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The longer you rent, the more you save

No Long-Term Commitment

Save when you rent for just 15 days or more!

Save On Extras

Get deep discounts on LDW, Satellite Radio and more.

Why Book a Long-Term Car Rental?

Considering a long-term car rental? You’re not alone. Monthly car rentals are a popular choice among drivers for many reasons, including these:

  • Transportation after a car accident or while a personal vehicle is in the shop for extensive repairs

  • Extended work trips or family vacations

  • Lengthy or cross-country road trips

  • As an affordable alternative to leasing or purchasing a vehicle

  • To test drive a specific make and model before choosing to buy

The Benefits of a Long-Term Rental vs. Leasing

Booking a long-term car rental can be a lot easier and cheaper than getting a one-year car lease. And if you’re looking for a short-term auto lease that’s even shorter than a year, then a monthly car rental is perfect for you!

Budget Long-term Lease Vehicle
Minimum Term Committment
15 Days Usually 2-4 yrs
$0 Yes
Required credit check
No Yes
Ability to Swap Cars
Yes No
Limited Mileage
Unlimited Limited
Require Personal Auto Insurance
No,Plans Available Yes
Preventative Maintenance
Included Extra Cost

Does Budget have special requirements for long-term car rental?

Our monthly car rental rates are available for rentals that last between 28 and 330 days. Beyond that, Budget only requires renters to meet our general rental requirements, including the following:

  • Age Requirements: You must be at least 21 to rent a car with Budget in most states. In Michigan or New York, you must be at least 18. Keep in mind that renters under 25 are subject to additional restrictions and fees.

  • Credentials and Deposits: You must have a valid driver’s license and a debit or credit card to book and pick up a long-term car rental with Budget. In addition, renters under the age of 25 must present a credit card except in New York, and some Budget locations do not accept debit cards.

  • Smoke-Free Policy: Smoking is never permitted in any Budget vehicle to help ensure our vehicles remain clean and fresh. 

Ready to take the wheel? See our current EV availability by state and location. We're adding to our electric fleet daily!

If your long-term vehicle needs to fit the entire group or family, a minivan is the way to go. Get that extra space you’ve always wanted!

When you’re looking for a long-term rental, make the most of your trip and enjoy a dream car without the big price tag.

Long-Term Car Rental Questions

We get a lot of questions about long-term car rentals. Here are your answers:

Yes, you can get a car rental for a month! Keep in mind that renting once for a longer duration and renewing your rental on a monthly basis will change pricing.

Yes, you definitely can get a car rental for 3 months. The longer you rent, the more you save!

Renting vs. leasing offers many benefits (see above). Budget offers long-term car rental for 6 months or more. Just let us know the time period and learn how much you can benefit.

While we don’t offer car rental over a year long, you can always rent a car for up to 11 months at a time! You will be able to add up savings this way.

That depends – the longer your car rental, the more you save. Give us a call (1-866-371-4976) and get a rate and decide if you want to book. Or Book online and increase your savings on your car rental when you pay online?

Most Budget locations offer long-term car rentals. You can check out the localization section to explore popular destinations near you. Otherwise, you can search your area for car rental locations and find out from your local shop.

Travel Inspiration for Extended Car Rental


Drive the Pacific Coast Highway

Take your long-term car rental down California State Route 1 and experience scenic beaches, unusual landmarks, and delicious cuisine.

Unique Road Trips from Chicago

Traveling outside of Chicago can be exciting, adventurous, and maybe even a little nerve-racking. Find Chicago-based trip ideas here!