Terms and Conditions


The drivers license, a valid credit card and passport or identity card will be required on the pick up date.
All of them must be in the renter's name and spelled the same on all documents.


1) Third Party Cover
Also known as: Motor Liability Insurance, Legal Liability Insurance
What’s covered?
Covers third parties in case of death or body injuries, including passengers (except the driver of the Budget vehicle), when using the Budget vehicle, up to €1.000.000 per person per accident and material damages to third parties up to €1.000.000 per accident

What’s not covered?
Theft or attempted theft of the vehicle.
Theft of personal belongings from the vehicle.
Death or injury to the driver.
Damage to the rental vehicle.

What’s the cost?
Included

2) Collision Damage Cover
Also known as: LDW in Australia-NZ-USA, Vehicle Damage Waiver, CDW
What’s covered?
If the rental car is damaged by a car accident or fire, you will be covered for the cost of the repairs of the Budget vehicle. You will, however have to pay up to a maximum of €750 for car groups A, B, C, €900 for car groups D, E, F and €1.100 for car groups G, J, M and €1350 for car groups K, L, towards the repair costs, storage charges and loss of use, regardless of whether you were at fault or not. However, if we can recover these costs from a responsible third party, we will reimburse you.

What’s not covered?
Damage caused intentionally or by negligence.
Damage caused by incorrect fuel.
Damage caused as a result of a breach of the rental agreement’s terms and conditions.
Damage caused as a result of acts of God and terrorist attacks.
Damage caused to the underneath and the top of the car, the antenna, the glass and the tyres or while Budget car was on board ship.

What’s the cost?
If not included in the rate
€12, 5 per day for car groups A, B, C
€16 per day for car groups D, E, F, G, J, M
€22,5 per day for car groups K, L
(Prices do not include VAT)
The maximum charge of Collision Damage Cover is 14 days, per rental agreement (as long as the rental agreement is not more than 31 days).

If CDW is not included in your rate and no CDW is purchased, you will be liable for the full market value of the vehicle in case of damage.

3) Vehicle Theft Cover
Also known as: Theft Protection, TP
What’s covered?
This covers the cost of replacing the rental car (or parts of it) if it gets stolen. You may have to pay an excess, which varies by country, so you are asked to check at the time of booking. In Greece you will have to pay an excess up to €750 for car groups A, B, C, €900 for car groups D, E, F and €1100 for car groups G, J, M and €1350 for car groups K, L.

What’s not covered?
Negligence regarding loading of a vehicle (e.g. car unsupervised) or keys safe keeping (e.g. left in ignition).
Theft of personal property situated on or within the Budget Car

What’s the cost?
If not included in the rate
€4.5 per day for car groups A, B, C
€7 per day for car groups D, E, F, G, J, M
€12 per day for car groups K, L
(Prices do not include VAT)
The maximum charge of Theft Cover is 14 days, per rental agreement (as long as the rental agreement is not more than 31 days).

If TP is not included in your rate and no TP is purchased, you will be liable for the full market value of the vehicle in case of theft.

4) Zero Excess
Also known as: Super Cover or Excess Reduction or FDW
What’s covered?
Completely eliminates the excess amounts of Collision Damage Cover (CDW) and Vehicle Theft Cover (TP) for all car groups. Mandatory condition is that the renter completes and signs the Budget Accident Report before the end of the rental. If another vehicle is involved in the accident with the Budget car, it is mandatory that the renter collects all personal details of the other driver as well as the details of the other car and calls the police in case of injury or serious damage.

What’s not covered?
Damage caused intentionally or by negligence.
Damage caused by incorrect fuel.
Damage caused as a result of a breach of the rental agreement’s terms and conditions.
Damage caused as a result of acts of God and terrorist attacks.
Damage caused to any glass of the car or while Budget car was on board ship.

