Budget rental cars in Calgary: All you need to know
If you want to see everything Calgary has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Budget. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own ride, you can drive wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming getaway to Canada more enjoyable with a Budget rental car.
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With everything to do in and around Calgary, you'll want to explore more than the area surrounding your hotel while on your trip. Whether you have to try the bistro that has gotten fantastic reviews across town or check out some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own car to take in as much as you can during your visit. Whatever you have planned in Calgary, if you wish to get the most out of your visit, having your car is a must.
We work with some of the best dealers in the industry. With a name like Budget, you know this company will try to get you the lowest rate. Founded in 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always strives to provide the best rates for customers.
What you need to know about car rentals in Calgary
How do I get the best deals on a Calgary Budget rental car?
We try to get you the best rates, whether you reserve your car. However, getting your car well ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Be sure to check the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
What do I need to bring when I get my car in Calgary?
Be sure to present your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Calgary?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Calgary is 21. Take time to read through Budget's policy, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular.
What kind of Budget rental car should I get for my trip to Calgary?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Calgary. Compact or economy automobiles are easier to park and good for short drives. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a mid-size or SUV will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride on longer commutes. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Calgary getaway can choose the premium category for a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Canada?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in Canada. Many major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) generally offer coverage. But many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Calgary. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Budget car rental?
Budget does require a deposit when you book your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the rental.
What is the fuel policy on my Budget car rental?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full tank policy. You pick up your Budget rental with the needle at "F". If you return the rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Budget. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Calgary certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road after you've checked off all the activities here.
Can I get a one-way rental from Budget?
Budget offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at another location. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you pick one-way.
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With so much to do and see in Calgary, having access to a set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to explore more of Canada, you can go wherever you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your Budget Calgary rental car and visit all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Reserve through CarRentals.com and cruise the streets in Calgary, Canada.