excess reduction product which reduces your excess to zero.
What happens if I lose any optional extras I rent from you or if they are stolen?
If any optional extras are lost or stolen, you have to pay for the cost of replacement in addition to the rental fee.
Are there any times when the excess would not apply?
Yes, the amount you pay will not be reduced if the loss or theft was caused by or as a result of:

  • Keys being left in the vehicle
  • Keys being lost or stolen
  • Using the vehicle in breach of the contract

What do I have to pay if I don’t have Theft Protection?
If the vehicle, keys, any accessories or any vehicle documents are lost or stolen during your rental, you’ll have to pay:

  • The cost of replacement
  • Plus our loss of use

If you can show theft was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund these costs to you.
Where can I find information of theft charges I've paid?
If a loss or theft has occurred, unless you can prove the theft was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will charge the amount you have to pay to your card. Unless you have asked us to send you a receipt by post or email, you will be able to find details of this payment here

Damage to people and their property

What do I have to pay if I injure someone whilst driving?
Third Party Liability (TPL) cover is provided with the vehicle as standard. This means that if you have an accident in our vehicle and you injure someone, including any of your passengers, or you damage anything which belongs to them, you will not have to pay any of their costs. Third Party Liability cover does not cover any death or injury suffered by the driver of our vehicle or any damage to personal items in our vehicle.

Are there any times when third party liability cover would not apply?
If the law requires us to provide you with third party liability cover, the minimum cover required by law will still apply but we, or our insurer, may seek to recover our costs from you if the accident was caused by:

  • By you breaking the contract (for example allowing someone we had not approved drive the vehicle of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other unlawful substance),
  • By you breaking the law
  • As a result of your negligence or recklessness.

What products cover the driver of the vehicle?
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) covers the driver of the vehicle  in the event of an accident. It reduces the amount you have to pay in the event of an accident to zero or to 70 EUR per claim depending on the claim you make. Personal Accident Insurance provides the following benefits:

  • A maximum of 40,000 EUR , in the event of death, loss of limbs or eyes or permanent total disability
  • A maximum of 2,000 EUR, towards emergency medical expenses related directly to the accident
  • Medical assistance and rescue costs (conditions apply)

Who provides Personal Accident Insurance?
Personal Accident Insurance is underwritten by  AIG Europe Limited. You will need to agree to their terms and conditions. Our agent, Avis Europe Risk Management Limited retains 20% of the price you pay after insurance premium tax has been deducted, as commission.
How do I get Personal Accident Insurance?
If you have bought Personal Accident Insurance, it will be stated on your rental agreement. The price depends on the location you are renting from, but you can expect it to costs between 6 EUR and 7.50 EUR a day.
Can I increase my cover and reduce my excess?
Yes, Super Personal Accident Insurance (SPAI) provides the following enhanced benefits:

  • A maximum of 120,000 EUR , in the event of death, loss of limbs or eyes or permanent total disability
  • A maximum of 6,000 EUR, towards emergency medical expenses related directly to the accident
  • Medical assistance and rescue costs (conditions apply)
  • Baggage up to 6,000 EUR, per vehicle excluding any items you rented through us (again, there are conditions, and a limit of 350 EUR, per item)
  • Expenses for replacing main house keys and locks up to 500 EUR
  • Emergency travel expenses up to 500 EUR.

Is Super Personal Accident Insurance available when renting any vehicles?
Yes, you can buy Super Personal Accident Insurance not matter what vehicle you rent.
 

How do I get Super Personal Accident Insurance?
If you have bought Super Personal Accident Insurance, it will be stated on your rental agreement. The price depends on the location you are renting from, but you can expect it to costs between 9 EUR, and 11.07 EUR a day.
What will you pay if I do not have Personal Accident Insurance?
If the driver of the vehicle is involved in an accident and is injured or dies, we will not pay their costs. If any personal items in the vehicle are damaged, lost or stolen, we will not pay for their repair or replacement.
For information, passengers are considered third parties and would benefit from the third party liability cover provided with the vehicle as standard.

Protection packages

I want to buy more than one protection product, can I get a protection package?

No, unfortunately we do not offer any protection packages at this time.

Third party protection products

I have bought a protection product from an external provider, can I use it?
If you decide to buy cover from someone else, you will have to pay our full costs Find out more: see “What will you pay if I don’t have” within this section of this document then you will need to make a claim with the external provider to get your money back. It is your responsibility to ensure you understand the terms of any cover you buy from an external provider and for any claim you make. We are unable to help you with your claim.


