BUDGET Rental Cars at Zurich Airport

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BUDGET Car Rental at Zurich Airport
BUDGET Car Rental at Zurich Airport

Rated 8.9 out of 10

85 / 100
Avg. Wait
24 mins
Quality of Vehicle
93 / 100
Desk Service
87 / 100
flag Vehicle Pickup
89 / 100
Vehicle Drop Off
93 / 100

In Terminal

* Calculated from 14 recent reviews from 458 total reviews.


BUDGET Car Rental Services at Zurich Airport

Zurich International Airport handles approximately 31 million passengers per year, and is a hub for major airline companies such as Swiss International Air Lines and Edelweiss Air. The airport is located just 12 km, or 7 miles from Switzerland’s capital city, Zurich, and is nearby areas such as Kloten, Rümlang, Oberglatt, Opfiken and Winkel. Due to its location, it is also commonly referred to as Kloten Airport (Flughafen), and has the official airport code of ZRH. Although bus and taxi services are available from Zurich Airport, many passengers prefer to drive their own rented car, whether it be for leisure or business purposes. Budget is one of the car hire companies with rental counters at Zurich Airport, and this company is well known for their ‘budget’ prices.

The car rental companies at Zurich Airport are found on the upper floor of the shopping area, in the Airport Center, or at the Parking 3 garage. Since that they are conveniently located within the airport’s terminal, passengers will not need any further form of transport in order to reach their car hire company. Zurich Airport is large, and consists of three terminal buildings that are well connected by underground airport trains. Passengers can therefore easily transfer between the terminals. Although it is possible to hire a car directly from Budget’s rental counters at the airport, it is recommended to have an advanced reservation. An online reservation is the easiest way to secure your ideal car from Budget, as well as to arrange any optional extras required, such as a baby seat or satellite navigation system, or additional insurance for the rented car. Budget’s website can be found at www.budget.com.

The rental terms and conditions are different for each car hire company, therefore its best to make enquiries from Budget before arriving at the airport, and not to generalize. However, all Budget’s conditions are clearly listed on their website, for each of their car rental locations. At Zurich Airport, Budget customers should be at least 21 years of age, and should have held a valid drivers license in their country of residence for a minimum of a year prior to the rental date. National licenses issued within the E.C. are accepted, but an International Driving License is preferred. Younger drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 may pay a higher rental rate than usual, in the form of a young driver fee. The minimum rental age of 21 is valid for the car groups A, B and C, while all other categories have a minimum age requirement of 25. Customers should also keep in mind that at Zurich Airport, between 15 October and 15 April, there is a small mandatory fee per day of rental for winter tyres.

A major credit card will be required to pay for the rented vehicle. Budget accepts the cards of American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard/Eurocard/Access, Visa and Budget Charge Cards. Vehicle insurance is optional, but all primary renters should arrange adequate insurance for their protection.

Additional equipment can be hired from Budget, such as child seats or a satellite navigation system, and one way hires are a good choice for those who will not be returning to Zurich Airport. At Zurich Airport, one way car hire may incur extra costs if the vehicle will be returned to a different city, and all additional equipment will have a small cost payable per day of rental. Disabled drivers may be able to use hand controls with a Budget rental. Hand controls are usually available free of charge, and operate the brake and accelerator pedals of the vehicle. They are therefore ideal for customers with a lower limb deficiency. Zurich Airport hand controls should be booked well in advance of your arrival at the airport.

Budget is a car hire company with many years of experience in the industry, and strives to offer the best quality vehicles at affordable rates. Budget, as their name suggests, is synonymous with great value for money. Only the latest model vehicles are hired, and all cars are checked for safety and cleaned before every rental. Customers will therefore receive a vehicle which is well maintained, and which has low mileage. The vehicle will provide reliable transportation for your holiday or business trip in Zurich. Some of the smaller cars from Budget are Economy cars, such as the VW Polo. Smaller cars, although without much space for luggage, are light on fuel and come with excellent rental rates. They are the perfect choice to get you from A to B, and come with air conditioning and a manual transmission. Compact cars such as the Opel Astra 1.4 and VW Golf are other popular choices.

Family renters may need something larger, from the Intermediate or Standard Wagon/Estate categories. The Renault Scenic, Ford Focus C-Max, Opel Insignia and Mazda 5 all seat up to five passengers, and offer plenty of room for luggage as well. Especially for corporate rentals, Budget offers Luxury vehicles as well, such as the Mercedes 200E. Many of these vehicles are automatic, which is a feature many customers find useful, as they are unfamiliar with driving a stick-shift (manual) vehicle.

At Zurich Airport, Budget is open from 06:30 to 23:30, for all enquiries, rentals, vehicle collections and vehicle returns.

Address: Budget Car Rental
Zurich Airport
Kloten Flughafen
Zurich, 8060 CH

Telephone Number: +41 44 800 77 33

Where is the BUDGET Rental Desk at Zurich Airport?

Map of BUDGET rental desk at Zurich Airport

What are BUDGET Opening Hours at Zurich Airport ?

Day Open Close
Monday 06:30 23:30
Tuesday 06:30 23:30
Wednesday 06:30 23:30
Thursday 06:30 23:30
Friday 06:30 23:30
Saturday 06:30 23:30
Sunday 06:30 23:30

The BUDGET Rental Desk at Zurich Airport is located at:

Budget Emea Corporate

Flughafen Zuerich, Zuerich, 8060, 0

Tel: +41 44 800 7733

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 Zurich Airport?

The rental cars available from Budget at Zurich Airport are:

What luxury car rentals does Budget offer at Zurich Airport?

What automatic car rentals does Budget offer at Zurich Airport?

Budget offer the following automatic cars:

What manual/stick-shift car rentals does Budget offer at Zurich Airport?

Budget offer the following manual/stick-shift cars:

What petrol car rentals does Budget offer at Zurich Airport?

Budget offer the following petrol cars:

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

Budget at Glattbrugg

Flughofstrasse 60, Glattbrugg, 8152
+ 3 other companies...

1.11 KM


Budget at Zurich - Letzipark

Letzipark Baslerstrasse 52, Zurich, 8048
+ 3 other companies...

8.37 KM


Budget at Zurich - Gartenhofstrasse

Gartenhofstrasse 17, Zurich, 8004
+ 2 other companies...

9.11 KM


Budget at Singen

Hohenkraehenstrasse 1, Singen, 78224
+ 7 other companies...

41.18 KM


Budget at Kriens Luzern

Sternmatt 9, Kriens Luzern, 6010
+ 2 other companies...

50.66 KM


Budget at Konstanz

Reichenaustrasse 184, Konstanz, 78467
+ 9 other companies...

51.30 KM


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

Item Daily Price
Booster seat
3.77 CHF
Child toddler seat
5.57 CHF
20.57 CHF
Infant child seat
5.57 CHF
Ski rack
3.57 CHF
WiFi Access
10.00 CHF

* 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 Zurich Airport

Budget has 23 different types of vehicles from 33 manufacturers available to hire at Zurich Airport.