If you want to see everything Charlottesville has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own vehicle enables you to go to the sites you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next vacation to Virginia even more enjoyable with a National car rental.
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Charlottesville is a perfect spot when you need to get away from rat race of a big city. Many guests come to enjoy Charlottesville's attractive setting and a town that loves their outdoor adventures. Whatever you choose to do first, you'll want to check out as much of Charlottesville as you can during your vacation. And if you need to mix it up from Charlottesville's easy-going vibes, then get behind the wheel of your National rental car and see what else is out there.
Originally founded by two dozen independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 international locations. National offers everything luxury to compact, allowing you to choose the best car for your vacation.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I get a Charlottesville National car rental at a great price?
We try to get you the lowest rates, whether you reserve your vehicle. However, getting ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to read the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
What should I carry with me when I pick up my vehicle in Charlottesville?
You'll need to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Charlottesville?
Most suppliers in Charlottesville set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Take time to go over National's policy, as there could be added fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category cars in particular.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Charlottesville?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Charlottesville. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and great for short drives. Commute times in Charlottesville average 27 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car provides a more comfortable ride. If you want to lower your emissions and save on gas, then opt for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a little luxury on their Charlottesville vacation can choose the premium category for a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Does the United States require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent in the United States. Many major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) typically cover your car rental. But many of them have limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Charlottesville. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National does require a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the make and model of the car.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
We advise a full tank policy. You pick up your National rental with the needle at "F". If you return your rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Charlottesville's small-town atmosphere certainly has its charms, however you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Charlottesville.
Can I get a one-way rental from National?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your vehicle at a different location. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you pick one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
Once you've checked off the must-do activities in Charlottesville, having your own car will allow you to see what else Virginia offers. When you're ready to check out more of Virginia, you can leave when you want to, without having to spend time waiting for the bus or wave down a taxi.
Before you head out of town, book your National Charlottesville rental car and take off to all the items on your itinerary. Go with CarRentals.com and drive the road in Charlottesville, Virginia.