There is no better way to see everything Ithaca has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Don't waste your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can drive wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your next getaway to New York more enjoyable with a Budget car rental.
Ithaca is a perfect destination when you desire to get away from busyness of a big city. Guests come to take advantage of Ithaca's opportunities to experience the great outdoors. Whatever you do, you'll probably enjoy it thanks to the great weather throughout the year. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to check out as much of Ithaca as you can during your vacation. If you need to mix it up from Ithaca's easy-going vibes, then get behind the wheel of your Budget rental car and see what else is out there.
CarRentals.com works with the most dependable dealers. Started in Los Angeles, California around 1958, Budget always works to provide the best rates for its customers. With a name like Budget, you know they'll try to get you the cheapest rate.
CarRentals.com strives to get you the best price, whether you book. But reserving well ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
You will need to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Ithaca is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to read through Budget's policy to determine what the total cost is before you book.
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Ithaca. Compact or economy automobiles are easier to park and good for short drives. Commute times in Ithaca are around 34 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car more comfortable. If you want to decrease your emissions and save on gas, then opt for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a little luxury on their Ithaca trip can choose a higher-end model like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent a car from Budget. Many of the major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) generally offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Ithaca. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Budget does require a deposit when you book your rental. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly based on the make and model of the car.
We recommend a full to full policy. You should get your car with full tank, and you should return it with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you bring it back to Budget. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Ithaca's small-town atmosphere certainly is charming, however you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Ithaca.
Budget offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your vehicle at a different Budget. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you pick one-way.
Once you've explored the must-do activities in Ithaca, having access to a ride will allow you to see what else New York offers. When you are ready to check out more of New York, you can drive when you like, without trying to wave down a cab or sign up for a ride-share.
Before you head out of town, book your Budget Ithaca car rental and take off to all the items on your itinerary at your own pace. Go through CarRentals.com and cruise the road in Ithaca, New York.