Let’s go on a trip with Budget!

Let us introduce you the most amazing places in Hungary, that would be a pity to miss.

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  1. Pécs

You may have heard from Pécs’ mosque’s and temples. A good example of the city’s history and interesting past can be seen in the main square. The city Sopianae was founded by Romans at the beginning of the 2nd century, in an area peopled by Celts and Pannoni tribes. By the 4th century, it became the capital of Valeria province and a significant early Christian center. The early Christian necropolis is from this era which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 2000.

  1. Tokaj

If you’re a huge fan of quality wine, than you should definetely visit Tokaj. The region consists of 28 named villages and 11,149 hectares of classified vineyards. The region consists of 28 named villages and 11,149 hectares of classified vineyards, of which an estimated 5,500 are currently planted. Tokaj has been declared a World Heritage Site in 2002 under the name Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape. However, its fame long predated this distinction because it is the origin of Tokaji aszú wine, the world’s oldest botrytized wine.

  1. Lake Balaton

Let us introduce you the biggest lake in central Europe. This lake has countless cities around it, just a few to mention: SiófokKeszthely, Balatonfüred and Zamárdi. The peak tourist season extends from June until the end of August. The average water temperature during the summer is 25 °C (77 °F), which makes bathing and swimming popular on the lake. Most of the beaches consist of either grass, rocks, or the silty sand that also makes up most of the bottom of the lake. Many resorts have artificial sandy beaches and all beaches have step access to the water. Other tourist attractions include sailing, fishing, and other water sports, as well as visiting the countryside and hills, wineries on the north coast, and nightlife on the south shore. The Tihany Peninsula is a historical district. Badacsony is a volcanic mountain and wine-growing region as well as a lakeside resort. The lake is almost completely surrounded by separated bike lanes to facilitate bicycle tourism. AlthoughThe peak tourist season extends from June until the end of August. The average water temperature during the summer is 25 °C (77 °F), which makes bathing and swimming popular on the lake. Most of the beaches consist of either grass, rocks, or the silty sand that also makes up most of the bottom of the lake. Many resorts have artificial sandy beaches and all beaches have step access to the water. Other tourist attractions include sailing, fishing, and other water sports, as well as visiting the countryside and hills, wineries on the north coast, and nightlife on the south shore. The Tihany Peninsula is a historical district. Badacsony is a volcanic mountain and wine-growing region as well as a lakeside resort. The lake is almost completely surrounded by separated bike lanes to facilitate bicycle tourism. Although the peak season at the lake is the summer, Balaton is also frequented during the winter, when visitors go ice-fishing or even skate, sledge, or ice-sail on the lake if it freezes over. the peak season at the lake is the summer, Balaton is also frequented during the winter, when visitors go ice-fishing or even skate, sledge, or ice-sail on the lake if it freezes over.

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4+1 reasons to choose Budget’s Mini Lease

kepWe would like to introduce you our new service, the Mini Lease! Budget Hungary’s Mini Lease service aims to provide short-term car rentals without commitment, flexibility and low rates. It’s not a lease but much more than a conventional car rental.

Why is Mini Lease the best choice?

Because we handle the lease period flexibly, so you do not have to commit to the long term.

The rental period is freely selectable between 1 month and 12 months and can be extended on request if desired. It is especially recommended for companies seeking a simple, fast, temporary solution for a company car when buying a new car.

Because its prize is favorable!

In case of rent exceeding 30 days we can give a significant discount on the rent. You can rent a car at a discount of 40% compared to the daily rent.

Because we handle the administration of cars!

Monthly fees include the Hungarian motorway sticker fee, insurance premium, winter operation, foreign use and more people can use the rented vehicle! Our contact delegates will help you with questions about our rented cars.

Because our car’s selection is wide and their condition is impeccable!

The average age of our cars is only 5 months, in many cases we can provide a 1-2 month car to our customers with low mileage so the renter can experience a new car driving experience. For companies, you can also increase employee satisfaction by using a nearly new car that is immature. In our fleet, all types of cars are the most popular types. Compact size cars, luxury cars, city cross-over, and the new i3 BMW electric car is also available in our selection.

For whom and for what cases do we recommend Mini Lease?

In the case of companies, the purchase of new cars may take up to 2-3 months from the order until the car is put into service. In such cases, Mini Lease offers fast, inexpensive and flexible assistance.

Available for individuals and entrepreneurs!

An ideal solution for those who want to keep up with traditional lease contracts and want a shorter, more flexible rental. The number of companies using our Mini Lease service has doubled over the last six months, which is why we believe that our customers are choosing us as they get the best service in return for the best possible price.

