There is no better way to see everything Lake Charles has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own vehicle, you can go anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your next trip to Louisiana even more enjoyable with a National rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
Lake Charles is a perfect destination when you need some respite from hustle and bustle of a big city. Guests come to enjoy Lake Charles's revitalized downtown and its photo-worthy scenery. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to take in as much of Lake Charles as you can during your road trip. If you need to mix it up from Lake Charles's easy-going vibes, then jump in the driver's seat of your National rental car and see what else is out there.
Originally founded by two dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything SUVs to economy, allowing you to choose the best car for your upcoming holiday.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get the best rates on a Lake Charles National car rental?
We strive to get you the lowest rates, whether you reserve your car. But reserving ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Make sure to go over the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my car rental in Lake Charles?
You'll need to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Lake Charles?
Most suppliers in Lake Charles set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check National's policies to find out if there is an additional cost before you book.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Lake Charles?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Lake Charles. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and good for short commutes. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or a sedan is going to have enough room for all of you and be a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Lake Charles trip can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does the United States require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in the United States. 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 larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Additionally, 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 reserve your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly based on the make and model of the vehicle.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
We encourage 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. If you want to save some money, 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.
Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Lake Charles?
Lake Charles has plenty to keep you entertained, but you may want to drive to nearby cities to see what else Louisiana has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits once you've gone out downtown or checked off all the activities in Lake Charles.
Does Lake Charles National offer one-way car rentals?
National typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your vehicle at a different location. Be aware there may be an additional charge when you pick one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Lake Charles, having access to your own vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of Louisiana, you can go wherever you like, 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 Lake Charles rental car and visit all the items on your itinerary at your own pace. Reserve through CarRentals.com and drive the road in Lake Charles, Louisiana.