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National Car Rentals in Ithaca: All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Ithaca 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 vehicle, you can go wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming trip to New York more enjoyable with a National rental car.

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Ithaca is a perfect spot when you need to get away from hustle and bustle of a big city. Many tourists come to take advantage of Ithaca's outdoor activities around every corner. Of course, this city is known for more like its terrific year-round weather. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to take in as much of Ithaca as you can during your vacation. And if you need to mix it up from Ithaca's easy-going vibes, then jump behind the wheel of your National rental car and see what else is out there.

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

Frequently asked questions

How do I get an Ithaca National rental car at a great rate?

We strive to get you the best rates, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. However, reserving your car ahead of your visit can help you save even more. Be sure to go over 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 rental in Ithaca?

Make sure to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What's Ithaca's minimum age to rent a car?

Most suppliers in Ithaca set the minimum age to rent a car at 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 Ithaca?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Ithaca. Economy or compact cars are easier to park and great for short drives. Commute times in Ithaca average 34 minutes, so you may find a mid-size car or SUV more comfortable. If you want to decrease your emissions and save on gas, then opt for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a touch of luxury on their Ithaca vacation can choose a higher-end model like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 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. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?

National requires 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 Ithaca. Please note that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the make and model of the vehicle.

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

At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You pick up your National rental with full tank, and you should bring it back it with a full tank. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you bring it back to National. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Ithaca?

Ithaca's small-town atmosphere certainly has its charms, however you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Ithaca.

Can I get a one-way rental from National?

National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to return your rental car at a different location. However, there is typically an additional fee when you opt for one-way.

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Once you've explored the must-see sights in Ithaca, having access to your own vehicle will allow you to see what else New York offers. When you are ready to explore more of New York, you can go wherever you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or having to be committed to a bus schedule.

Before you head out of town, book your National Ithaca car rental and visit all the must-see sights. Reserve with CarRentals.com and hit the open road in Ithaca, New York.