Toronto Pearson Airport handles over thirty million passengers every year, and is regarded as the busiest airport in Canada. It is located approximately 22.5km, or 14 miles northwest of Downtown Toronto, and is in the district of Ontario. The airport serves the large city of Toronto, its metropolitan area and the Golden Horseshoe area, an urban conglomeration of some 8.1 million inhabitants. Budget Toronto Pearson Airport is one of the car rental companies available, and are a well-known, worldwide provider of car hire services. Budget is also popular for their low car rental rates, and reliable and efficient services.
Toronto Airport is a very large airport with two terminal buildings that are well-equipped for the needs of their passengers. Passengers could arrive in either terminal, depending on which airline company is in use and whether it is a domestic or international flight. Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 both have parking garages within walking distance of the arrival areas, and at the garages are where the Toronto Pearson Airport car hire companies have their offices. The major car hire companies, such as Budget, have rental counters for each terminal, and are open from 06:00 to 01:00. The rental cars of Budget are parked next to the terminal as well, therefore, car hire at Toronto Airport is very convenient. Although cars are available directly over the rental counters, it is recommended to make an advanced reservation, over the internet. There are a number of websites, including the official Budget website, that support car rental reservations.
Toronto Airport is one of Budget’s Fastbreak locations, which means that more frequent renters belonging to the Fastbreak membership can enjoy quicker reservations, vehicle collections and vehicle returns. A frequent renter as defined by Budget is someone who has rented a car from any of their locations three or more times. When applying for the service, you may need to provide proof of these three rentals. Persons who are fond of hiring their vehicles from Budget will find the Fastbreak membership to be very beneficial. It is also provided at no additional expense.
A few credentials are required when hiring a car from one of the Toronto Pearson Airport car rental companies. At the time of collection, the primary renter must present a major credit card in his/her name, and a valid drivers license. The Ontario rental branches of Budget, which include Toronto Airport, accept G and G2 licenses. Drivers should also be able to show a safe driving record. Although debit cards are not accepted at the time of pick-up, they can be used for the final payment at the time of return. Unless a Budget one way hire has been arranged, the vehicle should be returned to the same parking area at Toronto Airport. One way hire services are when the vehicle is returned to a different Budget rental location, and could be more convenient for certain travel itineraries. The service may, however, be more expensive than an ordinary rental. Also find out from Budget the allowances regarding cross-border rentals, should you wish to travel to the nearby cities in the United States.
The smaller cars hired by Budget are similar to the Fiat 500 Sport and the Hyundai Accent Sedan, and are found in the categories of Economy and Compact. There also Intermediate and Fullsize cars available, such as the Hyundai Elantra Sedan and the Chevrolet Impala. In Canada, the rental of SUVs is popular, and from Budget, SUVs could be similar to the Ford Escape, an Intermediate SUV, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, a Standard SUV. Additionally, the Dodge Grand Caravan is a mini passenger van able to seat a larger number of passengers, and premium and luxury cars will be similar to the Chrysler 300 and the Chrysler 300C HEMI. The majority of cars hired from Budget have automatic transmissions, and come with features such as air conditioning.
Your rental quote from Budget will include all taxes and fees associated with the rental location and the vehicle, but insurances should be added by the customer. Loss Damage Waiver and Personal Accident Insurance are two options available, and Roadside SafetyNet in case of an unexpected emergency can be added as well. Child safety seats are available, in sizes that are suitable for infants, toddlers and older children, and customers may also request the use of a satellite navigation system for their vehicle. For Disabled drivers, Budget hand controls can be used on certain types of automatic vehicles, and are free of charge. From Toronto Pearson Airport, hand controls should be reserved in advance.
Driving in the city of Toronto is quite straight forward as most of the streets are laid out in a grid pattern. There are speed limits which should be obeyed at all times, and in general, they are as follows: 50kph or 30mph in urban areas, 100kph or 63 mph on open roads and 130kph or 81mph on highways and motorways. Motorists will also find plenty of convenient places to park, however, parking could be expensive in the Downtown Toronto area. Nearby the airport are the areas of Brampton and Mississauga, and further south are Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton. To the west and southwest are Milton, Kitchener and London, which are all accessible on the Road 401, which passes the airport on its southern perimeters.
Further details regarding car hire in Canada can be provided by Budget, at Toronto Pearson Airport.
Budget Car Rental
Toronto L.B. Pearson Airport
5980 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON L4V 1P9 CA
Telephone Number: 905-676-1500