Budget Terms & Conditions - Ireland

The below T&Cs (including prices and taxes) are provided by Budget and may change without notice to VroomVroomVroom

These terms and conditions are applicable to Budget rentals in Republic of Ireland

All prices quoted for car rental and/or additional products/services include VAT (Sales Tax).

Cancellations and No-Shows

If you cancel 48 hours prior to your pickup time there will be no charge. Cancellation after this time or if you do not pick up the car will incur a fee of EUR €30.00

Rental Extension

Renters who wish to extend their rental may contact the Budget reservations department at reservations@budget.ie or +353 (0) 90 6627711 to confirm availability. Renters may be required to visit a rental station to sign the updated rental agreement. Extra days will be charged based on the local rate at the time the extension is made.

Age Requirements

The renter must be over 25 years old to rent standard cars in Ireland.

The renter must have been eligible to hold a valid driving licence for 8 years of which 2 years must be at a full driving licence qualification.

To hire a people carrier, customers must have been eligible to hold a valid driving licence for 10 years of which 2 years must be at full driver's licence qualification.

To hire a premium car or a luxury SUV customers must have been eligible to hold a valid driver's licence for 12 years of which 2 years must be at a full driver's licence qualification.

For any customers that are aged 75 years and over, Budget would require the following specific conditions: 

  • Confirm that you drive regularly
  • Provide a letter from your insurance company to confirm that you hold a current insurance policy, and have not had any accident for the last 5 years
  • Provide a letter from your doctor stating that you are in good health and fit to drive
  • The Budget rental agent may ask to sit in the car with you to assess your driving

Drivers license and ID requirements

Each driver must show proof of identity at the start of the rental. All drivers must present a full unendorsed driving licence, held for a minimum of 2 years at the start of the rental. In addition to this, when renting the following car groups, drivers must have been eligible to hold a valid driving licence for the number of years specified: 

  • Cars groups, A,B,C,D,F,M,O,P = 8 years 
  • Car group J = 10 years 
  • Car groups G,I,K = 12 years 
Drivers must present a full valid unendorsed driving licence which they have held for a minimum of two years.The license should be issued in the drivers country of permanent residence and an English language translation should be provided where appropriate.

UK driving licence holders should note that the paper part of your driving licence is no longer valid. Budget requires all UK licence holders to present evidence of their driving record (entitlements/endorsements) before the vehicle can be rented. This can be obtained by printing it out from the DVLA's 'Share Driving Licence' section - before you collect your vehicle. This must be printed within 21 days of your pickup date.

Budget also reserves the right to ask pre-qualifying questions on your insurance history. You may be refused a vehicle based on the answers you provide.

Drivers with 2 or more unspent driving convictions or one unspent driving conviction from the list below will not be eligible to rent.

  • Careless, reckless or dangerous driving
  • Driving or attempting to drive whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks
  • Theft or unauthorised taking of a vehicle

Please note also that drivers who have been disqualified (or anything similar) in the last 10 years will not be eligible to rent.

Failure to disclose any driving convictions may mean you are fully liable for damage caused to the rental vehicle or any third party.

Drivers must also have been eligible to hold a valid driving license for at least the number of years specified:

Mini 2 Door
Economy 2 Door
Compact 4 Door
Intermediate 4 Door
Fun Intermediate 4 Door
Full Size 4 Door
Full Size 4 Door (Guaranteed Diesel)
Economy Automatic 4 Door
Compact Automatic 4 Door
Intermediate Automatic 4 Door
Full Size Automatic 4 Door
Station Wagon

 8 years   
7 Seater People Carrier
Full Size 7 Seater People Carrier
Automatic 7 Seater People Carrier
10 years 
Luxury Intermediate 4 Door
Luxury Full Size 4 Door
Audi Series A4, Q3 or similar
Intermediate SUV
Full Size SUV
Luxury SUV
Minibus
Minibus Automatic
 


12 years 





Additional Driver

Additional drivers can be booked at step 3 of the online booking process for EUR €11.35 per driver per day.

