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National Redwood City Reviews

Car rental rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 5 ratings


"Thanks to everybody at the National rental center in San Francisco Union Square. My experience was super efficient, everything I was hoping for."

(Reviewed on July 22, 2015 )



(Reviewed on May 16, 2014 )


"We needed to use the Roadside assistance 800 number. The staff were excellent and proceeded to get help to us quickly. Although staff at the local office did not pick up the phone for the national 800 staff, the local m..." Read more

(Reviewed on April 06, 2014 )


"I enjoyed my car and staff...but, it would be nice to have the car cleaned before renting it out...just a thought. Thanks!"

(Reviewed on March 09, 2014 )

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National Car Rentals in Redwood City: What you need to know

Redwood City is just one of many neighborhoods in San Francisco that are worth exploring, and, you will need your own car to check out everything there is to do in this city. The city buses, while inexpensive, may not drive you to exactly where you need to go. Ridesharing, like Uber or Lyft, is convenient, but you may be surprised by how many places they don't serve. Additionally, the cost of going from here to there can really add up.

If you want convenience at a good price, then you have found the best place. Founded by twenty-four independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 international locations. National provides everything SUVs to compact, allowing you to pick the ideal vehicle for your next vacation.

Frequently asked questions

How do I find the best deals on a Redwood City National rental car?

We always strives to get you the best price. Nonetheless, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking:

  • Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
  • Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

A bit of knowledge can go a long way to lower your rate.

What documents should I bring when I pick up my car rental in Redwood City?

You'll need to bring your credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What's 's minimum age to rent a car Redwood City?

National's minimum age to rent a car is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check National's policy to find out if there is an additional cost before you book.

Is there a particular car I should book for my trip?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Redwood City. If you are having trouble choosing, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
LuxuryWhen you feel like you need the bestCamaro, Chrysler 300, or similar
Minivan or SUVBig groups that need room for all their bagsDodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar
Compact CarGreat for driving in congested citiesFord Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar

Does the U.S.A. require car insurance?

When cruising through Redwood City or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. National requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through National. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with at checkout.

Although many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check National's policy before you decide.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?

National, like many other rental companies, requires a deposit when you make your reservation. The sum can vary greatly based on which vehicle you reserve. Also, make sure you have enough funds on your credit card to put down the deposit.

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

At, we suggest a full to full policy. You receive the car with the needle at "F". If you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before you return the car to National. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Why should I get unlimited miles in Redwood City?

Most suppliers offer unlimited miles, but you want to make sure it's part of your package. It's useful to know how far you want to drive so you can plan your trip ahead of time. Although most rental car suppliers offer unlimited mileage, if it isn't part of your package, those miles can pile up—and so can the extra cost. You may need unlimited miles if you are planning to discover everything that is in San Francisco.

What is there to do around Redwood City?

Once you've checked out Redwood City, you'll be happy that you have your own car. Not sure where to start your trip? If you have a set of clubs, it may be worthwhile to pack them. Head to Emerald Hills Golf Course for day on the greens.

Reserve Your Ride Today!

With everything there is to do in San Francisco, having the keys to your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to check out more of the U.S.A., you can leave wherever you like, without having to spend time waiting for the bus or wave down a cab.

Before your next business or leisure trip, book your National Redwood City rent-a-car and drive to all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Go with and hit the roads in San Francisco, California.