National Car Rental at Genova Airport

National is one of the major car hire companies which can be found at Genoa Airport. Their rental counters are situated in the arrivals area of the airport’s single terminal building, and they offer a wide range of quality vehicles at very reasonable rental rates. Genoa Airport, also known as Cristoforo Colombo Airport, is only 6 km away from the city of Genoa, and a rented vehicle is perfect for exploring the outskirts of Genoa and its surrounding areas. Other car hire companies at the airport include Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Alamo, Easycar and Budget.

Vehicles can be hired directly from National’s counters at Genoa Airport, or reservations can be made in advance from their website. Their website has a list of all the vehicles available at this location, including pictures of example cars in each category. It also offers plenty of information about the procedures of renting a vehicle. National’s website is at

All vehicles hired by National are divided into various different car categories, and customers will choose one of these categories when renting a vehicle rather than a car by its specific make and model. The seating and luggage capacities indicated for each category is not guaranteed, as they are subject to the manufacturer’s make and model of vehicle. They should only be used as a general guideline. There are eleven car categories available at National, Genoa Airport, and these range from smaller vehicles in the Economy category to large vehicles in the Van category. Economy vehicles are very popular amongst many renters, as they are extremely light on fuel. Examples of these vehicles are the Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 and the Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.2, and they are capable of seating up to two adults and two children. Compact vehicles are also smaller sized cars, and include the Alfa 147 JTD M-Jet Progression 1.6. The vehicles mentioned above don’t have that much room for luggage, but there are vehicles in the Compact Wagon category which have a bit more storage space, such as the Fiat Stilo SW Active 1.9 JTD 120cv.

Wagons, or estate vehicles, are also available in the categories of Intermediate Wagon and Fullsize Wagon. These vehicles can seat up to five adults and store between two and four large suitcases, as well as a few smaller items of luggage. The Fiat Croma Dynamic MJT 1.9 and Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance SW 2.2 are example vehicles in these categories. Larger vehicles that are perfect for families who require extra space, or for groups of friends traveling together, can be hired from the Minivan and Van categories. The Fiat Ulyesses Dynamic 2.0 is ideal for up to seven people, and the Fiat Ducato Panorama 2.8 can accommodate up to nine passengers.

Premium vehicles are also offered for hire from National at Genoa Airport, and these are vehicles which are perfect for formal or important business occasions. They are smart and stylish, and more luxurious than the average rented car. Examples in this category include the Mercedes E280 CDI Avangarde 2.8.

National Car Hire was established in 1947, and currently have their headquarters in St. Louis. They are an internationally recognized brand, and aim to meet the daily rental needs of the frequent airport business traveler. National is also a part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar, which makes them one of the world’s largest car rental networks. They were the first car hire company to introduce a comprehensive frequent-renter program in 1987, which was named Emerald Club. Today, members of Emerald Club enjoy many exclusive benefits, can bypass the counter and enjoy the convenience of automatic e-receipts. Car Choice allows customers to reserve their vehicles without the need to fill out any lengthy paperwork, and simply drive away.

Primary renters at National, Genoa Airport, are required to be at least 21 years of age, and have a valid drivers license. In some cases an International Driving Permit may be necessary, and drivers from the UK need to have both parts of their license available. Younger drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 might pay a higher rental rate than older drivers, and may also not be allowed to rent vehicles from certain car categories. These may be specialty type vehicles, convertibles or larger sized vehicles such as SUVs or Minivans. A major credit card is required to pay for the rental, and these include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa. Cash, checks and debit cards are not usually accepted.

National, at Genoa Airport, is open from 07:30 to 23:59, Monday to Saturday, and on Sunday they are open from 08:00 to 23:59. More information can be acquired from this rental location, or customers can visit National’s website.


Genova Airport (GOAT01)
Cristoforo Colombo Apt
Genova, 1234

Telephone Number: 39-010-651-2467

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  • Free Cancellations
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