Credit Card Policies

What payment cards do you accept?

We accept:American Express (excluding American Express Traveller's Cheque cards), Diners Club, Discover cards, Visa credit cards, Visa debit cards, MasterCard credit cards, MasterCard debit cards, Budget issued charge card and vouchers.

Prepaid cards can only be used for making payments at the end of your rental. To rent our vehicles you need to present the above listed payment cards.

We do not accept Visa Electron cards, Maestro Cards, V Pay cards, Cirrus cards, JCB cards or any other cards not listed above.

We do not accept Digital Payment Cards.

Can I pay by cash?

No, regrettably, we are not able to accept cash.


Debit Card Policies

 Visa and MasterCard debit cards are accepted.


Drivers License

Do I need to bring my driving licence with me?
Yes. All drivers must bring all parts of their valid driving licence with them. They must bring both their driving licence and either an international driving licence or an official English translation, by a notary, of their driving licence if:

  • a driving licence was issued in Europe and you are renting in a country outside Europe
  • Or a driving licence was issued in a non-European country, and you are renting outside that country
  • Or a driving licence was issued in a non-roman alphabet like Arabic, Greek, Russian, Hebrew or Japanese.

We do not accept digital driving licenses.

Is there a minimum length I must have held my licence for?
Yes. All drivers must have held their licences for at least 1/2 year or 3 years for certain vehicles. If a licence does not show the driver has held it for the minimum period, then they must provide evidence, such as:

  • Previous driving licences
  • Or a letter from their driving licence authority stating that they have held it for this minimum period. 

Additional Driver Policy

Additional drivers must meet the same requirements as the primary driver.  Additional Driver fees may apply for all additional drivers. Check at the time of rental for complete details.


Age Requirements

 How old do I need to be to drive a rental vehicle?

To drive our vehicles, you and all of your drivers need to be at least 19 years old and have held a full, valid driving licence for at least 1/2 year at the start of your rental (3 years for certain vehicles). Renters under 21 can only rent car group A and P. Renters 21 and up can rent all car groups except for car group F the renter must be 25.

I'm under 25; do I need to pay a young driver surcharge?

A young driver surcharge does not apply.

Are there any maximum age restrictions?

No, so long as you hold a full, valid driving licence for at least 1/2 year.


Estimated Totals

Estimated total includes base rate, taxes, and surcharges. Items such as coupon discounts, child safety seats and gas are NOT included in the estimated total. Optional coverages and one-way fees are subject to tax in certain locations. This tax is not reflected in the Estimated Total.

Estimated total is subject to change based upon exchange rates at the time of rental.


Fuel Policy

 

Should I bring the vehicle back with a full tank of fuel?
Yes. The vehicle will normally be supplied with a full tank of fuel. You must return it to us with the same amount of fuel it had in it when you picked it up usually a full tank as shown on the factory-installed fuel gauge. We recommend you fill up as close to the return location as you can on the return date, and keep the receipt to show us. If you do not return the vehicle with a full tank and you can not show us a receipt for fuel we will charge you.

Fuel Options

I plan to travel more than 120 kilometres, and want peace of mind, do you have a fuel option for me?
Yes, with Fuel Up Front you pay for a full tank of fuel, based on the manufacturer's stated fuel tank capacity for your vehicle plus our costs of refuelling the vehicle for you. Then you just return the vehicle with whatever's left in the tank (even if it's virtually empty) so long as the engine still runs.
How do I calculate the cost of Fuel Up Front?
Depending on where you’re renting, we charge the average fuel price at the start of your rental period as stated on this EU fuel index: However, you don't get a refund for any fuel you don't use.
Can I get Fuel up Front at any time?
No, if you want to take advantage of Fuel Up Front, you must ask for it during the booking process or when you pick up the vehicle.
I plan to travel less than 120 kilometres, do I still need to fill up?
Yes, often the fuel gauges still looks full so we ask you to fill up the tank near to the return location and show us a copy of the receipt. If you don’t have time to fill up the tank, or can’t show us a receipt, we will apply EZ Fuel to cover our costs of refuelling the vehicle for you.
How much is EZ Fuel?
Depending on where you’re renting, you pay of fixed fee of between 22.00 EUR and 29.90 EUR. You retain the right to prove, that no loss or damage has occurred or that the loss or damage occurred is considerably lower than the EZ Fuel Fee.
What are my options if I don’t return the vehicle full and haven’t bought Fuel up Front?
Pay on Return will apply if you have driven more than 120 kilometres and:

  • Don't buy Fuel Up Front
  • Don't return the vehicle with a full tank

How do I calculate the cost of Pay on Return?
You pay for fuel based on the factory-installed fuel gauge rounded down to the nearest eighth (1/8) of a tank. This is based on the manufacturer's stated fuel tank capacity.
We charge between 1.5 and three times the average fuel price at the end of the rental period for the Germany as stated on this EU fuel index.. The price per litre will be stated on your rental agreement. This charge covers our cost of driving to the nearest petrol station at short notice, and potentially delaying the next customer's rental.


