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Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP)


Henri Coanda (Otopeni) Apt, Calea Bucurestilor Nr. 224 E, Bucharest, XX, Romania


0040 722 636 591

Hours of Operation:

Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Free pickup service available

If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.

Location Information
General Directions
COUNTER: No information available.
CARS: No information available.
RETURNS: No information available.
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, or 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,, or 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

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is optional
Customer is liable for an amount between EUR 19,040.00 and EUR 83,300.00 if Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is not taken.  Purchase of CDW reduces liability to an amount between EUR 119.00 and EUR 3570.00.

Theft Protection (TP) is optional
Customer is liable for an amount between EUR 19,040.00 and EUR 83,300.00 if Theft Protection (TP) is not taken.  Purchase of TP reduces liability to an amount between EUR 119.00 and EUR 3570.00.

Note: If you have (CDW - collision damage waiver) and the vehicle, keys, any liability reduction in case of a damage
accessories or any vehicle documents are damaged and you are responsible for the damage, 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 will
pay for the cost of repair or replacement plus a damage or theft processing fee in the amount of EUR 30 or the excess, whichever is less.

Global insurance coverages are always subject to change. Please verify at time of rental.

Credit Card Policies

At the time of the rental, you must provide Budget with a valid credit card from a major credit card company. The credit card holder details must be the same with the renter's details.
You can pay the value of the rental using a credit card (Visa, Euro-MasterCard, American Express), a debit card (Visa and Mastercard) or a Budget Charge Card.
Budget does not accept debit cards such as MasterCard Maestro, Indigo, Kyriel, Cyrus, nor pre-paid cards.
If you want to rent a premium car, included in the G and O car groups, you must present two different credit cards, one of which must be either American Express.
Please note that, at the time of the rental, the credit card that you provide must have sufficient funds available to cover the estimated costs of the rental, as well as the costs of the optional insurance (accident or theft), plus the equivalent of a full tank of fuel.

Debit Card Policies

Debit cards are not accepted.

Drivers License

Each driver must show photographic proof of identity and their passport at the start of the rental.
All drivers must present a full and current driving licence which has been held for at least 1 year. The licence must be valid for use in the renting country.
If your licence was issued outside the European Community an International Driving Licence is required.
All forms of documentation must be issued to the same person, in the same name, and presented together at the time of rental.

Additional Driver Policy

Additional drivers must meet the same requirements as the primary driver. Maximum 2 additional drivers. Fee: 18.60 EUR per driver per rental

Age Requirements

Minimum age is 25 years. Younger drivers are allowed for some car groups with an extra fee:

Young driver surcharge
If the renter and/or the additional driver is/are between 21 and 25 years he/she can rent a type A, B or J car, with an additional fee of EUR 7 per day / maximum EUR 70 per rental.
Driver under 21 surcharge
If the renter and/or the additional driver is/are between 18 and 21 years of age and a driver's licence issued more than one year prior to the rental, he/she can rent a type A or B car, but an additional fee will be charged as follows: EUR 45.00 (VAT included) for each rental day.
Beginner driver surcharge
If the renter and/or additional driver hold(s) a driver's licence which was issued less than one year prior to the rental date, he/she can rent a category A or B car. An additional fee shall be charged as follows: EUR 45.00 (VAT included) for each day of rental.

Senior driver surcharge If the renter is above 70 years old a fee of EUR 7 per day / maximum EUR 70 per rental will apply.

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.

Travel Into Other Countries

Outside Romania, only categories A – E, I , J, the car can be returned in the following countries*:
Area 1 (Bulgaria, Hungary): EUR 600.00 (VAT included)
Area 2 (Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland and Slovakia): EUR 1,100.00 (VAT included)
Area 3 (Germany, Slovenia): EUR 1,680.00 (VAT included)
Area 4 (Italy, Belgium, France, Luxemburg and the Netherlands):
EUR 2,500.00 (VAT included)
* Only the continental areas. It is not allowed to take the car to the islands.
In all these cases, it is necessary to make a reservation request. The request will be either confirmed or denied within no more than 72 hours, depending on the availability of the car you requested.
A border crossing surcharge will also apply. This charge ranges from EUR 30 to EUR 300 (VAT included)/rental.
For all the other car groups: the cars cannot be returned at an office outside Romanian borders.

Driving to any other countries or islands with any car rented from Romania is strictly forbidden. Neglecting this, the customer will be responsible for all damages of the rented vehicle. In case of loss of the vehicle the renter is also fully liable.