 

Make good use of the long weekend!

This October is quite generous to us, as there are two long weekends in this month. October 23rd is Tuesday, November 1st is Thursday, so Monday October 22 and Friday November 2 is a holiday. It is worth planning visiting relatives and relaxing on these long weekends.

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It is not a trick: with these two long weekends and with only 6 days of leave, you can get a break of 16 days – of course only if the boss gives you permission. Don’t be insatiable, though; let’s see how to spend these two long weekends properly!

If weather allows you, then definitely go hiking as spring will be the next time you’ll be able to do that again. Choose a domestic or foreign destination that you like then let’s go into the wild! You can kill two birds with one stone and also visit you relatives in the countryside.

This is the best way to travel!

The most important aspects of travel include safety, comfort and cost-effectiveness. Considering all three conditions, car is the best mode of travel most of the time. Even if you have you own car, the trunk can be too little for a family trip or when you travel with a bigger group of friends there is not enough space for everybody. Short-term car rentals are an excellent solution for such cases.

By renting a car, you can spare youself a lot of costs that you could not get rid of when using our own car. These are for example, the cost of highway vignette or casco insurance. In case of a trip abroad, the assistance service available 24 hours a day ensures that you’ll be feeling safe.

You can also add amenities to the car rental: you can request a navigation system or child seat if needed. You can find these services in the Budget fleet ranging from Opel Corsa to Ford Transit nine-seater minibus.

Tips for driving in Fall

 

KÉPEKFor safe driving winter, it is not enough to replace summer tires with winter tires, more attention have to be paid to our environment and our car. On the Fallen damp leaves, the car can slip just as easily as on the ice.   Here are some tips on how to prevent accidents in Fall.

Fall season brings a significant change in driving: the amount of precipitation increases, the length of daylight is shorter and in parallel, light conditions are lowering. Accordingly, the experts advise us to drive more slowly and carefully, paying close attention to the tracking distance.

Unpredictable weather can catch people and cars unprepared: one day it was 30 degrees Celsius and the next day 10 to 15 degrees Celsius lower. In such cases, it is advisable to bring the vehicle to a service garage as soon as possible to check the brakes, lighting, running gear, fog lamps, fluid levels and safety components (e.g. airbag, seat belt, ABS, ESP, etc.). The quality and replacement of the brake fluid is also important. This is necessary every 2 years, regardless of the type of car. Also, check the windscreen wipers and the windscreen washer fluid, it should be chosen to withstand cold. And if we use the air condition for (also) dehumidification, it is worth get it cleaned and checked out.

 

Tire change, aquaplaning and tree leaves

As we approach Fall, we hear from everywhere that at less than 7 degrees Celsius we should change summer tires to the winter tires. Although tires are becoming more and more advanced, it is advisable to check them from time to time because the slippery time can challenge even the most cutting-edge tires.

During heavy rains, there can be so much water on the road that the tires can no longer squeeze out. Thus, even if the drive in the speed limit, there may be an aquaplaning phenomenon, i.e. layer of water builds between the wheels of the vehicle and the road surface. In such cases, the vehicle loses its adhesion to the road and the wheels slide as if they were on mirror ice. Such accidents can be avoided by the use of appropriate tires and reducing speed.

Mirror ice is not only caused by water flows, but also leaves. In areas where large amount of leaves fell, due to morning frost the road surface can be just as slippery as ice.

We wish you safe travel without any accidents!

(forrás:blikk.hu)

Class-bell ring!

The beginning of the school in September is a sad point in many children’s lives, but as for the parents, it means happiness! Because of sudden increase in traffic, moms and dads, however, can not respire, since their children’s inattention – their mind is still on holiday – is above than average after the long vacation.

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School officially starts on Monday, 3rd of September, which means the number of the travellers increases and so does traffic. At the beginning of school year, kids are deconcentrated, and because of that drivers have to be more careful around schools, pedestrian crossings, and at bus stops. It’s important to watch out of children running through and stepping down the streets. The increased traffic will cause longer time period of travelling in the city. In recent years, police and civil guards are constantly helping in navigating traffics around schools, kindergartens and nurseries.

We wish everyone a safe journey!

The process of car rental – international car rental

During a holiday abroad – both business trips and traveling just for fun – it can happen, that we have to rent a car. In this case, the rental process is quite similar to that of in Hungary.budget_blog

Discovering remote landscapes, or touring in the city it can be a helpful solution to have a car rented, so it is unnecessary to cross the country with a car of our own. Driving license (having at least a year), embossed credit card – Mastercard, Visa or American Express – with enough coverage on that. The amount depends from country to country. If these conditions are provided then we have two options for renting: directly from the car rental office or via a so-called aggregator website, where we can choose from many offers that of different offices.

