Victoria International Airport is the ninth busiest airport in Canada, with around 1.5 million passengers per annum, and is located nearby Sidney, on the Saanich Peninsula. It is about 22km, or 14 miles north northwest of Victoria, and in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Victoria Airport is recognised by its official code of YYJ, and is operated by the Victoria Airport Authority, but owned by Transport Canada. The airport is well equipped for its passengers, and offers several forms of ground transportation. There are also car hire companies available, such as Budget Victoria International Airport. Budget is well known around the world for their ‘budget’ car rental rates, and wide range of high quality vehicles.
Victoria Airport is served by the airline companies of Air Canada, WestJet, CanJet, Flair Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, Pacific Coastal Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, Horizon Air and others, and their flights mainly arrive from other Canadian airports, and a few airports in the United States of America. Passengers arriving at the airport will enter the terminal building and be required to pass through customs should they have been on an international flight, or are able to go directly to their baggage reclaim carousel if on a domestic flight. There are two carousels for domestic flights and one for international flights. Inside the terminal, passengers will also find ATMs, shops and restaurants, currency exchange facilities and the Victoria International Airport car rental companies, that have counters on the arrival level. Budget vehicles can be collected anytime between 06:30am and 12:30am, Monday to Sunday, and on any day of the year, as there are no exception hours at this rental location.
Budget Car Rental has been providing reliable vehicles to their customers around the world for many years, and have been trusted by thousands for their car rental needs. Budget has rental locations in all major airports in Canada, and have rental offices in many Canadian cities as well. Budget’s staff are always considered to be helpful and friendly, ready to assist with any enquiries. Budget at Victoria International Airport is one of the company’s Fastbreak rental locations, which means that customers who belong to the Fastbreak membership can enjoy priority counter service and all other benefits that are offered in the Fastbreak program. This service by Budget is available for only more frequent renters, who are, as defined by Budget, persons who have rented a car more than three times from any of the Budget rental locations. When applying for the membership, customers may need proof of three rental contracts.
Vehicles hired by Budget in the United States and in Canada are very similar, and could be small, large or high occupancy vehicles. Budget also offers a nice range of environmentally friendly vehicle models, such as the Hyundai Accent, Ford Focus, Ford Fusion and the Toyota Prius. These ‘green’ machines are available when hiring a vehicle online, and are easy to find as they are all indicated by an EPA SmartWay leaf icon. All eco-friendly cars are fuel efficient as well. Although Budget’s cars are arranged into various car groups, certain cars can be hired by their specific makes and models. Budget’s Street Fleet cars include the Chevy Corvette, Ford Mustang, Toyota Prius Hybrid, Fiat 500, Jeep Wrangler, BMW 528i, Volvo C70, BMW X3, Mini Cooper Convertible and the Lincoln Navigator, which is a large, luxury SUV seating five passengers.
Small cars from Budget could be similar to the Hyundai Accent and Ford Focus, and these are generally the cars which come with cheaper rental rates. They usually have air conditioning, power brakes, power locks, dual airbags, AM/FM stereo and automatic transmissions. Vehicles of a medium size from Budget may include the Dodge Avenger, Ford Fusion, Chevy Impala and Ford Escape, while large vehicles are similar to the Ford Edge, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car. For more than five passengers, customers may need to hire a high occupancy vehicle, such as the Ford Expedition, Ford Explorer or Dodge Caravan for seven, the Ford Expedition XL for eight or the Ford Econoline for up to twelve passengers. Budget hand controls for disabled drivers may be possible to arrange for certain vehicles, and should always be requested in advance of arrival at Victoria International Airport. Hand controls are free of charge, but equipment such as child seats and satellite navigation systems will have extra costs.
The Victoria International Airport car hire companies, including Budget, expect their primary renters to be at least 21 years of age, and to have a major credit card and valid drivers license. Canadian G1 and G2 driving licenses are not accepted. Budget one way hires could be arranged, should it be more convenient for the customer to return their vehicle to a rental location other than Victoria International Airport. One way hire services could be more expensive than an ordinary car hire arrangement. A cross-border rental could also be considered, however, permission will be required by the Budget Office, and will be subject to a mileage cap of 200km per day. Hired cars are also not permitted to be driven in Alaska or Mexico.
Book your vehicle online from Budget, Victoria International Airport, for the best car rental rates, or contact Budget should you have further enquiries regarding their car rental services.
Budget Car Rental
Victoria International Airport
132-1640 Electra Boulevard
Victoria, BC V8L 5V4 CA
Telephone Number: 250-953-5300