There is no better way to see everything Coimbra has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can drive anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming trip to Portugal even better with a National car rental.
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With all there is to do and see in and around Coimbra, you'll want to take in more than the block your hotel is on while on your stay. Whether you have to have dinner at the bistro that has gotten great reviews across town or try some of the local favorites, you'll want your own vehicle to see and do as much as possible during your getaway. Whatever you end up doing in Coimbra, if you wish to get the most from your trip, having access to your vehicle is key.
Originally founded by 24 independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National provides everything compact to SUVs, allowing you to pick the best automobile for your next holiday.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I get the best rates on a Coimbra National car rental?
We try to get you the best price, whether you book. But reserving ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and check the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my vehicle in Coimbra?
You'll need to bring your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Coimbra?
Most suppliers in Coimbra set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check National's policies to find out if there is an additional cost before you book.
What kind of National rental car should I get for my trip to Coimbra?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Coimbra. Compact or economy vehicles are easier to park and ideal for short commutes. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle is going to have enough room for all of you and offer a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their Coimbra vacation can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in Portugal?
In Portugal you do need to have insurance before you rent. Many major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) generally offer coverage. But many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Coimbra. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on 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 car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip to Coimbra. Please note that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the make and model of the vehicle.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You should receive your car with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car to National.
Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Coimbra?
Coimbra certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Coimbra.
Can I get a one-way rental from National?
National usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your rental at a different National. However, there is typically an additional charge when you pick one-way.
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With so much to do and see in Coimbra, having the keys to your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of Portugal, you can drive when you want to, without having to wait for the bus or hail a taxicab.
Before your next trip, book your National Coimbra rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the must-do activities at your leisure. Book with CarRentals.com and speed along the open road in Coimbra, Portugal.