Hartford/Bradley Airport Car Rental (BDL)

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Bradley Intl Airport (BDL)


180 Schoephoester Rd,
Windsor Locks, CT, Connecticut, 06096, United States


(1) 860-627-3700

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Hours of Operation:

Sun - Wed 7:00 AM - 1:00 AM; Thu 6:00 AM - 1:00 AM; Fri - Sat 7:00 AM - 1:00 AM

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


Location Information

Where is Budget at the Bradley Airport?

Fastbreak Service
Outside the baggage claim area, proceed across the roadway to the transportation center, to the Budget Fastbreak counter line. Present identification and receive your rental agreement. The counter representative will provide the directions to the car.
General Directions
COUNTER: Proceed outside the terminal at the lower level by baggage across the roadway to the transportation center. Budget is located on the second level.

VEHICLES: Located on the ready line, level two of the transportation center.

RETURNS: Follow the airport signs for Car Rental return.

AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Customers can return their rentals at Budget Bradley International Airport any time, Budget has 24 hour returns. Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the key drop box. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.
When you arrive, proceed outside the terminal at the lower level by baggage claim across the roadway to the transportation center, Budget is located on the second level. 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.

BDL Rental Car Return

When your trip is at an end, return your Budget car rental at the Bradley Airport. Follow the signs you’ll see as you approach the airport indicating where to go for rental car returns. You’ll be returning your BDL airport car rental to the same location as Budget car rental pickup.

Bradley Airport Car Rental Information

Budget Car Rental provides complimentary shuttle service from Bradley International Airport (also known as the Hartford airport or BDL), to the BDL car rental lot, so you’ll be able to pick up your vehicle and venture out into lovely Hartford in no time. You can rest assured that you’ll find the right car rental at the Bradley Airport from Budget—our vast selection of airport car rentals range from SUVs and luxury cars to compact sedans and roomy passenger vans.

For great deals on car rentals at the Hartford, CT airport, and excellent service on either end of your stay in Connecticut, choose Budget. 

Fastbreak Membership: Avoid roadblocks at the car rental counter with our Fastbreak Membership. Just show us your valid driver’s license, then grab your keys and hit the road. 

Cheap Prices: We’re always offering deals and other discounts such as our Best Rate Guarantee, which allows you to price match lower Budget car rental rates found on other websites.

BDL Rental Cars

Harford is steeped in history, and there’s plenty to see. If you’re traveling with your family through this area, a larger vehicle such as a van or SUV would be a good choice. Take a look at some of our Bradley International Airport car rental options below.

SUV Rental

Explore the city of Hartford in power and style with one of our SUV rentals. We offer SUVs seating 5, 7, or 8 people.


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Long-Term Car Rental

At Budget, we give you the option of monthly car rentals. If you’re planning an extended stay, consider this long-term solution.


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Van Rental

Minivan rentals are great for families with children or groups with extra luggage. If your group is extra large, we have passenger vans.


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Luxury Car Rental

Select one of our elite sedans, luxury SUVs, or other high-end vehicles and explore New England in style and comfort.


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Small to Full-Size Cars

Take a trip around Windsor and Hartford with a sedan rental. Save money on gas with a reliable car. 


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One-Way Car Rental

Taking a tour of New England’s fall colors? Stopping by every lighthouse on the East Coast? You can book a one-way car rental from Budget and go where you want.


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Escape the Bradley, CT, Airport With a Budget Car Rental

The gold leaf domed State Capitol Building is both a handsome sight and a historical landmark. Mark Twain’s family home is also a popular attraction here. Right next door is the more modest home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, who penned Uncle Tom’s Cabin and 30 other novels.

Bushnell Park is the nation’s oldest publicly funded park and offers a healthy respite from the bustling city surrounding it. The Wadsworth Atheneum is one of the oldest museums still operating in the United States. It houses an impressive 50,000 pieces of art and has just undergone extensive renovations. These and other great spots are yours to discover in a vehicle from Budget’s fleet of Bradley International Airport rental cars.

Rent a car and get out to explore!

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