ID Requirements

Do I need to bring proof of identification?
Yes, you must bring:

  • the payment card that was used to make your booking. For some vehicles, two payment cards in your name will be required. One of these must be the payment card used to make your booking.
  • photo ID featuring a recognisable photo taken in the last 10 years. We will accept your passport or driving licence if it contains a photo, a national identity card or any other form of government-issued identification.

You may also need to bring proof of where you live. This could include a recent utility bill or bank statement. If your driving licence shows your address, we will accept it as proof of your address.

Other requirements

Will I need to give a pre-authorisation or pay a security deposit?
Yes, you must give us a pre-authorisation on your payment card before we release the vehicle to you. A pre-authorisation holds money in your account.
If you wish to pay in cash, we will take a security deposit instead.
What do I need to do to give a pre-authorisation or security deposit?
You will need to give us a payment card in your own name that has enough money available on it.
How much is the pre-authorisation?

  • Equivalent to $110 in Euro dependant on the exchange rate at the time
  • the vehicle rental price (including all optional extras you've requested), calculated at the start of the rental based on the intended length of the rental.

If you have selected our Pay Now option, when booking, the sum you have paid will be deducted from the value pre-authorised.
If you'd like more details, please call the Reservations team or ask a member of our team.


Miscellaneous Information

Can I let anyone else drive?
Yes, but only if we have approved them. You must not let anyone else drive the vehicle.
We charge a fee for every Additional Driver we allow to drive the vehicle. The price depends on the location you’re renting from, but you can expect it to be between 9.00 EUR and 11.07 EUR per day, per driver.
If you rent the vehicle for more than 6 days, you will only be charged for a maximum of 6 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
All additional drivers must meet our age, driving licence and ID requirements. Find out more: see the Age Information and Driving Licence and ID requirements sections of this document.
If any additional driver is outside of our age restrictions, we will also charge a driver surcharge. Find out more: see the Age Information section of this document.
Do you offer a meet and greet service?
Yes, in some of our airport and train station rental locations.
Can I pick up the vehicle outside your normal opening hours?
Yes, some rental locations offer an out of hour's pick-up service where you can collect the vehicle and any optional extras outside the rental location’s normal opening hours.
The out of hour's pick up fee is 35.00 EUR.
You must give us at least 24 hours notice to organise out of hour's pick-up.

My rental has a mileage allowance. I have driven more than the allowance, how much will I pay for excess mileage?
Many of our vehicles are provided with unlimited mileage. If a mileage allowance applies, it will be stated on your rental agreement and in your booking confirmation email. If you go over the mileage allowance, the price depends on the vehicle and location but you can expect it to costs between .50 EUR and 2 EUR for every kilometre you’ve driven over the allowance. Your excess mileage charge will be stated on your rental agreement.
Can I smoke in the vehicle?
No, you are not allowed to smoke in it. If we believe anyone has smoked in the vehicle during the rental period, a specialist cleaning charge will apply.
Find out more: see the Age Information and Driving Licence and ID requirements sections of this document.
Are there any roads or zones where I need to pay a fee before I can enter?
Yes, there are toll roads and toll bridges which require you to pay a fee if you wish to use them. If you do not pay these charges before you use such roads and bridges you will incur a fine.

We recommend you check the Internet to find out about any restricted areas before you travel. Websites such as www.urbanaccessregulations.eu provide useful information. If the rental location is in or near a restricted area, we will tell you about it when you pick up the vehicle. We are unable to tell you about any other restricted areas.
I have been caught speeding, and didn't pay a parking charge, what will I have to pay?
You are responsible for all fines and charges issued as a result of you or your additional drivers using the vehicle. Fines and charges could include:

  • All parking fines or charges
  • Toll charges
  • Towing charges
  • Clamping costs
  • Traffic fines or charges
  • Speeding fines
  • And any other charges or fines

If a fine or charge is sent to us because you haven’t paid a charge or complied with the law, we will take payment for:

  • Our administration fee of between 29.75 EUR for each fine or charge issued in any other country, which will be charged in the currency of the country where the fine occurred. You retain the right to prove that a loss or damage has not occurred or that the loss or damage occurred is considerably lower than the administration fee.
  • Plus the fine or charge if we have to pay it

I have left the interior of the vehicle very dirty and made it smell. Will I be charged to clean it?
Yes, if the interior of the vehicle is especially muddy, dirty, stained or smelly, and our standard cleaning procedure will not fix it, you will be charged a Specialist Cleaning Charge of on a time and expenditure basis, at least 150 EUR. You retain the right to prove that a damage or loss has not occurred or the loss or damage occurred is considerably lower than the Specialist Cleaning Charge.

