If you want to see everything Portland has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own ride, you can go anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming trip to Maine even more enjoyable with a National rental car.
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Portland is a perfect destination when you want a break from busyness of a big city. Many tourists come to check out Portland's attractive setting. No matter what you choose to do first, you'll want to take in as much of Portland as you can during your road trip. And if you need to see what else is around Portland, then jump behind the wheel of your National car rental and see what else is out there.
Originally founded by 24 independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 international locations. National provides everything luxury to compact, allowing you to choose the best ride for your vacation.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get the best prices on a Portland National rental car?
We try to get you the best price, no matter when you book. But reserving well ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and check the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
What should I have with me when I get my car rental in Portland?
You'll need to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Portland's minimum age to rent a car?
Most suppliers in Portland require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Take time to check National's policies, as there may be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category rentals in particular.
What kind of National rental car should I get for my trip to Portland?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Portland. Economy or compact cars are easier to park and ideal for short commutes. Commute times in Portland average 30 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car more comfortable. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then choose a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Portland getaway can choose a higher-end vehicle like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in the United States. Many of the major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Portland. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National does require a deposit when you book your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your rental for your trip to Portland. 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 recommend a full to full policy. You should get your car with full tank, and you should return it filled up. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Portland's small-town atmosphere certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Portland.
Does Portland National offer one-way car rentals?
National typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your rental at another National. Be aware there is typically an additional charge when you pick one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Portland, having the keys to your own vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to check out more of Maine, you can drive when you like, without having to coordinate a ride-share or wait for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your National Portland rental car and visit all the must-do activities. Book with CarRentals.com and hit the open road in Portland, Maine.