There is no better way to see everything Monterey has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own car enables you to go to the areas you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your upcoming vacation to California more enjoyable with a Budget rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
Monterey is a perfect spot when you want some respite from rat race of a big city. Many tourists come to check out Monterey's variety of entertainment options. But you may have your sights set on taking in its chance to experience the great outdoors. No matter what you choose to do first, you'll want to take in as much of Monterey as possible while on your vacation. If you need to mix it up from Monterey's easy-going vibes, then jump in the driver's seat of your Budget rental car and see what else is out there.
We work with the finest car rental companies in the world. Open for business in Los Angeles in 1959, Budget always strives to provide the best prices for customers. With a name like Budget, you know this company will try to get you the cheapest rate.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Monterey Budget rental car at a great rate?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price, whether you reserve your vehicle. However, getting well ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Make sure to check the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What do I need have with me when I get my vehicle in Monterey?
Be sure to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Monterey?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Monterey is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to check Budget's policy to know if there is an additional cost before you book.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Monterey?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Monterey. Compact or economy cars are good for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a mid-size vehicle or SUV will have enough room for all of you and be a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Monterey getaway can choose a higher-end model like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?
You are required to have insurance before you rent in the United States. Many of the major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) usually cover your car rental. But many of them have limitations, such as not covering bigger 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 Monterey. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can add on 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 reserve your rental. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip to Monterey. Please note that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the make and model of the car.
Do I have to return my Budget rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You receive the car with the needle at "F". But, if you return the rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before you bring the car back to Budget.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Monterey's small-town atmosphere definitely has its charms, however you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Monterey.
Can I get a one-way rental from Budget?
Budget usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your vehicle at a different Budget. Be aware there may be an additional fee when you pick one-way.
Book today for great rates
Once you've checked off the must-do activities in Monterey, having access to an auto will allow you to see what else California offers. When you are ready to check out more of California, you can leave when you want to, without trying to wave down a taxi or sign up for a ride-share.
Before you head out of town, book your Budget Monterey rental car and take off to all the must-do activities at your leisure. Book through CarRentals.com and speed along the road in Monterey, California.