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Rent a Car at Charlottesville Airport (CHO)

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Charlottesville Airport (CHO)


100 Bowen Loop, Suite 102,
Charlottesville, VA, Virginia, 22911, United States


(1) 434-973-3079

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Hours of Operation:

Sun 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM; Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM; Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Holiday Hours:

THANKSGIVING   November  24  09:00AM - 08:00PM
CHRISTMAS   December  24 - December  25  09:00AM - 08:00PM
NEW YEARS   December  31 - January  1  09:00AM - 08:00PM

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


Location Information

Charlottesville, Virginia, situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a juxtaposition of urban and rural life filled with United States history, arts and culture, as well as home to the University of Virginia. Upon your arrival at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO), head over to the Budget Car Rental counter for the best in Charlottesville airport car rentals with some of the best deals on airport car rentals in the state, whether you choose a convertible or compact CHO car rental, or something larger like a luxury car or SUV. And don’t forget to sign up for the Fastbreak program.

Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall is lined with beautiful pedestrian brick-paved walkways and a mix of renovated and restored buildings, housed with more than 120 shops and 30 restaurants.  Enjoy family fun at the ice park, visit the nearby Virginia Discovery Museum, attend a live play or movie, or just relax under stately oak trees and people watch.

Another popular drive here is out to the James River for an exciting self-guided float trip streaming by wooded foothills and glimpses of blue herons, bald eagles, deer and ospreys. Freshwater fishing enthusiasts should bring poles and tackle for central Virginia’s unsurpassed small mouth bass fishing. Steer to Monticello, an architectural treasure recognized as a United Nations World Heritage site and the mountaintop home to President Thomas Jefferson. The outdoor gardens operate daily tours from April through October while guided tours of the house are led year round.

Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport rental cars from Budget are the perfect complement to any vacation in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountain region. Choose Budget for all your rental car needs, wherever you go, and you won’t be disappointed.

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: AIRLINE PASSENGERS - Proceed to the counter in the baggage claim area.

NON AIRLINE PASSENGERS - Follow airport signs for "Arrivals" or "Baggage Claim". Proceed to the counter located in the baggage claim area.

VEHICLES: Located outside of baggage claim area.

RETURNS: Same as pick-up.

AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Available. Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the key drop box on the counter. Remember to take your belongings with you.
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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