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Budget Richmond Vancouver International Airport
Vancouver International Airport is an important airport in Canada, serving the city of Vancouver and its metropolitan areas. The airport is found approximately 12km, or 7.5 miles south of Downtown Vancouver, on Sea Island. It is in the area of Richmond, and Vancouver is part of the British Columbia region of the country. Vancouver Airport has the official code of YVR. Although many passengers use the train and bus services for ground transport, there are also rented cars available, from car hire companies such as Budget Vancouver Airport. Budget is well known around the world for their ‘budget’ car rental rates, and variety of excellent services and quality vehicles.
The airport of Vancouver is a large establishment handling around 17 million passengers per year, and is rated as the second busiest airport in Canada, after Toronto Pearson Airport. It is served by a large number of airline companies, and is a hub for Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Transat. At such busy airport locations passengers are advised to rent a car in advance of their arrival. Online is most convenient for car rental reservations, and an advanced online booking often results in cheaper rental rates. Renting a car is similar to booking an airline ticket, the earlier you make the request the lower the rates offered, and the more options there are available. ‘Pay Now Rates’ from Budget are available at many of their Canada and U.S. locations, and customers who select this rate could save up to 35%. ‘Pay Now Rates’ require the customer to prepay towards their rental online, at the time of reservation.
Vancouver Airport consists of a number of terminal buildings, of which the Domestic and International are the largest and most important. The Vancouver Airport car rental companies are found within walking distance of these terminals, at the parking garage just across the road from the arrival exits. Budget’s vehicles are also parked nearby, and car hire at Vancouver Airport is therefore convenient. This Budget location is open from 05:00 to 01:00, seven days a week. There are no exception hours, even on bank holidays, and vehicles could even be returned out-of-office hours. Budget one way hires may also be arranged, allowing the rented car to be returned to a location other than Vancouver Airport. One way hire services may require an advanced reservation, and may be more expensive. Their price may depend on the return location selected for the vehicle.
In general, drivers renting a car from Budget should be 25 years of age or older, however, many of Budget’s rental locations accept younger drivers from the age of 21. Rentals by younger individuals will incur additional charges for young drivers insurance. This is an amount paid per day of car hire, and per underage driver listed on the rental contract, usually up to a maximum number of rental days. The primary renter will need a valid drivers license that shows a safe driving record, and a major credit card for payment of the rental period, as Budget’s location at Vancouver Airport does not accept debit cards. Vehicles from Budget are rented on a daily basis. There is a grace period of twenty-nine minutes, but after thirty minutes hourly surcharges and taxes for the late vehicle will be applicable. If the vehicle is ninety minutes or more late, full-day late charges and taxes will need to be paid. Confirm with Budget the requirements for cancellation of a rental contract as well, as there could be penalty fees charged if the reservation is not cancelled at least forty-eight hours before the time of vehicle collection.
Many of the Vancouver Airport car hire companies offer special services for their customers, and especially for more frequent renters. Vancouver Airport is one of Budget’s Fastbreak Counter rental locations, which means that customers who belong to the Fastbreak membership can enjoy faster reservations, rentals and returns, and will be treated as a ‘VIP’ at the Fastbreak counters, with quick and efficient service. Budget’s Fastbreak services are only for more frequent renters, i.e. persons who have rented three or more times from any of Budget’s rental locations. The membership is free of charge, and offers a variety of benefits.
From Budget, not only vehicles can be hired, but special items of equipment as well. Child seats are important for families with babies or young children, while satellite navigation systems can be a valuable asset for any driver and any type of journey. Ski racks are also available at Budget Vancouver Airport, but only for SUVs and Minivan rentals. Budget hand controls for disabled drivers can be requested in advance, and are useful for persons with a lower limb disability. They may also come with a steering wheel knob. From Vancouver Airport, hand control equipment is free of charge, but all other items mentioned cost a few extra CAD per rental or per day of rental.
Budget vehicles are available in all sizes. There are smaller cars in the Economy and Compact categories, similar to the Toyota Yaris and Ford Fiesta Sedan, and larger vehicles that could include the Toyota Corolla, Pontiac Grand Prix and Toyota Camry. There are also larger sized vehicles for hire in the SUV and Mini Passenger Van categories. These cars may be similar to the Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, Ford Expedition and Ford Freestyle.
Find out all further car rental details from Budget, Vancouver Airport.
Budget Car Rental
Vancouver Intl-Fly In Customers Only
3880 Grant McConachie Way
Richmond, BC V7B 1V1 CA
Telephone Number: 604-668-7000