Celebrating 50 years of low cost car hire

Founded by Morris Mirkin in 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA Budget Rent-a-Car was a car hire company aimed at the "budget-minded" traveller.

With other on-airport competitors charging $10 a day and 10 cents a mile, by operating off-airport and offering cheaper rates than its on-airport competitors Budget broke into the already crowded car hire market. In the first year, Morris and his wife single-handedly managed a fleet of 10 cars available for $4 a day and 4 cents a mile.

Budget Car Rental has grown to become one of the top three car companies worldwide, operating more than 3,400 locations, including over 800 airports, in over 128 countries.

Budget Rent-a-Car has continued to stay true to its name, providing renters with the same value for money, quality service.