Things to keep in mind

After we found the suitable website there are some factors that are advisable to keep in mind:

  • What is included in the price?
  • What are the terms and conditions of the insurance? (compared to the travel insurance)
  • The amount of down payment in case the car is totaled or stolen
  • Possible mileage restrictions?
  • Air conditioning, especially in the summer season
  • Is the size of the boot suitable for us?
  • Other costs/services that are not adequately indicated in the price (common examples: additional driver fees, navigation system, child car seat, snow chains, winter tires, highway fee, fuelling, additional insurance, border crossing fee)
  • Purchasing limitations of the credit card can cause that the office cannot get the appropriate amount of car hire deposit. Thus, it is advisable to raise the limit before renting.

 

Often happens that while an offer has a promising price, the car rental company does not have an office on the airport, so we have to find a transfer service or a taxi in order to get to the receiving point. In order to avoid additional costs of transferring, it is recommended to check whether the car rental company we have chosen operating an office at the airport, or not.

Useful expressions that are good to know

Border crossing fee: containing the possibility of a border crossing with a hired car. If the lessee does not indicate his intentions of border crossing and something happens with the car, then neither terms of the insurance, nor the assistance service ceases to be valid.

Additional driver fee: this kind of fee has to be paid if other passengers also want to drive the car besides the lessee. Worth to indicate at the office, because compulsory insurance validity can be extended to the additional driver, as well.

Additional insurance in Europe: basic insurance is included in the rental fee that means the lessee is responsible for the damage up to a certain amount – even in the case of theft. This is differentiated according to the category, form hundreds to thousands of Euros. The amount can be reduced if choosing additional insurance that has a two-step charge per day: downpayment reducing and downpayment redeeming. Make sure that the additional insurance covers the windshield or the tires, and how much we owe for the damage. The ferry is not covered, so it is advisable to inform about the terms and conditions of the ferry’s own insurance, before the journey.

Summer programs by car

Festivals

shutterstock_224552368_3The biggest festival in the region is the Sziget Festival, which has been organized for 25 years in every August. The multi-award-winning event offers strong musical line-up this year, too. Not only Hungary hosts similarly large-scale festivals in the region: the Serbian EXIT awaits with top-notch performers (line-up) us for carefree partying. The festival organized in Petrovaradin is only about three hours away from Budapest, and if we would like to and have the time, we can explore the region combining this with a Balkan tour. In addition, if you are going to the EXIT festival, you get a 10% discount on your Budget car rental!

Domestic vacation

Lake Balaton is the absolute summer hit! The Hungarian sea and its surroundings offer many programs throughout the summer, from beaches to cycling and gastronomy. The distance between Budapest and Siófok or Budapest and Keszthely can be covered by car in one or two hours. Of course, there are plenty of programs outside of the Hungarian Riviera: Hungary’s wine regions are awaiting visitors all year round. Eger is 1 hour 40 minutes, Villány is 2 hours, Tokaj is 2 and a half hours, and Szekszárd is one and a half hours away from Budapest. For those who want to satisfy their need for culture we recommend the Zsolnay Quarter and its programs in Pécs (2 hours 10 minutes from Budapest) or the Flower Carnival in Debrecen (2 hours 20 minutes) and the Szeged Open Air Games (2 hours).

 

Vacation abroad

 

The Croatian coast is considered an eternal classic. Holiday resorts with monarchical atmosphere such as Opatija and Rijeka (about 5 hours from Budapest), Rovinj and Porec on the Istrian peninsula (6 hours) or one of the pearls of the Dalmatian coast, Zadar (6 hours), are among the favorite holiday destinations of Hungarians.  However, the neighboring Slovenia is also magnificent: Portorož, Piran and Izola are not even six hours away from Budapest. Only 50 minutes from the Slovenian coast we can reach the Italian city of Trieste, one of the jewels of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. If you do not want to go down to the sea, we recommend Lake Bled (5 hours), and the Slovenian capital is also on the way.

Renting a car at the airport for a one-way trip

If a rented car will be picked up at the airport, it’s important to give the flight number of the aircraft, as if the flight is delayed, Budget will keep the car for us. In case of no flight number, Budget won’t be able to keep the car longer than the specified time. Giving the flight number is especially important after 7 PM, because rental stores are closing at 8 PM. After 8 PM, customers will be charged an extra 15 euros waiting fee, for each hour commenced. Are you flying from Vienna and want to reach the airport comfortably? With Budget’s One-Way service, the return trip is backed by Budget!