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The value of the pre-authorisation hold varies depending on the rental country, the rental location and the rental conditions.

To find out more about the amount and the possible exceptions or conditions of your pre-authorisation hold, please select your rental country from the below table:

France Germany Italy Spain
UK Norway Sweden Portugal
Belgium Denmark Luxembourg Switzerland
Austria Poland Czech Rep. Others

If you have already rented and have additional questions regarding the pre-authorisation or its release, you can find more information here.
 


You want to return your hire vehicle with minimal fuss. We understand. That’s why when you collect your hire vehicle we can tell you where the nearest fuel station is. Rather not worry about returning with a full tank? Pay for a tank of Fuel Upfront and you will save time and money, because we always aim to offer a discounted rate. Find out more about your fuel options.

 

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Yes, if you have Personal Accident Insurance. It also covers you and your passengers if you're injured in an accident, plus any damage to your personal belongings. Personal Accident Insurance isn't automatically included with your rental, but you can purchase it over the counter when you collect your hire vehicle. The cost varies depending where you hire your vehicle. Before you take out Personal Accident Insurance, it's worth also finding out whether your existing travel insurance already covers you.

 

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You just need to bring your:

  • Driving licence
  • Credit card (if it’s a high value vehicle two payment cards must be provided, one of which needs to be a credit card),
  • Proof of any discount (such as a frequent flyer card),
  • Photo ID (such as a passport or driving licence with photo)

You may also need to bring proof of where you live, which could include a recent utility bill or bank statement.  For more information on the rental requirements where you wish to rent, please review our location specific terms and conditions.

Lastly, if you booked online or over the phone, bringing a print out of your booking confirmation showing your unique booking reference can streamline your check-out process. If you booked through a travel agent or third party agent, you will also need to bring the voucher they have supplied.

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Don't forget to review the terms and conditions when you book, which include everything you need to know ahead of your journey.

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Yes, you must pay a fee if you do not show up to collect your vehicle without first cancelling your reservation or making alternative arrangements with us. The fee for this varies depending on the location and country of rental. Further information can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

 

Don't forget to review the terms and conditions when you book, which include everything you need to know ahead of your journey.

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You may already be covered with your own travel insurance, but if not, Budget can provide you with additional cover following an accident, including emergency medical care, transportation, lost luggage and cover for unexpected costs. We’ve partnered with our insurance company to offer you and your passengers first-class protection for personal injury and emergency medical support and transport. 

At the rental counter, you can add Personal Accident Insurance or Super Personal Accident Insurance.

If you have already rented and have additional questions regarding this product or how your invoice was calculated, you can find more information here.

 

Don't forget to review the terms and conditions when you book, which include everything you need to know ahead of your journey.

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At the start of your rental, we will ask your card issuer to hold a sum of money for us. This is a temporary hold against the funds you have available on that card. We do not charge your card and no money is taken from your account. Your card issuer will usually present this authorisation hold as a pending transaction that reduces the money you have available to spend.

For further information about the pre-authorisation and the value of the authorisation hold, please click here.

 


RSN is our Roadside Safety Net product. In addition to the standard breakdown assistance included with your rental, our Roadside Assistance Plus (or Premium Roadside Assistance) service covers any non-mechanical issue you may face. This product removes ancillary costs that may be associated with a vehicle breakdown, such as jump starts or towing fees. When selected, RSN will be included on your signed rental agreement at the beginning of your rental. It will be charged at the end of the rental along with any outstanding rental charges.

If you have already rented and have additional questions regarding this product or how your invoice was calculated, you can find more information here.

 

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Windscreen Protection reduces your windscreen excess to zero which means if there's new, non-negligent damage to the windscreen of the vehicle, you will pay a significantly reduced cost, if any cost at all. Once selected, this product will be added to your rental agreement at the beginning of your rental with any associated costs already quoted to you. This will be charged to your payment card at the end of your rental along with any other rental charges. Unlike our other protection options, you won't be able to choose this ahead of time, so please ask about it at the station when you arrive. 

