If you want to see everything Port Douglas 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 vehicle, you can drive wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next vacation to Australia even better with a Budget rental car.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver seat
With all there is to do in and around Port Douglas, you'll be wanting to explore more than the area surrounding your hotel while on your stay. Whether you are wanting to try that latest restaurant across town or see some of the local favorites, you'll need your own vehicle to take in as much as possible during your stay. No matter what you have planned while in Port Douglas, if you want to get the most from your trip Australia, having access to your auto is a must.
CarRentals.com works with several of the best companies in the industry. With a name like Budget, you know this company will try to get you the lowest price. Founded during Los Angeles, California around 1958, Budget always works to provide the best rates for customers.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Port Douglas Budget rental car at a great price?
We strive to get you the best price, no matter when you book. But getting well ahead of your visit can help you save even more. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and check the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my rental car in Port Douglas?
Make sure to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Port Douglas?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Port Douglas is 21. Make sure to review Budget's policy, as there may be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Port Douglas?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Port Douglas. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and good for short drives. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a sedan or SUV will have more room for luggage and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a little luxury on their Port Douglas trip can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does Australia require car insurance?
In Australia you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with 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. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the model and make of the car.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank. But, if you return your rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, 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.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Port Douglas?
Port Douglas certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again 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 car at another Budget. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you opt for one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Port Douglas, having the keys to your own set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to check out more of Australia, you can go when you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or having to be committed to a bus schedule.
Before you head out of town, book your Budget Port Douglas rent-a-car and take off to all the must-see sights at your own pace. Book through CarRentals.com and speed along the open road in Port Douglas, Australia.