Bergamo Airport is also well known as Orio al Serio Airport, and is one of the three most important airports in Milan. The passenger terminal of Bergamo Airport features all the required amenities, including an excellent choice of car hire companies. Budget is one of the companies that offer their services to passengers arriving at this airport, and they have a good selection of vehicles at various affordable rates. Budget’s car rental counters can be found in the arrivals area of the terminal building. Other car hire companies present at Bergamo Airport include Sixt, Avis, National, Alamo, Easycar and Hertz.
At this location, Budget’s operating hours are from 08:00 to 22:00, every day of the week. Their hours may vary on bank holidays. Renters at Budget are required to be at least 21 years of age, have held a valid drivers license for at least one year, and have a major credit card in their name for payment of the rental. Younger drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 may pay a higher rental rate than usual, and may not be able to hire certain types of vehicles. The young driver surcharge is an extra amount which is added per day of rental and per underage driver, up until a maximum of ten days. Other documents that will be required when collecting the vehicle include an I.D card or passport which has a photograph, and a copy of a return airline ticket is required for foreign renters. Budget will also require a home/local address and two telephone numbers. Renters who do not reside in the European Union may need to have an International Driving Permit. Accepted major credit cards include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa.
One of the reasons why Budget is a popular choice of car hire companies for many customers is that they offer vehicles which are environmentally friendly and very fuel-efficient. Some of these superb ‘Green Machines’ include the Hyundai Accent, Ford Focus, Ford Fusion, Toyota Prius, Ford Taurus, Nissan Altima and Pontiac G6. Eco-friendly vehicles can be reserved online, from Budget’s website at www.budget.com. All these vehicles are indicated by an EPA SmartWay leaf icon, and can be selected in step 2 of the car rental reservation process. Vehicles in the categories of Economy, Compact and Intermediate are 100% SmartWay certified.
Customers who like to book their vehicle by its specific make and model, rather than by a car category, can select ‘My Choice’ on Budget’s website. This is Budget’s range of Street Fleet rental vehicles which can be reserved by their individual makes and models.
Budget offers a wide range of high occupancy vehicles as well. All these vehicles feature dual airbag protection, power steering, safety rear door locks, air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and compact disc players. The Ford E350 is an example of one of the largest vehicles available, seating up to twelve people. Extra features on these vehicles may include map lights, V8 engines and anti-lock brakes. The Full-size SUV category includes vehicles such as the Ford Expedition, which can accommodate seven passengers, and may include amenities like satellite radio, Bluetooth/SYNC and keyless entry. The Ford Freestar is an excellent vehicle available in the Minivan category, and these cars are ideal for larger families who require a more spacious interior. Another quality vehicle offered by Budget is the Ford Explorer, which is a vehicle in the Standard elite SUV rental category, and can seat up to seven people.
Budget was established in 1958, and now owns a global network of more than 3,400 locations in over 128 countries. Their name is synonymous with great value for money, and from their wide selection of cars, trucks and vans, customers are sure to find the perfect vehicle for their travel requirements. Budget helps their customers save money in various ways by offering a range of fully inclusive rates, pre-payment options and charge card facilities. All vehicles are cleaned and checked for safety before every rental, therefore you can feel rest assured that you will be receiving a well-maintained vehicle. Budget’s fleet is also only of the latest models available.
At Budget, Bergamo Airport, all vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel at the beginning of the rental period, and customers have various fuel options when returning the vehicle. If you will be using the full tank of fuel it is recommended to pre-pay for a full tank prior to your rental, and you may then return the vehicle with an empty tank. If you will not be using all the fuel, you do not need to purchase a full tank, simply re-fuel the vehicle before returning it. If you do not fill up the tank, Budget can do it for you, but the return location’s per-liter refueling charges will apply, and these may be more expensive than those at a conventional gas station.
Ensure that you have all the equipment required for your journey. Budget offers the rental of child safety seats, luggage racks and satellite navigation systems along with their vehicles. It is best to reserve these items when making a vehicle booking.
More information about Budget’s vehicles, services and rental procedures is available on their website, or customers can contact them directly at their Bergamo Airport location.
Via Aeroporto 13
Orio al Serio Airport
Bergamo, 24050, IT
Location Code BGY
Telephone Numbers: 39 035 330699