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National car rentals in Hamburg: All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Hamburg has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own ride, you can drive anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming trip to Germany more enjoyable with a National rental car.

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With everything to do in and around Hamburg, you'll want to explore more than just your hotel room while on your stay. Whether you are wishing to try the restaurant that has gotten great reviews across town or see some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own car to see and do as much as possible while on your vacation. No matter what you have planned while in Hamburg, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having your vehicle is key.

Founded by a couple dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 international locations. National offers everything compact to SUVs, allowing you to choose the best car for your getaway.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get a Hamburg National rental car at a great rate?

CarRentals.com strives to get you the best price, whether you book. But getting your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to check the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.

Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in Hamburg?

Make sure to bring your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Hamburg?

National's minimum age to rent a car in Hamburg is 21. Make sure to review National's policy, as there could be additional fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category vehicles especially.

What kind of National rental car should I get for my trip to Hamburg?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Hamburg. Economy or compact vehicles are ideal for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a sedan or SUV will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Hamburg vacation can choose a higher-end model like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.

Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Germany?

You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in Germany. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?

National does require a deposit when you book your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip to Hamburg. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the model and make of the vehicle.

Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?

We recommend a full to full policy. You should get into your automobile with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to National. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Hamburg?

Hamburg certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road after you've checked off all the activities in Hamburg.

Does National offer one-way rentals in Hamburg?

National usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your vehicle at another location. Be aware there is typically an additional charge when you opt for one-way.

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With so much to do and see in Hamburg, having access to an auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to check out more of Germany, you can drive when you like, without having to spend time waiting for the bus or signal for a taxi.

Before your next vacation, book your National Hamburg car rental and visit all the items on your itinerary. Book through CarRentals.com and speed along the streets in Hamburg, Germany.