Rent a Car at Denver Intl Airport (DEN)

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Explore the Denver Terrain with Style and Ease

Rent a Jeep in Denver with Budget Car Rental for the best rates in the area. Embark on a new adventure through scenic highways, or load up the skis and hit the mountains behind the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler.

Rent a Wrangler

Denver Intl Airport (DEN)

Address: 24050 E 78th Ave, Denver, CO, Colorado, 80249, United States
Phone: (1) 303-342-9001
Location Type: Corporate
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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


Location Information

When you rent a car from Denver International Airport (DEN), you’re only an hour’s drive away from both big city attractions and outdoor wonders. Whatever activities you have planned, Budget offers a variety of cheap car rentals at the Denver airport so you’ll be able to rent the vehicle you need.

Where is Budget Car Rental at DEN?

The Budget counter is in the main terminal on the baggage claim level. However, this counter doesn’t manage transactions, so if you need to complete payment bypass this counter and proceed straight outside to catch a shuttle. Take the shuttle to the car rental area, and all transactions will be handled at the service center there.

Denver Airport Rental Car Return

Budget car rental return and pick up are located at 24050 E 78th Avenue. To get there, take I-70 to Pena Boulevard. Continue on Pena Boulevard and take the Rental Car exit, keep left, and then turn right onto 78th Avenue. Proceed to the Budget Car Rental area.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Denver, CO?

You must be at least 21 years old to rent a car from Budget at the Denver airport. However, car restrictions and a daily $27 underage surcharge apply to customers ages 21-24.

What is the best type of car to rent in Denver?

There’s a wide variety of things to do in Denver, and the best car for your trip will depend on what you’re planning to do. Rent a Jeep to enjoy some offroading, rent a van for a family trip, or rent a luxury vehicle for a special vacation. Our diverse vehicle selection is sure to have the rental car you want.

Jeep Rental

No matter where you’re headed in Colorado, you’ll be glad you chose a Jeep Wrangler for its versatility from busy Denver streets to the rough roads in the Rocky Mountains. A jeep rental is the ideal outdoor vehicle for offroading and safe access to the many amazing outdoor destination in Colorado.

Van Rental

Rent a van to enjoy Denver with a group. Whether you’re going with friends to Elitch Gardens or taking your kids to the Denver Zoo, make sure you have enough room for everyone in a minivan rental, like a Kia Sedona. Or a 12- or 15-passenger van rental for larger groups.

SUV Rental

SUVs are ideal for those itching to explore nature in Colorado. Rent a Chevrolet Impala or a Ford Escape to hold all your gear for kayaking down Clear Creek, skiing at Echo Mountain, or going rock climbing in Eldorado Canyon.

Long-Term Car Rental

If you’ll be staying in Denver during the winter to enjoy the world-class skiing or if you’re here for an internship in Denver’s booming tech scene, consider a long-term car rental. Budget offers monthly car rentals with great prices.

Luxury Car Rental

Experience the classy side of Denver in a luxury car rental. If you’ll be dining at the world-famous Mizuna restaurant, shopping at Cherry Creek, or visiting the Brown Palace Hotel, you might enjoy a sports car rental like a Mustang or a Camaro.

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: All rental transactions are completed at the Customer Service Center at the Budget facility. Take the train to the baggage claim area (Level 5). The customer should step outside to catch the Budget shuttle on Island 4.
CARS: On airport property. Vehicles located approximately 5 - 6 minutes from the terminal.
RETURNS: Take I-70 to Pena Blvd. From Pena Blvd take the "Rental Car" Exit, go left & then make a right onto 78th Ave. Proceed to the Budget car rental lot.
Note - The Budget shuttle bus only runs until 1230am or until the last flight arrives. The shuttle does not resume again until 330am. The customer must find own transportation between 1230am-330am.
NOTE: Address Change Effective 05AUG21: This location has moved from previous address at 25500 E 78th Ave, Denver. Please make note of the new address and updated directions.
When you arrive, go to the Budget counter in the baggage claim area. The manager or key person will have your contract ready and personally escort you to your vehicle.
Valet Return: If offered, you will be told about our service as you are escorted to your car.
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.

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