Roadside Assistance

What happens if I break down because of a mechanical failure?
All our vehicles are maintained to the manufacturer's standards, and they are roadworthy when you pick them up so mechanical failure in our vehicles is rare. So long as you are using the vehicle in a country we have agreed to, we provide roadside assistance or recovery free of charge. You can only use our roadside assistance provider to help you. You will find their contact details inside the vehicle.
What happens if I break down because of a non-mechanical failure or in another country?
You must tell us if you break down or have an accident. If you need roadside assistance, we will arrange this for you but you will have to pay for it. You will also be charged for any costs we incur getting the vehicle back on the road in the country of rental. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Towing call out fee and recovery costs up to a maximum of Euro 300 (unless there is need of a special towing rescue, repatriation, or breach of contract in which the maximum charge could be upadte to Euro 600.
  • Repair costs
  • Loss of use
  • Repatriation costs
  • Any costs to take you, and/or any of your passengers, to another location.
  • Electrical Charge for EV Vehicles (Where the cable is in working order)

What products do you have to protect me if I break down because of a non-mechanical problem?
Roadside Assistance Plus provides roadside assistance if you break down as a result of:

  • Flat batteries
  • Flat tyres
  • Keys locked in the vehicle
  • Running out of fuel

Provided you are using the vehicle is a country we have agreed to.

You will only need to pay for the costs of any additional items needed to get the vehicle back on the road like fuel or tyres.

How much does Roadside Assistance Plus cost?
The price will depend on where you’re renting but you can expect it to be between 6 EUR and 7.38 EUR a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you will only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

What happens if I don't return the incident report form or European accident form?
If you are involved in an accident, or the vehicle, keys, any accessories, any vehicle documents or any optional extras are damaged, lost or stolen; you must complete and return an incident report form and if available, the European accident report form.

 

One Way Rentals

Can I pick up the vehicle from one rental location and return it to another?
Yes, some rental locations let you collect the vehicle and any optional extras from one rental location and return them to another.
How much is the One-Way fee?
The price depends on the rental location. If you want to pick up the vehicle and return it to a different location in the same country, you can expect it to be between 17 EUR and 35 EUR. If you want to pick up the vehicle in one country and drop it off in another country, you can expect it to be between 100 EUR and 4,500 EUR.
How do I get a One-Way rental?
You can request a one-way rental when you book or you can ask for it when you get to the rental location.
If you asked for a one-way rental when you booked, the fee will be included in your rental price.
How much will it cost if I did not request a One-Way rental but return the vehicle to a different location?
You will be charged a one-way fee at the pay at location prices available on the day you return the vehicle.


Pre-Authorisation

How much is the pre-authorisation?

  • Equivalent to $110 in Euro dependant on the exchange rate at the time
  • the vehicle rental price (including all optional extras you've requested), calculated at the start of the rental based on the intended length of the rental.

If you have selected our Pay Now option, when booking, the sum you have paid will be deducted from the value pre-authorised.
If you'd like more details, please call the Reservations team or ask a member of our team.


Rental Options

Customers with disabilities

I have a disability, do you offer adapted vehicles?
Yes, specially adapted vehicles are available at some of our rental locations. Please call the Reservations team for more information.
I have a disability, do you offer hand controls?
No, regrettably, we do not currently offer hand controls or panoramic mirrors at this time.

