There is no better way to see everything Heidelberg has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Don't spend your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own car, you can go anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming trip to Germany more enjoyable with a National car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With everything to do and see in and around Heidelberg, you'll be wanting to explore more than the area surrounding your hotel while on your trip. Whether you have to check out that new bistro across town or see some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own auto to see as much as you can during your trip. No matter what you have planned while in Heidelberg, if you wish to get the most from your trip to the city, having your automobile 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 offers everything luxury to compact, allowing you to choose the best ride for your next vacation.
What you need to know before you go
How do I find the best prices on a Heidelberg National car rental?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the lowest price, whether you book. But booking ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to check the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What should I have with me when I pick up my rental car in Heidelberg?
Make sure to carry with you your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Heidelberg?
National's minimum age to rent a car in Heidelberg is 21. Make sure to review National's policies, as there may be additional fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category rentals especially.
What kind of National rental car should I get for my trip to Heidelberg?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Heidelberg. Compact or economy automobiles are easier to park and good for short drives. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a mid-size vehicle or SUV will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride on longer commutes. Those looking for a dash of extravagance on their Heidelberg getaway can choose the premium category to get a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in Germany?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from National in Germany. Many major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Heidelberg. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National does require a deposit when you reserve your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the vehicle.
Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank. But, if you return the rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you bring it back to National. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Heidelberg certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Heidelberg?
National typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to drop off your vehicle at another location. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you pick one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Heidelberg, having access to your own auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of Germany, you can go wherever you want to, without trying to wave down a taxi or sign up for a ride-share.
Before your next business or leisure venture, book your National Heidelberg rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your own pace. Reserve with CarRentals.com and cruise the open road in Heidelberg, Germany.