National

Customer ratings worldwide

8 / 10
  • Overall value for money of your rental car 7.7
  • Ease of finding rental desk or representative 7.8
  • Efficiency of the car rental agents 8.1
  • Time spent picking up the car 7.3
  • Time spent dropping off the car 8.2
  • Car cleanliness 8.5
  • Overall condition of the car 8.4

Also known as National Car Rental, this company is part of Enterprise Holdings and is based in the Greater St. Louis area. The company was established when 24 independent car rental agents decided to join forces in 1947. Primarily based in the United States, it has also expanded its business internationally and can now be found in over 2,000 different destinations across the globe. The company’s website is available not only in English but also Spanish and Portuguese.

National is one of the largest partners of DiscoverCars.com, with the two companies partnering with each other in dozens of countries across the planet, with more than 1,200 locations in total. Some of the most popular destinations where the two companies partner include France, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. DiscoverCars.com’s customers have a favorable view of National, giving the company, especially high marks for the cleanliness of its vehicles and the overall condition of its cars. In 2024, the company won our Excellent Service Award for its Cancun Airport location.

National became a part of the Enterprise group in 2007. Previously, it had itself acquired a number of car rental businesses in the US and Canada.  National has a strong focus on business travelers, and its Emerald Club loyalty program caters specifically to their needs. As a part of the Enterprise group, National has a focus on social and environmental responsibility; according to the company’s official home page, they have aligned their sustainability efforts with five of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Enterprise is known to publish an annual social, governance, and responsibility report.

Alabama
Most popular locations:

Montgomery

Alaska
Good 7.7 / 1 review
Most popular locations:

Anchorage

Good 7.7 / 1 review

Fairbanks

Juneau

Arizona
Good 7.7 / 3 reviews
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Phoenix

Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
Arkansas
Most popular locations:

Bentonville

Australia
Very good 8.5 / 55 reviews
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Brisbane

Very good 8.3 / 2 reviews
Brisbane Airport (BNE) Very good 8.3 / 2 reviews

Canberra

Very good 8.8 / 10 reviews
Canberra Airport (CBR) Very good 8.8 / 10 reviews

Gold Coast

Very good 8.4 / 4 reviews
Gold Coast Airport (OOL) Very good 8.4 / 4 reviews

Hobart

Very good 8.3 / 3 reviews
Hobart Airport (HBA) Very good 8.3 / 3 reviews

Launceston

Very good 8.3 / 3 reviews
Launceston Airport (LST) Very good 8.3 / 3 reviews

Melbourne

Very good 8.4 / 5 reviews
Melbourne Airport (MEL) Very good 8.4 / 5 reviews

Perth

Very good 8.3 / 1 review
Perth Airport (PER) Very good 8.3 / 1 review
Balearic Islands
Most popular locations:

Mallorca

Bulgaria
Most popular locations:

Sofia

California
Very good 8.2 / 27 reviews
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Los Angeles

Very good 8.4 / 14 reviews
Los Angeles Airport (LAX) Very good 8.4 / 14 reviews

Santa Ana

Canada
Very good 8.2 / 33 reviews
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Abbotsford

Very good 8.1 / 1 review
Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) Very good 8.1 / 1 review

Calgary

Very good 8.1 / 2 reviews
Calgary Airport (YYC) Very good 8.1 / 2 reviews

Charlottetown

Montreal

Very good 8.4 / 11 reviews
Montreal Airport (YUL) Very good 8.5 / 9 reviews

Toronto

Very good 8.1 / 6 reviews
Toronto Airport (YYZ) Very good 8.1 / 3 reviews
Colorado
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Denver

Durango

Costa Rica
Very good 8.5 / 33 reviews
Most popular locations:

Liberia

Very good 8.2 / 3 reviews
Liberia Airport (LIR) Very good 8.2 / 1 review

Uvita

Very good 8.2 / 1 review
Downtown Very good 8.2 / 1 review
Crete
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Chania

Heraklion

Finland
Very good 8 / 10 reviews
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Oulu

Florida
Very good 8.2 / 33 reviews
Most popular locations:

Fort Lauderdale

Good 7.9 / 1 review

Naples

Ocala

Orlando

Very good 8.4 / 9 reviews
Orlando Int. Airport (MCO) Very good 8.4 / 9 reviews

Tampa

Good 7.9 / 1 review
Tampa Airport (TPA) Good 7.9 / 1 review
France
Good 7.7 / 192 reviews
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Bergerac

Good 7.8 / 6 reviews
Bergerac Airport (EGC) Good 7.8 / 6 reviews

Bordeaux

Good 7.6 / 7 reviews
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD) Good 7.6 / 5 reviews

Calais

Marseille

Good 7.8 / 17 reviews
Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) Good 7.8 / 15 reviews

Nantes

Good 7.6 / 5 reviews
Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE) Good 7.7 / 3 reviews

Nice

Very good 8.2 / 26 reviews
Nice Airport (NCE) Very good 8.3 / 24 reviews

Paris

Good 7.6 / 40 reviews
Gare du Nord Train Station Good 7.6 / 1 review

St Malo

Good 7.6 / 1 review
St Malo Train Station Good 7.6 / 1 review

Toulouse

Good 7.6 / 6 reviews
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS) Good 7.6 / 4 reviews
Georgia
Most popular locations:

Augusta

Germany
Very good 8.7 / 113 reviews
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Frankfurt

Very good 8.8 / 21 reviews
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) Very good 8.9 / 17 reviews

Hamburg

Very good 8.4 / 5 reviews
Hamburg Airport (HAM) Very good 8.4 / 5 reviews

Hannover

Very good 8.3 / 1 review
Hannover Airport (HAJ) Very good 8.3 / 1 review

Munich

Exceptional 9.1 / 27 reviews
Munich Airport (MUC) Exceptional 9.2 / 25 reviews
Greece
Very good 8 / 20 reviews
Most popular locations:

