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When it comes to car rental companies, there are few that are more firmly established than National, which was set up in the US in 1947. These days, it has branches all over the world, amounting to a total of more than 1,500 locations. The company is now owned by Enterprise, another trusted and long-established name in global car rental. Renting a car through National gives you a great choice of vehicles, and if you reserve via Orbitz, you may get special deals too. The other big advantage of reserving your National rental car through Orbitz is that it will be ready for you to pick up the moment you arrive in your destination.

Renting a car from National: FAQs

Have you got questions about what’s involved in renting a car through National? Read on – there’s a good chance we’ve answered them below.

How old do you have to be to rent a car with National?

There’s no one answer to this, as different countries have different rules; but in most locations, you will need to be 21 at a minimum, and will have to pay a surcharge if you’re under 25.

If you’re under 25, you may also find your choice of vehicles is more limited.

Car rental companies in the US do not impose upper age limits or mature driver surcharges, but this is the practice in some countries – if in doubt, check in advance with the National branch you’ll be renting from.

Which cars can you rent from National?

National’s wide range of rental vehicles varies depending on location, but it generally includes trucks, SUVs, vans and – of course – cars of all types.

You can keep things simple and affordable with a standard model such as a Mitsubishi Mirage, or go for something more extravagant like an Audi A3.

Environmentally-minded renters can pick up a Nissan Leaf electric car at some locations.

What documents do I need to rent from National?

Make sure you have a valid driver’s license on you at pickup, as well as a credit card. Debit card payments will sometimes be accepted, but you may need some extra documents to prove your identity.

In destinations outside the US, you’ll need your passport. In a few countries, an international driving permit is also a requirement to rent a car from National.

Contact information

If you’d like to find out more about National car rentals, the Orbitz customer service team are here to help. Get in touch through the Orbitz customer service portal and they can answer any questions you still have.

If you prefer, you can reach National using their Contact Us page, which can be found on the official National US site.

Calling from within the US? Talk to National’s customer service staff on 844-393-9989.

The US car reservations team is available on 844-382-6875.

Those who would rather talk over email can use the contact form on National’s Contact Us page.