Budget Car Rental at Philadelphia International
Budget Philadelphia International Airport
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is found in the state of Pennsylvania, and is the largest airport serving the Delaware Valley. There are many airline companies at the airport, including US Airways and UPS Airlines for which the airport is a hub location. The airport has seven terminal buildings and four runways, and all the amenities that can be expected at an airport that handles around 30 million passengers per annum. Ground transport is available in the form of rented cars from companies such as Budget Philadelphia International Airport. This company is well known around the world for providing high quality vehicles that are affordable for holiday makers or business professionals in need of private transport.
The terminal of arrival will depend on the airline company with which the passenger is flying, and the origin of the flight, for example, all international flights arrive at Terminal A West, besides those from Canada that may be from airports with US border preclearance facilities. These flights are treated as a domestic arrival. Passengers can easily transfer between most of the terminals on foot, but shuttle buses are available to Terminal F, as it is further away. The airport’s facilities include the Philadelphia Marketplace that is filled with many shops and restaurants, and located between Terminals B and C. Many of the car rental companies of the airport, including Budget, are found at 1 Arrivals road, and offer shuttle services to their facilities. Budget is open every day of week, including Saturdays and Sundays, and twenty-four hours a day. They also have no exception hours, which means that they are available on public holidays as well.
Budget is one of the world’s favourite car hire companies, and have thousands of locations in many different countries. Their popularity perhaps lies in their low and reasonable car rental rates, or perhaps in their excellent customer service. They are also a company that offers a number of unique services, such as vehicles that can be hired by their specific makes and models, and the Budget Fastbreak service. Philadelphia Airport is a Fastbreak location, and therefore, all members of the program enjoy faster and easier reservations, rentals and returns. The membership is designed to assist frequent renters with the process of hiring a car, eliminating the need to fill out lengthy paperwork or to stand in queues at the rental counters. A frequent renter, as defined by Budget, is someone who has hired a car three or more times from any of the company’s rental locations around the world. To apply for the program, the customer may need to provide three rental contracts as proof of qualification.
The primary renter of a vehicle from any one of the Philadelphia International Airport car hire companies will need to meet certain minimum requirements in terms of age and documentation. The minimum age to rent a car at most airport locations is 21, however persons between the ages of 21 and 24 are considered as ‘young drivers’ and will pay higher rental rates for young drivers insurance. A few car categories are unavailable as well. Individuals 25 years of age or older may hire any vehicle, will pay usual car rental rates and may use a debit card with the Mastercard or Visa logo at the start of the rental period. The card will be used to place a hold on the renter’s account for the estimated total rental charges due. For debit cards, however, there may be an additional amount held for around $200.00, which will be credited back to the account once the vehicle has been returned and the final payment has been made.
The major credit cards accepted by Budget include American Express, Diner’s Club Int’l, GE Capital, AT&T Capital, PHH, Sears, Discover, Visa and Mastercard. It is recommended to hire a car in advance from Budget to ensure its availability upon your arrival at Philadelphia Airport. One way hires may also be reserved, and may be indicated online. This service is used by renters who do not wish to return to the airport from where they collected the vehicle. Budget one way hires may have additional charges.
Cars from Budget which can be hired by their specific makes and models are found in the Street Fleet category – a choice ideal for renters who like to know exactly which car they will be driving. Persons who like to assist in a greener environment can hire one of Budget’s ‘small cars’, as they are all environmentally friendly vehicles. They include the Hyundai Accent and Ford Focus. Budget’s ‘green cars’ are easy to find as they are all marked with an EPA SmartWay leaf icon. These cars are very fuel efficient as well. Medium sized cars available for hire are similar to the Dodge Avenger, Ford Fusion, Chevy Impala, Ford Escape and Infiniti G25, while the Ford Edge, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car are considered as larger rentals. If you are travelling in a group and would like to hire only one vehicle, the Ford Explorer and Dodge Grand Caravan seat seven, the Ford Expedition EL seats eight and the Ford Econoline seats twelve.
All the Philadelphia International Airport car rental companies hire child seats and satellite navigation systems, and Budget’s hand control equipment is also available for passengers arriving at Philadelphia Airport. Hand controls are free of charge. Contact Budget for all further information required.
Budget Car Rental
Philadelphia Intl Airport
1 Arrivals Road
Philadelphia, PA 19153 US
Telephone Number: 215-492-9043