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National Car Rentals in Des Moines: All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Des Moines has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Don't waste your 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, whenever you want. Make your upcoming trip to Iowa even better with a National rental car.

Why drive with CarRentals.com?

With over two-hundred thousand people, Des Moines is a city that has plenty going on. Many visitors come to admire Des Moines's scenery that draws visitors from all over the country. But you may have your sights set on taking in its national parks close by. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to take in as much of Des Moines as you can during your vacation. And with your National rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.

Founded by 24 independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 international locations. National offers everything economy to luxury cars, allowing you to choose the best vehicle for your next getaway.

Frequently asked questions

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

CarRentals.com strives to get you the best rates, whether you reserve your car. But getting ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and read the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.

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

You will need to carry with you your driver's license and a credit card in your name.

What's the minimum age to rent a car in Des Moines?

Most suppliers in Des Moines require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Make sure to review National's policies, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category cars especially.

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

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Des Moines. Compact or economy automobiles are easier to park and great for short commutes. Commute times in Des Moines are close to 28 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car more comfortable. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then choose a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their Des Moines vacation can choose a higher-end model like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?

In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent from National. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, 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 issuer's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a United States 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 car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip to Des Moines. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly based on the make and model of the rental.

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

We advise a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with full tank, and you should bring it back it topped off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Des Moines has enough to keep you entertained, but you may want to head to nearby cities to find out what else Iowa has to offer. You can explore the rest of the region free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Des Moines.

Does Des Moines National offer one-way car rentals?

National usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to drop off your rental at another location. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you opt for one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Des Moines, having the keys to your own vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of Iowa, you can drive when you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.

Before you head out of town, book your National Des Moines rental car and take off to all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Book through CarRentals.com and drive the highway in Des Moines, Iowa.