National Car Rental at Florence Peretola Airport

National Car Hire is a popular car hire company available at Florence Airport. Their customers are guaranteed to receive the best service possible, and quality vehicles which are clean and well-maintained. Florence Airport is also known as Amerigo Vespucci Airport, or Peretola Airport, due to its location in Peretola. It is also one of the most important airports in Italy’s Tuscany region. Besides National, the car hire companies of Hertz, Sixt, Avis, Budget, Alamo, Thrifty, Easycar, Maggiore and Auto Europa can be found at this airport location.

National, at Florence Airport, is open every day of the week between the hours of 08:30 and 22:40. Customers can hire a vehicle directly from their rental counters at the airport, or even make an advanced reservation, from National’s website, at Their website displays all the vehicle categories available at Florence Airport, as well as pictures of example cars in each category. There is also an indication of the seating and luggage capacities of the categories, which can be used as a general guideline when selecting the right sized vehicle for your travel requirements. National’s website contains all the information you will need in order to arrange the perfect rental car.

There are many different vehicle categories available at National, and customers will select one of these categories when renting a vehicle rather than a car by its specific make and model. All cars are priced, booked and controlled by car category. Vehicles in the Economy category are often a popular choice amongst many renters, as they are affordable, small and practical, and very light on fuel. They are also easy to drive and easy to park! National offers the Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 and Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.2 as example vehicles in this category, and they generally seat up to two adults and two children, making them ideal for couples or a small family. However, they only have room for one large luggage item and one smaller luggage item, therefore a larger vehicle may be more suitable for longer road trips. Vehicles in the Compact category at National are of a similar size to those in the Economy category, and feature the Alfa 147 JTD M-Jet Progression 1.6.

There is also the category of Compact Wagon, with vehicles such as the Fiat Stilo SW Active 1.9 JTD 120cv, and a wagon or estate type vehicle is always a good choice if you are traveling with a heavy luggage load. Compact Wagon and Intermediate Wagon vehicles store up to two large luggage pieces and two smaller luggage items, while vehicles in the Fullsize Wagon category store up to four large luggage items and two smaller items. The Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance SW 2.2 is an example vehicle in the Fullsize Wagon category, and the Fiat Croma Dynamic is available in the Intermediate category.

Vehicles which are ideal for five people can be hired from the categories of Intermediate, Midsize Specialty and Fullsize. These may be the ideal sized vehicles for average sized families or even business renters. They also have reasonably room for luggage. The VW Nuova Passat Comfortline 1.9 is available in the Intermediate category, the Mercedes B 200 CDI 2.0 is found in the Midsize Specialty category, and the Fullsize category features the Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance 2.2 as an example vehicle.

Business passengers arriving at Florence Airport may be interested in the Premium category, as these vehicles offer more style, elegance and luxury features than the ordinary rented vehicle. They are sure to create an excellent impression at any prestigious business function. The Mercedes E280 CDI Avangarde 2.8 is offered by National in this category. Customers who require a really large vehicle have choices at National as well. There are two categories with larger sized vehicles – Minivan and Van. Minivan vehicles include the Fiat Ulyesses Dynamic 2.0, seating up to seven people, and the Van category contains vehicles which can seat up to nine people, such as the Fiat Ducato Panorama 2.8.

National Car Hire was founded in 1947, and currently have their headquarters in St. Louis. They are an internationally recognized brand which aims to serve the needs of the frequent airport business traveler. Over the years National has made their mark in the car rental industry. In the 1970’s they helped pioneer the corporate-account business, and in 1987 they introduced the first comprehensive frequent-renter program, called Emerald Club. Members of Emerald Club enjoy many exclusive benefits and discounts, including counter bypass options and convenient e-receipts.

National, at Florence Airport, offers one-way hires and longer term rentals. A one-way hire is when a customer is allowed to collect the rental car from one National location, but then return it to another. Longer term rentals can be arranged with contracts ranging from three to six months, an ideal option for businesses who require a more lengthy reservation.

National requires the primary renter of a vehicle to be at least 21 years of age, and be in possession of a valid drivers license. A drivers license must have been held by the individual for at least a year in his/her country of residence. UK drivers are required to have both parts of their driving license available, and foreign renters may be required to have an International Driving Permit. Younger drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 may pay a higher rental rate than usual, in the form of a ‘Young Driver Fee’, and this is a rate applicable to each day of rental, and each driver registered on the rental agreement, up until a maximum of ten days. Drivers in this age group may also not be permitted to rent certain vehicle categories. Primary renters should have a major credit card in their own name in order to pay for the rental, and cards accepted by National include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa.

Additional details are available on National’s website, or customers can contact National directly, at their Florence Airport rental location.


Florence Peretola Airport (FLRT01)
Peretola Apt
Florence, 1234

Telephone Numbers: (39)055 311 256

Fax Number: (39)055 309 602

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