Popular optional extras to rent

I have small children, do you offer child seats?
Yes, we offer  baby, child and boosters seats. A baby seat is typically suitable for a child from birth to 12 months old and weighing no more than 13 kilos. A child seat is typically suitable for a child aged 9 months to 12 years old and weighing between 9 and 36 kilos. A booster seat is typically suitable for a child aged 4to 12 years old and weighing between 20 and 45 kilos.
In some rental locations, we may arrange for a third party to fit the seat for you. But remember, it is always your responsibility to check the seat is fitted correctly before you drive away.
Please note: In the Germany, all children must normally use a child car seat until they are 12 years old or 150 cm tall.
How much are your child seats?
The fee for renting a seat will depend on where you are renting but you can expect it to cost between 12 EUR and 14.76 EUR a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 5 days, you¿ll only be charged for a maximum of 5 days and get to use the seat for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
If the seat is damaged, lost or stolen, you will have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost between 20 EUR and 250 EUR on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.
I am not familiar with the area; can I rent a GPS (satellite navigation system)?
Yes, the fee for renting a GPS will depend on where you are renting but you can expect it to cost between 9 EUR and 11.07 EUR a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you will only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get to use the GPS for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
If the GPS is damaged, lost or stolen, you will have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost between 100 EUR and 295 EUR on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.
Please note: In some countries, it is against the law to use a GPS that tells you where speed cameras are. It is illegal in Germany. If you rent a GPS from us, it will not give you speed camera information.
Do you offer an audio tour guide service on your GPS?
No, unfortunately we do not offer an audio tour guide service at this time.
I want to be able to access the internet anywhere I go, do you offer a solution?
Yes, we offer Mobile Wi-Fi devices. We provide this service on behalf of a third party so you will need to read and agree to separate terms and conditions with them. We will give you these terms and conditions at the rental location.
Please note: In many countries, including the Germany, it is illegal to drive while using a handheld mobile phone, tablet or other communications device. It is your responsibility to drive safely and according to the laws of the country you are driving in.
How much does Mobile Wi-Fi cost?
The fee for hiring mobile Wi-Fi will depend on where you¿re renting but you can expect it to be between 10,50 EUR and 12,92 EUR a day.
If the mobile Wi-Fi device is damaged, lost or stolen, you will have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost from 120 EUR to 150 EUR on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.
I am intending to drive along toll roads; do you offer a device to make this quicker and easier for me?
No, unfortunately we do not offer any electronic toll charging devices at this time.

Winter equipment to rent

I am concerned about the road conditions, do you offer all-weather tyres?
Yes, if the rental location you are hiring from is in an area where it¿s illegal to drive without all-weather tyres at certain times of year, the vehicle will automatically be supplied with them and the fee will be included in your rental fee or contract.
We can also supply all-weather tyres for a fee. This will depend on where you¿re renting but you can expect it to be around 18.45 EUR a day, maximum 184.50 EUR per rental. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you will only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get to use the all-weather tyres for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days. In the winter season (15 November to 15 March) our hire cars in Germany come with tyres that are suitable for winter conditions. The fee for this is already included in the rental fee (conditions for business customers may differ).
If any all-weather tyre is damaged, lost or stolen, you¿ll have to pay for a replacement pair. You can expect this to range from around 100 EUR to 400 EUR on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.
Please give us at least 24 hours notice if your rental does not automatically include all-weather tyres and you want to hire them.

Not sure if you need all-weather tyres? Please ask a member of our team.
I am going skiing, do you offer snow chains?
Yes, if the rental location you are hiring from is in an area where it is illegal to drive without Snow Chains or all-weather tyres at certain times of year, the vehicle will automatically be supplied with snow chains and the fee will be included in your rental fee. You can ask not to have these but we recommend that you take either snow chains or all-weather tyres at these locations.
Snow chains are also available in some other rental locations. The fee for snow chains depends on where you are renting but you can expect it to be between 15 EUR and 18.45 EUR a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 6 days, you will only be charged for a maximum of 6 days and get to use the snow chains for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
If any snow chain is damaged, lost or stolen, you will have to pay for a replacement pair. This is likely to cost between 50 EUR and 60 EUR on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.
We can not fit snow chains for you, and we can not arrange for them to be fitted.
Not sure if you need snow chains? Please ask a member of our team.
I have brought my own skis with me, do you rent ski racks?
Yes, some rental locations offer ski racks. You can expect to pay between 10 EUR and 12.30 EUR a day to rent a Ski Rack from us. If you rent the vehicle for more than 5 days, you will only be charged for a maximum of 5 days and get to use the ski rack for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
Ski racks can not be fitted to all our vehicles, so you may need to upgrade if you need one. This may increase the price of the vehicle and any excess you have to pay.
If the ski rack is damaged, lost or stolen, you will have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost between 250 EUR and 500 EUR on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.
Please give us at least 24 hours notice if you want to hire a ski rack.

