There is no better way to see everything Essen has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own vehicle allows you to go to the places you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next vacation to Germany even better with a National car rental.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver seat
With all there is to do in and around Essen, you'll want to take in more than the block your hotel is on during your trip. Whether you have to have dinner at the bistro that has received fantastic reviews across town or try some of the best local favorites, you'll need your own set of wheels to see as much as you can while on your vacation. No matter what you have planned while in Essen, if you want to get the most from your trip, having your auto is a must.
Originally founded by two dozen 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 compact to SUVs, allowing you to pick the best automobile for your next trip.
What you need to know for the road
How do I get the best deals on an Essen National car rental?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the lowest rates, whether you reserve your car. However, booking your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to read the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car in Essen?
You will need to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Essen?
National's minimum age to rent a car in Essen is 21. Make sure to check National's policies, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category cars especially.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Essen?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Essen. Compact or economy vehicles are easier to park and ideal for short commutes. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle is going to have more room for everyone's belongings and offer a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a dash of luxury on their Essen trip can choose the premium category to get a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Does Germany require car insurance?
In Germany you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. Many of the major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) typically offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Essen. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National requires a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip to Essen. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
What is the fuel policy on my National car rental?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You receive the car with full tank, and you should bring it back it with a full tank of gas. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring your car back to National. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Essen certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Essen.
Can I get a one-way rental from National?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your rental car at another National. However, there may be an additional fee when you choose one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Essen, having your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of Germany, you can drive when you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or memorizing a bus schedule.
Before you head out of town, book your National Essen rental car and visit all the must-see sights at your leisure. Reserve with CarRentals.com and hit the highway in Essen, Germany.