Book National hire cars in Victoria

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National car hire prices in Victoria

Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
People mover
Passenger van
SUV
Commercial
Pick-up truck

Pros

" with low mileage"(in 349 reviews)
"Easy off"(in 174 reviews)
", with great efficiency."(in 185 reviews)

Cons

"No despite confirmation."(in 276 reviews)
" had terrible smell."(in 269 reviews)
"the I reserved wasn't available."(in 269 reviews)

Reviews for National in Victoria

Overall rating8.2 Very GoodBased on 96 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Overall
8.2
Pick-up/Drop-off
8.2
Value for money
7.8

Recent reviews

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10.0
I made the mistake of making my reservation downtown Victoria which the National employee caught that mistake, since i was at the airport ready to pick up the van. He helped me a great deal by finding me a van available at the airport so I could not be more grateful! Very polite, kind, helpful and provided a lot of information to a newcomer to Victoria! I would rent a vehicle from them again!Reviewed 22 Jun 2023
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7.6
Cons:There were scratches on the car that weren't reported.Reviewed 6 Oct 2020
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10.0
Pros:Friendly staff, excellent location, nice comfortable vehicle.Cons:A little difficult to return the vehicle due to one way roads not easily maneuverable but on the 2nd go-around we figured out how to get into the lot and through the road construction. Nice staff, but they really scrutinize the vehicle so take pictures before you drive off the lot.Reviewed 25 Dec 2019
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7.6
Pros:The drop off was convenient.Cons:We went to National twice after driving a distance to get there and were not able to add a second driver either time. Misinformation, computer system down, nobody there. Very frustrating,.Reviewed 29 Jul 2019
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3.6
Cons:Damage check when returning felt like a criminal investigation. It ended up fine, but seemed like they were really trying to find insignificant damage to hold you accountable for. They also shadily dodged questions about the gas fill up requirements.Reviewed 23 Jul 2019
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2.0
Pros:The whole experience was awful, I will never use national car rentals again.Cons:The customer service and managementReviewed 2 Jul 2019
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8.4
Pros:Car was clean.Cons:This office has a weird after hours dropoff policy: you are "responsible for the car" even when you drop the keys off in their lock box. In short: you're responsible for any damage even after you "return" the car until they have someone process your return.Reviewed 5 Jun 2019
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10.0
Pros:The flexibility of 'drop-off locations' is what I appreciate. Other companies charge an additional amount if the car is dropped off at a location that is different from the locations where the car was picked up. National does not and there are several lots in the Greater Victoria area to use.Cons:The $300 deposit required when the car is picked up was a surprise. It is meant to cover outstanding claims (like parking or speeding tickets) and is becoming the standard for all rental companies, but it was still an unexpected surprise and should have been stated up front when the car was booked.Reviewed 5 Jun 2019
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9.6
Pros:No wait to pickup or drop off. No pressure to buy add-ons like "prepay fuel" or extra insurancesCons:Parking lot is really tiny (a bit annoying to inspect the car because of how close it ends up being parked next to other cars) but not really an issue.Reviewed 4 Jun 2019
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2.0
Pros:N/ACons:Having previously worked for their parent company, I've seen some poor looking offices, but this took the cake. It was a tiny, rundown, modular structure that was a wreck inside. When we finally found someone they wouldn't even try our cards because they don't take US credit/debit.Reviewed 1 Jun 2019
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10.0
Pros:Super convenient and speedy service. We were up and on our way within 10 minutes!Reviewed 23 May 2019
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8.4
Pros:The picking up of the car was super easy and the staff were very helpful.Cons:The drop off was not very clear where to go to return the key - also it was difficult to find a gas station near the airportReviewed 19 May 2019
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Where can I find National hire cars in Victoria?

Address

727 Courtney Street

Hours

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
Sunday07:30 - 17:30

Phone

+1 250 386 1213

Address

2898 Douglas St

Hours

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 16:30

Phone

+1 250 386 1828

Address

1640 Electra Blvd

Hours

Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
Sunday06:30 - 23:59

Phone

+1 250 656 2541

Address

1721 Old Island Highway

Hours

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 16:30

Phone

+1 250 479 0036

Good to know

Most popular location

727 Courtney Street

Most popular car type

Mini

Top tips for hiring a car from National in Victoria

  • You will require a rental car if you are to tour the attraction sites in Victoria. Royal BC Museum, Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle, The Butchart Gardens and Victoria Bug Zoo are some of the many attraction sites you can access with your rented ride. National car rentals have got several vehicle categories to hire, with SUVs largely recommended for tourist families, compacts are for couples’ consideration and economy are quite suitable for solo travellers.
  • There are no restrictions to only drive National car rentals in Victoria but you can travel across the other Canadian provinces as well. The car rentals also allow for car travels into the United States from Canada. National car rentals in Victoria can be driven through to all over continental US cities without any restrictions. Travels to Mexico however, requires customers to get additional insurance cover for the vehicles. The customers are also required to make prior contact with the Mexican branch to determine limitations.
  • If you are a disabled customer, National car rentals offer adapted rental cars to meet your special needs. You will however, be required to inform the booking office in advance so that they can make prior arrangements to have your vehicle personalized and have any necessary adaptive devices added. The provider provides for adaptive devices such as left foot accelerators, spinner knobs, pedal extenders, and hand controls. There is no additional charge for the surrogate drivers accompanying disabled customers.
  • National car rental has several locations in Victoria. Some of the locations are as follows: at 727 Courtney Street, 2898 Douglas Street, 1721 Island Hwy, North Saanich, and at 1640 Electra Blvd. If you are flying into Victoria Airport (XYJ) then you will find a National car rental at 1640 Electra Blvd. If you are a customer travelling to Victoria using any other available means of transport then you may use the other pick-up locations for National car rentals.
  • Mini car hire from National in Victoria are around -46% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from National in Victoria

  • Where is the best pickup location for National car rentals in Victoria?

    The best pickup location for National car rentals in Victoria is at Victoria Airport (XYJ). If you are flying into Victoria then Victoria Airport (XYJ) is the best place to get your rental car. There are several rental cars available at this location and so you will be able to get a car of your choice. To get to the car rental station at this airport, head into the Arrivals Hall from the security checkpoint. If you are looking to get a vehicle at this location then head to 1640 Electra Blvd, Suite 132. You will then easily find a National car rental desk available at this location.

  • What are the different car rental benefits or amenities offered by National car rentals in Victoria?

    National car rentals offer array of benefits to customers in Victoria. For instance, you can rent a vehicle of your choice without brand restriction. The National car rentals offer their customers an additional driver at no extra fees. The car rental has bonuses incurred on the airport fee. There is breakdown assistance offered to the customers’ rented cars. The car rental also offers customers an unlimited mileage but not for all cars.

  • Where are the best places to park National car rentals in Victoria?

    Parking is available for National car rentals in Victoria. Parking in Victoria is available in the form of on-street parking and lots. On-street parking is metered and is available in the on-street spaces downtown. Victoria City also operates five parklades and three parking lots. There are on-street parking places with variable rates and time limits to ensure flexibility and choice. Parking is free from 6pm -9am and all day on holidays.  During the chargeable times, you will be required to pay 2$ per hour at the pay station.

  • What is the most popular car hire from National in Victoria?

    Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from National in Victoria.

  • How many car hire locations does National have in Victoria?

    National has 4 hire locations in Victoria. Take a look at our National hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does National have a car hire location at the airport: Inner Harbour Seaplane Base airport (YWH)?

    No (according to our data)

  • Does National offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Inner Harbour Seaplane Base airport (YWH)?

    No (according to our data)