Our Brands

Avis Budget Group is a provider of global transportation solutions, operating three of the most recognized brands in the industry through Avis, Budget, and Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network.

Together, our brands offer a range of options, from car and truck rental to on-demand car-sharing that bring vehicles closer to where and when customers need them. We also have one of the largest fleets of connected vehicles in our industry, and are committed to moving the future of transportation forward.

It all started in 1946 with three cars and an inspired idea: why not launch a car rental business in an airport and grow along with the booming air travel sector?

Since then, Avis has become one of the best-known and most preferred brands in the industry, with loyal customers in countries around the world. We’re continuing to build on our history of innovation, from delivering a personalized end-to-end rental experience for our customers to moving transportation solutions forward to a more sustainable future.

Offering outstanding value since it was launched in 1958, Budget is one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,500 locations in more than 120 countries.

Many customers are leisure travelers looking for a bargain, so we never stop searching for new ways to save them money – or give them an even better service. From our handy mobile booking app to our great value deals with our airline and hotel partners, we deliver new ideas and great value.

Payless Car Rental provides price-conscious leisure and business travelers with great value.

Acquired by Avis Budget Group in 2013, Payless operates around 120 rental locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. With a mixture of corporate-run and franchise locations, Payless has an extensive network of rental stores, many located at major airports.

Zipcar is the world’s leading car sharing network, with one million members. Operating across 25 cities and more than 300 campuses in Europe and North America, we get people from all walks of life moving, whether we’re renting a van to a new homeowner for an hour or the latest electric car to a student for the day.

Members simply book online or via our app, and then use their membership card to unlock their vehicle. If a customer can’t find their car, they can use their phone to honk the car’s horn.

Other Brands

Avis Budget Group also operates locally renowned rental companies in Europe, South America, and Australasia.