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How do I return my rental car to Budget?

To return your rental car, head to the predetermined Budget location, gather your belongings from the vehicle, and then check in at the rental counter. You’ll need to hand over the keys and finalize the check-in form then you can be on your way.


Since the return process can vary from one location to another, make sure to verify the details of your return with your Budget location.

What do you need to do before returning your Budget rental car?

Ensure your rental is in the same condition as when it was picked up. You will need to fill the gas tank ahead of time, unless you opt to have us fill the tank instead. (This option is usually more expensive.)

How to do rental car return at the airport

Returning your vehicle to the airport? Here’s how to complete the process:


  • Look out for rental car return signs as you approach the airport

  • Park your vehicle at the Budget rental car area

  • Gather your belongings and head to the rental counter to check in the vehicle

  • Need after-hours returns? Contact the location to make sure they offer these services, then schedule your after-hours return in advance before leaving the keys in the drop-box.

Because rental car return processes can differ depending on the airport, it’s best to contact the rental location ahead of time to confirm rental car return details.