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Reserve a monthly car rental from a brand you can trust with locations across the United States. Experience convenience and cheap long-term car rental prices. Every Budget long-term car rental comes with the following perks:


  • Great Rates:  The longer you rent, the more you save. If you’re looking for cheap car leasing options you may enjoy far greater savings and flexibility with renting vs leasing.

  • Flexible Contracts: No need to be stuck in a lease; call a car yours for as little as one month. 

  • One-Way Car Rental: Plan an extended road trip across the country and select different pickup and drop-off locations.

  • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) Discount: Save even more with a discount on a monthly rental LDW.

  • Vehicle Exchange: If you need to change your car for any reason, contact the rental location from where you picked up your car, to schedule a vehicle swap.


Enjoy the perks of renting a car for a month or more when you make a reservation today. 


Short-Term Car Lease vs Monthly Car Rental

When you need temporary transportation, you may be considering if you should get a short-term car lease or a monthly car rental. Although it is possible to lease a car for a month, it is hard to find a leasing company that will agree to it. Not to mention, most one-month car leases require a credit check, and have rigid start and end dates.

What sets monthly car rentals apart from leases is that you can rent by the month without having any long-term commitments. Rentals are typically less expensive and don’t require a credit check. Simply put, renting a car gives you more freedom, flexibility, and savings. 


 Monthly Car Rental

 One-Month Car Lease

 Easy to find- visit any US Budget location!

 Difficult to find

 Credit check not required

 Requires a credit check

 No additional ownership fees

 Includes fees for ownership and leasing

 Enjoy flexibility, rent from month to month

 Rigid start and end dates


Long-Term Car Rental Questions

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


  • Can you rent a car by the month?

    • 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.

  • Can you rent a car for 3 months?

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

  • Can you lease a car for 6 months?

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

  • Can you rent a car for a year?

    • 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.

  • How much does a rental car cost for a month?

    • That depends – the longer your car rental, the more you save. Why not 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?

  • Where can I rent a car for a month cheap?

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


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Travel Inspiration for a Long Trip

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. 


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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!


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Explore North Carolina By Car

Use your monthly car rental to tour North Carolina’s unforgettable beaches, mountains, and attractions. This is a road trip you won’t want to miss! 


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