There is no better way to see everything Ottawa has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own car, you can go anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your next trip to Canada even better with a National rental car.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver's seat
With all there is to do in and around Ottawa, you'll want to take in more than your hotel room while on your trip. Whether you have to have dinner at that well-reviewed restaurant across town or try some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own auto to take in as much as you can while on your trip. Wherever you drive to in Ottawa, if you wish to get the most from your trip Canada, having access to your automobile is key.
Founded by a couple dozen 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 SUVs to compact, allowing you to pick the best vehicle for your getaway.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I get an Ottawa National car rental at a great price?
We try to get you the lowest rates, whether you book. But getting ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to check the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What should I carry with me when I pick up my rental car in Ottawa?
Be sure to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Ottawa?
National's minimum age to rent a car in Ottawa is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check National's policies to find out what the total cost is before you book.
What kind of National rental car should I get for my trip to Ottawa?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Ottawa. Economy or compact cars are easier to park and great for short drives. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a SUV or a sedan will have more room and offer a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Ottawa vacation can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Does Canada require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent from National in Canada. Many major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Ottawa. Otherwise, as a U.S. 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 requires a deposit when you book your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip to Ottawa. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the make and model of the rental.
What is the fuel policy on my National car rental?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You receive the car with full tank, and you should return it topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to National.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Ottawa certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road after you've checked off all the activities in Ottawa.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Ottawa?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your rental car at another location. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Ottawa, having the keys to your own vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to check out more of Canada, you can go wherever you like, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or figuring out a bus schedule.
Before you head out of town, book your National Ottawa car rental and zip off to take in all the must-do activities at your leisure. Reserve through CarRentals.com and hit the road in Ottawa, Canada.