If you want to see everything Wilmington has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Budget. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own vehicle allows you to go to the places you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your upcoming trip to North Carolina even better with a Budget rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With over one-hundred thousand people, Wilmington is a city that has plenty going on. Travelers come to enjoy Wilmington's attractive setting. However, you may have your eye on exploring the burgeoning art scene. No matter what you choose to do first, you'll want to take in as much of Wilmington as you can during your vacation. And with your Budget rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
We work with many of the best businesses in the world. With a name like Budget, you know they will try to get you the lowest rate. Founded during Los Angeles in 1959, Budget always works to provide the best rates for its customers.
What you need to know about car rentals in Wilmington
How do I get a Wilmington Budget rental car at a great price?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the lowest rates, whether you reserve your car. But booking your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Make sure to not add an additional driver and check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car rental in Wilmington?
Be sure to bring your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's Wilmington's minimum age to rent a car?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Wilmington is 21. Make sure to review Budget's policies, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles especially.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Wilmington?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Wilmington. Economy or compact cars are easier to park and good for short commutes. Commute times in Wilmington are around 34 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car provides a more comfortable ride. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then go for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their Wilmington getaway can choose a higher-end car model like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does the United States require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent from Budget in the United States. Many major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) generally offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Wilmington. 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 requires a deposit when you book your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly based on the model and make of the vehicle.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?
We recommend a full tank policy. You should get into your vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Budget.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Wilmington?
Wilmington has lots to keep you entertained, but you may want to drive to nearby cities to see 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 Wilmington. If you need to add a bit fun to your Wilmington trip, you can also head to Jungle Rapids and enjoy an afternoon riding the park's attractions.
Does Budget offer one-way rentals in Wilmington?
Budget offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your rental car at another location. Be aware there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Wilmington, having access to an auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of North Carolina, you can leave when you like, without having to coordinate a ride-share or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before your next vacation, book your Budget Wilmington rent-a-car and visit all the must-do activities at your own pace. Go with CarRentals.com and hit the open road in Wilmington, North Carolina.