If you have already rented and have additional questions regarding this product or how your invoice was calculated, you can find more information here.

 

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TP is our Theft Protection package. This product reduces your excess which means if your rental vehicle is stolen, you will pay a significantly reduced cost, if any cost at all. Check the excess amount indicated on your rental agreement to learn the maximum amount the driver would be liable for in the event that the vehicle is stolen. Once selected, this product will be added to your rental agreement at the beginning of your rental with any associated costs already quoted to you. This will be charged to your payment card at the end of your rental along with any other rental charges.

If you have already rented and have additional questions regarding this product or how your invoice was calculated, you can find more information here.

 

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CDW is our Collision Damage Waiver. This product reduces your excess which means if there's new, non-negligent damage to the outer body of the vehicle, you will pay a significantly reduced cost, if any cost at all. Once selected, this product will be added to your rental agreement at the beginning of your rental with any associated costs already quoted to you. This will be charged to your payment card at the end of your rental along with any other rental charges.

Discover even more about your protection options on our website.

If you have already rented and have additional questions regarding this product or how your invoice was calculated, you can find more information here.

 

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On our website you can only book one hire car at a time. That's not to say you can't reserve more hire cars. Simply make a separate booking. Please remember that if you need more than one car for the same rental period and location they must be under two different drivers name. Please also remember that all rental requirements must be met for the other drivers as well. If you need assistance making or amending a booking, please contact us.

 

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If you're not sure what some of the entries on your invoice refer to, we are happy to help. Please use the below icons to e-mail our customer care department, or click here for more info.

 

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If you booked using your payment card, you will receive an invoice which is simply for your records. At the bottom of the invoice, it should say: No payment necessary. The amount due will be charged to your credit card.

If you would like to know more about how your invoice was calculated please click here.

 

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The Premium Location Fee, which is included in your booking quote, helps to cover the extra operating costs incurred at premium locations such as airports, train stations and city centres. While the Premium Location Fee, also known as the City Supplement or Airport Surcharge, is included in your reservation quote, it is also applied as a percentage to any additional counter products selected at the rental location. For clarity, this is itemised on the rental agreement and invoice. Don't worry, this is not a duplicate charge and the itemised line may include the quoted portion from booking as well as any portion for additional selected items. 

Should you have any other questions about how your invoice was calculated, click here or reach out using the icons below.

 

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We make booking a seamless process from start to finish.  Book cheap car hire online, hassle free:

Please ensure you understand all of the rental requirements prior to making your booking to ensure that everything goes as smooth as possible. .

Need some further assistance making a booking? Click here for a step-by-step guide to make a booking, or use the icon below to speak with one of our live agents during office hours.


We offer a range of products and services to enhance your journey. If you’re booking online you can reserve extras including child seats, Mobile Wi-Fi, GPS, luggage racks and snow chains for most European journeys. Some extras can only be paid for over the counter. Don’t worry if you book online they will still be reserved for you. Just pay for them when you collect your vehicle. In certain countries such as the US, you can only reserve extras over the counter. Remember to plan ahead. Depending where you hire, we’ll need 72 hours’ notice if you book online. If it’s less than 72 hours before your journey, please contact us at the location or contact us.

Please find below a list of the services you can choose from.

Coverages Fuel options Additional driver
Roof rack Child seats Technology
Upgrade Late arrival service out of hours One way rentals
Winter tyres and products Unlimited mileage Delivery/collection
Under age 25 rentals Rental extension Travel Partner

Want to add extras? Discover more about our Extras for your journey or contact us.

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We offer a wide variety of coverage options to ensure complete peace of mind when you are renting with us.

Click through each product to learn more.

If you have already rented and have additional questions regarding this product or how your invoice was calculated, you can find more information here.

 

Don’t forget to review the terms and conditions when you book, which include everything you need to know ahead of your journey.

Planning a trip? Start your journey.

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When you rent with us, you can choose from a wide range of technology options.

Mobile Wi-Fi
GPS

Just be sure to select the device you need ahead of time when booking your vehicle online or when adding to an existing booking.