BUDGET Car Rental at Cape Town Airport

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BUDGET Car Rental at Cape Town Airport
BUDGET Car Rental at Cape Town Airport

Rated 8.5 out of 10

83 / 100
Avg. Wait
18 mins
Quality of Vehicle
87 / 100
Desk Service
86 / 100
flag Vehicle Pickup
84 / 100
Vehicle Drop Off
87 / 100

In Terminal

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BUDGET Car Rental Services at Cape Town Airport

Cape Town International Airport is located in one of the most diverse and beautiful cities of the world. It is found just 20 km from the city center of Cape Town, in the Western Cape region of South Africa. South Africa has become one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and the city of Cape Town is by far one of the most visited cities of all. With Table Mountain in the background and sandy beaches at your feet, Cape Town Airport is the perfect arrival point for a well-deserved vacation. Most passengers arriving at the airport find that a rented car is the ideal form of transport, as there is an extensive and well-organized road network in South Africa. The car hire companies at Cape Town Airport include Budget Car Rental, and as their name suggests, Budget is synonymous with great value for money.

The car hire companies at Cape Town Airport are available from offices located in front of the Transport Plaza and the Central Terminal Building. There are two pedestrian subways on either side of the terminal that lead to the car rental companies, and allow passenger to easily walk to the facilities. Due to this new development at the airport, and the construction of the new Central Terminal, passengers will not need to cross any of the airport roads. Budget, at Cape Town International Airport, is open from Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day, or vehicles can also be reserved in advance using the form above.

Budget, at Cape Town Airport, is a Fastbreak Counter location. Fastbreak is Budget’s unique service for corporate clients who don’t have much time to spend at the airport. This is the fastest way to rent a vehicle, as Fastbreak customers will receive priority service and will have minimal paperwork to complete. This service is specifically available for more frequent renters, and they are defined as individuals who have rented three or more times from Budget. Three rental agreements may be required as proof of rental. Customers will need their driver’s license and credit card details in order to apply for Fastbreak service, and Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Although a credit card is needed for applications, the Fastbreak membership is free of charge. Further details are available on Budget’s website.

Budget’s vehicles are all of the latest model vehicles possible, and are cleaned and checked for safety before every rental. This ensures that you receive a very well maintained vehicle with low mileage. A car that is dependable is a vital aspect of your holiday or business trip. Vehicles from Budget are also divided into various car categories, and are booked accordingly, rather than by specific make and model. On Budget’s website, customers can view the example vehicles available in each car category, and are able to decide on the correct size of vehicle from the details indicated for each vehicle. Customers may not receive the exact vehicle model that is displayed on the website, but will receive a vehicle very similar in style and size.

The Chevy Spark and Toyota Yaris are two smaller sized vehicles offered by Budget. They are ideal for driving in the city of Cape Town, for running errands and visiting the local places of interest. However, they may not be as great for travels of longer distances, as their luggage space is limited, and they may feel a bit cramped for a few passengers. Families tend to rent larger vehicles, such as the Toyota Corolla 1.3 or 1.6, the Honda Civic or even the Toyota Avanza, which is an SUV. These vehicles seat at least four or five passengers, and have more interior space, as well as extra features such as power steering, air conditioning and a radio/CD player. The Nissan X-Trail is an off-road type vehicle, ideal for all driving conditions, and great for exploring all areas of the Western Cape.

Groups of travelers may consider the Toyota Quantum for their journey, as it seats up to nine passengers, while business renters may need a more elegant vehicle, such as the BMW 320i, Mercedes C180 or Mercedes E200. These are all vehicles with an automatic transmission, and a few more luxurious features than the ordinary rented car.

Budget at Cape Town International Airport, requires the primary renter to meet the age requirement of 23, and to have a valid drivers license. Younger drivers between the ages of 23 and 25 may pay a higher rental rate than usual, in the form of ‘young drivers insurance’. Foreign drivers’ licenses are usually accepted, provided they are written in the English language. If they are not, an International Driving Permit obtained in the renter’s country of residence will be required. The renter in his/her country of residence should also have held a driver’s license for a period of no less than one year prior to the rental date. Additional documents required include an identity document with a photograph, and a passport. Foreign renters who would like to apply for unlimited mileage rates should have an international passport and a return airline ticket to their country of origin. South Africans can unfortunately not apply for this type of quote. Primary renters should also have a major credit card in order to pay for the rental.

Customers arriving at Cape Town International Airport can find out more information about Budget’s services by using the contact numbers listed below.

Address: Budget Car Rental
Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town, 8000 ZA

Telephone Number: +27 21 927 8800

Where is the BUDGET Rental Desk at Cape Town Airport?

Budget office is located in front of the Transport Plaza and Central Terminal Building. Passengers can access through the two pedestrian subways place on either side of the terminal building.

Map of BUDGET rental desk at Cape Town Airport

What are BUDGET Opening Hours at Cape Town Airport ?

Day Open Close
Monday 00:00 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 23:59
Thursday 00:00 23:59
Friday 00:00 23:59
Saturday 00:00 23:59
Sunday 00:00 23:59

The BUDGET Rental Desk at Cape Town Airport is located at:

Budget Emea Franchise

Cape Town International Apt, Cape Town, 0

Tel: 27 21 927 8800

Rental Desk Location: In Terminal

Both the vehicle and hire desk/counter are located inside the terminal.

What rental cars are available from Budget at Cape Town Airport?

The rental cars available from Budget at Cape Town Airport are:

What are the cheapest rental cars available from Budget at Cape Town Airport?

The lowest priced rental cars from Budget at Cape Town Airport per category are:

What luxury car rentals does Budget offer at Cape Town Airport?

What automatic car rentals does Budget offer at Cape Town Airport?

Budget offer the following automatic cars:

What petrol car rentals does Budget offer at Cape Town Airport?

Nearby BUDGET Car Rental Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

Budget at Cape Town - Foreshore Downtown

46 Strand Street, Cnr Chiapinni Street, Cape Town, 8000
+ 3 other companies...

15.97 KM


Budget at Cape Town - Downtown

49 Loop Street, Cape Town, 8000
+ 12 other companies...

17.76 KM


Budget at Cape Town - Stellenbosch Downtown

55 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch , Stellenbosch, 7475, Western Cape
+ 8 other companies...

24.98 KM


What is the fuel policy when renting a car from BUDGET at Cape Town Airport?

Code Description
FULLFULL Fuel: Pick up and return full.

*Some companies may offer alternative fuel policies on request.

What additional equipment can I rent with a rental car from BUDGET at Cape Town Airport?

Item Daily Price
Booster seat
39.29 ZAR
Child toddler seat
39.29 ZAR
89.29 ZAR
Infant child seat
39.29 ZAR
WiFi Access
120.00 ZAR

* Prices shown are approximate based on currency conversion. Please check at time of booking.
* Some companies may offer additional equipment at the rental desk.

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Car Brands Available to Rent from Budget at Cape Town Airport

Budget has 20 different types of vehicles from 21 manufacturers available to hire at Cape Town Airport.