Rent a Car at G. Bush Intercontinental Apo (IAH)

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G. Bush Intercontinental Apo (IAH)


17330 Palmetto Pines,
Houston, TX, Texas, 77032, United States


(1) 281-449-0145

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Hours of Operation:

Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Free pickup service available

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

Location Information

When you rent a car from Budget at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), you’re sure to have a convenient travel experience. With car rentals located on the airport campus, you can quickly get your rental car and start enjoying your trip in Houston.

Where is Budget Car Rental at IAH?

To pick up your Budget car rental at the IAH airport, follow the signs that read “Ground Transportation” from baggage claim to the exit marked with “Rental Cars” signage. Once outside, look for the blue and white rental car shuttle. This shuttle will take you to the Rental Car Facility.

IAH Rental Car Return

The Budget rental car lot is located at 17330 Palmetto Pines, Houston, TX. As you approach the airport, follow the signs for Car Rental Return to reach the Rental Car Center. Then follow signs for Budget.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Houston, TX?

You must be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Houston. However, if you are between the ages of 21 and 24, a $27-per-day surcharge applies, as well as restrictions on renting certain vehicles. None of these conditions apply for renters aged 25 or older.

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

Budget IAH car rental has a wide selection of vehicles available for any kind of Houston trip you have planned. If you’re going to hit the links or spend time outdoors, an SUV might be right for you. Or, if you’re taking a big group to go sightseeing, or to see an Astros or Rockets game, try a van.

Van Rental

A passenger van rental can carry as many as 15 people, with 12-seat models available as well. A minivan rental is great for groups of up to 7 or 8, and for families with car seats. In a Dodge Grand Caravan, you can visit some of Houston’s family-friendly attractions, like the Johnson Space Center or the Houston Zoo.

SUV Rental

If you’re spending time outdoors, like reducing your golf handicap at the Wildcat Golf Club Highlands Course, chances are you’ll need some more cargo space. That’s why an SUV is great for outdoor travelers. Budget offers a variety of SUVs, which have between five and seven seats, and plenty of storage space.

Long-Term Car Rental

Do you need a temporary car for a month or more? With a monthly car rental, the longer you rent, the better your rate is. Not only that, but you can rent for up to 11 months at a time, and swap out your vehicle as needed.

Luxury Car Rental

Houston has hot summers, but any trip is enjoyable from the comfort of a luxury car rental. With a premium vehicle, you can cruise up I-69 to Victoria, TX, for a real Old West feel—and enjoy the architecture around town once you get there.

Fastbreak Service
Proceed directly to Budget bus and the driver will take Fastbreak customers to the Fastbreak canopy. Find your name on monitor and proceed to designated vehicle area. Choose vehicle & proceed to exit booth. Present driver's license & hang tag to Budget agent.
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: AIRLINE PASSENGERS: Proceed to the Rental Car Shuttle Bus which will take you to the Rental Car Facility. The Budget counter is only open during regular business hours, however, the shuttle bus is available 24 hours a day.
DISTANCE from terminal to car lot: 4 miles.
LOCAL RENTERS: Follow signs for Car Rental Return which will guide you to the rental car facility.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Available. Return area is open 24 hours a day in a secured lot and staffed from 5am-10pm. When the return area is not staffed, customers can leave keys inside the vehicle. Do not lock the vehicle. Remember to take all your personal belongings with you.
A vehicle that is returned after hours will be checked in when the location opens the next business day. If returning after hours when a location is closed, the customer is responsible for the vehicle until the satisfactory check in of the rental vehicle the next business day.
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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