I have left my hands-free kit behind, do you rent them?
No, unfortunately we do not offer hands-free kits at this time.
I am moving items, do you rent blankets?
Yes, the fee for a blanket depends on where you are renting but you can expect it to be around 3.50 EUR per rental.

I am moving items, do you rent trolleys?
Yes, the fee for a trolley depends on where you are renting, but you can expect it to be around 12.99 EUR per day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 6 days you will only be charged for a maximum of 6 days and get to use the trolley for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

If the trolley is damaged, lost or stolen you will have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost about 70.00 EUR on toop of the thire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.

Optional extras available to buy
I have left my USB charger behind, do you sell them?
Yes, you can buy a USB Charger for 9 EUR or 11.10 EUR, but they are only available from selected rental locations.
I have left my mobile charger behind, do you sell them?
Yes, you can buy a Mobile Charger for 9 EUR or 11.10 EUR with universal wall plug dual USB port and retractable iPhone 4 adaptor, but they¿re only available from selected rental locations.
I want to charge my device in the car, do you sell car chargers?
Yes, you can buy a Universal Car Charger for 9 EUR or 11.10 EUR but they are only available from selected rental locations.
I have left my iPhone 5 cable behind, do you sell them?
Yes, you can buy an iPhone 5 cable for 17 EUR or 21 EUR but they are only available from selected rental locations.


Returns

I want to keep the vehicle for longer, what should I do?
If you want to extend the rental please contact us as soon as possible. At the latest, this should be before the end date and time on your rental agreement. Extra days will be charged at pay at location prices.

What happens if I do not extend the rental?
If you fail to extend your rental and are late returning the vehicle, we will charge you for an extra day¿s rental plus a late return administration fee for each day or part of a day until the vehicle is returned.

 

If you fail to extend your rental and are late returning the vehicle, we will on the third day after your agreed return date pre-authorise payment for an additional 5 days' rental charge on your debit card or, 10 days if you are using a credit card, at "pay at location" prices. If you return the vehicle within those 5 or 10 days (whichever applies), you will only be charged for your actual rental days, plus any other charges you owe us.
If you fail to return your vehicle as agreed, we will also charge you a late return administration fee for each day or part of a day until the vehicle is returned.

The late return administration fee is EUR 10.00 per day.

You retain the right to prove that a damage or loss has not occurred or that the damage or loss occurred is considerably lower than the late return administration fee.


Travel Into Other Countries

International journeys outside Germany are permitted for certain countries but generally require prior approval by Budget.
If approved by Budget, a Cross Border Fee (CBF) is payable. This amounts to Euro 5.00 per day, Euro 35.00 per week and maximum Euro 55.00 per rental.
If approval has been given, the following provisions shall apply:

What countries am I allowed to take the vehicle to?

You are only allowed to use the vehicle in the following countries: Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Finland, Liechtenstein, Great Britain, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, Ireland, Luxemburg, Monaco, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, San Marino, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia.


Can I buy a product to allow me to drive in other countries?

No, regrettably, we do not offer any other products which enable you to drive in other countries.
Please note that driving into France (F), Italy (I),the Czech Republic (CZ), Croatia (HR), Hungary (H), Poland (PL), Slovakia (SK) and Slovenia (SLO) is not permitted with vehicles in the F vehicle group.
Not allowed are also: Balearic Islands, Canaries, Corsica, Crete, Sardinia
If you buy Travel East, you must only park the vehicle in supervised car parks or supervised parking areas and you must not provide the keys to any third parties under any circumstances (for example to use their valet parking service).

 

How much does it cost?
You can expect to pay between Euro 5.00 and Euro 6.00 a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 7 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 7 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
You are not allowed to use the vehicle in Albania (AL), Armenia (AM), Azerbaijan (AZ), Bulgaria (BG), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH), Belarus (BY), Canaries, Cyprus (CY), Estonia (EST), Georgia (GE), Greece (GR), Iceland (IS), Kazakhstan (KZ), Kosovo (RKS), Latvia (LV), Lithuania (LT), Malta (M), Macedonia (MK), Moldavia (MD), Montenegro (MNE), Romania (RO), Russia (RUS), Serbia (SRB), Turkey (TR), Ukraine (UA) and any country outside continental Europe.
Not allowed are also: Balearic Islands, Canaries, Corsica, Crete, Sardinia
Any infringement of or non-compliance with any of the above provisions shall entitle Budget to terminate the rental agreement without notice or to withdraw from the rental agreement. Claims for compensation by the renter are excluded in such a case. The claim for compensation for any damage incurred by Budget as a result of the violation of any of the above provisions shall remain unaffected.