National Car Rental at Rome Fiumicino Airport

Rome Fiumicino Airport has various car hire companies within its terminal buildings. The airport is divided into Terminal A, B and C, and the car rental counters are situated in the Domestic and International Arrival halls. National Car Hire is available at Fiumicino Airport, and offers their customers excellent rental rates and various services that make renting a vehicle a great experience. Fiumicino Airport is the largest in Italy, and handles over 35 million passengers per year. National offers a range of services and vehicles which will suit the needs of leisure and business travelers.

Passengers arriving at Fiumicino Airport can rent a car directly from the rental counters at the airport, or National’s website is available for advance reservations. Often a pre-booked vehicle is best to ensure that your ideal choice is available. National’s website address is Their website also displays pictures of the example vehicles in each of the car categories, and plenty of information about National’s rental procedures and policies. For each of the car categories, the passenger and luggage capacities are indicated, and these should be used as a general guideline only, as each vehicle is different according to its manufacture.

There are eleven car categories offered by National at Fiumicino Airport, ranging from smaller and fuel efficient vehicles in the Economy class to larger and more spacious vehicles in the Minivan and Van categories. When renting a vehicle from National, a car category is selected, rather than a car by its specific make and model. Economy class vehicles include the Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 and the Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.2. These are ideal vehicles for city driving, as they are easy to control and easy to slide into small parking areas! They generally seat up to two adults and two children, therefore just the right size for a couple or small family. They don’t however have much space for luggage, only storing one large luggage item and one smaller item, therefore longer road trips may require a larger vehicle. Vehicles in the Compact category are of a similar size to the Economy class vehicles, although those in the Compact Wagon category have extra room for luggage, for example, the Fiat Stilo SW Active 1.9 JTD 120cv.

Vehicles in the categories of Intermediate, Midsize Specialty and Fullsize are great cars for the average sized family or business traveler, as they are slightly larger than the previous category vehicles mentioned. They generally seat up to five adults, and have room for two large items of luggage and two smaller luggage items. Examples of these vehicles include the VW Nuova Passat Comfortline 1.9, Mercedes B 200 CDI 2.0 and the Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance 2.2. Passengers who need more luggage space can choose the Fullsize Wagon category, with vehicles such as the Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance SW 2.2.

National, at Rome Fiumicino Airport, caters for those customers who require a smarter vehicle. The Mercedes E280 CDI Avangarde 2.8 is a vehicle offered in the Premium category, and this category is ideal for business renters who will need a vehicle which creates a more prestigious impression. Leisure travelers may also be interested in this category if they need a more luxurious car for a formal function, or simply enjoy the extra features that these vehicles have to offer. Larger vehicles with neat and spacious interiors are available for hire in the categories of Minivan and Van. The Fiat Ulyesses Dynamic 2.2 accommodates up to seven passengers, while the Fiat Ducato Panorama 2.8 is ideal for up to nine people. These vehicles are superb for longer distance traveling, and may be the perfect choice for the large family or for groups of travelers.

National Car Hire was established in 1947, and currently have their headquarters in St. Louis. National aims to serve the daily rental needs of the frequent airport business traveler. This car hire company was also the first to introduce a comprehensive frequent-renter program, called Emerald Club. Members of Emerald Club enjoy many exclusive benefits, such as counter bypass options and convenient e-receipts. Customers are also able to select ‘Car Choice’, which allows you to quickly choose your vehicle without worrying about lengthy paperwork, and simply drive away.

One-way hires are offered by National from most of their rental locations, and this is when you need to collect your vehicle from one location, but return it to another. Extra fees may be applicable to this service. National can offer longer-term rentals as well, with contracts between three and six months. This could be a good option for an extended holiday, or for business travelers.

National, at Fiumicino Airport, is open every day of the week between 07:00 and 23:59. Primary renters are required to be at least 21 years of age, have a valid drivers license and a major credit card. Foreign renters may need to have an International Driving Permit as well. Younger renters under the age of 25 may pay a higher rental rate than usual, in the form of a ‘Young Drivers Surcharge’, which is a rate applicable per day of rental and per listed underage driver on the rental agreement, up until a maximum of ten days. Younger drivers may also not be permitted to rent from certain vehicle categories.

More information is available from National at their Fiumicino car rental location, or on their website, at


Aeroporto Fiumicino Apt (FCOT01)
Aeroporto Leonardo Da Vinci
(Fiumicino Apt)
Rome, 00050

Telephone Number: (39) 066 501

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