There is no better way to see everything Raleigh 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. When you have the keys to your own car, you can go anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming trip to North Carolina even better with a Budget rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With close to a half-million people, Raleigh is a city that has lots going on. Guests come to enjoy Raleigh's Pleasant winters. Of course, this city has more going on like its tons of entertainment options. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to check out as much of Raleigh as possible while on your trip. And with your Budget rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
CarRentals.com works with some of the top car rental companies in the industry. Founded in Los Angeles, California around 1958, Budget always strives to provide the best rates for customers. With a name like Budget, you know this company will try to get you the lowest rate.
What you need to know before you go
How do I find the best prices on a Raleigh Budget rental car?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the best price, whether you book. However, reserving your car ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and read the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
What do I need to bring when I get my rental car in Raleigh?
Be sure to carry with you your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Raleigh?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Raleigh is 21. Make sure to check Budget's policy, as there may be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Raleigh?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Raleigh. Economy or compact cars are good for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle will have more room for everyone's bags and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Raleigh trip can choose the premium category to get a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent a car from Budget. Many of the major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Raleigh. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Budget require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Budget does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip. Please note that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the model and make of the car.
What is the fuel policy on my Budget car rental?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You pick up your Budget rental with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before you bring it back to Budget.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Raleigh?
Raleigh has lots to keep you entertained, but you may want to head to nearby cities to find out what else North Carolina has to offer. You can explore the rest of the region free of mileage limits once you've checked off all the activities in Raleigh. If you need to add some excitement to your Raleigh trip, you can also go to Adventure Landing and enjoy an evening taking on the park's attractions.
Does Budget offer one-way rentals in Raleigh?
Budget offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your rental at another Budget. Be aware there may be an additional charge when you pick one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Raleigh, having access to a ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to check out more of North Carolina, you can drive when you want to, without having to coordinate a ride-share or spend time waiting for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your Budget Raleigh car rental and visit all the items on your itinerary at your own pace. Book through CarRentals.com and drive the highway in Raleigh, North Carolina.