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Budget Kansas City International Airport Airport
Kansas City International Airport is found in the state of Missouri, in the United States of America, approximately 15 miles from the centre of Kansas City. It is an important airport for local and international traffic, and handles around ten million passengers or more per year. The airport is recognised by its IATA code of MCI because it was formerly known as the Mid-Continent International Airport. Although passengers arriving at MCI have buses and taxis available for transport, many prefer to rent a car, from companies such as Budget Kansas City International Airport. This company is well known around the world for their affordable car rental rates, and their excellent customer services.
The terminal buildings of this airport are ring-shaped, and quite unique in their design, and through many improvements over the recent years are modern, attractive and efficient in passenger operations. The three terminals (A, B and C) are adequate in size at the moment for the number of passengers that pass through them on a daily basis, but a master plan is in place to expand the airport’s facilities. In the future there may be just one large terminal, rather than three separate buildings. Improvements to the airport also include a new consolidated rental car facility, on the corners of London and Paris, and Bern and London Streets, on the airport property. All the car hire companies including Budget are located here, and run a shared shuttle service to and from the terminal buildings.
The car rental shuttles are conveniently available from outside of each terminal, every two to five minutes, and are grey in colour with signage on their sides that indicate their designation. The buses are quite large, forty feet in length, and therefore carry an adequate number of passengers per trip. They are also equipped with low floors to facilitate passengers with mobility challenges. There is no charge to ride this bus to or from the rental car centre. Budget at this rental location is open from 06:00am to 01:00am every day of the week except for Saturday, when they are open from 06:00am to 11:00pm. Budget’s hours of operation may also vary on bank holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Years Day.
Although Budget has a large fleet of vehicles available at Kansas City International Airport, an advanced reservation is recommended. Most find online reservations to be very convenient, as their arrangements are confirmed by following just a few easy steps. Online, all items of equipment needed for the journey can be hired as well, such as child seats. satellite navigation systems and Budget’s hand controls for disabled drivers, and all types of insurance can be arranged for the vehicle. Budget one way hires can also be requested, by filling in a return location other than Kansas City International Airport. One way hires could have additional charges, and may not be available for every car category. However, they are more convenient and worth the arrangement for certain travel itineraries.
The Kansas City International Airport car rental companies all have their own terms and conditions that should be read, but in general, they are quite straight forward. Budget requires their primary renter to be 25 years of age or older, in order to hire any vehicle category at the regular rental rates. Drivers younger than 25, but older than 21, may hire a vehicle as well, but at higher rental rates, as there is an additional insurance that will need to be paid per day of car hire and per ‘underage’ driver listed on the rental contract. Although all renters usually need to supply a major credit card, older renters may use their debit card for the hold of the estimated rental charges at the start of the rental, provided the card has the MasterCard or Visa logo, and they do not mind checks for credit worthiness. Keep in mind, however, that if a debit card is used an additional amount of around $200.00 will be held against the account that will not be available for use.
Required for car hire as well, is a valid drivers license, issued either in the United States or Canada, and other documents, such as another form of identification (besides a drivers license) and perhaps a return airline ticket. If from a foreign country, the renter may need to have arranged an International Driving Permit from his/her home country. Kansas City International Airport is one of Budget’s Fastbreak rental locations, and therefore all members of the Fastbreak loyalty program will enjoy their benefits which include priority counter service and, in general, faster and more convenient reservations, rentals and returns. Sometimes it is not even necessary to stop at the rental counters. Discounted car rental rates may available as well.
Vehicles that are very popular to hire from the Kansas City International Airport car hire companies include the Hyundai Accent and Ford Focus, and the slightly larger Dodge Avenger, Ford Fusion and Chevy Impala. The SUV varieties are popular as well, and could be similar to the Ford Escape, Ford Expedition, Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition EL. Budget hires minivans as well, similar to the Dodge Grand Caravan, the large 12-seater Ford Econoline, and vehicles that may be more specifically hired by their makes and models, rather than just by category. These cars are found in the Street Fleet rental category. Customers may also be interested to know that all Budget’s cars in the Economy, Compact and Intermediate categories are eco-friendly and light on fuel.
Contact Budget at Kansas City International Airport if further details are required.
Budget Car Rental
Kansas City International Apo
703 London Drive
Kansas City, MO 64153 US
Telephone Number: 816-243-5757