Basic Cover - Included

When you hire a vehicle from Budget, the price you pay automatically includes a basic level of cover should you be involved in an accident or breakdown.

Please familiarise yourself with the below areas of cover, including cover for any damage or injury you may cause to a third party, and the excess amounts you will be liable for. It is our goal to make all our products and services transparent for our customers.

Third Party Cover (TPC)

By law, this is compulsory and is included in your rental price, covering the driver or additional driver's legal liability for bodily injury or property damage to others.

Also known as: Third Party Insurance, Motor Liability Insurance or Legal Liability Insurance.

Roadside Assistance

When you rent a vehicle with Budget, you automatically receive a basic level of roadside assistance included in your quote. Should you experience any mechanical difficulties with the vehicle, we will get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

However, Budget also offer additional services to support renters when common issues such as flat batteries or locked-in keys arise. 

Vehicle Damage Cover

If your rental vehicle is damaged during the rental period, this will cover the cost of repairs. You will, however, have to pay a fixed amount towards the repair costs. This is known as the excess (see Excess Charge for amounts).

Also known as: Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) or Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)

Vehicle Theft Cover

If your rental vehicle is stolen, this will cover the cost of replacing it (or parts of it). You will, however, have to pay a fixed amount known as an excess (see Excess Charge for amounts).

Also known as: Theft Protection (TP).

Excess Charge

The excess charge amounts below apply to Vehicle Damage Cover and Vehicle Theft Cover.

At the time of rental you will have the option to purchase our Excess Reduction product, which lowers the excess amount you are liable for to ZERO, affording you complete peace of mind.

When picking up your vehicle Budget will require a pre-authorisation on your credit card equal to the excess charge amount. Budget will not require a pre-authorisation to be taken from your credit card if you decide to purchase Excess Reduction

Excess charge amount by car group:

Mini 2 Door
Economy 2 Door
Compact 4 Door
Intermediate 4 Door
Fun Intermediate 4 Door
Economy Automatic 4 Door
Compact Automatic 4 Door
Intermediate Automatic 4 Door

 EUR €1500   
Full Size 4 Door
Full Size 4 Door (Guaranteed Diesel)
Full Size Automatic 4 Door
Station Wagon
7 Seater People Carrier
Full Size 7 Seater People Carrier
Automatic 7 Seater People Carrier
EUR €2200
Luxury Intermediate 4 Door
Luxury Full Size 4 Door
Audi Series A4, Q3 or similar
Intermediate SUV
Full Size SUV
Minibus
Minibus Automatic
 


EUR €3000 




Luxury SUV EUR €5000

Additional Cover - Optional

If you're looking for extra peace of mind when renting a vehicle, Budget also offer a range of additional cover options to supplement the standard mandatory cover included in your quote. Our rental agents can advise you on the benefits when you are picking up the vehicle.

Excess Reduction

Excess Reduction provides peace of mind. The excess charge amounts that apply to Vehicle Damage Cover and Vehicle Theft Cover are reduced to zero, eliminating any financial liability in the event of vehicle theft or damage (excluding windscreen).

Excess Reduction can be booked at step 3 of the online booking process at the rates listed below:

Mini 2 Door
Economy 2 Door
Compact 4 Door
Intermediate 4 Door
Fun Intermediate 4 Door
Economy Automatic 4 Door
Compact Automatic 4 Door
Intermediate Automatic 4 Door

 EUR €18.75 per day  
Full Size 4 Door
Full Size 4 Door (Guaranteed Diesel)
Full Size Automatic 4 Door
Station Wagon
7 Seater People Carrier
Full Size 7 Seater People Carrier
Automatic 7 Seater People Carrier
EUR €23.00 per day
Luxury Intermediate 4 Door
Luxury Full Size 4 Door
Audi Series A4, Q3 or similar
Intermediate SUV
Full Size SUV
Luxury SUV
Minibus
Minibus Automatic
 


EUR €27.00 per day




Windscreen Cover

By taking Windscreen Cover, the excess payable on front windscreen damage is reduced to ZERO, removing all liability for any damage caused to the vehicle's windscreen glass. The rate is EUR €2.50 per day.