What’s the cost?
€9 per day for car groups A, B, C.
€12 per day for car groups D, E, F
€14 per day for car groups G, J, M
€16 per day for car groups K, L
(Prices do not include VAT)
The maximum charge of Super Cover is 14 days, per rental agreement (as long as the rental agreement is not more than 31 days).

5) Personal Accident Insurance
Also known as: PAI
What’s covered?
Covers the renter of the vehicle of up to €50.000 in case of death, total or partial disability, plus up to €2.000 for medical expenses incurred, due to the accident.

What’s not covered?
Accidents that did not happen while driving the Budget car.
Accidents that happened before or after the rental.

What’s the cost?
€2, 5 per day for all car groups
(Price does not include VAT)
The maximum charge of Personal Accident Insurance is 14 days, per rental agreement (as long as the rental agreement is not more than 31+ days).

6) Super Personal Accident Insurance
Also known as: Super PAI
What’s covered?
Additional to Personal Accident Insurance and increases the renter's coverage up to €80.000 for death, €100.000 for total or partial disability and €5.000 for clinical expenses.

What’s not covered?
Accidents that did not happen while driving the Budget car.
Accidents that happened before or after the rental.

What’s the cost?
€3, 5 per day for all car groups
(Price does not include VAT)
The maximum charge of Super Personal Accident Insurance is 14 days, per rental agreement (as long as the rental agreement is not more than 31+ days).


7) Windscreen Protection
What’s covered?
Covers the glass damage of the vehicle.

What’s not covered?
Damage caused intentionally or by negligence.
Damage caused as a result of a breach of the rental agreement’s terms and conditions.
Damage caused as a result of fire, acts of God and terrorist attacks.

What’s the cost?
€3 per day for all car groups.
(Prices do not include VAT)
The maximum charge of Windscreen Protection is 14 days, per rental agreement (as long as the rental agreement is not more than 31 days).


8) Roadside Safety Net
What’s covered?
-Lockout Service: Budget will assist the driver gain entry when keys are locked inside the vehicle or when he has lost the keys.
-Flat Battery: If the vehicle experiences battery failure, Budget will provide a jump start.
-Tyre assistance: Replacement of a flat or damaged tyre with the spare, or get the car towed to the nearest service facility
-Fuel Delivery - If the vehicle runs out of fuel, Budget will deliver fuel to driver’s location.

What’s not covered? **
-Cost for replacement of the keys in case of loss.
-Battery damage caused intentionally or by negligence.
-Tyre damage caused intentionally, by negligence or by driving in non-permitted areas as of rental agreement’s terms and conditions.
-Cost of replacement tyres*
-Fuel costs and refueling service fee, in case of fuel delivery.

*Customers taking zero excess are covered for costs
**In case Roadside Service receives a call and assists the customer in those situations, there is an extra charge of €100, 00 excluding VAT.

What’s the cost?
€2, 5 per day for all car groups.
(Prices do not include VAT)
The maximum charge of Roadside Safety Net is 14 days, per rental agreement (as long as the rental agreement is not more than 31 days).

    What is an “excess”? In the event of an accident to – or theft of – the vehicle, a sum of money (called an excess) has to be paid. The renter will still have to pay the excess amount, even if he was not at fault. If and when Budget recovers the cost of the damage from the insurance company, then Budget will compensate the customer. Extra insurances, which are not automatically included in the price of your car hire, will either remove or reduce this amount. These can be bought when you collect your Budget car.
    What does “additional driver” mean? The rental car is insured for one person – the named driver. If others are to drive your Budget car, then those people need to be present and show their driving license when the car is picked up. There will be an additional charge for each driver.

