Budget Rental Car Discounts & Coupons

LAST UPDATE: 8/22/14

Looking for a Budget car rental coupon or Budget discount? On this page we’ve compiled Budget rental car discounts, codes and coupons that can potentially save you a hundred dollars or more on a one-week Budget car rental!

To see codes and coupons for other rental car companies, plus general advice about renting a car, click here.

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Locations for Disney World, Disneyland and Aulani

Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida)

Budget is located on airport property in Orlando. You can just walk right out to the garage to pick up your car.

In addition to its Orlando airport location, there is an alternate Budget location at 2125 Landstreet Road in Orlando. It is 9 miles from the airport on Orange Blossom Trail and Sand Lake Blvd. Taxi fare from the airport is reportedly about $20. In some cases it may be substantially cheaper to rent from this location, if you don’t mind the inconvenience. (By the way, it may be possible to return the car to the airport without a drop charge. Be sure to check — that could save you some time!) Thanks to Lisa for the info.

There is also a Budget desk at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton near Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World.

Disneyland (Anaheim, California)

Budget is located on airport property in Orange County, CA (SNA).

Budget has a regular shuttle at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Disney’s Aulani Resort (Oahu, Hawaii)

Budget is located on property at the Honolulu airport (HNL). You’ll take a short shuttle ride to the rental car lot.

FastBreak

Budget has a frequent-renter program called FastBreak that allows you to pre-register your credit card number, driver’s license number, etc. This can speed your check-in at the airport. Also, MouseSavers.com reader Debi G reports that when she signed up for FastBreak, she received a coupon in the mail for a two-car-class upgrade.

Budget Pay Now Rate

Get up to 35% off eligible non-discounted Budget rates when you book your rental at Budget and prepay. Budget lets you make changes to most reservation details on your prepaid reservation at any time, even multiple times, with no fee. Allowable changes include car type, options (GPS, protections, etc.), rental period dates/times and some changes to your rental location (see Budget‘s pay online terms for more details).

If any of your reservation changes affect the total rate, your prepayment amount won’t change. Underpayments are handled at the counter when the rental is returned. Overpayments are refunded within approximately 7 business days after the rental return.

If a Pay Now Rate is an option for your reservation, there will be a “Pay Now” link on the car selection page of the online reservation process.

Cancellations and no-shows receive a full refund minus a $10 processing fee for cancellations or a $50 processing fee for no-shows. 24-hour advance reservation required. Thanks to Clement P. for info.

Additional Drivers

Unlike many rental car companies that charge a premium on additional drivers, Budget allows a spouse, domestic partner, employer or fellow employee to drive the vehicle without any additional paperwork or payment. This can save you quite a bit: most rental car companies charge $10 a day or more when you add an additional driver.

An additional driver must be at least 25 years of age. Budget will check the additional drivers’ license to ensure that it is valid. The following are exempt from the fee but must meet all other driver requirements:

The policy above was accurate when added to this page, but is subject to change at any time.

Budget Discounts, Codes and Coupons

To find the best rates, we recommend trying every code that applies to your travel dates and desired car type when checking rates for Budget online. Just type the code into the appropriate box on the Budget website.

The codes below are good for anyone to use and do not require a paper coupon. However, some of them will work only for certain dates and/or car types, and some have blackout dates over certain holidays — so if one doesn’t work, try another. Rates do not include taxes and fees.

Discounts Open to Anyone

Budget Discounts Requiring Membership, Physical Coupon, etc.