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Albuquerque Intl Sunport (ABQ)

Address:

3400 University Blvd Se, Albuquerque, NM, 87106, United States

Phone:

(1) 505-764-3560 (6)

Location Type:

Corporate

Hours of Operation:

Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM

If flying in, shuttle to both the rental counter and car lot.

Location Information

Where is Budget at the Albuquerque Airport?

Fastbreak Service
Proceed to the Budget counter Fastbreak line/or normal line if no Fastbreak line designation/or follow directions to the Fastbreak Kiosk. Present identification and receive your rental agreement. The counter representative will give the customer the keys & directions to their car.
FASTBREAK RETURN: Follow the airport signs for Car Rental return. You do not need to return to the counter to complete your rental. Record your mileage and fuel level on the rental agreement and drop it in the Budget Fastbreak return box. A closed rental agreement will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
General Directions
COUNTER: Take shuttle bus outside of baggage claim area. Shuttle bus runs every 4-6 minutes. Location is approx 1 mile from the airport.
CARS: Directly behind rental car facility.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Available. Park & lock the car in the return area of the car rental facility. Place the completed contract & the keys in the key drop box located on the Budget counter. The rental car facility is open 24 hours.
DRIVERS CIRCLE
When you arrive, follow signs to the baggage claim area. Exit the terminal to wait for the Budget Rental Shuttle to take you to the counter. The manager or key person will have your contract ready and personally escort you to your vehicle.
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.

ABQ Rental Car Return

When you’re ready to return your Budget car rental at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), head to 3400 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (the same location where you can pick up an ABQ car rental from Budget).

Albuquerque Airport Car Rental Information

As New Mexico’s biggest city, Albuquerque has much to offer travelers, including a unique Southwest culture and landscape, fun nightlife, and incredible restaurants. Experience all there is to see and do by getting a reliable Budget car rental at the ABQ Sunport. 

The car rental facility at the ABQ airport is conveniently only 5 miles away from downtown and is in proximity to a number of hotels, restaurants, and attractions.

ABQ Rental Cars

If you’re wondering which type of vehicle is best to choose as your car rental at the Albuquerque airport, consider your plans. Choose an SUV for a visit to the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park or a minivan for a family outing to Cliff’s Amusement Park. No matter what you’re doing, Budget has the car to suit your needs.

Whether you are looking for a compact, economy, or full-size sedan, we have the rental car you need at a price you can afford.

 

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Enjoying a day at Petroglyph National Monument? Get there with a rugged vehicle like a mid-size or full-size SUV from Budget.

 

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If you’re sticking around Albuquerque for more than a few weeks, choose a monthly car rental from Budget to ensure you always have transportation at a great price.

 

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A minivan rental is a great choice for a trip to ABQ BioPark Aquarium with young children. Traveling with a crowd? Choose a passenger van to seat up to 12 people with ease.

 

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A premium sedan or SUV will make your time cruising to the annual balloon festival even more memorable.

 

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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.
  • At the time of rental a hold of $500.00 CAD or estimated rental charges plus 20%, whichever is greater, is placed on the credit 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.
  • 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.
  • Canada locations do not accept bank debit cards as a form of credit identification.
  • 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 CAD. 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 in the driver's name. A prepaid charge card is not an acceptable credential. All drivers must have a safe driving record.
  • 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.
  • Additionally, the following restrictions also will apply for renters between the ages of 21-24: Renters of luxury cars, mini-vans, 12-passenger vans, specialty cars, full-size SUVs and premium SUVs will not be permitted.
  • In Quebec, the minimum age to rent vehicle groups A, B, C, D & E is 21 with an underage fee of $25-per-day CAD for renters age 21-24. For all other vehicle groups, the minimum age is 25. In Saskatchewan, the minimum age is 18. No under age fee applies.
  • In Canada, the charge for additional drivers is $10-per-day CAD per additional driver.
  • The following are exempt from additional driver charges: renter's employer or regular fellow employee when on company business; renter's spouse or domestic partner; disabled renters who have completed the non-licensed renter form.
  • 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 CAD 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 CAD 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

For the purchase of the optional coverages such as the Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and the Personal Accident and Effects Insurance (PAE), please ask our staff at the counter.


Credit Card Policies

Budget accepts most major credit cards as credit identification at the time of rental.  If the location accepted Debit Cards they can only be used at time of vehicle return for final payment.

At the time of rental, there is a credit card hold of the total estimated charges plus 25% or $350 CAD, whichever is greater.


Debit Card Policies

If the location accepts Debit Cards, they can only be used at time of vehicle return for final payment.


Driver's License Requirements

At the time of rental, the driver must present a valid drivers license in their name with the required class or endorsement for the vehicle that is being rented.  All drivers must have a safe driving record.

 


Additional Driver Policy

Additional drivers must meet the same requirements as the primary driver.  Additional drivers may be subject to an additional fee.  Check at the counter for additional details.


Additional Fees

Winter Tires are mandatory on certain roads or the renter/driver may be ticketed by RCMP.

