Florence Airport is also known as Amerigo Vespucci Airport, or Peretola Airport, due to its location in Peretola. The airport is situated only 4 km from Florence, and is one of the two most important airports in the Tuscany region of Italy. Budget is one of the car hire companies that offer their services to passengers arriving at Florence Airport, and are popular for their competitive rental rates. Other car hire companies at this airport include Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Easycar, Maggiore, Thrifty, National and Auto Europa.
Budget is available at Florence Airport every day of the week, between the hours of 08:30 and 23:30. Their hours may vary on bank holidays. At this location, the primary renter is required to be at least 21 years of age, and have a valid drivers license. The drivers license must have been held for at least one year prior to the rental, and if the renter does not reside in the European Union, an International Driving Permit may be required. Renters should also have an identification document which has a photograph, such as a passport. Younger drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 may pay a higher rental rate, in the form of a ‘Young Drivers Surcharge, and this is a fee applicable to each day of rental and each driver listed on the rental agreement, up until a maximum of ten days. Drivers in this age category may also not be permitted to rent from certain vehicle categories. Additional drivers registered on the rental contract must meet the same requirements as for the primary renter. Payment for the rental can be made with any of the following major credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, JCB Cards, Mastercard, Eurocard/Access and Visa. The credit card used for payment should be in the name of the primary renter.
Budget is well know for their environmentally friendly vehicles. These vehicles are also extremely light on fuel, and therefore offer good value for money. Budget’s fleet of ‘Green Machines’ come in all sizes, and include the Hyundai Accent, Ford Focus, Ford Taurus, Nissan Altima, Smart For Two, Ford Escape, Pontiac G6 and Toyota Prius. The Smart For Two, as its name suggests, is ideal for just two people, and is great for nipping around busy Italian streets. The Hyundai Accent, Ford Focus and Pontiac G6 are larger vehicles, which can seat up to five people, and the Ford Escape is a SUV car rental. These vehicles may offer features such as cruise control, automatic overdrive, air conditioning and dual-zone climate control.
It is easy to hire one of Budget’s environmentally friendly vehicles online, from Budget’s website at www.budget.com. All these vehicles are indicated by an EPA SmartWay leaf icon, and can be chosen in step 2 of the rental reservation process. At certain Budget locations customers can even reserve hybrid vehicles by their specific makes and models. Cars in the categories of Economy, Compact and Intermediate are 100% SmartWay Certified. Another option is Budget’s Street Fleet vehicles - a range of vehicles which can be reserved by their specific makes and models. This is your ideal choice if you like to know exactly what you will be driving!
Budget also offers a range of high occupancy vehicles, such as the Ford E350, which is an extremely large vehicle able to accommodate up to twelve passengers. Extra amenities may even include map lights, a V8 engine and anti-lock brakes. The Ford Expedition, Ford Explorer and Ford Freestar are ideal vehicles for up to seven people, offering spacious and comfortable interiors. For up to eight people, the Ford Expedition EL is an example vehicle in the Premium SUV category. All these vehicles include the features of dual airbag protection, power steering, remote keyless entry, power brakes, cruise control, air conditioning, compact disc players, anti-theft systems, safety rear door locks and rear defrosters.
Budget has over fifty years of experience in the car rental industry, and its global network includes more than 3,400 locations, in over 128 countries. As Budget’s name suggests, they are synonymous with great value for money. Customers can keep control of their rentals and save money with Budget’s wide range of fully inclusive rates, pre-payment options and charge card facilities. Peace of mind is guaranteed, as vehicles are checked for safety and cleaned before every rental. Customers will receive a well-maintained and latest model vehicle from Budget.
Various other items of equipment are available for hire from Budget, at Florence Airport. These may include baby safety seats, booster seats for older children or a satellite navigation system. It is best to reserve these items in advance to ensure their availability. When booking online, you will be able to view all the special equipment offered at Budget’s Florence Airport location in Step 2 of the booking process, in ‘Get a Quote’.
All vehicles begin the rental period with a full tank of fuel, and customers may have various fuel options when returning the vehicle. Option one is when the full tank is paid for in advance, and customers can then return the vehicle empty. This is a great option if you will be using all or most of the fuel. Option two allows customers to not pay upfront for fuel, but then the vehicle should be returned full to avoid any extra charges. This is a good choice if you are unsure of how much fuel you will be using. Option three is for when you won’t be using the whole tank of fuel, but don’t have time to re-fuel the vehicle. In this case, the rental location’s per-liter refueling service charges will apply, and these may be higher than those at a conventional gas station. This is however still a convenient choice for those customers who don’t mind the extra fuel costs.
More specific details about Budget’s rental procedures and policies, as well as vehicles available at Florence Airport, are available on Budget’s website, or customers can contact their Florence Airport rental location directly.
Firenze Peretola Airport
Telephone Numbers: 39-055-318-540