Budget Rental Terms
Renter’s Age: Renter and driver must be at least 21 years old at the date of car pick up. If the renter/driver is up to 25 years old, is only allowed to rent car groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G & K. For the rest of the other car groups the driver must be more than 25 years old.
Driver’s License: The driving license of the driver must be issued at least 12months prior to rental. According to the Greek Law, all National Driving Licenses issued by the following countries are accepted in Greece: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United Kingdom.
According to the Greek Law, all National Driving Licenses with Latin Characters issued by the following countries are accepted in Greece: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Central African Republic, Chile, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, FYROM, Georgia, Ghana, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, South Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam & Zimbabwe.
Drivers that hold a driving license which is issued in any other country must hold additionally an International Driving License (driver’s valid national driving license must accompany the International Driving license at all times).
Method of Payment: A credit card in the name of the renter/main driver is required for all rentals as a guarantee even if the renter pays finally in cash.
Traffic Violations: The renter assumes full responsibility for traffic violations and pays the respective fines.

Budget Products and Services
Renter’s Age: Renters that are not already 25years old, regardless of the type of the car they drive, they will be charged €10 daily, with maximum charge of €100 per rental agreement, excluding VAT
Rentals starting at an Airport Location: A surcharge of 9%, calculated on the basic price, will be added to the cost of all rentals starting at any Budget airport location in Greece. This is usually included in the Budget rates. Please refer to your contract.
City Tax: A 0, 5% tax is charged in some downtown locations and is calculated on the total price. This is usually included in the Budget rates. Please refer to your contract.
Deliveries/Collections: Deliveries or collections of the rented cars are available upon request at a cost of €0, 75 per km (calculated from the rental location), excluding VAT. Minimum charge for delivery or collection inside the city limits is €18, excluding VAT.
One Way: The return of the car to a location other than the one the car was picked-up from, costs €0,75 per km, excluding VAT calculated by the distance in km between the two stations. Minimum charge for one way service is €18, excluding VAT.
Out of Hour’s Service: If the renter wants to pick-up a car during out of office hours, he must request this at the time of reservation. The charge for out of hour’s service is €23 excluding VAT.
Additional Driver: The charge for each additional driver is €4 per day, with maximum charge of €40, excluding VAT per rental agreement.
Baby Seats: Baby seats are available, on automatic confirmation at the time of reservation. The charge for this service is €4 per day, with maximum charge of €40, excluding VAT, per rental agreement
Snow Chains: Snow chains are available, at specific stations, on automatic confirmation at the time of reservation. The charge for this service is €3 per day, with maximum charge of €30, excluding VAT, per rental agreement.
GPS: GPS is available, at specific stations, on automatic confirmation at the time of reservation. The charge for this service is as stated in the below table.
1day2days3days4days5days6days7days7+days
€8€16€24€32€40€48€48€48
Above prices do not include VAT.
Budget Wi-Fi: Budget Wi-Fi is available, at specific stations, on automatic confirmation at the time of reservation. The charge for this service is €7 per day, excluding VAT and provides the customer with 500MB on daily basis.
Non Show Charges: If the renter does not pick up the car, a non-show fee of €40, excluding VAT, per booking will apply.
Change of Return Station: The return of the rented car on a different station than the one agreed at time of pick-up will be charged at the cost of €0,75 per klm, excluding VAT, calculated by the distance in klms between the two stations with minimum charge at €18, excluding VAT.
Refueling Service Charge: If the Renter returns the car with less fuel than the fuel delivered, there will be a charge of € 12 (flat fee), plus VAT (Refueling Service Charge), plus the cost of the missing fuel.
Vehicle Registration Fee: Vehicle registration fee is charged at €1 per day, with maximum charge of €14, excluding VAT per rental agreement. This is usually included in the Budget rates. Please refer to your contract
Incident Report Fee: In case of an accident or traffic violation fine, there is a non-refundable fee of €30, excluding VAT, to cover administration expenses, irrespectively of renter’s liability.
Grace Period: One rental day is calculated as 24 hours and 29 minutes. If the rental exceeds this period, then an additional day will be charged.
Late Return Fee: All customers must inform Budget about change of plans in a timely manner, in order to avoid being charged the Late Return Fee. If the car is returned over 7 hours late from the agreed date/time, then a Late Return Fee of 15€ excluding VAT will be charged for every for every 24Hr period the car is returned late plus the cost of an additional day of rental.

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