If you want to see everything Cotonou has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Don't waste your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own car enables you to go to the locations you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your upcoming getaway to Benin more enjoyable with a National car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With all there is to do in and around the Cotonou region, you'll want to explore more than just your hotel room during your trip. Whether you are dying to have dinner at that latest bistro across town or try some of the local favorites, you'll want your own car to take in as much as possible while on your vacation. Whatever you end up doing in Cotonou, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having access to your own car is key.
Founded by a couple dozen independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National provides everything compact to SUVs, allowing you to choose the best automobile for your next trip.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I find the best prices on a Cotonou National rental car?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price, whether you book. But booking your car well ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to read the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
What do I need to bring when I get my rental car in Cotonou?
Be sure to present your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's Cotonou's minimum age to rent a car?
National's minimum age to rent a car in Cotonou is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check National's policy to find out if there is an additional cost for you.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Cotonou?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Cotonou. Compact or economy vehicles are ideal for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle is going to have more room and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Cotonou trip can choose a higher-end vehicle like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in Benin?
In Benin you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can book 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 can vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
We advise a full to full policy. You pick up your National rental with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before you bring it back to National.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Cotonou definitely has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Cotonou.
Does Cotonou National offer one-way car rentals?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your vehicle at a different National. However, there may be an additional charge when you opt for one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Cotonou, having the keys to your own ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to see more of Benin, you can drive when you want to, without having to wait for the bus or hail a taxicab.
Before you head out of town, book your National Cotonou rental car and zip off to take in all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Go with CarRentals.com and cruise the road in Cotonou, Benin.