Halifax International Airport is located approximately 35km from the city of Halifax, and is a large airport in Canada handling over three million passengers per annum. It is rated as the seventh busiest airport in the country, and has won numerous awards for its excellent services, including the third ‘Best Airport in North America’ award in 2011. Halifax Airport is known by its code of YHZ, and by the name of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, or as the Robert L. Stanfield International Airport. Arriving passengers have access to buses and taxis, but many prefer to rent a car, from car hire companies such as Budget Halifax International Airport. Budget is well known around the world for their ‘budget’ car rental rates and high quality vehicles.
The airport of Halifax has a large, single terminal building, equipped with a variety of passenger amenities. It has recently been expanded, to include additional space for passenger facilities. Halifax is considered as a very modern Canadian airport, and one which is adequate in size for its current passenger traffic. Internal beautifications have also been the agenda for the airport terminal building, in order to provide passengers with the best possible airport experience. The Halifax International Airport car hire companies, including Budget, are found in the domestic arrival area. Their vehicles are parked nearby as well, and therefore car hire from Halifax Airport is very convenient. Budget at this rental location is open from 06:30am to 12:30am seven days a week, but with exception hours on certain holidays, such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day.
Customers of Budget will need to be twenty-five years of age or older to hire a car in Canada, however, most rental locations allow persons between the age of 21 and 24 to hire a vehicle, with additional insurance. The extra amount for the insurance is applicable per day of car hire, and per underage driver registered on the rental agreement. All Budget drivers must show a valid drivers license upon collection of the vehicle. Keep in mind that at rental locations outside of Ontario, Canadian G1 and G2 licenses are not accepted. At Halifax Airport, passengers will also not be able to use a debit card for the hold required at the beginning of the rental period, however, debit cards may be used for the final payments once the vehicle is safely returned. Most of the major credit cards can be used for the hold at the start of the rental, for example, American Express, Diner’s Club, Mastercard and Visa.
Budget Halifax International Airport is a Fastbreak location, which means that members of Budget’s Fastbreak program can benefit from faster rentals, reservations and returns. Only frequent renters are permitted to be part of this program, however, a frequent renter as defined by Budget is someone who has rented a car just three times in the past, from any of Budget’s car rental locations. Budget’s Fastbreak locations are equipped with priority customer counters, to ensure only the quickest possible service. Many other benefits come along with the membership as well.
The Halifax International Airport car rental companies hire equipment to go into their vehicles, such as child car seats and satellite navigation systems. These items will be an additional expense, but are often necessary. It is required by law in Canada for all in a vehicle to be wearing a seatbelt, therefore your younger family members will require their own seats. A navigation system can also be extremely useful, especially to travellers who are unfamiliar with Halifax roads and highways. Although the road system of Canada is well structured, a GPS can help you find any location, and will ensure an easier trip. Budget hand controls for disabled drivers can be hired as well. Although they will require an advanced reservation, they are free of charge. From Halifax International Airport, hand control equipment should be reserved at least 24 hours prior to vehicle collection. A disabled person may also include a free additional driver (25 years of age or older with a valid drivers license) should he/she not be able to drive the vehicle.
Budget’s vehicles are divided into various car categories, for example, Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Fullsize, Premium, SUV and Pickup. Economy and Compact cars are the smallest and cheapest, and could be similar to the Hyundai Accent and Hyundai Accent Sedan. Intermediate cars are similar to the Chrysler 200 Sedan, Fullsize cars are similar to the Chevrolet Impala and an example of a Premium car is the Chrysler 300. A variety of SUV categories are available as well, and contain vehicles similar to the Ford Escape for five passengers and the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4. SUVs are often a popular type of rental from Canadian airports. Along with your vehicle, add insurances that are needed. Budget offers Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), Road SafetyNet and Fuel Service options for their vehicles.
It is also important to specify if your vehicle will be a Budget one way hire, or if it will be returned to the location of Halifax International Airport. One way hire services are convenient for certain travel itineraries, but may be more expensive than an ordinary rental. Reserve your vehicle online from Budget Halifax International Airport, and take advantage of their cheaper ‘Pay Now’ car rental rates.
Budget Car Rental
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
1 Bell Boulevard
Enfield, NS B2T 1K2 CA
Telephone Number: 902-492-7553