QUEBEC -
It is mandatory that all vehicles registered in the province of Quebec be equipped with winter tires during the winter months of December through March. All rentals will be charged a daily Tire Management Fee up to 4.50 CAD per day for year-round tire maintenance.  The fee is subject to concession recovery fees, GST and QST.

ALL OTHER PROVINCES -
Winter tire equipped vehicles maybe available in the winter season for reservations at some locations. An additional fee up to 20.00 CAD per day will apply.  Fees vary by location and car group.


Age Requirements

Budget at this location 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 $25.00 CAD per day underage surcharge for these drivers.

Additionally, the following restrictions also will apply for renters between the ages of 21-24: Rentals of luxury cars, mini-vans, 12-passenger vans, specialty cars, full size SUVs and premium SUVs will not be permitted.


Fuel Policy

The vehicle must be returned with a full tank of gas or there will be a charge for refueling.

Most locations offer a prepaid gas option which you can accept at the rental location.

If the vehicle is driven less than 125 kilometers there may be an additional refueling fee, unless a gas receipt is presented at time of return. The customer can check at the time of rental for complete details.


Location Exceptions

International renters must have a valid driver's license and a major credit card.


Miscellaneous Information

Additional Information:

  • Your rental rate is calculated based on the information provided at time of reservation.
  • There is a 29-minute grace period for returns.  After 29 minutes, hourly charges will apply.  After three hours, a full-day charge will apply.
  • Optional coverages, special equipment and one way fees are subject to tax in certain locations.  This tax is not reflected in the total.
  • Tax and tax related surcharge rates are subject to change without notice.
  • Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours before scheduled pick up may result in a 1 day rental charge.

SMS Policy

Opt-in
BUDGET Mobile Notifications is a standard rated subscription alert service providing time-sensitive mobile alerts to customers that include updates to current/upcoming rentals, promotional offers, MMS and coupons about BUDGET.
By signing up you agree to receive text messages regarding your rental status. We do not, but could, use an automatic telephone dialing system to deliver our text messages. Consent is not required to purchase goods or services.

Opt-out
To Opt-Out (discontinue service), text "STOP" to "36300" from your mobile device. You will not receive any additional text messages. You may also Opt-out by texting "QUIT", "END", "CANCEL", "UNSUBSCRIBE", or "STOP ALL" to any text message you receive or to short code 36300. You can also manage your text messages by updating your BUDGET profile at BUDGET.com. Simply select "No" from the SMS Notifications option in the communication preference section of your profile.

Help
To get help, text "HELP" to "36300" or email custserv@BUDGET.com or call 1-800-621-2844

Carriers Supported (U.S. only) AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile®, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular®, Metro PCS, ACS Wireless, All West Wireless, Bluegrass, Boost USA, Cambridge Telecom, Cellcom, Cellular South, Centennial, Cincinnati Bell, Cricket Communications, Cellular One of East Central Illinois, Appalachian Wireless, Farmer's Mutual Telephone Company, General Communications, Golden State Cellular, PC Management, Inland Cellular, Illinois Valley Cellular, Nex-Tech Wireless, Nucla-Naturita, nTelos, Revol, Silver Star PCS (Gold Star), Snake River PCS, South Central, Syringa, Thumb Cellular, UBET Wireless, Unicel, United Wireless, and West Central Wireless. 
*T-Mobile is not liable for delayed or undelivered messages

Carriers Supported (Canada only) Aliant Mobility, Bell Mobility, Eastlink, Fido, Mobilicity, MTS, NorthernTel Mobility, Public Mobile, Rogers Wireless, SaskTel Mobility, Télébec Mobilité, TELUS Mobility, Vidéotron, Virgin Mobile Canada, WIND Mobile

Complete Terms and Conditions & Privacy Policy:
Warranty 
BUDGET Group will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS messages connected with our sms Gateway. Delivery of SMS messages is subject to effective transmission from your wireless service provider/network operator.

Privacy 
We will only use your information to provide you the services you request and as set forth in our privacy notice which can be found at
www.BUDGET.com/privacy.

Fee
BUDGET does not charge a fee for text messaging service. Standard messaging and data rates may apply, we are not responsible for any charges from a person's service provider that may result from us providing this service. BUDGET assumes no responsibility for charges incurred by signing up for this text messaging service. Any text messaging fees that you incur will be billed on your individual mobile provider bill.


Towing

Towing is not permitted. Vehicles cannot be used to tow or push anything.  A trailer hitch cannot be installed on the vehicles.


Travel Into Other Countries

Travel within Canada and the United States is allowed with written permission from Budget office only. Check with the rental counter for details. Vehicles at this location are not allowed to travel into Alaska or Mexico.


e-Tolls
Please be aware of roads that maybe "cashless tolls" and drivers on these roads are not able to pay cash once they have entered these roads. You automatically opt into our e-Toll service program and will be charged $17.00 plus GST/HST per rental, plus incurred tolls at the maximum prevailing rates posted by the toll authority. The charges may take 4-8 weeks after the rental to be billed to your credit card/debit card on file

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