Las Vegas International Airport is commonly referred to as the McCarran International airport, and is recognised by its IATA code of LAS. It is located approximately 5 miles, or 8km from the CBD district of Las Vegas, and is a large airport in the state of Nevada, U.S.A. The airport handles over 38 million passengers every year, and is therefore regarded as the 22nd busiest airport in the world. There are many facilities for arriving and departing passengers, including the Las Vegas car hire companies, such as Budget. Budget is an extremely popular car rental company for their ‘budget’ car hire rates, high quality vehicles and professional customer service.
Las Vegas Airport currently has two terminal buildings, and in the near future, a third terminal will be completed, in order to replace the international arrival and departure facilities of Terminal 2. The airport has a wide range of services for its passengers, and is equipped in true Vegas style, with over 1,000 slot machines and more than 200 gambling machines. Arriving passengers can therefore begin their stay in Vegas with a ‘bang’ at Las Vegas Airport. Passengers will also find a good variety of banking services, shops, restaurants, restrooms and other services available in the terminals. However, the Las Vegas Airport car rental companies are only accessible by shuttle bus, as the car rental centre of the airport is about 3 miles from the terminals. The shuttle buses to Budget are available every five minutes from outside of Exit Doors 10 or 11. This Budget location is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and with no exception hours.
Budget has a number of car rental terms and conditions that will need to be studied by all renters, unless they are familiar with Budget’s services in the United States, and at Las Vegas Airport, as the rental conditions could vary between Budget locations. The drivers of vehicles from this rental location will need to be at least 23 years of age, and drivers younger than 25 may only hire vehicles from the Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard and Fullsize car categories. Younger renters may also not use a debit card for the required hold placed on a primary renter’s account at the beginning of the rental period, and may be subject to additional charges for young drivers insurance. Persons over the age of 25 may hire a vehicle from any car category, but must have a major credit card for the car groups of G, H, W, K, P, F and L. Under usual circumstances, a debit card may be used at the start of a rental, however, Budget may hold an additional $200.00 over and above the estimated cost of the rental.
Budget will accept all driving licenses that have been issued in the United States, provided that they are not expired licenses. Drivers who do not have a U.S. issued license must provide a valid passport or a Canadian enhanced license, as well as a travel itinerary that shows proof of return to the resident country, for example, a return airline ticket. Budget one way hires are permitted from Las Vegas Airport, but only for vehicles in the Subcompact, Compact, Midsize and Fullsize categories. This service allows the customer to drive and return the vehicle to an alternative Budget rental location, rather than returning to Las Vegas Airport. One way hires may also only be driven in the states of Nevada, California, Arizona and Utah. Cross-border rentals are therefore not permitted.
Unless one way hire services have been arranged, Budget Las Vegas Airport vehicles should be returned to the same area as from where they were collected, and at the time of rental expiry. Customers are permitted a 29-minute grace period for the return of their vehicle. However, items such as child seats, satellite navigation systems and luggage racks have no grace period, and another full day’s rental will be charged for them if the vehicle is returned late. A full day’s late charges will be applicable to vehicles returned after the grace period, as all vehicles are hired on a 24-hour basis. Take note whether you should return the vehicle with a full tank of fuel or as empty as possible, as various fuel options are usually available. If fuel has not been purchased, the car should usually be returned full.
Las Vegas Airport is one of Budget’s Fastbreak rental locations, which means that frequent renters of the company may enjoy exclusive car rental benefits. There are priority counters so that a minimum time of waiting is ensured, and no lengthy paperwork will need to be completed. Budget Fastbreak customers generally enjoy faster reservations, rentals and returns, and their Fastbreak membership is free of charge. A frequent renter as described by Budget as someone who has hired a vehicle three or more times from any of Budget’s car rental locations. Proof of these rentals may be required when applying for the membership.
Vehicles hired by Budget, Las Vegas Airport, come in all shapes and sizes, and are available in a wide range of vehicle categories. Smaller Budget vehicles are similar to the Hyundai Accent and Ford Focus, medium sized cars include the Dodge Avenger, Ford Fusion 4 CYL, Chevy Impala and Infiniti G25, while large vehicles include the Mercury Grand Marquis, Ford Edge and Lincoln Towncar. The Ford Edge is an SUV, and the other two vehicles are Luxury and Premium cars. A number of high-occupancy vehicles can be hired from Budget as well. The Ford Expedition, Ford Explorer and Dodge Caravan seat seven, the Ford Expedition XL seats eight and the Ford Econoline is ideal for twelve passengers. All vehicles have an automatic transmission, and these are also the types of vehicles that are used with Budget hand controls for disabled drivers. From the rental location of Las Vegas Airport, hand controls are free of charge.
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Budget Car Rental
McCarran International Airport
7135 Gilespie Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119 US
Telephone Number: 702-736-1212