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Ronchi dei Legionari Airport, or Trieste Airport, is located approximately 21 miles, or 33 km from the center of Trieste, in north-eastern Italy.  It is also known as Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport, due to its location in Venezia Giulia.  Trieste is actually the capital city of the region, as well as the largest city in the area.  Trieste Airport serves around one million passengers per year, and consists of one large terminal building.  There are a number car hire companies which operate from the airport.  One such company is Budget, which is popular for their ‘budget’ rental rates and other good services.  Budget can be found in the arrivals area of Trieste Airport.

Budget Car Hire Trieste Airport is open every day of the week.  On Mondays they are open from 09:00 to 23:00, and from Tuesday to Friday from 09:00 to 20:00, and again from 21:00 to 23:00.  Their Saturday hours of operation are from 09:00 to 12:00, and between 14:00 and 19:00, while on Sundays they are open from 10:00 to 19:00, and from 21:30 to 23:00.  Budget rental vehicles at Trieste airport should be hired and collected from the Avis counters in the arrival areas.  Cars can also be reserved in advance of your holiday or business trip, from Budget’s website at

At this rental location, primary drivers should be at least 21 years of age, and have held a valid drivers license in their country of residence for at least one year prior to the rental date.  All foreign licenses should also be accompanied by an International Driving Permit, which is a mandatory requirement from Budget.  Renters who reside in the European Union are not required to have an IDP, except those with a license in a non-Roman alphabet.  A young drivers fee may apply to drivers 25 years or younger, which is a daily rate charged per underage driver listed on the rental contract, up until a maximum of ten rental days.  Additional drivers also incur a small extra daily amount.  Various insurances are available from Budget, with Theft Protection as a mandatory requirement.  Primary renters should have one of the following major credit cards in their name in order to pay for the rental:  American Express, Diners Club, JCB card, Mastercard / Eurocard / Access, Visa and Budget Charge Cards.  The car groups of H, I , K, L, M and P require two major credit cards for their rental.

Budget has many different types of vehicles for hire, ranging from smaller cars ideal for driving on busy Italian streets to larger vehicles suitable for groups of travelers.  Budget is also popular for their wide range of environmentally friendly vehicles, available in their categories of Economy, Compact and Intermediate.  These ‘Green Machines’ are very fuel efficient, and include the Hyundai Accent, Pontiac G6, Ford Fusion, Toyota Prius, Ford Escape, Nissan Altima, Ford Focus and Smart For Two.  The Smart For Two is one of Budget’s smaller sized vehicles, and is ideal for just two people – as its name suggests.  The others are of various sizes, but mostly seating around four or five people, and with some space as well for luggage.  Budget’s ‘Green Machines’ can be booked online, and they are easy to spot because they have an EPA SmartWay leaf icon next to them.  You will have the opportunity to choose one of them in step 2 of the car rental reservation process.

Customers at Budget have the chance to reserve their vehicle by its specific make and model.  This is a very nice option for those who like to know exactly what they will be driving.  Budget’s Street Fleet rental vehicles are found under ‘My Choice’ on Budget’s website.  At some rental locations, certain hybrid vehicles can also be reserved by make and model.  Customers can view all the vehicle categories and example vehicles for Trieste Airport online. 

Most medium sized vehicles at Budget, such as the Pontiac G6 and Ford Fusion, come with many additional features which will ensure the comfort of any journey.  These may include air conditioning, dual airbag protection, cruise control, power steering, anti-lock brakes, remote keyless entry and AM FM stereo with CD player. 

Passengers arriving at Trieste Airport who need an extra large vehicle will find just what they need at Budget.  High occupancy vehicles seating up to twelve people are available, such as the Ford E350.  Vehicles seating seven passengers include the Ford Expedition, Ford Explorer and Ford Freestar, while vehicles seating up to eight people include the Ford Expedition EL.  Some extra amenities on these vehicles may include satellite radio, Bluetooth/SYNC, keyless remote entry or an anti-theft system. 

Budget Car Hire has over fifty years of experience in the car rental industry, and today operates more than 3,400 rental locations in over 128 countries around the world.  As their name suggests, they are synonymous with good value for money, and strive for continuous great customer service.  Budget’s vehicles are also all checked for safety and cleaned before each rental, guaranteeing you a well-maintained vehicle.  Their vehicles are only of later models, therefore, increasing their reliability. 

Further information is available from Budget, at Trieste Airport, or from their website, at

Address:                      Budget Car Rental

                                    Avis Counter

                                    Ronchi Dei Legionari Airport

                                    Trieste, 34077  IT


Telephone Number:    29-0481-777085

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