Pisa Airport is situated only 2 km from the center of Pisa, and is also commonly referred to as Galileo Galilei Airport, or Pisa-San Giusto Airport, due to its location in the district of San Giusto. Budget is one of the popular car hire companies available at this airport, and their rental counters can be found in the Car Rental Terminal, which is accessible by shuttle bus. The shuttle bus departs from the bus stop outside the Arrivals area of Pisa Airport.
Budget, at Pisa Airport, is open every day of the week, from 08:00 to 23:00. Their regular hours of operation may vary on bank holidays. Customers can hire a vehicle directly from Budget’s rental counters at Pisa Airport, or in advance, from their website at www.budget.com. The online rental reservation process is easy, simply follow the instructions on the website. Budget’s website also displays all the vehicles available at their Pisa Airport location, along with pictures of example vehicles in each car category. Customers will also see details of the vehicles in each category, such as luggage and seating capacities. All vehicles rented by Budget are divided into various car categories, and when hiring a vehicle, customers will usually choose one of these categories, rather than a vehicle by its specific make and model. However, Budget does have a range of vehicles which are available according to their make and model, and these are found in Budget’s Street Fleet rental category. At some locations even hybrid vehicles can be specifically reserved by make and model.
Perhaps one of the reasons why Budget is such a popular car hire company is that they offer a wide range of vehicles which are fuel efficient and environmentally friendly. Some of these vehicles include the Hyundai Accent, Toyota Prius, Pontiac G6, Ford Fusion, Ford Taurus, Nissan Altima, Ford Escape and Smart For Two. The Smart For Two is a smaller sized car, as its name suggests, and great for city driving. There is not much space though for luggage, and a larger vehicle will be more suitable for longer travels. It is also easy to hire one of these environmentally friendly vehicles from Budget’s website. They can be chosen in Step 2 of the car rental reservation process, and are all indicated by an EPA SmartWay leaf icon. All the vehicles in Budget’s car classes of Economy, Compact and Intermediate are 100% SmartWay certified.
Medium sized rental cars are a good option for the average sized family, or even business renter. They are found in the categories of Intermediate, Standard and Fullsize, and all have the general features of air conditioning, rear defrosters, power steering, power locks, CD players and dual airbag protection. Some vehicles may even have the additional features of manual tilt/telescoping steering, cruise control, dual-zone climate control and automatic overdrive. These cars are great for any type of driving required, whether it be for short or long distances.
Larger vehicles are available from Budget, at Pisa Airport, and these are referred to as high-occupancy vehicles. There is the Ford E350 which can seat up to twelve people, and is one of Budget’s larger vehicles. Extra features which may be included in vehicles such as this one are map lights, a powerful V8 engine and anti-lock brakes. In the Premium SUV category, the Ford Expedition EL is an example vehicle, seating up to eight passengers, while vehicles suitable for seven people include the Ford Expedition and Ford Explorer. All the vehicles in these categories have air conditioning, power windows, power brakes,, power steering, safety rear door locks, compact disc players, dual airbag protection and cruise control, while some of the vehicles may even have satellite radio, Bluetooth/SYNC and keyless entry as additional amenities.
Budget has over 30 years of experience in the car rental industry, and has more than 3,400 locations in over 128 countries. As Budget’s name suggests, they have always been synonymous with great value for money. Customers can choose from a range of fully inclusive rates, pre-payment options and charge facilities. Before each rental, all vehicles are checked for safety and cleaned, and therefore customers are guaranteed to receive a well-maintained vehicle. Budget also only provides the latest model vehicles for hire.
When collecting your vehicle from Budget, at Pisa Airport, ensure that you have all the necessary documents available. You will require a valid drivers license, which has been held by you in your country of residence for at least one year, and you will also need to be over the age of 21. Customers from the UK will need to have both parts of their drivers license available, while foreign renters may be required to have an International Driving Permit as well. Younger drivers under the age of 25 will pay a higher rental rate than usual, in the form of a ‘young drivers fee’, and this is a rate applicable to each day of rental and each driver listed on the rental contract, up until a maximum of ten days. The primary renter is required to have major credit card in his/her name in order to pay for the rental, as cash, checks and debit cards are not usually an accepted form of payment. Major credit cards include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa. Customers collecting their vehicles should also have their reservation confirmation details available, passport, and an extra form of I.D, such as a utility bill. Its not always necessary to provide an additional I.D, but it is recommended that you have one available just in case.
Further details can be found on Budget’s website, or customers can contact Budget directly, at their Pisa Airport rental location.
Galileo Galilei Airport
Telephone Number: 39 050 503756