Compare car hire from National and other leading brands all in one place. We show you the best car rental deals in your destination direct from car hire companies and from the top booking websites too. Our filters make it easy to find the perfect vehicle, right down to the last detail. With Skyscanner you can always find the best prices. National was founded in 1947, when 24 independent car rental agencies combined forces to create a network of 60 car hire locations across the USA. They quickly built a reputation for offering “the best in localised, personal service” and were the first American car rental company to offer one-way rentals for customers planning a road trip from one city to another. They were also the first car rental company to use computers on a day-to-day basis, equipping its reservation offices with Telemax computers way back in 1966. National has always had a commitment to business travellers, but was quick to welcome the new wave of leisure travellers during the 1970’s. National was one of the first car rental agencies to start offering corporate accounts, and was the first to introduce a ‘frequent renter’ program: Emerald Club. By offering paperless express rentals as early as 1987, National were miles ahead in offering a quick and pain-free car rental experience to their customers. Their ‘Emerald Aisle’ option allows renters in 63 North American locations to bypass the rental counter completely, selecting their own vehicles without stopping for paperwork. National has won a range of awards for customer service over the years, and their loyalty program has received lots of acclaim within the industry. In 2013 National were named the best overall car rental service by Executive Travel Magazine, and were ranked highest in terms of rental car satisfaction in North American airports by the J.D. Power 2013 Rental Car Satisfaction Study. In 2014 National received further recognition, ranked highest in the Forrester Research Customer Experience Index as well as being named the J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion. National now offer cheap car hire in more than 2000 locations across the globe. Along with Alamo, National is owned by Enterprise Holdings.