Roadside Assistance Plus

You get extra peace of mind when you add Roadside Assistance Plus to your rental. You're instantly covered for common problems like flat batteries, locked-in keys, flat tyres or running out of fuel - and you don't pay any call out charges.

The rate is EUR €3.00 per day.

Personal Accident Insurance

Personal Accident Insurance provides extensive benefits in case of injury / death. I

The rate of EUR €8.00 per day

Declining Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) / Theft Protection

Vehicle Damage Cover and Vehicle Theft Cover reduce your financial liability for damage or theft of the vehicle and are included in your quote by default. 

By declining these coverages you are taking responsibility to arrange your own cover and assume full financial liability up to the value of the vehicle for losses arising as a result of loss or damage to the vehicle. Written proof of Vehicle Damage Cover and Vehicle Theft Cover in Ireland will be required when picking up the vehicle.

We recommend that you fully understand the conditions of cover provided by your credit card company when using your card for insurance cover.

Customers declining Vehicle Damage Cover and Vehicle Theft Cover are required to leave a pre-authorisation of EUR €5,000 on their credit card. An administration fee of EUR €28.38 applies for use of this service.

One way rentals

One-way fees are included in your quotation.

Barrier Free Tolling on the M50 motorway

It is the renters responsibility to ensure all due tolls are paid within the correct time frame. More information about barrier free tolling is available.

Fuel

For your convenience your car will be supplied with a full tank of fuel which you will be asked to pay for when picking up the car. If you return the car full you will be refunded the cost of the fuel.

Availability

Vehicle models illustrated on this site are for guidance only. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that a vehicle from the group reserved is available, we reserve the right to substitute an alternative similar model.

GPS

Garmin GPS Satellite Navigation Systems can be booked at a rate of EUR €15.00 per day. This charge will be included in your total quotation.

Child Seats / Booster Seats

Child Seats (1-4 years) and Booster Seats (5-12 years) can be booked at step 3 of the online booking process at a rate of EUR €45.40 per rental. This charge will be included in your total quotation. Parents of children younger than 12 months are recommended to bring their own infant seat.

Estimated Totals

Estimated total includes base rate, taxes, and surcharges. 

Items such as coupon discounts, child safety seats and gas are NOT included in the estimated total. 

Optional coverages and one-way fees are subject to tax in certain locations. This tax is not reflected in the Estimated Total. Estimated total is subject to change based upon exchange rates at the time of rental.

Budget Car Rental accept all major Credit Cards. The renter must present their Credit Card at the time of picking up the car. PIN enabled cards will require your PIN for authorisation. Debit Cards or specified value pre-paid Credit Cards will not be accepted.

Directions

*GENERAL DIRECTIONS* 

Airport Terminal Instructions 

COUNTER: Arrivals Hall 

CARS: Within 100 metres of desk in a multi-storey car park. Occasionally at peak times, customers may be shuttled to the car rental centre to collect their car. 

RETURNS: Return to car park. 

AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Allowed if you request this at the time of booking. If the vehicle is returned outside of office hours, the renter is liable for damage or theft until the car has been inspected by a Budget staff member.

Credit Card Policies

Budget Ireland accepts the American Express, Budget Charge Card, Budget International, Mastercard / Access / EuroCard, Visa. Two (2) acceptable charge cards are required for groups G and K.

Payment Options

Credit cards

Budget Car Rental accept all major Credit Cards. 
The renter must present their Credit Card at the time of picking up the car. 
PIN enabled cards will require your PIN for authorisation.

Debit cards 

Debit Cards or specified value pre-paid Credit Cards will not be accepted.

Traffic Violations

Renters are responsible for payment of any speeding, parking or other traffic related fines in addition to a fine administration fee of EUR €30.00

Travel into Other Countries

Vehicles at this location are not allowed to travel outside of the country. One-way rentals are also not permitted.

Unlimited Mileage

Budget have no mileage restrictions.

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