Ottawa International Airport is found in Canada, and is the country’s sixth largest airport. For the past few years passenger traffic for the airport has been recorded at over four million per annum. The majority of passengers are on board domestic flights, but a significant number are flying on transborder and international flights as well. The airport is known by its code of YOW, and as the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Many of the airport passengers need transport in the city, and car hire is a popular option from companies such as Budget Ottawa International Airport. Budget is the best choice of car rental company for ‘budget’ prices and quality vehicles.
Ottawa Airport consists of single terminal building that was opened in 2003. This building replaced the older terminal of the airport, with a greater capacity for passengers and more space for airport facilities. It was also expanded in later years to ensure the airport can handle its growing number of passengers. The terminal has several levels. The upper levels are where departure facilities are found, as well as the food court, and the ground level is for arrivals, and where the baggage reclaim areas are located. The Ottawa International Airport car hire companies are not in the terminal building, but have their rental counters in the Parkade, nearby the terminal. It is just across the street from the passenger arrival areas. Budget at this rental location is open Monday to Friday from 06:30 to 01:00, and over weekends from 07:00 to 01:00. There are no exception hours at Ottawa Airport, which means that Budget is available 365 days of the year.
Passengers can hire a car directly from the rental counters of Budget, but are recommended to rather make an advanced reservation. It is easiest to secure your ideal car over the internet, and online reservations often result in cheaper car rental rates. Ottawa International Airport is one of Budget’s Fastbreak locations. The Fastbreak membership is available for more frequent renters of the company, and offers a wide range of benefits. A frequent renter as defined by Budget is someone who has rented a car three or more times. Fastbreak members at Ottawa Airport enjoy priority counter service, and in general, faster rentals, reservations and returns.
Budget, and the other Ottawa International Airport car rental companies, have various terms and conditions which need to be met by the primary renter and all additional drivers listed on the rental agreement. The information is not simply fine print, but a guideline to an easy car rental experience in Canada. A valid drivers license will need to be shown when collecting the vehicle. At Ontario car rental locations, which include Ottawa Airport, G and G2 licenses are accepted. The driver of the vehicle should have a safe driving record as well. A major credit card is required by Budget at the start of the rental period, as a credit card hold of the estimated rental charges will be applicable (plus 20% or $350.00, whichever is greater). A debit card, credit card or cash can be used for payments due once the vehicle is returned. The drivers of the vehicle should be 25 years of age or older, however, some Budget rental locations allow younger drivers (21 years of age or older) to rent a car. They will pay higher rental rates for young drivers insurance, and may also not be permitted to hire from certain vehicle categories.
Budget one way hires are permitted from Ottawa International Airport. One way hire services will incur additional charges. Cross-border rentals may also be allowed, should the customer wish to drive to cities in the United States, however, additional costs will also be applicable for this service. The extra amount could be around $7.50 per day of car hire. When arranging a vehicle from Budget, don’t forget to request equipment that you will need, such as baby seats or a satellite navigation system. All equipment hired by the car hire companies are of a high quality, and will greatly contribute to a safe and easier drive in Ottawa, or to surrounding areas.
All passengers are welcomed at Ottawa International Airport, as even disabled passengers will find the terminal easy to navigate. There are facilities for their comfort, such as adapted restrooms, elevators, pavement ramps and dedicated car parking areas. The car rental companies in the Parkade are also accessible to disabled passengers, and may offer services for their convenience as well. Budget hand controls are a popular option, and a free additional driver can be allocated to the rental by persons who are unable to drive due to disability. From the Budget rental location of Ottawa International Airport, hand controls are free of charge. They will, however, require an advanced reservation, usually at least before forty-eight hours of vehicle collection.
Budget’s vehicles can be hired from a wide range of categories, and are all only of the latest models, in order to ensure their drivers a vehicle that is in top mechanical condition. Economy, Compact and Intermediate vehicles come with low rental rates, and are similar to the Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Accent Sedan and Hyundai Elantra Sedan. They are cars able to comfortably seat four passengers, and have some room for luggage as well. Fullsize, Premium and Luxury vehicles are a little more expensive to hire, but do offer a more spacious ride. SUV categories from Budget are popular choices as well, and include vehicles such as the Ford Escape, GMC Yukon XL and the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4. The Dodge Grand Caravan is an example of a Minivan that is ideal for up to seven passengers, and a good choice for groups of travellers.
Hire your car from Budget, Ottawa International Airport, for low car rental rates and a good car hire experience.
Budget Car Rental
Ottawa International Airport
1003 Airport Parkway
Ottawa, ON K1V 9B4 CA
Telephone Number: 613-521-4844