Athens

Very good 8.3 / 6 reviews
Athens Airport (ATH) Very good 8.3 / 6 reviews

Corfu

Good 7.9 / 2 reviews
Corfu Airport (CFU) Good 7.9 / 2 reviews

Rhodes

Very good 8 / 3 reviews
Rhodes Airport (RHO) Very good 8 / 3 reviews
Hawaii
Good 7.7 / 6 reviews
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Honolulu

Good 7.7 / 5 reviews
Honolulu Airport (HNL) Good 7.8 / 4 reviews
Iceland
Very good 8.3 / 19 reviews
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Keflavik

Very good 8.3 / 19 reviews
Keflavik Airport (KEF) Very good 8.3 / 19 reviews
Idaho
Most popular locations:

Boise

Illinois
Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
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Chicago

Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
Indiana
Most popular locations:

South Bend

Italy
Good 7.9 / 34 reviews
Most popular locations:

Bari

Very good 8 / 3 reviews
Bari Airport (BRI) Very good 8 / 3 reviews

Bologna

Good 7.9 / 2 reviews
Bologna Airport (BLQ) Good 7.9 / 1 review

Florence

Good 7.9 / 2 reviews
Florence Airport (FLR) Good 7.9 / 1 review

Milan

Good 7.8 / 6 reviews
Milan Central Train Station Good 7.9 / 2 reviews

Naples

Good 7.9 / 6 reviews
Naples Airport (NAP) Good 7.9 / 5 reviews

Pisa

Rome

Good 7.9 / 3 reviews
Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) Good 7.9 / 1 review
Rome Tiburtina Train station Good 7.9 / 1 review

Venice

Good 7.9 / 2 reviews
Kentucky
Good 7.7 / 1 review
Most popular locations:

Lexington

Louisiana
Good 7.7 / 1 review
Most popular locations:

Alexandria

Baton Rouge

New Orleans

Good 7.7 / 1 review

Shreveport

Massachusetts
Good 7.7 / 1 review
Most popular locations:

Boston

Good 7.7 / 1 review
Mexico
Good 7.4 / 119 reviews
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Cancun

Good 7.6 / 67 reviews
Cancun Airport (CUN) Good 7.6 / 63 reviews

Merida

Good 7.4 / 7 reviews
Fiesta Americana Merida Hotel Good 7.4 / 1 review

San Jose del Cabo

Good 7.4 / 2 reviews
Minnesota
Good 7.7 / 1 review
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Minneapolis

Good 7.7 / 1 review
Mississippi
Most popular locations:

Gulfport

Montana
Most popular locations:

Missoula

Netherlands
Good 7.8 / 12 reviews
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Amsterdam

Good 7.8 / 12 reviews
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) Good 7.8 / 5 reviews
New Jersey
Good 7.8 / 4 reviews
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Newark

Good 7.8 / 3 reviews
North Carolina
Good 7.7 / 1 review
Most popular locations:

Greenville

Norway
Good 7.8 / 14 reviews
Most popular locations:

Oslo

Good 7.8 / 4 reviews
Oslo Airport (OSL) Good 7.8 / 4 reviews
Ohio
Most popular locations:

Dayton

Sardinia
Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
Most popular locations:

Olbia

Good 7.7 / 1 review
Olbia Airport (OLB) Good 7.7 / 1 review
Sicily
Good 7.7 / 4 reviews
Most popular locations:

Catania

Good 7.7 / 1 review

Palermo

Good 7.7 / 3 reviews
Palermo Airport (PMO) Good 7.7 / 3 reviews
Spain
Very good 8 / 195 reviews
Most popular locations:

Alicante

Very good 8.1 / 8 reviews
Alicante Airport (ALC) Very good 8.2 / 7 reviews

Barcelona

Good 7.9 / 52 reviews
Barcelona Airport (BCN) Very good 8.1 / 26 reviews

Madrid

Very good 8.1 / 29 reviews
Madrid Airport (MAD) Very good 8.2 / 12 reviews

Malaga

Good 7.9 / 22 reviews
Malaga Airport (AGP) Good 7.9 / 15 reviews
Switzerland
Very good 8.3 / 19 reviews
Most popular locations:

Geneva

Very good 8.7 / 11 reviews
Geneva Airport (GVA) Very good 8.7 / 11 reviews

Zurich

Good 7.8 / 7 reviews
Downtown Good 7.9 / 1 review
Tennessee
Good 7.7 / 1 review
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Chattanooga

Texas
Good 7.7 / 3 reviews
Most popular locations:

Brownsville

El Paso

Houston

Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
United Kingdom
Very good 8.2 / 156 reviews
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Edinburgh

Very good 8.4 / 47 reviews
Edinburgh Airport (EDI) Very good 8.5 / 22 reviews

Gatwick

Very good 8.3 / 9 reviews
London Airport Gatwick (LGW) Very good 8.3 / 9 reviews

London

Very good 8 / 38 reviews
London Airport Heathrow (LHR) Very good 8.7 / 16 reviews

Manchester

Very good 8.1 / 4 reviews
Manchester Airport (MAN) Very good 8.1 / 4 reviews

Southampton

Very good 8.1 / 9 reviews
Southampton Airport (SOU) Very good 8.2 / 5 reviews
Virginia
Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
Most popular locations:

Richmond

Washington
Good 7.7 / 1 review
Most popular locations:

Seattle

Good 7.7 / 1 review
Wisconsin
Good 7.7 / 1 review
Most popular locations:

Milwaukee

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