National Car Rental at Bologna Airport

There are a quite a few car hire companies in the Bologna Airport terminal building, from where passengers can rent quality vehicles. National offers their services from Bologna Airport, and can be found in the arrivals area. National is a worldwide company with low rental rates and various car hire options.

National Bologna Airport customers can arrange their vehicles directly from National’s rental counters at the Airport, or in advance, from National’s website, at The arrivals area of the airport is on the ground floor of the terminal, and National’s rental counters are open from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 08:00 and 23:30, and over the weekend from 08:00 to 22:00. Many passengers actually prefer to hire a vehicle online, as it more convenient to make the arrangements from the comfort of their own home. An advanced booking will also ensure that the vehicle you need is waiting for your arrival at the airport, and that you receive any additional items of equipment you require, such as a child car seat or satellite navigation system. National’s website has all the information you will need in terms of their vehicles and their rental procedures and policies. The hired vehicles at Bologna Airport can be collected from the P2 Multi-storey car park, on Level 1.

All vehicles at National are priced, booked and controlled by car category, and not by a vehicle’s specific make and model. In other words, customers will select a car category when hiring a vehicle, and not a car by its specific model of manufacture. Examples of vehicles in each category can be viewed on National’s website, and there are also details of the vehicles’ luggage and passenger capacities, which can be used as a general guideline when choosing the right sized vehicle.

The Economy category at National consists of smaller sized cars such as the Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 and the Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.2. Although these vehicles are said to seat five passengers, they don’t offer a lot of interior space or room for luggage, and families may require a slightly larger vehicle. They are ideal however for single drivers, couples or small families who don’t have many luggage items. They are also a good choice if you need a car for the city. Longer travels may require a more comfortably sized vehicle. The Ford Fiesta in this category is a little more fancy, with air conditioning, ABS brakes and a radio/cassette player. Compact vehicles are also quite popular for smaller sized cars, and include the Alfa 147 JTD M-Jet Progression 1.6.

National’s categories of Intermediate, Midsize Specialty and Fullsize contain larger sized vehicles, all seating up to five passengers. These cars also have more interior space, and larger areas for storing luggage. They are very comfortable cars, and a good choice for all types of driving. The VW Nuova Passat Comfortline 1.9 is an example vehicle in the Intermediate category, while the Mercedes B 200 CDI 2.0 is found in the Midsize Specialty category. Vehicles in the Fullsize category all come with an automatic transmission, which many passengers find to be very convenient, especially if they are used to driving an automatic vehicle at home. Fullsize vehicles include the Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance 2.2. Families may also enjoy a station wagon, such as the Fiat Croma Dynamic MJT 1.9 or the Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance SW 2.2, which is a vehicle able to store six luggage items.

More vehicles with an automatic transmission can be hired from the Premium category, and these vehicles are an excellent choice for business renters as well, as they are more elegant than the usual rented car. For something a bit larger, the Fiat Ulyesses Dynamic 2.0 seats up to seven people, and the Fiat Ducato Panorama 2.8 seats up to nine passengers. Both of these vehicles have a manual transmission and are ideal for groups of travelers or larger families who need a more spacious vehicle.

National Car Hire has over fifty years of experience in the car hire industry, and is an internationally recognized brand with rental locations all over the world. National is also part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar, and together, these two companies form the largest car rental network in the world. In the 1970’s National helped pioneer the corporate-account business, and in the later 1980’s, National introduced the first comprehensive frequent-renter program, by the name of Emerald Club. Emerald Club members enjoy all sorts of benefits and discounts when they hire a vehicle from National.

National’s primary renters should be no less than 21 years of age, hold a valid drivers license, and have a major credit card in their name in order to pay for the rental. Customers can contact National, at Bologna Airport, for all further enquiries.

Address:        Bologna – Guglielmo Marconi Apt (BLQT01)
                      Aeroporto Guglielmo Marconi
                      Bologna, 40132
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