To help you make the most of your rental with Budget web sites, we have
compiled a list of some of the most common questions renters need answered.
Please review the questions below and click on the links to find the answer to
any that interest you.
Getting a quote or making a reservation
Q. How do I select a pick-up location?
A. Find a location name from the Drop Down list to find the nearest location. Then click on the location you would like a quote from.
Q. Can I return the vehicle to a different location?
A. If you would like to return the vehicle to a location different to the one you picked up the vehicle from, un-tick the I’LL RETURN VEHICLE TO THE SAME LOCATION box and enter your drop off location.
Q. What do I do if I’m aged under 25?
A. If your aged under 25, un-tick the I’M 25+ box and select your age.
Q. How do I enter the pick-up and drop off dates?
A. Enter a pick up and return date simply by clicking in the Pick up and Return boxes (a drop down calendar will appear) and then select the time you would like to pick up and drop off the vehicle.
Q. I’m a Fastbreak member, where do I enter my details?
A. If your a Fastbreak member, select I HAVE A FASTBREAK / RAPIDREZ # (under Optional Info) and enter your Fastbreak number and surname in the fields provided.
Q. My company has a corporate rate, where do I enter the details?
A. If you’re an employee of a company that has contracted rates with Budget, select the I HAVE A CORPORATE ACCOUNT OR BCD (under Optional Info) and enter your companies unique identifier (either a direct PIN, ACTO/OTTO or a BCD number).
Q. I have been given a BCD (Budget Customer Discount number) to quote, where do I enter this?
A. Select the I HAVE A CORPORATE ACCOUNT OR BCD (under Optional Info) and enter the BCD number.
Q. I belong to a Frequent Flyer program, where do I enter my membership details?
A. Select the I AM A FREQUENT FLYER(under Optional Info) and select the program you belong to and enter your membership number. If you’re a Fastbreak member, these details will be attached to your profile and you do not have to enter these details.
Q. How do I modify my existing reservation?
A. From the home page, click on “view-change-cancel” under the RESERVATION tab. Then simply enter your reservation number and surname. Your rental will be displayed for you, select those components of your reservation that you would like to alter. You will then be asked to confirm the changes.
Q. How do I cancel my existing reservation?
A. From the home page, click on “view-change-cancel” under the RESERVATION tab. Then simply enter your reservation number and surname. You will then be given an option to cancel your reservation.
Q. How do I view my existing reservation?
A. From the home page, click on “view-change-cancel” under the RESERVATION tab. Then simply enter your reservation number and surname. Your reservation details will be displayed for you.
Q. What is a BCD?
A. A BCD is a Budget customer discount number. If you have a BCD, please ensure that you enter it when you are making a reservation.
Q. What is a RapidRez or Fastbreak Number?
A. A RapidRez or Fastbreak number is a number, which is specific to you and enables us to recognise you and your preferred details when you are a regular renter with Budget. It means you only need to sign one master rental agreement with Budget and then you can rent with us faster; avoid queues, paperwork, and save time, by not having to sign a rental agreement every time you rent with us. If you don’t already have a RapidRez or Fastbreak number join Fastbreak Global today, it’s free. See PROGRAMMES, INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS, FASTBREAK GLOBAL and follow the instructions.
Q. What browser settings are required for the Budget website?
A. To successfully view the Budget website it can be viewed with the most common internet browser, such as Internet Explorer 5.5 and above for Windows, Firefox 1.0 and above for Windows and Mac OS X, Safari 1.2 and above for Mac OS X.
The Budget website requires cookies and scripts to be enabled within your browser, SSL (secure set up language) support and popup windows to view the website. If these are not enabled, the pages cannot be viewed correctly. Whether you are able to view the website also depends on the networking (e.g. use of a Proxy Server for their LAN) set up.
Q. I’m having trouble viewing some pages on the website?
A. You may need to lower the secure setting on your browser, or enable the cookies and scripts within your browser that may be blocking the pages. Or install a new Internet Explorer version or other browser tools and default to original settings.
Q. What is a cookie?
A. A cookie is a very small text file placed on your computer by Budget’s web page server. It is to tell our server that you returned to a Budget web page and assists the Budget server to remember who you are and what you requested, so next time you return to that page, we are able to show you the information you requested.
Q. Does the booking page of the Budget website time out? How long does it take?
A. Yes. Due to security reasons, if you remain inactive on the website for 20 minutes, we will terminate your connection to your personal date that you have entered. To access a new page, just click the Budget navigation bar on the top of the web page.
Q. The 'Find a location' function is not working or the map does not update?
A. This may be due to caching of your computer. Close the pop up window and refresh the web page or open a new browser, then click the link ‘Find a location’ to search for a location again.
Q. The box to enter my airline flight number does not recognize my flight number?
A. If your flight number includes letters and numbers, please enter only the digital number.