National Car Hire at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

National Car Rental Agency Company was founded in 1947 in Missouri with a mission to provide exceptional car rental services to customers at affordable prices. Today, National has over 1,500 locations in more than 30 countries, making it one of the world's leading car rental companies.

At Charlotte Douglas Airport, National provides an extensive selection of vehicles to meet each individual's needs and budget. You can even customise your rental with extra features like GPS navigation, child seats and roadside assistance. Plus, their excellent customer service will make sure your rental experience is smooth and stress free. Don't wait - select National for the convenience and reliability synonymous with one of the world's top car hire companies.

National is a reliable and respected car rental company, offering an extensive fleet of vehicles, attractive pricing, and unparalleled customer service. Whether you're in Charlotte for business or leisure, their mission is to ensure a smooth and pleasant car rental experience.

National Car rental Charlotte Douglas Airport

Why Choose National at CLT?

World-Class Customer Service

National does their utmost to place a high emphasis on delivering exceptional customer service. Their dedicated team of professionals is always available to answer any questions or address any concerns throughout your rental journey, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish.

Diverse Selection of Vehicles

National boasts an expansive range of vehicles to cater to every traveller's needs and preferences. Their fleet includes:

  • Affordable economy and compact cars for budget-conscious travellers
  • Spacious mid-size and full-size sedans for a comfortable ride
  • Roomy SUVs and minivans for family vacations and group travel
  • Luxurious premium and luxury vehicles for a more refined experience
  • Electric Vehicles of numerous varieties for the eco-conscious

Convenient Pick Up and Drop Off

The National car facility at Charlotte Douglas International Airport is strategically situated on Level 2 of the Hourly Deck. Simply follow the airport signs from the arrivals and baggage claim area to locate the National counter. When it's time to return your vehicle, follow the rental car return signs at the airport.

Customised Rental Solutions

National understands that each customer has unique needs. That's why they offer tailored rental options, such as one-way rentals, allowing you to pick up your vehicle at CLT and return it to another National location. They also provide long term rentals for customers requiring a vehicle for an extended period.

Reservation and Requirements

Reserve Your Vehicle

We recommend booking your National rental car in advance through Charlotte Douglas Airport to ensure availability and the best rates. Alternatively, you can contact National directly to make enquiries by phone on  (+1) 0800 121 8303.

Driver Requirements

As is standard across the US, to rent a car from National at CLT, drivers must:

  • Be at least 25 years old (drivers aged 21-24 may be subject to additional fees)
  • Hold a valid driver's licence (international driver's licences are accepted)
  • Present a credit or debit card in the driver's name for payment and security deposit
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Emerald Club Loyalty Program

Elevate your car rental experience by joining the Emerald Club Loyalty Program. Membership benefits include:

  • Expedited check-in and check-out process
  • Access to exclusive promotions and special offers
  • Earn rewards for free rental days

National Car Hire looks forward to serving you at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Reserve your vehicle today and let them help make your trip to Charlotte an epic one.


    What vehicle brands are available from National, and what is cheapest?

    Some of the vehicles currently available from National include:

    • Mini (Toyota Aygo)
    • Compact (Ford Focus)
    • Premium (Mercedes C-Class)
    • Economy (Vauxhall Corsa)
    • Standard (Vauxhall Insignia)
    • Compact Electric (Nissan Leaf)

    The price and deal that's right for your journey will vary depending on the vehicle chosen and the particulars of your trip. To make it easier to get what you need, try a fast and easy search with CLT.

    Late or unattended returns.

    National typically grants a 29 minute grace for daily rentals. If the vehicle is brought back within 2 ½ hours after the rental time on a subsequent day, you will be liable to hourly charges. If the car is returned more than 2 ½ hours later, you'll be billed an extra day's rental charge.

    If a customer returns a vehicle after a branch's closing time, they are responsible for the vehicle until it is checked in on the following business day.

    Can I leave my car at another National car rental facility?

    National car rental provides an easy way to rent a car on a one way basis. This means you can rent from one location and bring it back to another without any hassle. A one time fee may be added on to the rental, which will be noted when booking online. This must be paid upon collection.

    Does National have any electric vehicles for rental?

    From compact electrical SUVs like the Hyundai Kona, to the Tesla 3 Sedan, National has a great range of EVs for tourists keen to reduce their carbon footprint. They encourage you to check for specific models at specific locations and to view their availability before you travel.

    Fuel, damage, feedback and complaints.

    There are 3 National fuel options available: Prepaid fuel permits the renter to pay for a full tank of gas at the time of rental. No reimbursements are available for any unutilised fuel. Alternatively renters can make payment to National for the gasoline used without needing to replace it. Note that prices per gallon will be higher than those found locally. The third option is you refill the vehicle with a full tank of gas before returning it to the National facility.

    You will be liable for any damage sustained to the vehicle while it is within your possession.

    If for any reason you feel like you need to contact National customer service because you have any issues with your car hire experience, they encourage you to contact them on (+1) 0800 121 8303 and they will be happy to assist you.

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